Miguel Miranda

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Auto Safety Experts Concerned About CarPlay and Distracted Driving

Earlier this week, Apple announced its new CarPlay technology, which opens the door for easier hands-free calling, text messaging and navigation while driving. Consumers may be enthusiastic about this in-car technology, but auto safety experts are concerned about its contribution to distracted …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Jun<p>5<p>Tue<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>6<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top Events<p>Jul<p>10<p>Tue<p>Fedexfield, Hyattsville, MD<p>Aug<p>5<p>Sun<p>9:30 …

Donkey Kong Country's Fate Was Determined By A Risky Rare Investment

With Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze currently entertaining Wii U owners, it's only natural for those with long memories to cast their minds …

BART police officer shot dead by colleague in Dublin

A seemingly routine mission by BART police to gather evidence at a robbery suspect's apartment in Dublin went horribly wrong Tuesday when one of the officers who forced entry into the home accidentally shot and killed another officer, authorities said.<p>The death of Sgt. Tom Smith, a 42-year-old …

Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

New Snowden Leak Reveals The NSA Planted Agents Inside 'World of Warcraft'

The Guardian recently said they have only published a very tiny percentage of the NSA documents provided to them by the now-infamous leaker Edward Snowden, and now a new revelation has taken a strange turn into the video game realm.<p>Documents provided by Snowden from 2008 say that the NSA and the …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Electricity

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

Sony Says 'Blue Light Of Death' Limited To Less Than 1% Of PS4s

Sony is trying to explain that even though a very vocal minority is complaining about having broken PS4s at launch, that the problem is in fact, relegated to a very vocal minority. And quite a small one at that.<p>Desperate to avoid comparisons to Microsoft's years-long Red Ring of Death debacle which …

You can now join an official waitlist to be a Google Glass Explorer

It just got a little easier to pick up Google Glass. A number of tipsters noticed a change this week in Google's Glass Explorer site, which now gives users a chance to declare, "if a spot opens up, I want to purchase Glass and become an Explorer." Previously, the only way to get a Glass unit was …

Warning: Your Sriracha Supply Is in Serious Jeopardy

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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Foo Fighters

Exploring the deep themes in Beyond: Two Souls

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><b>This article contains major spoilers for Beyond: Two Souls. You have been warned.</b><p>When I went to play Beyond: Two Souls for the first time, I didn’t know much …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

Target canceling PS4 pre-orders bundled with delayed launch games, customers say

The delay of PlayStation 4 launch games <i>Watch Dogs</i> and <i>DriveClub</i> appears to have had unpleasant repercussions on some customers who pre-ordered Sony's next-gen console. Buyers on Twitter and Reddit who say they used Target.com to pre-order a PS4 bundled with one of those games now say they're being …

Report: PS4 won’t support Bluetooth or USB chat at launch

The PlayStation 4 won't support chat over Bluetooth or USB headsets at launch, Game Informer reports.<p>A Sony representative told the publication that updates will bring support for Bluetooth and USB headset chat sometime after the console's launch on Nov. 15. We've reached out to Sony to confirm the …

Why We Need More Games Like 'Beyond: Two Souls'

My wife’s usual after-work routine is to come home, get changed, and unwind with a DVR-ed episode of Scandal, New Girl or The Vampire Diaries. Yesterday, she came home, turned on my PlayStation 3, and proceeded to play Beyond: Two Souls for the next four and a half hours.<p>My wife is not a gamer. …

Shutdown worst-case: Salmonella

A multi-state <i>Salmonella</i> outbreak is exactly the scenario food safety advocates and lawmakers warned about when the federal government was forced to shutdown last week.<p>Now that nightmare has come true, though the federal agencies charged with arresting foodborne illnesses are scrambling to make …

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy A Wii U

<i>The Wii U has become a much better proposition for gamers.</i><p>Nintendo’s Wii U has been in a sort of generational purgatory since its launch last November.<p>The hardware is more powerful than current generation consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but not by leaps and bounds. And the system’s …

Surprise! Charizard has two Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y

We’re only 10 days away from the worldwide launch of Pokémon X and Y, the first 3DS installments in Nintendo’s popular series of monster-collecting and fighting. So if you need a little Pokéfix to get through the day, take a look at Charizard’s newest Mega Evolution, Mega Charizard X [<i>above</i>].<p>Mega …

Satellites reveal new views of Pakistan's 'Earthquake Island'

Earth performed the ultimate magic trick last week, making an island appear out of nowhere. The new island is a remarkable side effect of a deadly Sept. 24 earthquake in Pakistan that killed more than 500 people.<p>Satellite images snapped a few days after the earthquake-triggered island emerged …

Man wades into Fla. river, dies of flesh-eating bacteria

The organism lives in warm, salty — but not too salty — water.<p>MELBOURNE, Fla. — A flesh-eating bacteria in the same family as those that cause cholera has killed nine people in Florida this year, most recently a 59-year-old who was wading in the Halifax River to set crab traps.<p>Henry Konietzky, 59, …

Jellyfish Invasion Shuts Down Nuclear Reactor

Of all the potential mishaps that can cause a nuclear plant shutdown, from an earthquake to operator error, the one that you might least expect is a swarm of jellyfish gumming up the works. (See related quiz: “What Do You Know About Nuclear Power?“)<p>But apparently, that’s exactly what happened in …

New evidence that N Korea restarted reactor

New satellite imagery offers further signs that North Korea has restarted a nuclear reactor capable of producing plutonium for bombs, a US research institute has said.<p>The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, which last monthreported signs that the Yongbyon reactor had resumed operation, …

J.C. Penney Offers Discount For Verbally Saying "Hashtag" At Checkout

Courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.<p>J.C. Penney is giving a $10 off $25 discount to customers who verbally say the word "hashtag" today while checking out, a play on the viral Jimmy Fallon-Justin Timberlake video that poked fun at how absurd Twitter conversations would sound IRL. …