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Create your own Adventure Time game in this great iOS app

Cartoon Network’s <i>Adventure Time</i> isn’t just a popular kids’ show, it presents one of the richest and most surreal animated landscapes I can remember seeing on a TV show.<p>In other words, it’s perfect for sparking and unlocking young people’s imagination and creativity.<p>That’s the concept behind the …

A Millennial’s Guide to the Nineties

From Whitewater to Troopergate, here’s everything you don’t remember about the Clintons.<p>Hey! Remember the ’90s? If you’re like me (a millennial), you were probably too hopped up on Capri Sun and Go-Gurt to retain more than bits and pieces. Well, Important Things were happening. And judging by how …

Government

New Nordic diet: should you eat like a Viking to lose weight?

Traditional Scandinavian diet rich in berries, game and wholegrains heralded as the next big diet trend<p>If you thought the paleo or "caveman" diet was strange, then look away now. Because next year’s big food trend could be to eat like a Viking.<p>The “New Nordic diet”, which is rich in traditional …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522272000_5f081ae367adf46381a9fcb8aa6e601b<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

Gear Guide: How To Stream Like A Pro Gamer

Doritos not included<p>During the broadcast of its championship match, <i>League of Legends</i>, one of the most played video games in the world, typically attracts more than 30 million viewers. That audience is more than triple the 8.3 million who tuned in to the MTV Video Music Awards last year. So it’s not …

MTV Video Music Awards

Canada's best and worst online brokers in 2014

Never have more storylines been packed into an annual Globe and Mail ranking of online brokers.<p>Qtrade retakes the top spot after a two-year reign by Virtual Brokers, which dropped to the No. 2 spot by just a narrow margin. TD Direct Investing, a broker heavyweight gone to seed in recent years, is …

‘Duet Display’ Download Now Live, Turns iPad into Extra Touchscreen Display

Earlier this week we told you about Duet Display, a new app made by ex-Apple engineers which allows you to turn your iPhone or iPad into an extra …

'Deep learning' computers cast new light on DNA

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new way to read the human genome, which could answer stubborn questions about how flaws in …

Genetics

Indiegogo users fund Jolla's newest tablet in two hours

It’s been a while since we heard from Jolla, the Finnish company founded by former members of Nokia’s MeeGo team. The company spent last year making …

Listen To Pink Floyd's Ethereal New Song 'Allons-y (1)'

The track comes from the band's upcoming LP 'The Endless River'<p>Pink Floyd's new album <i>The Endless River</i> is coming out in one week, but those who can't …

Can We Hack Our Vision To See Infrared With The Naked Eye?

A team of biohackers is attempting to modify the human sensory spectrum.<p>“Can you imagine a color you’ve never seen?” Jeffrey Tibbetts asks, looking directly into the Skype camera. We would like to think that we can, of course, that our imaginations are limitless. But the answer, no matter how much …

New York City

Rogers and Bell now forcing customers on to share plans with new hardware upgrades

DARPA is funding the development of a soft, fabric-based exoskeleton

When someone says "exoskeleton," it's easy to imagine a clunky contraption made of metal, like the one we typically see in the news courtesy of various research groups, or in movies like <i>Edge of Tomorrow</i>. The exoskeleton that Harvard's Wyss Institute is developing, though, doesn't look like it was …

3D-Printed Robot

OK, Imagine this: you want a robot to fetch you a cold beer from the fridge? There’s an app for that. You want a robot to play Legos and make fart …

Maker Faire

New Time Travel Simulation May Resolve 'Grandfather Paradox'

On June 28, 2009, the world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking threw a party at the University of Cambridge, complete with balloons, hors d'oeuvres and iced champagne. Everyone was invited but no one showed up. Hawking had expected as much, because he only sent out invitations after his party had …

Mind Reading? Brain-to-Brain Message Sent From India to Paris

In an experiment that sounds more like science fiction than reality, two humans were able to send greetings to each other using only a digital connection linking their brains.<p>Using noninvasive means, researchers made brain recordings of a person in India thinking the words "hola" and "ciao," and …

The Brain

6 Minutes of the Legacy of Kain Inspired Nosgoth - PAX Prime 2014 - IGN Video

Vampires vs. humans in a death match style game inspired by the Legacy of Kain series. Designer Corey takes us through it.

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition is coming soon to iPad, iPhone and Mac

Beamdog Entertainment is a team of ex-Bioware and Black Isle developers who specialize on taking classic Infinity Engine RPGs and updating them for modern devices, like the Mac or iPad. First, they did it for <i>Baldur’s Gate</i> and <i>Baldur’s Gate II</i> and now they are doing it with <i>Icewind Dale: Enhanced</i> …

Sapphire vs. Gorilla Glass Durability Tests

The folks over at <i>uBreakiFix</i> have compared the impact resistance, scratch resistance and strength of sapphire glass with Gorilla Glass in a series of …

Mobile Technology

MIT Study Shows People Would Rather Take Orders From A Robot Than Their Boss

Not only do human participants prefer taking robo-orders when it comes to tackling a manufacturing task, but the robot ended up leading the team in a more productive manner than the humans could. From MIT:<p>The fully-autonomous condition proved to be not only the most effective for the task, but also …

Robotics

Bill Nye Fights Back

How a mild-mannered children’s celebrity plans to save science in America—or go down swinging.<p><i>Photographs by F. Scott Schafer</i><p>Let’s say that I am, through my actions, doomed, and that I will go to hell,” Bill Nye said. He was prepping for a Super Bowl party and making pizza dough from a recipe given …

Smartglasses get smarter with Myo gesture control armband

Wearable tech’s dynamic duo is here!<p>Thalmic Labs has officially announced the ability to integrate its gesture control armband, Myo, with …

Cinnamon may be used to halt the progression of Parkinson's disease

Neurological scientists at Rush University Medical Center have found that using cinnamon, a common food spice and flavoring material, can reverse the …

DNA methylation involved in Alzheimer's disease

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Rush University Medical Center, reveals how early changes in brain DNA …

Acer's Aspire Switch 10 hits general Canadian availability this weekend

Acer’s Aspire Switch 10 was announced last spring for Canada and the U.S. and though the tablet has been spotted at several retailers, it still …

Stem cell research gets huge boost from Australian zebrafish discovery

Medical breakthrough as researchers uncover the mystery of how hematopoietic stem cells form<p>Australian researchers studying zebrafish have made one of the most significant ever discoveries in stem cell research.<p>They have uncovered the mystery of how a critical type of stem cell found in blood and …

Real Transformers? Self-assembling paper robots invented

Robots invented by MIT and Harvard researchers cost $100 to make<p>In what may be the birth of cheap, easy-to-make robots, researchers have created …

Robot Attempting to Hitchhike Across Canada, Relying on Humans for Survival

A Canadian-made robot is attempting to hitchhike across the country without supervision from its human creators.<p>Conceived in Ontario from the minds …

Canada

Could We Ever Build an Artificial World?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PM explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Death Star and replica planets.<p><b>Name:</b> Artificial world<p><b>Selected Science Fiction Portrayals:</b> The two Death Stars from the <i>Star</i> …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …