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Steam Finally Sets Up A Refund Policy… And It’s Terrible For Indie Games

It’s been a gripe about Steam for as long as the service has been raiding your wallet with quarterly sales; you buy it, it’s yours, no matter how much you hate it. Either because they’re sick of the whining or because they finally figured it out, Steam now issues refunds. One problem: It’s got a …

Indie Gaming

Strange behavior of quantum particles may indicate the existence of other parallel universes

Little did Bill Poirier realize as he delved into the quantum mechanics of complex molecules that he would fall down the rabbit hole to discover …

Microsoft just unveiled a new phone that’s ridiculously cheap

Microsoft (MSFT) has just unveiled a new phone that costs $20.<p>The Nokia 105 handset is aimed at emerging markets, and it’s designed to get more …

Street Artist Invades Parisian Highway With Massive Optical Illusion

When driving on Parisian highways, beware of vehicles stopped on the shoulder, unexpected weather delays and, of course, massive and hypnotic optical illusions.<p>For example, this stunning work of tripped-out street art, measuring in at nearly 400 feet long and 100 feet wide, could cause an otherwise …

Marvel's Star Wars comic just dropped a thermal detonator about Han Solo's past

<b>Spoiler alert:</b> We're starting with spoilers in this story, so if you're a comic reader or you just don't want to know the secret, you'll want to stop reading right here.<p>Surprise! Han Solo was married all along!<p>That's according to the sixth issue of Marvel's new Star Wars comic, in which Princess …

Sepp Blatter Resigns from FIFA

FIFA

Google developing a new Android-based OS Brillo for Internet of Things

Looks like Google is shifting focus to those low-end power devices such as smart light bulbs or security cameras which come with as little as 64MB or …

Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

TOKYO (AP) — Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and natural calamities as a result of global warming.<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a two-day meeting with the island nations' leaders in Iwaki in …

Mexico Gunfight Kills At Least 43, As Government Hits Jalisco Cartel Suspects Hard

By Alexandra Alper<p>ZAMORA, Mexico, May 22 (Reuters) - Government security forces killed 42 suspected drug cartel henchmen and suffered one fatality in a firefight in western Mexico on Friday, an official said, one of the bloodiest shootouts in a decade of gang violence wracking the country.<p>National …

The Large Hadron Collider Has Just Annhilated Its Own Energy Record

The world’s largest science experiment is now even more powerful.<p>If you thought the Large Hadron Collider was impressive before, new tests performed …

Physics

US Senate blocks bill to extend NSA phone data collection

<b>The US Senate has blocked a bill that would have extended the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA).</b><p>Senators are to discuss the issue again on 31 May - a day before existing legislation permitting surveillance is due to expire.<p>A US appeals court has …

Street Artist Draws a 30-Foot-Wide Tokyo Panorama

Can you find the secret 'Akira' reference in Decktwo's massive new illustration?<p>A sprawling metropolis blossoms on a 30' stretch of white paper as French illustrator and street artist Thomas Dartigues, a.k.a. Decktwo, freehands the intricately detailed, semi-mythical panorama of Tokyo he calls</i> …

iOS coding and Linux courses, loads of storage plus privacy protection: Top deals this week

As usual, it has been a busy week over at TNW Deals. The highlights reel is filled with deals on digital upgrades, from backup storage to privacy protection — here’s a roundup.<p>Learn to code iOS 8 apps with this comprehensive course for only $89<p>The course is suitable for beginners and includes 350 …

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

For more than a decade, I’ve been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity—regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live …

This Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Has a Few Concerns

Author: Natalie Wolchover. Natalie Wolchover Science<p>Date of Publication: 05.23.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>In January, the …

Build your own arcade machine this weekend! We’ll show you how

Despite the gaming consoles scattered about the Digital Trends office, a few of us felt like it would be a great idea to introduce our coworkers to …

Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' because it's perfect for HoloLens

Microsoft surprised many when it announced it had acquired Mojang, maker of the hit game <i>Minecraft</i> for $2.5 billion. What could a company specializing in operating systems, business software and consoles do with an already popular sandbox game primarily enjoyed by children? The game's creator, …

Want your potholes fixed quickly? Try the penis graffiti method

Who knew drawing penises around potholes could get them fixed? Apparently, they do.<p>Wanksy, an anonymous England based graffiti artist, has been doing …

Vatican and U.N. Team Up on Climate Change Against Skeptics

The Vatican and the United Nations teamed up to warn the world of the effects of climate change on Tuesday, coming down firmly against skeptics who deny human activities help change global weather patterns.<p>U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon discussed climate change with the pope before opening a …

Climate

5 Ways Technology Is Changing The World Of Home Design

These are the cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies top architects are excited about.<p>Michael Lassell asked five forward-thinking architects to share which cutting-edge materials, treatments, and technologies they're most excited about today.

New York State

NASA Officially Launches Project to Find Alien Life

<b>Washington:</b> The US space agency has launched an ambitious project to hunt for signs of life beyond our solar system.<p>The Nexus for Exoplanet System …

Audi Has Invented "Blue Crude," An Alternative Fuel Made of Water, Air and Renewable Energy

Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a<p>Audi introduces “Blue Crude,” an alternative fuel made of water and carbon dioxide. Produced as a clean, sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to gas, the new “blue crude” fuel begins by …

Delacroix’s Rare Illustrations for Goethe’s Faust

“Goethe … peered into the mysteries of human existence with a hope of solving the imponderables that hold the lives of men enmeshed.”<p><i>“Why not take advantage of those antidotes to civilization, good books? They give strength and peace of mind,”</i> 25-year-old <b>Eugène Delacroix</b> urged himself in his …

Glove uses tiny air bladders to bring touch to VR

A virtual reality glove that allows gamers to touch and feel objects has been developed by a team of engineering students. The Hands Omni glove uses …

Virtual Reality

Solar solution: MIT creates way to make salt water drinkable

With mandatory water restriction recently ordered for the first time in California, an MIT team has come up with an award-winning, cost-effective and …

Mini Emu Retro Console Emulator

The Mini Emu is a small plug-and-play computer that can run digital copies of classic video games. It uses open source software to run games from …

SXSW's creepy virtual sex talk is everything wrong with VR hype

If you’re at all familiar with evangelical Christian anti-porn arguments, this might seem pretty familiar. Here’s how "accountability and filtering" software company Covenant Eyes puts it: "It’s easy to stare at a photo or movie of a nude woman and create the perfect fantasy with her. But where do …

Virtual Reality

Breakthrough! Layerless 3D Printing! 25-100x Faster Prints!

You see the timer there? That is in <i>minutes</i>!!!<p>Carbon 3D materialized out of nowhere at the TED conference yesterday and introduced a whole new …

Tiny Sensor Package Will Let Students Design Their Own Physics Experiments

Measure everything from acceleration to magnetic fields<p>From what I remember of my high school physics class, we spent a lot of time rolling marbles down inclined planes. Today's kids are used to a little more tech, so the Pocket Lab project on Kickstarter wants to spice up science class by …

High School