Melissa Hadfield

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European Parliament votes to grant Snowden protection from US

The European Parliament has voted to grant Edward Snowden protection from prosecution – a move the NSA super-leaker hailed as a "game changer."<p>In an …

European Parliament

The Arkham Knight Re-Release Isn’t Going Down Well

Last night’s re-release of the troubled PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight [official site] tries to fix two things: one is the misbehaving …

Meet the Guy Who Tried to Collect All 687 Official NES Games in 30 Days

Guys like old video games, we get it—so what separates 'Nintendo Quest' from any other story about retro obsessives? We spoke to its makers.<p><i>Nintendo Quest</i> is a documentary about one man's attempt to purchase all 687 NES games officially released in North America in just 30 days, without the aid of …

Sony Music Tries To Force Creator To Pull Video It Licensed From Him

In the ongoing saga of big companies failing to understand what they are doing on the Internet we point you to Sony Music vs. Mitch Martinez. Mitch is a videographer who makes cool visuals and runs a 4K stock video site. A few months ago Epic Records licensed his inky video for a song called …

The 30 worst video games of all time – part one

Photograph: public domain<p>Here’s 50 Cent: Bulletproof, running in what is quite clearly the Uzi difficulty setting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/10/12/1444681817712/56b84e32-2990-4ffe-964f-edffb0cf733c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: public domain<p>Here’s 50 Cent: …

50 Cent

Meet the man building the world's largest game library

Every generation longs for the comforts of the past, but the business of nostalgia has never been so lucrative. Series more than 20 years old are …

What ‘Back to the Future II’ got right about tech in 2015

On Oct. 21, a teenager from Hill Valley, CA, will arrive in our time in a flying car, to save his family. He will use our hoverboards and our portable garbage-powered nuclear reactors, and will be there to witness the Cubs wining the World Series over Miami. OK—maybe <i>Back to the Future Part II</i> is …

Robots

Justin Trudeau begins first full day as Canada's prime minister-designate

Liberal leader expected be sworn in before 15 November following dramatic victory over Conservative Stephen Harper<p>Justin Trudeau has begun his first full day as Canada’s prime minister-designate after a dramatic federal election that ended the divisive reign of the Conservative Stephen Harper.

Why ‘Mom’ and ‘Dad’ Sound So Similar in So Many Languages

The story of a strange linguistic coincidence<p>Is there anything inherently “doggy” about the word “dog”? Obviously not—to the French, a dog is a <i>chien</i>, to Russians a <i>sobaka</i>, to Mandarin Chinese-speakers a <i>gǒu</i>. These words have nothing in common, and none seem any more connected to the canine essence …

Linguistics

George Osborne is becoming his own worst enemy

We know that the Chancellor wants to be prime minister, but by trying to be too clever he is setting traps for himself<p>"We are the builders". The challenge and the intent are clear. There is a centre ground – and we must build on it. As ever, though, Osborne's speech read better than it was …

Ten British women get go-ahead for womb transplants

Ethical approval has been granted for the clinical trial which will see ten British women without wombs carry their own babies<p>Thousands of women born without a womb could benefit from a new transplant which has been given the green light.<p>Ten British women will be given womb transplants in a trial …

Fundraising

Being stereotyped makes you more likely to act badly

Most people intuitively know that pervasive negative stereotypes are tough to deal with. Now, researchers at Stanford University have found another, particularly disturbing effect of subtle stereotypes. A series of five studies showed that people are more likely to lie, cheat, steal, or endorse …

Psychology

Ghana's top undercover journalist masters disguise to expose corruption

Judiciary rattled by documentary containing secret footage of 34 judges accepting bribes in exchange for passing lower sentences<p>Anas Aremeyaw Anas, one of Africa’s most intrepid undercover journalists, has a range of tools he uses when he tries to expose corruption.<p>He owns an array of wigs, …

Rare supermoon eclipse comes Sunday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stargazers, night owls and space observers, be prepared, the eclipse of the supermoon is coming.<p>The United States and much of the world will see skies graced by a bright, big moon that will be encapsulated in a total lunar eclipse late Sunday evening into early Monday, according to NASA.<p>The …

Supermoon

Cameron urged to apologise to student protesters in £50,000 Met settlement

Christopher and Andrew Hilliard exonerated after suing over arrest in 2010 tuition fees protest<p>David Cameron is being urged to issue an apology to two brothers caught up in student protests in Westminster in 2010 who are to receive £25,000 each in compensation from the Metropolitan police.<p>The …

