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Leeroy Jenkins creator releases never seen before cut to raise awareness about net neutrality

Leeroy returns for a good cause<p>Leeroy Jenkins has returned once more to ruin <i>World of Warcraft</i> raids, but this time for a good cause. The creators of the infamous meme released a never-before-seen dry run of the botched attack, this time with the hopes of raising awareness about net neutrality.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

Donald Trump accidentally admits Republican tax bill was deceptively sold as boost to middle classes

President Donald Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation on Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party …

Donald Trump

The Other Tech Bubble

<b>In September,</b> I met with a prominent entrepreneur looking for positive press on his new project. Meetings like these are a common, usually formulaic, …

This is the new Tesla Roadster

This chatbot will tackle scammers by wasting their time

An online safety organisation based in New Zealand, has developed an artificially intelligent email bot has a new approach to the problem of email scammers.<p>The Re:scam bot, which was developed by Netsafe, tackles email spammers and scammers by wasting their time. Any time you get a scam email, you …

What the Hell Just Happened in Virginia?

Did Democrats win? Or did Republicans lose? And what role did Trump play? 17 political watchers dissect the election results.<p>It didn’t take long. As soon as it became clear that Democrats would sweep Tuesday’s elections, politicians and political organizations on both sides of the aisle quickly …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Nutrition

This tiny mint box is actually a gaming console packing a Raspberry Pi

Watch out, Nintendo: Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are building their own gaming consoles and this latest one is actually pretty awesome.<p>Using a Raspberry Pi computer and an Altoids mint box, recreational inventor and YouTuber Sudomod has designed a fully-functioning gaming device that actually fits in …

Raspberry Pi

Jeff Flake's Speech And The White House Response Was The Trump Presidency In A Nutshell

In Trumpland, political might always makes right.<p>The story of the Donald Trump presidency ― of a politician repeatedly violating the norms of politics and basic civility, then getting away with it ― played out in vivid form within the span of one remarkable hour on Tuesday afternoon.<p>It started on …

New IIHS crash test could make life harder for automakers

When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety created its small-overlap front crash test, it only tested the driver's side of the car, but that's now changed.<p>The IIHS has introduced a passenger-side version of the small-overlap front crash test, in order to ensure that front passengers receive …

She’s 26, and Brought Down Uber’s C.E.O. What’s Next?

SAN FRANCISCO — Susan Fowler was, she recalls, “over the moon” in January 2016. At 24, she had just snagged her dream job as a site reliability engineer at Uber, which had recruited her by telling her the ride-hailing company was a “super-women-friendly” place to work, boasting 25 percent female …

Our rivers and lakes contain a scary number of pesticides and pharmaceuticals

And they only tested for a fraction of the 85,000 known chemicals<p>From pesticides to caffeine, chemicals that affect living organisms are making their way into the nation’s rivers and streams. That's the conclusion reached by a pair of complimentary studies by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the …

Pesticides

FEMA Deletes Information About Lack of Water and Electricity in Puerto Rico

The FEMA website has been an important tool for keeping Americans up to date on disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. But …

Engineering at the edge: Mark Chapman on breaking records and greater goals

The Bloodhound Project is on a mission to smash the current land-speed record – with a 13-metre-long car harnessing a jet engine.<p>In engineering …

Aviation

This is the headless cat pillow you never knew you wanted

On first blush, I wasn't quite sure what to make of Yukai Engineering's Qoobo, but as soon as I picked the thing up it was pretty clear that it didn't matter. It's adorable and I couldn't stop petting it and that's pretty much the point. Qoobo is, basically, a fluffy plush pillow with a tail. It's …

Air Force Veteran: 'I Feel Deeply Honored' When NFL Players Take A Knee

Some say kneeling during the national anthem disrespects the military. One vet strongly disagrees.<p>Those who criticize NFL players’ protests during the national anthem often argue that the gesture is disrespectful to American military veterans.<p>But one veteran has heard enough of the debate and is …

Anthem Protests

Aston Martin's submarine will match your hypercar

Ultra-rich Aston Martin fans are getting another super exclusive vehicle to sink money into.<p>Triton, a Florida-based submarine manufacturer, announced Thursday that it's teaming up with Aston Martin to develop Project Neptune, a three-passenger submarine, that'll take its owners from the deck of …

Student's Overwatch Concept Art Is So Good, Even Blizzard Is Talking About It

One Thai computer art student gave the <i>Overwatch</i> community something we didn’t even know we wanted, and now, a lot of us want it very badly.<p>Yesterday, …

You Can Use A Kinect For Full Body Tracking In SteamVR; Here’s How

When HTC releases the Vive Tracker universal tracking devices to the consumer market before the end of the year, it will enable full-body tracking in …

Kia Proceed Concept is a sleek Stinger-y wagon

Kia's showing us a little more of the beautiful wagon concept it teased last week ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show. And we like what we see.<p>The Kia Proceed Concept will debut in Frankfurt next week. It's meant to give us an idea of what the next-generation Cee'd family will look like, a lineup we …

Fans Remaking Tomb Raider 2 In Unreal Engine 4

The new <i>Tomb Raider</i> games are great, but sometimes you just want to go back and play the classics. And sometimes you want to go back and play the …

F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, a milestone that is expected to transform treatment in the coming years.<p>The new therapy turns a patient’s cells into a “living drug,” and trains them to …

Cancer

Panasonic's roving mini fridge serves you sake where you sit

Panasonic wants to reimagine your smart home with a remote-control compact sake fridge.<p>We've seen some seriously awesome stuff at Europe's largest tech conference. But Panasonic's roving mini fridge/sake server might be the coolest yet.<p>According to Panasonic, this device is linked to a database …

Remote Controls

Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated]

The story in the <i>New York Times</i> this week was unsettling: The New America Foundation, a major think tank, was getting rid of one of its teams of …

Booster raises $20 million to fill your car at work

Filling up your car can be a hassle, especially when there are lines at the gas station. It also costs too much because part of it is covering real estate costs.<p>A startup called Booster thinks it has a solution for this and is partnering with major employers to send its gas trucks to office parking …

Yes, ‘Wolfenstein 2’ is about Trump and the alt-right — even if it was never supposed to be

I’m walking through a detailed recreation of downtown Roswell, New Mexico, in 1961. Confetti falls from the sky against a backdrop of Nazi flags as …

13 Trump Scandals You Forgot About

Any other year, one of these could have derailed a presidency.<p>The first six months of the Trump presidency have been a whirlwind of Russia-related news, with revelations about the Kremlin’s attempt to sway the election and the Trump campaign’s possible role in the effort surfacing nearly every day. …

Donald Trump

Lenovo's Folding Tablet Prototype Is My Dream Gadget

At Lenovo’s Tech World conference in San Francisco last week, the company showed off Folio, a fully-functional prototype with flexible screen that …