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In 1961, the US almost detonated two nuclear bombs over North Carolina by accident

On January 23rd, 1961, the United States almost nuked itself by accident. On that day, according to a recently unclassified document obtained by <i>The Guardian</i>, the US Air Force mistakenly dropped a pair of hydrogen bombs over Goldsboro, North Carolina. The bombs each carried a 4-megaton payload and …

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer to produce a Kaiju monster drama for the SyFy network

Guillermo del Toro's <i>Pacific Rim</i> made Kaiju (giant creatures inspired by the Japanese monster movie genre of the same name) all the rage this summer, and now <i>X-Men</i> director Bryan Singer is getting in on the craze. According to <i>Deadline</i><i>,</i> Singer and his Bad Hat Harry production house are producing a …

'D4' on Xbox One is a surreal adventure that finally makes the case for Kinect gaming

Microsoft’s decision to bundle its new Kinect sensor with every Xbox One may be a major factor in the console's $499 sticker price, but it does give developers the freedom to experiment safe in the knowledge that the peripheral’s adoption won’t be a problem. And experimentation is exactly what you …

After 30 years, lost 'Steve Jobs Time Capsule' finally recovered

We can assume that Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse is in good condition. But what about the six pack of beer?<p>In 1983, at the close of the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colo., organizers buried a time capsule, known officially as the Aspen Time Tube. Many attendees contributed various …

Don’t Look Now, but the Second Screen Is About to Invade Videogames’ Next Generation

The “second screen”: Savior of bored TV watchers, scourge of movie ushers and … <i>something</i> for the future of videogames.<p>By now it’s old news that many …

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One Insight Of Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi That Changed Your Life, Gamer Or Not

After finishing my class yesterday, a student who is usually active in discussion approached to apologize for falling asleep … and he had an excuse. I assumed it would be cramming for a test or some work issue.<p>“I just got Grand Theft Auto V,” he said, “and I couldn’t stop playing last …

There are 629 words you won’t be allowed to register as a web address

For the past year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit entity that runs the web’s naming system, has been wading through proposals for over 1,400 new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). These are the end bits of a web address, such as the .com in qz.com. …

Valve's Steam Box teased for Monday reveal on official countdown page

Valve is counting down to Monday morning at 10AM PT. That's when the company will likely reveal the Steam Box, its plan to create a video game console that runs Linux and plays PC games.<p>Earlier this week, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said that we should expect the company to share more information …

Valve and Sony both tease buzzy new consoles

The gaming community is buzzing about two big up-and-coming consoles, Valve’s Steam Box and Sony’s PlayStation Vita TV. Executives from both …

Google Glass ditches tether requirement for data sharing

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Man stabbed and robbed of Grand Theft Auto 5 game

Three teenagers have been charged over the stabbing and robbery of a man who had bought the video game Grand Theft Auto 5 only 80 minutes earlier.<p>The 23-year-old man was attacked as he made his way home from a midnight launch event in London in the early hours of Tuesday with the game, which …

Inafune, Microsoft on the Potential of Xbox One in Japan

"I wouldn’t want to count a company out, even if they haven’t had a great track record."<p>Xbox One isn't launching in Japan until 2014, which Mega Man …

Major US security company warns over NSA link to encryption formula

A major American computer security company has told thousands of customers to stop using an encryption system that relies on a mathematical formula developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>RSA, the security arm of the storage company EMC, sent an email to customers telling them that the …

Sony Plans To Launch Gaikai PS3 Library in 2014

Sony will use the cloud technology to provide PS3 games to stream to PS4 and Vita.<p>In a roundtable interview at Tokyo Game Show today, Sony Worldwide …

Chew to reload: Light-gun concept game tries to make eating vegetables fun (video)

The Tokyo Game Show isn't <i>just</i> triple-A console titles and new hardware. Oh no, there's Food Practice Shooter too. It's the work of Takayuki Kosaka from Kanagawa's Institute of Technology, with the noble aim of getting kids to eat more vegetables. How? By making vegetable eating an integral part of …

Redefining car culture with Gran Turismo creator Kaz Yamauchi

Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo series has been a cultural phenomenon, a force renowned beyond the realm of video games, since its debut on the original PlayStation in 1998.<p>We're a few months away from the launch of <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> on PlayStation 3, which is scheduled for Dec. 6. The series' scope …

A Visual Reminder Of How Far PlayStation 3 Games Have Come In Seven Years

Yesterday, I wrote a post that featured before and after screenshots of both ancient and modern Xbox 360 games. The point was to show that at launch, most games on a new system aren’t going to look great, and over time, developers learn to harness the power of the console better. The result is that …

Mobify – Digital Experience Platform

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Here's What Happens To Google Employees When They Die

It’s no surprise that the employee benefits of Google are among the best in the land—free haircuts, gourmet food, on-site doctors and high-tech “cleansing” toilets are among the most talked-about—but in a rare interview with Chief People Officer Laszlo Bock I discovered that the latest perk for …

This Glass Lets You Drink Two Different Beers at the Same Time

<b>In a move part Escher, part why-didn't-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass</b>. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders …

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Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from the week with these abodes from around the world.<p>John Pawson's minimal home and an experimental residence by …

Stephen Hawking: brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking has said he believes brains could exist independently of the body, but that the idea of a conventional afterlife is a fairy tale.<p>Speaking at the premiere of a documentary film about his life, the theoretical physicist said: "I think the brain is like a program in the mind, which is …

Tom Waits added to Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit, marking first full set in five years

Tom Waits will give a rare live performance as this year’s Bridge School Benefit, set for October 26th-27th at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain …

Consoleception: You Can Play Your PS4 Through Your Xbox One

At the Tokyo Game Show this past week, Microsoft got a question about whether or not the Xbox One’s HDMI-In capability will support the ability to run its rival, the PlayStation 4. Xbox senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello dodged the question at first, but later on his …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>18<p>Sat<p>Featuring Special Guest Locash<p>Power Plant Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>19<p>Sun<p>Tall Heights<p>Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway, Richmond, …

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Fringe Factor: Bill Nye The Science Guy Does Not Understand Science

Hillary Clinton could be our first lesbian president and other assertions from the political fringe.<p><b>Creationist Pastor: Bill Nye the Science Guy Does</b> …