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19 Reasons The Nintendo 64 Is The Greatest Console Of All Time

N64 is love. N64 is life.

Motorola will now design and build Lenovo phones

Lenovo has begun merging its Mobile Business Group (MBG) into Motorola Mobility and the latter will soon start designing and building phones for its parent company, reports NDTV Gadgets.<p>The move is part of an effort to streamline its product portfolio, following a 51 percent decline in …

LG debuts ‘Rolly’ universal, rollable Bluetooth keyboard

In a press release early this morning, Korean tech giant LG announced that it wants to grab a bigger share of the mobile accessories market. It wants to do so with Rolly Keyboard, a wireless, portable, rollable universal keyboard. Opened, it forms a four-row keyboard with close-to full size keys. …

A new firmware worm can infect Macs without a data connection

Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown.<p>Wired reports that security researchers Xeno Kovah and Trammell Hudson demonstrated a …

Super Typhoon Soudelor strongest storm on Earth this year

Storm roaring across the western Pacific Ocean packing wind gusts up to 220 miles per hour as it heads for Japan, Taiwan and China<p>Super Typhoon Soudelor developed into the world's most powerful storm of the year on Tuesday as it took aim at Japan, Taiwan and China after trashing the Northern …

Weather

Bizarre giant blob found off the coast of Turkey

The clear mass may be a large collection of squid eggs waiting to hatch.<p>In early July, Lutfu Tanriover went on a dive off the coast of Fethiye, his …

Windows 10 and Xbox One: All you need to know about Microsoft console's new dashboard

Windows 10 launches on 29 July 2015, a unified operating system that will power not just PCs but all Microsoft devices – from phones to tablets to …

The director of the short film that inspired 'Pixels' says Adam Sandler’s version 'could have been better'

But what's more remarkable is the short film that inspired it.<p>French filmmaker/artist Patrick Jean created the two-and-a-half minute short, also titled "Pixels," five years ago for $5,000. In it, the classic arcade games of the 1980s travel to New York City and begin to devour it into 8-bit …

Watch in awe as an F-16 fighter jet ascends to 15,000 feet in 20 seconds

One of the most nerve-wracking parts of a flight for many people is takeoff. Once the plane is at cruising altitude, everything’s all right, but …

These tiny fish can survive in volcanoes and they’re the stuff of nightmares

No matter how technologically advanced we are, we keep discovering wondrous and frightening new forms of life. Just recently, a team of scientists …

This crazy basketball trick isn’t an optical illusion — it’s just physics

Drop a basketball from a height, you've got a few flights of stairs to descend to retrieve it and you might even owe an apology to an angry passer-by.<p>But if you give it enough height and add a dash of backspin, you can watch it say GOODBYE, FRIEND as it curves a great distance away from its …

I tried HTC's insane virtual reality headset, and I'm convinced the world is about to change forever

I just tried HTC's virtual reality headset Vive, and I'm certain we're on the precipice of a major change in computing. This is going to change the world as we know it. Really.<p>The HTC Vive was born out of a partnership with Valve, one of the most important gaming companies in the industry: Valve …

One of Mark Zuckerberg's mind-blowing predictions about the future already exists

But one of Zuckerberg's technology dreams is on the verge of coming true: a computer that can describe images in plain English to users.<p>Zuckerberg thinks this machine could have profound changes on how people, especially the vision-impaired, interact with their computers.<p>"If we could build …

Here's How People Make Money From Viral Videos

Andy Warhol famously introduced the idea that someday everyone would be world famous for 15 minutes. But if the pop artist had lived long enough to …

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker has said.<p>The man died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100km (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.<p>The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the …

Automotive Industry

'Horizon' could be 2016's most beautiful video game

Gallery: 'Horizon' could be 2016's most beautiful video game<p>Gallery: 'Horizon' could be 2016's most beautiful video game<p>+ 4<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>E3 defines the …

A crazy new theory solves 40-year-old mystery about what happens inside of a black hole

What happens once you cross this threshold is a long-standing mystery that the world's leading scientists have been pondering for decades with little headway.<p>Now, a recent paper presented at a conference in Paris this week has proposed a solution by looking at black holes in a completely different …

PlayStation 5 Release Date And Other Rumors

As the PlayStation 4 continues to outsell Microsoft’s Xbox One, there are rumors that Sony is already working on the PlayStation 5 behind the scenes. …

This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air

Autodesk and MX3D have teamed up on a robot that can actually “draw” city infrastructure, on location and without human intervention.<p>In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He’ll hit an “on” button. He’ll walk away. And when he comes back two …

That'll be 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars, please

Zimbabwe's central bank scraps old currency at the exchange rate of $1 for 35,000,000,000,000,000 old dollars<p>Zimbabweans will start exchanging 'quadrillions' of local dollars for a few US dollars next week, as President Robert Mugabe's government discards its virtually worthless national currency, …

Africa

New Photos Of Mysterious Bright Spots On Ceres Are The Sharpest Yet

Those weird bright spots on Ceres just got... even weirder.<p>NASA on Wednesday released new photos of the dwarf planet, which sits between Mars and Jupiter in our solar system's asteroid belt. The images show the faraway world's cratered surface -- and a mysterious cluster of glowing spots -- in …

The U.S. Wants To Trade With A Country Where Slavery Looks Like This

Malaysia's grim human rights record has become a problem for the Obama administration as it tries to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a wide-ranging trade pact between the U.S., Malaysia and 10 other countries that border the Pacific Ocean.<p>Last week, the Senate passed legislation to bar the …

Glitch causes iOS to choke when certain non-Latin script is sent in a text message, causing the device to crash<p>A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message.<p>The bug – discovered by several Reddit users – means that when …

Apps

Watch 9 minutes of Assassin's Creed Syndicate gameplay

Now with vehicles!<p>This alpha footage of <i>Assassin's Creed Syndicate</i> doesn't impress quite the way the E3 footage for A<i>ssassin's Creed Unity</i> did. Then again, <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> proved a fancy preview doesn't guarantee a great game.<p>The 9-minute gameplay demonstration shows a handful of <i>Assassin's</i> …

Meet the Newest State of Matter

Jahn–Teller metals offer new hope for high-temperature superconductivity.<p>It's only slightly less exciting than it sounds: a new state of matter. The discovery, which comes courtesy of an international team led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan, offers a novel material with an …

GTA 5 mod lets you explore the secret guts of the game's locked buildings

There's a new mod in town that allows PC gamers to explore some of the hidden depths of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5's</i> many previously locked off buildings.<p>Youtuber Newtheft recently posted a video showing off the Open All Interiors mod. The mod is said to open every interior in the game, complete with …

Official Call of Duty®: Black Ops III "Ember" Tease

Call of Duty