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Train collision in North Dakota sets oil cars ablaze - video

A train carrying crude oil in North Dakota has collided with another freighter, setting off a series of explosions that left at least 10 cars ablaze. It is the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarm over growing oil-by-rail traffic. Local residents heard five powerful explosions a …

Russia bombings: Close enough to Sochi Olympics for terrorists' aims

With a little more than 400 miles between them, Volgograd is as far from the southern Russian resort of Sochi as Los Angeles is from Lake Tahoe.<p>But for the purpose of sowing fear throughout Russia and among foreign athletes and spectators headed to the Olympic Games in the next few weeks, the …

Drone sites may trigger windfall

The drone industry is hoping for a windfall after the Federal Aviation Administration announced six U.S. test sites for unmanned aircraft on Monday.<p>The site selection is an important step toward tapping into the economic and job creation potential of drones over U.S. soil, said the leader of the …

NASA uses Kinect, Oculus Rift to control robot arm

NASA's foray into the gaming world might not be what you'd expect. Researchers are now using the Xbox One sensor and an Oculus Rift to control a robot arm in real time.<p>Manipulation works by combing position tracking from the Kinect with the Oculus Rift's rotational tracking and first-person …

Titanfall sniping confirmed, shunts quickscoping and no-scoping

Respawn Entertainment's <i>Titanfall</i> will feature sniping bar the effectiveness of quickscoping and no-scoping techniques, Respawn developer "scriptacus" wrote on the company's forums.<p>"Sniping is in the game, but due to how the game plays it's a pretty different animal than you'll find in your run of …

Game streamer shares his ordeal of hacker attacks and a terrifying police raid

A gamer who goes by the handle PhantomL0rd explained his full ordeal of the last 24 hours (as of publication time) as hackers attacked his livestream on Twitch and police raided his home in response to an apparent prank call.<p>James “PhantomL0rd” Varga said in his video explanation that he hadn’t …

NY Daily News Asks: Can Michael Jordan (Nike) Help Stop the Violence Caused By His Shoes?

Violence over expensive sneakers isn’t something new. It’s been going on since the late ’80s when Michael Jordan mania catapulted Nike into another …

The Character Progression Of Destiny

In the final installment of our month of Destiny updates, we chat with investment lead Tyson Green about how you'll upgrade items and abilities on …

Hacker Group DERP Takes Down Multiple Online Gaming Servers

League of Legends, Dota 2, Battle.net, EA.com, and Club Penguin all came under attack.<p><b>Update 3:</b> All North American World of Tanks servers are now</b> …

Xbox Ones that leak oil? Microsoft’s never seen that before

Some users are reporting that their new Xbox One consoles are leaking a strange liquid substance, but that’s new to Microsoft.<p>Late last week, a small number of Xbox One owners on Microsoft’s forums reported that their consoles were seeping an oil-like fluid from their top vents. Xbox forum user …

Startup aims to bring Call of Duty-like tech to live paintball games

A new startup wants to marry the high-tech, soldier-tracking features from video games like Call of Duty to real-world combat activities like paintball, airsoft, and laser tag.<p>Innovis Labs has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its Project Overwatch. With Overwatch, …