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Target's Black Friday Gaming Deals Revealed and They're Really Good

Retailer Target has released its Black Friday 2016 ad--and there are quite a few video game deals. Featured on the front page of the retailer's ad this year is a solid Xbox One S deal. You can get the 500 GB Battlefield 1 bundle <i>plus</i> a $40 Target gift card for only $250.<p>Target will also offer games …

We asked 20 women: What are the most annoying things a guy can text?

Some might argue the emergence of text messaging was the greatest thing to happen to relationships. You blast out a quick note to say you're on your …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Artificial Intelligence

New Zealand's ONLY Mens Lifestyle Magazine

M2 June 2018 - LATEST ISSUE!<p>May 25, 2018<p>Former rugby league player and award-winning photographer, Russell Ord’s photo technique is quite unorthodox …

Donald Trump keeps asking his supporters an absurd question, and they keep surprising him with their answer

The Republican nominee keeps asking supporters at his events a question — and the crowd reacts the same way each time.<p>At four recent events — two on Wednesday, one Thursday, and one Friday — Trump has asked attendees if anyone has ever smashed their phone with a hammer. It's a reference to …

Donald Trump

Georgieva urges UN to remake case for global united action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kristalina Georgieva, a latecomer to the race to be the next secretary-general, told the General Assembly on Monday that it is …

The Lid: Clinton Triumphs in Post-Debate Polls

<i>Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos…A new Monmouth University poll found that 7% of voters lost or ended a friendship over the 2016 election. We have to assume the electoral melancholy that has overtaken America was also a factor in the Brangelina split.</i><p>Get The Lid straight to …

Some iPhone 7 units not regaining mobile service after exiting Airplane Mode, Apple investigating

An unknown number of users are reporting that their brand spanking new iPhone 7 is struggling to regain mobile service after Airplane Mode has been …

IPhone 7

May The Rumors Be With You: A Round-Up Of The Biggest ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ Theories And Speculation

There’s no shortage of rumors about <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i>. Yoda might make an appearance. Mark Hamill’s missing beard might be a clue to where Luke winds up. Snoke’s backpack might have jets, since he’s Boba Fett. But there are so many out there it’s nearly impossible to keep track of them all, so …

Star Wars

Test blog post hints at pending launch of ‘Pandora Plus’ on-demand streaming service

Pandora appears to have accidentally confirmed — with a test blog post — reports that it is about to unveil its new on-demand music streaming service as soon as today.<p>The Oakland-based online radio streaming service confirmed this week that it had signed the pacts with record labels needed to …

Google overhauls Fiber TV with new look, ratings and recommendations

Good news for Google Fiber TV owners who are feeling like the set-top box is getting a little stale. The company on Wednesday announced the biggest update to the service since its launch in 2012.<p>The interface overhaul brings in a new look and feel, both for live TV and recorded shows, that helps …

Google Fiber

This New 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows' Theory Changes Everything

Yer a wizard at controversy, Harry.<p>Hallow-lu-jah! A new “Harry Potter” theory is sweeping the internet faster than a Nimbus 2000. But is it truly magical?<p>It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since <i>Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows</i> was published and five years since the last movie came …

Lane Kiffin Can Exorcise the Last of His College Coaching Demons vs. USC

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Lane Kiffin knows the drill: Don’t make waves. Not this week.<p>There have been no tweets. No interviews granted. Nothing on the Alabama side to draw attention to the fact Kiffin will be facing the last program that fired him as a head coach—Southern California.<p>So far it’s been …

The fight over a shrine for a tyrannical Afghan king

KABUL — In the prevailing view of Afghan history, King Habibullah Kalakani was an illiterate highway robber who toppled a reformist monarch in 1929 and spent nine despotic months on the throne, brutally uprooting all traces of modernization, before he was captured by the royal army and hanged in …

Redesigning Call of Duty

From WWII to modern war and beyond<p>Don’t call it a reboot.<p>"It’s a loaded term. I wouldn’t use that term. I would look at it … how would you define what <i>Modern Warfare</i> was, or <i>Black Ops</i>? What would you call those games to the franchise? That is how I would refer to this."<p>That’s as close as I could get …

