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Here’s what you need to know before starting ‘Middle-earth: Shadow of War’

<i>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</i> expands on its predecessor <i>Shadow of Mordor</i> in nearly every way, including strategic siege mechanics, a more complex …

Tips For Playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War

<i>Shadow of War</i> is a massive game, and jumping into it can feel daunting. Here’s what you need to know to build a lasting, memorable relationship with …

Don’t spend a cent in Middle-earth: Shadow of War’s marketplace

We have a better way to farm orcs<p><i>Middle</i><i>-e</i><i>arth: Shadow of War</i> design director Bob Roberts insisted that his team balanced the game with its online features — including its controversial loot boxes — disabled. Nonetheless, the game’s final act, Shadow Wars, seems to be designed around pushing players …

World History

Untangling the mesh: Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi systems

<b>Editors' note:</b> <i>This article was originally published on December 18, 2016, and it's regularly updated.</i><p>You bought a top-tier router and expected to have Wi-Fi in every corner of your home. Turns out, a large part of the house still has no signal at all. What gives?<p>Why 'traditional' routers often …

Wi-Fi

3 common refrigerator problems you can easily fix yourself

The refrigerator is easily one of the most important appliances in your home. Ensuring it keeps running smoothly is vital to keeping food (and some non-edible items) in your home fresh.<p>But if you know how a refrigerator works, then you know there are many components that could potentially …

Home Improvement

How to de-ice your chest freezer in minutes

While most refrigerator freezers and upright freezers can self-defrost, most chest freezers don't come with this option, especially if you have an older model.<p>Normally, when the time comes to clear the ice from the inside of your freezer, you unplug it, wait for the ice to melt and sop up the mess …

Knives

How to fix a gas stove that won't light

Gas ranges certainly come with a handful of advantages, such as nearly instant heat, long-term cost savings and, of course, the ability to continue cooking when the power goes out.<p>But unlike with coil-element or electric stoves, you have to ignite the burners to be able to cook anything on a gas …

Home Improvement

No Man's Sky has a game-breaking exploit which is letting users farm rarest items

No Man's Sky has a huge exploit which is letting users farm the game's rarest items.<p>The method, detailed below, allows people nab valuable resources …

Master the art of melting metal with this no-nonsense guide to soldering

Soldering is an important skill for anybody who wants to put together circuit boards, play around with Arduino setups, or work on almost any type of …

23 Insanely Clever Ways to Beat Clutter

Are you sick of your littered living room, overcrowded cabinet, or too-cramped-for-comfort closet? Cure clutter around the home with one of these 23 …

Create your own air conditioning unit with this summer staple

Bradford

How a Reporter Pierced the Hype Behind Theranos — ProPublica

<b>Investors have poured millions into Theranos (which is valued at $9 billion) despite having little information on the company’s operations.</b> <b><br>Carreyrou:</b> …

Genetic Engineering

5 settings to change on your new router

My cable provider's modem -- which also acts as my router -- stopped broadcasting a Wi-Fi signal last week. So, I pulled out my old Cisco Wi-Fi router to keep the fire burning until I mustered up the will to visit the Comcast store.<p>After setting up my old router last week and the new Comcast modem …

Wi-Fi

Battlefield 1 maps and modes revealed

Following a bombastic new trailer and an hour-long multiplayer stream, EA has revealed the first batch of Battlefield 1's maps and modes.<p>Amiens is …

Dead Island Definitive Collection Review

Back from the dead, with a face lift.<p>When IGN first reviewed Dead Island back in 2011 we gave it a score of 8.0, for "great." We had this to say …

How To Play Steam Games On You PS4 Without Any Issue

A YouTube video has been released showing Steam’s Linux client running on Sony’s PlayStation 4.<p>The video shows creator OsirisX browsing the Steam …

Arch Linux

Make One Batch Of This Chili, and Feast On It All Week

Our chili recipe delivers a huge protein payload. Cook it once, and eat for a week<p>Preparing all your meals for the upcoming week is smart: You eliminate stress, eat healthier stuff, and spend way less energy agonizing over what’s for dinner.<p>Plus, you lessen your chances of swerving into the …

Food

Auto Parts A to Z: A Beginner's Guide to What Makes Your Car Tick

What does a ball joint look like, anyway?<p>Ever wonder what an alternator or a water pump actually look like? Here's a handy guide to everything you ever needed to know about the car parts your local mechanic is telling you that you need to replace. Because these parts vary from car to car, the …

Automotive Industry

This App Can Scan and Solve Math Equations Instantly

A viral video about a new app looks like a dream come true for anyone who struggles with math.<p>Based on the promo clip, PhotoMath, dubbed a “smart …

Super Mario Bros. World Record Beaten With Near-Perfect Run

There’s a new world record for beating <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> quickly—and it may be the fastest possible time that a human can achieve. That’s why Darbian, …

How to design the most popular card game in the world

"We were breaking a rule we had never broken before, but this was something good for the game."<p>Mark Rosewater<p>"A card is -- it's just millimetres. About half of those millimetres are artwork."<p>Jeremy Jarvis

Board Games

Disney has 6 'Star Wars' movies planned through 2020 — here they all are

"The Force Awakens" takes place 30 years after the events of 1983's "Return of the Jedi." The First Order has risen from the fallen Empire and the Resistance is fighting back. Featuring a group of characters from the original trilogy alongside a new team of young Rebels, "The Force Awakens" is the …

Star Wars

The Division: How To Thrive In The Dark Zone

The Dark Zone of Ubisoft’s new apocalypse, The Division, is a mish-mash of fresh ideas and unassailable tradition. On the one hand, you have to be …

New PlayStation 4 System Software 3.50 Update Adds Remote Play Tomorrow (video)

Sony has today announced that they will start rolling out the new PlayStation 4 system software update in the form of the version 3.5 tomorrow. …

Sony launches PS4 Remote Play for PC and Mac

Remote Play game streaming between PlayStation 4 and PC or Mac computers has arrived, as part of the latest firmware update to the Sony …

OS X

The Division: How To Level Up Quickly

We are enjoying The Division [official site] and some of us are not even sure why. But it looks like half the world is doing the same. If you have …

Top 10 Best Exercises to Do at Home with No Equipment

While weight training is perfect to get whatever fitness results you want – losing fat, gaining muscle or keeping fit – the required equipment isn’t …

13 classic video games you can play right now in your web browser

Archive.org is an incredible resource that has saved countless pieces of media from being lost to time. Essentially a library of the old internet, the website has made wide collections of art, movies, and music available to anyone with access to a computer and internet connection.<p>Last year, over …

The best Foods That Decrease and fight Belly Fat.

Sadly, there are no magic foods that will simply melt away belly fat when you eat them. Trimming your waistline has more to do with what you don’t …