Conor Neylon

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Disney's making a kids show about a retired 15-year-old eSports player

Disney is bringing a new live-action comedy series to its kid-focused Disney XD network titled <i>Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything</i> that focuses on a pro gamer leaving the eSports circuit and returning to high school.<p>Cameron Boyce, one of the stars of Disney Channel's <i>Jessie</i>, will play Conor, a …

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Cortana, revamped Start menu, and Xbox app

Although Microsoft originally said it would release its new Windows 10 preview next week, the company has launched it today. The January build, as the company is calling this version, includes almost everything the company revealed at its event on Wednesday, including Cortana on the desktop, the …

Apps

Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people, says scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington discovered one in five obese people did not show health problems linked to a poor diet<p>Junk food may not be dangerous for a quarter of people after scientists found some metabolisms appear immune from the impact of an unhealthy diet.<p>Although gaining excess …

Four 2015 Energy Ideas 'Back to the Future' Got (Almost) Right

Hoverboards, flying cars, and auto-fueling are closer than you think, and garbage energy is here.<p>Energy is so cheap and easy in 2015 that we all have flying cars and robot gas attendants. That's not the reality as of New Year's Day, of course, but rather the "future" depicted in the hit 1989 movie</i> …

Why some geckos lose their sticky feet

The gecko's ability to climb walls and ceilings may seem like a superpower -- a gravity-defying skill that scientists and engineers are trying to re-create in a number of different devices, from sticky tape to spaceship-climbing robots.<p>But even the gecko knows when to let a superpower go, according …

New Frog Species Reproduces Like No Other

There’s not really a good time to bring up amphibian mating habits at the dinner table. I figured that I was probably safe given that I was surrounded by scientists, but, all the same, I tried to make sure that no one was raising a fork to their mouths when I blurted out “You guys! There are <i>frogs</i> …

17 Packing Hacks That Will Transform Your Next Move

Save time, save effort, and save your sanity with these genius tips from all over the web<p><b>IN THE BATHROOM</b><p><b>1.</b> Unscrew all bottle caps on lotions, sprays, and gels and place a layer of plastic wrap over the opening before putting the cap back on.<p><b>2.</b> Place binders clip on your razors to save yourself …

Cleaning

New Year, New Habits: 4 Tips for Checking Off To-Do Lists

It's human nature to want to take advantage of the fresh start that a new year brings and really feel some forward momentum. It's easy to get …

Time Management

6 Mistakes You Make When Making Your Bed

A few key fixes can make a difference.<p>Making your bed certainly isn't rocket science, but the difference between a messy display and an especially smooth (and super-inviting) mattress is actually all in the details.<p><b>1. You lay your top sheet pattern-up.</b><p>Placing it pattern-side down is actually the …

How To Refresh Your Living Room In 9 Steps

Ever tempted to snoop around your neighbors' house and change a few things up? Well... Dolley Levan Frearson had this rare opportunity when a family on her block called upon her (and her colleagues at Houston-based decor mecca High Fashion Home) to revamp the entry and front living room of their …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

Steam rings in 2015 with new peak of nearly 8.5M concurrent users

Valve began 2015 in style, hitting a new record high for Steam with 8.47 million concurrent users on Jan. 1, according to the service's stats page.<p>A graph on the page shows a peak of 8,466,441 concurrent users at 12:01 p.m. yesterday. (It's unclear what time zone the graph is using; we've reached …

Sam Raimi admits he 'messed up' Spider-Man 3

Producer, director and writer Sam Raimi is responsible for fantastic cult classics like the Evil Dead series and horror film <i>Drag Me to Hell</i>. But his work is not without its self-admitted mistakes — namely <i>Spider-Man 3 —</i> he said during a recent episode of Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast.<p>"I messed up …

The SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracker watches every move that pro gamers’ peepers make

You can now get a pro gamer’s view of e-sports.<p>Gaming peripheral maker SteelSeries is launching an eye-tracking control system for video game fans today. Based on technology from Tobii Tech, SteelSeries has tailored its SteelSeries Sentry Eye Tracker for e-sports gaming enthusiasts, enabling them …

Eye Tracking

Grand Theft Auto V - Snow in San Andreas - GTA 5 - IGN Video

Take a look at some of the wackiness that ensues when snow falls over San Andreas during the Festive Surprise for GTA Online in Grand Theft Auto 5. …

Watch: Double amputee given world's first shoulder-level mind-controlled arms

Man becomes first double amputee to receive two shoulder-level prosthetic limbs that can be controlled via his mind<p>A <b>US</b> man has made history by becoming the first double amputee to control two shoulder-level prosthetic arms with his mind.<p>A groundbreaking experiment by <b>Johns Hopkins University Applied</b> …

Science Literacy Tips to Pierce the Fog of Modern Truth

Understanding how science uses certain key concepts—selection bias, impact-value, statistical significance, etc.—can make the difference between …

College & University

Brain waves predict which kids will share

Specific brain markers predict generosity in children, report developmental neuroscientists. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social …

Da Vinci 1.0 review: a bargain 3D printer that comes at a cost

Crowdfunding sites have been teasing us with inexpensive 3D printers for a year now. But in the end the first modern desktop 3D printer that costs …

Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …