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Soon You'll Be Able to Control Assassin's Creed with Your Eyes

It may sound like something out of a sci-fi flick, but Swedish tech company Tobii has just<p>It may sound like something out of a sci-fi flick, but …

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket launch and landing this weekend

A 22-story-tall Falcon 9 rocket will lift off out of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida a couple of minutes after sunset, at 6:10 ET. And within a half hour or so after take-off, the rocket will return from space and attempt to guide its way, using GPS tracking, onto a droneship in the …

Space Travel

The Apple Watch Will Be Released in April

Apple’s long-awaited smart watch will ship in April, company CEO Tim Cook told investors on a conference call Tuesday after Apple posted its latest …

TI's super-slim graphing calculator shows that math can be stylish

Who said that graphing calculators were dead in the smartphone era? Certainly not Texas Instruments -- if anything, it's showing that there's still plenty of life left in dedicated math machines. Its new TI-84 Plus CE is 30 percent thinner and 30 percent lighter than the regular Plus, making for a …

Mathematics

There's a functional $1 million mech robot for sale on Amazon

<i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> journalist Brad Stone billed Amazon as "The Everything Store" in his 2013 book about the company. Now, here's irrefutable proof: if you have ¥120,000,000 (about $1,020,000) handy, you can currently buy a rideable mech robot through Amazon Japan.<p>Completely normal and unassuming<p>…

You can buy a giant mech suit on Amazon Japan for $1 million

We've been tracking the Kuratas mech suit -- a 13-foot-tall tribute to anime fandom that you can actually ride -- for a few years, but now it looks it's finally ready up for order on Amazon Japan. That is, if you've got $1 million ... and live in the Kyoto region of Japan. Oh, and you better be …

Google Glass can return – but it must clear four big hurdles first

If Google still wishes to make Glass a genuine consumer-focused gadget, rather than a niche-interest product, here’s what it has to fix<p>Congratulations to Google Glass: production may have been halted on its current form, but it will return – and this time as a fully fledged product.<p>Graduating from …

Google Glass

NASA probe to arrive at Pluto carrying ashes of Clyde Tombaugh

NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet carrying the astrophysicist’s ashes<p>When Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto in 1930 he could never have imagined that the icy world would one day be his final resting place.<p>But this week NASA’s New Horizons probe will arrive at the dwarf-planet …

Researchers Enlist Internet Users To Help Monitor Penguins

Penguin Watch lets people around the world further science by looking at images of the adorable birds in the wild. Researcher Caitlin Black tells NPR's Rachel Martin how you can help from your chair.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.<p>The 2005 film …

15 best Android multiplayer games

Android gaming has been steadily getting better. Before, we had simple puzzle games and we could invite our Facebook contacts to be our friends in games. Multiplayer games used to mean just leaderboards. There are now a ton of games that support actual multiplayer play, including real time co-op or …

Spider-Man 3 'didn't work' says director Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi has admitted he “messed up plenty” on Spider-Man 3, Tobey Maguire’s final turn as the masked superhero which failed to gain traction with critics in 2007.<p>Raimi, who has previously blamed studio Sony for the disappointing end to his reign as Spider-Man director, told the Nerdist podcast he …

Why methane on Mars has reignited our quest for life on other planets

The existence of life beyond Earth is a prospect so profound that few others could be more deserving of Carl Sagan’s caution that extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence. What else competes? Proof of God? Proof that we are, as an Oxford professor has speculated, hapless characters in a …

Minecraft: Story Mode spin-off game announced by Mojang

Fans of the block-building phenomenon Minecraft will soon have a new way to explore the game’s chunky universe. Developer Mojang has announced that a new spin-off title, Minecraft: Story Mode, is in development.<p>The narrative-driven adventure series is being created by TellTale Games, a specialist …

