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Microsoft app delivers colorful window to the world for the colorblind

A simple piece of software promises to help some of us regain something many take for granted: the ability to discern differences in a wide range of …

Color Blindness

Samsung is buying Harman in an $8 billion bet on connected cars

The Korean company’s biggest ever acquisition places it at the heart of the car-tech market<p>Samsung has announced this morning it’s buying US audio company Harman in an all-cash deal worth $8 billion. The acquisition is Samsung’s largest ever, and places the electronics company in the vanguard of …

'Minibrains' Could Help Drug Discovery For Zika And For Alzheimer's

Some tiny clusters of brain cells grown in a lab dish are making big news at this week's Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego.<p>Known as "minibrains," these rudimentary networks of cells are small enough to fit on the head of a pin, but already are providing researchers with insights into …

Neuroscience

The most spectacular meteor shower of the year is going to be extra special tonight — here's how to watch

As our planet spins through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet, tiny grain-of-rice-size bits of debris smack into our atmosphere and burn up, sizzling through the sky like shooting stars.<p>The meteor shower runs from July 17 until August 24 this year and will reach its peak in the evening hours of …

The quantum computing era is coming… fast

‘The world is not only queerer than we suppose,” said JBS Haldane. “It is queerer than we <i>can</i> suppose.” Haldane was a biologist and something of a polymath (Peter Medawar, himself a Nobel laureate, described him as “the cleverest man I ever knew”), and whenever I read anything about quantum …

Quantum Computing

Your Favorite Video Games, Damaged by Porn

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, <i>Left 4 Dead</i>, <i>Tomb Raider</i>… Avid Kotaku readers (and/or consumers of adult entertainment) know that actual porn parody movies exist …

Retro Duo Portable NES/SNES Game System

Forget Angry Birds, Let's Crush Some Koopas<p>Portable Game Console Plays Old Nintendo SNES and NES Games<p>Connects to television for big screen gaming<p>Up …

Will High Ping Issues Force Online Gaming Giants To Take On The ISP Industry?

The popularity of online gaming and e-sports has taken off like a rocket in 2015, but the production houses that are stoking the industry’s engines could become victims of their own success.<p>From the introduction of in-game merchandise to new expansions in the storyline and gameplay of the most …

Inside The Hyperloop: transport's mind-boggling new future

"Is there truly a new mode of transport - a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars and boats?"<p>Elon Musk, the founder of Paypal, SpaceX and Tesla …

Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

McLaren has built its final P1 hypercar

Production of the 375th and final car has just been completed, bringing the curtain down on one of the most advanced and dynamically accomplished supercars ever made.<p>It was at the 2012 Paris Auto Show that McLaren first rolled out the P1, which back then will still in the concept stage.<p>The …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

The 10 Greatest Electric-Guitar Players

Jimi Hendrix The greatest of all time? Maybe. No one merged the blues, rock and psychedelia with as much ease or wielded<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …