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How bad maps are ruining American broadband

ISPs are painting over US broadband problems, and the FCC is letting it happen<p>Like countless other American cities, Cleveland, Ohio, suffers from a lack of meaningful broadband competition. With only one or two largely apathetic ISPs to choose from, high prices, slow speeds, limited deployment, and …

Broadband

SiriusXM acquires Pandora for $3.5 billion

Rumours of a deal between the two companies have been bubbling since June.<p>Pandora's search for a buyer is over. SiriusXM, which previously invested $480 million in the music streaming service, is now acquiring it outright in an all-stock deal worth $3.5 billion. It gives the satellite radio company …

Proforma

Will Democrats Regret Weaponizing the Judiciary?

Using the court system to stymie a president has backfired before.<p>The year was 1937. Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts had to decide which was more important: his intellectual integrity, or the integrity of the court as an institution. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s court-packing plan—which FDR …

Laissez-Faire

Video games deserve a place in sex education

<i>The internet has changed how kids learn about sex, but sex ed in the classroom still sucks. In Sex Ed 2.0, Mashable explores the state of sex ed and</i> …

Teens

Fast and hardwired: Gut-brain connection could lead to a "new sense"

The mysteries of our "second brain" are a profound new frontier in 21st century medical science. While research is rapidly discovering amazing …

Duke University

China thinks the trade war isn’t really about trade

BEIJING — The trade war isn’t about trade. The trade war is about the United States trying to contain China and counteract its rise. That’s the increasingly common theory percolating in Beijing these days, as President Trump slaps another, even bigger round of tariffs on Chinese goods.<p>Washington …

World News

University Of Pennsylvania's Louis Vuitton Problem

Louis Vuitton is a luxury brand. For six years in a row (through at least 2012), it was named the top fashion brand in the world. According to one study, as of 2010, the brand itself was worth more than $19 billion and there’s no reason to think it’s worth any less today.<p>And Vuitton guards its …

Education

The Hidden Gems Of TGS 2018

TGS always has the obvious hitters, from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts to Capcom’s Resident Evil and Monster Hunter. But that …

Final Fantasy

Nintendo Grants Terminally Ill Fan's Wish To Play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Chris Taylor is a big fan of Smash Bros. and was just as excited as anyone else to see the newest game in the series announced this past E3. …

Breath of the Wild

Scientists Just Made Human Egg Cells from Human Blood for the First Time

It’s the first step toward being able to mass produce human eggs using other people’s body tissues or blood.<p>Scientists in Japan have used human blood to successfully create immature human egg cells in a lab for the first time, according to new research published Thursday in <i>Science</i>. The work is a …

George Clooney

This Is What Would Happen If Humanity Was Nerfed

Inspired by the History Channel Documentary <i>Life After People</i>, the YouTubers at TierZoo put together this amusing and informative video about what …

History Channel

Narrative Adventure Studio Telltale Games Essentially Closes Down

Update: Sources tell us that all projects planned after The Walking Dead have been cancelled.The original story is as follows:A number of Telltale …

The Walking Dead

What happens when you let employees pick how much they want to be paid? This company decided to find out.

• Smarkets, a betting startup based in London, lets employees pick how much they want to get paid.<br>• The system works through social consensus, and each employee's salary information is published in the company's internal wiki.<br>• There are pros and cons to the process, but ultimately it works, Smarkets CEO …

Business

The Science Behind Home Disaster Preparedness Kits Is a Disaster

Helicopters got to Wilmington, North Carolina, after a day of isolation; Hurricane Florence made landfall there, and the city, with one foot in the …

Washington State

NIS President Talks Disgaea 6, Switch's Appeal, And Being Early On PS5

We're out at Tokyo Game Show and taking the time to visit with various Japanese developers. Today, we sat down with NIS President Sohei Niikawa and …

North America

PlayStation Vita Production To End In 2019 With No Successor Planned

When the PlayStation Vita launched in 2012, it already had a roller coaster year behind it. The system seemed poised to take on Nintendo's iron grip …

PlayStation

Fox Marvel Movies Will Be Overseen By Cinematic Universe Boss Kevin Feige

In news that surprises no one but is still good to confirm, the old guard behind Fox's current superhero movies like <i>X-Men</i> and <i>Deadpool</i> will have to …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Black Panther Director Producing New Space Jam Starring LeBron James

A sequel to <i>Space Jam</i>, the 1996 <i>Looney Tunes</i> movie starring basketball superstar Michael Jordan, has been tossed around for the last 20 years. Now,</i> …

Lebron James

The Five Battlefields for Control of the House

Democrats or Republicans will piece together a House majority from across five main types of congressional districts that are most competitive this fall. Here’s our field guide to those races.

Netflix Producing A Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Series

The well-loved and critically-acclaimed 2005 Nickelodeon cartoon series <i>Avatar: The Last Airbender</i> is getting a live-action reimagining on Netflix, …

Critically-Acclaimed

Nintendo Switch Firmware 6.00 Available, Allows You To Play Digital Games On Different Systems

A new Nintendo Switch update, timed to release alongside the paid online subscription plan, has been released and is available for download now. The …

Nintendo Switch

Senate Judiciary Committee Officially Cancels Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Vote Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

The Senate Judiciary Committee officially cancelled a originally meeting set this week to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination amid …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Here's The List Of The Free NES Titles Coming To Nintendo Switch Online

A year and a half after Nintendo announced that the Switch would get a subscription service, and about a year after the company announced it would be …

Nintendo Switch

Supreme Court Ruling Means Thousands Of Deportation Cases May Be Tossed Out

The Trump administration's push to deport more immigrants in the country illegally has hit a legal speed bump.<p>For years, immigration authorities have been skipping one simple step in the process: When they served notices to appear in court, they routinely left the court date blank. Now, because of …

News

More European Countries And One U.S. State Examine Gambling In Gaming

In the past year, a number of governments across the world have started taking a look at the blurring between gaming and gambling. In the U.S., …

Washington State

Sony and Marvel broke a ridiculous world record today by organizing the largest Spidey gathering ever.

Some world records are pretty ridiculous, like how many apples can be held in your mouth while they're simultaneously cut by a chainsaw in one minute …

Comic-Con

Why Is M-Theory the Leading Candidate for Theory of Everything?

The mother of all string theories passes a litmus test that, so far, no other candidate theory of quantum gravity has been able to match.<p>It’s not …

String Theory

If you're wondering what ray tracing can do for games, this is a great showcase for the tech.

We've been keeping our eye on Atomic Heart since we described is "Soviet BioShock" earlier this year, and it continues to be a impressive mix of both …

Emerging Technology

Inhaled blood pressure drug could prevent panic attacks

Amiloride, a drug that's used to treat hypertension, successfully relieves signs of anxiety and panic in a preclinical study. The findings are …

Carbon Dioxide

Apple's $17,000 Experiment Is Over

Apple Watch Edition goes from gold to ceramic to a memory.<p>When <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched Apple Watch in 2015, it included a premium line called …

Apple Watch