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Nvidia's new flagship GTX 980 Ti card is all about 4K and VR gaming

Taiwan's annual Computex convention kicks off this week, and that means that Nvidia has some new goodies to show off. Nvidia's latest flagship GPU is here, and it's called the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. As you can tell from the name, it's supposed to be a beefier version of the prior flagship, the GTX …

Computer Hardware

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Skyscrapers

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Here's Attack on Titan's first trailer

The first trailer for <i>Attack on Titan</i> shows a frustratingly short glimpse of the human-eating titans, but at least we get a sense of the story's set-up.<p>One hundred years ago, titans appeared on Earth and gobbled up most of civilization. Those that remained built a massive wall to defend themselves, …

The Quest to Grow the World's Most Powerful Pot

A Denver grower who goes by RB-26 claims to have achieved the first strain to consistently test at 33 percent THC. That's some STRONG weed.<p>It's a glorious time to be a pothead in the US. Not only is the legalization movement gaining support across America, but we're also smoking way better buds. In …

Cannabis

Maserati MC12 Versione Corse For Sale In Florida With $3 Million Price Tag

Back in 2006, Maserati introduced a track-only version of its MC12 supercar that was actually closer in spec to the dedicated MC12 GT1 race car that …

Supercars

Surely This TV Show Where Men Sing Karaoke While Getting Handjobs Isn't Real

Am I awake right now? Is this a dream? Is this the deep web?<p>According to numerous videos popping up on YouTube and then subsequent websites, there is a new gameshow in Japan on which male contestants try to sing memorised karaoke whilst receiving rigorous hand relief, and whoever gets the furthest …

Deep Web

'Bravely Second' Opening Movie Streamed

Bravely Second, the upcoming and anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed role-playing game Bravely Default, has now had its rather beautiful opening movie streamed.<p>Developed by Silicon Studio, the first game was a breath of fresh air for role-playing game fans. Exclusive to the 3DS it harked …

Anime

Meet Samsung's Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

The last time Samsung put on a show in Barcelona, it came bearing the Galaxy S5 and that love-it-or-hate-it bandage back. Not exactly a high point in the company's design history, you might say. Over the past year, though, the Korean juggernaut has come to the realization that it needs to pare down …

Brabus to Display 850-HP Mercedes S63 AMG in Geneva

At the 2015 Geneva show, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon Makes 850 HP” target=”_blank”>Brabus will show off what it says is the world’s fastest and most powerful all-wheel-drive coupe. With 850 hp and 1069 lb-ft of torque, the new Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo Coupe will have a top speed of 217 mph and go …

Stainless Steel

Watch a guy snowboard behind a Lamborghini Huracan

There are chairlifts, gondolas, rope lines, t-bars, and now this.<p>Remember the guy who wakeboarded behind a Ferrari F50? Some snowboarder decided to attempt a similar trick, swapping a snowboard for a wakeboard and a scuzzy canal for a snowbound mountain pass. They even chose a white Huracan instead …

Skiing

Idiots record their own 200-mph Lamborghini crash

Terrifying stupidity and sociopathic recklessness, preserved on a phone cam.<p>The Lamborghini Huracan is, quite simply, too fast for normal humans to operate.<p><i>Especially</i> on public roads. That didn't stop these two morons from taking a brand-new lime green example up to an indicated 336 km/h—or 208 …

Roads

Boréal Bikes smrtGRiPS

Technological innovations in the bike world continue to abound. While some carry more merit than others, there's no shortage of digital innovations that aim to make cycling safer as well as more convenient and efficient. Montreal-based Boréal Bikes' newly unveiled smrtGRiPS are the world's first …

Bike Lanes

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Second US College Now Offering 'League of Legends' Scholarship

Robert Morris University made headlines around the world when it became the first university to consider video game League of Legends a varsity sport, and in turn offer scholarships to pro players. Now, a second college has followed suit, the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, a small liberal …

College & University

New Dragon Ball Movie To See The Return Of Its Most Memorable Villain

Following the recent Dragon Ball movie Battle of Gods released last year, we’ll be getting a follow up this April. Entitled the Revival of “F”, the focus will be on the return of Frieza (shown above right). One of the primary and most memorable villains from the series, with the “F” in the film’s …

Anime

Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri is a $6,000 Phone with an 8MP Front Camera for Luxurious Selfies

What does opulence look like in the world of selfie shooting? The Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri, that’s what. It’s a ridiculous $6,000 limited edition …

Mobile Technology

Still haunting: Hubble updates classic image of 'Pillars of Creation'

One of the most famous images in astronomy is known as the "Pillars of Creation," but a new version of it reveals that it could also be called "Pillars of Destruction."<p>The images depict three towering columns of gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, a stellar nursery about 6,500 light-years away from …

MHL's new adapter can handle 8K video and link your devices

If you thought MHL's existing adapter spec could handle just about everything under the sun, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The MHL Consortium has taken the wraps off of SuperMHL, a new connector format that's ready for hardware you can't even buy yet. It can play gigantic 8K videos at 120 frames per …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Amazon launches a restaurant takeout and delivery service

Amazon's already shown that it's intent on replacing your grocery store, with same-day deliveries and its Dash scanner, but now it wants to help at those times when you don't want to be in the kitchen. As part of its latest Amazon Local expansion, the internet retailer has launched a new Takeout & …

Black Desert is still obscure, still beautiful, and could be headed to a PC near you

Since we first discovered it earlier this year, the beauty has been part of the fun. True to form, the latest video preview of Korean developers Daum Games and Pearl Abyss' action role-playing game <i>Black Desert</i> does not disappoint.<p>Press play above to watch about five minutes of player-versus-enemy …

'Black Desert' Open Beta Starts On December 17th

If you haven’t been following the hugely ambitious Korean PC MMORPG Black Desert then you are really missing out.<p>Despite being one of the most graphically impressive games in development right now, it also has an incredibly good character creation setup. The facial sculpting is also some of the …

Microsoft to tech conference attendees: Take a photo with this woman in a skintight catsuit

As #gamergate rages on, the company had a woman dress as a near-naked video game character for photo ops<p>The Microsoft booth at the technology conference Innotech today in Austin features an interesting attraction: a woman in a skintight catsuit.<p>She's dressed as Cortana, an artificial intelligence …

The Shocking Evolutions of 8 Iconic Female Gaming Characters

Makeovers aren't just for reality TV.<p>Most video game redesigns incorporate new characters, along with detailed costumes and evolving physiques. Just …

Is Master Chief not the main character of Halo 5?

We already knew that Agent Jameson Locke, the main character of Ridley Scott's live-action <i>Halo: Nightfall</i> series, would make an appearance in <i>Halo 5: Guardians</i><i>.</i> Now, a recent interview with actor Mike Coulter, who plays Locke, suggests that he could be the primary focus of the series' immediate …

League of Legends team says it's working to add more diversity to its women champions

Riot Games says it's working to add more diversity and body types to its lineup of women champions in <i>League of Legends</i>, and the result of that work will be seen soon in an upcoming character.<p><i>League of Legends</i> producer Omar Kendall, responding to a fan request for other body types in the game's …

Day one of Dota 2 World Championship The International's Phase Two results are in

Day one featured a breakout performance from wildcard seed Team Liquid<p>After nearly 12 hours straight of championship Dota 2, day one of The International's Phase Two ended with 36 games played and 16 teams ready to roll into day two.<p>Dota 2 developer and The International organizer Valve is using a …

Google reportedly launching 180 satellites for global internet service

Sources say scheme to offer internet to underserved areas will cost $1 billion<p>The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports that Google is planning to spend more than $1 billion on satellites that will offer internet access worldwide from space. The publication's sources say that Google will begin with 180 small …

Apple looking to ban sale of Samsung products

Early-May trial verdict found Samsung infringed three Apple mobile patents. Apple wants gadgets using the features banned.<p>Apple is looking to ban the sale of Samsung gadgets yet again.<p>The company filed papers Friday related to the patent-infringement trial that was brought to a close in California …

Gear & Gadgets