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Bill Nye walked into a Las Vegas elevator, and it was filled with half-naked Snapchatting women

It happens to the best of us. We’re with a bunch of our friends in a Las Vegas hotel elevator, and we’re just dancing our asses off as we move …

Sony Xperia XZ1 unexpectedly starts selling in the US at $700 with Android 8.0 pre-loaded

Up for pre-order in a number of European markets and slated for an official release fluctuating between September 22 and October 1 depending on the …

Phones

LOOK: Swimsuit inspired by Japanese boys’ high school uniform

Some might think that a swimsuit designed after school boys’ uniforms is something out of left field, but in Japanese pop culture, you can expect the …

Wetsuits

[UPDATE: LINK REMOVED] Sony’s 3D Creator Software gets Ported to Android 6.0+ Devices

<b>UPDATE 9/8/2017: Download link removed at Sony’s request</b>Sony typically has some smartphone launches prepared for IFA and that’s exactly what happened …

HDR video playback spotted on YouTube Android app with Galaxy S8, S8+, and Note 8 [Update: Pixel, V30, and Xperia XZ Premium too]

<b>Update (2:18 PM PT)</b> — Since originally publishing this article, Google has also started to push out HDR YouTube support for the Google Pixel, LG V30, and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. I’m personally not seeing the new addition on my Pixel, but if you have any of the above devices, be sure to head to the …

YouTube HDR arrives on the Xperia XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is the first and (currently) only smartphone packing a 4K HDR display. The HDR option has already been available on a few …

This Is What the 2019 All-Electric Mini Will Look Like

Hopefully it gets a more creative name before then.<p>Remember the Mini E? It was an all-electric Mini Cooper from 2008 that was used by the BMW Group to develop battery technology, with no rear seats and a range of 156 miles. Mini only produced 500 of them, and now, the company has finally revealed …

This Is What the ND Mazda MX-5 Miata Could Have Looked Like

It’s hard to imagine the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata being much better than it is, considering that we’ve named it to our 10Best Cars list for the past two years. But it is fun to imagine how the car could have been different. Mazda has given us the opportunity to do just that by releasing …

How Nanoparticles And a Common Spice Are Killing Cancer Cells

by Science Alert July 28, 2017 Health & Medicine 28360<p>David Nield<p>A Cure for Cancer<p>Scientists have come up with a potential new way to treat …

Cancer

What Does Net Neutrality Mean for the Future of Cryptocurrency?

by Nick Bertram July 28, 2017 Op-Ed 12489<p>Net Neutrality<p>Americans are slowly realizing the significance of the potential consequences of the FCC’s …

Net Neutrality

New Evidence Suggests Alzheimer's Doesn’t Destroy Memories, it Only Blocks Them

Lighting the Way Ahead<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the memories of mice with …

iPhone smuggler caught with 102 phones strapped to her body

She strapped them to her torso and waist<p>An overly ambitious smuggler has been caught by customs officials in China trying to sneak 102 iPhones into the country strapped to her body, reports <i>9to5Mac</i><i>.</i><p>Dubbed the “female Iron Man” by local press, the woman was caught after officials in Shenzhen noticed …

We were promised flying cars, instead we got suicidal robots

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

Samsung is bringing back the flip-phone as Samsung Folder 2 launches in South Korea

Mobile phones just aren't what they used to be...<p>Sure, we can actually use the internet now – without having to click cancel around 50 times to stop …

After Google, Apple rumored to invest in LG's OLED operation

With 95 percent of the market in its grip, Samsung Display’s position as the superpower of OLED industry seems unassailable.<p>But competitors – chief among them LG Display – are arming themselves to challenge Samsung. Tens of billions are at stake, as the world’s top manufacturers vie to secure OLED …

Mobile Technology

Results: the next time you buy a smartphone, are you buying the same brand as you have now?

In 2017 there are so many smartphone manufacturers out there that if one were to venture out and try all of their products, it could take them a few …

Sony to demo 3D face biometric running on an Xperia smartphone

If smartphone hardware rumors are on the money, and they are usually at least in the ballpark (with the exception of transparent, bendable phones; apparently forever doomed to be mocked up in Photoshop) — then a 3D depth sensor is coming to the front-facing camera of a handset near you in the not …

Film Review: ‘A Silent Voice’

Deafness becomes a metaphor for isolation and miscommunication in Japanese anime “A Silent Voice,” which tracks the fracturing friendships in a …

Anime

Irregular at magic high school Anime Film's 1st 2 Minutes Posted

Film opens in Japan on Saturday, in U.S. at Anime Expo in July<p>Aniplex began streaming the first two minutes of the The irregular at magic high school …

Manga

Hentai Is Bigger Than Anyone Admits

It gets more searches than Marvel, Obama, or off-season NFL.<p>A journalist was mocked this week for inadvertently revealing he’d been looking at …

Anime

Re:Zero's Rem Is Ready for Matrimony in Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur Game

Square Enix's Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur mobile game is adding Re:Zero's (arguably) best girl as a knight and a 3D boss. Rem is joining the game in a …

Anime

Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash Close to Shipping 100,000 Copies; Free PS4 Theme Released

Today Marvelous Entertainment announced via press release that the newest chapter of the <i>Senran Kagura</i> series <i>Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash</i> is …

Gaming Industry

Re:Creators Anime Reveals New Theme Song Artists

Opening theme song artists from first <i>cour</i> to return<p>The official website for the <i>Re:CREATORS</i> anime announced on Friday that SawanoHiroyuki[nZk]: Tielle …

China to Reveal Its Autonomous Bus/Train Hybrid in 2018

The state of public transportation has arrived at an exciting juncture. It seems that technologies have finally advanced to the point that truly …

Trains

Light Novel 'Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai' to End

<b>Icku said:</b><p>Posted there. Great story. Wish they could have animated the rest but.... wasn't to be.<p>Animation aside I wish someone would license and …

Anime

Visiting the Hundreds of Curious Felines That Inhabit Japan’s Legendary Cat Island

After visiting the famous Rabbit Island in Japan, the filmmakers of Beat Down Boogie decided that a day at Japan’s famous Cat Island would be the …

ufotable's 2017 Awa Odori Posters Feature Tōken Ranbu

Anime studio ufotable revealed at the Machi Asobi Vol. 18 event on Friday that its posters for this year's Awa Odori festival will feature characters …

Posters

Persona 5's New Game Plus Is Great

I finished <i>Persona 5</i> a few weeks ago and, unable to get my magical high school friends out of my head, decided I’d jump back in and give its New Game …

Persona (Video Game)

Samurai Jack introduces a new romance with some more adult humor

It’s going to get lewd<p><i>Samurai Jack</i> has been hinting at a burgeoning romance between its titular character and Ashi, an enemy turned ally, for quite some time now.<p>[<b>Warning:</b> The following contains spoilers for <i>Samurai Jack’</i>s eighth episode from its fifth season.]<p>In the newest episode, Jack and Ashi …

Anime

Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon 630 & 660 processors w/ improved power management & more

Qualcomm this evening has taken the wraps off a pair of new Snapdragon processors. The new 14nm Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 processors come as upgrades to last year’s Snapdragon 652 and Snapdragon 625, offering improved power, faster charging, more batter life, and more…<p>First and foremost, …