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Seven Major Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

From sunken treasure to ceremonial bobcat burials, it's time to look back at the year's biggest finds.<p>2015 was a year when archaeology frequently made headlines around the world, but unfortunately, it was all too often for the same terrible reason. This was the year when ISIS (Islamic State) …

Archaeology

How to Collect a Court Ordered Judgment

If you receive a judgment by a court ordering someone to pay you money, the court will not collect the judgment for you. You must collect it …

You’ll never guess what Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe have in common

If you’ve never seen Marilyn Monroe’s menorah — or heard Elizabeth Taylor softly recite the Jewish prayer, the Shema, in Hebrew — what are you …

Israel

Bill Cosby accuser's mom appeals to comedian's wife

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — When William and Judy Thompson met comedian Bill Cosby in the late 1980s to discuss their teen daughter's modeling and …

Star of acclaimed thriller Miss Bala joins Léa Seydoux and Monica Bellucci for 24th official Bond movie<p>Mexican actor Stephanie Sigman has been named as the third, and most likely final, Bond girl in the forthcoming 007 movie, Spectre.<p>The actor, who according to IMDb is 27 or 28, will play a woman …

James Bond

Jimmy Wales and co will be joined by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International USA in a challenge against mass surveillance by the US government<p>Wikipedia will take legal action against the National Security Agency and the US Department of Justice challenging the government’s mass surveillance …

Surveillance

Everything we do (and still don’t) know about Apple Watch

Apple blew us away today with its HBO Now partnership, sexy new MacBook, and ResearchKit. But the star of the show was Apple Watch, which has the potential to be either a game changer or massive flop.<p>For those who don’t remember, this was the second time Apple execs have taken the stage to talk …

Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice

Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression<p>Scientists have succeeded in creating false but happy memories in mice, in the first demonstration of memory manipulation during sleep.<p>In …

The Brain

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

Today's mobile phones can do almost everything a computer can. But we still need them for their most basic purpose: making phone calls — especially in emergencies.<p>Yet existing technology can't always pinpoint a caller's location, particularly when a 911 caller is indoors.<p>The Federal Communications …

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Seven Facts About Destiny You Might Have Missed

One year after its unveiling last February, Destiny remains something of a mystery. Few outside of Bungie's Bellevue offices have been able to explore space as a magic-wielding Warlock, a brutish Titan, or an elusive Hunter. But for as much as we'd all love to discover whether a legendary gun like …

Netflix packets being dropped every day because Verizon wants more money

Verizon wants to be paid by consumers and Cogent, but Cogent refuses to pay.<p>The battle over who should pay to carry Netflix traffic is heating up …

What Does Microsoft's New CEO Mean for Xbox? - IGN Video

IGN tech editor Scott Lowe and Xbox guru Ryan McCaffrey discuss what Satya Nadella's appointment as Microsoft CEO means for Xbox.

Super Retro to launch in March with Genesis, NES, SNES support

Retro-bit's Super Retro Trio, a three-in-one console designed to play Sega Genesis, Nintendo Entertainment System and Super Nintendo Entertainment System games, is slated to launch in "mid-to-late March 2014," according to a press release from distributer Innex.<p>The $69.99 system will include …

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review: impeccable performance and versatility make this cam an industry leader

To many photographers -- amateurs and professionals alike -- digital SLRs represent quality. The fact that you can remove the lens and swap it for another is inconsequential to those who never buy a second optic, and it's that segment of the market that Sony's targeting with its Cyber-shot RX10. …

Toshiba's new drive could take the headaches out of networked storage

There aren't many network-attached hard drives for the home, and those that exist aren't always easy to use... not unless you enjoy drive mapping, anyway. Toshiba may just make the experience simpler with its just-shipped Canvio Home, though. This sequel to the Canvio Personal Cloud takes some of …

This smartphone game aims to help beat cancer sooner with your help

A new smartphone game released by Cancer Research UK aims to help in the ongoing research of genetic faults that can cause cancer by harnessing the time of gamers.<p>According to the research organization, <i>Play to Cure: Genes in Space</i> analyzes gene data as users play the <i>Space Invaders</i> style mobile …

Xbox One Getting Updates For Storage, Installs, Battery Power And More

Next generation console are constantly going to be changing with a never-ending series of patches and updates over the next few years, and the Xbox One has a major update from Microsoft coming February 11th.<p>Marc Whitten, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, just wrote a lengthy blog post about the …

In praise of Arthur Chu, the game-theory nerd who broke “Jeopardy!”

Arthur Chu hacked “Jeopardy!” So why do people say he’s boring? He’s the exact opposite<p>Arthur Chu is making a lot of people angry just by being very good at what he does -- but then, the greatest geniuses were never understood in their own time.<p>The "Jeopardy!" champion has upended the unwritten …

Meet Scarlett, the queen of 'Starcraft II'

In November 2013, 19-year-old Canadian <i>Starcraft II</i> pro Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn played what's been called one of the game's most exciting matches ever: a hard-earned surprise victory against top-ranked player Choi "Bomber" Ji Sung in the Hammerstein Ballroom. North America's current top player, …

How a transgender “foreign hope” is challenging the pro StarCraft world

“Wait, what did you say?” The conversation I was having with the man beside me in the <i>StarCraft</i> T-shirt had been swallowed up by 2,000 other …

Google Ads SVP Susan Wojcicki Takes Over At YouTube

Senior management at Google is being shifted around, with SVP of Ads & Commerce Susan Wojcicki taking over at YouTube. With that appointment, which was reported by The Information and Re/code, current YouTube boss Salar Kamangar, is expected to move into another role at Google.<p>The L-Team, as it’s …

The Internet Archive adds classic games

I love The Internet Archive for its Wayback Machine, which lets you see, say, what Destructoid looked like back in 2006. But its software collection …

The DeanBeat: Creativity thrives in the top 10 games of the year (poll)

In 2013, gaming hit its peak in so many ways. My favorite games of the year reflect both the peak for the consoles and the emergence of digital gaming as a vital part of the industry. As the final year for a long console generation, 2013 was fulfilling for game fans because we saw so many …

Why 2013 Was A Good Year For Women In Gaming

As we reach the end of the year, it’s time to reflect on various trends we’ve seen in the gaming realm over that time. Now, looking back, I’m ready to declare 2013 a pretty great year for video game women.<p>Now, let me be clear. I’m not waving a “Mission Accomplished: Sexism Over” banner, and I …

It's Time For Next-Gen Sports Video Games To Evolve

I’ve been playing EA Sports’ next-gen releases—<i>NBA Live14, Madden NFL 25</i> and <i>FIFA 14</i>—on the PS4 and Xbox One lately, and while each is actually quite a lot of fun in its own right, I can’t help but think it’s time for some evolution.<p>These games simply haven’t progressed much from the days of the PS2.<p>…

Chess champion feels chess will outlast League of Legends, eSports

While touring in Seoul, South Korea for a local sports fair, chess grandmaster and 13th World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov took to Twitter to weigh in on eSports, which has become one of the most popular gaming activities in the region.<p>Kasparov — who is also chairman of the Human Rights Foundation …