The World Health Organization (WHO) issued an update to coronavirus mask-wearing guidance for the first time in nearly six months.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday announced shorter coronavirus-related quarantine periods ahead of anticipated holiday travel.
Calling all stargazers! Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower, peaking mid-December with hundreds of shooting stars dashing across the night skies. It's sure to be one of the most spectacular
NASA is sending astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars atop the biggest rocket in history. Boeing reveals why its Space Launch System will shape our deep space future.
Within hours of arriving, it started drilling and scooping lunar rocks and soil to bring back to Earth.
Scott Pianowski looks ahead to the fantasy playoffs and reveals which running backs have the most favorable schedules.
LeBron James has agreed to a two-year, $85 million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers , agent Rich Paul told Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium. James is under contract for this season at $39...
"It has taken me 42 years to say that, but I'm so proud of where I am right now and I'm so happy where I am."
Ryan Reynolds uses Taylor Swift's 'Love Story' in a very 2020 ad for dating site Match — because this year has really gone to hell. Even Satan agrees.
Tayshia Adams was spotted wearing what looks to be an engagement ring on Instagram—check out the pics here!
Harry Styles threw some subtle shade at Candace Owens on Wednesday in response to the political pundit's criticism of his Vogue cover, in which he donned a Gucci ball gown.
This week Apple revealed their picks for best apps of the year 2020. This is what Apple calls their "App Store Best of 2020" and, unlike Google's very similar
Ahead of tomorrow's expected release, Verizon has pushed out the long-anticipated Android 11-based One UI 3.0 update for its Galaxy S20-series phones.
Nintendo Switch slips to second place for only the third time in two years
Salesforce's mega-acquisition is not being received well by the market, and Walmart added a new perk for Walmart+ members.
By the end of February, 100 million Americans could be vaccinated, Operation Warp Speed's Moncef Slaoui predicted.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is telling his employees they need to cut costs or they can kiss its lofty stock price goodbye.
The U.K. government granted emergency use authorization to the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer Inc. and German partner BioNTech SE with some...
József Szájer had boasted of rewriting constitution to define marriage as heterosexual institution
HONG KONG (AP) — Three prominent Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced to jail Wednesday for a protest outside police headquarters as authorities stepped up a crackdown on opposition to...
Governments took a step closer to shutting down the Christmas ski season in the Alps, in an attempt to prevent vacationers from reigniting the continent’s Covid-19 pandemic like it did last summer.
The photographer and model had staged the shoot on Monday at the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.
The Justice Department is investigating a bribery scheme that directed money to the White House or used political contributions in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court documents released Tuesday.
President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday boasted about his high approval rating and said he felt like he’d "done something good for the country" by defeating President Trump.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Sterling, a Georgia election official and a Republican, demanded that Trump stop endangering election workers by pushing conspiracy theories.
Six Long Island men were charged Wednesday with luring pregnant Turkish women to the United States to give birth so their children would have citizenship — and helping them lie to score free medical benefits.
Evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS omitted that Attorney General Bill Barr appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham as special counsel to continue investigating the origins of the Russia probe in the next administration.
President-elect Joe Biden is meeting virtually with small-business owners and workers hurt by the pandemic. The Justice Department is investigating a potential bribery scheme for a Trump pardon.
AUSTIN — The White House, pointing to a “full resurgence” of COVID-19 in Texas, says the state must do more to stop the virus’ spread. Guidance issued last...
A family in Michigan is mourning the death of their parents who died of COVID-19 moments apart just before Thanksgiving.
NASA rocket booster? Asteroid? A small object known as 2020 SO will pass close to Earth and you can watch it live starting Monday, Nov. 30.
See photos of last night’s 2020 ‘full beaver moon’ and the penumbral lunar eclipse in these Instagram shots from around the globe.
Lab device splits water efficiently in Martian conditions.
Seattle improves to 8-3 atop the NFC West, while Philly continues to slide
Romain Grosjean's wife wrote an emotional statement on Instagram on Monday saluting her husband for scrambling out of his fireball car during the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
The notion that only a record-setting expenditure — buying out Tom Herman and hiring Urban Meyer — can save football at the University of Texas raises at...
NFL's decision to shift Ravens-Steelers game from Tuesday to Wednesday has led NBC to revise its primetime lineups for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched "Storia Americana," the fourth season finale of "Fargo."
