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Xbox One vs. PS4: What Microsoft's console still does better than Sony's

<i>Be sure to read all about what PlayStation 4 still does better than Xbox One right here.</i><p>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both have a ton of the same games. They both cost $400. They both can livestream gameplay video to the web. Really, it’s hard to see how one is all that different form the …

Galaxy Grand 2 - Unboxing & Hands On

McDonald's Can Afford To Pay More: Bloomberg View

<b>Bloomberg View:</b><p>The restaurant industry, which employs one in 10 Americans, many of them earning low wages, says it can't afford an increase in the federal minimum wage. On closer inspection, that argument isn't as strong as it might seem.<p>While President Barack Obama's proposal to raise the federal …

Top 20 Android Apps that you Must Have in 2014 - Part 1 (AT#24)

An Unholy Alliance Is Forcing Veterans To Pay For 12 Years Of War

In doing so, it was given aid and comfort by knowledge-starved pundits, axe-grinding editorial boards, and self-anointed armchair analysts everywhere, as it left the military and veteran community standing with their jaws on the ground in despairing disbelief. Exploiting pressure to strike a budget …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Law

Sorry, Folks, Rich People Actually Don't 'Create The Jobs'

In this war of words (and classes), one thing has been repeated so often that many people now regard it as fact.<p>"Rich people create the jobs."<p>Specifically, by starting and directing America's companies, entrepreneurs and rich investors create the jobs that sustain everyone else.<p>This statement is …

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

No Rest for SpaceX as It Prepares for Thanksgiving Day Launch (Updated)

The SpaceX launch team isn't taking a break for Thanksgiving. The Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket was set to lift off on Monday from Cape Canaveral in Florida …

Introducing the new Boeing 777X

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs Nexus 5 Comparison

Tesla issues Model S recall due to unsafe back seat

Electric car company Tesla has just issued a partial recall for its Model S sedans.<p>The recall specifically covers automobiles delivered to customers this year during May and June and relates to the back seat of the car.<p>So far, no injuries or customer complaints have been recorded, Tesla says. Cars …

Tesla Model S Fires Might Be a Big Deal—But Not For the Reasons Some Say

For the third time in six weeks, it has become apparent that a Tesla Model S, somewhere, somehow, caught fire. Consequently, for the third time in six weeks, the automotive world has entered a “Tesla Cycle,” which plays out as follows:<p>News breaks that a Model S has caught fire, either via pictures …

Batteries

MAX efficiency, MAX reliability, MAX passenger appeal - Boeing's new 737 MAX

PS4 Review: Day One

Launch day is nearly upon us. After a jaunt to New York, where Sony had rented out a Manhattan hotel for the purpose of demoing the new Playstation’s UI, games and hardware, I’ve got a PS4 sitting in my living room, ready to provide transformational gaming experiences for years to come. A full …

EVGA Tegra Note 7 review: a gaming tablet with much to offer, much to learn

There's no shortage of tablets available on the market, but it's surprisingly difficult to find one that performs well for an affordable price. Aside from the Nexus tablets Google has put out over the past two years, we've only seen a few products in the $200 price range deserving of our praise. …

President Obama's Breakthrough Deal With Iran: If You Like Your Nukes, You Can Keep Them

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, Obama administration, European, and Tehran officials are jointly drafting a resolution that will allow Iran to freeze but retain nuclear weapons-making capabilities in exchange for easing punitive sanctions. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Geneva to …

12 great current-gen games you didn’t play, handpicked by industry pros

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>Wow. It’s been one heck of a console generation: games like Mass Effect, Uncharted, Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed.<p>But for every triple-A hit, we …

The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

At least 8.8 billion Earth-size, just-right planets found, study says

Space is vast, but it may not be so lonely after all: A study finds the Milky Way is teeming with billions of planets that are about the size of Earth, orbit stars just like our sun, and exist in the Goldilocks zone -- not too hot and not too cold for life.<p>Astronomers using NASA data have …

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

This is what Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like

Valve's Steam Machine prototype is designed to fit right into a living room, both from a size and design perspective, so it's not surprising that it looks like a video game console, as seen in a hands-on report from The Verge.<p>According to Valve, the company produced its prototype in order to give …

John Kerry admits US spying has 'reached too far'

US secretary of state promises some US spying practices will end as global outrage at surveillance builds<p>John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has admitted that some of America's spying activities have "reached too far".<p>He said many of the surveillance practices were carried out "on automatic …

Surveillance

Android 4.4 KitKat Targets Google’s Next Billion Users, Adds Pervasive Search & Improves Google Now

Today Google announced details of its long-awaited Android 4.4 KitKat operating system for the first time, going beyond just the candy bar branding. KitKat is designed around three major tentpoles, Google told TechCrunch, including reaching the next billion (it previously announced 1 billion …

Google Aims At Next Billion Smartphone Users With New Android, First On New Nexus 5 Phone

Google took aim at the next billion users worldwide with today’s introduction of the next version of its Android mobile software on a new flagship Nexus 5 smartphone.<p>Google said the new Android software, which it has nicknamed KitKat, will work on older smartphones as well, a key feature that …

Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They’re in Theaters

Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web. Now it’s toying with the same idea for movies.<p>This …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

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