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How to opt out of Facebook data sharing

Facebook knows a lot about you. I mean, a lot. If you've ever been creeped out by a scarily on-point ad while visiting Facebook, that's why. But some …

10+ Best Bird Photos Of 2017 Have Been Announced, And They’re Truly Amazing

Birds are a secretive and mysterious species, which makes them one of the hardest to photograph. The British Trust for Ornithology, however, is …

Walter Becker: A Life in Pictures

Why Van Halen is the Most Important, Most Influential Rock Band Ever to Have Set Foot on Planet Earth

Film & music editor, Michael Hann, (From The Quietus & The Guardian) professes his passion for Van Halen, whom he describes as “the most important …

Remembering Walter Becker, One-Half of the Transcendent Steely Dan

Walter Becker, one-half of transcendent jazz-rock, soft-rock, rock-rock, and so-rock-they-weren’t-rock-at-all duo Steely Dan, died Sunday at 67. An …

Reelin' in the years: the rogue genius of Steely Dan's greatest songs

Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker has died, bringing an end to a songwriting partnership with Donald Fagen that lasted 50 years, and yielded some of America’s most cosmopolitan pop<p>The death of Steely Dan co-founder Walter Becker brings one of pop’s most idiosyncratic songwriting partnerships to a …

The 25 Best Performances Not Nominated for an Oscar in the 21st Century, From Kristen Stewart to Andy Serkis

And the Oscar doesn't go to...<p>Awards aren’t everything, but no one ever complained about having their hard work recognized. Consider that the impetus …

Bad Day? "Stuff On Cats" Will Have You Smiling In No Time

These really must be the most patient cats in the world. That, or they've outsmarted humans and knew we would be mesmerized by the "Stuff On Cats" …

Helmets

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a Mac.<p>Honestly, I'm a little embarrassed to admit …

Google

The 101 video games kids should play before growing up

How many can you check off?<p>Introducing a young person to a work of art is a uniquely fulfilling moment, for both mentor and mentee. "Aren't you reading any books that set your world on fire?" my professor asked when I came in 25 years ago to argue about my grade in "Sociology of Prisons.” When I …

This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant

No, it's not the <i>only</i> glowing cube PC you can buy.<p>But it might be the only one that will attempt to absorb your humanity into its cybernetic collective mind. This is the Borg Cube, an officially licenced Star Trek computer with a rather distinct chassis. And it's not just about the looks: This PC …

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Tokyo Zoo's Adorable New Baby Panda Needs an Equally Adorable Name (See Photos!)

Is Japan’s Ueno Zoo just showing off now or what?<p>The Tokyo-based zoo (the oldest in the nation) is holding a contest to name its newest giant panda …

Unseen David Bowie – in pictures

David Bowie,Photography,Art and design,Pop and rock,Culture,Art and design,Books,Music<p>In 1967, a wide-eyed 20-year-old posed for the cover of his debut album. It failed to chart and Gerald Fearnley’s photoshoot with David Bowie remained hidden – until now

8Bitdo Controllers: The Kotaku Review

8Bitdo’s small, portable control pads are perfect for those times when...look, let’s be real, for when you’re playing emulated Nintendo games on a …

The Met’s new art exhibit is told entirely through smartphone photos

Instagram me like one of your French girls<p>As the world gets ready to celebrate the iPhone’s 10th anniversary on Thursday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City gave a sneak peek at its experimental <i>Talking Pictures</i> exhibit today, which invites artists to communicate to one another only in …

The Arts

Where to see Adorable Sea Turtles in Florida

Summer has arrived in southwest Florida. The “snowbirds” migrate back north to escape the rising temperatures, while the rest of us who don’t mind …

Courageous Kitty Vlad the Explorer Visited All 59 National Parks with His Humans

Vladmir Kitten has many backyards.<p>The adventure cat has been on the road since 2016 with his owners Cees and Madison Hofman. In 2016, the couple …

Elon Musk loves video games — here are his favorites

As the head of Tesla Motors, Musk is leading the rebirth of all-electric vehicles. At SpaceX, he's steering a company whose mission is to "revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets." And that's not to mention that he oversees SolarCity, a …

Take-Two Interactive

When Did I Become an Old Gamer?

<i>[Promoted from our community blogs! Can you relate?]</i><p>No seriously, I'd like to know the answer to that. When in the hell did I become an old …

Barcelona felt 'used' by Beckham so signed Ronaldinho instead, admits Laporta

The La Liga giants had an agreement in place with Manchester United, but looked elsewhere as the England captain ultimately opted for Real Madrid<p>David Beckham and Manchester United “used” Barcelona in 2003 and led them to sign Ronaldinho, says Joan Laporta.<p>With the path cleared for the England …

The intelliPLUG is a more affordable way to automate your home, will work w/ Google Assistant

Home automation is an idea straight out of an 80’s sci-fi TV show. Now, with Google Assistant, we can simply ask our phones or Google Home to turn on the lights or turn off a fan. The biggest issue with smarthome products, though, has long been their upfront cost. Thanks to the intelliPlug, a …

Smart Homes

Connect with these 35 IFTTT-friendly smart devices (pictures)

Tekken 7: The Kotaku Review

In 1994 Namco released <i>Tekken</i>, an outstanding 3D fighting game with a loose story based on the struggle between a father and his powerful son. In 2017 …

The Omega Collection Makes Three Good Wipeout Games Even Better

The <i>Wipeout Omega Collection</i> launches on PlayStation 4 today, combining all the content from <i>Wipeout HD, Wipeout HD Fury</i> and <i>Wipeout 2048</i> into one …

Fallout Controller Looks Like It Survived The Apocalypse

Devin Smith runs End of Line Design, a lil’ company that makes very custom, <i>very</i> fancy video game controllers. His latest work is this …

Gregg Allman: 20 Essential Songs

“It’s Not My Cross to Bear” (1969)<p>The first Allman vocal on the first Allmans album starts out perfectly, with a throaty roar. One of the earliest …

There’s an island where you can go to cuddle rescue puppies

Heaven exists, and we have found it.<p>Have a think about how your perfect day would go. Chances are it would involve lying on a beach on an island somewhere, right? How about if I were to throw some puppies in there for funsies? Yep, that’ll do nicely.<p>Well, we live in a world where dreams clearly do …

Time to say ‘I told you so’: cannabis can treat seizures

Three people stopped having seizures entirely<p>Ancient Chinese and Persian medical texts — and modern anecdotes — suggest that cannabis is useful for treating seizures. Research has been scant, but a new study of cannabidiol, a molecule in cannabis, has given some credence to these claims. Kids with …