Ivan Plesakov

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Far Cry 4 fan climbs Mount Everest to play it: ‘It all seems so unreal’

Human bodies are not great at handling altitude. At around 8,000 feet, our lungs stop adjusting to the thin air, and you almost permanently feel out of breath. So Ubisoft decided it would trek up to around 18,000 feet to have one of its fans play some games.<p>To promote the release of open-world …

Three of the most beautiful animated films ever made come to Blu-ray tomorrow

Hayao Miyazaki may be the greatest animation director of our time – now you can see his movies in HD<p>Three of the best animated films by arguably the greatest animated film director will be released on Blu-Ray tomorrow.<p>Disney will finally make available <i>Kiki's Delivery Service</i>, <i>Princess Mononoke,</i> and</i> …

Video: Watch skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ride on the world’s first working hoverboard

If you’re going to start a Kickstarter project for a hoverboard, then you’d better get someone with real skateboarding credibility to help you pitch …

I just followed Taylor Swift around her house, and so can you

We already know that celebrities are moving into mobile games thanks to the success of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, but Taylor Swift is doing it while also promoting her music … and American Express.<p>Yesterday, the pop queen released the music video for her latest hit single “Blank Space,” but she …

Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Study on drug’s long-term neurological impact suggests initial increases in brain wiring to compensate for loss of grey matter<p>Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of …

The Rarest Weapon In 'Destiny' Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming.<p>Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and …

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

An 11-year-old reticulated python produced six babies without mating in 2012.<p>Virgin birth has been documented in the world's longest snake for the first time, a recent study says.<p>An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in …

Samsung Made Its Prettiest Phone Yet, But Boy Does It Look Familiar

But for design snoots like me, it's hard to see past all the plastic. Samsung phones may have those gorgeous displays — the best in the world, according to some experts — but they're encased in cheap-feeling, creaky plastic. If the iPhone is a well-designed tool, then Samsung phones are plastic …

Apple will unveil new iPads at media event October 16 - appPicker

According to a person familiar with the company, Apple will announce new iPads at a media event on October 16. Apple will showcase a new 9.7-inch …