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A Week Into the Shutdown, Government Buys $47,174 Mechanical Bull

On Monday, at exactly 10:43 a.m., the government approved the purchase of a $47,174 mechanical bull for the Utah National Guard. At the same time, …

Pat Robertson Thinks Low-Carb Diets Violate God’s Principles

Gay-hating, women-hating, child-hating, and education-hating monster Pat Robertson wants you to know that your gluten-hating lifestyle will send you …

Mad Catz's Android console, Mojo, launching Dec. 10 for $249.99

Mad Catz's Mojo, an Android-based micro-console for televisions, will be available Dec. 10 for $249.99, the company announced today.<p>It will cost £219.99 in the U.K. and €249.99 in Europe.<p>Mad Catz announced the Mojo during E3 2013 as a high-end alternative to the low-cost Android micro-consoles that …

Eminem's 'Survival' video co-stars the dog from Call of Duty: Ghosts

The new video for Eminem's "Survival," a track from the upcoming album <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i>, is slathered in cross-promotional imagery lifted from <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, including a guest appearance from a dog that resembles Riley the German Shepard.<p>The video for the song that debuted at …

Need for Speed Rivals hits PS4 and Xbox One Nov. 22 in North America

<i>Need for Speed Rivals</i> is headed to next-gen consoles in North America Nov. 22, Electronic Arts confirmed today.<p>The racing game will arrive in Europe Nov. 22 on Xbox One and Nov. 29 on PS4. It will hit PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC in North America Nov. 19 and Nov. 22 in Europe.<p>For more on …

GTA Online: BobbyA1984 Rags to Riches Journey Ep. 2 - Crew Bonding - IGN Video

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Russian government wants to help produce patriotic games

The Russian Military History Society is working with video game developers to produce "patriotic" video games that promote "historically truthful" events, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>"A video game has to have not only an entertainment value, but it also has to teach and be conducive to …

Assassin's Creed IV modern-day setting is mostly optional, says Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag players will be required to leave the Animus five times throughout the game to take part in the game's modern-day setting, Ubisoft has said.<p>Game Director Ashraf Ismail said on the Ubisoft blog that players will be required to exit the Animus in order to progress the …

GTA Online: Calling In An Airstrike - Merryweather Security - IGN Video

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Guinness claims GTAV day-one sales total 11.2 million copies

Grand Theft Auto V sold 11.21 million copies during its first 24 hours on sale last month, driving $815.7 million in revenue, according to a release today from Guinness World Records.<p>Take-Two Interactive has confirmed only that GTAV generated $800 million in 24 hours and $1 billion in three days. …

BlackBerry lays off 300 head office employees

BlackBerry Ltd. is laying off about 300 head office employees this week as part of a broader cost-cutting plan that will reduce its work force by about 40 per cent.<p>The Waterloo, Ont.-based company began handing out the notices on Monday, although the cuts have been ongoing across its global …

iPhone developers: Not optimizing for iOS 7 will cost you big $$$

Software testing service uTest, which analyzes more than 80 million reviews with its mobile app analytics tool Applause, is revealing some attention-grabbing numbers that might make app developers think twice about delaying iOS 7 updates.<p>Especially major apps like WhatsApp, which is getting …

WhatsApp website attacked by Palestinian hackers

WhatsApp, the popular free messaging app, was hacked and defaced yesterday — but don’t worry, it was only the website.<p>A group, which calls itself the KDMS Team of Plaestinian [sic] Hackers” took over the company’s domain whatsapp.com posting pro-Palestine messages and threats toward anonymity. One …

Panasonic will stop selling plasma TVs by March 2014, says Reuters

Panasonic may have developed its final plasma TV panel, but the company said it planned to continue sales into 2014 at least, noting its "responsibility" to customers. The reality may be towards the shorter end of that timeframe, however, as Reuters reports that Panasonic will exit the plasma …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Shutdown worsens historic blizzard that killed tens of thousands of South Dakota cattle

An unusually early and enormous snowstorm over the weekend caught South Dakota ranchers and farmers unprepared, killing tens of thousands of cattle and ravaging the state's $7 billion industry — an industry left without assistance because of the federal government shutdown.<p>As many as 75,000 cattle …

Firefighters Help Man Remove Penis From a Toaster

A London man called the London Fire Brigade to report that his penis was stuck in a toaster. While the firefighters were not given a sufficient …

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Grand Theft Auto Online - GTA Online: The Fastest Way to Make Money (Cheat/Exploit) - IGN Video

You can use this slightly devious exploit to replay money-making missions infinitely in GTA Online and make a million bucks in a single (kind of …

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A Grand Theft Auto 5 tale, as narrated by Morgan Freeman

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s shocking world of murder, theft and golf is a much more soothing place when it's narrated by Morgan Freeman — or in this case, Morgan Freeman impersonator Jason Stephens.<p>Machinima shared a video of Stephens' spot on impression via its YouTube channel. The video follows one of</i> …

GTA Online: How to Create a Crew

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Xbox One’s Kinect won't harvest marketing data, Microsoft says

Xbox One's Kinect will not record marketing data from its users, Microsoft recently told All Things D.<p>This is in response to Advertising Age's story last week, which reportedly misinterpreted a quote from marketing and strategy vice president Yusuf Mehdi. Mehdi's original statement concerns …

Time Warner Cable buys high-speed fiber Internet firm DukeNet for $600M

Internet service provider company Time Warner Cable is set to acquire fiber optic network firm DukeNet in a deal with $600 million, the companies announced today.<p>DukeNet is a regional fiber network that supplies service to North Carolina, South Carolina, and five other states. The purchase will …

Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by …

Samsung asks Obama to block import ban set for midnight on Tuesday

President Obama made one of the easiest decision of his tenure in August when he acceded to Apple’s(s aapl) request to overrule an obscure agency …

Billionaire couple donates $10 million to Head Start programs closed by U.S. government shutdown

A philanthropic billionaire couple pledged up to $10 million in an effort to fund Head Start programs that could no longer operate due to the ongoing government shutdown, officials announced on Monday.<p>Laura and John Arnold provided the money needed to reopen the seven Head Start programs in six …