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Mail To News And Back Again

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Xbox One Boss Talks Challenges and Opportunities for Backwards Compatibility

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shared new details about one of the Xbox One's most anticipated upcoming features: backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games.<p>In a series of tweets, Spencer answered a range of fan questions about the new feature, which is currently in testing for Preview members and is …

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The Big Picture: Yeah right, this was shot on a mobile phone

The World Photography Organization has announced the winners of its 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, including those from the inaugural mobile phone category. Out of some 96,000 entries, only three shots were chosen. Incredibly, this spectacular scene captured by Janos M Schmidt of Hungary …

Yale Study: You're not as clever as your Googling suggests

Having all of human knowledge readily available on the internet has convinced people that they know a lot more than they actually do, according to a recent Yale study. For their recently published report in the <i>Journal of Experimental Psychology</i>, a pair of psychologists conducted multiple …

'Podtels' Are Going To Shrink The Entire Hotel Experience

If you think hotel rooms are cramped, chances are you haven't stayed in a Podtel.<p>Yup, the future of hotel rooms may very well revolve around personal sleeping pods like these, just over three feet wide and about seven feet long. They're the brainchild of British company Podtime, and they're gaining …

'So Little Compassion': James Foley's Parents Say Officials Threatened Family Over Ransom

The mother of slain American journalist James Foley said she wasn’t necessarily surprised that the U.S. government threatened her family with …

Destiny Review

It's called the Black Garden. You see it from a clifftop above, gazing across the blooming acres through a thick green haze, and imagine the sights that might be seen there, and the adventures you might have there. The reality of the garden is sadly never better than the stories you might make up …

Swift down and dirty: Taylor dons wet T-shirt, goes after Katy Perry

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes.<p>David Bowie sang it, and now Taylor Swift is doing it.<p>The former country star announced she's joined the pop music world with the release of her new single "Shake It Off" and upcoming album 1989.<p>The typically modest singer also showed off her sexier side on the cover of Rolling …

Shower With Friends Wins The Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Blitz And Interactive Markdown Are Runners Up

Over the weekend, 132 teams worked tirelessly at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon to come up with their ingenious hacks and creations. At the end of a long night filled with Nerf guns, pizza and very little sleep, the teams presented their hacks to the world on the Disrupt stage for final …

The Sights And Sounds Of The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2014

The Disrupt SF Hackathon is here and in full swing. The event is filled with close to a thousand coders, designers and hackers all vying for one of the many prizes and awards available from TechCrunch and the event’s sponsors. Most worked through the night and will eventually present their …

Turn Down For What, Hackathon Edition

Last night around midnight, just before a few hundred beers, and a few dozen pizzas touched down, myself and TechCrunch’s Kyle Russell took a stroll through the Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon.<p>Hackathons are odd things by the light of day, and even more so at night. Hackers were building everything from …

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - IGN Plays

The Little Rascals Cast Recreated the Movie Poster for the Film's 20th Anniversary

First of all: <i>The Little Rascals</i> is 20 years old. Just let that sink in for a moment. Cool? Cool.<p>The film actually came out on August 5, 1994, so the …

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Kim Kardashian poses nude, named British GQ's Woman of the Year

While a slew of stars are fighting to get their nude photos off the internet, Kim Kardashian gladly poses nude for British GQ magazine in nothing but a pair of stilettos.<p>The men's publication has deemed Kanye West's wife their Woman of the Year, and her photo shoot shows how she landed the title. …

The PC at IFA: Our first Broadwell sighting, and sub-$150 Windows tablets

Toshiba, Lenovo, Acer, and Asus offer nice laptops, race-to-the bottom tablets.<p>We're just a couple of days away from the official start of the IFA …

A Letter To Jennifer Lawrence

Dear Jennifer Lawrence,<p>You and I don’t know each other, but I work in tech news and, as such, have read a lot of technical speculation and analysis of what happened to you and a group of other women who work in Hollywood over the long weekend.<p>While it is not exactly clear how your privacy was …

Slow-Motion Carnage at The Wedge

<b>It’s a foolproof formula.</b> Take some super HD footage of The Wedge at its most menacing and slow it down so that every detail of every wave is seen in …

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A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …

“GET OUT OF THE WATER!”: Hammerhead vs. Stingray

<b>If you happened to be sitting in a penthouse in Destin, Florida, kicking back and looking out over crystal clear waters,</b> and you saw two guys …

Lenovo unveils super-thin, super-light tablet (and the price isn't bad, either)

Tablet fatigue: We have it, you have it. We all have it. That said, we'd be remiss if we let IFA go by without mentioning Lenovo's new Android slate. The Tab S8, as it's called, is an 8-inch device that manages to be almost as thin as both the Retina display iPad mini and the new Samsung Galaxy Tab …

Sandspit's Wave of the Swell

Santa Barbara in the summer is normally a desolate wasteland. Well, for surf anyway. Not this week. Not with Hurricane Marie’s sexy SE swell …

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$75 For a Mobile Game? Skylanders Makes it Sound Worth It

I don't play Skylanders. I don't have kids who play the game or collect the toys. But after seeing the next game in the series, Skylanders Trap Team, running on a tablet, I think I'm looking at the future.<p>That's not hyperbole. Activision is touting the game as the first title to launch …

Snowden Reveals NSA Intervention In Syria, Hacking Program Compelled Him To Leak Documents

Many in the media have conjectured that supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were responsible for a series of Internet outages in Syria in 2012. But National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden asserts at least one was caused by the U.S. government.<p>Snowden went public with …

Is This Real Life? Koa Smith’s 50 Second Barrel

<b>Koa Smith should probably stop surfing.</b> The term “chasing the dragon” comes to mind here – after this ridiculously perfect Skeleton Bay barrel, not …

Aquatic Sports

Edward Snowden left behind clues so the NSA would understand his motives

So much for trying to dodge unwanted attention. In a wide-ranging interview with <i>Wired</i>, the enigmatic Edward Snowden claimed that he <i>wanted</i> the US government to know what he was up to when he started collecting all that sensitive information to release unto the world. His plan? To leave behind a …

9-Year-Old Florida Boy Fights 9-Foot Gator With His Bare Hands, Lives To Tell The Tale

A 9-year-old Florida boy got up close and personal with a massive, 9-foot alligator this week, and has lived to tell the harrowing tale.<p>A representative with the St. Cloud Police Department told WFTV that James Barney Jr. was bicycling Thursday when he decided to take a dip in a restricted area of …

This is What a Great White Shark Attack Looks Like from Up Close

<b>Shark Week kicks off tomorrow, and this is quite the warm-up.</b> Scientists strapped six cameras, called REMUS or Remote Environmental Monitoring Units, …

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Hackers made Iran's nuclear computers blast AC/DC

Baffled scientist says 'Thunderstruck' played in the middle of the night<p>Between 2009 and 2010, Iran's nuclear program was the target of a devastating cyber attack. A virus, reportedly developed by the American and Israeli governments and known as Stuxnet, took control of centrifuge controls in …

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Hess Surfboards: The Box

*beard not included<p><b>Hess Surfboards</b> <br>The Box<p>Some boards are built to be ridden hard for six months, then tossed, full of pressure dings and delams, …

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