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The danger that lurks danger behind 'Grexit'

<b>(CNN) —</b> On Sunday, almost two-thirds of Greeks voted to reject the terms of a new European Union bailout, capping a tumultuous week that saw a Greek default on its IMF debt, a run on the banks and the imposition of capital controls.<p>The decision by voters will worsen Greece's economic turmoil, and …

European Union

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

The Interview review – forced merriment

You’ve got to laugh, but the puerile gags don’t make it easy<p>“We don’t have a better plan – you’re going to have to stick it up your ass.” After the news stories, the cyber-attacks, the terror threats and the personal intervention of President Obama himself, here comes the movie at which North Korea …

Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Why worry about Big Brother?<p>It's your big Samsung TV that's watching you. Oh, and listening to you.<p>That seems to be the conclusion from reading the privacy small print offered by the company. (Samsung's …

Alan Greenspan says Greece will have to leave eurozone

Only a matter of time until Syriza government is forced from euro, predicts ex-Fed chief as UK chancellor drafts plans for Grexit fallout<p>It is only “a matter of time” before Greece is forced out of the eurozone, the former US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan forecast. The prediction came as …

We Can't Talk About Inequality Without Talking About Talent

<i>This post first appeared on</i> Harvard Business Review's <i>blog, and is posted in conjunction with the publication of the October 2014 issue of the magazine's feature article, "The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy," which can be read in full here.</i><p>Anyone thinking about democracy and capitalism …

Economics

Film deals reflect Netflix's growing clout

After turning the television industry on its head, Netflix wants to shake up Hollywood.<p>In its first original movie, Netflix said this week it would finance the Weinstein Co.'s sequel to the 2000 film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," coming next summer to its streaming service and certain Imax …

Box Office

Myst to escape from dreamlike gaming world onto TV

I still remember playing Myst for the first time. Originally released for Mac in 1993, it was a revelation in gaming. There was no combat, just a battle of the mind as you worked through a series of puzzles while surrounded by a surreal and beautiful world. It would be a tall order for a television …

The three lives of Blizzard Entertainment

"<i>World of Warcraft</i> transformed everything."<p>It’s a statement that’s tough to argue regardless of your position. If you play games, it’s almost a guarantee that something you’ve played in the last few years has elements borrowed from World of Warcraft. If you create games, there’s a good chance that …

If 'World of Warcraft' is a drug, Blizzard is a cruel drug dealer

If you search for <i>"World of Warcraft</i> addiction" on the internet, you're likely to see some of the following links:<p>How to break a <i>World of Warcraft</i> addiction: 14 steps<br>• Woman loses children to <i>World of Warcraft</i> addiction<br>• Internet addict tells how <i>World of Warcraft</i> gaming had become "like crack cocaine" …

Real-life game seeks to rediscover The Oregon Trail

You have died of dysentery.<p>Few games have left their mark on modern American culture quite as effectively as<i>The Oregon Trail</i>, a history lesson text adventure played in U.S. schools through the 1980s and '90s.<p>The resource management game taught kids about the vicissitudes of life for 19th century …

Dollar hits four-year high, Asian stocks on edge as HK seethes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets fell on Monday as civil unrest in Hong Kong weighed on investor sentiment, while U.S. Treasury debt prices rose over uncertainty sparked by the protests.<p>Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell September 29, …

The Passion of the Write: Jeffrey Yohalem's Words and Where They Come From

“I didn’t have many friends growing up, and games were a friend to me."<p>“In high school, the greatest time of my life was being in theatre class,” …

'Invisibility cloak' uses lenses to bend light

One of the problems with the cloaking devices developed to date -- and it's a big one -- is that they really only work if both the viewer and whatever is being cloaked remain still. This, of course, is not entirely practical, but a difficult problem to solve.<p>For the first time, researchers have …

Elite: Dangerous – combat, trading and exploration beyond the stars

In 1984 I saved my pocket money and bought myself the Commodore 64 version of Elite.<p>That summer I discovered something incredible. A representation of a region of the universe in which I could do whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.<p>The game’s sparse vector graphics, all white lines and black …

California adopts 'yes means yes' sex-assault rule

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when …

Julian Assange Speaks in Nantucket—As a Hologram

A ghostly Julian Assange appeared by hologram at the Nantucket Project on Sunday, beamed in from the Ecuadorian embassy where he has stayed under …

Julian Assange

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

Super-rich make last stand against California drought

In one of America's richest towns residents are paying more than ten times the going rate for water in a desperate attempt to stave off California's "epochal" drought<p>Nestled under the Santa Ynez mountains and cooled by the Pacific Ocean breeze, the billionaires' bolt hole of Montecito, California, …

'Destiny' Isn't Too Small, It's Just Too Empty

Right around the time of the beta, there was a lot of fuss being made that Destiny seemed like it wasn’t shaping up to be as “epic” in scope as many believed. Some fans had visions in their head of a whole galaxy full of planets to explore, and instead they were told they’d have four or five worlds …

Arkansas judge loses job over online comments about actress Charlize Theron

The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents.<p>Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio admitted posting details from Theron's closed-record …

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A Minute With: Comic Jon Stewart on not flubbing his first film

(This story from Sept. 3 has been filed again to include the warning that it contains graphic language in paragraph 12)<p>Comedian Jon Stewart speaks during the "12-12-12" benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson<p>By …

Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel’s heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 53 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave.<p>Missiles from Israel’s Iron Dome …

Food substitute Soylent raises $1.5 million ahead of planned US launch in December

Food substitute Soylent has secured $1.5 million in investment. The nutrient-dense semi-goo has been backed by investors including Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, who previously invested $80 million in Twitter and helped sell Skype to Microsoft for …

Robert Carlyle On The Perks Of Being A Late Bloomer

By Steve Ramos5 minute Read<p>The accepted Timetable for Hollywood Success belongs to the ingénue or breakout star. Jennifer Lawrence, for example, …

Why Top Colleges Have A Rich Kid Problem, In One Chart

The American Dream revolves around the ability to go from poverty all the way to the top. College, with abundant financial aid and connections to alumni networks, is supposed to be a great equalizer. Instead we have a system that may help concentrate wealth.<p>Even when there's financial aid …

The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made

In fact, some video games have ended up costing way more than even the most expensive feature films.<p>Unlike with movies, though, the amount of money it costs to make video games is a closely guarded secret. Most of the costs we see floating around are purely based on analyst estimates.<p>And when …

Grand Theft Auto

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