The confirmation came after they were seen enjoyed a dinner with friends at New York City's Beatrice Inn Saturday.
Finale Of 'The Undoing', Filmed On North Fork, Has Fans Abuzz - North Fork, NY - Did you watch the final episode of HBO's "The Undoing"? The shocking ending has social media abuzz with reactions. What did you think?
It comes with Fortnite installed and a few V-Bucks for your troubles. The console bundle is predictably sold out almost everywhere, but still selling at Amazon for the list price.
A healthy human brain can't comprehend how big an 85 inch TV is.
Samsung’s next true wireless earbuds will be branded as the Galaxy Buds Pro, according to a new filing the company has made with the FCC. They’re expected to look similar to the Galaxy Buds Plus with the addition of active noise cancellation.
The best Cyber Monday Apple deals include deals from Amazon and many other retailers featuring iPad Pro, the latest MacBooks and Apple Watch, more.
Unilever has become the latest major company to hop on the four-day work week bandwagon, lending credence to the idea that flexible working is here to stay.
More than 300,000 farmers head to capital for ‘decisive battle’ with government
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand has joined Australia in denouncing a graphic tweet posted by a Chinese official that shows a fake image of a grinning Australian soldier holding a...
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family were recently given an experimental coronavirus vaccine from China, a US analyst said on Tuesday.
Vice President Mike Pence told governors on Monday that distribution of a coronavirus vaccine could begin by the third week of December, signaling that U.S. regulators will swiftly approve an emergency authorization for the first shots.
An attorney for the Trump campaign on Monday issued a call for violence against Chris Krebs, a former cybersecurity official who was unceremoniously ousted from his post by President Donald Trump after he rejected the President's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.
The unveiling comes less than two months after secret recordings from June 2018 were aired by CNN, in which she complained about preparing for the holidays at the White House.
California will receive 327,000 doses of the first coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a news briefing Monday.
More than 1,000 tweets have disappeared from Biden OMB nominee Neera Tanden's Twitter feed in the last month - including many that were critical of Republican senators.
President-elect Biden's pick for director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is raising eyebrows over an alleged altercation she had with a progressive activist over her former boss Hillary Clinton's support for the Iraq War.
Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey sent a lengthy string of tweets Monday night defending the state's election process after being attacked by President Donald Trump for his handling of it.
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Researchers in psychology have found that how people move their mouse may well be an indication of their penchant for risk-taking: Given the choice between a risky and non-risky option, those who take risks move towards the risky option at first... even if they end up choosing the safe bet. Likewise, those who have a lower risk tolerance tended to move their mouse towards a safe choice, even if they ended up picking the gamble."We show that measuring mouse movements while participants are deciding between a risky gamble and a certain payout powerfully detects their conflict about the options," says the paper, "and that this conflict strongly predicts their risk preferences. Further, mouse movements are predictive of risk preferences even when choice outcomes are not."In short, tracking the study participants' mouse movements allowed the scientists to get a glimpse inside how they made choices, not just what those choices were. "“How much their hand is drawn to the choice they didn´t make can reveal a lot about how difficult the decision was for them,” said lead study author Paul Stillman to Ohio State News.It's a particularly interesting conclusion—and a familiar one—if you're a consistent gamer. All those times in Hades where you mouse over the riskier pick of Boon before you choose the safer one that goes more easily in your build? Those times you picked a flat damage bonus over increased chance of a critical hit? Or, honestly, just your base preference for chance-based game mechanics over predictable effects. Are you the kind of person who hates Hearthstone's unpredictable Reno decks and Yogg-Saron spam, or do you love them?I honestly can't overstate how obvious these findings feel to me based on how I act in games where a choice between a safe bet and a risk is presented, but I've never heard someone confirm this behavior as not just widespread, but predictive. Ian Krajbich, a collaborator on the Study, said that "“In many cases, we could accurately predict how people would behave in the future after we observed them just once choosing to take a gamble or not."The study was by Paul Stillman, Ian Krajbach, and Melissa J. Ferguson. It was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Ever want to manage a theme park with your friends? Ever dreamed that Rollercoaster Tycoon was multiplayer? Parkitect is getting eight-player cooperative multiplayer on December 8th. Theme park management simulator Parkitect was pretty well-received by genre fans when it launched a couple years ago, and has gotten two DLC packs and a decent bit of free support since. The multiplayer update will be released on the two-year anniversary of the game's launch."Up to 8 people can play together, building the same park," said the developer. "You can see what the other people are doing - it's a bit like everyone is playing together on the same PC." The announcement of the update was accompanied by a nice little trailer that shows off the feature, above. As players join the game you can watch their cursor and selected object show up, then start manipulating, rotating, and placing new bits of park as the players go. Seems like a lovely idea, because it's inevitable that in any group of people there will be someone who likes making nice little plazas with restaurants and gift shops and flowers (me), but also people who like making vomit comet roller coasters which ensure nobody will ever come back to the park (my friends).You can find Parkitect for $30 on Steam, GOG, and Humble. It's 25% off in the Steam Autumn Sale, which ends December 1st.
