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The Red Sox struck out a record 20 batters because an ump screwed up a rule

Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Red Sox tying a record with some help, Dylan Bundy’s innings, and the best and worst at finding catchers.<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of stories, rumors, game coverage, …

Boston Red Sox

South Korean military fires warning shots at objects flown from North

South Korean forces have fired at objects flown across the border from North Korea, officials said. The balloon-like items flew with the wind and may …

Most Disappointing Video Games Of This Generation

It’s arguable that this generation has already seen more than enough disappointing games, so let’s explore some of them. Presented in no order, bear …

Watch: This Is the World's Most Sophisticated Humanoid Robot

This week, NatGeo premiered <i>Year Million</i>, a six-part miniseries that explores what our world will look like a million years from now. One exciting …

China’s ‘Monkey King’ Mech Set to Enter Giant Fighting Robot League

Ladies and gentlemen! Lovers of robo-battles throughout the world! It is time to knock your thrill level up to 11, because there will soon be a third …

Breath Of The Wild Speedrunner Gets Cocky, Pays A Heavy Price

Conquering a game’s challenges over and over again can make you feel invincible. With a new world record in sight, one <i>Breath of the Wild</i> speedrunner …

Cops use murdered woman's Fitbit to charge her husband

<b>(CNN) —</b> The attack, as Richard Dabate described it to police, was horrific.<p>A masked intruder barged into his Connecticut home, he said, tied up and tortured him and -- when his wife came home -- shot and killed her.<p>His story, however, would not hold up with investigators. And when cops ultimately …

Crime

The 14 Biggest Video Games Still Coming This Year

If you thought 2016 was a great year for gaming, 2017 is getting ready to top your expectations.<p>It’s only April, but 2017 is already shaping up to be …

Call of Duty: WWII could be the most important game of all time for historians

How Activision’s shooter presents the conflict should be watched closely by those interested in public history to bring about a dialogue between academia and games<p>Finally, it seems fans of the military shooter series Call of Duty are going to get what they’ve been wanting for almost a decade: the …

Call of Duty

Top For Honor Player Accused Of Rampant Rage-Quitting

CosmicSwordsman is one of the highest-ranked <i>For Honor</i> player on Xbox. Playing the Orochi class, they have killed 5,384 players and died four times, …

Halt Hackers in Their Tracks With This Simple Key

Hackers talk a lot of smack about their “leet”—that is, elite—skills, but no method of digital burglary is more tried and true than phishing. …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Racist Rant Ends Career Of Toronto Esports Pro Overwatch Player Matt Vaughn

Wow. Just. Wow.<p>It’s never great when a professional ends their career due to a scandal. But it’s even worse when the cause is a completely offensive …

The Troubling Psychology of Pay-to-Loot Systems

“In behavioural psychology, that randomised system of reward is the one that creates the most addiction,” says Emil Hodzic, who runs the Video Game …

Overwatch's Controversial Tie Break Rule Changing Again

As part of a recent update, developer Blizzard changed how Overwatch ties are resolved in competitive Assault games. After "a tremendous amount of feedback," the developer has decided to tweak the system again.<p>Before the patch, draws were decided by racing to capture a tie-breaker point. The update …

Overwatch

Robotic cheetah moves almost as efficiently as the real thing

The fastest land animal on Earth, the cheetah, has inspired a number of swift-footed robots. The latest has cropped up at the University of Twente, …

Robotics

Pandora Premium opens to all, invites no longer needed

Pandora Premium, the company’s paid, on-demand service and rival to Spotify, is today available to all users. The service was technically launched in March, but required users request an invitation to join, as it ramped up to its broader, public availability.<p>The service itself is essentially …

AMD's mid-range Radeon 500-series video cards are here

With last year's Radeon RX 480, AMD wowed us with a $200 video card that could tackle VR and 1,440p gaming. But with its 500-series cards, it's aiming to make an even bigger leap. How does 1,440p gaming beyond 60 frames per second sound? That's what AMD is promising with the RX 580, the most …

‘Mother of All Bombs’ Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of …

Afghanistan

Scientists Taught A Robot Language. It Immediately Turned Racist.

A new study finds that some artificial intelligence algorithms associate names like Adam and Courtney with words like “peace” and “friend,” while linking Jamel and Jasmine more strongly with “murder” and “abuse.”<p>One day a few years ago, while talking to a journalist in her office, Harvard computer …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Rockets Launches That Didn't Quite Go as Planned

It is rocket science, after all.<p>One of the greatest human achievements in aviation is the creation of the rocket engine. It's propelled us faster than the speed of sound and taken us to the moon. But when rockets fail, they fail spectacularly.<p>Although many rocket failures are often tragic …

Inmates hid self-built PCs in the ceiling and connected them to prison network

Inmates in built computers from PCs they were supposed to be dismantling for recycling, hid them in the ceiling, and connected them to the prison …

Information Security

Star Wars: Battlefront II's First Trailer Leaks

The debut trailer for EA’s <i>Battlefront II</i> has leaked out a little early, showing that not only will the next game feature units and heroes from the …

Russian computer programmer arrested in Spain over suspected involvement in US election hacking

A spokesperson for the Russian embassy in Madrid confirmed Pyotr Levashov's arrest. The embassy, however, declined to reveal details.<p>A Russian …

Japan and the US are having a giant robot duel

Forget Samsung's Galaxy S8 vs. the tenth-anniversary iPhone! Who cares about a nuanced discussion comparing the necessity for big data-driven surveillance and the importance of privacy and strong encryption? What kind of puny, pencil-necked geek spends time pondering the relative pros and cons of …

Google says its AI chips smoke CPUs, GPUs in performance tests

Four years ago, Google was faced with a conundrum: if all its users hit its voice recognition services for three minutes a day, the company would …

Machine Learning

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

Self-healing phone screen can fix itself in 24 hours

The days of scratched and cracked smartphone screens could soon be numbered after researchers created a "stretchy" screen that can repair itself.<p>Researchers at the University of California Riverside have designed a new polymer that can heal itself, opening up the ability to fuse cracks and paper …

University of California, Riverside

How the US could prevent a North Korean nuclear strike — according to a former Marine and cyberwarfare expert

Concerns over a nuclear strike from North Korea are growing, but the US may already have a plan to stop an attack at the last minute. David Kennedy, a former Marine and intelligence specialist, explains how we may be able to defend the country by hacking North Korea's missiles.<p><b>Follow Tech …

DroneClash is BattleBots for Quadcopters

The first ever DroneClash tournament promises fire, carnage, broken glass and thousands of dollars in smashed quadcopters. The competition, which is …

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