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Is Astroneer The Next Minecraft?

Open-world resource collection and exploration on an interplanetary scale<p>When Astroneer releases in early 2016, it will invite a lot of comparisons to Minecraft. Both are large, open-world survival games where players terraform a vast space to find resources and, eventually, build civilization. But …

Minecraft

When a robot car makes a mistake, a human always gets the ticket

Whether it’s the person sitting in the vehicle or the one who designed it, where responsibility lies when a robot car commits a traffic offence is not always clear<p>When a California cop pulled over a Google self-driving car for holding up traffic this week, he knew he couldn’t send its robot driver …

Autonomous Cars

Eleven Years Later, Only 34 People Have Solved the 'Not Pron' Internet Puzzle

You’d think all the answers would be on Pastebin by now, but surprise! They’re not.<p>Not Pron (or Not Pr0n) hands this fact to you right up front. It's not porn. It's about furthest thing away from porn—it's a site that bills itself as "the hardest riddle available on the internet." And despite …

The White House

Someone spotted the Bugatti Veyron successor on an open road

Bugatti pulled the covers off its Vision Gran Turismo at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. When it was unveiled, it was clear it previewed the …

Humanist vs Islamic perspectives on science and the modern world

Jim Al-Khalili, physicist and Ziauddin Sardar, chair of the Muslim Institute, talk science, western colonialism and religious rigidity<p>Two important figures came head-to-head at Conway Hall, to discuss Islamic versus Humanist perspectives on science and the modern world. Jim Al-Khalili made the …

Douche Wrecks Mercedes McLaren SLR, Thus Is Born "SLR Guy"

Let's say you're out in the Italian countryside with your bestest, wealthy car collector buddy and he lets you behind the wheel of a $600,000 …

Daredevil jetmen reach new heights alongside A380 jet | CNN Travel

Top 10 Seemingly Risky Things You Can Totally Do Yourself

Some things in life—such as fixing your own car or DIY home improvements—might appear dangerous or risky, especially if you’ve never done them before …

It's been impossible to make people understand how cool virtual reality is until now

Despite companies like Google, Facebook, and Sony getting involved with virtual reality, you don't see company executives walking out on stage at press events with VR headsets on, demonstrating the latest and greatest in VR applications. Beyond the fact that they have to see where they're going, …

Virtual Reality

Halloween Costumes 2015: The Best Meme-Based Ideas

Dressing up as a meme from the year for Halloween is risky business: If the meme exploded too long ago, then it can look more out of touch than funny. If the meme only made rounds in certain corners of the internet, the majority of your fellow party goers will have no idea what's going. But if you …

‘We need World of Tanks gamers to operate robot tanks’ – Russia’s weapons chief

“<i>We need no tankers now, we need World of Tanks players</i>” Rogozin wrote in a Monday tweet.<p>Теперь нам нужны не танкисты, а игроки из worldoftanks.ru ) …

Astrophysicist says Bengals' game-winning FG aided by Earth's rotation

Mike Nugent's game-winning field goal for the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime hit the left upright before bouncing in. Nugent can thank the Earth's …

Someone published thousands of photos of historic US space missions — here are some amazing ones

The 9,200 high-resolution images posted to the Project Apollo Archive were taken during every manned mission to the moon, both on the way there and back.<p>These aren't just photos of the moon's surface either. The entire film reels were uploaded so you can see the blurry outtakes along with some …

Space Science

$2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

To date, GitHub has racked up 11 million registered users, over 36 million unique visitors every month, $350 million in venture funding, and a $2 billion valuation.<p>With over 21.1 million code "repositories" at last count, GitHub hosts more software source code than any other single service in the …

Software Development

If you liked Crossy Road, you're going to love Shooty Skies

Your new favorite iPhone game is out. It's called <i>Shooty Skies</i> and you're not going to be able to stop playing it.<p>The game comes from Mighty Games, a mashup of talent from Hipster Whale's Matt Hall and Andy Sum (creators of <i>Crossy Road</i>) and entertainment industry veterans Ben Britten and Matt …

Developer Of Space Engineers Searches For Universal AI

Even with a 30-strong R&D team, the amount of work needed to create a truly universal AI is huge.<p>“We have three pillars in our work,” Rosa explained. “First is to come up with a proper cognitive architecture or architectures, which can do the intelligence in specific training or testing …

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

'Several dead' in Israeli retaliation against rocket attacks from Syria

The Israeli air force has fired missiles into Syria in a retaliatory assault for rocket attacks in northern Israel.<p>The Syrian army says at least five civilians died when Israel targeted the Quneitra area in the Syrian Golan Heights. An Israeli defence official claims the assault killed four …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Mark Cuban explains what he hates most on 'Shark Tank'

But despite saying he loves the way the reality show unites families around an interest in business, he has some strong feelings about kids who appear in the Tank.<p>"I hate when we have kids on," Cuban tells Grantland writer Zach Lowe on Lowe's podcast. "Hate, hate, hate. Kids and animals. Kids and …

Lowe's

Huffington Post refuses to cover the Donald Trump 'clownshow' in its politics section

"Our reason is simple: Trump's campaign is a sideshow," they wrote. "We won't take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you'll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette."<p>The post was subsequently shared on Twitter by Arianna Huffington, the site's …

The World's 8 Most Beautiful Abandoned Cities

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p>If you've seen any zombie movies, you know how haunting an abandoned, once-thriving city can be. But despite the ruin and overgrowth, there's also a flicker of beauty that shines through the silent emptiness.<p>Over the course of the past few hundreds years, these 16 metropolitan areas …

We must call him a terrorist: Dylann Roof, Fox News and the truth about why language matters

<b>Dylann Roof (AP/Chuck Burton)</b><p>This wasn’t simply a hate crime or a senseless murder. It was targeted terror, and we need to discuss it that way<p>Sean Illing<p>June 21, 2015 2:17pm (UTC)<p>How we talk about the truth matters. What happened in Charleston, S.C. was a lot of things – a crime, a tragedy, a …

Dylann Roof

Google's artificial intelligence interprets photos as animal faces, with creepy results

Engineers run photos through neural network that interprets them as disturbing collections of animal faces<p>Google has been one of the world's biggest backers of artificial intelligence development, investing heavily in machine learning technology, including with last year's acquisition of British …

How Steve Jobs Started – The Life Of Apple’s Founder

Steve Jobs

Here’s why it’s so weird that we haven’t found aliens yet

So, to ask the question in the words of Nobel-prize winning physicist Enrico Fermi: "Where is everybody?"<p>Why haven't we encountered any evidence for extraterrestrial life? With so many potential places for it to arise, it might seem incredibly strange that we haven't found it — or that <i>it</i> hasn't …

How to email Tim Cook, Warren Buffett, and Fortune 500 CEOs

Crystal, a new email tool, uses personality data to help emailers personalize their message to the recipient’s personality. It’s not an exact …

Hilarious Wheel Of Fortune Phrase

Obama to Putin: You're wrecking Russia to recreate Soviet empire

Barack Obama has used the close of the G7 summit in Germany to deliver his strongest criticism yet of Vladimir Putin, lambasting the Russian president's isolationist approach as the seven leaders signalled their readiness to tighten sanctions against Russia if the conflict in Ukraine …

Russia