Following the unveiling of Xbox One at Microsoft's base in Redmond earlier today, I sat down with Microsoft's corporate-vice-president-of-something-to-do-with-games Phil Harrison to talk Xbox One. We started off by discussing second-hand games. Show More Summary
Now serving number five. Yitang Zhang couldn't get a teaching job after receiving his Ph.D., and things got so dismal at one point that he even became a Subway sandwich artist in order to stay afloat. Earlier this year, the UNH lecturer...Show More Summary
We're starting to get into Man of Steel overload territory, so we're going to slow down the hype. But these two new character posters, following yesterday's spotlight on Russell Crowe as Jor-El looking like a bad ass on his own poster, are just too cool to ignore. Show More Summary
The L.A. Clippers will not bring back head coach Vinny Del Negro next season, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. With Chris Paul set to enter free agency this season, the Clippers have been doing everything...Show More Summary
Kevin Durant is pledging $1 million for tornado relief after a destructive storm ripped through the city he calls home. A tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, leaving dozens of people dead and destruction so widespread the tornado is already being called the worst of all time. Watching the devestation on [...]Show More Summary
Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant is donating $1 million to the Red Cross for tornado relief, Royce Young of Daily Thunder reports. Moore, Oklahoma — which was hardest hit by the storm — is about 11 miles south of Oklahoma City. Show More Summary
Three Apple executives, CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer, and head of tax operations Phillip A. Bullock, appeared in front of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation earlier today, testifying about Apple's tax policies. MacRumors has a rough transcript of the hearing, while the full event is viewable on C-SPAN. Show More Summary
Everybody hates Kim. Nikki Sixx Takes Shot At Kim Kardashian According to Radar Online Nikki Sixx took another shot at Kim Kardashian‘s oblivious product plug as the Oklahoma tornado tragedy unfolded Monday night and RadarOnline.com has his exclusive dig
Plaza Towers Elementary School Too many times, our teachers are called upon to be heroes. And every time, they deliver: [Rhonda Crosswhite], a sixth-grade teacher at the Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla. — a building that...Show More Summary
Buy Giant Interactive and Activision Blizzard, not Zynga or Electronic Arts.
Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who led the agency when it targeted Tea Party and conservative groups, testified before the Senate Finance Committee today, under oath, about when he knew about the conduct of officials in the tax exempt organizations division. Show More Summary
In the New Yorker, Sasha Frere-Jones on Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories": Daft Punk’s fourth studio album, “Random Access Memories,” is an attempt to make the kind of disco record that they sampled so heavily for “Discovery.” As such, it serves as a tribute to those who came before them and as a direct rebuke [...]
San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies takes place in the NBA Playoffs Western Conference finals on Tuesday night with the teams coming together for Game 2 of their series.
[Content note: Violent misogyny, gun violence]Tuesday News and Stuff:The Secret Service is is investigating right wing radio host Pete Santilli after he said he wanted to shoot former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the vagina....Show More Summary
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund will look to finish off their dominant seasons with the ultimate win when they do battle in the final of the UEFA Champions League. Both teams have been simply superb throughout the domestic and European seasons and should provide a great matchup in the final. Show More Summary
On Monday, Guatemala's Constitutional Court overturned the conviction of former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, an army general who ruled as de facto president from 1982 to 1983. On May 10, Ríos Montt, 86, was found guilty by a three-panel...Show More Summary
President Obama has faith in his chief lawyer and agrees with her decision not to inform him of a pending report on the Internal Revenue Service’s improper targeting of conservative groups, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday.
Steven Spielberg will direct a live-action Halo TV series. Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries just made the announcement at the Xbox Reveal. 343 Industries is the studio that makes Halo. Please follow The Wire on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Dominique Venner, a notable far-right French historian, shot himself in the head at the altar of the Notre Dame cathedral today, killing himself in front of a crowd of tourists to protest gay marriage, which was legalized in France last weekend. Read more...
In statement released on Tuesday, the executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Joel Simon, issued this warning against the Obama Justice Department investigating Fox News reporter James Rosen: "U.S. government efforts...Show More Summary