Roderic Sir

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13 Weird Orgasm Facts You Didn't Know

Betty Friedan captured the frustrations of the 1960s feminist movement when she said, "No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor." Here's a look at the body's climactic history.<p><b>8th:</b> The century B.C. Homer wrote about Melampus, an Argonaut healer in Greek mythology who treated religious …

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Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 12 Jim Gaffigan Quotes

Comedian Jim Gaffigan will have you laughing and nodding as he riffs on the world of parenting.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Fatherly</i>.<p>If you’re …

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6 Surefire Methods for Overcoming Procrastination

Many of us have goals -- a set of deep-down desires that we ultimately want to see realized. Yet, with each passing day, we can't find the energy to move forward. And, as the deadline approaches and passes for achieving our goals, we're no further ahead than where we started. Often, we might even …

A Rare Look at Design Genius Jony Ive: The Man Behind the Apple Watch

<i>How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts.</i><p>I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding. The head Apple designer, who brought you the iMac and the iPad and …

This chart will help you find the best Black Friday console deals

It's that time of the year again: time to pick up a gaming console on the cheap, often with a bunch of goodies thrown in for good measure. Or, you know, to buy one as a gift for someone or whatever.<p>This year we're trying something new: We're pulling out all of the Black Friday console bundles and …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

‘I’m Not a Visionary’: The Staggering Career Arc of Steven Soderbergh

Steven Soderbergh has never told a straight story. Not one of his 26 feature-length films or two television series has played out in a linear …

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

'The Wind Rises' thrills director Hayao Miyazaki

Japanese animation great Hayao Miyazaki has announced that his latest movie, "The Wind Rises," the story of plane designer Jirô Horikoshi set between the two world wars, is also his last. For Gary Rydstrom, tasked with directing the English-language version of the film, his fourth collaboration …

Asana Adds Calendar Function To Its Collaboration Service

Asana, a software company working to help companies shelve email and work more cohesively, has brought a key new feature to its service, adding dynamic calendars to its mix of tasks, projects, and teams.<p>As a service, Asana operates around tasks and who they are assigned to. Instead of having a …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love looking through everything to find some great new music amongst everything.<p>The Sheffield band's latest effort, "AM," was one of our more highly-anticipated albums of the year and they did not disappoint.<p>"Do I Wanna Know?" instantly had us hooked and "R U Mine?" kept …

Nvidia Shield Handheld Gaming Device Ship Date Revealed

<i>The Nvidia Shield gets a ship date, but will it disrupt the video game industry?</i><p>Nvidia has announced a July 31st ship date for its new video game system, the Shield.<p>It’s an interesting concept: a handheld, Android-based gaming console that can stream games from Nvidia GPU equipped PCs over WiFi.<p>I …

Five Reasons Why Nintendo's Stock Is Surging

Ask a gamer about Nintendo these days, and they’ll likely give you a quip about the Wii U being dead in the water in the face of more powerful, more buzzed about consoles from Sony and Microsoft. But investors see things a different way, and perhaps have been paying closer to recent events that say …

As Xbox One Looks More Like PS4, Sony Still Has One Key Advantage

The Xbox One keeps changing. After Microsoft previously announced that all developers would need to find publishers for their Xbox One games — effectively shutting down the burgeoning indie gaming scene — it has now walked back and announced that self-publishing is allowed after all, the company …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Sony Is Still The Best Choice For Gamers

<i>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increasingly difficult to tell apart, but Sony’s system is still the better pick for gamers.</i><p>Microsoft has backtracked on almost every issue that upset consumers since the company revealed the Xbox One earlier this year.<p>Gone is the noxious online DRM. Gone are the …

Xbox One Vs. PS4 Launch Title Line-Up

<i>Both the Xbox One and PS4 have a lot of exclusives in the works. Here are the ones coming during the systems’ launch.</i><p>Both the Xbox One from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 from Sony have a number of exclusive games you won’t be able to get anywhere else.<p>Both consoles have even more content that will …

PlayPhone Partners With Sprint

<b>PlayPhone</b> has announced a partnership with <b>Sprint</b> that will bring 55 million new customers to their gaming network. Taking into account PlayPhone’s existing partnerships with carriers Verizon, AT&T, and Claro Brazil, this brings PlayPhone’s mobile gaming presence up to 83% of North America’s …

Nintendo Earnings Disappoint As Wii U Sales Continue To Fall

Nintendo released their most recent financial results today, and they confirm what many have suspected. The Wii U is selling poorly. Quite poorly indeed.<p>The report is a mix of bad and good, but mostly the former. In the first quarter, the company made an operating loss of 4.92 billion yen (~$50 …

Can An iPad App Help Solve The Literacy Problem?

<i>Learn With Homer</i> is a new app that provides a comprehensive contextualized literacy curriculum that kids can use at home on the iPad.<p>The app is created by Stephanie Dua, a well-known education reformer who led the effort to improve understanding of the intent and implementation of the Common Core …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Nintendo?

Yesterday brought the news that though Nintendo continues to dominate the handheld scene with the 3DS, even up against all the smartphones and tablets in the world, the company is still being dragged down by one constant issue, the Wii U.<p>The Wii’s exploding popularity allowed Nintendo to “win” the …

Nintendo Loses Grip On Home Console Market

Four months before Microsoft and Sony roll out their glamorous new home consoles, Nintendo‘s Wii U is foundering. This was the summer when Nintendo was supposed to leverage the fact that it has the only new home console out. Instead, Wii U seems to be losing consumer confidence completely even in …

Nintendo's Disappointing Wii U Sales May Be Due To Acts Of God

Nintendo‘s latest video game console may be having a hard time hitting its stride thanks to acts of God. Specifically, the 2011 Japanese earthquake which brought the entire nation to a standstill could have impacted the Wii U’s launch for the worse.<p>“We launched the Nintendo 3DS on February 2011 and …

OMGPOP Tried To Buy Itself Back Before Being Killed By Zynga

Zynga has stumbled through many blunders over the past few years, but few will likely haunt them as much as their $200M purchase of OMGPOP. They bought the Draw Something studio literally days before the popular app hit its peak, and it soon lost millions of DAUs. Zynga was stuck with a studio they …

You Won't Have To Pay To Use The PS4's DVR

You won’t have to pay a fee to stream and record footage on the PS4, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter yesterday. Anxious fans had begun to ask Yoshida about that, after it became clear the Microsoft wouldn’t be giving away those services on Xbox One, and he …

Rumor: Amazon May Be Getting Into The Console Business

Another tech giant may be getting into the games business. Sources are telling Game Informer that online retailer and gadget maker Amazon is prepping an android-based console for release in 2013, likely before Black Friday. When contacted for comment by Forbes, an Amazon rep said that it did not …

New 'Grand Theft Auto V' Website, Screenshots Revealed

<i>Visit the world of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ with Rockstar’s new ‘travelogue’ website.</i><p>Rockstar Games continues to apply pressure to the hype machine in the lead up to both the September release of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> and the incoming reveal of <i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>.<p>Today they’ve unveiled an overhauled …

Can AMD's Newest APU Play Your Favorite Games Without A Dedicated Graphics Card? (Part 1)

It began as a project called AMD Fusion — a “system on a chip” solution that combined a standard CPU with integrated graphics processing. AMD’s Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) finally saw the light of day in 2011. And as we did with Intel‘s HD Graphics 2000, PC gaming enthusiasts let loose a …

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Tomb Raider console versions on sale for $19.99

<i>Tomb Raider</i>'s PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions have been discounted to $19.99, according to multiple online listings.<p>Crystal Dynamics' reboot normally sells for $49.99 at Amazon and $39.99 at Best Buy, but you can now grab it for $19.99 through Amazon and Best Buy.<p>For more on the game, be sure …