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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
'The Knowledge': London taxis' secret weapon in Uber battle
Londoner Patric McGuinness wakes in the morning thinking about roads, goes to bed thinking about roads and shouts out road names as he passes them.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Gamers converge for Major League Gaming finals
It was a tense moment in the opening rounds of Major League Gaming's World Finals. OpTic Gaming, arguably the best Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare team in the world, was losing to a relatively unknown European team.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
YouTube Gaming on Thursday ramped up its challenge to Amazon-owned Twitch by adding streamed play of mobile games and a new subscription option.
North Korea parks show nascent middle class at play
North Korea's use of its showcase capital city to promote an image of national success and prosperity has cemented Pyongyang's reputation as a Potemkin Village boasting leisure facilities that amount to little more than "playgrounds for cadres."
SOS to rescue legendary US liner from scrap heap
It was the fastest, most luxurious ocean liner of its day, and whisked the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel, Marlon Brando and four U.S. presidents across the Atlantic.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
US appeals court rules in favor of Google's online library
Google is not violating copyright laws by digitizing millions of books so it can provide small portions of them to the public, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a decadelong dispute by authors worried that the project would spoil the market for their work.
Forbes lists gamer 'PewDiePie' as top YouTube income earner
YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old video-game-playing jokester who took in US$12 million over the past year.
Nintendo's 'Yoshi's Woolly World' pulls all the right strings
Thanks to Kirby, Pikachu, Toad and a dozen or so other characters, Nintendo has cornered the market on video-game adorability. But none may be more endearing than Yoshi, the spunky dinosaur who's been pals with Mario since 1990.
Friday, October 16, 2015
Taiwanese inventors have won 35 gold medals, 23 silvers and 11 bronzes, as well as eight special prizes, at the 2015 International Warsaw Invention Show in Poland, making it the second-biggest winner after the host country, the Taipei-based Chinese Innovation and Invention Society said Thursday.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Hollywood actresses bemoan pay disparity with their male counterparts, as well as the despised "casting couch" -- where film executives sometimes make sexual advances before deciding who gets a coveted movie role.
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