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Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …

Ultimate Robot Showdown: The Iron Giant Vs. Mazinger Z

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Ratchet & Clank endless runner revealed

A Ratchet & Clank endless running game called Ratchet & Clank: Before the Nexus will be released this year, Insomniac Games announced this week.<p>In the game, players can hop between grindrails to collect bolts that can be then used to upgrade weapons and armor.<p>Before the Nexus also connects with …

Dead Rising 3's SmartGlass Companion will feel like a real cell phone

When Capcom Vancouver was developing <i>Dead Rising 3</i>'s SmartGlass Companion app, one of its design pillars was 'Your cell phone is a cell phone,' according to senior designer Brent Arnst in a blog post on Gamasutra.<p>"We wanted the player using our app to look at their own smart device and feel that …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Modular smartphones aren’t so crazy now: Motorola gets in on the action with Project Ara

Like the highest tech Lego blocks you’ve ever seen, Motorola last night unveiled Project Ara, a bold plan to build smartphones with modular hardware.<p>It starts with an endoskeleton frame (which Motorola calls the endo), and from there you’ll be able to attach different hardware modules to create a …

Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser

One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have come up with a way to not only preserve our past, but make it accessible via the Javascript MESS …

Samsung Galaxy S3 outpaces iPhone 5S, 5C in touch accuracy

The Samsung Galaxy S3 performed notably better than Apple's latest handsets in terms of overall screen accuracy, according to a new study.<p>Apple's<p>iPhone 5SandiPhone 5Chave a bit of improving to do on the touch-accuracy front, according to new data from OptoFidelity, a Finland-based tech test and …

iPhone

Leaked Moga Ace Power game controller tops off your iPhone's battery

It looks like it won't be long before you'll be able to buy a standardized iOS game controller for your iPhone or iPod touch. Logitech's alleged upcoming controller leaked out just last month, and today, @evleaks revealed that Moga is working on a gamepad as well — one that can charge your iPhone …

Meet Romania's awesome off-road fire and rescue truck

If you're looking for an off-road vehicle in Romania, Ghe-O has you covered, offering rugged, trail-ready trucks. Now, Ghe-O has taken the next step by creating the ultimate emergency vehicle capable of tackling just about any terrain. Looking like the oversized spawn of a Jeep Wrangler and Hummer …

Cheaper, Stronger, Safer 2DS Will Be Tipping Point For Many Families

<i>The 2DS promises to be another tipping point for Nintendo handhelds, opening the 3DS market to those previously priced out with a robust design ideal for young families.</i><p>When you talk about the DS to families what likely comes to mind is the DS Lite. The original DS never quite caught on in the same …

Report: Microsoft shows Halo 4 running on PC, Windows Phone streaming from cloud

<i>Halo 4</i> — and possibly other Xbox games — may be coming to your PC and smartphone. According to a report from The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated cloud-based streaming technology at a company meeting today that showed 343 Industries' <i>Halo 4</i> running on Windows PC and Windows Phone.<p>The Verge's report …

Xbox One demo tour outed (updated)

Details of an Xbox One demo tour have been outed by a premature posting on a Microsoft website.<p>A NeoGAF user posted a link to the tour's online advertisement, since removed, that offered details of a 36-city tour of the United States and Canada (update: includes Europe too - see below). Although …

Equus Bass 770 is a restomod Mustang with ZR1 power [w/video]

The Equus Bass 770 has gone viral, and it's not hard to see why. The retro styling of the boutique modern muscle car draws inspiration mainly from the old Ford Mustang fastback, but also the Dodge Challenger, and it's powered by a thoroughly modern supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 640 …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

The Dark Knight Legacy - Fan Film

1993 Nissan 240SX: The Craigslist Blue Light Special, Part 1! - Ignition Ep. 84

Mighty No. 9 adds PS4 and Xbox One stretch goals to Kickstarter

<i>Mighty No. 9</i> will be headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, if the Kickstarter campaign for Keiji Inafune's spiritual successor to Mega Man reaches its just-announced $3.3 million stretch goal.<p>The developers at Comcept USA made the announcement today on in a Kickstarter blog update, writing that "we …

Frank O'Connor on the Future of Competitive Halo

'<p>This weekend at PAX was 343 Industries' Halo 4 Global Championships. This was the first time 343 had put on an event at this scale, and the largest developer-funded competitive tournament the decorated Halo series has ever seen. More than $500,000 was given away over the course of the …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

Why Did Humans Invent Music?

Darwin and others have said it was a way to woo. Others believe music is social glue—a theory bolstered by a new study.<p><b>Why did humans invent music?</b><p>Until the hot tub time machine becomes a reality, the answer to that question will remain as mysterious as the true identity of the '60s garage band ? …

Pocket Monsters: The Origin anime inspired by Game Boy titles

The upcoming Pokemon TV special, <i>Pocket Monsters: The Origin</i>, will take place in the Kanto region from the series' first generation of Game Boy games, Siliconera reports.<p><i>The Origin</i> was revealed during the Pokemon Game Show taking place in Tokyo. Instead of Ash and Gary, the hero and rival cartoon …

OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker $40 shipped

Amazon has the OontZ Angle Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks for only $39.99 shipped. That’s $20 less than anywhere else and 43% off the list price of $70. Amazon’s customers also gave the Oontz 4.5/5 stars with good reviews.<p>The Oontz features a 10 hour rechargeable …

Dota 2 International: Valve Interview

IGN chats with Erik Johnson about the juggernaut that is Dota 2.<p>Once you start talking to Valve's Erik Johnson about making games, you soon realise …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

JVC's HA-RX700 not only sounds better than a lot of $100 headphones, it's remarkably comfortable and ruggedly built.<p>I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I …

Audiophile

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …