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Top 10 New Species of 2014

A raccoon relative, an ice-loving anemone, and a tough but tender shrimp head up this year's list.<p>Forty years ago, Ringerl the olinguito had a problem: Her human matchmakers kept setting her up on bad dates. How bad? They weren't even males of her own species.<p>That indignity was belatedly righted …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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The Internet Is Burning

Online security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse.<p>Why? Well — …

Google Fiber teams up with Netflix in fight against Comcast's internet tolls

The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules<p>Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon yesterday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection …

Far Cry 4 creative director comments on controversial box art

Some controversy has emerged over the box art for Far Cry 4, prompting Ubisoft creative director Alex Hutchinson to comment on the matter in the hopes of clearing things up.<p>The box art, which is one of only two images released for the game so far, appears to show a white man sitting on the ruined …

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How to share your Steam gaming library with friends and family

Valve’s new family sharing features allow up to five accounts to access a single person’s library. Here’s what you need to know to set it up.<p>Valve offers thousands of new and old games from hundreds of big name and independent publishers in one convenient place, its Steam digital distribution …

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Dean Kamen's DARPA-Funded Prosthetic Arm Gets FDA Approval

From a company founded by the Segway inventor, the arm is the first of its kind to receive approval for sale.<p>For eight years now, the DEKA prosthetic arm -- a DARPA-funded project aimed at improving the lives of amputees -- has been moving slowly toward FDA approval. Now, right on schedule, the …

A Question Of Biggitude: What's The Largest Creature On Earth?

What's the biggest living thing on Earth? I can think of two. I'm not sure which is biggest, but neither of them is a blue whale. These are weirder. Much, much weirder.<p>One is a tree. The other eats trees.<p>This is the tree.<p>Now, I know this looks like more than one tree. If you were counting, it looks …

North Korea publishes awful things about Obama

It's an article that almost escaped notice: A "screed" published by the Korean Central News Agency that was, unlike most of its pieces, not translated into English.<p>But blogger Josh Stanton spotted it, and what follows under the headline "Divine retribution for the juvenile delinquent Obama!" is …

Scientists create the first life form with 'alien' DNA

Researchers in California have for the first time created an organism whose genetic code comprises six letters, instead of four. This means that the bacterium, described in a study published in <i>Nature</i> today, is the first life form to contain artificial genetic building blocks.<p>When biologists talk …

WildStar Dev Says MMOs Need to Justify Their Sub Fees

"We’re extremely fair and nothing’s hidden behind paywalls."<p>WildStar's game design producer has defended MMO subscription fees, likening them to …

Woman Puts Deus Ex On Computer Chip In Her Hand

Zoe Quinn doesn't just make heartfelt, experimental games like <i>Depression Quest.</i>She's also pretty set on becoming a cyborg, judging from the cyberpunk …

Putin to Ukraine rebels: postpone secession vote | Reuters

DONETSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine to postpone a vote on secession just five days before it was to be held, potentially pulling Ukraine back from the brink of violent dismemberment.<p>It was the first sign the Kremlin leader …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

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Rains too much even for weather-toughened Gulf Coast

From building-crushing hurricanes to killer sinkholes, Gulf Coast residents have seen a lot. But even these battle-tested veterans of the weather wars are marveling at torrential rains that washed out bridges and roads, sent chest-high water into homes and forced major military bases to shut down …

Report: Kadokawa acquires Dark Souls developer From Software

Kadokawa plans to purchase majority stake in Dark Souls and Armored Core series developer From Software, the Japanese corporation announced, where the developer will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Kadokawa group.<p>Kadokawa will purchase 80 percent of From Software stock and the deal is …

'Watch Dogs' adds real guilt to fake killing

The defining experience of every <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>-style game is running over pedestrians with cars. Typically, I think nothing of it — they’re not really people, after all. They might look a little bit like you and me, but they are devoid of personality, of consciousness, of soul. So when I’m …

George R.R. Martin Comments On Controversial 'Game Of Thrones' Scene

<i>Spoilers through Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the books it’s based on follow.</i><p>We’ve already discussed the weird scene in last Sunday’s episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>What was once a disturbing, but ultimately consensual, sex-scene in the book, transformed into a rape scene between Jaime and Cersei …

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. …

Notch: Minecraft on Oculus Canceled, 'Facebook Creeps Me Out'

Rift-compatible version of Minecraft isn't happening.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p><b>Update:</b> Markus "Notch" Persson has further detailed his thoughts on the …

Google blows up cloud pricing; your move, Amazon

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sergej Khakimullin<p>So the most commonly heard comment at Google Cloud Platform Live was: How will …

21 Iraqi militants die after explosion at bomb-making class

Glitch set off device at lesson on how to make car bombs and explosive belts near town of Samarra, north of Baghdad<p>Iraqi officials say militants accidentally set off their own car bomb at a training camp north of Baghdad, leaving 21 dead.<p>A police officer said the militants were attending a lesson …

Zoo threatened for killing giraffe

Denmark zoo says it had to kill the giraffe to avoid inbreeding.<p>BERLIN — A Danish zoo said Monday it is getting hate mail from around the world for having killed a young giraffe to prevent inbreeding, and then feeding it to the zoo's lions.<p>"I've got about 1,500 text messages and e-mails, most of …

Obama Administration Considering Drone Strike on U.S. Citizen

The Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is con­sid­er­ing a drone strike to kill a U.S. cit­izen it says is a mem­ber of al-Qaida, of­fi­cials said Monday.<p>The …

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EA’s ability to enrage its own customers is a rare talent

For the past two years, Electronic Arts has been named the “Worst Company in America” by <i>Consumerist</i> readers… and it stands a damn good chance of …

US retailer TigerDirect accepts Bitcoin payments

The retailer of electronics and computing products gives the digital currency a bit more legitimacy and utility.<p>TigerDirect.com, a significant US retailer of electronics products, announced Thursday it will accept payments made in the Bitcoin currency.<p>The move is a small but notable step in the …

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One Of World's Rarest Video Games Is On eBay

If you're a Nintendo fan with a few thousand bucks to spare, have we got a deal for you!<p>An extremely rare Nintendo World Championships NES game cartridge has surfaced and is currently for sale on eBay. The bidding started at $4,999 on Jan. 18, but the ante has been upped to over $7,000 as of Friday …

Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt

Discovery of 3,600-year-old body of King Senebkay confirms existence of forgotten dynasty<p>The 3,600-year-old remains of a forgotten pharaoh unearthed this month in southern Egypt may be the first of several significant discoveries in a previously ignored burial ground that rivals the Valley of the …