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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review: the best big-screen phone you can buy right now

What began in 2011 as a brand-new phone category has flourished into one of the most popular in the world. Smartphones with big screens (phablets, to some) are now ubiquitous, but it all started with an odd device called the Samsung Galaxy Note. At 5.3 inches, it was a behemoth for its day -- and …

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review

More-derlands<p>Two years ago, Borderlands 2 did a great job of fusing loose and fast shooting with surprisingly deep character customization. It did …

West Africa Ebola epidemic is 'out of control'

The Ebola epidemic in west Africa is "out of control" and will be contained only if politicians, religious leaders and aid agencies urgently improve their response to the unprecedented outbreak, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has warned.<p>The disease, which is continuing to spread through Guinea, …

60 more girls and women, 31 boys abducted by extremists in Nigeria, witnesses say

Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday.<p>Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have attracted widespread criticism for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 …

Game Of Thrones Season Finale Becomes Most Pirated Show In History

The Game of Thrones season four finale “The Children” has become the most pirated show in history, according to data from TorrentFreak.<p>Legally, according to official US ratings, 7.1 million people tuned in for the final episode. However in pirate world, a few hours after the episode appeared …

New emojis let you throw shade with a single symbol

Someone once said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so a smiling, yellow face is probably worth at least 160 characters. If you ever found the current run of emoji a little too stifling, some 250 new ones could be en route to help recreate the rest of your favorite album covers. But don't …

'The Crew' Driving Game Lets You Compete or Collaborate on the Road

E3 is often where we see the year’s biggest trends in gaming take shape. Some of the buzzwords right now are “open world,” “seamless coop” and …

This white DualShock 4 is beautiful

LOS ANGELES — The Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow is all about games, but that doesn’t mean we can’t drool over hardware.<p>While we didn’t get a new console or handheld announcement this year, we did get a white PlayStation 4 — and it’s looking hot. The new device will go on sale on Sept. 9 …

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can make for an even more enjoyable experience. There are numerous controllers out there from a variety of different companies, but there is no need to purchase one if you already own …

Thinking Outside the Box: Google Virtual Cube Plays Video on All Sides

From interactive music videos to YouTube symphonies, the artists and designers at Google Creative Lab are known for pushing the capabilities of the web. Their latest project pushes boundaries in a very literal sense. It’s a crazy, non-linear video player: Instead of putting clips in a rectangular …

Dutch Scientists Successfully Teleport Data for the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists in the Netherlands have managed to reliably teleport quantum data for the first time, …

The iPhone 6 Had Better Be Amazing And Cheap, Because Apple Is Losing The War To Android

And if that is the case, can a mobile device that serves such a small minority of the planet stay relevant in the years to come? To put it in its bluntest terms, what is the point of launching the new Candy Crush Saga on a platform that hardly anyone — in a global sense — uses?<p>The question is not …

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Kart racing finally comes to Arma 3

<i>Arma 3</i>'s military sandbox is getting an injection of fun today with the addition of kart racing. Previously an April Fool's Day gag from Bohemia Interactive, the $1.99 downloadable add-on, <i>Arma 3 Karts</i>, is now reality.<p>Included in the <i>Arma 3 Karts</i> DLC is a "20hp 4-stroke engine go-kart, several kart …

California lawmakers push 'gun violence restraining order' after mass killing

The mass killing near Santa Barbara, California, has prompted a proposal to create a "gun violence restraining order" that would temporarily bar a mentally unstable person from buying and possessing firearms after family, partners or friends call police.<p>State Assemblyman Das Williams, a Democrat …

Nearly Every Mass Shooting In The Last 20 Years Shares One Thing In Common, And It Isn’t Weapons

Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine Speak at Code Conference, A Brief Recap – MacStories

<i>Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine. Photo via Re/code</i><p>Following the news that Apple was acquiring Beats yesterday, Eddy Cue from Apple and Jimmy Iovine from Beats spoke to Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the inaugural Code Conference. We’ve run through the liveblogs from Re/code and The Verge and …

Apple Patents Power Efficient, Sensor-Filled Noise Cancelling Earbuds

Apple has a couple of new patent applications (via AppleInsider) for headset tech that could drastically reduce the power consumption of noise cancelling earbuds, which could also stop or start music automatically based on whether they’re in or out of your ear. The two applications cover different …

China sentences 55 people in Xinjiang stadium

<b>Fifty-five people have been sentenced for terrorism, separatism and murder at a stadium in China's north-western Xinjiang region, state media report.</b><p>The defendants, who appeared to be from the region's Muslim Uighur community, were presented at a venue holding about 7,000 spectators.<p>Three of the …

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Islamic militants claim American carried out suicide attack in Syria

A truck is loaded with munitions, then driven up a hillside in northern Syria. Moments later, there is a massive blast followed by cries of "Allahu Akbar," or God is great in Arabic, as well as the rattling of gunfire.<p>Suicide bombings like this are not new in war-torn Syria. But what could make …

The Sims 4's Build Mode lets you click, drag and construct

A video released today for <i>The Sims 4</i> shows the ease with which you can construct buildings using the upcoming Mac and Windows PC game's Build Mode.<p>Press play above to see the ease with which you can pinch, squeeze and stretch <i>The Sims 4</i>'s architecture to make it your own. Designed to make …

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

California university begins 'day of mourning' for shooting victims

SANTA BARBARA Calif. (Reuters) - Students at the University of California at Santa Barbara returned to campus for a “day of mourning” on Tuesday, four days after the son of a Hollywood film director killed six students in a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside community.<p>The university …

3D Printed Fruit is Here, Thanks to Cambridge Company Dovetailed

The 3D printing of food is certainly a futuristic concept, but it’s also something that, at this point, not too many people are all that excited …

Another Processor Switch? Apple to Use Same Chip for iOS and MacBook Air?

Apple has switched processors before. Apple switched Macs from the original Motorola 68000 series of CPUs (Central Processing Unit) to the PowerPC RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computing) chip codeveloped by IBM and Motorola, and later to the Intel x86 family made popular by Windows PCs. But it was …

Six elderly people in China kill themselves 'before burial ban'

Six elderly people in China are said to have killed themselves to ensure they died before new regulations banning coffin burials come into force, a newspaper has reported.<p>China has a tradition dating back thousands of years of ancestor worship, which usually requires families to bury their …