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Everything New in Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians is loaded with a ton of new features, most of which are unlike previous games that came before it. To catch you up on all the new stuff, we've gathered everything you need to know about the upcoming game, from its story to its various single player and multiplayer modes.<p>Main …

Halo

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 14, 2015)

Read our top picks from this week’s Daily Edition, including the top takeaways from the second Republican presidential debate, new details about the search for Bowe Bergdahl and how space impacts the mind and body.<p><b>1.</b> 6 takeaways from the Republican presidential debate – CNN, Stephen Collinson<p><b>Top</b> …

Bowe Bergdahl

Air Force to Have Lasers on Its Fighters by 2020

Cheap and powerful, directed-energy weapons pods could be mounted on jets just five years from now.<p>The Navy has a seaborne deathlaser on patrol in the Gulf Coast, futuristic railguns in testing, and wants better versions of both in the next five years. Meanwhile, the Air Force isn't slacking; it's …

How Halo 5's REQ System Works

Developer 343 Industries has shared more details on how Halo 5: Guardians' new Requisition System works. Detailed on a blog post and explained in the video above, the REQ system has been "designed to reward players for time spent in Halo 5’s multiplayer experiences." According to the post, the REQ …

Donate sperm, get an iPhone 6S? In China, yes

In exchange for sperm donations, health institutions around China are offering enough money to buy Apple's latest smartphone, says a report.<p>Applemania has been sweeping through China over the past year, with the larger displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus increasing the brand's popularity in the …

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Amazon Fire tablets are now so cheap you can get them in a $250 six-pack

Tablet shoppers now have a tough choice: A 16GB iPad Mini 2, or six of Amazon's new Fire tablets for $19 less. Seriously.<p>Amazon announced Tuesday …

Check Out Fallout Monopoly's Custom Board and Tokens

The Fallout-themed version of Monopoly revealed earlier this month has been officially detailed, and it's now available for preorder.<p>As described on Bethesda's online store page, Monopoly: Fallout Collector's Edition lets players "rebuild civilization as you buy, sell, and trade your way through …

Battleships

Xbox One Getting Windows 10's "Edge" Browser

A version of Microsoft Edge, the new browser included with Windows 10, is coming to Xbox One.<p>Microsoft confirmed the news this week on Twitter by bluntly responding to a user, "Yes, Edge will be coming to Xbox One." The company did not say if Edge on Xbox One will have the same features as the PC …

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7 Tips to Improve Your Memory

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

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Antibacterial Soap Is a Wash, Study Finds

If you’re bothering to wash your hands regularly—and you should—you’re probably using antibacterials, many of which contain triclosan, an effective …

Does This Smart Lock Mean the End of House Keys Forever?

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Prepare for The Force Awakens with this mobile Star Wars RPG

Star Wars: Uprising is helping set the stage for an entire universe<p>The galaxy far, far away is changing.<p>With <i>The Force Awakens</i> on the horizon, the entire <i>Star Wars</i> universe is getting somewhat of a reboot; the old expanded universe (EU) is no longer canon, letting the new films start over fresh. …

New Apple TV's First Third-Party Gaming Controller Revealed

While the controller Apple is including with the latest iteration of Apple TV is more akin to a Wii Remote, third-party companies will be able to support the device's expanded game offerings with more traditional controllers.<p>The first of these, The Nimbus, is developed by SteelSeries and is a …

Smart TV

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Took Banned IV Prior to Manny Pacquiao Fight

Link to Media<p>After all the public and private allegations about Manny Pacquiao's performance-enhancing drug use, it appears it was actually Floyd Mayweather Jr. who may have been doping prior to their May bout.<p>As highlighted in an expansive profile of boxing's PED issues, Thomas Hauser of SB Nation …

Boxing

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

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The Shire from Lord of the Rings Remade in Minecraft With Stunning Detail

A new user-made Minecraft world deserves to be right up there with some of the best ever made in the open-ended sandbox PC game. A team of 25 builders spent close to one year re-creating The Shire from J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> franchise, and the results are stunning.<p>Uploaded on Imgur, …

The Lord of the Rings

57-year-old government employee admits to running a big DVD bootlegging operation under the Department of Labor's nose

