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Did EA Lie About Battlefield 4? Now Under Investigation

Electronic Arts’ Battlefield 4 problems persist. After all sorts of server and connectivity issues crippled the game experience of one of the company’s biggest titles, EA put everything else on hold to try to fix the game. With no end in sight, the stock is falling and investigators are snooping …

'The Room 2' is a stunning sequel to Apple's iPad game of the year

More puzzles, more scares<p><i>The Room</i> is a decidedly simple game. In each level you're presented with an intricately designed puzzle box, and you just need to figure out how to open it. It uses familiar controls — you pinch, swipe, and drag your fingers along the screen to scrutinize the 3D object from …

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Bill Erbey Made $2.3B Off Your Underwater Mortgage

<i>Editor's note: Excerpts from TheStreet's interviews with Bill Erbey and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross are available as separate stories.</i><p>NEW YORK ( …

Automatic's iPhone app makes your dumb car feel a little smarter

Automatic handles everything from fuel efficiency to crash response<p>Cars have been equipped with onboard computers for decades now, but as they get smarter, they remain stubbornly closed off. You might see an miles-per-gallon reading on your dashboard, but there's no way to check it on your phone, …

Will Quantum Dots Revolutionize Solar Power?

The sun will hopefully be the energy source of the future, but currently, solar power provides less than 1% of global energy. The reason isn’t due to a conspiracy among fossil fuel companies, as some media outlets apparently believe, but because of multiple inherent problems with solar technology. …

5 Surprising Facts About Nikola Tesla

The brilliant inventor gets a new statue in Long Island.<p><b>A new statue of Nikola Tesla now graces New York's Long Island, the latest homage to the celebrated visionary. At the statue's unveiling last week, Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic told the dedication crowd at Tesla's former Wardenclyffe</b> …

Candy Corn Oreo Ice Cream

Candy corn is a candy that is known for its look more than its flavor. The yellow, orange and white triangles are everywhere during the fall, from …

Apple Adds iPhone Tips And Tricks Page To Website

Ad By Carbon Ads<p>Andrew Kunesh | Friday, October 4th, 2013<p>Apple has added new Tips and Tricks guides to its website for iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, and …

Why the NSA Hates Tor, the Network That Protects Internet Anonymity

If you know anything about it, then it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the National Security Agency really dislikes Tor, a.k.a. The …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

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FORTUNE — “You know what I mean?” Mark Spitznagel has just finished explaining one of the paradoxes of today’s business world. Spitznagel, 42, is the hedge fund manager who returned more than 100% during 2008. He was <i>Black Swan</i> author Nassim Taleb’s head trader for years, and he’s the author of a …

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance

Amazon's new HDX tablets are a huge technological leap beyond last year's models, but are still priced aggressively.<p>Amazon's first trick was selling a tablet so cheap, it was hard not to buy it, despite the shortcomings. Amazon's next trick was to build a second, larger tablet, to show it could …

New browser extensions let you hit the NSA where it hurts: in the data

Jeff Lyon<p>Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that …

Blue Chip Stocks of Tomorrow

Invest in these six little-known companies before everyone else discovers them.<p>You may not recognize their names, but a host of midsize companies are …

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A Few Tricks All The New iOS 7 Users Should Know

At long last, iOS 7 has arrived. That is, it arrived for everyone who didn’t say “Developer? Oh, yeah, I’m totally a developer. Cough” and wiggle into the Beta months ago.<p>iOS 7 is a strange new land, especially on day one. Out with the gradients, in with the trippy fluorescents. Your favorite app? …

Blueberry Sherbet Recipe

<i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p>Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet<p><b>Yield:</b> About 1 1/2 pints<p><b>Prep:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>2 hours 30 minutes<p>An easy sherbet recipe …

15 Insights From The Man Who Taught The World To 'Think And Grow Rich'

To do so, he interviewed more than 500 of the most successful men in the U.S. at the time, such as Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab.<p>The result of his findings, "Think and Grow Rich," became one of the best-selling books of all time and sealed Hill's reputation as a pioneer of …

9 Ways to Get Rich Quicker

Here at Kiplinger, we generally champion the art of getting rich slowly. “Don’t go for the home run,” Knight Kiplinger tells us in his classic column</b> …

Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds

Can you rely on the weather forecast? Maybe not, at least when it comes to global warming predictions over short time periods.<p>That’s the upshot of a new study in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> that compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 …

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Is it crazy that I haven’t made any homemade ice cream this summer? I mean it’s hot enough for it, so I have no idea why I didn’t fork out the …

Baked Apple and Bourbon Ice Cream

This ice cream was very much inspired by my favorite fall pie recipe. I love baked apple and a little bourbon. This was my first time experimenting …

Blackberry and Apple Ice Cream

It’s wonderful heading into autumn, because it brings up a whole new interesting set of flavour possibilities.<p>My last post was about blackberries, …

Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

358<p>493<p>Every year I get a number of requests from people looking for a recipe for great Pumpkin Ice Cream. In my book, The Perfect Scoop, I have a …

The Great Recession is over for these banks

The old saying "laughing all the way to the bank" has taken on a whole new meaning in recent years. Despite major financial institutions nearly collapsing the entire system during the credit meltdown of yesteryear, bank profits are soaring to new multiyear highs.<p>The Great Recession is officially …

The Federal Reserve Has A Demographics Problem — An Aging Society Is Making Monetary Policy Less Effective

Since 2008, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates pinned at zero, maxing out its main policy tool for stimulating the American economy following the worst recession in 80 years.<p>Given the disappointing nature of the recovery since then, the central bank has added unconventional monetary policy …

Power Your Portfolio With The Mass Index

The majority of technical tools that I use in my analysis and discuss in my trading lessons are ones that I have used for decades or are strategies that have evolved over the years. I was fortunate in the early 1980s to have access to CompuTrac, which included the majority of today’s most …

Taro Ice Cream Recipe

Taro is a mildly sweet, very starchy tuber often used in Asian desserts. Its light, nutty flavor works especially well in ice cream, and cooking it releases so much starch that your ice cream won't need any eggs.<p><b>Read more: Scooped: Taro Ice Cream</b><p>Ingredients2 tablespoons unsalted butter2/3 pound …

MORGAN STANLEY: Many Of Our Clients Are Preparing For An Imminent Loss Of Central Bank Control

The Federal Reserve is contemplating unwinding its quantitative easing program, which at $85 billion in bond buying per month has constituted the single largest provision of marginal liquidity to global financial markets since this latest iteration of the stimulus program was launched in September …