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World of Warcraft player makes the longest, slowest grind to level 90

One <i>World of Warcraft</i> player had a long, slow grind to reach the game's level cap of 90. He did so remaining entirely neutral, unable to participate in any of the faction quests through which most players advance in the game.<p>The player is Doubleagent and he was playing as a Pandaren, the race …

Libya apologises for detaining UN officer on suspicion of black magic

The United Nations says Libya has apologised for the detention of one of its officers on suspicion of "black magic".<p>Guards at a Tripoli prison arrested Ahmed Ghanem, an official observing the trial of two sons of Muammar Gaddafi, earlier this month, saying they suspected him of having written …

Major Smartphone Trial Disrupted by People Using Their Smartphones

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The judge presiding over a major lawsuit brought by Apple against Samsung is losing her patience …

Abraham game makers believe they are in a fight with Satan

"I need to be clear on this point: Are you telling me that Satan is literally working to confound your plans to release this game? You're saying that the actual Devil is scheming against you?"<p>I'm sitting in a nondescript office in an unremarkable neighborhood in Bakersfield, CA, interviewing three …

6 of the Biggest Video Game Reversals

Oh how some things change.<p>Game developers and publishers usually get it right. In the end, many decisions that initially seem unpopular end up being …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

Confusing U.S. Military Lingo Explained

Before <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2</i> made "Oscar Mike" ("on the move") famous, I confess that I'd never heard the expression before. But that's just …

Activision blames new consoles for lower sales of Ghosts

Activision knows why <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> didn't sell as many copies as they had hoped, and it has nothing to do with them regurgitating the same game …

Latest PS3 Battlefield 4 patch fixes crashes due to movement, firing weapons, accessorizing

Electronic Arts plans to roll out a patch today for the PlayStation 3 version of <i>Battlefield 4</i> aimed at increasing the game's stability by dealing with more than half-dozen routine gameplay elements that could lead to crashes in the game.<p>The patch fixes crashes that could occur when existing …

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

Babies remember melodies heard in womb, study suggests

Newborn babies can remember melodies played to them while they were in the womb, according to a study.<p>Scientists found that the brains of babies who heard a specific melody just before birth reacted more strongly to the tune immediately after they were born and at four months.<p>In the study involving …

Samsung's curved display is no gimmick, says researcher

The curved display on Samsung's Galaxy Round offers distinct advantages in reducing reflections and the high glossiness of flat displays, according to a report out Tuesday.<p>"There is widespread misunderstanding regarding curved displays. They aren't simply a marketing gimmick as has been widely …

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More proof that without competition U.S. broadband costs more and delivers less

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>The fastest, cheapest broadband in the world can be found in South Korea, with a triple play bundle that costs the equivalent …

The Extreme Measures One Man Took To Learn About Online Tracking

Curtis Wallen spent 10 Bitcoin and six months scouring the deep Web for enough details to create an entire new person. His project raises questions about anonymity, identity, and privacy.<p>Aaron Brown has scruffy brown hair, a thin mustache-goatee combo, and one of those mouths that rests in a frown. …

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Oarfish: second giant 'sea serpent' found on Californian beach

Second carcass of rare oarfish is found washed up on California beach, measuring 14 feet in length, just five days after an even larger specimen was found nearby<p>A 14-foot (4.3-metre) oarfish washed up on a southern California beach on Friday afternoon, less than a week after another rare 'sea …

Michael Gove reworks the science curriculum

Michael Gove, education secretary for the UK, isn't very popular in his role. He has long turned the country's teachers against him, his ideas for new assessments collapsed, and he is even being stood up to by Nick Clegg (famously an invertebrate). He normally has a negative impact on education in …

'World’s Most Fearless Creature'—The Honey Badger

Don’t be fooled by the “honey” in its name, the honey badger is actually listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The World’s Most Fearless …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Parents' Harsh Words Might Make Teen Behaviors Worse

Most parents yell at their kids at some point. It often feels like the last option for getting children to pay attention and shape up.<p>But harsh verbal discipline may backfire. Teenagers act worse if they're yelled at, a study finds.<p>No matter how much you shout, your teenagers don't listen. - …