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Video games aren't all guns and gore; artistic titles are on the rise

12 hours 53 min ago

Video games made by small studios have an effective tool in their arsenal when it comes to setting themselves apart.>


Microsoft Strategy Vice President Teper: 'Minecraft is a development tool'

14 hours 49 min ago

Microsoft Corporate Strategy Vice President Jeff Teper talks about Microsoft's thinking on everything from its Minecraft acquisition, to how the leadership team is evaluating what's core to the company.


Eminem releases massive free mixtape online

16 hours 52 min ago

Do you want 66 free songs from Eminem's label, Shady Records? You can now download Shady Classics, a 66-track mixtape put together by DJ Whoo Kid that represents some of the material that couldn't fit on the upcoming Eminem compilation album Shady XV. It also has some Eminem freestyles, though don't expect too much brand new material: the rapper's manager tells MLive.com that "there’s not a bunch of new stuff on there or anything.


Kohler introduces odor-eating toilet seat

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:57
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Blow out the candle and ditch the aerosol can.

Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple's legendary pirate flag

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 23:41

Gift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just the perfect gift for the Apple nut in your life. No, it's not an iPhone case or a new iPad Air. It's a $1,900 hand-painted pirate flag.


ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:18

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.>


ESPN: No more tweeting for baseball writer who defended evolution

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:15

Keith Law gets into a Twitter debate with former pitcher Curt Schilling on the subject of evolution vs. creationism. ESPN confirms Law's Twitter use has been suspended but won't say why.>


The Verge Playlist: the weird nomenclature of the pop-punk and emo revivals

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 20:00

The last few years has seen a big return of two particular music scenes: emo and pop-punk. Both had big moments in the recent decades — emo in the 90s, and pop-punk at the turn of the century — but the early aughts saw the most popular bands from each scene "make it" while the rest of them broke. From the bands' names (Tigers Jaw, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Andrew Jackson Jihad) to the album titles (Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, Chicago Bowls), and especially the song titles below, you couldn’t get any weirder if you cut up a dictionary and stirred up the pieces.


The best Apple iPad Air and mini tablet deals of Black Friday 2014

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 19:27

Sales on these devices don't always yield big discounts, but here's how to save a little on these popular holiday gifts.


Watch Pippin sing the final song in 'The Hobbit' trilogy

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:28

When the credits roll on The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies next month, Peter Jackson's wonderful 15-year journey through Middle Earth will be complete. It will be a bittersweet moment, and it looks like Jackson's queued up the right music to send off the two trilogies. Billy Boyd — who played smooth-singing Pippin in the original trilogy — will lend his musical talents to the credits sequence, and you can hear the final song right now. Warner Bros. ...


Need a laugh? 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' outtakes make it so

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 17:03

Geordi has a giggle fit, Picard gets trampled by Bev Crusher, and Riker chases a shipmate in the most hilarious way possible in a new blooper reel.>


Chris Pratt to star in film adaptation of 'Cowboy Ninja Viking' graphic novel

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:43

Chris Pratt might have already nailed the role of the Walkman-loving Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Universal hopes he has another superhero — or three — up his sleeve. The studio has signed Pratt to star in an upcoming film adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking.


In new ad, Microsoft insists Siri is incompetent

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 16:15

What good is a digital assistant if she can't tell you to leave early because of traffic reports? That's a question asked by Microsoft at any rate.>


Checking out Photoshop for Chromebooks: Network-computing revived

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 15:47

Adobe Photoshop Streaming runs on a Google server instead of your PC. Remember Sun Microsystems' motto "the network is the computer"? CNET's Stephen Shankland takes a look.>