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How to Set Up Your Speakers

Whether it's a single wireless speaker or a multi-channel home theater setup, the way you position your speakers can have a big impact on how they …

Cyan is releasing updated versions of all the Myst games to mark series' 25th anniversary

Myst developer Cyan put out a mysterious teaser related to the 25-year-old series last week, and now it's filled in the details: it's releasing …

PC Gaming

One Hundred Years Later, the Madness of Daylight Saving Time Endures

One hundred years after Congress passed the first daylight saving legislation, lawmakers in Florida this week passed the “Sunshine Protection Act,” …

Baldur’s Gate iOS RPG now matching all-time low at 50% off: $5 (Reg. $10)

Baldur’s Gate is now <b>50% off</b> on the App Store. The regular $10 game is now available for just <b>$4.99</b> on iPad and iPhone. This is matching the lowest we have tracked on the 4+ star rated game.<p><b>iOS Universal:</b> Baldur’s Gate: <b>$5</b> (Reg. $10)<p>Today’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Easy Backup Pro, ReliCam, …

World Of Slowcraft: The New Leveling System In 'Warcraft' Needs Tweaks

Like many gamers with maximum-level characters in the popular massively multiplayer online RPG <i>World of Warcraft,</i> I leveled a character recently for the first time in a while. It was an intriguing, perplexing, sometimes enjoyable and sometimes frustrating experience.<p>As part of the promotion for the …

How to Use an Xbox One Controller on a PC

Connecting your Xbox One gamepad to your Windows 10 PC is almost as easy as connecting it to your Xbox One.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Blue ice piling up near Michigan's Mackinac Bridge

Blue ice doesn't happen every year. But when it does appear, it sends photographers running to catch the perfect shot.

Michigan

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Pain

Best Gaming Lapboard: Corsair K63 Wireless Review

You can resort to a traditional gamepad to play many PC games away from a desk thanks to the increase in native controller support, but some games either require or simply must be played using a keyboard and mouse. There have been a few solutions to bring full PC controls to the couch, but nothing …

Gear & Gadgets

47 gamers answer, “What are some humorous, yet wise, words of advice your characters would say to a new party of adventurers?”

Over in the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Facebook Group Carol Cox asked this killer question.Here are some of the highlights!Every Chest is both a …

Dungeons and Dragons

The latency problem: why modern gaming PCs are slower than an Apple II

How fast is your PC? Is it as quick as an Apple IIe? Surely it's faster, thanks to gigahertz of multicore processing power that dwarfs the Apple II's …

PC Gaming

What Did Comey Tell President Trump about the Steele Dossier?

The Rice email outlines Obama’s strategy to withhold key details of the Russia investigation.<p>On her way out the White House door and out of her job …

Donald Trump

Drizzt Do’Urden Returns in an All-New Trilogy (Exclusive)

Drizzt Do’Urden fans, take a breath. You’ve been waiting for the beloved dark elf from <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>‘ <i>Forgotten Realms</i> to return, and we’re …

The Crash

Like so much else in Washington, the national debt is speeding out of control with no working brakes and no one apparently at the wheel.<p>I am not much …

Mitch McConnell

If you have high ping, you can pay a subscription fee to lower it

Gaming on an overloaded or congested network can be a painful challenge. At home, we can optimize our network to avoid congestion by using robust …

Wi-Fi

Diablo creator David Brevik is back with a new game, It Lurks Below

Terraria meets Diablo in Brevik’s new indie game<p>Game developer David Brevik, who once oversaw Blizzard North and Gazillion Entertainment, will release a new game later this year called <i>It Lurks Below</i>, via his Graybeard Games studio. Like Brevik’s previous work on games such as <i>Diablo</i> and <i>Marvel …

Diablo

10-Minute Workout For a Flat Belly and Perfect Posture

Get ready for a six-pack abs and perfect posture workout with Jason Wimberly, founder of The Wall, an LA-based fitness studio that combines indoor cycling with serious strength training. Grab an exercise band if you've got one — no worries if you don't; the workout will still work you — and get …

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We've heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies.<p>So Jonas Geldmann, at the University of Cambridge, says he understands how the honeybee became a symbol of environmental …

Ecology

Discover the hidden secret of Dalaran’s mailroom and earn some awesome rewards

Have you ever wondered how exactly the mail gets delivered in Azeroth? In patch 7.3.5, it’s time to find out. There were a few items added in <i>World of</i> …

Activision Blizzard

Stanford analyzed 292 retirement strategies—here's what its experts determined is best

When you're ready to retire, how can you be sure you'll have enough money to last? And what's the best way to withdraw your savings over the …

Retirement

Magic: The Gathering Arena’s economy sounds surprisingly reasonable

While I’d never describe myself as a die-hard fan, I’ve dabbled in Magic: The Gathering since the 90s across its physical form, the early RPG-like …

PC Gaming

This is how democracies die

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

‘Negotiating with Jell-O’: How Trump’s shifting positions fueled the rush to a shutdown

In a remarkable, televised 55-minute meeting with about two dozen Democratic and Republican lawmakers earlier this month, President Trump twice proclaimed that any immigration deal would need to be "a bill of love" — setting an optimistic tone for averting a government shutdown with a bipartisan …

Donald Trump

The 1977 Ford LTD Is Anything But Down-Sized

In the late 1970s, cars were getting smaller. While it took the United States a few years to figure out, the world collectively decided that cars …

Read Sen. Jeff Flake's speech criticizing Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) took to the Senate floor Wednesday to rebuke President Donald Trump for his repeated attacks on the media. Read Flake's speech as it was prepared for delivery:<p>Mr. President, near the beginning of the document that made us free, our Declaration of Independence, …

Fake News

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

Where do we most often find real truth, real facts in a new era of Internet hoaxes, fake news stories and new political administrations that tout their own “alternative facts”?<p>Many citizens appear confused and worried. News stories from the BBC and the <i>New York Time</i>s and <i>Money</i> magazine are reporting …

Journalism

Scientists Discover Clean Water Ice Just Below Mars' Surface

Locked away beneath the surface of Mars are vast quantities of water ice. But the properties of that ice—how pure it is, how deep it goes, what shape …

How Trump Is Making Us Rethink American Exceptionalism

This past year has shown that the U.S. is far from immune to the forces shaping the rest of the world.<p><i>This article is the second in a series on how President Donald Trump changed history—reviving historical debates that have simmered on low heat for years, and altering how historians think about</i> …

Political Science

How to Protect Your Devices Against Meltdown, Spectre Bugs

It's not just Intel machines. Here's everything you need to know about how to protect your PC, Mac, and mobile device against the chip-level security …

The Top 100 RPGs Of All Time

<b>20. Diablo</b> <br>Platform: PS1 • PC • Mac<br>Release: 1996<br>Diablo effectively defined the action/RPG hybrid, creating a compelling loop of exploration, combat, …