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The New Ushio and Tora Anime Will Unleash the Beast

This summer, a new <i>Ushio and Tora</i> anime is slated to air in Japan. And if the trailer is any indication, this seems like a must watch.<p>[Subs: Toshi …

Taylor Swift Criticizes Apple Music's Free Trial in Open Letter

A couple days ago <i>BuzzFeed</i> reported that Taylor Swift's new album, "1989", would not be available to stream on Apple Music, denying the service of one of the best-selling albums of the last two years. Today, Swift penned an open letter to the Cupertino company explaining her decision.<p>I’m sure you …

How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Thirty-nine minutes in­to his south­bound ride from Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware, to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., Joseph H. Board­man, pres­id­ent and CEO of …

The House That Jon Stewart Built

The comedian's style of left-wing humor ran low on targets, but his legacy will endure.<p>For most of his 15-year tenure helming <i>The Daily Show</i>, Jon Stewart had a rogues’ gallery worthy of the name: A buffoonish, chuckling George W. Bush, a sinister Dick Cheney whose hunting mishap Stewart never …

Comedy

Fallen Arches: Can McDonald's get its mojo back?

Perhaps no episode captures what’s ailing the world’s largest restaurant company better than the Mighty Wings Debacle of 2013. In September of last …

A Final Fantasy VIII Remake Could Be a Beautiful Thing

Just look at it. This fan art is based on <i>Final Fantasy VIII</i>'s Balamb Garden, and it not only looks fantastic, but also screams HD remake for …

Apple surprises with A8X GPU, uses exclusive ‘semi-custom’ 8 cluster design

New chip analysis of the A8X powering the iPad Air 2 has revealed that it is even more powerful than it initially appeared.<p>Further analysis by AnandTech showed that initial guesses as to the GPU specification of the Apple A8X chip, exclusively available in the iPad Air 2, were wrong. In fact, the …

Ten years of Ubuntu: How Linux’s beloved newcomer became its criticized king

Ars looks back at the decade in Ubuntu, from Warty Warthog to 25 million users worldwide.<p>In October of 2004, a new Linux distro appeared on the scene …

Pictures Of The World's Biggest Ship Being Built

This is one of Maersk's Triple-E cargo ships. When it's done, it will be the single largest ship on the planet. So yeah, seeing it under construction …

An Honest Step-by-Step Guide To Cosplay

It all starts with that fancy Iron Man or Deadpool costume, but then things like platinum-cure silicone molds or even guides on the internet can ruin …

Mega Man Gets The Best Toys

<i>Mega Man</i> fans might not be getting the games they want, but toys? They're good on toys. Just look at this gorgeous thing.<p>Revealed exclusively over at …

Carl Zeiss unveils its sub $100 virtual reality headset for iOS and Android

Carl Zeiss has just recently announced the VR One virtual reality headset for use with iOS and Android smartphones. While it still feels like a bit of stretch to get people to put these things on their heads, the typically steep price point of early contenders does’t help. The VR One is a similar …

Growing Up Sixty-Four

I dare say the Nintendo 64 is The Most Interesting Game System Nintendo Ever Made. It's interesting for a laundry list of historical reasons:<p>1. …

Fans Are Remaking Ocarina Of Time (In 2D)

We've seen people make static maps, sure, but this is something else entirely. This is an attempt to bring the entire game of Ocarina of Time from …

Halo: Reach's UNSC Savannah In LEGO Form

There might not be official <i>Halo</i> LEGO sets, but with its size, builder Nick Brick's fan-build of the UNSC Savannah from <i>Halo: Reach</i> probably would be …

10 Geeky Debates That Had To Be Settled By Federal Courts

Meet the <i>real</i> Justice League: the federal courts that, over the past several decades, have issued rulings that decided the fates of superheroes, …

Captain Marvel

Return Of The M&A

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Andreas Penna is managing director and founder of Penna & Company, an M&A and investment advisory firm. He is also an angel investor.</i><p>2014 has seen an unprecedented number of M&A transactions globally, especially within the tech sector. Global tech M&A was up 55 percent over last year, …

It’s Official: Alibaba Is The Biggest IPO Ever

Alibaba has officially become the largest public offering in history, according to a report from Reuters.<p>The IPO was always going to be a blockbuster, but thanks to high demand which rocketed the stock up another 38% after its $21.8 billion opening, underwriters exercised an option to sell another …

Apple Plans To Shut Down Beats Music

Apple will discontinue the streaming music service Beats Music it acquired in May, according to five sources, including several prominent employees at Apple and Beats. Many engineers from Beats Music have already been moved off the product and onto other projects at Apple, including iTunes. It’s …

Sometimes, a mobile game has a ratings prompt so gross it compels fans to get genuinely angry.

Sometimes, a mobile game has a ratings prompt so gross it compels fans to get genuinely angry. And other times, a mobile game approaches the …

Patent troll gives up, can’t defend “matchmaking” patent under new law

Alice v. CLS doomed patent-holder's fight against FindTheBest.<p>A patent troll called Lumen View Technology got stopped in its tracks last year after …

Woah Nelly! Microsoft Says It’s Not Killing Off The Super Basic Nokia Handset After All

Last month as well as culling some 12,500 Nokia staff new owner Microsoft took an axe to the Nokia product portfolio, apparently hacking off the entire low end of devices — leaving it to focus entirely on its Windows Phone based Lumia smartphones. Because focus.<p>In a memo to staff on the changes …

This Gadget Makes Gallons of Drinking Water Out of Air

Water is in the air nearly everywhere on earth, even in the most parched desert. But that doesn’t help much when you’re thirsty because most of that …

Avvo, The Online Legal Advice Marketplace, Lands $37.5M Led By Tech-Focused Hedge Fund Coatue

Avvo, the Seattle startup that runs an online marketplace for people seeking legal advice, has raised $37.5 million in new funding.<p>The round, which counts as Avvo’s Series D, was led by Coatue Management, the New York hedge fund that has become known in recent years for heading up big investments …

Turning The Ship: Microsoft Might Have Begun A Subtle Shift From Windows To Services

Since Steve Ballmer passed the torch to Satya Nadella earlier this year, it marked a sea change in the organization: the first time in its history one of the founding team wasn’t running the show. Changes were expected and have happened. A surprising one is a subtle shift toward a service model and …

Conan O'Brien Takes Over A Football Stadium's Screen With Video Games

One of the largest video-capable screens in the world is finally being used as it should be: To play <i>Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix</i>, <i>Need For</i> …

LEGO Robot Breaks Rubik's Cube World Record, Looks Badass Doing It

This fancy machine just broke the world record for solving a Rubik's cube. While pathetic humans can take minutes to get the job done, the …

Facebook Buying Messaging App WhatsApp for $16 Billion

Facebook is buying the hugely popular WhatsApp for $16 billion according to a filing with the SEC. The purchase, $4 billion in cash plus $12 billion in Facebook shares and potential for an additional $3 billion in employee stock payouts, will see WhatsApp founder Jan Koum joining Facebook's board …

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …