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Algorithm Reveals Link Between Sour Cream And Traffic Accidents

Visualizing the unexpected correlations that surround us<p>Data suggest: marriages in Alabama are causing deaths by electrocution, divorces in South Carolina are causing bees to produce more honey, and Nicolas Cage movies are saving thousands of lives each year.<p>Tyler Vigen created a program, …

The More-Or-Less Completely Inaccurate Origin Of Sonic The Hedgehog

<i>"A hedgehog." "Really?" "Yeah, yeah, a hedgehog." "But hedgehogs are really slow." "They don't have to be."</i> <i>"I'm listening..."</i> Beasts Comedy's …

Retrogaming

A Supersilly Super Bowl 'What If ... ?'

We're only a few Sundays shy of the big game, so here's a Super Bowl warm-up video, a "What if ... ?"<p>What if a sportscaster from Britain who knows absolutely nothing about American football — whose only expertise is in rugby — were thrown on the air during an important semi-final game between …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

How Honored is different from Raptr: Gamers get real badges for virtual accomplishments

If you’ve played a modern game, you’ve likely unlocked an achievement or trophy. Upcoming social website Honored wants to take those virtual tchotchkes and make them into something more.<p>Honored offers gamers the chance to order real badges and patches for in-game feats, and it’s running a …

Major League Gaming claims it will be bigger than the NHL in two years

REDWOOD CITY, Calif — The largest North American e-sports league, Major League Gaming (MLG), is quickly becoming a global leader in sports broadcasting. MLG’s growth is so large that it’s on pace to surpass one of the U.S.’s most popular sports, the National Hockey League (NHL).<p>“We’ll be bigger …

Cincinnati Has Become An Unexpected Hub Of Tech Startups

Home to the headquarters of 10 Fortune 500 companies, including Macy's and Procter & Gamble, the metropolitan area also supports a growing community of tech startups through accelerator programs, low business taxes and unemployment, and the connecting power of established companies. In Cincinnati, …

Startups

Sega Pluto prototype auctioning for $7,600

One of the two Sega Pluto prototypes discovered last week is currently up for sale by its owner on Game Gavel, with the current bid at $7,600.<p>The first Pluto popped up last week from a forum poster claiming to be a former Sega employee. According to the poster, Pluto was a variation of the Sega …