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Scientists Have Discovered an 'Off' Switch For The Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing Tool

Important.<p>A lot has been written about CRISPR over the past year. The powerful gene editing tool can quickly and easily 'cut and paste' genes, which …

A multi-material 3D printer that can create embedded circuit boards

Next Dynamics couldn’t find a print head to their liking, so they went ahead and built a new one, a fairly bold move in an industry where even some of the biggest names outsource that technology to companies like Xerox and Ricoh.<p>The result is lower costs (print heads comprise a disproportionate …

Sony made the best noise cancelling headphones ever

After testing the Bose QC35 for my review five months ago, I was completely sold on them. They’re comfortable, look great and are the best at blocking out sound. Bose might not be an audiophiles’ choice, but the noise cancellation technology it uses for its QuietComfort series of products has never …

Consumer Tech

AT&T plans to offer super-fast internet using power lines

Project AirGig is a novel approach to deliver connectivity. AT&T plans to hold trials next year.<p>Internet access could soon be synonymous with electricity in AT&T's latest project.<p>The Dallas telecommunications giant on Tuesday revealed Project AirGig, which aims to deliver "low-cost, multi-gigabit …

Internet of Things

18-year-old woman sentenced to 40 years in murder of gamer over a PlayStation 4

Daniel Zeitz listed his PlayStation 4 for $280 on Craigslist.<p>He had three names of potential buyers to choose from, and he chose one. The avid gamer who was part of a professional gaming team would meet his potential buyer in the parking lot of his Roswell, Ga., apartment building to complete the …

Crime

Xbox One S has ‘additional processing power’ over original model

Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox One S console yesterday, and now details are starting to surface about exactly what has changed inside. In an interview with <i>Polygon</i>, The Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson revealed that the new Xbox One S has additional raw GPU and CPU power compared to the original …

Google's new Spaces app mixes chat, YouTube, and Chrome

With Google+ dying a slow death, Google has been looking for other ways to help users share content online. Its latest attempt is a new standalone app for group discussions on specific topics called Spaces.<p>It’s simple enough: you create a ‘Space’ dedicated to a particular interest, and then invite …

Apps

Use your smartwatch as a camera remote for your phone - Android customization

Are you following along our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series? We took a look at IF and DO from IFTTT, but it’s time to get into some more basic stuff, like using your smartwatch as a camera remote for your Android phone or tablet.<p>The idea today is pretty simple, as are the …

Android News

So what to make of 'Batman v Superman's' box-office plummet?

Few box-office indicators are more confounding than the second-weekend drop.<p>On the one hand, the drop -- the percentage of box-office dollars by which a release falls in its second weekend -- connotes that a film is neither good enough, nor has a fan base deep enough, to sustain itself beyond a …

Comic Books

Play this 3D Remake of Original 'The Legend of Zelda' in Your iOS Browser Before Nintendo Drops the Ban Hammer

The Legend of Zelda originally released on the NES in 1986, and went on to become one of the most successful and popular video game series on the …

Retrogaming

The Division's 'high-end backpack' glitch getting fixed with next update

No more infinite loading screens and lockouts!<p>Ubisoft will deploy a patch for a major glitch in <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i> as part of the game's upcoming update, according to the company's support forum. Update 1.1, launching across PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on April 12, will fix an …

Mobile game Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ gets a U.S. release date

Maybe this will make the wait for Kingdom Hearts III a little more tolerable.<p>Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ, a mobile game based on the popular series that combines Disney worlds and characters with role-playing mechanics and recognizable faces from Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise, will come out …

Quantum Break Looks Beautiful On Xbox One, 720p Or Not

In a few weeks, we get to see <i>Uncharted 4</i> on PS4, but one of the most impressive graphical showcases I’ve seen yet this console generation is already here, and it’s on Xbox One. <i>Quantum Break</i> is one of the strangest games I’ve played in a while, and I’ll have a full review soon. For right now, …

Newly Discovered State of Matter Could Be a Breakthrough for Quantum Computing

Quantum spin liquids seem to defy the laws of nature.<p>Physicists have finally detected the existence of a mysterious new state of matter known as quantum spin liquid in a real material.<p>This new discovery is not only exciting in its own right, it presents vast possibilities for the future of quantum …

11 Indie Games That You Wont Want To Stop Playing

Get ready to lose all your free time.

