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Scientists awarded $22M in Zuckerberg-backed Breakthrough Prize

The awards were given to researchers from around the world who have solved mysteries such as secret brain circuits and shape-shifting spaces.

By November 9, 2015


Amazon: Listen to Prime Music! We'll give you prizes!

Instead of offering a broader selection of music, Amazon is hoping the allure of gift cards will get you to tune in.

By July 7, 2015


Move over, Saturn, Mars might get its very own rings

Sure, Saturn has the most bling thanks to its rings. But an upcoming cosmic event could soon bring it some competition from the Red Planet.

By November 24, 2015


Halo 5 microtransaction sales still rising, now reach $700,000-plus

As a result, the Halo World Championship prize pool has risen to $1.7 million.

By November 18, 2015


Big money in little Singapore: Can a $220,000 tournament drive e-sport growth in Southeast Asia?

The Nanyang DOTA 2 Championships in Singapore almost fell at the first hurdle, but finished with a resounding roar.

By November 5, 2015


Google Lunar XPrize update: Five teams aim for the moon in 2017

Some of the competitors have announced contracts to go to the moon, and there may be more to come. We check in with some of the leaders in Tokyo to find out who will get there first.

By October 30, 2015


Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

Computer scientists no longer need have Nobel envy -- at least financially. A Google cash infusion quadrupled the size of the top computer science prize.

By November 14, 2014


ESPN veteran to lead new Activision e-sports unit

The video game publisher has created a unit devoted to contests in which professional gamers face off against each other in front of spectators.

By October 22, 2015


Sleep next to real skeletons this Halloween via Airbnb

The winner of an Airbnb contest will spend the night in the Catacombs of Paris. Just explain why you're brave enough to hang out with 6 million of your new dead BFFs on Halloween.

By October 14, 2015


Israeli Google Lunar XPrize team aims to put lander on the moon in 2017

The private space race is well and truly on, and SpaceIL, an Israeli team competing for the Google Lunar XPrize, just bought a ticket to the moon in early 2017.

By October 7, 2015