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Prince, one year on: what have we learned about the singer since his death?

Phone hacking, false names and a first-class omelette recipe are just some of the details to have emerged about the legendary musician in the past 12 months<p>Prince’s death at the age of 57, a year ago today, was not artfully stage-managed like David Bowie’s. There was no elegant album release to act …

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Lena Dunham Gives Taylor Swift the Best Birthday Present Ever

As we obsess over our holiday shopping lists, Lena Dunham has become our gift-giving inspiration. What to get the girl who has it all? Well, the <i>Girls</i> …

Sony Pictures hack - a PR car crash from which company may never recover

Business leader: the hacking of Sony Pictures and its embarrassing revelations are a lesson for all companies given that hacking can only get worse<p>The hack of Sony Pictures gets worse and worse, in publicity terms. One day it’s the revelation of gender pay gaps; another it’s the awful internal …

How Airplay makes Apple TV a great gift idea for Mac and iOS fans

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Since its reintroduction as a smaller set-top box running a modified version of iOS 4.1 on an Apple A4 chip in …

GamerGate: How the video game industry's culture war began

Brianna Wu is a rarity in the world of video games.<p>For one, she’s a woman game developer, but she's also the creator of Revolution 60 – a game with only female protagonists.<p>“I wanted to tell a story where women were the heroes, the same way that men get to be heroes in other games,” she …

Destiny – a non-gamer's guide to 2014's biggest game

One of the biggest new games of the decade goes on sale this week but what exactly is a “shared-world shooter”? Here is a quick guide for those whose children, partners or parents are about to disappear into space<p>It is likely to be one of the biggest entertainment releases of the year, if not the …

Mario Kart 8 Review

The King of Kart<p>Mario Kart 8 is a beautiful, fun kart racer that introduces sound new ideas to Nintendo’s 22-year old franchise. While it doesn't …

Microsoft confirms it will buy 'Minecraft' for $2.5 billion

Microsoft is buying <i>Minecraft</i> maker Mojang. Reports of Microsoft’s plans surfaced nearly a week ago, and the software maker is making it official today. Microsoft is paying $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang, and the deal is expected to close by the end of the year. "<i>Minecraft</i> adds diversity to our game …

The US gets its first professional gaming arena

Competitive gaming is practically an institution in countries like South Korea, but it hasn't really had a permanent home in the US. That's going to change pretty shortly, though; Major League Gaming has revealed that it's opening its first dedicated eSports location, MLG.tv Arena, in Columbus, …

Play This: Sonically Pleasing Puzzler 'Monument Valley' Will Break Your Brain

Mobile games often can be described as quick, addictive, frenetic. They don't take a lot of time, and you can play them in line at the grocery …

'Super Smash Bros For Wii U' Is Smashing The Competition On Metacritic

Nintendo continues to publish the highest-rated video games of the year on both Wii U and 3DS.<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i> sports an 88/100, while recently released action game <i>Bayonetta 2</i> reeled in a 91/100.<p>But <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> tops both these games, with a launch day average of 94/100.<p>That’s an impressive number, …

Same-sex marriage gets tacit victory from Supreme Court - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legal same-sex marriages in five more states.<p>The court refused to hear cases from the states -- Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place.<p>Couples in some of those states began …

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Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner in History

The Pakistani teenager shares the award with the Indian children’s campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.<p>Malala Yousafzai has won the Nobel Peace Prize at the …

Ebola: The race for drugs and vaccines

<b>The race is on to find ways to prevent and cure the Ebola virus - a disease that has killed more than 10,000 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.</b><p>There are no proven treatments for Ebola or vaccines to prevent individuals becoming infected.<p>However, progress is now being made on an …

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The Disappointment of Michael Sam Getting Cut From the Cowboys

Dallas's team may have had good reason to drop the first openly gay NFL draftee from its practice squad, but that doesn't make the news any easier to take for supporters.<p>Just as when first-ever openly gay NFL player Michael Sam was dropped from the St. Louis Rams in August, today's announcement …

Powerful earthquake strikes off Chile, triggers tsunami

A mighty 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile late Tuesday, triggering small landslides, cutting power and generating a tsunami.<p>Four men and one woman died -- two who suffered heart attacks and three who were crushed, said Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo.<p>About 300 …

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Judge finds Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether to appeal only after sentencing.<p>Judge …