C. B. Gatsby

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The All Controller controls all your consoles

Remember the third party controller your sibling/cousin/friend made you use when you visited his or her house in the NES days? Remember the pain you felt when the joystick wasn’t quite right and they were hosing you on Mortal Kombat while you were busy trying to figure out why your character kept …

The best type of chocolate for your health, according to science

But this was not the hot chocolate we would be familiar with today. It was gritty, bitter and often had a fatty scum on top. And if that doesn't sound unpleasant enough, it was occasionally laced with chilli or human blood.<p>Modern sweet chocolate - with its added milk powder and sugar - is a product …

Psychologists say money can buy happiness—if it’s spent the right way

What’s the key to happiness? Paying someone else to do your chores, according to a recent study.<p>Across the world, people are complaining about having less time to do what they really want (otherwise known as the “time famine”). Despite the ever-increasing number of so-called “life hacks” that …

Happiness

A 'ruthless' 26-year-old investor is raising $200 million to bet against the stock market

In an interview with Bloomberg's Simone Foxman, Quadir said she has "seen the tail end of a bull market," and isn't phased. She plans to watch for frauds or accounting vulnerabilities that could make a stock tank more than 60%, and bet against it.<p>Short sellers have had few opportunities for success …

The 7 Most Unique Restaurants in the World

Dining out can be fun and all (<i>Ooh</i>, look honey. They have a fish tank!), but we pretty much always know what to expect. That is, until we heard you …

France

Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 10 Has Seriously Nasty Surprise

Right now Windows 10 is undergoing a massive upgrade to the so-called ‘Creators Update’. But suddenly Microsoft has confirmed millions of Windows 10 users will never get it…<p>Speaking to PC World, Microsoft said that despite pledging Windows 10 feature updates until October 13th 2020, this will now …

Windows 10

Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Edit a Human Embryo in The US For The First Time

Humanity just took a big step forward.<p>Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the US.<p>This work adds to the …

A Cool Short Film Made Using Grand Theft Auto V

<i>Not Normal</i> is a short film made using <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>. Come for the chilling tale of murder on the streets of Los Santos, stay for the absolutely …

There's A New Way to Use Meditation to Reshape Your Brain

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Researchers Have Identified Why Our Bodies Reject Transplanted Organs

We could stop rejection at its source.<p>Researchers have identified a previously hidden link between our immune system and the activation of cells that …

Whose shell is this? Neuroscientists selectively wipe specific snail memories

“It’s <i>Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind</i>, but with snails” sounds like a desperate Friday afternoon pitch meeting at Pixar, where everyone’s a bit …

Neuroscience

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

A New Type Of Drug Could One Day Treat Pain, Memory Loss And Nicotine Addiction

A breakthrough in understanding brain receptors may soon lead to a new class of drugs.<p>Pain, memory problems and nicotine addiction are formidable problems that have quite different consequences. But in terms of what’s happening in the brain that causes people to suffer from each, they share a close …

Neuroscience

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

E3 2017: schedule and press conference live streams

E3 is nigh<p>It’s Tuesday and tonight Nintendo is taking the stage at E3. Here’s what we expect of Nintendo.<p>EA Play kicked off E3 and we’ve rounded up the best announcements from their E3 event. We’ve also put together all their trailers from EA Play.<p>On Sunday, Microsoft finally unveiled the official …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Creativity

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

5 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said.<p>The attack largely infected networks that used out-of-date software, such as Windows XP, which …

Cybersecurity

Video Games Are Better Than Sex for Relieving Stress: Study

Researchers at the University College London found that video gaming is one the most popular and effective ways for men to relieve stress. For most …

White House calls emergency meetings as global cyberattack spreads

The Trump administration hastily called emergency meetings Friday and Saturday to contain fallout from the ongoing global ransomware campaign that has now hit victims in at least 150 countries, including the U.S.<p>On Friday, when the attacks started spreading throughout Europe and Asia, White House …

Cybersecurity

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

CRISPR kills HIV and eats Zika 'like Pac-man'. Its next target? Cancer

There’s a biological revolution underway and its name is CRISPR.<p>Genetically-modified humans: what is CRISPR and how does it work?<p>WIRED …

Genetics

IBM Predicts Demand For Data Scientists Will Soar 28% By 2020

• Jobs requiring machine learning skills are paying an average of $114,000. Advertised data scientist jobs pay an average of $105,000 and advertised data engineering jobs pay an average of $117,000.<br>• 59% of all Data Science and Analytics (DSA) job demand is in Finance and Insurance, Professional …

Big Data

How to Open Eyes Through Retouching

Most people have one eye that is slightly more closed than the other, and it does show in photos more than when you are just looking at the person. …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Many people spend their 20s getting some unhealthy behaviours out of their system — like sleeping until 2 p.m. on Saturdays and spending all their …

This Robot Completes a 2-Hour Brain Surgery Procedure in Just 2.5 Minutes

Doc Bot<p>Brain surgery is precision business, and one slip can spell doom for affected patients. Even in one of the most skilled jobs in the world, …

I'm sick of hearing the same sad excuse for the lack of minorities in gaming

Video game developers have a serious diversity problem — and the excuses aren't going to cut it anymore.<p>A 2016 survey from the International Game …

McLaren launches eSports contest for F1 simulator role

McLaren is to offer a job as a Formula 1 simulator driver to the winner of a new eSports competition it has launched in conjunction with renowned …

3 Common Habits That Are Ruining Your Relationship

It’s the little, daily things that actually bring us down.<p>Want to be prepared push back against the decline in satisfaction that marriage research …