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Rust devs pleasantly surprised when players don't kill on sight

One of the weirdest and nicest feelings in Facepunch Studios' <i>Rust</i> comes when players don't kill each other on sight and instead become friends, said Facepunch founder Garry Newman in an interview with PC Gamer.<p>According to Newman, players in the open-world survival game often kill someone as soon …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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Top 10 martial arts movies

10. Once Upon a Time in China<p>The film that kick-started Hong Kong cinema's kung-fu renaissance and launched Jet Li towards a future of substandard western action movies. Its subject was already well known to local audiences: Wong Fei-hung was a real person: a turn-of-the-century martial arts master …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Google Malaysia Site DNS Hacked, Credit Claimed By ‘Team Madleets’ Hacker 1337

Google’s Malaysian site has been hacked and replaced with a splash screen giving credit to a group called “Team Madleets.” The normal site has been offline for several hours as of late Thursday afternoon and the page lists a series of handles that are ostensibly part of the team responsible. <b>Updated</b> …

This botnet stole over a million Social Security numbers

The exposed.su website started drawing attention in March when it offered social security numbers and other information for everyone from Beyonce to Michelle Obama and the director of the CIA. Shocked by the breadth of data, both the FBI and Secret Service launched investigations — but today the …

DICE defends timing of Battlefield 4 beta

The Battlefield 4 beta starts next week, less than a month before the game ships for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Despite the short time between beta and release, developer DICE believes it has time to implement changes in the final game based on feedback from the beta.<p>"Even if we're doing [a …

AppSeed turns your sketches into functioning app prototypes

<b>Kickstarter project AppSeed allows you to photograph your sketches on paper or a whiteboard and turn them into a functioning prototype of your app.</b><p>In …

Why Mars Colonists Will Definitely Go Crazy

A space colony could be a breeding ground for mental illness.<p>Everyone and their mother wants to send people to Mars these days. Dutch spaceflight nonprofits, President Obama, and even Buzz Aldrin have seriously discussed plans to put humans on the inhospitable planet in the next few decades. But …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission.<p>"The biggest media event in the world," said Paul Römer, the co-creator of Big Brother and ambassador of the project, on the Mars One website. "Reality meets …

On A Razor's Edge In Damascus

<i>The author is a Syrian citizen in Damascus who is not being further identified for safety reasons.</i><p>Lately, Marwan feels like he is sneaking around Damascus doing "something bad."<p>Marwan is a personal trainer, and under normal circumstances he would have nothing to worry about.<p>But in the increasingly …

Colorado, CDC to probe whether synthetic marijuana is tied to deaths

Colorado and federal officials are investigating whether about 75 hospital cases, including three deaths, are connected to the use of synthetic marijuana.<p>In a news release, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on Friday that it is teaming with local hospitals and the …

What Obama Will Say When He Addresses the Nation on Tuesday

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As a growing number of lawmakers speak out against military action in Syria, President Obama will …

Xbox One's Improved Voice Chat Quality Demonstrated

Hear the difference for yourself.<p>Microsoft has detailed the changes made to Xbox Live voice chat for Xbox One, revealing a much-improved level of …

Mega Man Creator Launches New Game On Kickstarter: 'Mighty No. 9' [Updated]

<i>Keiji Inafune doesn’t need Capcom to make the game of his dreams. He just needs a crowd.</i><p>Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune isn’t shy when it comes to the problems facing Japanese games.<p>“I hope Japanese game developers are breaking through the stagnation,” Inafune told IGN when speaking about his …

The Week In Numbers: Scientists Grow A Brain, Element 115 Exists, And More

<b>4 millimeters</b>: the size of a three-dimensional, self-organizing model of a developing human brain grown in a lab using stem cells<p><b>10 octillion</b>: the number of two-megaton nuclear bombs that would need to explode simultaneously to match the sound of a supernova<p><b>225 million years</b>: the time it would take …

How Wireless Charging Will Keep Toxic Waste Out of Landfills

Rechargeable batteries were supposed to keep trash out of landfills. Instead they replaced old garbage with new. Consumers throw away billions of battery chargers every year; cellphone chargers alone account for almost 100,000 tons of trash annually. And as discarded chargers sit in landfills, they …

Exclusive: Army Admits To Major Computer Security Flaw

Army's Deputy of Cybersecurity told BuzzFeed a security failure can allow unauthorized access to computer files. Instead of fixing it, they are telling soldiers to be more careful.<p>The United States Army's Deputy of Cybersecurity Roy Lundgren has confirmed with BuzzFeed the existence of a major …

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New Football Helmet Could Save the Sport

Athletes in the U.S. suffer 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year. While helmet makers dither with small improvements, Swedish scientists have built something that could protect us all.<p>On August 19, 2012, in week two of the NFL preseason, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie …

Bacteria turn nasty chemical into harmless water - Futurity

Bacteria that remove the industrial chemical dioxane from the environment are more abundant at spill …

New Zealand passes law banning software patents

A bill banning the use and enforcement of software patents passed through the New Zealand parliament yesterday nearly unopposed, preventing software developers in the region from monopolizing specific designs and concepts.<p>The bill, which was approved upon its third reading in parliament by a margin …

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The Witcher 3 developer explains the game's non-linearity

<i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i>'s narrative and location design is conducive to non-linear player exploration, said developer CD Projekt Red in an interview with PC Gamer.<p>In providing new details on some of the regions within <i>The Witcher 3</i>, writer Jakub Szamalek explained that the order in which those …