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Mario is Now Piloting a Gundam Mecha

There are several different series of <i>Gundam</i> mech models. There's the 1/144 scale High Grade series, the 1/100 scale Master Grade series, the insanely …

'The Crew' Driving Game Lets You Compete or Collaborate on the Road

E3 is often where we see the year’s biggest trends in gaming take shape. Some of the buzzwords right now are “open world,” “seamless coop” and …

Have you ever just taken the time to walk one of our many piers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast ... if not, you have no idea what you are missing! (photo by Madeline McDonald)

These Gadgets Are Designed To Help You Smash Bad Habits

“Pleasurable Troublemakers” help people have fun with self-improvement.<p>German designer and doctoral student Matthias Laschke knows self-improvement is hard work, so he thinks you should have fun while you’re at it. That’s why he and colleagues at the Folkwang University of Arts have created a …

This Inkless Pen Lets You Write Forever

Certain household items are constant reminders that nothing lasts forever. I’m talking about dulled razor blades, ink cartridges that end up costing …

4 Apps That Will Save You Time

Modern life comes with many hassles that eat up your precious time. There’s sorting through the daily influx of junk mail, waiting on hold for …

With Up Coffee App, Jawbone Pits Your Caffeine Habit Against Your Insomnia

If you sip a lot of coffee, tea or soda throughout the day, Jawbone has an app for you. Up Coffee, hitting Apple’s iOS App Store Thursday, is a free app that will estimate how much your caffeine intake impacts your sleep.

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A Laptop Charger The Size Of A Smartphone Charger

Using MIT Tech, the Dart is a laptop charger that is four times smaller than the bulky power brick you’re carrying with you now.<p>Thanks to solid state storage technology and super-efficient chips, our laptops are thinner than ever before. Why can’t the same be said for the enormous laptop chargers …

Delta Wants To Put You On A Flight With An Inspirational Business Leader

The airline and social network are combining digital and physical connections to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_-1LPRMD_4<p>The serendipitous meeting on a flight is the stuff of urban legend. We’ve all met someone who has a story about a marriage, business …

Bloodborne has an illness, a journey and a terribly twisted town

<i>Bloodborne</i> pilgrims seeking solace in an ancient city may not get what they're looking for, according to a PlayStation Blog post from Sony Japan Studio's Masaaki Yamagiwa.<p>Revealed at Sony's E3 2014 press conference, <i>Bloodborne</i> is a <i>Demon's Souls</i> and <i>Dark Souls</i>-like action role-playing game from the …

Amazon, Warner Home Video in standoff over 'Lego' preorders

Amazon is holding firm in its insistence on maximizing its profits on the home entertainment products it sells.<p>The e-retail giant has stopped allowing its customers to preorder hard copies of upcoming Warner Home Video disc launches, including "The Lego Movie," "Transcendence," and "300: Rise of an …

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White House mum on pleas from Iraq for airstrikes, as militants gain ground

The Obama administration reportedly has rebuffed calls from the Iraqi government to carry out airstrikes against Al Qaeda-aligned militants who are on a violent march that is threatening to take over the nation's north.<p>The insurgents have already seized several major cities, including Mosul and …

10 More Killed in Second Suspected U.S. Drone Attack in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — At least 10 more people, all suspected to be foreign militants, were killed in a second drone strike early Thursday in Pakistan's troubled North Waziristan tribal region.<p>The attack came in the same village, Tabi Tolkhel, only a few hours after six suspected militants were …

Play Far Cry 4 with friends on PS4 without owning a copy

Picture this: it's 20 November 2014, and you've just picked up<p><i>Far Cry 4</i>. You fancy running around the vast, mountainous setting of Kryat with some …