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Super-sharp displays on Android phones take on Apple

HTC, Sony, and Huawei are leading the charge into large, full high-definition phone displays, said DisplayMate Technologies. It's a market Apple has yet to enter.<p>"With the iPhone 4 Retina display, Apple pioneered the previous generation of smartphone displays in 2010," wrote Raymond Soneira in …

PRISM paranoia is officially Google’s worst nightmare

Reports of widespread government surveillance aren’t a problem for just you– they’re a nightmare for Google as well.<p>Since the initial PRISM reports dropped earlier this month, Google and other tech companies have struggled to distance themselves from the claims that they give government agencies …

Sony Won E3 (But That Doesn't Matter)

LOS ANGELES – It was a moment that will go down in the E3 history books.<p>After a day full of perfunctory fanboy whoops and polite applause for the …

Outlast is a stealth horror game designed to make the player suffer

The scariest thing about <i>Outlast</i> isn't its mountain asylum setting, or even the thing stalking you through the bloodied building, it's that the game features a hide button.<p>The ability to hide isn't always there and it's not the only thing you can do in the game. Sometimes you can run, crouch, climb. …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

The Chaos of Kanye West's Yeezus

<b>Today Kanye West releases</b> his sixth solo album, <i>Yeezus,</i> a record with an improbably terrible pun for a title that does little to describe the aggressive nature of its contents. While ostensibly a rap record, aside from a couple of brief, straightforward appearances by Chicago rappers Chief Keef and …

Statistical Proof That LeBron James Is Better Without His Headband

With 9 minutes left LeBron had his signature headband ripped off on a put-back dunk.<p>LeBron went on to play the final 14 minutes without his headband. While he looked remarkably strange, his game went to a new level. He finished with 32 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.<p>Here's the breakdown of his …

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NSA fears spark traffic surge on DuckDuckGo search engine

Media coverage of the US National Security Agency's Prism electronic surveillance program, as well as wider publicity for online privacy issues, is …