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    Digg: Gaming Stories

  • Video Games That Work Better Than School

    24 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Behind the app that's teaching preschoolers algebra.
  • How Games Use Hair To Define Characters

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:39 pm
    Special Topics In Gameology explores a specific corner of the gaming world in a miniseries of articles.
  • The Games That Are Too Underground to Be Indie

    23 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    It’s easy to think there are two types of video games — the AAA titles like "Bloodborne," "Grand Theft Auto V" and "Destiny," and indie games like "Guacamelee," "Kentucky Route Zero" and "This War of Mine." But if you follow certain game critics and developers on Twitter, you can often hear the faint whispers of games that are doing something else entirely.
  • How Strong Is Ygritte From 'Game Of Thrones'?

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:33 am
    Seriously, holding a longbow at full draw takes incredible strength. But she is a Wildling after all...
  • GameStop Is Going To Sell Classic Game Consoles Again, Sort Of

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Years ago GameStop gave up on classic gaming . They liquidated their catalog of NES, Super Nintendo, N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast games and I was left scouring flea markets for my retro gaming fix. Now the chain says they’re bringing old games back, but they’re being kind of weird about it.
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    Digg: Lifestyle Stories

  • NBC News Finds Brian Williams Embellished At Least 11 Times

    26 Apr 2015 | 2:58 pm
    NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire.
  • Critiquing Presidential Doodles

    21 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    White House stationery has long been fodder for analysts seeking deeper meaning. But what would artists say? We asked four cartoonists to critique some presidential doodles — without knowing which POTUS was behind the pen.
  • Assessing Presidential Doodles

    18 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
    Like many people trapped in endless meetings, US presidents tend to doodle. Their sketches and scribbles on documents such as memos and White House stationery have long been fodder for analysts seeking deeper meaning. But what would artists say? We asked four cartoonists to critique some presidential doodles — without knowing which POTUS was behind the pen.
  • Five Gay College Basketball Coaches Speak From The Closet

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Five gay closeted college basketball coaches talk about the deep-seated homophobia and forced lifestyle contracts that are driving them to suicidal thoughts and out of their profession. Right now, no one is doing anything about it.
  • Could You Survive Without Any Money At All?

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    In a landscape of increasing austerity, financial instability and political disillusionment, the environmental freeganism lifestyle is retracing the roots of community engagement.
 
 
 
 
 
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    Digg: Mobile Stories

  • How A Long-Lost LA Home Was Found 1,770 Miles Away

    26 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    Revered architects Greene & Greene built the house in a nascent Hollywood. For years its fate would be a mystery to all but a few.
  • YouTube Says People Love Mobile Ads

    22 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Google’s video site says mobile viewers are 1.4x more likely to watch ads when they’re on phones than when they’re on PCs or watching TV. And it says they are 1.8x more likely to share those ads.
  • Google Adds ‘ Mobile Friendliness’ To Its Search Criteria

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Many businesses around the world could wake up on Tuesday to discover their search ranking has been downgraded. After a monthslong warning period, Google will add “ mobile friendliness” to the 200 or so factors it uses to list websites on its search engine.
  • The Year Of Mobile Payments

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Ask most people what the state of mobile payments is today, and they’ll tell you it’s just kicking off. With Facebook announcing the option to send money to friends via Messenger and the release of Apple Pay last year, 2015 has excitedly been dubbed “The Year of Mobile Payments.” Yet what most people don’t realise is that these services are already lagging 10 years behind. From Paraguay to Pakistan, mobile money is rapidly gaining ground.
  • Facebook brings back the away message in a new mobile experiment

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    Services like AIM and ICQ let us stay in touch not just through chat, but through away messages — tiny fragments letting friends know what you were up to while away from your keyboard. Facebook is bringing those fragments back with what it's calling the "sidebar status" — a kind of away message you can post in the sidebar of its mobile apps for iOS and Android.
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    Digg: Disaster Stories

  • Mapping Earthquakes With Satellites

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    The first 24 hours of a disaster are the most important, and first-responders scramble to get as much information about the energy and geological effects of earthquakes as they can.
  • Drilling, Dollars And Disease Down North

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    The discovery of oil-rich tar sands brought a modern-day gold rush to a remote stretch of Western Canada. But some locals fear that disaster may also loom beneath the surface.
  • Crushing Normality On Everest

    17 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    A year ago this week, 16 Nepali high-altitude workers were killed by an avalanche on Mt Everest. It was the worst single disaster ever on the mountain. And this week the climbing season is gearing up again, with at least as many groups in Base Camp as last year.
  • Our Irrational Fear Of Flying

    12 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Intense media coverage and horrifying disaster photos can make people fear extremely rare events while blithely ignoring more commonplace risks.
  • No, Psychiatry Could Not Have Prevented The Germanwings Disaster

    4 Apr 2015 | 3:48 am
    Even if we could put flight crews through the psychological equivalent of an airport body scanner, the results would still provide virtually no specific information about what someone would do in the future.
 
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    Digg: Religion Stories

  • Welcome To Anti Social Media Week

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    What does it mean to be happy? How do we become happy? Does happiness even really exist? Looking to science, philosophy, religion , technology, and just about everything else, we've found tips, tricks, and hacks that make us happy, or at least happy-ish.
  • I Watched Five Hours Of Scientology DVDs — Here's What I Learned

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
    One of the most common misconceptions about the Church of Scientology is that it doesn't get truly strange for new members until you go deep inside the religion and reach its higher levels after decades of faithful attendance.
  • Arkansas Legislature Passes Discriminatory ' Religion Freedom Restoration Act'

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Arkansas's Religion Freedom Restoration Act was approved by the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday in a final vote before it heads to Gov.
  • The Church Of TED

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    "I grew up among Christian evangelicals and I recognize the cadences of missionary zeal when I hear them. TED, with its airy promises, sounds a lot like a secular religion ."
  • What Scares The New Atheists

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    The vocal fervor of today’s missionary atheism conceals a panic that religion is not only refusing to decline – but in fact flourishing.
 
 
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