Protest

The secret to being a convincing liar? Tell your fibs on a full bladder

We put the ‘inhibitory spillover effect’ to the test: first by telling porkies on an empty bladder, and again after two pints of water<p>A person who needs the toilet is the purest person you’ll ever meet. Stripped of all niceties and social conventions, and assigned with a task that simply cannot be …

Psychology

Rugs to riches: Dyson announces record profits of £367m

Sales of cordless vacuum cleaners and humidifiers drive sales at British group, which spends £3m on research and development each week<p>Dyson, the privately owned British engineering group famous for its vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans, has announced record-breaking profits of £367m, up 13% on the …

Ferguson protester faces four years' jail over charges of kicking SUV

Brittany Ferrell accused by St Louis police of causing $5,000 damage to car as driver forced her way through demonstrators at Michael Brown anniversary<p>A protest leader in Ferguson, Missouri, could face up to four years in prison after being charged with a felony for allegedly kicking a vehicle as …

World's biggest human rights group wants to legalize prostitution

LONDON — The world’s biggest human rights organization voted Tuesday to support the decriminalization of prostitution worldwide.<p>Amnesty International now joins the United Nations, Human Rights Watch, the World Health Organization and other global groups that argue the best way to protect the safety …

Human Rights

Study Says Work Force Shifting Increasingly Toward Freelance

Decreases in benefits and increases in unemployment created the perfect storm for a huge economic shift, according to Intuit and Emergent Research.<p>The rise of companies like Uber and Instacart is only part of a larger trend in the ways Americans work, away from full-time employment and toward …

Financial Services

Does the death of clubbing mean the death of creativity?

Sheryl Garrett, former editor of The Face, laments the end of club culture<p>In June, I was high up in the Standard hotel in the old Meatpacking district of Manhattan with Ian Griffiths, creative director of Max Mara, pointing out some of the landmarks of our misspent youth. We had a clear view of the …

Bee Gees

Hideki Kamiya Is Happy To Work With Capcom Again

In a recent interview talking about the upcoming title <i>Scalebound</i> for Xbox One, the game’s director Hideki Kamiya also had some very kind words to say about his former employer.<p>As he explains, “I can honestly say that if there’s ever an opportunity, that makes sense for me or the studio, to work …

Capcom

UK parents among 'the strictest in Europe', report says

British parents are among the strictest in Europe with even the Germans more lenient than UK mothers and fathers, report suggests<p>British parents are among the strictest in Europe with even the Germans more lenient than UK mothers and fathers after a study has revealed they are more reluctant to let …

There Won't Be Any Midi-Chlorians In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

While the <i>Star Wars</i> prequels were definitely successful – they made about $2.5 billion altogether at a time when movies crossing the $1 billion mark was pretty unusual – they were not particularly well-received. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that their standing has only depreciated over time. …

If Xbox One Doesn't Gain Ground On PS4 This Fall, It Never Will

We’ve still got another month before the annual software slugfest begins in earnest this fall, but already it’s shaping up to be a very significant season for this console generation. In fact, from now until the end of 2015 is the Xbox One’s best chance to gain ground on the PS4 that we’ve seen to …

Watchdog asks DWP for 'objective and impartial' sanctions statements

The UK statistics watchdog has asked the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure its statements on jobseeker sanctions are “objective and impartial” following a series of complaints by leading experts.<p>In an indictment of current DWP methods, the UK Statistics Authority’s (UKSA) chief, Sir Andrew …

Thanks To This Device, Stealing Your Car Has Never Been Easier

Cyber security in the fast lane<p>Samy Kamkar is a car buff. The cyber security expert enjoys tinkering, particularly in the intersection of automation and the Internet of Things. "I love the new technology that car companies are introducing," he says, "but I worry whether the manufacturers are …

Cybersecurity

Let this Ant-Man parody ease you into your morning existential crisis

<i>Ant-Man</i>done Marvel-style is full of explosions, excitement and Paul Rudd fancied up in a tight super hero suit. <i>Ant-Man</i> done Werner Herzog-style is enough to trigger every existential anxiety we've ever had about everything ever.<p>In this video above parodying Herzog, the German filmmaker behind …

Bungie Bans Hundreds Of Players From 'Destiny' For Cheating

Bungie, makers of the immensely popular video game “Destiny”, has always been fairly good at listening to the needs and concerns of its players of its games, and one thing they’ve been constantly complaining about is the issue of lag in the competitive multiplayer modes of the game. And today the …

All Kids Should Make Their Own 'Minecraft' YouTube Videos

As schools continue to foolishly reduce students’ exposure to the performing and fine arts, kids are increasingly being cultivated into passive consumers, rather than active creators. They are not only losing the opportunity for free creative exploration in a variety of media, they are also missing …