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Worst of 2013: Announcements and screw-ups

<i>Check here for more from GamesBeat’s 12 Days of the Best and Worst of 2013</i><p>You know, I’m usually a pretty optimistic guy. I’m one of those people who likes to shrug off negativity and instead focus on the positive things in life. Still, it’s hard to ignore just how many unpleasant things happened in …

13 of The Best Memes From 2013

The power of the collective conscious of the Internet is most clearly reflected in memes. These ideas or styles, which can take the form of anything from an image to a misspelt word, spread from person to person in the online world all across the globe, with a lot of them eventually reflected in …

NYPD's cruiser of the future knows if you're on the lam, can detect radiation

New York City's Police Department is one of the most well-financed in the world, and the prototype for its next-generation patrol car clearly reflects that. A rear-mounted infrared sensor scans, records and checks license plates against a database (yes, in real-time), not too far from a new …

14 Movies We Can't Wait to See in 2014

Superheroes, hyper-intelligent apes and something new from Christopher Nolan. 2014 looks like a banner year for sci-fi and geek flicks. This guide will help you adjust your calendar.<p>Superheroes, hyper-intelligent apes and something new from Christopher Nolan. 2014 looks like a banner year for …

The Best Clever Uses for Old Gift Cards

If you're like most people, you got a lot of gift cards this week. Once they're spent dry and nothing more than empty slabs of plastic, don't just …

Courts split over NSA phone records: New ruling says spy program is legal

A federal judge in New York has rejected an ACLU challenge to a controversial NSA program to collect phone records, ruling on Friday that the program …