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'Bloodborne' May Be The PS4's Salvation In 2015

At the start of this year, it seemed like it was going to be a killer 2015 for Sony. As we saw at their winter “PlayStation Experience” event, the message was simple, a slow start for the PS4 was about to give away to a flood of great exclusives the following year. The most anticipated three Sony …

Tomb Raider

New Apple TV Hardware May Finally See The Light Of Day

After years of rumors, Apple may finally be getting serious about the TV.<p>Apple is prepping for a hardware refresh of its Apple TV, the tech giant’s set-top box, according to BuzzFeed, which cites anonymous sources. The device, which has been mostly relegated as a “hobby” product in Apple’s device …

Smart TV

New Android feature keeps your phone unlocked while it's in your pocket

Securing your smartphone is a must, but there's no denying that we all unlock our phones dozens of times a day when it simply isn't necessary. Google's hoping to solve that problem with a new Android feature called "on-body detection." Those who are willing to sacrifice some level of security in …

Android News

Help Find The Fungus

Project: Citizen Science Soil Collection Program<p>Do you have a shovel and a few minutes to spare? Then you can help researchers find fungi that could be used to create life-saving drugs.<p>You've seen fungi at the grocery store: mushrooms are a type of fungi that grow in damp soil near trees. You've …

Oklahoma

Here's how silly taking a call on Apple Watch might be

Technically Incorrect: A parody video shows just one of the dilemmas that people might soon be suffering when they have a watch and a phone that take calls.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Technology is there to solve your problems. The …

Gear & Gadgets

'We Need to Limit Free': Major Labels Begin to Question Spotify Model

High-level sources at major labels say the industry is slowly coming around to Taylor Swift's mentality<p>Taylor Swift's criticism of Spotify last fall …

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

Tablets and smartphones may affect social and emotional development, scientists speculate

Journal commentary warns that using a tablet or smartphone to divert a child’s attention could be detrimental to “internal mechanisms of self-regulation”<p>Using a smartphone or iPad to pacify a toddler may impede their ability to learn self-regulation, according to researchers.<p>In a commentary for the …

Mobile Devices

Neil deGrasse Tyson is live-tweeting the Super Bowl with awesome science facts

Because "deflate-gate" shouldn't be the only time we intermingle science talk and football, our favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is live-tweeting the Super Bowl with awesome science facts. Don't worry, he talked about deflated footballs, too.<p>Below is a sampling from the first half. So …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

OnePlus will reveal its 'OxygenOS' February 12th

As Cyanogen moves along a new path (apparently with help from Microsoft) phone maker OnePlus is working on its own flavor of Android, and now it has a name: OxygenOS. Unfortunately, it doesn't have much else beyond promises of going back to the drawing board with software that is "open, …

Fiery star deaths may look different than we thought

Supernovae are the funeral pyres of very massive stars. They forge most of the basic elements we know, including the ones that make up our bodies. But we still don't know exactly how they happen. It's getting a little clearer though, and a new study published today in <i>Science</i> could address part of …

Universe

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …