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The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

A Dashboard Gadget That Will Totally Change How You Drive

It was the last car on the rental lot: a white Nissan Altima that looked as if it had hit every pothole and puddle between Ohio, where it got its …

Driverless Cars

From Toy Story to Psycho: the 100 greatest films of all time

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Review – A Must-Own RPG

Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition Review<p>I have to be honest, I’m a huge fan of both Obsidian and Black Isle’s work throughout the years. I’ve …

Indie Gaming

BittBoy is a retro pocket console that does a lot for very little

The GameBoy Pocket remains one of the best-designed pieces of mobile gaming kit ever in my opinion, which is why I was intrigued by the BittBoy, a new third-party portable console that clearly owes a lot of inspiration to the GameBoy. The tiny handheld packs a library of “300” games built-in, …

Retrogaming

How to Make Gorgeous Tabletop Terrain for Less than $15

<i>On The Geek & Sundry Painters Guild, host Will Friedle (who is new to the hobby) is joined by veteran hobbyists who show him the ins and outs of</i> …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

The Top 100 RPGs of All Time

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Iliad

Homer's <i>Iliad</i> describes the final year of the Trojan War, a legendary conflict between an alliance of Greek cities and the city of Troy in Anatolia. …

The Real Reason Americans Are So Fat | Men's Health

Next came a low-carb backlash, with diets like Atkins, South Beach, and paleo ascending and low-fat diets dismissed as relics of an era when we were naïve enough to believe the experts.<p>Many people today, including legitimate scientists like David Ludwig, M.D., of Harvard University, argue that the …

The Wild Technology That Will Make 5G Wireless Work

Companies such as Qualcomm are reimagining networks to let them connect just about everything–from drones to surgical instruments.<p>Wireless technology is a stone soup of acronyms, jargon, numbers, and marketing gibberish that the industry likes to boil down into terms like “4G,” the technology used …

Telecoms

Book Review - The Little Book of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Games

<i>Villordsutch reviews The Little Book of Sinclair ZX Spectrum Games by Chris Wilkins…</i><p>I’m a big fan of nearly everything to do with Sinclair Computers. …

Retrogaming

The best game I've played this year is an unfinished game from 2013

I recently started playing DayZ, a video game based on surviving a zombie apocalypse somewhere in Russia, and it's the best game I've played in years.<p>In DayZ, your primary objective is simply to survive. To do so, you need to roam around the massive map dotted with villages and cities, and to find …

Track Down

How to get into Dungeons & Dragons in modern times

It wasn’t too long ago that playing Dungeons & Dragons was kind of a pain. No, not rolling a character and doing the math to optimize it — that’s <i>fun</i>. …

The Definitive Ranking of Bob Dylan Studio Albums, From Worst to Best

There’s no better way to celebrate the greatest American songwriter’s 75th birthday than to stoke reader outrage by attempting to rank his work, …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

1992 Video Game, Still Being Worked On, Hits Steam This Week

Development on survival game <i>UnReal World</i> began in 1992. <i>1992</i>. And now, in February 2016, it’s coming to Steam. Better late than never!<p>The game, which …

Gaming

25 Timeless RPGs You Need to Play Before You Die

From historically important games to those with great stories to those that are just brilliantly unique, these are the RPG games that you cannot afford not to play.<p>Initially released as Final Fantasy III in the U.S., this SNES Squaresoft classic tells the story of General Celes Chere and her band …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Kanye West

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The%20Washington%20Post/20151121/5650fac8e4b00e23987d2a12/5650fad2e4b010f59f669745_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1448147678508_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the …

Star Wars

Book Review - The History of Ocean Software

<i>Ben Rayner reviews The History of Ocean Software…</i><p>When you look back at all the games you played in your younger days, you cant help but think of …

Mission Impossible
Star Wars: Battlefront

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Books

How the CIA ran a ‘billion dollar spy’ in Moscow

The spy had vanished.<p>He was the most successful and valued agent the United States had run inside the Soviet Union in two decades. His documents and drawings had unlocked the secrets of Soviet radars and weapons research years into the future. He had smuggled circuit boards and blueprints out of …

Russia

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

Astronomy

Expert-Approved Golf Tips

We reached out to two of the best golf coaches in the country and asked them to reveal the single best tip for every golf shot you’ll face on your next 18.<p>Follow their advice and prepare for the round of your life.<p><b>Find the Fairway</b><br>If “slice” is your middle name, here’s your fix: When you step up to …

Was Free-To-Play Always The Plan For 'Elder Scrolls Online?'

It came as little surprise to observers of the video game industry and the MMO market in particular that the ambitious <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i> eventually ditched its subscription fee.<p>The game is now effectively free-to-play, though that’s something of a misnomer: Consumers still need to purchase a game …

Gaming Industry

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

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