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How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

Under Pressure From Gamers, Intel Pulls Advertising From Gamasutra

To stop discussion about representation of women in videogames, protesters are targeting the media.<p>More than a month after it began, ripples of the online protest known as “Gamergate” are still being felt. Having previously driven a feminist academic out of her home, protesters seeking to beat back …

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the 'Evolution' Drug Market

In the digital drug trade as in the physical one, taking out one kingpin only makes room for another ready to satisfy the market’s endless demand. In …

When You Can't Afford Sleep

Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.<p>NEW YORK—If it’s a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, Sam McCalman wakes up in his tiny one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush well before the nearest Starbucks opens for …

The new 'robocops' policing the poor | Politics

The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, of police in military gear riding heavy vehicles into a small town to "pacify" the protests surrounding the shooting of Mike Brown by a police officer earlier in August, bear a striking similarity to images we saw from a rather faraway place earlier in …

Falcon Northwest launches a screaming-fast PC with an eight-core Intel processor

PC gamers, it’s time to drool.<p>Falcon Northwest is launching a series of three new gamer PC desktops with new tech features enabled by Intel’s X99 chip set and its codenamed Haswell-E processor with eight computing cores, or brains.<p>The Medford, Ore.-based Falcon Northwest is a boutique maker of …

Shakshuka with Grains and Feta

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals that anyone can make -- whether you're in your first apartment or feeding a hangry family.</i><p><i>Today: Call up some friends, poach some eggs in tomato</i> …

Governments are buying tools that track your phone nearly anywhere

Don't think that widespread cellphone surveillance is the sole province of big nations like the US and UK; apparently, it's within reach of just about any country with enough cash and willing carriers. The <i>Washington Post</i> understands that "dozens" of countries have bought or leased surveillance …

A quick history of Source 2, the possibly released engine that may power Half-Life 3

It appeared as if Valve had soft-launched the Source 2 engine in a recent update to the massively popular <i>Dota 2</i>, but the company has yet to confirm if the game is running on the new engine, or is simply benefiting from the work being done on the new engine, or if we're just grasping at …

As Hiroshima Day dawns, why are we still tempting nuclear fate?

If some extraterrestrial species were compiling a history of homo sapiens, they might well break their calendar into two eras: BNW (before nuclear weapons) and NWE (the nuclear weapons era). The latter era, of course, opened on 6 August 1945, the first day of the countdown to what may be the …

The lavish homes of American archbishops

Clearly, "lifestyles of the rich and religious" doesn't cut it for Pope Francis.<p>The pontiff has said it "breaks my heart" to see priests and nuns driving the latest-model cars.<p>He's blasted "airport bishops" who spend more time jet-setting than tending to their flocks.<p>And he's warned against church …

What does it really cost to open an indie studio? All your money, most of your life

It is common to hear about game companies having crushing financial woes in the games press.<p>It can be observed in companies of all sizes, from THQ going under to 38 Studios defaulting on millions of debts to the recent <i>Yogsventure</i> project fiasco.<p>I've seen the people behind these projects judged very …

Your chicken is about to get more full of feces

If you buy your chicken from the supermarket, here are a few things about its life that might make you less eager to eat it. As a chick, your chicken's beak was cut off so that it wouldn't attack other chickens in the overcrowded cage in which it was raised. Your chicken was fed so much grain so …

Strange bedfellows: Putin, the Chomskyite left and the ghosts of the Cold War

So-called radicals who side with the Russian despot on Ukraine are stuck in a poisoned Cold War narrative<p>One of the weirder side effects of the Ukraine crisis and the West’s heated confrontation with Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been the reappearance of all kinds of complicated ideological rifts and …

Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

How best to rip 1,500 music CDs? Your tech questions answered

<b>Q My large (1,500-strong) CD collection consists of classical music and jazz. If I were to rip the collection as a backup to an external drive and/or place the files in the cloud, I would want to retain the quality with Aiff/Wav or compression to Apple Lossless (m4a) with the idea of being able to</b> …

6 PC Gaming Alternatives to Steam

PC Gamers have more options than ever.<p>Valve may have a very steady grip on the digital distribution market, but that doesn't mean Steam should be …