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Drake: Macklemore’s apology to Kendrick Lamar was “wack,” and I want an apology too

The “Nothing Was the Same” superstar criticizes Macklemore, says he’s “tapped into something” that may be racial<p>Daniel D'Addario<p>February 12, 2014 7:45pm (UTC)<p>After this year's Grammys, rapper Macklemore -- who defeated critical favorite Kendrick Lamar in the rap categories -- publicly posted his …

Bitcoin’s Future Foretold By Developer Momentum

If you think developers predict the future then there is more reason to believe that Bitcoin is the real deal. The crypto currency is a hit with developers, according to data collected on GitHub by the founders of Bitcoin Pulse, a service recently launched that tracks Bitcoin adoption.<p>Bitcoin Pulse …

Johnny Manziel Throws Incredible Touchdown to Travis Labhart in Chick-fil-A Bowl

Many view Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel as the most exciting player in college football, and he reminded fans why during the Aggies' Chick-fil-A Bowl clash with Duke on New Year's Eve.<p>With his team trailing the Blue Devils by 21 points early in the third quarter, Manziel did what only Johnny …

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …

Drake Crashes Kanye West’s Show in Toronto

Two of rap’s biggest names shared the stage last night when Kanye West brought out Drake for a surprise cameo during the Toronto stop of the former’s</i> …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

Sony Won't Ban Early PS4 Users

There’s never an end to the little micro-controversies surrounding the impending launch of the Xbox One (via Microsoft) and the PlayStation 4 (via Sony.) It’s actually kind of fun for me to see the level and intensity of consumer interaction with these yet-to-be-released products.<p>The latest story …

Marvel Comics debuts female Muslim superhero

Teenage Ms Marvel will deal with adolescence, religion and superpowers<p>Marvel Comics is bringing Ms. Marvel back as a 16-year-old daughter of Pakistani immigrants living in Jersey City named Kamala Khan.<p>The character - among the first to be a series protagonist who is both a woman and Muslim - is …

Is Google building a hulking floating data center in SF Bay?

SAN FRANCISCO -- Something big and mysterious is rising from a floating barge at the end of Treasure Island, a former Navy base in the middle of San Francisco Bay. And Google's fingerprints are all over it.<p>It's unclear what's inside the structure, which stands about four stories high and was made …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

On its birthday, Siri’s U.S. voice actress revealed, ‘I had no idea I would be on the iPhone’

[cnnvideo url=’http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2013/10/02/siri-susan-bennett-red-chair-ideas-orig-jtb.cnn’ inline=’true’]<p>An Atlanta woman has come forward to CNN as the U.S. voice of Siri, the built-in “personal assistant” first introduced in the iPhone 4S. Susan Bennett says she first …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

TITANFALL: the Call of Duty KILLER? - Inside Gaming

Could This 8-Year-Old Be The Key to Immortality?

Gabby Williams is eight years old, but looks like a newborn. She is one of only a handful of people across the world who age at an incredibly slow …

Pocket Monsters: The Origin anime inspired by Game Boy titles

The upcoming Pokemon TV special, <i>Pocket Monsters: The Origin</i>, will take place in the Kanto region from the series' first generation of Game Boy games, Siliconera reports.<p><i>The Origin</i> was revealed during the Pokemon Game Show taking place in Tokyo. Instead of Ash and Gary, the hero and rival cartoon …

Jesus Needs Reza Aslan, Author of 'Zealot'

Kirsten Powers talks to the writer about why Muslims rarely write about Christianity.<p>What is it about Reza Aslan that has unhinged so many people?<p>The …

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

This Plan To End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work

But a new one started two weeks ago is really worth watching. It's called, ironically enough, Stop Watching Us. This one is special because:<p>It has big, powerful players including Mozilla, the creators of the Firefox browser, and Tim Berners-Lee, the guy that invented the World Wide Web.<br>• It's been …

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Microsoft sticking with $500 price point for Xbox One

Microsoft's recent dramatic Xbox One policy reversal does not include the company revisiting the system's $500 price point, chief product officer Marc Whitten told sister site CNET.<p>He explained that Microsoft has "no plans" to lower the entry price, despite rival Sony launching the PlayStation 4 …

7 Depressing Charts About America

As if the recent string of high-profile scandals over Benghazi, AP phone records and the IRS weren't enough to land the Obama administration in political hot water, the controversial news of the National Security Agency's top secret PRISM program has now raised major privacy concerns for …

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New Xbox One DRM policy will kill some features

<b>Ding dong, the DRM witch is dead. While there's been much celebrating on Microsoft's 180-degree flip on the Xbox One's internet check-in, region</b> …

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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game piracy.<p>Microsoft faced a huge backlash when it announced the policy, just before the E3 video game conference earlier this month. …

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

<b>So, it's official: Microsoft has dropped some of the more hated DRM requirements on the Xbox One.</b><p>It's a move that's made people happy — no need for a …

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'The Last of Us' Has The Biggest Launch Of The Year With 1.3M Sold

We can talk about the review scores and the ending all we want, but there’s one more aspect of The Last of Us that we should be highlighting here. It’s the biggest game of the year so far, selling 1.3M copies in its first week, besting BioShock Infinite’s 1.16M sales over the same period, though …

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

Navy publication blasts Xbox One

Independent military magazine <i>Navy Times</i> has published a new report blasting the Xbox One and its various policies that the publication describes as problematic for those on active duty.<p>The Xbox One will require users to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours, something Navy Lt. Scott Metcalf …

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PlayStation 4 auto-update won’t require PlayStation Plus membership

PlayStation 4's social features will not require a PlayStation Plus subscription and all PS4 users will now be able to use the auto-update functionality for free, VideoGamer.com reports.<p>On the PlayStation 3, only Plus members had the ability to auto-update. Speaking with SCEE UK and Ireland MD …