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Forget Fortnite, British studio Automaton Games wants you to battle it out with 1,000 other players thanks to Improbable’s SpatialOS

Mavericks: Proving Grounds is the 400-person shooter with ambitions beyond simply beating Fortnite and PUBG at their own game<p>“Battle royale” games, …

Gaming Industry

Is Fortnite going to be ending soon? Rumours circulate that game is shutting down

Fortnite fans have become worried after a rumour started circulating around Twitter claiming that the game would be shutting down.<p>The fears started …

Gaming Industry

8 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Black holes do not suck.<p>Illustration of a young black hole, such as the two distant dust-free quasars spotted recently by the Spitzer Space Telescope.<p>…

Black Holes

SpaceX is Getting Serious About Its Future BFR Launchpad to Mars

When SpaceX does begin sending people to Mars, the last part of Earth they see from the ground — perhaps ever if it’s a one-way trip — will likely be …

Space Travel

Everyone's Favorite Exoplanet is Probably Totally Screwed

For all intents and purposes, Proxima b is a fine exoplanet. The Earth-like world is only about four light-years away from our pale blue dot. It …

Universe

Can you play Fortnite on Xbox 360 or PS3?

Fortnite has continued to grow in popularity, becoming one of the most played games of the year so far.<p>Last month it had over 3 million concurrent …

Battlegrounds Player Heroically Battles The Ground

<i>PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds</i> forces all of us to make bad decisions sometimes.<p>You might make a bad run for it when pinned between a wall and some …

Gaming

These are the world's newest aircraft carriers

The earliest aircraft carriers in history looked nothing like they do today.<p>They were known as "seaplane tenders" because they could only carry and support seaplanes.<p>These ships, like France's Foudre and Britain's HMS Ark Royal didn't even have large flat decks, because seaplanes could only take …

Military

Kingdom Come Cost over $35 Million, According to Report

On Kickstarter, Kingdom Come Started with Just over $1 Million<p>For an indie title, <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> has been doing incredibly well in the …

PS4 Sale: Tons Of PSN Game Deals From Now Until Mar. 6

Another big sale is now underway on the US PlayStation Store. This week, Sony is holding a Critics' Choice sale, which offers discounts on a ton of acclaimed PS4, PS3, and Vita games through the beginning of next week.<p>As always, PS4 owners have the most deals to choose from, with PS Plus members …

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

Learn Python and you could put yourself on track to make a six-figure salary

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Hypersonic weapons can make virtually all missile defenses useless — and destabilize the world order

The Cold War gave the world intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that could carry nuclear weapons, and cruise missiles that could be launched from ships and aircraft.<p>Now, like a lot of Cold War era military equipment, these weapons are getting a 21st century tune up. But it is not the …

Military

Watch the world’s biggest airplane taxi down a runway as it preps for its first flight

Stratolaunch is a 500,000-pound monster designed to air-launch rockets<p>Stratolaunch, the world’s biggest airplane, hit a new milestone recently, taxiing down the runway at 46 mph. While that may not sound like much, it’s worth watching the video to see this 500,000-pound beast with twin fuselages …

Space Travel

A robotic virtual assistant is heading to the ISS

CIMON Says<p>In recent years many of us have begun to relying on Alexa, Siri, and other virtual assistants to play our music, set our alarms, and …

Moon to have 4G network in 2019 - Xinhua

BERLIN, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- The moon will have its first 4G cell phone network in 2019, the network builder Vadafone said Tuesday.<p>The German branch …

Github Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded

On Wednesday, at about 12:15 pm EST, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once. It was the most powerful …

Toyota Develops World's Most Thermally Efficient 2.0-Liter Engine

The engine is twice as thermally efficient as most other internal combustion engines.<p>Toyota<p>The biggest problem with the internal combustion engine is …

Xbox One Spring Update with 1440p goes live for insiders

Microsoft has just pushed out the Xbox Spring Update to insiders, giving them access to the software that everyone else will get later this year. …

WW2-based Battlefield game reportedly coming this year

The next chapter of the Battlefield series will continue to explore historical wars, according to a report citing inside sources.<p>A new Battlefield game is coming later this year for PCs and consoles, according to VentureBeat, which cites anonymous insider sources. The new EA game will reportedly …

Gaming

This ‘Dumb’ Phone That Can Only Call Or Text Is Exactly What Kids Need

The Light 2 has no apps, only call or text<p>There’s a lot of talk among parents and experts about the right time to get kids a phone. And of course, in …

Putin's nuke boasts are unlikely to change balance of power

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's claim to have developed new strategic weapons impervious to Western defenses seems unlikely to change the balance of global power.<p>Russian nuclear missiles already have the ability to annihilate the U.S., and U.S. defense strategy is based mainly on the deterrent threat of …

Russia

Battlefield 2018 Reportedly Has a Name, Setting

The new Battlefield game coming in 2018 will reportedly be called Battlefield V and be set during World War 2, according to sources familiar with the …

Tonight, There Will Be a 'Worm Moon' - Here's What That Actually Means

No, the Moon doesn't get wriggly.<p>Look up tonight, and you'll see a rare sight: a 'Worm Moon'.<p>It's happening only twice this year. There'll be one …

Monster Hunter World's New Event Quest Adds A Really Weird Helmet

On top of the second Horizon Zero Dawn event that's underway on PS4, a new limited-time quest is now available in Monster Hunter World. Capcom has kicked off the Wiggle Me This Event Quest on both PS4 and Xbox One, and it gives players a chance to create a rather...distinctive headpiece.<p>The Wiggle …

Putin said Russia has developed a new generation of unstoppable nuclear weapons — and showed an animation of them heading for the US

Russia has tested a new generation of nuclear weapons that can't be intercepted and are capable of hitting the US, Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.<p>The Russian president accompanied his announcement with a computer-generated video which showed the missiles arcing towards the US on a map of the world.<p>…

North Korea

Inside the world's largest plane, which has a wingspan longer than a football field and could be used to launch a spaceship the size of a shuttle

The world's largest plane is so big, it needs two fuselages with separate cockpits.<p>It's called the Stratolaunch, and it's designed to launch rockets into space in what is known as low-Earth orbit, which means the spacecraft is between 99 and 1,200 miles above the Earth's surface. (Most space …

Space Exploration

We climbed into an Apache helicopter's cockpit and saw why it's one of the most difficult aircraft to fly

FORT BLISS, Texas — It was a bright, warm day when I walked onto Biggs Army Airfield, surrounded by desert mountains.<p>But it was also loud.<p>I saw Chinook, Blackhawk, and Apache helicopters sprawled across the airfield, many of which were on the ground and being worked on, while a few periodically …

Aviation

Amazon to pay over $1 billion for home security startup Ring: source

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has agreed to buy video doorbell maker Ring, the companies said on Tuesday, in what analysts see as a growing bet on delivering packages inside of shoppers' homes and on home security.<p>The deal valued Ring at more than $1 billion, a source familiar with the matter …

Smart Homes

America's kids are obese and it's getting worse

Junk food, lack of exercise to blame for rise in childhood obesity<p>Obesity is worsening in American kids, researchers reported Monday.<p>And the most severe obesity is hitting more and more very small children — those under the age of 5, they found.<p>Experts blame a society that continues to push junk …

Diabetes