Suicide Squad shows why Marvel’s movie universe works and DC’s does not

<i>Suicide Squad</i>is a dull, inept mess — a charmless and incoherent muddle of a film that left me rooting only for it to end. But it’s more than just a bad movie. It’s a bad sign for the entire DC Comics movie universe.<p>Warner Brothers, which owns DC Comics and the rights to its characters, has made no …

Comic Books

Conor McGregor: I Turned Down '7-Figure' Movie Deal for Nate Diaz Rematch

Conor McGregor had a big shot in show business, but he backed out to pursue a rematch with Nate Diaz.<p>According to the UFC featherweight champion, everything was all lined up for him to appear in <i>xXx</i>: <i>Return of Xander Cage</i>, starring Vin Diesel and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.<p>Then McGregor lost to …

2 endangered Florida panthers found dead in one day

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Two Florida panthers were found dead in Southwest Florida this week.<p>One was a 4-year-old female struck and killed by a vehicle Friday in Collier County and the other was a 10-year-old male, also on Friday, on the Immokalee Ranch in Hendry County whose cause of death is …

Does Suicide Squad Really Need That Post-Credits Scene?

<b>Warning:</b> This post contains spoilers for <i>Suicide Squad.</i><p>Audiences who bolt from theaters as soon as the final frame of <i>Suicide Squad</i> blinks by shouldn’t …

Justice League

Ranking the Jokers From Worst to Best

A hero is only as good as the villain he’s up against. Batman is famous for his gallery of rogues, but the Joker will always be at the top of the …

Mark Hamill

Studies are trying to prove what we know already—music is good for anxiety

A slouch of black-clad models is striking Instagram poses in front of the Integratron, casting alien shadows on the white UFO-shaped dome in …

McGill University

How Positive Thinking, Prosperity Gospel Define Donald Trump's Faith Outlook

<i>(Editor's note: Both major presidential candidates this year are Protestants. Both of their running mates were raised as Catholics. Beyond that, their faith profiles are very different. We dug into the faiths of the Republican candidates below and of the Democratic ticket here.)</i><p>In his speech to the …

What the Most Resilient People Have in Common

When the going gets tough, the tough stay connected, positive, and resilient.<p>The truth is that life can be tough, business can be hard-hitting and success comes with challenges. What separates those who can hold their own and keep going in times of adversity is a cluster of habits that center on …

Self-help

Researchers Find the ‘Holy Grail’ of Soft Robotics

A breakthrough for artificial, robotic muscles.<p>Robots are increasingly able to outperform humans in a variety of mundane tasks (and even in more technical areas like surgery), but for all that efficiency they are still by and large one trick ponies. Most robots are designed to perform one very …

Beware of fake Prisma Android apps: Here's the legit Google Play link

Did you hear? The unique, artistic photo-filtering app Prisma is now available on Android. But in the early days of the app's availability on the …

When cucumbers are copious, your options for eating them are, too

Everybody jokes about having more zucchini than they can eat. Just this week, a young friend discovered a giant one in his bed, placed there by roguish companions.<p>But at this time of year, excess is normal. Out of the garden’s cornucopia pour all the fruiting vegetables, such as pole beans, …

Verizon is reportedly in 'one-on-one' talks to acquire Yahoo for $5 billion

Bloomberg reports that Verizon is in "one-on-one" talks with the search giant to acquire the company and that an announcement could come in days.<p>Bloomberg's report indicates a deal price of about $5 billion, which Recode has also confirmed. This deal would exclude Yahoo's patent portfolio — Verizon …

'The graveyard of the Earth': inside City 40, Russia's deadly nuclear secret

Ozersk, codenamed City 40, was the birthplace of the Soviet nuclear weapons programme. Now it is one of the most contaminated places on the planet – so why do so many residents still view it as a fenced-in paradise?<p>• View the trailer for the documentary City 40 here<p>“<i>Those in paradise were given a</i> …

Forbidden City