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The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

The Art Of The Brick: DC Comics superheroes and LEGO together at last

Superhero geeks and LEGO obsessives — your forces are set to combine.<p>Now you can check out both together in Art Of The Brick: DC Comics, a …

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

USB-C just took a big step toward becoming the port of the future

The dream of a one-cable future is looking a little more real now that newer, better USB Type-C ports are here.<p>You may remember USB-C — the small, …

Turkey will not apologise for shooting down Russian jet

Turkish PM says during Nato talks that it has right to defend airspace, as allies try to prevent escalation and say focus should be on battling Isis<p>Ankara will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border but Moscow should reconsider retaliatory sanctions, the Turkish prime …

Military Aircraft

Report: SteamOS is killing the frame rate in games

If frame rate is king, maybe stick with Windows<p>SteamOS is a strange beast. Valve is trying to make sure they own and control the gaming ecosystem on your gaming PC, but for now it's a good way to make sure you can't play all the games you'd like to; developers need to port their games specifically …

Gaming

Fallout 4 launch dents Pornhub's gamer traffic, says Pornhub

Pornhub, bless its horny little heart, keeps coming up with novel ways to get free publicity, and damn if they don't work. Now the live streaming masturbation aid claims its traffic — from gamers, not overall — plunged on the day of <i>Fallout 4</i>'s launch.<p>This graph, supplied by PornHub yesterday (link …

Friday the 13th's pre-release Kickstarter ends successfully — on Friday the 13th of course

The forthcoming <i>Friday the 13th</i> video game adaptation raising money on Kickstarter over the past month met its goal before the campaign ended, appropriately enough, on F<i>riday the 13th</i>. The game is promised for delivery by October 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.<p><i>Friday the 13th</i> is …

Indie Gaming

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nuketown map has a Doctor Who Easter egg

There's a fun nod to Doctor Who hidden within Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.The first-person shooter's Nuketown 2065 map contains dozens of futuristic …

Call of Duty

Does a $99.99 Google Cardboard viewer make sense?

A low-cost platform gets a premium viewer<p>The chief selling point of Google's Cardboard platform is that it's cheap. You can pick up a literal Cardboard viewer for around $20, and they're handed out like candy at tech events. The New York Times gave them away with the Sunday edition of the newspaper …

Virtual Reality

Fast & Furious spinoffs are on the horizon

The Fast & Furious franchise isn't speeding off into the distance anytime soon.<p>According to Variety, Vin Diesel has already confirmed that Universal Pictures is in the preliminary stages of developing spinoff films based on a couple of the franchise's characters. Universal Pictures chairman Donna …

How To Build The Ultimate $500 Gaming PC For Fallout 4 And GTA V

If you think you need to spend over $1,000 to be able to play the latest games in high definition – think again. Fallout 4 especially is actually quite an easy game to run with the right hardware and GTA V is easily tameable too.<p>In this guide, I’ve spoken to Asus, AMD and Cooler Master about which …

Microsoft uses 'Minecraft' to teach your kid how to code

You can get kids to do a lot if you promise them <i>Minecraft</i>... just ask parents who've watched their children race through chores to get some building time. And Microsoft knows this, too. It just released a tutorial for Code.org that uses <i>Minecraft</i> to teach the basics of computer programming. Instead …

Minecraft

Is DC Killing Off Great 'Arrow' And 'Gotham' Villains For The Sake Of 'Suicide Squad'?

