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The Top Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2013

Crowdfunding is helping many startups’ dreams come true. 2013 saw a slew of extremely popular crowdfunding projects smash through goals and world records. Many great new technologies are emerging from successful fundraising rounds on platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo.<p>2012 had a handful of …

Ernesto: an RPG without text, waiting, grinding or spatial movement

Independent developer Daniel Benmergui recently released a role-playing game that is unlike other games of the genre: there's no text, no speech, no waiting, no grinding and no movement within spaces. As the game's title <i>Ernesto: A Quick RPG</i> suggests, this game was designed to be played through …

Attack On Twitch Streamer Shuts Down Riot And EA Servers, Attracts Police

It started as a game of League of Legends, and ended with a swarm of cops pointing guns at the player and accusing him of having hostages held against their will in his home.<p>Welcome to the world of online video game harassment.<p>Professional League of Legends streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga spent …

10 Games That'll Make You Want An Oculus Rift

It’s all in your head.<p>Gaming is littered with technological dead-ends, and I'll admit that when I first heard about the Oculus Rift I imagined it …

Keanu Reeves' new movie has 47 problems, but the Ronin ain't one

Nobody was expecting the new <i>47 Ronin</i> movie to be good — its long delays and problems have become legend — but it's bad in a particularly depressing …

Anime

The Wolf of Wall Street: The True Story

Drugs, prostitutes, crashed helicopters — the debauchery in <i>The</i> <i>Wolf of Wall Street</i> is so outlandish that audiences might leave the theater thinking …

The Wolf of Wall Street Is Enraging Moviegoers, Thrilling Bankers, And Making Tons Of Cash

<i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> is doing great—it led the holiday box office with $10 million on Christmas Day!<p><i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> is doing terribly—it earned a C rating on CinemaScore, meaning audiences liked it less than everything else currently in theaters, including <i>Walking With Dinosaurs</i>.<p>Whatever …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

NFL Week 17 in Pictures

2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

Google Glass

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

The Top 8 Robot Stories Of 2013

Will the robots be our friends or our overlords? With robots learning how to love and imagine, the day of reckoning is getting closer.<p>Editor’s Note<p>Want more of our best stories of 2013? Read all of our end-of-the-year round-ups, in all of these categories:<br>• Top Stories Of The Year<br>• Infographics<br>• …

Robotics

The 13 Best Reddit Novelty Accounts

Whether you think Reddit is the front page of the Internet, an online city-state or just a soul-sucking destroyer of productivity, you have to admit: …

'I have never regretted selling reddit,' co-founder says

The Globe and Mail recently hosted an event with tech entrepreneur, activist, investor and author of 'Without Their Permission,' Alexis Ohanian. The co-founder of reddit explains why he never regretted selling his company 16 months after launching

Selling

An Interactive Chart of the Top 200 Reddit Posts of All Time

Glasgow-based computer science student James Trimble has created an interactive chart of the top 200 reddit posts of all time. The chart displays the …

Bill Gates makes surprise appearance in Reddit secret Santa

Bill Gates has shown that even billionaires like to have a bit of fun at Christmas, taking part in Reddit’s secret Santa present exchange and making one lucky girl’s jaw “hit the ever loving floor”.<p>Gates apparently took part in the secret Santa event held by social news site Reddit, which matched …

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman Takes on Critics in Freewheeling Reddit AMA

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman dismissed critics, traded profanity and highlighted one of his favorite Yelp reviews — for the well-endowed Bicycle Shorts …

Reddit's 2013: 56 Billion Page Views, 731 Million Unique Visitors

Reddit today announced that in 2013 it served an impressive 56 billion page views and 731 million unique visitors. The company also shared that it saw 40.855 million posts, received 404.6 million comments, and enjoyed over 6.7 billion total votes during the past year.<p>If we compare that to last …