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The 8 most unceremonious deaths of television characters

As “The Simpsons” kills off a beloved character, here are some others who were axed in the cruelest ways possible<p>Prachi Gupta<p>September 30, 2014 2:10pm (UTC)<p>Even devout "Simpsons" fans, who have lowered expectations for the last dozen seasons or so, were irritated with the show for killing off Rabbi …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

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Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Wi-Fi-driven mobile carrier Scratch Wireless launches its ‘free’ service in beta

After months of conducting trials behind the scenes, virtual operator Scratch Wireless is opening up its cellular-as-a-last-resort service to the …

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor: Orcs Are No Longer the Scariest Thing in Mordor

Meet Talion, the part human, part wraith terror of Mordor.<p>You don’t have to play many video games to find expendable enemies. Cannon fodder, they’re …

Geek Chic: The Rise of Gamer Clothing

Apparel for the discerning.<p>Over the past few years, it’s become a lot more stylish to be a nerd. You’ve probably seen teenagers proudly walking …

Huckabee: My adventures in radio

Mike Huckabee’s nearly two years behind the mic interviewing politicians, pop culture icons and one guest responsible for “absolutely the most awkward, uncomfortable conversation” he’s ever had ended abruptly when his talk radio show went off the air earlier this month.<p>The former Arkansas governor …

Paris Hilton Claims To Be One Of The Top Five DJs In The World. And She Might Be Right.

TMZ is covering Paris Hilton again and I decided to see what my old friend was up to in life. Seems that someone asked how her career as an electronic musician was panning out and Hilton replied by saying she was one of the top five DJs in the entire world. If Paris Hilton is a top notch DJ then …

Shaking the 8-Ball: Apollo 8's Alternative Mission Profiles

<i>Want to (sort of) relive Apollo 8? In honour of the 45th anniversary of this awesome flight, I’ll be live tweeting major mission events, complete with relevant images and video clips, starting with crew ingress at 4:58 am EST on December 21! Follow me, @astVintageSpace, for a</i> …

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Google's Top Trending Video Games Of 2013 List Is Full Of Surprises

Google has released its annual Zeitgeist, which includes a bunch of top-10 lists of popular and trending searches, including the most talked about and searched for games of 2013.<p>“The 2013 Zeitgeist site provides 1000+ top-10 lists of popular and trending searches from 72 countries,” according to …

Find black holes while you’re on the bus

“With a large enough sample from your classifications, we can pick out black holes at different stages and build a better picture of their origins.” …

Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu Join 'Warcraft' – /Film

The primary cast for <b>Warcraft</b>, directed by <b>Duncan Jones</b> (<i>Moon</i>, <i>Source Code</i>) was announced weeks ago, but we’ve got a couple new names.<p><b>Clancy Brown</b>, who …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Poll: Can the economy rescue Obama from Obamacare?

WASHINGTON — The fate of President Obama's second term is emerging as a battle between improving news about the economy and souring views of his signature health care law.<p>A year-end USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll chronicles what a drag the Affordable Care Act has become on Obama's reputation, …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

The NSA Has Been Infiltrating Online Games

Looking for terrorists in World of Warcraft<p>The National Security Agency, still under the microscope because of leaks from former employee Edward Snowden, has been straddling the line between terrifying digital panoptican and almost comically inept government institution. Now, in the latter …

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World of Warcraft Users Not Pleased With NSA Spying on Them

You can add orcs to the list of things that the Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity Agency is spy­ing on.<p>Ac­cord­ing to new clas­si­fied doc­u­ments ob­tained by …

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NSA Snoops Online Video Games

You can strike terrorist trolls off your list of things to be afraid of.<p>The National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency have …

Universal And Activision's 2016 'Warcraft' Movie Finds Its Cast

I think it’s safe to say that all of us gamers are still waiting for the first truly “great” video game-to-film adaptation. No, the first <i>Resident Evil</i> being “kind of okay” doesn’t count, and the genre has produced a slew of films ranging from “decent” (<i>Silent Hill</i>) to “tear your eyes out terrible” …

Ancient Human Genes Cause New Confusion For Science

When Matthias Meyer began studying the ancient DNA in the 400,000 year old fossils he found in the Sima de los Huesos, or Pit of Bones cave, deep …

The 11 Best Streaming Apps To Turn Your Tablet And Smartphone Into A TV

With busy schedules and other issues that arise, the ability to stream content to a multitude of devices from anywhere has become a perfect tool to prevent pop culture indifference.<p>How else could someone catch up on shows like Mad Men and Dexter when managing numerous deadlines for projects related …

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How The Elder Scrolls Online balances class choice with character progression

One of the biggest challenges facing any role-playing game developer is choosing a class and character progression system that will please its players.<p>The difficulty of this problem is exacerbated for anyone designing a massively multiplayer online world based on the beloved Elder Scrolls franchise.<p>…

Unarmed Man Charged With Assaulting Bystanders Who Were Actually Shot by Police

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A police shooting incident near Times Square back in September, has led to a unique legal situation …

Guess what, elites: Not all young people are rich

<b>Blake Lively and Kaylee DeFer in "Gossip Girl" (The CW)</b><p>Addressing the concerns of today’s youth is impossible if you think the only issues are those ailing the privileged<p>Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig • Matthew Bruenig<p>December 5, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Writing about entire generations of people is usually a …

Insanely lifelike Morgan Freeman portrait painted on an iPad

A talented artist can get a lot of mileage out of the various art apps available for the iPad, but we ain't never seen anything like this. Digital …

Cyber Monday 2013: The best deals (UPDATED)

Black Friday is behind us -- now it's time for Cyber Monday. The biggest online shopping day of the year is the time when online retailers work hard to one-up each other with the best deals. Some of those deals are beginning to be revealed (and some bargains are already in effect). Here are the …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …