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‘No Man’s Sky’ is so huge — and popular — players found 10 million virtual species in one night

In a March 2007 TED talk, Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard University scientist famous for studying ants, took to the stage to plead for what he described as a biological moonshot: a catalogue of all the known life forms on the planet.<p>“I wish we will work together to help create the key tools that we …

No Man's Sky

Stocks: 3 things to know before the open

Will today be the day?<p>U.S. stock futures are holding steady, and American markets are close to surpassing all-time highs.<p>Here are the three things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Ticking along on Tuesday:</b> The market mood is cautious after a steady session on Monday.<p>The …

The VERTX is an e-cigarette with a touchscreen

The V2 company rolled out a new e-cigarette model this morning called the VERTX. I have no idea how that word is pronounced but the device does offer a number of unique features. For one, it's the only micro e-cig on the market with a touchscreen. Users can easily adjust both the heating element's …

eCigarettes

Mysterious Planet Nine may have given our solar system its bizarre tilt

The curious tilt of our solar system could be explained by the gravitational pull of Planet Nine – an elusive Neptune-sized world thought to orbit …

Astronomy

How to survive (and thrive) when life punches you in the face

A few weeks ago, one of my students posted this in my Facebook mastermind group (<i>emphasis mine</i>):<p>Let me start by saying that I applaud this woman for having the courage to step up, share her story, and ask for help so she can overcome this and move forward again. It’s actually pretty damn hard to …

7 Tools to Jumpstart Your Content Marketing Efforts

Content marketing is huge, and we all know that — right? Many of us have most probably gotten to understand this from our day to day experience as …

Infographics

Amazon slashes prices on 2 new Android phones for Prime members

If you're looking for a cheap smartphone, Amazon wants your business. The e-commerce giant is slashing prices on some Android phones, with the …

Your NVIDIA Shield now plays Netflix videos in HDR

NVIDIA just underscored one of the advantages of having a high-powered streaming media hub: you can roll out new video features before anyone else. It's delivering an update to its Shield set-top box that introduces high dynamic range Netflix video on supporting TVs -- a first for a stand-alone …

Drunken-driving convictions could increase because of the Supreme Court's recent ruling

The case, Birchfield v. North Dakota, effectively criminalizes the refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test and affects laws in 11 states.<p>The outcome will most likely lead to an increase in drunken-driving convictions across the country, according to Derek Andrews, a defense attorney at Anelli …

HBO's Just Subtly Confirmed Who Jon Snow's Dad Is

We know everything, Jon Snow.<p>Sunday's <i>Game of Thrones</i> finale confirmed what fans have been theorizing for years: that Jon Snow's real mom is Ned Stark's sister, Lyanna Stark. It's all happening, guys! However, the show <i>didn't</i> confirm Jon's real father, leading viewers to simply assume that Rhaegar …

10 Weird High-Tech Kitchen Gadgets You Don't Need

Each year, new products promise to make cooking easier, faster, and more fun. Don't fall for it.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Coffee

Giant Artwork Reflects The Gorgeous Complexity of The Human Brain

The new work at The Franklin Institute may be the most complex and detailed artistic depiction of the brain ever.<p>Your brain has approximately 86 billion neurons joined together through some 100 trillion connections, giving rise to a complex biological machine capable of pulling off amazing feats. …

Warren Buffett's Monopoly Days May Be Coming to an End

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Warren Buffett has spent billions building out his utility business on the thesis that it'll spit out cash for decades to come. But utilities may not be as safe as they were when he started buying them, and they could require some major strategic shifts.<p>Jonathan Weisgal, …

Why The US Government Is Allowing Genetic Engineering On Humans

In the hierarchy of existential threats to humanity (at least in science fiction), the genetically engineered human race is close second to killer robots. Ever since Darwin was used to justify racism, people have been worried that as we exert more control over the human genome, we might become less …

Genetics

Faraday Future gets green light to test driverless cars in California, report says

Chinese-backed Tesla rival Faraday Future (or FF, as it likes to be called) has reportedly received the green light from California to test …

Electric Vehicles

Don't 'ghost' on a date: Ghostbot is the app that'll break things off for you

A new app will detect incoming texts from a person you’re hoping to cease all communication with and send unenthusiatic automated responses<p>Rejecting unwanted suitors over text is an awkward challenge for a generation of online daters. So why not outsource the thorny interaction to a robot?<p>Ghostbot …

Outsourcing

3 Ways to Cut Your Phone Bill When You Travel Abroad

Here's what you need to know about getting a SIM card.<p><i>This story has been updated to reflect new pricing plans.</i><p>Going abroad? Don’t just sign up …

4G LTE

8 things you need to consider before you drive or fly into your summer adventures

No trip is all good or all bad, but I had one recently that was more the latter than the former.<p>It should have been easy: Fly to Kansas late on a Tuesday, attend a gathering on Wednesday and come home that afternoon. Didn't quite work out the way I had hoped — not for me or hundreds of other …

Flying

Microsoft unveils new slimmer Xbox One S at E3

After images leaked Sunday of a new Xbox model, Microsoft confirmed the Xbox One S at the start of its E3 briefing on Monday.<p>The new hardware is 40 …

Xbox One S

How much extra would a US-made iPhone cost? MIT has done the sums …

With two Presidential candidates saying that Apple should be making more of its products in the USA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has done the sums to see just how practical it would be for Apple to manufacture iPhones in its home market.<p>The question, of course, isn’t a simple one: you …

This ‘augmented reality’ film is incredible… and terrifying

Watch a vision of the near-future that depicts a super-charged, claustrophobic world just around the corner.<p>Watch the video below, and it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed within seconds.<p>Called Hyper-Reality, this six-minute film depicts a person living in Medellin, Colombia, doing everyday …

Korea will pay to move your startup to Seoul — and why you should let them

<i>This sponsored post is produced by K-Startup Grand Challenge.</i><p>At the start of 2015, I did something that would have seemed insane ten years earlier: I launched a startup in Seoul, Korea, as a Brit.<p>When I arrived in Korea in 2004, the nation was developing very rapidly, but it wasn’t seen as the …

Men's Health: How To Get Your Six Pack Back

While your main goal might be to crunch or plank your way to redefining your mid-section, you may want to make eating healthy your first priority to achieving six-pack abs. It is not unusual for men to hit middle-age and notice more weight around their waistlines. This may occur due to a decrease …

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Microsoft's most ambitious bet is about to face a huge real-world test

Once viewed as an imperialist tech superpower, Microsoft is now considered a gentle giant willing to partner up with anyone and everyone.<p>From releasing more Android and iPhone apps, to making its flagship technologies available on competing platforms like Linux, Microsoft is much more open than it …

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards of 2018 - The Points Guy

How to choose the Best Travel Credit Card:<p>Looking for help choosing the best travel credit card? I’ve ranked all the credit card offers out there by …

Revealed: How to get a free airline upgrade

Our Travel Hacks series features top tips to make your next holiday a lot less stressful.<p>In this video, Nick Trend, Telegraph Travel's Consumer Editor, suggests ways to improve your chances of securing the holy grail of air travel: a free upgrade.<p>For more tips, see our complete guide to getting …

Physicists Manage To Slow Down Light In A Vacuum

The fact that the speed of light in a vacuum is a constant is one of the cornerstones of physics, but scientists from the Philippines were able to …