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Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, And Other Scientists On God: The Existence And Mind Of God [Opinion]

Stephen Hawking and Michio Kaku both speak of God. So did Albert Einstein. Kaku is a believer in intelligent design, but Hawking doesn’t resonate …

Physics

Watch a working concept of a holographic Cortana assistant

To control your home or your local Ring installation<p>When Microsoft unveiled its digital assistant in 2014, it looked to the <i>Halo</i> franchise for inspiration, naming its system Cortana, after Master Chief’s AI companion. One ambitious fan has gone a step further and created his own holographic version …

Living Rooms

After Virgin Galactic's Tragic Setback, Spaceport America Goes to Plan B

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. — When Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up in the skies over California's Mojave Desert eight months ago, killing one pilot and injuring the other, the shock wave was felt more than 600 miles away in New Mexico.<p>The schedule for SpaceShipTwo's future …

Space Travel

GTA 5 mod lets you explore the secret guts of the game's locked buildings

There's a new mod in town that allows PC gamers to explore some of the hidden depths of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5's</i> many previously locked off buildings.<p>Youtuber Newtheft recently posted a video showing off the Open All Interiors mod. The mod is said to open every interior in the game, complete with …

Grand Theft Auto

Obama to push for cheaper, speedier broadband in the US

President Obama today outlined an upcoming executive action to increase US broadband speeds and reduce its cost, something he intends to announce at a speech tomorrow in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and again in his sixth State of the Union address next week.<p>In order to do that, The White House today said …

Net Neutrality

Samsung's virtual reality headset, Gear VR: what you need to know

Samsung's virtual reality headset, dubbed "Gear VR," is available for purchase as of today. For those not following the last three years of virtual reality's return from obscurity, today is a big day: Gear VR is the first virtual reality headset available to general consumers. Though Sony's …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

BioWare stops short of announcing a Mass Effect trilogy remake … but it wants your thoughts

Today is N7 day, BioWare’s annual celebration of its hit action role-playing series Mass Effect, and the topic of a current-gen remake is very much on the table.<p>Aaryn Flynn, general manager at BioWare Edmonton, took to gaming forum NeoGaf last night to get some feedback on what fans would like to …

This Amazing '80s Arcade Is the Best Virtual Reality Trip Yet

The Oculus Rift VR headset can take you to incredible fictional places, like scene from gorgeous movies like <i>Interstellar</i>or <i>Spirited Away</i>. Last night, …

10 Awesome Indie Games of PAX Australia 2014

10 indies from Down Under to get on your radar.<p>This year’s PAX Australia was much bigger and bolder than last year’s, filling out Melbourne’s …