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The Little Book of ZX Spectrum Games - A little book of retro gaming ZX love!

Chris Wilkins, the creator of the brilliant retro gaming books 'The story of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in pixels ' Vol 1 - 3, ' The story of the …

Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some modern human diseases

Finding Neandertal ancestors in the human family tree was shocking enough when researchers announced it in 2010. Now the implications for modern-day …

Three reasons to never buy a new car

If you're thinking about buying a car new, there are some compelling reasons to avoid such a purchase.<p>I don't know what it is, but there's something …

Scientists discover 99-million-year-old spider and his preserved erection

What a way to go.<p>Before he died 99 million years ago, this spider had an erection nearly half of his body size and now scientists say it's one of the …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Ancient aquatic plant thought to be world’s first flower; studying it could provide a solution to modern pollination issues linked to decline of bee population<p>A beautiful aquatic plant, dating back to the start of the Cretaceous period, is believed by scientists to be the oldest flowering plant on …

Paleontology

In kids, picky eating may be warning sign for mental health problems

Children who are picky eaters may have bigger problems than a lack of a well-balanced diet. A new study finds that kids who make a habit of shunning certain foods are more likely to have symptoms of depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.<p>To be counted as picky eaters, children had to …

Intel puts new ultra-fast 3D NAND memory into production

Faster, smaller memory flash memory is coming. Intel is announcing the 3D architecture they’ve developed in partnership with Micron is entering production, and will be in testing later this year.<p>The tech was first announced back in March (but had no branding; it’s now being called ‘3D XPoint), and …

What is malaria and how is it transmitted?

How dangerous is malaria, how do people catch it, and is there a cure?<p>This week a revolutionary vaccine was approved by the European Medicines Agency afer yielding impressive results in clinical trials earlier this year.<p>But what is malaria, and why does it pose such a catastrophic danger to humans …

Microsoft’s flagship Windows phones: The details are falling into place

Leaked information about Microsoft’s upcoming flagship Windows phones has been showing up this summer, but some new information today fills in some important gaps.<p>Microsoft is working on a pair of phones — right now codenamed Cityman and Talkman — that will showcase Windows 10 and set expectations …

New Army Exoskeleton Makes Soldiers' Gunshots More Accurate

MAXFAS system stabilizes your shooting arm with cables and sensors<p>Soldiers of the future may all be crack shots. Not only are bullets getting smarter, but the U.S. Army is developing an exoskeleton that automatically and effortlessly steadies a soldier’s firing arm.<p>There are of course, low-tech gun …

Audi makes synthetic gasoline without using petroleum

Audi researchers have successfully made 100-octane gas from plant matter. Their next goal: Gasoline from water, CO2, and hydrogen.<p>Researchers at Audi have managed to do something that at first blush sounds impossible, or at least, highly illogical: They've created a small batch of synthetic …

Universal flu vaccine closer to reality after Chinese-Australian scientific breakthrough

Scientists in Australia and China have discovered how the body's "assassin" immunity cells memorise viruses, raising hopes for a life-long flu jab<p>A single vaccine that immunises against all types of influenza has come closer to being a reality, after scientists in Australia and China discovered how …

Meet the Opah, the First Warm-Blooded Fish Ever Discovered

Move over, mammals and birds, and make room for a fish called the opah in the warm-blooded club. Researchers said in the journal Science on Thursday that this deepwater denizen is the first fish known to be fully warm-blooded, circulating heated blood throughout its body, enabling it to be a …

Zoology

80s movies in lists: the best songs, fashion, quotes and British baddies

The 10 best rock songs on an 80s movie soundtrack<p><b>10 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going, by Billy Ocean, from The Jewel of the Nile</b> Not, strictly speaking, a rock song. But if you have never seen the video for this song, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito as …

Beverly Hills

Here's Just How Sweet GTA 5's Multi-Monitor Support Is

Triple tech.<p>Among the many features stuffed into the PC version of GTA 5 is support for multi-monitor setups (up to three max). We’re not done with …

Herbie goes to Barrett-Jackson

Original movie car used in both Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo and Herbie Goes Bananas up for auction in Palm Beach.<p>Herbie the Love Bug has got to be one of the most widely recognizable movie cars of all time. Sure, your car-guy pals and your dad's high school buddies all recognize the <i>Bullitt</i> Mustang, …

Eureka! Complex organic molecules found in a young star system

Our solar system may not be as special as we thought. A new study of a young star's protoplanetary disk finds the same kinds of complex organic molecules that are found on the comets in our own solar system.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, show that the same chemical building blocks …

Lessons For The Future From The World's First Smartwatch

The world’s fashion magazines wait for the Apple Watch. Pebble and Kickstarter are pushing the $20 million dollar project of the Pebble Time and the Pebble Steel. Google and its partners are wondering what happens next with Android Wear. But long before these technological marvels, wearable …

Wearable Tech

Here’s what you’ll need to run Windows 10

Microsoft has now detailed what hardware you’ll need to run Windows 10 at its WinHEC keynote in Shenzhen this week.<p>In a presentation about Windows 10, the company revealed that it will require a minimum resolution of 800×600, 1GB of memory for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit, 16GB of storage …

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade even if you pirated Windows (update)

Microsoft is offering an olive branch to software pirates with Windows 10, extending its free upgrade promotion to any computer that qualifies — regardless of whether the user is running a genuine copy of Windows, reports Reuters.<p>"We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to …

Windows 10

Science goes to great lengths to measure average penis size

Researchers have finally answered one of the most compelling questions in the field of medicine: What is a normal size for a penis?<p>The answer, according to anatomically precise measurements of up to 15,521 men from around the world, is 3.6 inches (9.16 centimeters) in the resting state and 5.2 …

NHS

Must See: It's a Tiny, Functional W-32 Engine!

Think it frays your nerves to assemble a freshly rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that’s cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and to exacting specifications is an exercise in patience and carefulness. But multiply that by …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Intel keeps throwing billions down the drain at tablets, phones

Image copyright Intel.Despite the fact that it recorded net income of $11.7 billion in 2014 on $55.9 billion in revenue, Intel still isn’t reaping …

Parrot RNB 6 brings Android Auto and CarPlay to any ol' car

LAS VEGAS -- The dashboard is getting smarter, and smartphones are playing a huge part of making it happen. At this point, most manufacturers have pledged support for either Apple's CarPlay or Google's Android Auto, two systems that will bring the power of their mobile operating systems to the …

Android Auto

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Watch Grand Theft Auto V come alive at night

With the new, enhanced version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>, the fictional city of Los Santos has never felt more real — and that's especially true at night. But it's easy to get caught up in all of the exciting mayhem and forget to stop and enjoy the smaller details. This video finds all of those tiny …

I'm A Man Who Plays As A Woman In Games, And I'm Definitely Not Alone

I self-identify as a straight male-bodied dude, but recently I've taken to playing as a female-bodied character in many games. It's not something the …

The Worlds End -- Official Trailer