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Gaming in Virtual Reality Could Be the Very Real Death of You

It's no secret that games can kill people. And VR gaming, with its massively increased feeling of immersion, its total shutting out of the real world, could continue these sad stories.<p>You've not heard from one of your friends for days. It's Friday, and you usually head for a beer (ha, <i>a</i> beer, …

The 'Star Wars' holographic chess game is nearly a reality

"Let's be real: Any article you read about Magic Leap or any AR platform, the first thing they talk about is Holochess."<p>That's Mike Levine, the former senior effects specialist at LucasArts and the current CEO of mobile game developer Happy Giant. Levine is working on a new project with Corey …

Star Wars

Lasers could 'cloak Earth from aliens'

<b>We should shine lasers into space if we want to hide our presence from aliens, two US-based astronomers suggest.</b><p>The beams could compensate for the dip in light the Earth creates when it passes in front of the Sun, as viewed from far-off worlds, they contend.<p>A number of researchers have questioned …

‘Mozart’ technique offers 3D real-time view of cells

Scientists have many tools at their disposal for looking at preserved tissue under a microscope in incredible detail, or peering into the living body …

Nanotech

Newest Apple iPhone is expected to be smaller, reversing the trend

When Apple in 2014 released its largest-ever iPhones — the 6 and 6 Plus — it followed a trend set by Samsung and other Android phone-makers.<p>Since then, big has become the new normal.<p>But with the rumor mill buzzing about Apple's supposed plans Monday to unveil a new, lower-cost iPhone measuring just …

Mobile Technology

AMD Announces "Absolutely Most Powerful Graphics Card in the World"

Today during the Game Developers Conference, AMD announced the Radeon Pro Duo, which it's calling "the world's first content creation platform aimed squarely at the VR developer." This takes the form of a dual-GPU featuring two Fury X-class graphics cards running side by side, making it "absolutely …

No tech allowed! Your gadgets aren't welcome here

Lit by a single bulb in the hipster neighborhood of Chicago known as Wicker Park, a signless establishment beckons thirsty clientele with craft cocktails. A taste of exotic ingredients like beet syrup and huckleberry bitters comes at a price: When you're here, you can't use your phone.<p>That's the …

San Antonio

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

Best Smart TV OS: Android TV vs Firefox TV vs Tizen vs WebOS

By David Nield<p>If you're in the market for a new smart TV, it's going to come running an operating system - just like your laptop or your smartphone. …

Does this 'flying saucer' French coin from the 1680s show an alien UFO?

Does this mysterious 'flying saucer' French coin from the 1680s show an alien UFO visiting Earth?<p><b>Ancient jeton has inscription of circular object,</b> …

‘First ever alien voice recording transmitted to NASA’s Mars Rover’

<b>A spaceship finally entered interstellar space for the first time in 2012.</b><p>But what you may not have known is that the Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched …

Space Exploration

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

UFO hunters claimed to have found ‘recording of an alien reply discovered by NASA'

Is this the voice of an ALIEN? UFO hunters ridiculed online after claiming to have found 'genuine recording of an alien reply discovered by NASA in …

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

Oppo claims new battery tech charges a phone from flat to full in 15 minutes

With no new phones to show off at Mobile World Congress this year, Oppo focused on two new technologies that could make using its upcoming phones much easier.<p>The first, called SuperVOOC, is a fast battery charging technology that gets your phone from 0 to 100 percent charge in a mere 15 minutes, …

Phones

The strangest objects we’ve left on the Moon

The Moon is covered in everything from human waste to gold. Watch the video above to see the oddest items.<p>Humankind has spent a total of 300 hours on the lunar surface, courtesy of the six Apollo missions which landed on the Moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited for a fleeting 21 hours and …

UFO 'spotted tracking the International Space Station' in footage taken from "satellite's own cameras"

This baffling footage said to show a UFO tracking the International Space Station has emerged out of Russia.<p>It apparently shows a space …

Paranormal

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow comes to the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920C)!

When it rains, it pours. That might not be completely applicable here, but Samsung has started rolling out Android 6.0.1 for the Galaxy Note 5, soon …

DIY scratched screen repair: Magic and myths

Cleaning

What NOT to do with your Android device

We read a lot about what we <i>should</i> do with our Android devices to get the most out of them. From increasing battery life to managing our data better, there’s no shortage of solid advice around to make our favorite smartphones and tablets faster, more efficient, and more <i>us</i>. What we don’t see very …

Apps

What a world with 5G will look like

What will a world with 5G look like?<p>Your smartphone will have a faster connection, for sure. But that just scratches the surface of what 5G could be capable of.<p>Everyone in the wireless industry agrees that 5G is coming by the end of the decade. But what will it be used for? That's still up in the …

Virtual Reality

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

Software

3. Have A Constant Pain Or Constant Itch?

Chronic pain and chronic itching are both medically recognised conditions, but which would you rather have?<p>Pain and itching are actually remarkably …

Chronic Pain

People Try Virtual Reality Porn For The First Time

"Is it one size fits all?"

Alien hunters claim to spot massive UFO 'sucking energy from the Sun'

A strange glowing orb has been captured on camera floating around the sun - with UFO hunters claiming it is further proof of aliens.<p>Footage taken …

Microsoft HoloLens UK release date, price and specs: When will the holographic computer hit the consumer market?

Wondering what HoloLens is good for? Here’s a breakdown of Microsoft's AR headset<p>With its formidably futuristic name, the Microsoft HoloLens is …

Indian 'UFO' Identified But Still Very Perplexing

<i>January 28, 2016</i><p>The shoot down of an unidentified craft in India briefly had UFO enthusiasts buzzing but the latest revelations suggest the object …

8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android

While Apple’s iPhones have been my main handsets since shortly after the first model was introduced in 2007, I used to carry an Android phone with me …