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Everything New in Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians is loaded with a ton of new features, most of which are unlike previous games that came before it. To catch you up on all the new stuff, we've gathered everything you need to know about the upcoming game, from its story to its various single player and multiplayer modes.<p>Main …

Man Builds Functional Assassin's Creed Blade and Rope-Launcher Tool

Timed with the launch of Assassin's Creed Syndicate comes an awesome video showing off a real-world Assassin's Creed hidden blade and rope-shooter tool. The equipment, which totally works but is a little less glamorous, comes from YouTube's colinfurze (via Gizmodo). Check it out in the video …

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

Star Wars Battlefront beta players logged 38 full lifetimes of gameplay

If the public, three-platform beta that finished two weeks ago was any indication, <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> is going to see some serious playtime when the full game launches next month.<p>We already knew that more than nine million players participated, but developer EA DICE has rolled out some additional …

Gaming Deals: Halo 5 Offers, Halloween PC Sale, $350 XB1 + Controller + Game

Walmart has the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Xbox One bundle with an extra controller and your choice of select game for $349. Game choices include Forza 6, Destiny: The Taken King - Legendary Edition, and Madden 16. Adding an extra $50 lets you instead get the 1 TB system with Madden 16.<p>You can …

Mojang’s Cobalt gets delayed just days before release to February 2016

We’re mining up some bad news for Mojang fans.<p>The Minecraft publisher announced today that it’s delaying Cobalt, a side-scrolling action game for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. It was supposed to come out on October 30, but Mojang has now pushed that date to February 2016.<p>“We’ve been working on Cobalt …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Special Editions and Preorder Bonuses

Like with any big gaming release, there are a lot of options for how and where you can purchase the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Here's a list to help you sort it all out.<p>Black Ops 3 launches on November 6 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.<p><b>The Bonuses</b><p><b>Nuk3town</b> …

Xbox One Elite Controller tips: Getting the most from shooters, racers, and action games

If you’re going to spend $150 on a gamepad, you’re going to want to use it for everything you play. Well, it turns out that the Xbox One Elite Controller has the versatility to deliver great results almost no matter what game you boot up.<p>We’ve already reviewed the Xbox One Elite Controller, but now …

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Free Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Escape Room Kicks Off at PAX Aus

Activision Australia has announced a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies-themed escape room to kick off at PAX Aus this year. The escape room will run from Friday, October 30 until Friday, November 6 midnight in Melbourne's Federation Square. Those who wish to participate can grab free tickets by …

PlayStation Sends PewDiePie Cake With a Custom PS4 Controller Inside It for His Birthday

As a birthday gift for Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg, Sony sent YouTube's biggest star a PlayStation-themed cake. Cakes on birthdays are standard fare, but this item contained a special surprise. Kjellberg, 26 as of October 24, reveals on Twitter that the cake had a one-of-a-kind PlayStation 4 …

Two shot, dozens arrested in San Francisco following Giants win

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two people were shot, one was stabbed and around 40 were arrested as celebrations in San Francisco for the Giants victory in the World Series turned violent overnight, police said on Thursday.<p>Police officers disperse a crowd in the Mission District, in San Francisco, …

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Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works

The inspiration began with a pine nut. Ryan Howerter, a graphic design student at Colorado State University, took a photography class and his teacher shared the story of the Pinholo, a minuscule functioning pine-nut pinhole camera. Howerter knew what he had to do. "Being a fan of Lego bricks, I had …

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

So, you've taken a look at the new iPhones and iPads and thought to yourself: "Nah, it's time to see if the grass really is greener on the other side." Well, good timing, because Google has published a guide to help you switch from iOS to its newest platform, Android Lollipop. The tech giant has …

Malaysia investigates 'dog patting' event

Islamic authorities in Malaysia are conducting an investigation into a controversial "dog patting" event aimed at removing the stigma regarding the animal in the multi-ethnic Muslim-majority country.<p>The event, titled "I want to touch a dog" and held in a park on the outskirts of the capital Kuala …