In September 2019 developer Spiders and publisher Focus Home released GreedFall, a fantasy RPG inspired by 17th century colonialism. Though it didn't set the world on fire, its mixture of faction conflict, moral choice, and romanceable companions filled the Old BioWare-shaped hole in many players' lives. As our reviewer Lauren Morton said, "If Dragon Age is a veteran gone on sabbatical, GreedFall is keeping its seat warm without making a mess of the office in its absence."GreedFall has gone on to sell over a million copies and will be getting a new expansion. It's coming as part of a partnership with publisher Nacon, coinciding with new console ports for PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. The announcement doesn't detail what the expansion will be about, though it does mention Focus Home Interactive will be in charge of publishing "the upcoming additional content and expansion". That "additional content" note suggests there might be some smaller DLC or updates coming to GreedFall as well, which only has the one bit of DLC available at the moment—an Adventurer's Gear pack containing the preorder bonus weapons and outfit.GreedFall is on sale right now for $19.99 at both Steam and GOG as part of the Steam Autumn Sale and the GOG Black Friday Sale.Spiders' next game is SteelRising, which asks the question: What if the French Revolution, but robots?
Sega has released its annual integrated report for 2020, including the lifetime sales of its game series, and the Yakuza series has cracked 14 million copies sold across all titles. Compared to its series total sales stats of 11 million total copies from 2018, the year that Yakuza 6 released in the west, and 12 million in 2019. This means that over 20% of Yakuza's lifetime sales have come from the last two years, entirely out of proportion to the series' 15-year lifetime, though not out of proportion to the number of games released. It's a big turnaround for a series that was widely considered to be declining in popularity relative to the growth of the industry.Sega credits the turnaround to the game's niche appeal and dedication to portraying Japanese culture. Its depiction of culture, specifically, was previously considered too niche to thrive with Western audiences, but has recently become a major selling point of the series. The annual integrated report specifically notes that Yakuza is "highly evaluated by overseas users," as is the Persona series. It's part of the larger spread of "Made in Japan" content by Sega finding a home in foreign countries.That said, the report also notes that Yakuza are niche games targeting a niche market. Specifically the series' business model moving forward relies on releasing the game to multiple platforms and across multiple services, relying on the ubiquity of digital distribution to reach the targeted niche across the world rather than just a handful of countries. The PC is specifically mentioned as a key vector for this strategy.The Yakuza series has been pretty beloved by the Staff of PC Gamer in the last few years, despite and because of its quirks and flaws. The latest game, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, was a changeup that our Andy Kelly said "doubles down on the series' RPG elements." You can read his full Yakuza 7 review here. Here's hoping that Sega's acknowledgement here translates to Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 coming to PC.
SteelSeries Arctis Pro isn't on our best headsets list (though its cousin the Arctis 9 is), but it's still a sleek and top-quality headset, especially if you pair it with SteelSeries' GameDAC. And you can get both for a very affordable $176 from Woot while supplies last—which is pretty awesome considering the GameDAC alone normally retails for around that price.
Just over a month ago, Kelly Leunen posted on the Fallout 76 subreddit that she would like an in-game version of the wheelchair she uses in real life as a mobility aid to keep as a furniture item in her base. "It would make me so happy to have that little piece of me in my creations. And I think a lot of other people would enjoy it too (maybe for when you recreate a hospital/medbay)," she wrote.A Bethesda community manager saw the request and passed it on, and as of the recent Steel Dawn expansion update wheelchairs can be built at your C.A.M.P. shelter alongside existing furniture items like beds and couches. Leunen built one between two flamingos at her motel-themed base, as she posted on Twitter.