Indie Gaming

The ‘darker link’ between ancient human sacrifice and our modern world

In Japan, it was said that sacrificing a woman at a rushing river would placate the spirit who lived there, allowing for the construction of bridges and the safe passage of boats. In Greek myth, the warrior king Agamemnon decides to kill his own daughter in exchange for a favorable wind on the way …

Anthropology

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

Augmented Reality

7 Homemade Infused Simple Syrups to Stock Your Spring Bar

Prepare for an impromptu spring cocktail party!<p>When the weather starts to warm and herb gardens come to life, it’s time to put away the dark, …

The Science of Memory: How to Effortlessly Boost Your Retention and Recall

There's an easy way to improve your memory, but don't take my word for it - here's the research.<p>Have you ever had trouble remembering names? I know I have. There's nothing more embarrassing than having someone who "knows you" start a conversation while you're running through your mental Rolodex and …

Science: You’re Not a Grammar Snob, You’re a Grammar Jerk

When you point out an error in someone else's work, you might be a jerk.<p>I admit it: I'm the queen of typos. It's not that I don't know the difference between "you're" and "your," it's just that sometimes my fingers type faster than my brain. When I proofread my own stuff, I don't always spot the …

A Giant Hydrogen Cloud Is Heading Toward the Milky Way

A vast formation of hydrogen gas is heading toward the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers from the Hubble Space Telescope say, but it won’t reach our …

Father charged after girl, 12, is killed by police constable

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of a 12-year-old has been charged with homicide after the girl was accidentally shot to death by a police constable in Pennsylvania, authorities said.<p>Ciara Meyer was killed by a police constable who was serving eviction papers at their apartment in Perry County on January …

Turner Broadcasting

Extremely Rare Gemstone Could Prove That There's an Ocean Hidden Deep Inside Earth

Researchers believe that deep below the Earth's surface lies an ocean of water. This might sound like something straight out of a science fiction movie, but thanks to a tiny, extremely rare gemstone, there's cause to believe the seemingly impossible exists. The special stone is called ringwoodite, …

Earth Science

8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

Philosophy goes where hard science can't, or won't. Philosophers have a license to speculate about everything from metaphysics to morality, and this …

A 4-inch iPhone 6 would be welcomed by many users (but will Apple deliver?)

Have you noticed how many iPhone 4 series and iPhone 5 series phones are still in use in the wild? I see them everywhere.<p>Apple has no doubt noticed that lots of users of these smaller phones have not upgraded to the iPhone 6, and that’s got to be a source of concern.<p>Some people say the smaller …

Mobile Technology

Sony brings a huge update to PS4 tomorrow

A major software update coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow will bring a number of requested features to the system that Sony says will enhance the social aspects of its console.<p>The update, which is codenamed "Yukimura," includes a new suspend/resume feature that will allow gamers to jump in and out …

Gaming

Why VR is suddenly cool again after the terrible gadgets of the 1990s

Living in virtual insanity<p>I won't forget my childhood disappointment with virtual reality. For a little boy obsessed with video games, VR represented a spectacular not-so-distant future in which I'd experience professional football, dragon hunting, zombie killing, and countless other fantasies as …

Descent Sequel Raises Over $100K in One Day

It's been more than 15 years since we saw the last entry in the Descent franchise. Now, after all that time, game design veteran Eric "Wingman" Peterson is turning to Kickstarter to get funding for Descent: Underground. The team is looking for a total of $600,000 to "reinvent the classic PC game… …

Unreal Engine

Xbox One March update rolling out, includes screenshots, friend suggestions and more

The latest system update for Xbox One is rolling out now via Xbox Live, Microsoft confirmed today. The March update for Xbox One includes the long-awaited option to take screenshots and then upload them, share them to Twitter and use them as the background of your system's dashboard.<p>The update also …