Display and Charge Like Never Before

Queel & Company’s not-so-utilitarian Spool Dock blurs the line between modern home decor and electronic accessory. Crafted in the USA from …

South Sudan's armies gear up as fighting season approaches

Leer is a town in waiting. Like battle-scarred rebel outposts and war weary villages throughout South Sudan’s conflict zone, residents and militia alike are gearing themselves up for a new round of fighting when the dry season begins in November – even as their leaders gather for peace talks in …

Articles about stainless-steel-teapot-gives-fancy-coffee-run-its-money on Dwell.com - Dwell

The authority on prefabricated stainless steel railing systems offers an AIA-approved continuing education course for trade...<p>I love coffee. It’s coffee shops I have a problem with.<p>With a nod to the Burgh’s industrial heritage, and an eye toward the new, Jeff Walz replaced an aging farmhouse with a …

Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years' prison

PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for …

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Guns fall silent in Lebanon's Tripoli as army moves in

TRIPOLI Lebanon (Reuters) - The Lebanese army took the last position held by Islamist militants in the northern city of Tripoli on Monday, ending two days of battles that marked some of the worst fighting to spill over into Lebanon from the Syrian civil war next door.<p>Civilians walk past a Lebanese …

Darth Vader Not Allowed To Vote In Ukraine Elections

Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side... except maybe in Ukraine, where it turns out being a Sith Lord isn't all that.<p>Darth Vader, a candidate running for a seat in the nation's parliament, was turned away at his polling place when he refused to take off his mask. Hours later, it looked …

The Walking Dead: Bloodbaths and Barbecues

Dissecting "Four Walls and a Roof," the third episode of the fifth season<p>David Sims and Lenika Cruz discuss the latest episode of <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p><b>Sims:</b> I wrote last week that I was heartened by <i>The Walking Dead</i>’s quicker pace so far in this fifth season—rather than bogging our heroes down in the …

South Africa’s international goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa shot dead

The captain of South Africa’s national football team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said.<p>Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was killed around 8pm Sunday after two gunmen entered a house in Vosloorus township, near Johannesburg, while an accomplice waited …

Teen Wounded in School Shooting Dies, Hospital Says

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (TheBlaze/AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising the number of fatalities from when a student opened fire in a cafeteria to three.<p>Gia Soriano (Image source: KING-TV via Facebook)<p>Gia Soriano, 14, died Sunday night, officials …

Ebola: US nurse 'to take legal action' over confinement

<b>A US nurse held in quarantine in New Jersey after treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she will challenge her confinement in a federal court.</b><p>Kaci Hickox said she was made to feel like a criminal after returning from Sierra Leone last Friday.<p>Her lawyer says the case has raised "serious …

Ebola: US ambassador hits out at countries failing to help west Africa

The US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak.<p>Samantha Power said before arriving in Guinea on Sunday that too many leaders were praising the …

Tiny piece of ancient Australia found beneath Vanuatu

A tiny piece of ancient Australia has been found under Vanuatu, raising new questions about how continents are made.<p>Geologists thought the volcanic Vanuatu islands, about 2,200km east of Townsville, were isolated from continental influences.<p>But a research team from James Cook University believes …

North Korean defector: 'I still cannot forgive myself'

I was born in China, but my home town is in Eundeok County in North Hamgyeong province in North Korea. My parents, carrying me on their back, moved there when I was only a few months old. China’s cultural revolution was underway and they wanted to escape.<p>I was bullied at school simply because I had …

Canada Parliament gunman made a video before the attack, police say

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, who killed a Canadian soldier, stormed Parliament and died in an exchange of gunfire last week, made a video of himself just before the attack, officials said.<p>There is "persuasive evidence" that the attack in Ottawa "was driven by ideological and political motives," the Royal …