You can’t really throw a rock without hitting a DC superhero TV show these days, a roster which now includes <i>Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl</i> and <i>Gotham</i>, and is about to see <i>Legends of Tomorrow</i> added as well.<p>Unlike Marvel TV shows, which are looped into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, even if there isn’t …

Eurogamer's PS2 emulation wishlist

This week, it transpired that the long-suspected PlayStation 2 emulation on PlayStation 4 is an actual thing - and, surprisingly, a thing that you …

Yep, There's An Infinite Caps Glitch In 'Fallout 4'

There’s an ironclad rule in video games: no matter what the game, how it manages its economy, or anything else, there will be an infinite money glitch. Somewhere in there, there’s an item that can be duped, a vendor with a bug, a container with a glitch, or any one of a myriad number of other …

Razer says it's 'doubling-down' on Android and Forge TV

Razer's Android TV-powered Forge TV is no longer on sale through Google, but tonight the company tells Engadget it's not giving up. According to a Razer representative, it's "doubling-down on Android gaming in the living room and looking forward to producing the world's largest library of Android …

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3' Review: Down The Rabbit Hole

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops III</i> is the best game in the series in a very long time.<p>The game combines the various modes we’ve all become familiar with—a single player campaign; a competitive multiplayer mode; cooperative zombie mode—and expands on each in a big way—especially the campaign. We’ll start …

Call of Duty

Another chance! Moon and Saturn

Tonight – November 13, 2014 – shortly after sunset, look for the young and slender waxing crescent moon. From mid-northern latitudes, its illuminated …

Astronomy

Apple is killing Beats Music this month

Apple has confirmed that it will shut down its Beats Music streaming service on November 30. The news comes just days after Apple Music finally …

Apple Music

'BioPhone' can do pulse-tracking even when it's in your pocket

Don't like wearing fitness trackers? You might find this new study dubbed "BioPhone" by a group of scientists from MIT's Media Lab interesting, then: they're exploring the possibility of using commercially available phones to monitor your heart and breathing rates, even if the devices are in your …

Cop pulls over Google self-driving car, finds no driver to ticket

<b>(CNN) —</b> No driver? No ticket.<p>That, at least, was the result when a police officer pulled over one of Google's self-driving cars Thursday in Mountain View, California.<p>The car wasn't speeding. On the contrary, it was driving too slowly -- 24 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone, according to the Mountain …

Autonomous Cars

TAG Heuer shows why 'luxury smartwatch' is an oxymoron

At an event in New York City Monday, Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer launched its first smartwatch: A $1,500 Android Wear affair that, besides a …

Shatner v Star Wars: Star Trek legend mocks Force Awakens on Twitter

Actor suggests Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron looks have been borrowed from 70s sci-fi shows Battlestar Galactica and Space: 1999 in latest tweets about JJ Abrams’s film<p>Star Trek veteran William Shatner has accused the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, of borrowing its style from old TV …

Star Wars

First withdrawal from Doomsday Vault

Researchers have been adding seeds to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault – or Doomsday Vault – since 2008. Now, for the first time, they’ve taken seeds …

Tickets on sale on Friday: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child run extended to April 2017 as touted tickets go on sale for £3,000

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will extend its run after 175,000 tickets were sold within eight hours on the first day of booking, despite many struggling with technical ticket-sale problems.<p>A representative for the play said that customers would be able to for three extra months' worth of …

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Spectre breaks box office record with £6.3m opening day gross

Daniel Craig’s fourth Bond film continues to impress in the UK with a first full day beating Skyfall’s £6.2m in 2012<p>The unconventional decision to open the much-anticipated 24th Bond film Spectre on a Monday appears to be paying off in the UK with a record-breaking £6.3m on Tuesday.

Box Office

Manchester United Transfer News: Huge Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo Rumours

Manchester United are prepared to trigger deals to capture either Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a prominent English journalist.<p>The <i>Sun</i>'s <i></i>Neil Custis believes the Red Devils will move for either of the iconic superstars the moment they are given any encouragement, saying of the …

Soccer

Nintendo second-quarter profit dips, keeps outlook on smartphone plans | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Nintendo Co reported a weaker-than-expected operating profit for the July-September quarter but maintained its outlook for the full year, citing firm sales of Nintendo 3DS consoles and its planned entry into smartphone games.<p>People play "Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash" Wii …