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The life-size BB-8 is real and you can get one this year

NEW YORK — The rumored life-size BB-8 droid from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is real, everyone, and you’ll be able to roll it around your house later …

Oculus VR With a New Computer Should Cost Around $1500 "All-In"

Oculus hasn't yet revealed a launch price for its Oculus Rift consumer headset, but CEO Brendan Iribe recently dropped a few hints. Speaking at the annual Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes (via Recode), Iribe said, "We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to …

How Furious 7's stunt cars accomplish the unbelievable

Dennis McCarthy has been the picture car coordinator for five Furious movies. He told us the secrets behind Furious 7's cars.<p><i>Furious 7</i> is a wild ride. It's a loud, ridiculous, preposterous, and utterly pitch-perfect addition to the Furious family. Like every previous edition of the series, that …

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How Pillars of Eternity rewrites the rules for role-playing

You shouldn't have to put in hours of study to roll up a great character, and games shouldn't hinge on your ability to guess what combination of skills designers thought make the most powerful archetypes. The team behind <i>Pillars of Eternity</i> knew they could do better. So they threw out the rules, and …

12 Foods to Look Better Naked

According to adult toy company Adam & Eve, 41 percent of American adults prefer to get busy in the dark. Although that stat isn't particularly …

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Western Digital Uses New Intel, Marvell Processors In Latest High Performance NAS Devices

Western Digital announced a quartet of new network attached storage devices yesterday, targeting small businesses and PC power users. The new devices are both in WD My Cloud family, and they look quite similar, but these new EX series and DL series devices are actually quite different—at the …

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The Superfish certificate has been cracked, exposing Lenovo users to attack

Lenovo's Superfish bug just went from bad to worse, as researchers have turned up an easy way to take advantage of the security flaws opened up by the pre-installed software. Superfish is present on Lenovo laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015, although Lenovo says no Thinkpads were …

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'Destiny' Brings In 'Guild Wars 2' Writer As New 'Loremaster'

It may be a slow process, but Bungie has shown an ability to adapt to fan concerns about Destiny with updates to the game. These days, Legendary Engrams don’t turn into Rare items anymore, and as of this week, they’ve added a way to check faction reputation in the inventory screen. There are still …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

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NVIDIA's newest GPU crams in tons of power without a hefty price

If you've been tempted by NVIDIA's high-end GTX 970 and 980 video cards, but couldn't justify their high prices, the company's latest entry is made for you. NVIDIA is rounding out its Maxwell family of video cards today with the GTX 960, a desktop GPU that it describes as hitting the "sweet spot" …

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Muscle-sensing Myo gesture armband will be on Amazon this quarter

About a year after getting our first taste of the Myo, Thalmic Labs has announced that it's reaching out to the masses by way of Amazon this quarter. As with its pre-order on the company's website, this muscle-sensing gesture control armband will be available for $199. But even before that, Thalmic …

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These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

UK organized crime unit arrests teen in PSN, XBL holiday outage investigation

An 18-year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the distributed denial of service attack that brought down the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live over the holidays and for alleged swatting offenses, according to a U.K. police organized crime unit.<p>The teen, whose name was not …

Destiny's Crota raid can still be cheesed, even after Bungie's latest round of fixes

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie dedicated most of the game's latest patch to fixing a host of exploits players had been using to cheat their way through <i>The Dark Below</i>'s raid, Crota's End. But in this large-scale version of whack-a-mole game development, players find two new loopholes for every one that …

How Your Food Impacts Your Vagina

Get ready for seriously surprising intel.<p>Ever nosh on asparagus to have your hoo-ha—and we're not just talking your pee—smell funny? Well, that's one way to think about that whole "you are what you eat" connection. And it turns out, for women, it's a pretty important one.<p>Healthy vaginas have a …

Flexible spinal cord implants will let paralyzed people walk

Doctors dream of helping the paralzyed walk through implants that stimulate their spinal cords, but current technology makes that impossible; these stiff, unnatural gadgets usually end up damaging or inflaming nervous tissue over time. Swiss researchers may have just solved this problem once and …

Tax Software Wars Heat Up As TurboTax Makes A Change

With filing season just around the corner, the tax software wars are heating up.<p>Earlier this week, MousePrint (sister site to ConsumerWorld.org) issued a “Warning for TurboTax Users.” According to the site, “[r]egular purchasers of Intuit’s TurboTax Deluxe, the top selling desktop tax preparation …

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You've heard of the Xbox, now meet the OBox

The OBox is a meaty Android home console powered by the Nvidia K1 processor, the same seen in Nvidia's Shieldtablet. Snail plans to allow retailers to sell many variations of the hardware. Options will include two different processors, two different HDMI set-ups, and four hard drives ranging from …

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You can buy these head-tracking headphones instead of 25 speakers

If you want to recreate the movie theater experience at home, you usually have to buy five — or more — speakers to surround your couch. Instead of putting a lot of money into sets of speakers that are going to be confined to one room, 3D Sound Labs has created a set of headphones that can emulate …

Leaked 'Destiny' Plans Show Massive 'Comet' Expansion In Fall 2015

A new image is making the rounds, reportedly showing the next year or so of Destiny content plans. We all knew that Activision/Bungie’s 10 year, $500M experiment was going to keep pumping out new content to keep players engaged, but we didn’t know what form that would take in the long run. Now, we …

IRL: Alpine puts its car audio chops to good use... in headphones?

Some of the best headphones I listened to this year came from a car audio company. It's true. When I hear the name Alpine, I think of two things: the car stereos and the brewery in southern California. Back in October, the tech-focused Alpine announced its $300 over-ear cans with so-called Full …

Hackers reportedly leak Xbox One SDK in the name of 'creativity and research'

A full version of Microsoft's official Xbox One software development kit was reportedly leaked by hacking group H4LT, according to an announcement and screenshots made available from the group's official Twitter account.<p>The alleged SDK leak could open up the possibility for developers to create …

Bungie Extends Xur's Destiny Stay Through the Weekend

It's a post-Christmas miracle!<p>Bungie has announced that Xur, Agent of the Nine, will remain in the Tower with his special holiday wares until Monday …

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

LG says next year's 4K TVs will be better because of quantum dots

LG has announced that next year, it will have a new set of 4K TVs to slot between its existing Ultra HD LCDs and super-colorful OLED models. These are different because they use quantum dot technology, which LG says will make for a wider color palette and better color saturation than regular LCDs. …

Destiny's Dark Below expansion punishes the game's most important players

<i>Destiny</i> could be defended in the past.<p>When others deemed its loot systems broken, I came up with justifications for them. When others declared the game mediocre, I explained why it was one of my favorite games of the year. I committed to this game, and mastered its arcane and counterintuitive …

Jared Leto is The Joker, Will Smith is Deadshot in DC's Suicide Squad movie

Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the cast of its movie based on DC Comics' Suicide Squad today, announcing that Jared Leto will play The Joker and Will Smith will play Deadshot in the 2016 film.<p>The confirmed cast also includes Margot Robbie, who will play Harley Quinn; Tom Hardy, who will return to …

Xbox Live is back up after hackers claim they torpedoed it as a test run for a holiday attack [update]

Xbox Live appears to be back up this morning following a brief outage last night for which a hacker group claimed responsibility.<p>The outage, which lasted more than an hour, impacted both Xbox 360 and Xbox One users of Xbox Live. Consoles were responding with the 80151909 error code, which warns …

Panasonic TC-55AX900 Review: LCD Gets Serious

Whatever way you look at it, the Panasonic TC-55AX900 is a big deal. As the brand’s flagship 55-inch LCD TV in its first year without any plasma TVs it’s a big deal for Panasonic. With its hefty $5500 price tag buying one would clearly be a big deal for most consumers. It could be a big deal, too, …