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4chan user devises a way to bank through GameStop

Forget Bitcoin banking. One intrepid 4chan user has found a newer, cooler way to bank: spending his entire paycheck on pre-ordering games from GameStop, and then "withdrawing" money when he needs to by canceling one of his pre-orders.<p>"GameStops are just as prevalent as banks in my town and I work …

Be the Monty Python foot in 'Holy Grail' stomping game

Few feet are as famous as the one that stomps from the sky in the opening credits of "Monty Python's Flying Circus." A free online game dubbed Holy Stomping turns that foot into the lead character, letting you smoosh characters that would be right at home in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."<p>The …

Monty Python

Candid Talk on Pot From California Governor

California

Tegu Lizard is Florida's Latest Invasive Wildlife Threat

The tegu lizard is the latest threat to native Florida wildlife. The black-and-white lizards can reach up to four feet in length. The exotic lizards, …

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Small Nerve Fiber Neuropathy Commonly Found in Fibromyalgia

<i>Reprinted with the kind permission of Cort Johnson and Health Rising</i><b>.</b><p>Small Nerve Fiber Neuropathy Commonly Found in Fibromyalgia (and Linked to …

Should Farmers Give John Deere And Monsanto Their Data?

Starting this year, farmers across the Midwest can sign up for a service that lets big agribusiness collect data from their farms, minute by minute, as they plant and harvest their crops.<p>Monsanto and John Deere are offering competing versions of this service. Both are promising to mine that data …

South Korea building 5G network 1000x faster than 4G

<b>South Korea plans to spend ₩1.6 trillion on a 5G network, for completion by the year 2020.</b><p>4G still hasn't reached all -- or even most -- of …

South Korea

Alienware will release new Steam Machines each year

<b>The idea behind Valve's Steam Machine is to take the best aspects of the gaming PC and place it in the console-dominated territory of the lounge room.</b><p>…

Steam Machines

Monsanto Is Going Organic in a Quest for the Perfect Veggie

Monsanto's new veggies are sweeter, crunchier, and more nutritious—with none of the "Frankenfoods" ick factor. Nicholas Cope<p>In a windowless basement …

Is the Will to Work Out Genetically Determined?

To a certain kind of sports fan—the sort with a Ph.D. in physiology—Olga Kotelko is just about the most interesting athlete in the world. A track and …

University of Michigan

How video games can affect dreaming patterns

Heavy or "hardcore" gamers are more likely to experience lucid dreaming or be less disturbed by nightmares, according to a recent interview from The Verge with researcher Jayne Gackenbach.<p>Gackenbach, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University in Canada, studies how gaming can impact dreaming. While …

Google Glass at the movies gets man interrogated

There are enemies of the state, and then there are enemies of Jack Ryan.<p>A Google Glass wearer has told an extraordinary story of going to his local movie theater in Ohio and allegedly being accosted by the FBI for wearing his device.<p>In an impassioned and slightly shiver-making e-mail to The …

Obama: Pot not 'more dangerous' than alcohol

President Barack Obama says smoking pot isn’t “more dangerous” than drinking alcohol.<p>“As has been well-documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama …

The Wii U is dead in its current form, admits Nintendo. But what now? - ExtremeTech

By on January 20, 2014 at 7:20 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It’s taken years longer than it …

Nintendo Wii

Cat Photography

It’s been a while since the last installment in our Cat Photograpy Q&A series. This time we hear from Bay-area pet photographer Josh Norem, The …

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

You know the alphabet. It’s one of the first things you’re taught in school. But did you know that they’re not teaching you <i>all</i> of the alphabet? There …

AMA: How a Weird Internet Thing Became a Mainstream Delight

Reddit's question-and-answer format imports the aspirational norms of honesty and authenticity from pseudonymous Internet forums into mainstream interviews.<p>Barack Obama, Jerry Seinfeld, a line cook at Applebee's, and a guy with two penises walk into a bar.<p>Actually, no, they would never do that. No …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

Watch HBO's 'Girls' Parodied By Adorable Kittens

Before you jump into the new season of HBO's "Girls," see what it would look like if Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna were played by adorable rescue cats.<p>Watch the cute kitten parody above to hear all about the young felines' struggles with Instagram-famous ex boyfriends, trying to get the …

12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms

English has changed a lot in the last several hundred years, and there are many words once used that we would no longer recognize today. For whatever …

Language

The 7 Best DRM-Free Comics Announced at Image Expo

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Watch A Pastor Lose His Damn Mind Over 'Wonder Showzen'

"Wonder Showzen" was about as subversive as TV gets. Those who are sadly unacquainted with the show, it aired on MTV2 from 2005 to 2006, and at its core was a parody of children's television such as "Sesame Street." If "Sesame Street" was produced by the Devil.<p>Created by Vernon Chatman and John Lee …

Okla. man accused of killing stepfather with 'atomic wedgie'

An Oklahoma man is being held on suspicion of murdering his stepfather by giving him an "atomic wedgie," officials said.<p>Police said Brad Lee Davis got into a drunken family fight with his stepfather in which he grabbed the man’s underwear, pulled it over his head, and suffocated him with the …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee by Jerry Seinfeld

Jerry Seinfeld is joined by friends for a cup of coffee and a drive in a classic car, sharing stories along the way.

Jerry Seinfeld

A chip off the 3D-printing block: Samsung partners with 3D Systems for custom Note 3 cases (video)

It figures that Samsung would want to take its "Create" tagline for the Note series and press on into 3D printing because: You. Customization. The endless possibilities. And all that other jargon-y industry buzz buzz buzz. Well, now that the Korean electronics giant's taking a stab at the …

PlayStation Now actually works! (update: hands-on video)

You'll excuse us if we didn't expect PlayStation Now to work so well. It's a game-streaming service, and the history of game-streaming services is littered with dead bodies. When Sony spent an unbelievable $380 million on Gaikai, it seemed impossible that the service could ever live up to that …

Origin's Genesis and Millennium PC cases take customization, expansion to new heights

Honestly, gaming PC cases are already pretty customizable and flexible, but Origin seems to think there's room for improvement. In order to accommodate as many possible configurations of components, Origin has made it possible to mount a motherboard in one of four different orientations: standard …