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Apple’s Android switching plan

Apple thought to have agreed to develop a simple tool to help consumers shift data such as contacts, music and photos if they move to Android<p>Apple is under pressure from mobile operators to make it easier for customers to switch between the iPhone and smartphones that use Google’s Android software, …

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Exercise for the brain: Why 3-D video games might actually be good for your kid

The late film critic Roger Ebert famously declared that video games could never be art, much to the outrage of die-hard gamers everywhere. While the artistic value of classics like "Portal" or "Doom" continues to be at matter of debate, another group of skeptics about the value of video games -- …

7 secular pilgrimages that could change your life | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Pilgrimages aren't only for the religious.<p>They can be fun and inspiring, challenging yet rewarding and don't necessarily involve prayer.<p>The best ones, however, do involve a bit of a trek.<p>Even if don't "find yourself" along the way, you'll definitely find something to tell your friends about …

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Feature-length Mario Warfare released! Relive all your favorite moments at once【Video】

If you enjoyed YouTube hit <i>Mario Warfare</i> when it first streamed you can now watch it in its full, uncut version. And if you’ve never seen Mario …

What NOT to do in Japan

Pachinko is one of the few ways to legally gamble in Japan, but don’t be lured into a parlor thinking you’ll see attractions like those of Vegas. The …

Your Favorite Video Games, Damaged by Porn

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, <i>Tomb Raider</i>… Avid Kotaku readers (and/or consumers of adult entertainment) know that actual porn parody movies exist …

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A Novelist's Most Important Tool

<i>by Warren Adler via IndieReader</i><p>An idea storms your consciousness. You scramble to jot it down before it dissipates. What do you reach for? Do you type that brilliant line of dialogue on your phone or do you reach for your trusty notepad? If so, what kind of notebook is it? Are the pages lined or …

The top 20 K-Pop tracks of 2015

As you may already know, the world of K-Pop in 2015 was <i>huge</i>. Laden with expensive comebacks and debuts, lawsuits, expectations, hype and triumphs, our favourite artists dominated with full schedules, and K-Pop’s game-changing big leagues – 2NE1’s CL, BTS and Big Bang – continued to gain traction in …

Best Fallout 4 PC Mods

Fallout 4 has only been out for a few weeks, but there are already plenty of mods available for the PC version. With so many fun and interesting mods to discover, we've decided to compile some of the best mods that the game's passionate community have made so far. Check out what we've found! And if …

11 best Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings

There’s a lot that’s great about <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>: It’s an excuse to drink and smoke with friends, it’s a heady brew of about a million different …

The nine circles of hell from Dante's Inferno recreated in Lego by Mihai Mihu - Telegraph

What was it like to be a Nintendo game play counselor?

With so many entertainment options available to consumers today, the bygone era of all-encompassing Nintendo mania in America seems quaint. During …

Best Practices for Selling Your Book to Agents and Editors (or How to Avoid Being Delusional About Getting Published)

Deciding you're ready to publish is a huge deal; it's also the point where you hand over control to someone else, putting the power in the hands of an agent, an editor, the universe.<p>Most writers have traditional publishing aspirations. They want an agent to fall in love with their project and …

12 Tips For Training Like An Army Soldier

With a little hard work, you too can make the cut. Find out more at goarmy.com.<p>Consult with a medical professional to decide what exercise is safe and healthy for you.

Boxing Is More Brutal Than Mixed Martial Arts

You’re pretty likely to get your butt kicked in either one, though<p>Mixed martial arts (MMA) has a reputation for being vicious and violent that has been tough to shake. Fighters often leave the ring with blood dripping from their faces; last year, celebrity and champion Ronda Rousey told a radio …

How to Make Temporary Tattoos

Personalized temporary tattoos make the best little stocking stuffers or secret snowflake gifts. Create your own artwork, or find clip art online, …

The BBC Is Bringing a Beloved Book Series Back from the Dead

Your mileage may vary when it comes to the 2007 film <i>The Golden Compass</i>. But love it or hate it, fans of <i>His Dark Materials</i>, the <b>Philip Pullman</b> book series it was based on, had to have been disappointed that the underperforming franchise never made it past its first installment. We didn’t even get to …

America's most popular sandwiches

<b>(CNN) —</b> White or wheat? Mayo or mustard? Hero or gyro?<p>However you slice it -- and there are a million ways -- almost everyone has a favorite sandwich.<p>The origins of the hands-on meal date back centuries, but it was popularized in 1700s England by John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, who …

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Low-carb and Mediterranean diets beat low-fat plans for losing weight – report

Analysis published under the Lancet banner involved more than 68,000 people and finds that sugar was used to bulk up ‘low-fat’ foods<p>Low-fat diets are not as effective as low carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets for losing weight, according to a major new study, but it also concludes that no diets …

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12 American National Parks You Need To Add To Your Bucket List

Explore The Subway Top-Down | Photo: Chris Burkard<p>American writer, historian, and environmentalist, Wallace Stegner, once said that the National Parks are "the best idea we ever had". We couldn't agree more. The only problem - and it's definitely a good problem - is there are so many parks and so …

What is a Dyson sphere?

Are some advanced civilizations in our galaxy now collecting all of the energy emitted by their stars? If so, we would call their energy-collecting …

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A taco with Middle Eastern roots

Made in Mexico but born in Beirut: al pastor tacos are a spit-roasted fusion of two cultures. But it’s the secret spices and soul that makes them so special.<p>I wasn’t exactly at the Mexican version of Benihana, but it felt like it. The <i>taquero</i>, or taco maker, had just shaved off a juicy piece of pork …

Watch This Homemade Railgun Fire A Projectile Into A Cantaloupe

Thwack!<p>Railguns scream science fiction. Hobbyists love making these rifles, which use electromagnetic forces to rapidly accelerate a magnetic metal slug before hurling it into the air. This design, by YouTube user xtamared, is hardly the first homemade railgun, but it’s one of the biggest. Here, …

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Infographic: Easy airport hacks to make flying suck less

NO ONE LIKES AIRPORTS. No one likes crappy, expensive food and seats that are specifically designed to keep you from laying down and getting a …

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Is this the kindest way to cope with Alzheimer's?

Validation therapy, a new approach to dementia, suggests you should not force the sufferer to face reality. Fiona Gibson agrees<p>Mum had been invited to a seafarers’ charity coffee morning at a church in Leith. “I want to go to this,” she said, waving the letter at me when I dropped by to see her. …

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