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China and bitcoin are going steady, but does Beijing approve?

The mutual love affair between China and bitcoin shows no signs of losing steam. Today two related venture capital firms invested $5 million in BTC China, the digital currency’s biggest trading platform, and the value of bitcoins surged to an all-time high, due in part to Chinese demand. But how …

Cryptocurrency

Mike Miller considering scam-related lawsuit against Miami Heat

The former Heat player was scammed by a man he was introduced to by a Heat executive.<p>Mike Miller is no longer a member of the Miami Heat but still has a lingering legal issue with the franchise. Miller is considering filing a lawsuit against the Heat after being defrauded of $1.7 million by Haider …

Oculus Rift 4K in development

<b>Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe has said in a summit address that the company is already looking ahead to a 4K display, Polygon has reported.</b><p>Oculus VR …

Obamacare wins? See you in 2014

Obamacare wins!<p>Now, let’s talk about that website.<p>President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is now turning into a 2014 election issue, rather than the disastrous defunding fight that led the government to close for three weeks. With the shutdown out of the way, the health care law’s …

Rail-mad Japanese marry aboard Tokyo commuter train

Do you have a dream location to exchange wedding vows with your beloved? A romantic beach, place of worship, or maybe a Las Vegas chapel?<p>How about one of the world's busiest commuter trains?<p>That's what a Japanese couple did recently when they took the plunge aboard the Yamanote Line, a loop railway …

Trains

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When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines

A facility outside Seattle, surrounded by pine trees, is a refuge for addicts — of technology.<p>There are chickens, a garden and a big treehouse with a zip line. A few guys kick a soccer ball around between therapy appointments in the cottage's grassy backyard.<p>The reSTART center was set up in 2009. …

'All is Lost' is as captivating as it is silent

Director J.C. Chandor's commitment to showing, not telling, is remarkable and Robert Redford's performance is breathtaking.<p>Robert Redford's rugged, weather-beaten face tells a visceral tale in <i>All is Lost</i> (***½ out of four; rated PG-13; opening Friday in select cities).<p>In this spare, unusual and …

Kobe Bryant update: Lakers star participates in drills in China

Bryant drew big cheers from the Shanghai crowd as he took part in shooting and running drills before the Lakers' preseason game on Friday.<p>While Kobe Bryant didn't actually play in the Los Angeles Lakers' preseason game Friday against the Golden State Warriors as he continues to recover from a torn …

Kevin Garnett: LeBron just needs to 'worry about Miami'

The bad blood remains between Garnett and James.<p>LeBron James built up quite the rivalry with the Boston Celtics over the years, suffering some of his worst playoff defeats while also delivering a few of his finest moments. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were key players in that rivalry, and now that …

Andrew Wiggins's $180 million adidas contract rumor may stem from hoax letter

A report this week suggested Andrew Wiggins may get up to $180 million from adidas for a 10-year endorsement deal once he leaves Lawrence. But that number may have come from a hoax letter.<p>Earlier this week, Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling reported that adidas was prepared to offer top prospect …

Mark Cuban likens Heat to Raiders

DALLAS -- Hatred for the Miami Heat is healthy for the NBA, according to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.<p>Cuban, whose Mavs' 2011 Finals victory is …

NBA

Clippers Will Hide Lakers' Banners at Staples Center Home Games

The Los Angeles Clippers are redecorating the Staples Center this year, and they're starting with the drapes.<p>Well, technically, they're banners. But you get the idea.<p>According to Phillip Barnett of LakersNation.com, the Clips will cover up the Los Angeles Lakers' championship banners during home …

Xbox 360 free game promotion Games with Gold to continue indefinitely

Xbox Live Gold free Xbox 360 games promotion Games With Gold will continue indefinitely, Microsoft has said.<p>When the scheme was unveiled, the publisher only confirmed that it would run until the end of 2013.<p>Microsoft has not commented on whether its Games With Gold promotion will carry over to the …

Xbox One Headset Adapter Won't Ship Until 2014

Support for current-gen headsets won't arrive until next year.<p>Hoping to use your current-generation gaming headset with the Xbox One? You'll have to …

GameStop's leaked Black Friday ad includes 12 pages of discounts

GameStop's Black Friday sales have leaked and will include discounts on a large number of games, accessories, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 bundles and more, a GameStop representative confirmed to Polygon today.<p>The Black Friday flier was originally posted on GottaDeal.com. Sales kick off at midnight …

Gaming Headset Woes Continue As Microsoft Won't Be Shipping Adapter Until 2014

by sscroggin Friday, October 18, 2013 at 01:06 PM<p>What about the Polk headsets? They are a real speaker company not like the garbage Turtle Beach puts …

Inside Call of Duty: Ghosts' Squads Mode

Never before seen footage of the new modes, loadout system, and more.<p>With the launch of Call of Duty: Ghosts, Infinity Ward will introduce a new …

Oculus Rift 4K display in the works

While the world waits for the HD consumer version of Oculus Rift to arrive, its inventors are already looking ahead to higher resolution 4K displays.<p>Speaking at the Gaming Insiders Summit in San Francisco yesterday, CEO Brendan Iribe said that improved resolution is on the project's to-do list, …

Nvidia G-Sync tech claims to remove screen tearing, lag, and stutter

Nvidia has unveiled G-Sync, a new monitor technology that aims to completely eliminate screen tearing and stutter, as well as dramatically reduce lag in PC games. The technology is initially coming to gaming monitors from vendors Asus, Benq, Philips, and ViewSonic.<p>No pricing or release date was …

Nvidia Shield PC streaming launches Oct. 28, TV play added

Nvidia's Shield handheld game device launched back in July, but one of its most notable capabilities — streaming PC games to the mobile gadget — has been in beta throughout the launch period.<p>At a press event in Montreal today, the company outlined its launch plans for the service, called Nvidia …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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