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Stephen Curry had a revelation after a slump, and he's back to looking like his old self

After a Christmas Day loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in which he sat out the end of the game for defensive purposes — yes, the two-time reigning unanimous MVP sat out a final possession against the reining champions — Curry's numbers were at career lows.<p>Curry indeed slumped through December, a …

Basketball

These Are The 12 Best Scotch Whiskies Under $200

Old Pulteney 21<p>Distilled at the most northern mainland distillery in Scotland, this single malt garners a reputation unlike many others of its kind. …

Scotch Whisky

The 17 Best Earphones Under $50

Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our highly rated (and super affordable) in-ear picks will deliver quality tunes and go easy on your finances.<p>Most of today's Android smartphones ship without bundled headphones in their retail package. Our …

Diamonds convert nuclear waste into clean batteries

Nuclear waste is normally a major environmental headache, but it could soon be a source of clean energy. Scientists have developed a method of turning that waste into batteries using diamond. If you encapsulate short-range radioactive material in a human-made diamond, you can generate a small …

North Carolina

Letters to the Editor: AAA Game Crunch and Conjuring the Alt-Right

The Motherboard inbox overfloweth.<p>Another week, another inbox filled with really great feedback from Motherboard readers. There's a lot to get into today, from artificial intelligence, to the alt-right and 4chan, to big budget video game crunch. As always, we appreciate your thoughtful responses, …

Stereotypes

Xiaomi launches the $69 Mi Box Android TV in the US

We first heard about the Mi Box way back in Google I/O 2016. It’s the cheapest Google Cast device to offer 4K HDR streaming at just $69. For comparison, the Nvidia Shield costs $200, and the rumored Chromecast 4K would cost the same, but include fewer features.<p>The main difference is that Chromecast …

Ex-Atlanta police officer indicted in death of unarmed man

ATLANTA (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday charged a white former Atlanta police officer with felony murder and other crimes in the death of an unarmed black man.<p>The Fulton County grand jury also indicted James Burns on charges of aggravated assault, making a false statement and two counts of …

Ford Fusion

Sol Trader is Elite vs Dwarf Fortress; Out Next Week

“f you don’t want to play Sol Trader, I’m afraid we can’t be friends any more,” wrote Adam last year. Now it’s your chance to make or break a …

PC Gaming

Last Chance to Get These Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games

It's May 31, which means it's the last day to download most of May 2016's free Games With Gold titles across Xbox One and Xbox 360.<p>Xbox One owners have until the end of the day to pick up Defense Grid 2, while it's the last chance to get Peggle for free. Note that Peggle is playable on Xbox One …

“The evidence is pretty incontrovertible that he doesn’t exist”: Stephen Colbert’s favorite scientist on the universe, naturalism and finding meaning without God

Sean Carroll excels at explaining complex science to regular people — including those who don’t believe<p>More than two decades ago, the renowned astronomer Carl Sagan wrote that “We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science …

Peer Review

The Anatomy of a Personality

In the Enneagram system of personality, one of the 9 types is our main one. We also have a special connection to four other types: our two wings and …

Psychology

7 of the Best Times 'Star Wars' Crossed Into 'Kerbal Space Program'

When two nerdy space properties collide, the results are amazing.<p>I have an unabashed love for two things: <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Kerbal Space Program.</i> So when the two collide, it's a nearly sublime mixture. <i>Kerbal,</i> a space program simulator game with a mostly realistic physics engine, seems ill-suited to a …

Customer Journey Mapping – What is it and How Does it Work?

In the course of doing business, most entrepreneurs often encounter instances where they attempted to win the favor of targeted customers by offering …

Durable goods orders up, but business investment falls again

WASHINGTON (AP) — Purchases of long-lasting manufactured goods in March jumped by the largest amount in eight months, but a closer look at the details reveals that businesses kept pruning their investment plans in the face of a softening U.S. economy.<p>Orders to factories for durable goods rebounded …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

The Best Beauty Looks of the Week: April 20, 2015

Deep thrills: Crazy cave trampolines in Wales | CNN Travel

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Review: Almost Perfect

Elbows in the ribs, jostling crowds, too few handsets. My first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 at Mobile World Congress weren’t great. And even without the seething throng of the launch event, I’ve never really been bowled over by Samsung’s flagship smartphones.<p>On the day, we weren’t really …

Streaming gameplay on Mac just got a lot easier

While streaming gameplay to services like Twitch continues to grow into a massive part of gaming culture, the millions of gamers who own Macs rather than Windows-based PCs have always had a harder time finding reliable streaming solutions. Those tides may finally be turning.<p>Open Broadcaster …

The Improbable dream to radically transform online gaming

<i>Update 12.05.2017: WIRED first covered the story of Improbable in 2014. Since then, the London-based game studio has become the UK's latest billion</i> …

Stunning Medieval Fantasy Art by Yang Qi

Hearthstone crafting guide: The top 10 neutral commons

<b>Written by: Space Monkey</b> Follow @spc_monkey<p>Although it's good idea to first level up all the classes to level 10 and see what each one of them can …

A new age of science-fantasy RPGs dawns with Numenera

'EMPIRE: The Deck Building Strategy Game' Review - An Empire of Rogues

Occasionally a video game will come along that does something entirely unique and different. Sometimes these are art games and other times they bring …

D&D's Return: From Dungeon Master to Webmaster

Bust out your graph paper and dodecahedron die, because Dungeons & Dragons is back—and in business. Literally.<p>In a video that may seem a parody at …

13th Age

Post has attachment<p>Post has shared content<p>Post has shared content<p>Post has shared content<p>Fight With Your Own Style Rush into battle! Take the …

Will we ever get our heads round consciousness? – Michael Hanlon | Aeon Essays

Over there is a bird, in silhouette, standing on a chimney top on the house opposite. It is evening; the sun set about an hour ago and now the sky is …

Chronicles of the 13th Age | The Dragon Empire

It is the 13th Age of the World. Xerxes of House Malann is Emperor. The High Druid has been seen. The Crusader wages war with the Diabolist, and the …