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'Adults Only' games

If you've landed on this page in search of 3D-rendered smut, you've come to the wrong place. The 'Adults Only' moniker is derived from the ESRB …

Grand Theft Auto V: Tips, tricks, and cheat codes

Grand Theft Auto V (read our review here) is so huge that you can lose dozens of hours by ignoring the story and finding new activities and side missions to take part in. The open-world crime game does a good job of easing you in, but it doesn’t tell you everything.<p>So with some advice from …

Ubisoft isn't afraid of mobile gaming, sees a bright future in Wii U and Oculus Rift

Ubisoft's Alain Corre isn't worried about the rise in mobile gaming. On the contrary, Corre, who heads up the company's overseas operations, seems to welcome the uptick in iOS and Android gamers and not resignedly, either. "What we like in mobile gaming is that it's bringing a lot of new people to …

BMW Vision Gran Turismo: One Sexy Bimmer Not for this World

There has been speculation that BMW will release a proper supercar for some time now, and that car is finally here. At least, a car that <i>looks</i> like it could be that car is here, and by here, we mean it soon will appear in a video game. You might have heard of it—it’s called Gran Turismo, and BMW’s …

Faster Forward, Together

Welcome to RocketHub<p>The leading social network for entrepreneurs.<p>Create account Log in<p><i>portrait</i><p>Connect<p>Connect on our growing network with 500k+ fellow …

Robots, Humans and Future Exploration

Billionaire meat chase: Bill Gates, Peter Thiel are funding engineered burgers too

Google co-founder Sergey Brin forked over $325,000 of his own cash to fund the development of the world's first lab-grown burger — which went through a public tasting on Monday. But, as <i>The Washington Post</i> pointed out in a report today, Brin isn't the only tech industry billionaire to back …

30 Super Efficient Ways to Pack Your Stuff

Whether you’re prepping for a weekend getaway, a month-long honey moon, or for your first year of college, you want to make the most of what you pack. Not just seeing how much you can jam in your suitcase, but having your clothes, shoes, toiletries, and more arrive at your destination as easy to …

Insanely expensive cars on auction at Pebble Beach

Auction house Gooding & Company will be selling off these rolling pieces of art. Better bring your banker — the prices are in the millions.

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Apple's new suppliers are 'even worse' than Foxconn, says China Labor Watch

Just as Pegatron has managed to snatch more Apple contracts away from Foxconn, so too has it attracted greater scrutiny of the conditions faced by its 70,000 workers. China Labor Watch, the US-based worker welfare monitor, now alleges that Chinese factories run by the up-and-coming Taiwan-based …

Creepy Illustrations by Erik Svetoft

Bizarre Illustrations.<p>Selected illustrations by Erik Svetoft. His drawings look so wonderfully creepy. Erik Svetoft’s artworks are very bizarre, kind …

Art

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

The Wolverine – review

Hugh Jackman once more impersonates Logan, Marvel Comics' indestructible superhero, whose hands sprout lethal knives (not unlike the one Laurence …

Johnny Depp Is The Next Superstar Actor To Claim That He's Retiring

As Johnny Depp is making the media rounds to prepare the United Kingdom for the disappointment of <i>The Lone Ranger</i>, he stopped by BBC Breakfast yesterday for an interview and ended up dropping quite the juicy little nugget on everyone. In a very mumbly explanation of his preparations for his role as …

Google Working on a Set-Top Box with a Camera and a Motion Sensor

On the heels of the unveiling of Google’s new Chromecast TV dongle, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the company is developing a more feature-rich set-top box that would include a video camera for Hangouts and a motion sensor.<p>According to the newspaper’s sources, a prototype of the device …

Jennifer Lawrence: America’s Kick-Ass Sweetheart

‘Dude!” Says Jennifer Lawrence into her cellphone. “I’m lost as fuck! I’ve been driving around for, like, 10 minutes. Where the hell is this place?” …

Amazing Thing Alert: Here Is a Dress Made Out of a Book

Crafty, creative people always blow my mind—and crafty people who have the imagination, skill, and wherewithal to make elaborate fashion pieces out of nontraditional materials? I can never get enough of seeing their creations!<p>Check out Reddit user Jorimoo, who made a dress entirely from the pages …

4G reaches to just one-fourth of Europe's populace

Three-quarters of the EU has no 4G coverage, and fourth-generation services are practically non-existent in rural areas.<p>According to the European Commission, only one-quarter of the EU's population lives within reach of a 4G LTE network. For those living in more remote areas, that figure drops to …

“Angry Birds” Comes To The Kennedy Space Center

The 4,485-square-foot, seven-exhibit attraction includes making your own digital Angry Bird, playing the Eggsteroid Slingshot, and traversing the …

YouTube video claims to show rumored, low-cost plastic iPhone

Apple has been rumored to be working on a plastic, low-cost iPhone for quite some time now, so it was only a matter of time before a video claiming to show the device hit YouTube.<p>The 6.5-minute video called "New Low-Cost Plastic Apple iPhone: Sneak Peek" gives users an extended look at and …

Home 3D Printers Emit Some Nasty Stuff, Researchers Find

Home 3D printers – particularly FDM, Makerbot-like devices – are still in their infancy and, as such, are untested when it comes to safety. That’s why some researchers at the Built Environment Research Group at the Illinois Institute of Technology decided to test a popular model for ultrafine …

Canary Shatters Its Indiegogo Funding Goal For Its Smart, Dead-Simple Home Monitors

There are some 90 million homes in the U.S. without any security system whatsoever. Many of them are renters who don’t want to invest heavily in a place they don’t own, among hundreds of thousands of home owners who are simply priced out. There has never been a convenient, all-in-one system that …

Smart Streets Soon Will Know You're Walking On Them

Cities are using microradar to count bicyclists, and they may soon be detecting pedestrians, too, as America’s transportation agencies follow a public migration away from the automobile and toward alternate modes of transporation.<p>“We want to be able to measure bikes, pedestrians, transit users, …

More than 80% of children lie about their age to use sites like Facebook

The UK advertising watchdog has criticised the lax age verification systems used by websites such as Facebook, after finding that more than 80% of …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …