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Check out these amazing photos taken in the new 'Grand Theft Auto V'

A new and improved version of <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> launched this week on PS4 and Xbox One, bringing with it beautiful graphics and a crazy new first-person mode. It makes for an intense new gaming experience, but players are also putting down their guns and taking some amazing photos in the more …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Courtney Love: ‘Me and Dave Grohl are totally tight’

'We just picked up where we left off after 20 years of suing each other,' said the Hole …

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Bacteria on Russian ‘sex satellite’ survive reentry

A Russian “sex satellite” mission studying the cosmic reproduction of geckos, flies and bacteria has returned to Earth with the geckos dead but some of its bacteria still alive.<p>Two basalt discs with bacteria samples had been affixed to the outside of a Foton-M satellite that was launched into space …

Groundbreaking Images of a Comet’s Surface Taken by Rosetta’s Philae Probe

On November 12, 2014, history was made as the European Space Agency's Philae probe successfully touched down on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, achieving the very first controlled landing on a comet. For more than a decade, Philae's mothership, the Rosetta spacecraft, has been …

Space

This goofy-looking device makes first-person shooters much more exciting

The Woojer sounds like a stupid gimmick, and it arrives with a sales pitch we've heard before.<p>The product itself is a small box that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of any device, and then you connect your headphones to the Woojer. The hardware works with any device that outputs audio, from your …

Should you pay as much to see Interstellar as The Hobbit?

Until recently, cinema ticket prices operated on a level playing field. Now, however, the Odeon chain has opened a trade war by charging £1 extra for this season’s Hollywood blockbusters. If that’s the case, why not charge <i>less</i> for homegrown films, to give them a fair chance? “A blockbuster can cost …

100 weird objects sent into space

"Send my love to the aliens. All the best, Paul."<p>That was the message from Paul McCartney when, in 2008, Nasa beamed into space the Beatles song Across the Universe via its Deep Space Network.<p>The Beatles song is travelling across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second to reach North …

Rosetta mission lander detects organic molecules on surface of comet

The Philae lander has found organic molecules – which are essential for life – on the surface of the comet where it touched down last week.<p>The spacecraft managed to beam back evidence of the carbon and hydrogen–containing chemicals shortly before it entered hibernation mode to conserve falling …

What is my 1984 Band Aid single worth?

The charity single has driven demand for Band Aid records and knicknacks from the 1980s. Telegraph Money looks at the "reunion effect" on the value of old records<p>The latest Band Aid single raised £1m for the fight against Ebola within just five minutes of being launched - but worthy charities may …

Microsoft is giving away free games, movies and more for Xbox One's first birthday

Some Xbox One early adopters are going to get a bunch of free goodies from Microsoft as the console celebrates its first anniversary this weekend. Microsoft is giving away free movies, themes, games and consoles to its more dedicated fans.<p>To celebrate the Xbox One's birthday on Nov. 22, Microsoft …

'GTA 5' Has Way More Foliage On PS4 Than Xbox One

Last-gen megahit GTA 5 came out on PS4 and Xbox One yesterday promising entirely revamped graphics worthy of the new machines. And with that, we play the familiar game of looking at just how well the two different versions run. The results are interesting: at first, they don’t appear to point to a …

How I Used a Paint Can to Forge a Rugged Knife [Video]

Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.<p>Before bows and arrows, language, and even vertical foreheads, some of our ancestors survived by industriously chipping rocks into sharp tools. Today we take metal knives for granted, yet few are made to survive a world …

Crossbows

IVF technique that tests embryos for genetic disorders has first success

Doctors in London have reported the first pregnancy in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for genetic disorders before they are implanted.<p>The technique allows doctors to select embryos that are free of dangerous mutations carried by one or both parents even if the precise nature of …

Learn how to copy, and know when to steal

There are developers and publishers finding huge success with brand-new ideas, but the majority of profitable games take proven ideas and add a bit of spin to them to find an audience.<p>There's nothing wrong with copying the work of other games, or other genres, the important thing is to know why …

HBO documentary examines addiction, ethics of game design in shadow of child's death

Her name means love in Korean.<p>Three-month-old Sarang died in her sleep of malnutrition. The five-and-a-half pound baby wasted away while her parents spent their nights playing <i>Prius Online,</i> raising a virtual child in a Korean cyber cafe as they neglected their real one at home.<p><i>Love Child</i>, a …

How Dota 2 and The International Changed Valve Forever

eSports, The International, and the community give the developer a new focus.<p>Valve’s Erik Johnson doesn’t speak about Dota 2 like it’s a video game. …

Here’s why Amazon has become a major player in games (interview)

Bit by bit, Amazon has become a game company. The world’s largest e-commerce vendor bought its first game studio, Reflexive Entertainment, six years ago. In 2011, it launched its Android Appstore with thousands of apps, including games. In 2012, it launched its first mobile games produced by its …

Why Shadow of Mordor's undead Elven hero and sexy Sauron are such a big deal

Monolith Productions revealed that <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i>'s mysterious Wraith character is Celebrimbor, the original forger of the Rings of Power in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.<p>Celebrimbor does not appear in the <i>The Hobbit</i> or <i>The Lord of the Rings,</i> which means most of Tolkien's …

Dota 2 needs a white flag

I don't think Newbee felt like they had accomplished any less because they weren't allowed to do victory laps outside of second-place finishers ViCi's base<p>I have spent more hours stuck in games of <i>Dota 2</i> that I couldn't possibly win than I've <i>played</i> any other game this year.<p>Let me rewind for a …

The Steam Achievement That Nobody Unlocked

Some achievements are too easy, at times only requiring players to do mundane things like pressing start. Some achievements pose an actual challenge …

Raptr wants gamers to broadcast to Twitch through its network and nowhere else

Thousands of people use services like Twitch and Ustream to broadcast live gameplay video to the Web, and one of the biggest social networks for gamers is looking to improve its livestreaming and recording tools to increase its appeal with PC gamers.<p>Raptr revealed today that it is upgrading its PC …

Professional Gaming Is Hard

Pro-gamers dedicate long hours honing their skills to compete on a world class level. According to one team manager, in the world of <i>Dota</i>, the stress …

August's Games With Gold Selection: Dishonored and More

The next four free games for LIVE subscribers to look forward to are Dishonored, Crimson Dragon, Motocross Madness, and Strike Suit Zero. Here's the …

Ignored Comic-Con This Weekend? Here Are The 10 Most Important Things You Missed.

San Diego Comic-Con is suffocating, even when you’re 3,000 miles away. So, for next year, rather than try to literally beat the crowds in California or stay hunched over your laptop waiting for the latest Batman NUGGET to drop, might I suggest ignoring all things NERDDDDDD until Monday, when all …

Before you back Britain’s fracking boom, drill down into the details

The British shale industry still has a very long way to go, making any investment extremely high-risk<p>The potential returns for an investor in the UK fracking industry are mouth- watering. Britain’s reserves of gas and oil trapped within layers of shale rock could be worth billions of pounds, …

Fracking Now Officially a Word

Fracking, noun, "the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources (such as oil or natural gas)," made it into the annals of proper language along with 149 other words that were added to Merriam-Webster's online and Collegiate dictionaries.<p>"One of the …