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    The Next Generation of Twitch Plays Pokémon

    16th April 2014 20:30

    If you were one of the tens of thousands of people playing a simultaneous game of Pokémon back in February, a Kickstarter project could soon let you run your own crowd-controlled game via broadcasting service Twitch. Choice Chamber is a crowdsourced game in which online viewers can influence the players' fate during live play as they navigate through a randomly-generated series of puzzle rooms. Viewers on game streaming site Twitch respond to polls in a chat box, which can do…

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    'The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin': An Exclusive First Look

    16th April 2014 19:40

    They call it “digital gold," but is Bitcoin the future of money, or a shiny distraction for digital fools? Created in 2009 by a still-unknown programmer using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin is now accepted by many merchants all over the world. But for most of us, the open-source currency is still an unknown quantity. SEE ALSO: A Complete, Interactive History of Bitcoin The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin, a new documentary making its world premiere at the Tribeca Film…

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    Nissan Debuts 'Futuristic' Murano With NASA-Inspired Seats

    16th April 2014 19:30

    Nissan took the wraps off it latest version of the Nissan Murano SUV at the New York International Auto Show in New York on Wednesday On hand to introduce the vehicle to the American public was Nissan's senior vice president and chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura See also: Nissan Plans to Offer Driverless Cars by 2020 According Nissan, the slightly futuristic design aesthetic of the 2015 Murano is inspired by the Nissan Resonance concept vehicle unveiled back in 2013 "At…

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    Weibo May Look Like Twitter, But Its IPO Probably Won't

    16th April 2014 19:21

    Bill Gates uses the site to talk about public policy issues to his more than 3 million followersTom Cruise uses the service to promote his latest films and press appearances to more than 5 million followers. Prominent politicians like David Cameron and Shimon Peres are on it talking about their travels, though with significantly smaller followings No, it's not Twitter, but rather Weibo, a Chinese social network whose name literally translates to "microblog." In 2009, three years after Twitter launched…

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    Landon Donovan Talks World Cup Dreams and That Legendary Goal

    16th April 2014 19:02

    Even the most casual American soccer fan knows about Landon Donovan — and for good reason. After all, the man is generally regarded as the greatest soccer player the United States has ever produced The 32-year-old Donovan has played so much soccer, in fact, that he took a self-imposed three-month hiatus from the game early last year to rest up and recharge before returning to the pitch just over a year go. Now the L.A. Galaxy star says he's ready…

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    8 Smartphone Models Will Soon Support Anti-Theft ‘Kill-Switch’

    16th April 2014 19:00

    Apple, Google, Samsung, HTC, and a handful of the other companies operating in the smartphone industry have entered into a voluntary agreement to add a global anti-theft "kill-switch" in their handsets from July 2015. The news reached us from Re/code, which explains in a recently published report that "devices going on sale after July 2015 will have the ability to remotely wipe data and be rendered inoperable, if the user chooses, to prevent the device from being reactivated without the…

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    A Short History of Obama's Evolving Stance on Gay Marriage

    16th April 2014 18:55

    President Barack Obama will be remembered for a host of reasons when he steps down from office at the beginning of 2017 — collaring Osama bin Laden, passing the Affordable Care Act — but a prominent reason is likely to be his "evolving" stance on gay marriage. In an age when 59% of the American public now supports same-sex marriage — a drastic shift in favor of gay rights over the last few years — anything the president has uttered…

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    Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Posts Photo of His Aviators

    16th April 2014 18:47

    Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram. The VP opened an account at instagram.com/vp and posted a beautiful first photo that shows, mainly, his Ray-Ban aviators. But Joe's in there somewhere See also: 12 Most Cliché Photos on Instagram "Vice President Biden's getting ready to head to Pennsylvania with President Obama this afternoon, where he'll lay out steps we can take to train America's workers with the skills they need for good middle-class jobs," the first post says. "Follow @VP…

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    Kim Dotcom May Get Seized Cars, Cash and Property Back

    16th April 2014 18:32

    It's been a decent week for Kim Dotcom. After throwing a lavish pool party and picnic for his newly founded political group dubbed The Internet Party, Dotcom learned that his assets, which were seized after the infamous raid on his New Zealand home in 2012, could possibly be returned See also: Kim Dotcom Launched a Music Site, EDM Album and Political Party in One Week The High Court at Auckland declined a request to extend the order restraining Dotcom's assets…

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    KFC Doubles Down on the Double Down Sandwich

    16th April 2014 18:00

    Fearless gastronomes take note: KFC's Double Down, an item the company introduced in 2010 that featured melted cheese and bacon sandwiched between two fried chicken fillets, is coming back next week, according to USA Today. The alleged sandwich will return to KFC's menu on April 21 — one day too late for Colorado. Once again, the item will be available for a limited time, through May 25. KFC plans to promote the reintroduction with a social media campaign themed "Double…