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A 3D Printer for the Rest of Us: New Matter Builds $199 Device

MakerBot arguably put 3D printing on the map, but it could be New Matter that ultimately puts it average people’s hands.<p>Backed by Idealab, the …

Apple Denies iCloud Hack as Cause of Locked iOS Device Ransom Demands

Earlier this week, a number of iOS and Mac users reported iPhones, iPads, and Macs being remotely locked by hackers who then demanded a ransom for their recovery.<p>The attacks primarily affected those located in Australia. While there have been many theories about common points of attack, no one …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Kim Jong Un to Star in a Video Game

Yes, there is a unicorn, and it's weaponized.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un is the star of Moneyhorse Games' upcoming title, …

Solar Panels Could Replace Roads

Back when the concept of global warming was still nascent—only eight years ago, mind you—Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sagle, Idaho, began heavily contemplating an idea that Scott, an electrical engineer, had toyed with as a child: solar panel roads.<p>After years of figuring out many ways <i>not</i> to make a …

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Mod adds time travel to Portal 2

A mod for <i>Portal 2</i> on PC adds "time travel" options so that players may, in effect, use past versions of themselves to complete puzzles in the game.<p>"Thinking With Time Machine" is the name of the mod; like the original games, players can use it to get a third-person glimpse of Chell elsewhere on the …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

Introducing Flipboard's First Foray into Video Games

Introducing Flipboard’s First Foray into Video Games<p>Inside Flipboard / April 1, 2014<p>In 2010, humans spent 3 billion hours a week playing video …

Renderings Based on Leaked Schematics Show Sapphire Glass-Backed iPhone 6 'Air'

Last week, Japanese magazine MacFan published alleged schematics for a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhone 6. French Apple website <i>Nowhereelse.fr</i>, along with graphic designer Martin Hajek, took these schematics one step further and created 3D "iPhone Air" renderings using these blueprints as a guide (Via</i> …

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Gamers are not anti-social basement dwellers, study finds

Gamers are not anti-social basement dwellers as some would presume, according to the findings of a new study published recently. Researchers analyzed the behavior of thousands of online gamers--most notably those who play MMOs like World of Warcraft--and determined that anti-social behavior is an …

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Which Pet Should You Get? A Flowchart

(Image: <b>Caldwell Tanner</b>)<p>Caldwell Tanner, the cartoonist who made this flowchart, is definitely a dog person. In fact, he recently appeared in <b>a video</b> …

Hiroshi Yamauchi: Nintendo chief's video games legacy

<b>Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo's former president, has died aged 85.</b><b>Under his leadership, the Japanese firm was transformed, between 1949 and 2002, from being a playing card company to one of the titans of the video games industry.</b><b>The BBC invited two historians to discuss his achievements and …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Obama Forgets To Salute Marine, Awkwardly Makes It Up To Him

President Barack Obama forgot protocol while boarding Marine One en route to Annapolis, Maryland, CNN reported on Friday.<p>Obama did not salute the Marine standing at the bottom of the helicopter while boarding. Upon realizing the faux pas, the president jogged back down to shake hands with the …

With Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Microsoft and Sony rekindle the war for your TV

The next generation is nearly upon us. Both Microsoft and Sony have revealed their latest gaming / entertainment consoles to the world, setting up yet another high stakes battle for your hard-earned dollars later this year. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 each represent a major leap over anything …

Microsoft explains the design of the Xbox One

As part of its reveal for the Xbox One console, Microsoft opened a few of its hardware labs to give the media a look at the creation of its new box. One of them provided an in-depth look at the branding and design decisions made for the look and functionality of the system and controller.<p>One of …

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