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Five Games: ‘The Wolf Among Us’ And Everything Else You Need To Play This Week

Consoles, PCs, handhelds, Facebook, smartphones — the world of gaming is becoming increasingly confusing and fragmented, but don’t worry, we’re here to simplify things for you. Each week I’ll rattle off five games I think you might want to check out this week. Keep in mind, these articles aren’t …

Queen's Tragic Rhapsody

Theatrical, brilliant, excessive and doomed — there had never been another band like Queen or a frontman like Freddie Mercury<p>It was an utterly …

Rock Music

The Ten Commandments of Cruise Ship Buffets

Whether you're being served at a table or you serve yourself, the rules of courteous behavior still apply. Here are 10 basic rules to follow when you're on a cruise and faced with serving yourself at a buffet.<p>1. Thou shall be patient in line. Buffet lines can be long, but since there is enough food …

The reason for Rime: a near fatal accident

The notion for <i>Rim</i>e came to Raúl Rubio Munárriz while he was drowning.<p>It was his own fault, really. On vacation with his girlfriend, they had dared each other to swim out into the Mediterranean, a mile and a half or so, to a buoy. He knew she was a strong swimmer but he wanted to impress her.<p>They …

The Best Hotels in Hong Kong

Few cities rival <b>Hong Kong</b> when it comes to hotels. Choices range from some of the most expensive and indulgent in the world–the city boasts two Mandarin Orientals–to dirt-cheap hostels as well as a big range of hip yet reasonable new properties in between.<p>I recently spent four days checking in (and …

Why Pink Floyd's return is a timely one

There was a time when news of a new Pink Floyd album would have been met with snorts of derision or extended yawns. Actually, the news that there will be a new Pink Floyd album <i>was</i> met with snorts of derision and extended yawns from some Guardian readers, but not as many as there might once have …

Your smartphone’s short-lived battery could make you an airline security risk

Now there’s a new reason to be anxious about the rapidly dwindling battery meter on your smartphone or tablet.<p>New US aviation security regulations mean that the consequences of a dead iPhone won’t end with the misery of a being forced to read the in-flight magazine for entertainment. If you’re …

Middle East

Kanye West booed for latest onstage rant

Kanye Westhas never been one to mince words.<p>For better or worse (worse if you're a president, pop star or a fashion house), you can count on West to speak his mind -- even if you just want to hear him plow through his catalog of hits.<p>In what's become customary, West dedicated some of his stage time …

Louis Vuitton

Gun nuts’ sick power trip: What’s really behind the “open carry” crusade

Why do gunslingers want to terrify others? A desire to change how you think and behave by conditioning — or fear<p>When it comes to inspiring audiences to dizzying, irrational fear, right-wing media is especially skillful. Take, for example, the "knockout game" hysteria of last year, in which Fox …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. Several Israeli suspects have been arrested over the abduction and killing of a Palestinian teenager, The Financial Times reports.</b> The charred corpse of 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir was found the morning after the funeral of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped and killed in the West Bank.<p><b>2.</b> …

12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy

Cooking an impressive meal doesn't have to be difficult. Sure you could take painstaking measures and spend days preparing a perfect Beef Wellington or Baked Alaska, but you can also get by doing a lot less.<p>Luckily, there are so many dishes out there that require very little work and experience but …

7 Celebrities Wasted on Live TV

Celebrities: They're just like us. They put their pants on one leg at a time, get interviewed regularly on live TV and sometimes get so drunk they fight Christmas trees. OK, maybe they aren't <i>just</i> like us.<p>From the hilarious to the sort of sad, read on for 7 can't-miss celebrity drunk moments from …

Discarded Japanese Gadget Factories Are Becoming High-Tech Greenhouses

After Fukushima, the Japanese electronics industry is turning to agriculture. Talk about modern farming.<p>According to a report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, companies such as Fujitsu, Toshiba, and Panasonic are beginning to grow produce such as lettuce and strawberries where silicon chips were once …

13 Most American Companies

Is Made in America just marketing spin? When <i>Fortune</i> set out to find companies that are diehard American, we expected a challenge since businesses …

The Latest Snowden Leak Is Devastating to NSA Defenders

The agency collected and stored intimate chats, photos, and emails belonging to innocent Americans—and secured them so poorly that reporters can now browse them at will.<p>Consider the latest leak sourced to Edward Snowden from the perspective of his detractors. The National Security Agency's …

LeBron James' Agent Is Just Doing His Job

LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports Group, has purportedly been able to make the Cleveland Cavaliers believe that the organization has a real chance at bringing LeBron James back. Paul has met with at least five NBA teams since the start of free agency on July 1, including the …

The most valuable keywords to have on a tech resume

Silicon Valley CEOs (and many from farther afield) are constantly complaining that good technical talent is expensive and in short supply. There’s something to their concerns. At every education level, jobs requiring STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) skills in the US take far more …

Employment

What The World Cup Looked Like In The ’70s

In 1970, the FIFA World Cup burst onto the international stage in all its glory, televised in full color for the first time ever. That year, Brazil brought together what is still called “football’s greatest ever team,” a star-studded lineup that included “The King of Football,” Pelé.<p>These scenes …

Report: LeBron James to meet with Heat before making decision on playing future

Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami.<p>Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night that James will meet with the Heat president this week before making a decision about where to play next …

NBA

Remote-controlled chip could be the future of contraceptives

A tiny chip implanted under a woman's skin can deliver hormonal birth control for up to 16 years and is entering pre-clinical trials next year.<p>If you could have safe, effective, long-term birth control that you didn't have to think about, would you jump at the chance? That's what's being proposed …

Remote Controls

Japan wants a $90 billion floating train for commuters who may not exist

A Japanese rail giant wants to build a train that floats inches above the tracks using magnetic levitation, and whisks passengers from Tokyo to Osaka in less than half the current journey time. The proposal for the maglev train by Central Japan Railway, better known as JR Central, is expected to be …

Japan

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Sia Furler's 'faceless' performances – in pictures

For years, Sia's written huge songs for stars like Beyonce, Rihanna and Katy Perry – but the 38-year-old singer refuses to show her face when performing. We round up the best of her faceless performances to mark the release of her new album, 1,000 Forms of Fear

Whitey Bulger: An American crime drama

It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger continues, with new chapters to be written even after the highly publicized capture, trial and …

Crime

Ringo Starr's Lost Beatles Photo Album

See pics unearthed after nearly five decades in Ringo's basement, complete with commentary from Starr<p>9<p>Throughout the Beatles years, Ringo Starr was …

Guitar

Knotfest 2014: Slipknot, Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch to Perform

The three-day festival is also promising carnival attractions and "pillars of fire"<p>Days before Halloween, the masked metal growlers of Slipknot will …

Rock Music

You Will Probably Fail This Quiz For Preschoolers

Photo: Courtesy of Bright Kids NYC.<p>At four years old, a human is considered brilliant if she/he can successfully color within the lines. If you can …