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Activision is spending $500 million to make 'Destiny' the next 'Halo'

Activision Blizzard will spend $500 million to launch the upcoming <i>Destiny</i>, the next sci-fi epic from the studio behind <i>Halo</i>. According to Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, who revealed the sum at the Milken conference in Los Angeles last week, the number includes both development and marketing …

Oklahoma halts double execution after one is botched

A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes later, officials and witnesses said.<p>Clayton …

Criminal Justice

Police: FedEx worker wounds 6 in Georgia, then kills himself

A FedEx package handler went on a shooting rampage early Tuesday at his workplace in suburban Atlanta, wounding six people before turning the gun on himself, officials said.<p>"That individual is deceased here at the scene," Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce told reporters. Police were sweeping the …

NBA Bans Donald Sterling For Life

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will also be fined $2.5 million, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.<p>NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday announced unprecedented sanctions against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling — banning Sterling for life and fining him $2.5 …

Homeland Security struggles to tempt, retain cyber talent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the race to attract cybersecurity experts to protect the government’s computer networks, the Department of Homeland Security has a handicap money can’t fix.<p>Navigating the federal hiring system takes many months, which is too long in the fast-paced tech world.<p>“Even when …

“I’m gonna need you to come in on Saturday”: How “Office Space” got the modern workplace just right

Cubicles, layoffs, TPS report, flair — “Office Space” bombed at the box office, but endures because it was right<p><i>The office could be any office. Cove fluorescents on a dimmer, modular shelving, the desk practically an abstraction. The whisper of sourceless ventilation. You are a trained observer and</i> …

My Students Don't Know How to Have a Conversation

"Students’ reliance on screens for communication is detracting—and distracting—from their engagement in real-time talk."<p>Recently I stood in front of my class, observing an all-too-familiar scene. Most of my students were covertly—or so they thought—pecking away at their smartphones under their …

Comixology removes in-app purchases to avoid paying fees to Apple

It's about to get a bit more difficult to buy comic books from a mobile device. Comixology is replacing its iOS app today with a new version that removes the ability to purchase comics. The new app is solely a comic book reader, which means that you'll have to visit the company's website to …

Prince Akeem – Gold Grammy Ft. Matt McGhee

<b>Prince Akeem</b> & <b>Matt McGhee</b> deliver a <i>“Gold Grammy”</i> on the visual for their latest collaborative effort. Watch the latest video after the break!<p>© 2014, …

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Kandi Burruss details what went down at Real House Wives of Atlanta Reunion

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25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Product Design

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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

BOSTON (AP) — Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.<p>"This day will always be …

'Blood moon' total lunar eclipse to have crowds looking up tonight

Officials at the Griffith Observatory are expecting big crowds for the dark red "blood moon," the first total eclipse of 2014 beginning Monday night.<p>The observatory will be open for visitors, who can look up at the eclipse either from the building itself or from the grass and sidewalk areas. …

Astronomy

Samsung doc: Beating Apple was 'survival strategy'

Dale Sohn, the former CEO of Samsung's mobile business in the US, also testifies that a shift in the Korean company's sales and marketing efforts boosted its position in the smartphone market.<p>SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung's future relied on beating Apple in the mobile market, the company's top …

Girl Arrested for Airline Tweet

11 things you need to know about Windows Phone 8.1

Here's your cheat sheet for the newest features and availability of Microsoft's newest mobile operating system.<p>Microsoft's next generation mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 , is here and you'll be able to get your hands on it soon. This update makes Windows Phone better than ever, and …

Xbox One update rolls out tonight with friends notifications, Kinect refinements, headset adapter improvements

The Xbox One April update will begin rolling out to systems tonight and over the next few days, according to an announcement on the Major Nelson blog.<p>The latest update initially rolled out last month to users in Microsoft's beta program, an initiative that lets console owners test system updates …

Google plugs more services vs Heartbleed; bug biting millions of Androids

While Google was quick to patch its services to close the security hole caused by the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, the same bug may still be hounding millions of Android devices worldwide.<p>Google patched most of its services last week (including Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App …

Heartbleed Bug

The 18 Most Entertaining Musical Performances by Politicians

<b>17.</b> Before his political career, a young <b>John Kerry</b> was a student at the prestigious St. Paul's School in New Hampshire, where he rocked out on the …

Yo-Yo Ma

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3DS-Only Multiplayer Mode Coming to Super Smash Bros.

The Smash Run treasure-hunt mode isn’t coming to Wii U.<p>Super Smash Bros. for 3DS will feature Smash Run, a multiplayer mode unique to the platform, …

5 Things You Didn't Know About Pro Gaming

If “professional gaming” was once an oxymoron, those days are long gone. Video games, once a somewhat solitary affair, have exploded into full-featured social affairs, thanks to the rise of massive multiplayer online PC games and features that developed over the lifespan of the Xbox 360 and …

Brandy Reunites with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo on 'Queen Latifah Show'

Twenty years after the release of her debut single “I Wanna Be Down,” Brandy reunited with her remix collaborators Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo …

Applits: Mobile Software for the People, By the People

This app-making community made it to the championship round of Inc.'s Coolest College Startups competition. See how it got there.<p><i>Editor's Note: This article is part of Inc.'s 2014 Coolest College Startups package. Read on for more on the hottest startups to watch right now. Also, be sure to</i> …

Apps