This ISS Wrench Is the First Tool 3D Printed in Space

NASA just emailed a wrench into orbit.<p><i>(Photo Credit: NASA)</i><p>The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has moved up from printing faceplates to printing up the first tool manufactured in orbit.<p>Astronaut and ISS commander Barry Wilmore needed a socket wrench. Rather than wait for the next …

September was a big month for Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Destiny and PS4

<i>Destiny</i> was the bestselling video game in the United States last month, according to estimates from the NPD Group, and Sony Computer Entertainment America says Bungie's game helped nearly triple PlayStation 4 sales for the month.<p>A statement from Nintendo of America says one of its games, <i>Super Smash</i> …

Toyota Developing Radical 3-D Head-Up Display for Production

Toyota spends $1 million per hour on R&D, and you should be thrilled to hear that not all of it is spent on boring stuff such as squeezing another mile per gallon out of tomorrow’s Prius. One such less-boring innovation is a 3-D head-up display (HUD) being developed—and slated for production—by …

Dota 2 champs will be paid way more than Super Bowl, World Series players

There are a number of ways to frame the size of the prize pool for The International — the world championships for <i>Dota 2</i>, taking place this weekend. Perhaps the best is this: The oldest major golf championship is being contested at the same time, for less money.<p><i>Dota 2</i>'s combined prize pool, funded …

The 'original' Rickroll video has disappeared from YouTube

Rick Astley's velvety vocals have been banished from YouTube. Well, sort of. The "original" copy of Astley's cheesy 1987 pop hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" — perhaps better known as the Rickroll video — has been pulled down from YouTube. It's unclear why the video was removed from the service some …

Video: A Jet-Powered Train That Made History

I'm leaving, on a jet-train...<p>Engineer Don Wetzel always loved trains, ever since his dad took him on trips to Ohio trainyards when he was a kid during the Depression. After joining the Marines, he spent some time as a military pilot, and became familiar with jet engines. In July, 1966, Wetzel …

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Here's Why You Won't Fall Off The World's Tallest Waterslide

Standing taller than Niagara Falls, a new waterslide — appropriately named <i>Verrückt</i>, which means "insane" in German — opened on Thursday (July 10) in Kansas City, Kansas.<p>The slide stands 168 feet 7 inches (about 51 meters) tall, and is now officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the …

Deep-space radio waves 'heard' at opposite points on Earth

A brief burst of radio waves from deep in space has now been picked up and "heard" by astronomers on opposite sides of the Earth.<p>Before you SETI enthusiasts get too excited, it's important to note that there's little reason to believe that the bursts -- only a tiny fraction of a second in duration …

Impatient Chinese Tesla owner decides to build his own charging stations

Tesla owners in China would argue that the electric car manufacturer has been slow in rolling out its charging stations across the country. While recently the company unveiled chargers in Beijing and Shanghai with several dozen more expected, one owner is taking it into his own hands to build Tesla …

Pokemon World – Free Fan-made Pokemon Game Powered By CRYENGINE – Alpha Video Released | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

YouTube’s member ’18T220′ is currently working on a Pokemon game that will be powered by Crytek’s engine and will be released for free. While this …

Pokémon

Samsung forecasts 25% drop in profit

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Profit

Brain's Consciousness 'Sleep Switch' Found By Accident?

Scientists believe they may have accidentally found the key in the human brain that, when turned or tweaked the right way, seems to switch our consciousness on and off.<p>A team led by Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University was working with a patient with epilepsy, placing electrodes …

Study Shows Penguins Endangered By Waning Antarctic Ice

A new study argues emperor penguins should be classified as an endangered species because of shrinking ice. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with scientist Hal Caswell, who co-authored the study.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>You're listening to WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. A study published in …

Building a PC: Everything You Need to Know About GPUs

W<i>ant</i> <i>to build your own gaming PC but don't know where to start? Over the next few weeks, we're bringing you the essential info on how to pick the best PC parts for your budget. This week, we're kicking things off with arguably the most important part of any gaming PC: the GPU.</i><p>So, you've decided to …

Computer Hardware