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'Homeworld Remastered Collection' Goes For The Nostalgic Jugular With New Videos

Now that we know when the Homeworld Remastered Collection will get released on February 25th, Gearbox Software is now almost gleefully bombarding fans with serious amounts of eye candy.<p>The first of the two new videos covers the story (shown below). The original games used a brilliantly minimalist …

Blackbirds

5 Riveting Nonfiction Books Everyone Should Read

When considering a good read, not everyone reaches for a work of fiction. True stories can be equally riveting, and often just as difficult to put down.<p>With this in mind, our friends at the New York Public Library helped us put together a list of the five best nonfiction books that will have you at …

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The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

Chester Nez, last of original Navajo code talkers of World War II, dies

For more than two decades, Chester Nez kept silent about his role as one of the original Navajo code talkers responsible for developing an unbreakable code during World War II.<p>His death Wednesday at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at age 93 was lamented by the Marine Corps as the end of an era …

Moff Is A Wearable Bluetooth Bangle For Kids That Adds Sound-Effects To Everyday Play

This embed is invalid<p>And the award for cutest wearable goes to… Moff! A smart bangle for kids that’s being developed by — you guessed it — a Japanese company (such <i>kawaii</i>) on a mission to transform boring everyday objects into toys with sound effects.<p>The Moff wearable is a slap band — i.e. no need …

Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20

Twenty years of wild parties, legendary product launches, and heated controversies.<p><i>Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year again! As part of our yearly look at SXSWi, we’ve resurfaced this retrospective from 2014, for your weekend reading pleasure.</i><p>When South By Southwest Interactive launched in 1994, …

To This Day

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

The Oscar-nominated director of '12 Years a Slave' is ready to put his anger aside<p>A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a …

Behind the lens | photographer Todd Glaser shoots Pipeline

<i>Todd Glaser wanders the world with his camera one step at a time, and his travels take him to many remote locations — from Fiji to Tahiti, Puerto Rico to Mexico. Based in his hometown of San Diego, Calif., Todd works as a staff photographer for Surfer magazine and is trusted to capture some of the</i> …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (w/ Classroom Instruments)

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13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

Stephen Colbert explains Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'

Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had implored Colbert to skip the event, which was hosted by security giant RSA -- a company that …

Advantage PS4: Why Sony is winning the console war

Just in case you're someone who's inclined to read the title of this opinion piece, skim the first paragraph, and then jump straight to the comments section, this is not a doom-and-gloom message for Microsoft. The Xbox One is selling really well, the Microsoft games division isn't about to go out …

Visa, MasterCard don't view bitcoin as a threat

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., which processed $7.4 trillion in purchases last year, are among leading payments networks that devote thousands of words in filings to every perceived threat to their business. "Bitcoin" isn't one of them.<p>"I'm a bit skeptical," said Discover Financial Services Chief …

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Why Do Companies Keep Getting Hacked?

One reason is that security isn’t always a priority for developers in a rush to bring a product to market. Another reason is that humans are stupid.<p>Two weeks ago, a respected crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, was hacked. Snapchat was hacked the week before that. Skype’s social media accounts were …

Bank of America

Mapping New York's Traffic Crashes

Google Maps Dives Into World Oceans for Underwater Street Views

The Google Maps team has announced the addition of new underwater Street View images in locations around Mexico with the help of the Catlin Seaview …

Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?

Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before a year ago, with the equally underwhelming launch of the GS4. Our disappointment jibed with the …

Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz

Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. The ad requests the services of a software engineer who can help the German …

Google Glass is getting Android KitKat, but monthly updates are no more

Google is gearing up for its biggest Glass update yet.<p>The smartglasses are finally getting an upgrade to Android KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, as Google moves towards bigger but less frequent Glass updates, according to a private forum posting unearthed by Android …

Qualcomm Toq, A Smarter Smart Watch

Qualcomm Toq is not new. It hit the market in November 2013 in the US, but there’s something smarter about the newest entrant to the smart watch and wearable field than meets the eye.<p>This quantified self thing has possibly made us more aware of ourselves. We are living, and will continue to live in …

Exclusive: Iraq signs deal to buy arms, ammunition from Iran - documents | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by Reuters - a move that would break a U.N. embargo on weapons sales by Tehran.<p>Iraqi soldiers take part in an intensive security deployment in Sulaiman Pek, 160 km (99 miles) …

Meteorite smashes into moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded

Rock travelling at 61,000 km/h punched a crater 40 metres wide and produced a flash that could be seen from Earth<p>Astronomers have captured the moment a lump of rock slammed into the moon with so much force that the bright flash could be seen from Earth with the naked eye.<p>The 400kg (63st) meteorite, …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …