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How feds use one “seed” and 3 “hops” to spy on nearly everyone

The U.S. government has tried to reassure critics of its massive phone surveillance program by pointing to “minimization” procedures that are …

Syrup-rise! There's a MapleStory 2 coming and it's in 3D

While this CGI trailer isn't likely to be totally representative of the final, in-game <i>MapleStory 2</i>, it's pretty damn adorable. It looks a bit like …

MapleStory 2 cinematic trailer shows an adorable climactic duel

A cinematic trailer for the sequel to Korean studio Wizet's hit 2D online game <i>MapleStory</i> shows two adorably super-deformed characters throwing down in a forest.<p>The first of the two fighters appears to be some kind of warrior; his opponent looks to be some hybrid between a rogue and a magic user. …

The secret of keeping warm in the Antarctic? 'Peak layering'

Anyone planning a trip to the coldest, windiest place on Earth will be in need of some quality technical fabrics.<p>Outdoorsy types who spend weekends climbing rock faces or sailing or whatever else people do outside for fun (I'm not a member of this group of people) will know what I'm talking about. …

RuneScape community raise over $90k via in-game donations

The community of <i>RuneScape</i>, Jagex’s fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game, donated more than $90,000 in November through in-game contributions, according to an announcement on the game’s official blog.<p>"Tens of thousands" of Runecsape players raised a total of $90,838 that will be …

'Starbound' Preview

Ready for some procedurally generated space adventures? <b>Starbound</b> brings players into a galaxy of randomized worlds, extraterrestrial dungeons, and character customization.<p>Chucklefish is taking the <i>Minecraft/Terraria</i> model into the depths of outer space with a highly customizable adventure/building …

As laptop SSDs hit 1TB in capacity, we see whether they're worth the cash

After reviewing Apple's latest MacBook Pro I noticed something very interesting: its performance versus my two-year-old model felt far more …

The Cable Industry is Imploding: What Providers Must Do to Stay Alive

Cable is dying of a slow, drawn out death.<p>It’s not at the hands of Netflix, nor at the hands of fiber optic technology. It’s not even at the hands of the Internet. Cable is strangling itself with its own wires.<p>Before we get to cable’s end, let’s start at its beginning. Cable companies thrive …

Hammer & Chisel raises $8.2M for battle arena tablet game

OpenFeint founder Jason Citron has raised $8.2 million for his second game startup, Hammer & Chisel. The company wants to bring League of Legends style play to tablets with a new multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) called Fates Forever.<p>The funding was led by Benchmark Capital partner Mitch …

The transparent and flexible electronics of the future could be printed with an ordinary printer

New liquid alloy promises a world of exciting possibilities<p>If the dreamers of the tech world have their way, the day will come when we'll use 3D printers to produce everything we need, from nourishing meals to spacecraft parts. Electronics have proven tougher to manufacture at home, however, due to …