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Super Bowl snack idea: Use Tater Tots to make waffles, nachos and poutine

Whether you're rooting for the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots, the commercials or the puppies on Super Bowl Sunday, you have common ground with your neighbors: You're doing it with a heart-stopping plate of snack food in hand.<p>The Super Bowl — this year, Sunday, Feb. 5 — is the …

Want To Voice A Character In Mass Effect Andromeda? BioWare’s Got A Competition For You

BioWare are holding an open competition to find a voice actor for Mass Effect Andromeda [official site], releasing tidbits of story as they do it. …

Mass Effect Andromeda

HTT licenses safe, cheap Hyperloop levitation tech

In 2013, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared his idea for a blazing-fast and environment-friendly mode of transport: a train inside an airless tube, which he called Hyperloop.<p>Several research teams and companies ran with Musk’s idea, and it looks like Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is …

High-speed Rail

Samsung’s “Good Lock” UI for Galaxy devices is crazy, complex, and even brilliant in places

It is no secret that Android users love to customize their devices. Without diving too deep into rooting, the Play Store already offers a great deal of apps capable of sneaking their way into the phone’s UI and changing profoundly how the handset operates for a lot of day-to-day use stuff – think …

Phones

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Apps

Here's how to grab the exotic Black Spindle sniper rifle in Destiny today

There's a hidden area in one of <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>'s new quests that will put you and your fireteam up against one of the stiffest challenges the game has to offer — but it's not without its rewards. Specifically, the Black Spindle, an exotic sniper rifle that mirrors the popular, …

This Newly Discovered Secret Destiny Mission Yields an Exotic Sniper Rifle

Destiny's new Taken King expansion has now been out for an entire week, and now players have discovered a secret mission that yields a nice reward. There is a secret area in today's Daily Heroic Story, called "Lost to Light," and beating it rewards you with the Black Spindle, an exotic sniper rifle …

Sailboats

New Destiny: The Taken King Video Stars...You

Bungie and Activision have rolled out a unique new video campaign for Destiny: The Taken King. The hook here is that <i>you</i> are the focus of the video, not some nameless Guardian.<p>Head to the "Legend of You" website, enter your gamer ID and platform, and--if you're at least level 20--the site will spit …

Gaming Consoles

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Pen Stuck? There's A Free And Simple Way To Get It Out Again

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is another of Samsung’s great phones. Personally I’d have like to see the microSD slot and removable battery kept, but with larger internal storage I think I can manage. And if I’m honest, I barely use my microSD card on my Note 4, and I’ve never owned a second battery.<p>But …

Phones

Javvy is an interactive app that teaches you Java

Learning computer programming is hard, but Javvy wants to make it fun.<p>Learning a programming language is an intimidating experience. The terminology, semantics and rules can be to beginners. I know, I've tried to learn several times only to give up.<p>Javvy is a new app made by the same team behind …

Samsung’s Gear S2 can make me a believer in smartwatches

This perfectly round smartwatch is like a porthole into the future<p><b>Read next:</b> The Samsung Gear S2 review.<p>A year ago, I was here at IFA in a state of exasperation. Every electronics company was throwing a diversity of awkward smartwatches at the wall and waiting to see what stuck. Nothing did, …

Gear S2 propels Samsung into sleeker design, focus on apps

Samsung's newest smartwatches work with the most recent Android phones and support Samsung Pay, among other features.<p>BERLIN -- Samsung on Thursday showed the world its newest smartwatch, one that the company hopes will help it regain lost ground in the hot wearables market.<p>The Gear S2, Samsung's …

Motorola: the new Moto 360 isn't a gadget, it's jewellery

Gallery: Motorola: the new Moto 360 isn't a gadget, it's jewellery<p>Gallery: Motorola: the new Moto 360 isn't a gadget, it's jewellery<p>+ 6<p>+ 5<p>+ 4<p>By …

GOAT Lets You Cop Kicks Without Getting Jacked

Yesterday on Facebook, a man named Matt Neal sent out a plea. He’s 26, his blood type is B+ and he has a failing kidney. His ask? “One working kidney from a true sneaker head.” His offer? A pair of some of the hottest sneakers on the planet at the moment, Yeezy 350 Boosts.<p>The pair of sneakers is …

Want to curb your cravings for sex and food? Play Tetris

I’m a compulsive being. My brain tells me I want something, and I listen to it. Often, my brain does not act on my best interest, and that’s when I should turn to video games.<p>Playing the classic block-falling puzzle game Tetris for as little as three minutes can reduce cravings for food, drugs, or …

Retrogaming

Lenovo-backed phone has reversible USB 3.0 and a big battery

Following the LeTV "Superphones" and the OnePlus 2, here's yet another Chinese smartphone that supports the reversible USB Type-C port; except this time, we're going beyond USB 2.0 speeds. The Android device we're looking at here is dubbed the Z1, which is the first product by Lenovo-backed startup …

Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo to be published this fall

J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Story of Kullervo</i>, an unfinished retelling of a Finnish myth from very early in the author and academic's career, will posthumously hit shelves in a stand-alone edition for the first time this fall.<p><i>The Story of Kullervo</i> is Tolkien's retelling of The Kullervo Cycle, one section …

Challenge friends to real-life wizard duels with 'Maguss'

<i>Harry Potter</i>'s brand of magic may not exist in the real world, but smartphone applications, electrical engineering and plastic wands sure do. <i>Maguss</i> uses all of these things, plus a badge that acts as a motion-sensing receiver, to bring wizard duels to the physical world. <i>Maguss</i> is on Kickstarter …

This wand tethers to your smartphone for real-life wizard wars

Make like a real-life Harry Potter with this gaming wand, now trying to work some magic on Kickstarter.<p><i>Wingardium leviosa!</i><p>While shouting that and zipping the Maguss Wand around in your friend's face won't quite make him levitate like it would in the Harry Potter universe, it could cause him to skip …

This new Xbox One hard drive looks like a cute little console

Storing digital games is becoming a big problem for console owners — so much so that both Microsoft and Sony have released beefed up, 1TB versions of their home consoles. If you don't want to buy a whole new console, though, Seagate might have just what you're looking for with its new Game Drive …

Seagate Technology
Feline

Destiny: Creating an Amazing Warlock Cosplay - IGN's Fireteam Chat - IGN Video

Paola Alejandra joins the Fireteam Chat crew to talk about what it was like building her amazing Warlock cosplay in just two weeks.

Cosplay

How the Wizarding World of Harry Potter convinced Nintendo to work with Universal

Nintendo has long considered making theme-park rides, but it finally agreed to move ahead after seeing what Universal did with <i>Harry Potter</i>.<p>Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed today that he met with NBCUniversal, the media and entertainment company responsible for dozens of popular television …

Harry Potter

Solar-powered grill cooks your food no matter the weather

However much you may like grilling food on a warm day, you probably don't like dealing with gas tanks or other typical grill hassles... and most solar cookers won't help much if it's overcast outside. The upcoming GoSun Grill might be a smarter way to handle those backyard shindigs, however. It can …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

Cooking

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Neuroscience
Warner Bros

Acorns, an app that turns spare change into investments, raises $10.5M

<i>Updated April 6 with Acorns’ response.</i><p>Acorns, easily the best-designed investment app on the market, has secured at least $10.5 million in additional capital.<p>Acorns disclosed the new round in a filing with the SEC, but it did not immediately respond to VentureBeat’s requests for comment on the …

Venture Capital