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GameStop's leaked Black Friday ad includes 12 pages of discounts

GameStop's Black Friday sales have leaked and will include discounts on a large number of games, accessories, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 bundles and more, a GameStop representative confirmed to Polygon today.<p>The Black Friday flier was originally posted on GottaDeal.com. Sales kick off at midnight …

Obama's $100 million effort to map the human brain suspended by government shutdown

The US government's shutdown has put about 800,000 people out of work, and caused stoppages at NASA, the Department of Health and Human services, the CIA and NSA, and nearly every other federal agency. Now the start of the Obama Administration's Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative …

Why we don't want our Roombas to look human

We may have plenty of ideas about what a robot should look like — make something too machine-like, and we may not be able to connect with it; make a humanoid robot, and we might become too attached or view the result as creepy. According to new research, however, these preferences are far from …

Popular Drug-Trafficking Website The Silk Road Shut Down By Government

A lesson: don't try to hire a hitman through a website pretty much anyone can access.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice today filed a criminal and a civil suit against one Ross WIlliam Ulbricht, who is accused of being the kingpin of anything-goes online marketplace the Silk Road. Want to buy some …

Feds Say They've Arrested 'Dread Pirate Roberts,' Shut Down His Black Market 'The Silk Road'

Even during a federal government shutdown, drug pirates aren’t safe. Popular online black market Silk Road has been shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and an individual alleged to be its infamous owner, ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ has been arrested, according to a Federal Bureau of …

What techies should know about a government shutdown

For the first time in 17 years, we’re staring down the barrel of an imminent government shutdown. Why? Congress must pass laws in order to spend money, but so far the Republican-led House and Democrat-led Senate have not been able to agree on a bill to fund the government. And so, by law, when …

Star Wars lightsabers finally invented

Wannabe Jedi Knights rejoice, for scientists have discovered that the famous lightsaber weapon wielded by Luke Skywalker and his ilk in the long-running space opera saga might one day exist beyond the realms of fiction.<p>Harvard and MIT physicists writing in the new edition of Nature say they have …

The Obamacare Quiz: How Dumb Are You?

When and if the health-care exchanges go live, they will mean vast changes in the way millions of Americans buy insurance. Yet many of us don't …

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Buyer Beware: The Piston PC Console Isn't Remotely As Powerful As Xi3 Wants You To Believe

Xi3 has revealed the release date for the Piston, the company’s modular PC-based gaming console. Unfortunately, a mixture of questionable marketing terminology and lack of crucial system specifications adds up to one thing: Potential customers should arm themselves with the facts before they spend …

Dad Explains Obamacare

<i>‘It’s Bullshit,’ Father Says</i><p>PITTSBURGH—After noticing a newspaper article about the implementation of the upcoming Affordable Care Act, local father …

Cancer is finally cured in Canada but Big Pharma has no interest.

Cancer<br>is finally cured in Canada but Big Pharma has no interest. The fact<br>that the international drug & medical industry have no interest …

HE SAID IT! Eric Holder - We must BRAINWASH People About Guns!

Tutorial: Easy Tiny Envelopes

80 Comments<p>Guest tutorial by Ruth Bleakley<p>I discovered this envelope making method completely by accident when pulling soggy rain-soaked mail out of …

Phonebloks is a Totally Customizable, Modular Smartphone

Build a phone like you're assembling Legos.<p>Most smartphones are not very upgrade-friendly. The batteries start losing their ability to hold a charge, …

Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide

Comedian Lee Camp: Syria is a Money and Power Grab (VIDEO) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xld9T6bfTbI At a recent taping of the Max Keiser show, Luke Rudkowski was able to meetup and interview comedian Lee Camp about the situation in Syria. In this video Lee breaks down the situation in Syria and how he uses comedy as a way to make people think about issues that are normally ignored. Check out Lee Camp on http://leecamp.net/ follow luke on https://twitter.com/Lukewearechange https://facebook.com/LukeWeAreChange http://instagram.com/lukewearechange https://plus.google.com/102322459477834521524/posts Support us by subscribing here http://bit.ly/P05Kqb

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The US government has betrayed the internet. We need to take it back | Bruce Schneier

NSA,Internet,Technology,US news,World news,Surveillance,Data and computer security,Data protection,The NSA files,US national security<p>The NSA has undermined a fundamental social contract. We engineers built the internet – and now we have to fix it

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Revealed: how US and UK spy agencies defeat internet privacy and security

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …