Shocking news: Electric eels exert remote control over prey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Electric eels, those perilous predators of South America, can unleash a potent electrical jolt to wallop their hapless prey. But this zap is not used merely to stun other fish.

Puzzle Game ‘God of Light’ Named App of the Week, Available for Free [iOS Blog]

Physics puzzle game God of Light from Playmous has been named Apple’s App of the Week, and as a result, it will be free to download from the App Store for the next seven days. First released in February of 2014, God of Light is normally priced at $1.99 and has not been priced below $0.99 since its initial launch.

Praised for its impressive graphics, soundtrack, and challenging gameplay in App Store reviews, God of Light asks players to reflect, bend, manipulate, and teleport rays of light to make their way through five game worlds and 125 different levels.

This game more than delivers when it comes to great gameplay experience, so what are you waiting for? Get ready for an amazing trip. Become God of Light!

– Explore 5 different game worlds and 125 levels.
– Use mirrors, prisms, splitters, collectors, black holes and filters to control rays of light energy.
– Unlock and share your achievements with friends. Do you have what it takes to earn them all?
– Collect glowing creatures that help you solve puzzles.
– Receive regular updates with new game worlds and levels to explore.

God of Light can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

UPDATE 1-Australia’s Bradken says mulling $731 mln bid from Bain, PEP

SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Australian mining products maker Bradken Ltd said on Friday it is considering an A$872 million ($730.56 million) takeover proposal from buyout firms Pacific Equity Partners…

Here’s How Much Money Microsoft Lost Per Day On The Nook Deal

fire in dumpster A deal from nowhere, which went nowhere, Microsoft’s partnership with Barnes & Noble’s Nook came to an ignominious conclusion today with the bookseller kicking the software firm a chunk of cash and shares. The official verbiage indicates that Microsoft will sell “all of its $300 million convertible Series A preferred limited liability company interest” in exchange… Read More

First Lady Of Mexico Among Ranks Of Foreign Millionaires With Luxury Real Estate In The U.S.

Angélica Rivera, who has an ocean-front condominium in Key Biscayne, is the first First Lady of Mexico known to own luxury property in the U.S.

Three weeks—and three patches—later, Halo anthology is finally viable

Last month, our review of Halo: The Master Chief Collection scrutinized many of the anthology’s disparate parts, from its Halo 2 remaster to its accumulation of the four games’ split-screen multiplayer modes, but we let one significant portion of the game slide. To quote: “We’re pretty sure Microsoft has its Xbox Live chops down to make sure all four games’ [online multiplayer] will run just fine come launch day and beyond.”

Yeah, about that…

Our review went live before matchmaking servers went live for the general public, and though we logged in on launch day to confirm that matchmaking worked on a basic level, we were apparently the exception. Users stormed enthusiast sites like reddit and NeoGAF, along with Halo’s official forums, to complain about their general inability to connect to either public matchmaking lists or friends’ private games, even after developers 343 Industries had proclaimed that the anthology’s matchmaking would be powered by dedicated servers.

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UPDATE 1-Uber in talks to sell over $1 bln in convertible debt-source

Dec 4 (Reuters) – Uber is in talks to sell more than $1 billion in convertible debt, a source familiar with the matter said, soon after the U.S. taxi service said it raised $1.2 billion in its latest…