Neo Geo retro stick console includes ‘King of Fighters,’ ‘Samurai Shodown’

There aren’t, however, any non-fighters in the mix. You won’t be playing Metal Slug, Puzzle Bobble or other Neo Geo hits that fall outside of the Arcade Stick Pro’s narrow scope. That’s not completely surprising given the all-in-one design. This is meant for people who practically lived for arcade matches during the Neo Geo’s heyday,…

YouTube Faces Angry Mob Again, CEO Promises to Rethink New Verification Policy

Photo: Reed Saxon (AP On Thursday, YouTube rolled out new guidelines for its verification requirements intended to reduce confusion and better highlight artists, celebs, and other creators. However, after backlash from numerous YouTubers who got emails saying their channels would get un-verified, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki promised to reevaluate the company’s recently revamped policy. On…

A Woman’s Toothache Remedy Left Her With Horrifying Blue Blood

The woman and her blue blood.Photo: Otis U. Warren and Benjamin Blackwood (New England Journal of Medicine) A Rhode Island women’s toothache ended up causing her a literal case of the blues, thanks to a bizarre reaction she had to pain medication. According to her doctors, the woman developed a rare and potentially life-threatening disorder…

YouTube reverses course on ‘verification’ — you will keep your badges

Yesterday YouTube announced plans to change its policy around channel verification status. In a move to follow other social networks, the company said changes tying approval to authenticity and prominence would mean some might lose their tag, and would have to go through appeals to keep it. After a quick and loud backlash to the…

Busted: $10 Million Tech Support Scam That Preyed on the Elderly

Image: Pixabay Two individuals were arrested this week in connection with a fraud scheme that manipulated thousands of victims into paying for invented tech services that they didn’t need. The Department of Justice announced that the two individuals Romana Leyva, 35, and Ariful Haque, 33, were arrested Wednesday for their alleged participation in the fraud…

Germany’s New $60 Billion Climate Package Does the Bare Minimum

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo: AP Germany appears to be listening to the millions of people around the world protesting climate inaction Friday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Friday a $60 billion climate package to transform the country by 2030. In order for society to avoid complete climate catastrophe, we must stop burning fossil fuels…

Former Fukushima Bosses Cleared of Criminal Negligence Over Nuclear Disaster

Tsunami floods over the breakwater protecting the coastal city of Miyako at Heigawa estuary area in northeastern Japan, on March 11, 2011. Image: AP The Tokyo District Court has acquitted three former Tokyo Electric Power Company executives charged with criminal negligence leading to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. On Thursday, the Japanese court ruled that…

Watch the ‘Android’ Nokia phone that never had a chance to exist

[embedded content] The video, unfortunately, doesn’t too much of the phone’s functionality, with multiple parts of the interface blacked out at various points throughout the video. We don’t, for instance, get a chance to see Google Maps in action. However, the video does give us a good sense of what Google was going for. One…

TiVo tries running pre-roll ads before your recorded shows

TiVo didn’t confirm or deny the test when reached for comment. It told Engadget that it was “dedicated to innovation” in offering control over how you watch, and that it’s “investing in new advertising experiences.” It also claimed that its latest advertising units always let you skip them by hitting “skip,” although it didn’t elaborate…

YouTube CEO apologizes for channel verification mess (updated)

“While trying to make improvements, we missed the mark,” she wrote on Twitter. “As I write this, we’re working to address your concerns & we’ll have more updates soon.” To our creators & users–I’m sorry for the frustration & hurt that we caused with our new approach to verification. While trying to make improvements, we…