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24 Extremely Delicious Slow Cooker Dinners

There's no better feeling than coming home after a long day to a great dinner that you've already made. Way to go, slow cooker. Way to go, self.

8 Essential Fall Dishes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Turn fall's bounty into ridiculously good dinners and treats with these apple—and pumpkin-centric recipes.<p>A New Way to Think of Butternut Squash<p>A …

Fitbit Force

If you're considering upgrading your Fitbit Flex, then you owe it to yourself to check out the updated Fitbit Force ($130), the company's newest …

First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike on Earth

Comet exploded 28 million years ago over Egypt, new study suggests.<p><b>Saharan glass and a brooch belonging to King Tut provide the first evidence of a comet directly impacting Earth, a new study claims. The finding may help unlock some of the mysteries surrounding the birth of our solar system.</b><p>About …

Samsung's Smart Watch Ads Are Killing Apple's Ads For The iPhone 5C Right Now

TV advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix found that Samsung's awesome ad featuring clips from futuristic shows and movies scored an extremely strong 682 on its 950-point Ace Score scale.<p>The most popular ad for Apple's 5C, on the other hand, scored a 522. Neither Apple nor Samsung is a client of Ace …

Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

Don't Underestimate 'Call Of Duty: Ghosts'

<i>Activision faces a console transition and some steep competition, but the next ‘Call of Duty’ is still in a strong position this holiday season.</i><p><i>Call of Duty</i> has been the king of shooters for several years running, ever since <i>Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare</i> came crashing onto the scene.<p>Activision’s …

EverQuest 2's free-to-play, Silver item restrictions ending Oct. 1

The current restrictions on items for free-to-play and Silver Account users of <i>EverQuest 2</i>, Sony Online Entertainment's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will be lifted Oct. 1, according to a post by senior producer Holly Longdale on the game's official message boards.<p>On the same day, …

SteamBox? Xi3 teases a new Piston PC game ‘console’ coming Monday

Xi3 plans to announce a new version of its Piston PC “console” on Monday.<p>The company’s web site shows a black-and-white image with an outline of the Piston Console, with a headline that reads, “The wait is over.” The date says “09.30.13.”<p>The company makes modular computers that have tiny dimensions …

PC gaming's future is no longer tied to Microsoft

First there was SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system whose open design aims to spur innovation. Then there were Steam Machines, a range of …

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will get Finn, Phasma, and a new single-player episode on December 13

Two days before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, you can play with some of its characters, locations, and vehicles in Star Wars Battlefront 2. …

Microsoft is watching Valve, says Harrison

Phil Harrison (pictured, right) says Microsoft has been watching Valve's recent announcement "with great interest."<p>Harrison, formerly a major figure within Sony's PlayStation operation, is now corporate vice president of Microsoft, running the company's London studio.<p>"Valve is a very impressive …

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iMotion kickstarts motion controllers inspired by 'Minority Report' and Oculus Rift

The Oculus Rift has ignited a new round of excitement in virtual reality — but a major issue with the device is that its reliance on keyboards, mice, and traditional gaming controllers holds back just how immersive the headset can be. However, a small Singapore-based company says it has an answer …

Piston console maker promises new details on its 'Steam Box' next week

One of the first hardware manufacturers to hitch its wagon to Valve's "Steam Box" hardware plans, computer maker Xi3, promises to release new details on its Piston console early next week. "The wait is over," Xi3 says of its planned Sept. 30 reveal.<p>Xi3 was one of the first PC hardware …

So what's the big deal with Linux?

Valve's announcements this week about its living room plans for Steam, including a new Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, have connected Linux with games more intimately than ever before.<p>Gabe Newell, Valve's boss and a genuine industry visionary, has made no secret of his preference for …

Daily Fix Headlines for September 27, 2013

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>We end our week with Valve's final announcement, a look at Battlefield 4's new modes, and an update on the …

Destiny web site hints at beta access through pre-orders

Early access to Bungie's next game, the "shared world shooter" <i>Destiny</i>, may be coming in the form of a beta available to those who pre-order the game.<p>According to text on the official <i>Destiny</i> website spotted by a Reddit user, players can "pre-order <i>Destiny</i> at select retailers and receive admission to …

Valve Unveils A Crazy-Looking Controller

Seriously. No thumb sticks! It looks insane.<p>The trilogy is complete! As part of a three-part announcement this week, game- and game-services company Valve announced a new operating system based on their virtual gaming store Steam, and a series of consoles for playing games through your TV, coming …

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Stanford's new linear accelerator is just three millimeters long

Stanford researchers unveiled a new kind of linear accelerator in <i>Nature</i> today, both smaller and more powerful than its enormous predecessors. Instead of using microwaves like traditional accelerators, the new accelerator works by accelerating electrons to near light-speed through conventional …

Water on Mars: A Brief (and Extremely Long) History

The surface of Mars, new research suggests, is 2 percent water -- yet another reminder that the Red Planet may once have been blue.<p>The Curiosity rover has found water in the soil of Mars. Which is, on the one hand, big news: Water! Right in the soil of the seemingly barren planet! On the other …

Why Brain Surgeons Want Help From A Maggot-Like Robot

Brain surgery is a dicey business. Even the most experienced surgeons can damage healthy tissue while trying to root out tumors deep inside the brain.<p>Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a solution, and it sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie. They're developing a tiny, …

An Inflatable Concert Hall And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Week In Numbers: The Periodic Table Gets An Update, Curiosity Finds Lots Of Martian Water, And More

<b>2 percent:</b> the portion of Martian soil that was water in a recent analysis from the rover Curiosity<p><b>4:</b> the number of aluminum mirrors in these telescopic contacts lenses<p><b>66:</b> the number of radio dishes in the most ambitious ground telescope ever built<p><b>1969:</b> the year scientists first used the word …

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Scientists Make Photons Act Like Real-Life Light Saber

Photons are particles without mass; until now, our understanding has been that they do not interact with each other at all. That's why, when you shine two lights at each other, they don't bounce off and throw light all over the place; the photos simply pass right through. But new research from …

This Magic Projection Box Will Melt Your Brain

It can float, combine with other boxes, and make you lose all faith in the rules of physics.<p>San Francisco design studio Bot & Dolly created this demonstration of<p>what is almost certainly sorcerya projection mapping system. The project's simply called "Box," and without ruining too much, the studio …