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Iraqi authorities report IS leader wounded in airstrike

Iraqi officials said Sunday that the head of the<p>Islamic Stategroup Abu Bakr Baghdadi was wounded in an airstrike in western Anbar province.Pentagonofficials said they had no immediate information on such an attack or on themilitantleader being injured.<p>Iraq's Defense and Interior ministries both …

Islam

Google Fiber teams up with Netflix in fight against Comcast's internet tolls

The battle lines are being drawn as the FCC debates its open internet rules<p>Google fired a shot across the bow of big ISPs like Comcast and Verizon yesterday, stating in a blog post from its Fiber division that it would never charge a content company like Netflix fees for a direct interconnection …

Goat Simulator - Cheats and Secrets - IGN Video

Tips, tricks, and tactics for Goat Simulator, including Tall Goat, Ostrich Goat, Giant Goat, Space Goat, Devil Goat, and much more!

Microsoft claims DirectX 12 will improve Xbox One games, won't require new PC components

Microsoft just announced DirectX 12, the latest version of the company's graphics APIs, at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. The reveal wasn't a surprise. What's surprising is that Microsoft says that existing computers, smartphones, and the existing Xbox One game console will see boosts in …

Is pCell the Holy Grail of wireless networking?

Steve Perlman believes his company's pCell technology will revolutionize the wireless industry, eliminating congestion, dead zones, and unreliable connections.<p>Serial entrepreneur Steve Perlman claims that his new patented technology can create the wireless network of our dreams.<p>His invention, …

Telecoms

Did Comcast just take a first step towards unbundling HBO?

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: HBO<p>Love HBO, but hate paying for expensive cable bundles? Comcast’s (s CMCSK) got a deal for you: The cable provider …

Arctic temperatures at 44,000-year high

As ice caps like this one, nicknamed Sputnik, melt, they expose tiny plants that have been frozen there for millennia, giving clues to the past climate.<p>Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is …

Climate Change

U.S. Soldier Fights For Afghan Interpreter Who Saved His Life

Army Capt. Matt Zeller had been told that his Afghan comrades would make a big show of hospitality. He'd read that the Afghan code of honor would mean protecting his life with their own. Sure enough, that's what his interpreter, Janis Shinwari, pledged to him when they met in April of 2008.<p>"I …

Jagerbomb Jell-O Shots Recipe To Make For Your Next Party (PHOTO)

We know most people cringe with not-so-fond memories of bright red, green and yellow Jell-O shots scraped from little plastic cups in college. The kind that we ate way too many of in a single night and instantly regretted the next day. But guys, it's time to reconsider this college classic. Jell-O …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

America Is Still Running Out of Fresh Water

For much of the last week, poli­cy­makers’ eyes have been trained over­seas, as Pres­id­ent Obama tries to con­vince Con­gress (and the pub­lic) that …

Walmart Protesters Tell One Story, and Employees Tell Another

Winston Ross gets an earful from both sides of the fight over employee treatment at the big-box giant.<p>Larry and Edythe Slowey met at the Walmart in …

One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts … and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Space Science

What’s inside Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch? Here are some key details

Advertisement<p>34 Comments<p>Credit: Moveplayer<p>It was about a week ago when Bloomberg reported that Samsung was getting ready to launch its smart watch …

Meanwhile in Russia: Putin-Backed Mayoral Candidate Puts Pictures of Emilia Clarke On Anti-Rape Posters

We know very little about Russian politics, but the phrase “Russian politics” alone make us feel like there’s probably something sketchy going on.</i> …

Posters

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Google Glass

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Samsung Hennessy is official: a dual-screen flip-phone with a quad-core CPU

While we'd like to feign surprise at Samsung's official reveal of another dual-screen Android flip phone, yesterday's leak gave us ample warning. Samsung's Chinese website has officially outed the Hennessy (W789), and it boasts a pair of 3.3-inch 320x480 touch displays and runs Android 4.1 on a …

Christian Bale 'could get $50m' to reprise Batman role in Man of Steel 2

Warner Bros keen to lure Bale back into the cape, and reportedly also courting Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor<p>• Batman v Superman confirmed at Comic-Con • Poll: Who should play Batman in Man of Steel 2?<p>Christian Bale could receive $50m to reprise his role as Batman in the upcoming Man …

Why did the Dreamcast fail? Sega's marketing veteran looks back

Tadashi Takezaki, these days, works at Sega in the position of "head of project implementation department, president's office," which doesn't describe very well the things he's been involved with since joining up in 1993. A veteran of Sega's marketing and PR department in Japan, Takezaki was …

Besta Light box

<b>Materials:</b> Besta units with glass doors, LED strips, power suply, frost film, translucent printed graphics.<p><b>Description:</b><br>Instructions-<br>Assemble your …

8 distinct Galaxy Note 3 model numbers spotted online

A wild rumor made the rounds through the blogosphere yesterday, sparked by a report in the Korean publication <i>ETNews</i>. According to the report, Samsung is preparing no fewer than four distinct variants of the Galaxy Note 3, including a “limited edition” premium variant with an unbreakable display, an …

Galaxy Note

Father: Teen Jailed For Facebook Comment Beaten Up Behind Bars

The family of Justin Carter, the 19-year-old Texas gamer who made offensive Facebook comments that landed him in jail, is working with new urgency to get his $500,000 bail reduced because they say he's getting beat up behind bars.<p>"Without getting into the really nasty details, he's had concussions, …

Volkswagen XL1: How does 261mpg feel?

The Volkswagen XL1 is missing something. Three things, really.<p>The Toyota Prius is a car. The XL1 is a transporter.<p>Already pared down to a catalogue of lightweight, sophisticated components rendered from carbon fibre, magnesium and aluminium, the XL1 lacks those useful pieces of hardware that …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

EXCLUSIVE: UKF Summer Drum & Bass Minimix

New Music: TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) “I Need”

The trio of Tank, Ginuwine, and Tyrese croon their hearts out on their new release “I Need.” The smooth ballad finds the three R&B stars on their …

iOS 7 allows iPhone and iPad control with head movements?

A rumored accessibility option for Apple's upcoming operating system may let users control their devices with a quick jerk of the head.<p>The idea of controlling an<p>iPhoneoriPadwith a gesture may not be too farfetched. According to 9to5Mac, Apple is said to have included a head movement feature in its …

iOS

Play Skee-Ball using Chrome on a computer, mobile device

Up to three players can compete in some intense games of Skee-Ball using nothing more than Chrome.<p>Remember when Google demoed the Racer game at Google I/O a few weeks back? Well, apparently Racer was just the beginning of showing interactive games using nothing more than Chrome.<p>As you can see from …

Google