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20 Things That Will Help You Through Your Long Distance Relationship

The distance sure isn't easy, but it's worth every moment.

Your Mac may already be a Game Console thanks to Sony and Steam

One path that Apple could take if it ever decides to enter into the game console market is to take advantage of its position in iOS, and add gaming …

Bad AT-AT! - A Little Star Wars Humor

6 Hotel Deals for Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend

A quick getaway over Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend (January 17–20, 2014) proposes the perfect remedy for staving off winter boredom. Granted, …

Make a 3D figurine of yourself using the Kinect

For $59 a piece, consumers can make a full-color 3D print figurine of themselves through the Shapify.me web service using Microsft Kinect's 3D scanning technology, according 3D printing developers Artec Group<p>Users are free to scan any object "capable of maintaining the same pose and facial …

GHOSTBUSTERS - Do Ghosts Have Civil Rights?

Microsoft's Countdown to 2014 sale slashes Castlevania titles and DLC

Several Castlevania titles — including DLC such as extra stage content and character and music packs — are discounted by up to 66 percent off as part Microsoft's Countdown to 2014 Daily Deal Day 4, according to a post on the Major Nelson blog.<p>Discounted Castlevania games and DLC include the …

GameSalad heralds new $500K fund to entice developers to make games for Intel’s, Samsung’s new mobile OS

While Android and iOS battle it out for dominance in the mobile market, another battle rages for a distant third place between established mobile operating systems like Blackberry and Windows Phone as well as newcomers such as Mozilla‘s Firefox OS and Samsung/Intel‘s Tizen.<p>Tizen isn’t officially …

The Injustice Of The YouTube Content ID Crackdown Reveals Google's Dark Side

Right now, the gaming world is up in arms over a series of new Draconian measures that YouTube has implemented to slam content creators with copyright strikes, violation notices and revenue redistribution. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this discussed very little outside the gaming press, and I’m …

Everything you need to know about the YouTube copyright crisis and why you should care

At the center of this week's confusing thicket of news and outrage surrounding YouTube video game copyright sweep is a very simple issue.<p>It's about freedom-of expression and the ability of critics, commentators and journalists to speak to large numbers of people without fear of reprisals or …

New Trailers For Titanfall, Destiny, The Witcher 3 and More

All the weekend's announcements in one place.<p>If you were busy this weekend, there's a fairly strong chance that you may have missed the wealth of …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Designer Creates 12 Surreal Shoes Representing 12 Exes

<b>“Jetsetter” Jessica</b> <i><br>12 Shoes for 12 Lovers</i> is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. Each shoe boasts a unique design that reflects on a specific woman from his past. The twelve shoes …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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How to turn an Xbox One headset into a universal adapter

The Xbox One's headset can be turned into a universal adapter, as demonstrated by a tutorial from modder and Instructables user DragonballZ Deep.<p>DragonballZ Deep's adapter was used with a Turtle Beach product. To complete the mod, you'll need to take the Xbox One headset apart and rewire it to your …

Some of the nation’s largest companies are already planning for a carbon tax

Despite close ties to the Republican Party, Big Oil and others are planning for stricter climate policies<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>December 5, 2013 2:57pm (UTC)<p>The days of polluting the atmosphere for free are soon over, and a price on carbon is all but inevitable. At least, that's what some of the nation's …

The 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Of 2013

Men and women who, by virtue of their chutzpah and determination, built new companies, saved them from the brink of extinction, or forged new paths for others to follow.<p>To celebrate their creativity and bold innovation, we rounded up the business leaders who were major game-changers in tech, …

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Blizzard Dismisses Idea Of Free-to-Play 'World of Warcraft'

There was a lot of gaming news that came out of Activision’s earnings call last week and Blizzcon this weekend, but one item sort of slipped under the radar. Over the past few months, World of Warcraft lost 100,000 subscribers, and is down to 7.6 million total.<p>Or rather, World of Warcraft <i>only</i> lost …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

World's Most Idyllic Pools To Pamper Your Senses

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a dip in a refreshing pool or basking on its deck as you take in an amazing holiday in a far off, exotic …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>May<p>24<p>Thu<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>May<p>25<p>Fri<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Jul<p>10<p>Tue<p>Fedexfield, Hyattsville, MD<p>Aug<p>5<p>Sun<p>9:30 …

Porsche 918 Spyder configurator goes live

That didn't take long. The debut model of the new Porsche 918 Spyder is still thronged by onlookers at the Frankfurt Motor Show, while the German sports car maker is hard at work putting the first version of the supercar's configuration page online. Considering Porsche configurators are some of our …

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

Monoprice's Stealthy Transition Into PC Gaming Peripherals Is Worth Paying Attention To

It wasn’t long ago that when a friend asked where to purchase audio or video cables online at a <i>reasonable</i> price (I’m looking at you, Monster Cable), my answer was always Monoprice. That response remains, but the online retailer has stealthily expanded into several new product categories including …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, VA<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Chris Hennessee<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, …

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Crunching The Numbers: Can Dual $269 Nvidia GTX 760s Outperform A $999 Titan?

As NVIDIA’s trio of graphics card launches winds down with the mainstream-level GTX 760, and only sporadic rumors of AMD’s new Radeon 8000 series launching in October, we have a few months to evaluate the best and most cost-efficient upgrade options. You may be tempted by NVIDIA’s GTX 780, which …