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A massive success: 10 years of World of Warcraft

Can a game really have something for everybody? As the latest expansion prepares for launch, we speak to Ion Hazzikostas about the history and future of the game that has ruled the MMO roost for an entire decade.

By October 29, 2014

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Diamonds? Nah. Burning Man wedding ring holds a piece of the moon

This wedding will be remembered for many things, but mostly because the new bride got a 3D-printed ring with an ultra-rare, honest-to-goodness lunar rock.

By September 6, 2014

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Lucky Detroit gets its own giant RoboCop

Your days are numbered, criminals of Detroit. Your city is about to be patrolled by a 10-foot-tall statue of RoboCop because why not?

By June 3, 2014

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Burning Man's 2014 theme: Caravansary

The annual arts festival says its 2014 theme will be "a bazaar of the bizarre." And for the first time since 1997, the Man will rise from the desert floor.

By January 8, 2014

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New York -- home of smartphone shopping during funerals

A survey probing when people in different cities use their smartphones to shop reveals results that some might find deadening.

By October 9, 2013

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Santas and Burning Man and bridge climbing, oh my

The new book "Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society" illustrates the way much of digital-era culture jamming emerged from a few 1980s- and '90s-era out-of-the-box thinkers

By June 19, 2013

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In new iPhone 5 ad, Apple tries to get the feeling back

In a renewed tug at heartstrings and purse strings, Apple's new ad says that more pictures are taken with the iPhone than with any other camera. How does the company know?

By April 25, 2013

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Has Apple gone soft? Tim Cook, say it ain't so

Bloomberg Businessweek suggests that with recent corporate expressions such as moving some Mac production to the U.S., Apple is showing its "softer side." Oh, really?

By December 7, 2012

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Tibetans send China a message, 'Gangnam' style

As protests erupt in Tibet, Tibetans in India launch a more lighthearted form of resistance via YouTube.

By November 12, 2012

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'Star Wars' coins let you pay in Yodas

New Zealand Mint releases another set of "Star Wars"-themed silver coins starring major characters from "A Phantom Menace."

By October 2, 2012