CNN has published an article about former Labor Department employee Ricardo Taylor, who has admitted to running a bootleg movie operation out of the government department. Following his capitulation, it was ruled that he will serve 24 months of probation for the federal charge of copyright law …

iPad Pro: ‘Monster screen’ runs full-sized side-by-side apps, LTE models, keyboard + stylus separate

Alongside the new iPhones, new Apple TV, new Apple Watch bands, and a gold anodized version of the Apple Watch Sport, Apple plans to debut a pair of new iPads on Wednesday: the larger iPad Pro and a new iPad mini. Since our report last week that the iPad Pro would be unveiled at this event, we’ve …

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Why the new Apple TV will kill your Xbox or Playstation

A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.<p>In an exhaustive report …

App Store

Nazi gold train: Russia may lay claim to any treasure

As speculation mounts that a Nazi train laden with gold has been found, it emerges Russia may try to claim treasure, sparking row with Poland<p>Polish authorities have hit back at an apparent Russian attempt to claim to preemptively the contents of a buried Nazi train, reasserting the nation's …

Tidal trolled Apple during a live Drake performance

Drake, an Apple Music artist, appeared at a charity event in New Orleans that was live-streamed on Tidal Friday night.<p>Tidal, which has struggled to gain footing in a crowded section of the streaming space, has had a rough go of it since it launched in March.<p>The platform lost Drake to Apple Music …

'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' studio is doing a 'Borderlands' movie

Lionsgate and two long-time Marvel producers are working on a <i>Borderlands</i> movie and, no, it's not called <i>Mad Max</i>. Lionsgate is the production company behind <i>Twilight</i>, <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Ender's Game</i>, <i>Warm Bodies</i> and tons of other mainstream flicks, while producers Ari and Avi Arad have worked on the <i>Iron</i> …

Xbox One Getting Another $150 Controller, This One From Razer

Much like the $150 Elite controller Microsoft unveiled for the Xbox One at this year's E3, Razer today announced a $150 Xbox One controller of its own.<p>Called the Razer Wildcat, Razer describes it as a "pro-gamer-validated, tournament-grade" controller. It adds four buttons to the top and rear of …

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New 'Captain America: Civil War' Concept Art Reveals Avengers Taking Sides

Hawkeye himself just revealed which side The Avengers are on in "Captain America: Civil War."<p>Jeremy Renner tweeted pics that show the two teams preparing to face off in the sequel that hits theaters in 2016.<p>As expected, on Cap's team is former BFF Bucky/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon …

Marvel Universe

Ronda Rousey vs. Floyd Mayweather: Let's run the numbers

UFC wrecking ball Ronda Rousey is everywhere these days. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather is attracted to media attention like a fly to doo-doo.<p>Both are …

LG Made A Full-Size Keyboard For Mobiles That Folds Into A Stick To Fit In Your Bag

If you ever wanted to stuff a full-size keyboard inside your (big) pockets or bag, then LG’s got your back with its newest product.<p>The Korean company has just unveiled a full-sized QWERTY keyboard for smartphones and tablets that rolls up into a stick for storage and portability.<p>‘Rolly Keyboard’ — …

Destiny: The Taken King's strikes will be more interesting and rewarding, Bungie says

<i>Destiny</i> developer Bungie spent almost all of today's livestream for <i>The Taken King</i> on a playthrough of Shield Brothers, one of the expansion's new strikes, and the studio discussed its revised design philosophy for strikes as well.<p>James Tsai, design lead for strikes, appeared on the livestream with …

How Game of Thrones Season 6 Is Taking Badass Brienne Off the Bench

Sometime during <i>Game of Thrones</i> Season 3, when Brienne and Jaime were grimily cavorting around Westeros losing appendages and battling bears, the tall lady warrior became a huge fan favorite. But ever since the show and Jaime sent her packing with shiny new armor, sword, and squire, things haven’t …

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Tourism in North Korea: the secret state is opening up

I've been to North Korea many times. A new ski resort is the latest sign of a shift in the regime's mentality towards foreigners<p>All the hoo-ha that's surrounded the recent opening of North Korea's ski resort, framed as it's been by the western press as the answer to chubby Kim Jong Un's wont to …

Clear majority favors legal marijuana, new Gallup poll shows

Americans who believe marijuana should remain illegal are now in the minority, according to new poll numbers released Tuesday.<p>For the first time ever in a Gallup poll, a clear majority of the country – 58 percent – say that pot should be legalized. That figure represents an increase of 10 …