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Scott Stapp: 60-Day Psychiatric Hold Requested for Creed Singer

"I'm going to step back and let God control everything from here on," Creed singer writes in new statement after taking down his jarring testimonial<p>A …

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It looks like Destiny’s getting a higher level cap, new gear, and harder Strikes in December

We already knew that <i>Destiny</i> was due for some downloadable content in December 2014, in the form of <i>The Dark Below</i> expansion, but newly unearthed …

Gaming

Destiny PvP Event The Iron Banner Hits This Week

Players fight in a Fireteam of six Guardians.<p>Destiny is set to hold player-versus-player event The Iron Banner from October 7-14, where players will …

Destiny's story, explained

YouTube user Marszie has undertaken a daunting task: to recap and explain the story of <i>Destiny</i>. In a video fittingly named "<i>Destiny</i>'s story in 4 minutes (give or take ten minutes)," he goes through the entire plot, within the context of how the story elements relate to the tasks given to the …

The Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes

GalleryThe Vegan Experience: 85 Great Vegan Recipes<p>The third annual Vegan Experience has come to a close, leaving us with another 25 recipes to bulk out our collection. From warming soups and light salads to greasy snacks and hearty mains, we've got a whopping total of 85 standout vegan dishes to …

Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison to Appear on Postage Stamps

Michael Jackson, Janis Joplin, James Brown stamps also in the works<p>Philatelists rejoice: The U.S. Postal Service will unravel several lines of …

22 Easy One-Pot Meals With No Meat

Because doing dishes SUCKS.

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How Little 'Twitter' Became A Magnificent Money Machine

"It was an email that said, 'We have to move really, really fast. There's no time to rest because we have a massive opportunity in front of us," recalled Anamitra Banerji, who headed the team that built Twitter's first advertising product. "It was kind of crazy because we were all on break, but …

Social Media

Twitter S-1 Shows It’s Growing Fast, but Still Losing Money

Twitter's long awaited S-1 reveals that the company is growing rapidly, derives most of its revenue from mobile and is used in nearly every country …

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Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

Tales from the Borderlands details coming at SXSW 2014 panel

<i>Tales from the Borderlands</i> developers Telltale Games and Gearbox Software will divulge the first details about the game during a panel at SXSW 2014, Telltale announced today.<p>The studios will explain how they came to work together on the project, as well as their plan for the episodic series. …

Where are they now? An update on 10 of gaming’s biggest Kickstarters

You see a great idea on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter and immediately get excited. Maybe it’s a beloved studio trying to raise the cash to create a new game, or maybe you see a developer looking to reboot a childhood favorite. You click on the “Back this Project” button and hand the …

'BioShock Infinite' Developer Irrational Games Shutting Down

The studio behind the successful <i>BioShock</i> franchise, Irrational Games, is shutting down. In a blog post at the developer’s webpage, director Ken Levine explains the reasons for the closure.<p>“While I’m deeply proud of what we’ve accomplished together, my passion has turned to making a different kind …

Titanfall Maps, Monsters and Story Details to Blow Your Mind

Creatures will "walk or fly around levels harmlessly until people interfere. Others will attack when you just stare at them."<p>We've managed to get The …

Everything we know about the new Foo Fighters album

<b>The lead up to the release of the Foo Fighters' 8th full length LP is truly underway with a rather excited Dave Grohl telling everyone that it's</b> …

Bonnaroo will be broadcast on Xbox devices this June

The Bonnaroo music festival takes places every year in Manchester, Tenn., but those who own Xbox devices will be able to watch this June from their consoles.<p>According to a post on Xbox Wire, the "interactive television event" will be broadcast in high definition where available, present viewers …

Muse: 'We like pushing it as far as we can'

On the eve of a new tour and album, The 2nd Law, Muse talk Olympics, conspiracy theories and giving up booze<p>Ever since the early days of Muse, frontman Matt Bellamy and drummer Dom Howard have shared a running joke about success. Before each major concert, each step up the ladder, Bellamy turns to …

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

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Xbox Fitness hosts nearly 1.5M workouts in two months, looks to other platforms

The Xbox One has been home to nearly a million and a half virtual workouts since the console launched in November, thanks to the Xbox Fitness app, according to Microsoft.<p>"We've been pretty happy with the pick up," said Dave McCarthy, general manager for Lifestyle Entertainment at Microsoft Studios. …

Cliff Bleszinski says he won't work on the new Gears of War

Former Gears of War design director Cliff Bleszinski took to his blog today to say that he won't be working on any new Gears of War games from Black Tusk Studios and Microsoft.<p>Microsoft announced this morning that it acquired the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games and that series producer Rod …

Friends List: Who benefits from Microsoft's acquisition of Gears of War from Epic Games?

We were going to try to redo Friday's episode today since the episode didn't really happen last week due to technical difficulties. But now we'll be doing that tomorrow, so that on today's episode we can talk about this morning's big breaking <i>Gears of War</i> news.<p>Today on Friends List, Editor-at-Large …

Grand Theft Auto 5 PS3 mod turns Los Santos into a waterworld

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> players on PlayStation 3 can turn their time in Los Santos into an underwater adventure with a mod that brings the city beneath the ocean waves.<p>According to modder "Bushigan," sinking Los Santos requires a modded PS3 console, since players are going to have to shuffle some files …

Despite strong PlayStation 4 launch, Sony’s credit rating drops to ‘junk’ status

Sony had a successful PlayStation 4 launch during the holiday season, but Moody’s Investors Service has still cut the Japanese company’s credit rating to “junk” status.<p>Japan’s largest electronics maker is still struggling to win in the smartphone and tablet markets, even as demand is shrinking for …

Scientists explain how classical music changes the world

"You've finally reached a level of twaddle that prompts me to stop reading your blog" commented a reader on my recent post <i>What quantum entanglement</i> …

The Sacred Geometry Of Music

<b>The Sacred Geometry Of Music</b> <b><br>by Andrew Lorimer</b><p>Music uses the laws of vibration to manifest aurally what exists at the center of everything. Into our …

Electric Guitar