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Christian Democratic Union

How playing the good Christian housewife almost killed me

Whenever I talk about my escape from the Quiverfull movement, Christians immediately dismiss my experience by saying, “Your problem was not with …

BBC's student-friendly Micro:bit programmable computer to launch worldwide

By any measure, the BBC Micro:Bit has been a roaring success. The diminutive computer has found its way into the hands of more than one million children, and is a core part of computing education in the UK. It has even attracted the support of Samsung, Microsoft, and ARM, who assisted in the …

Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

Apple's CEO publicly discussed his sexual orientation for the first time in an effort to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is."<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation for the first time, saying he wants to use his position as leader of one of the …

LGBTQI

Retailers' Apple Pay Competitor Has Already Been Hacked

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Apple Store

PS4's New Share Play Feature Actually Works

Having seen PS4’s new Share Play in action, the response from a room of journalists was firstly “it actually works,” closely followed by “how are …

FIFA (Video Game)

Like to Zone Out? This Competition Is For You.

Yesterday, there was competition in Seoul. People competed to see who could space-out the most. Wait, what?<p>As reported by major Korean news sites and …

Digital Culture

10 Things You Might Not Know About Destiny

I've played way too many hours of <i>Destiny</i>, and I still hadn't pieced together a lot of the intricacies of both its story and gameplay.<p>TerraMantis does …

Eggs

One Cheapo Accessory Made My PS4 Controller Way Better

I really like Sony's DualShock 4 controller. I use it a lot, both for playing games on PS4 and also, lately, for PC games. But there is one aspect …

Xbox

36 Years Of Console Prices, Adjusted For Inflation

If you thought the PS4 and Xbox One's launch prices were expensive, well, they kinda were! But not as expensive as the NES. Or Neo Geo. Or Saturn, Or …

Retrogaming

This Mesmerizing Map Of The Internet Lets You Explore The Web's Tiny Connections

Web traffic companies like Alexa do a good job of showing the relative ranking of websites, but what about the connections between websites? What do those look like?<p>The Internet Map is an online project that seeks to visualize metrics like web traffic and linking between sites, and the result is a …

Internet

Judge formally bans Aereo from streaming live TV to devices

Aereo can no longer relay TV shows to its customers using its teeny-tiny antennas (for now, that is), according to US District Judge Alison Nathan. It's been a while since the Supreme Court decided that the service violates the law by "transmitting performances of copyrighted work to the public," …

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Scientist Stumbles Across Puppy-Size Spider In Guyana

This is the Goliath Birdeater spider (a member of the tarantula family) that entymologist Piotr Naskrecki recently stumbled across in the rainforests …

Just Sayin'…

Android Lollipop contains Flappy Bird Easter egg!

With each new version of Android comes a new "Easter egg" animation hidden away in the Settings app. In KitKat it was the dessert tray animation. In …

2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender

And now for something completely different.<p>The automotive future according to Hollywood exists as one of two polar-opposite scenarios. Either it’s sleek and bright, filled with fast-moving pods gliding over flawless, uncongested roads, or it’s dark and dystopian, with kludged trucks and muscle cars …

While Tim Cook Is Gushing About Apple Pay, Here's What's Going On With Google Wallet

Google, which introduced its own NFC-enabled payments system through Google Wallet way back in 2011, was much less blustery on its recent earnings call when asked about Google Wallet.<p>"We are trying to get it right," Google's sales boss Omid Kordestani said in response to one analyst's question …

FinTech

Spider Burrows Under Guy's Skin, Lives There For 3 Days

This is the scar left on Australian vacationer Dylan Maxell after a spider in Bali burrowed into his appendix scar and traveled up through chest over …

Star Wars In The Style Of Northwest Coast Indian Art

Death Mask<p>This is 'Alliance Is Rebellion', a series of characters and vehicles from Star Wars imagined as traditional Northwest Coast Indian art by …

Destiny's 'haunted' loot cave makes me hopeful for the future of the game

Much has been made about Destiny's phenomena of the loot caves, and Bungie's response in patching them out of the game.<p>The developer has also learned a hard lesson about what players want from loot-unlocked multiplayer events, and the game's overall loot system has already been adjusted. This is …

Smart bracelet doubles as a handset for your phone

More than a few smartwatches will let you make calls, but that doesn't mean they're elegant substitutes for your smartphone -- you're going to look at least a <i>little</i> dorky bringing your wrist up to your face. The team behind the .klatz smart bracelet thinks it has a more elegant approach. Their …

Gameboy emulator comes to Android Wear because a watch needs those sort of things

I know that after I got my Moto 360 I was thinking to myself, man I would love to play Pokemon Red, or Mario on that thing. Given its small size, it …

Wear OS

DRAGON AGE™: INQUISITION Official Trailer – The Hero of Thedas

Sleepy Guyana wrestles with high rate of suicides

LESBEHOLDEN, Guyana (AP) — The young man responds all too easily when asked whether he knows anyone who has committed suicide in his village, a sleepy cluster of homes and rum shops surrounded by vast brown fields of rice awaiting harvest.<p>Less than a year ago, Omadat Ramlackhan recalls, his younger …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

Man Stabs 2 Veterinarians Over Dead Cat, Police Say

A Washington State man was arrested after he allegedly attacked two veterinarians over the death of his pet cat.<p>Charles Anthony Smith, 57, is accused in the Thursday knife attack on a pair of employees at two Bellingham veterinary clinics.<p>Bellingham Detective Sgt. Mike Scanlon said that Smith held …

Disney is working on more natural moving robots

Disney may not have much of a stake in robots at the industrial scale, but the company sure employs plenty of animatronics at its parks and films. So it only makes sense that it would want to build the most natural moving robots it can and encourage you to suspend your disbelief. Its research labs …

Potential iPad Air 2 Leaks Show A Thinner Case, And The Arrival Of Touch ID

Apple’s rumored October 16 event is approaching on the horizon, and so far we’ve heard relatively little about what might be unveiled. We have heard that updated iMacs are likely on the way, however, as well as a new iPad Air. The Air sequel is said to be thinner and lighter, according to existing …