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Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced, Comes With All DLC

Warner Bros. on Wednesday announced a Game of the Year edition for its <i>Lord of the Rings</i> action-adventure game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The new version launches on May 5 for $50.<p>It will be available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There was no mention of last-generation consoles.<p>The …

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Every Super Mario Bros. Sound Effect, Played at Once

Nintendo's iconic platformer Super Mario Bros. had a lot of memorable sound effects that remain popular to this day. But now we're hearing them like never before in a terrifying new video.<p>YouTube user crysknife007 has collected every sound effect from the original NES game and looped them on top of …

Retrogaming

How to Buy a New Xbox One for $175

Retailer Best Buy has rolled out a new offer where shoppers can buy a new Xbox One for just $175. It's one of the best deals on Microsoft's new console we've ever come across, and here's how it works.<p>Trade in a working Xbox 360 (250 GB) or a PlayStation 3 Slim (120 GB) at a participating store in …

House passes bill allowing corporations to share your data

If you wanted to explain the dilemma of privacy versus security to a curious relative, the Protecting Cyber Networks Act would be a good place to start. The bill has just been passed by the House of representatives (voting 307-116 in favor), and is designed to prevent future cyber attacks by …

Google Wants To Be Your Wireless Carrier

The service would let phones jump between Wi-Fi and 4G<p>Google's been many things to many people: search engine, email service, social network. Now the folks from Mountain View are branching out into a brand-new arena by launching a mobile phone carrier, Project Fi.<p>The cell phone market might seem …

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8 Disgusting Diseases You Can Catch From Your Pet

How to prevent Fluffy from making you sick<p>Between 2012 and 2014, 160 people became infected by <i>Salmonella</i> Cotham, a rare strain of bacteria that causes vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. Sixty-one people were hospitalized. The culprit? Bearded dragon lizards bought from pet stores across 36 states.</i> …

Male And Female Stegosaurus May Have Had Different Plates

Size (and shape) matters<p>T. rex has its big head and tiny arms, triceratops has horns, and brontosaurus (yes, brontosaurus) has its super long neck. The stegosaurus, on the other hand, has a tiny brain and the equivalent of a set of China plates set in long lines running down its back. It turns out …

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Critics warned that China was becoming the ‘Wild West’ of genetic research<p>China has been ordered to ‘rein in’ scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.<p>In a world’s first, researchers at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou confirmed they …

Chile volcano eruption captured in time-lapse video

The eruption forced the evacuation of a nearby town<p>Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano had been quiet for more than 42 years, until yesterday, when it erupted, forcing a town of about 1,500 people and two other nearby communities to evacuate. Photos of the event quickly emerged, and now a harrowing …

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Halo Online - Announcement Trailer - IGN Video

Get a first look at this free-to-play PC shooter that's only available in Russia.

Halo Online Rewind Theater

More weapons than you can shake an energy sword at.<p>Microsoft recently announced a free-to-play PC-exclusive shooter called Halo Online for Russia …

Super Mario 64 comes to the PC, thanks to a developer experimenting in Unity

If you're in need of a quick <i>Super Mario 64</i> fix, look no further than this Unity remake of the game's first level, Bob-Omb Battlefield, playable on Linux, Mac and PC. The remake comes to us courtesy of developer Erik Roystan Ross, who built the project in Unity 3D.<p>"I originally built this to …

Square Enix Wants Your Feedback on Final Fantasy 15 Demo

Square Enix has launched a new survey, asking players for their feedback regarding the Final Fantasy XV Episode Duscae demo, released on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 earlier this month.<p>The Japanese publisher says it will share feedback with the development team in an effort to improve the final game. …

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Shape-shifting 'punk rocker' frog goes from spiny to smooth in minutes

Pristimantis mutabilis is the first recorded amphibian with the ability<p>When researcher Katherine Krynak and her husband Tim spotted an unknown species of frog in a misty cloud forest in Ecuador, they did what any good scientists would do — they scooped it into a cup for further examination the next …

Halo 5: Guardians Getting Story-Revealing Trailer This Week

Who is the traitor?<p>Halo 5: Guardians is getting a live-action trailer set to reveal a glimpse of the game's story on March 29.<p>Microsoft has revealed …

Come explore the gorgeous, surprisingly difficult Ori and the Blind Forest

<i>Ori and the Blind Forest</i> is a beautiful game, which I think is one of its most predatory features. It lulls you into a warm, comfortable world of lush arbor and cuddly fauna, and just when you're feeling like nothing bad will ever happen to you again, you get impaled by spikes/crushed by …

All 'Titanfall' DLC Goes Free On Xbox One, 360 And PC

It’s hard to believe that EA/Respawn’s Titanfall only came out a year ago, but here we are, on the game’s first birthday. To celebrate, Respawn is doing something rather cool. They’re giving away all the content of the game’s three DLCs for free to both Xbox and PC players.<p>That includes the …

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American Millennials Are Some Of The World's Least Skilled People, Study Finds

We American Millennials are really, really good at using today's technology.<p>That's probably because we've forced companies to make technology that's extremely easy to use, and that's better at doing our day-to-day tasks than we are. But with easy power comes no responsibility, it seems. According …

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Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Toronto tunnel digger says it was a 'dream' hang out spot

<b>The man who dug a tunnel under Toronto and caused a media frenzy last month says the man cave was merely his "dream" hang out spot.</b><p>Authorities initially investigated the possibility of a terrorist connection to the mysterious tunnel.<p>But Elton McDonald, 22, says the tunnel was simply a private …

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The 10 Commandments of Organizing

Want an organized home? Follow these rules.<p>1. Keep like with like.<p>"When putting your belongings away, store them with like or similar items to keep things sensical and logical," says professional organizer and blogger Tidy Tova. So stop with the catch-alls — they might work for a short time, but …

Even with breaks for exercise, lengthy sitting linked to heart disease

Bad news for the desk-bound office worker, the long-haul road warrior and the couch surfer: even a heart-pumping regimen at the gym, apparently, won't undo the harm done by sitting, a new study finds.<p>Irrespective of hours spent in moderate-to-intensive physical activity, says the new research, …

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Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

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11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

Samsung's Smart TVs Share Living Room Conversations With Third Parties

It used to be that our personal gadgets waited for us to give them information through a keyboard or touch screen. Increasingly, they’re always on and “listening” for the commands we give them – ever noticed Google Now or Siri suddenly starting up on your smartphone because you inadvertently …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …

Gadgets and gizmos aplenty: CES 2015 was biggest in history

It was a big year for new tech gadgets at the 2015 International CES, and the attendance numbers matched the hype.<p>According to the Consumer …