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Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

The best portable game console you can buy

Shot on location at WeWork. Also available on YouTube.<p>The Winner<p>PlayStation Vita<p>The PlayStation Vita is the least commercially successful option available in the portable gaming market. Generally ignored even by video game devotees, it’s sold somewhere over 4 million units since its release in …

How A Forgetful Mind Can Be A More Creative Mind

Inhibiting old ideas may have an “essential role” in developing new ones.<p>One of the best ways to get the creative juices flowing is to take a break from trying to get the creative juices flowing. By stepping away from a task, you prevent your mind from fixating on a single idea or solution, …

Creativity

Lighter Than Air? Toyota's Quixotic Plan To Sell Hydrogen Cars Feels Almost Real

“They are not out of the race. They are a viable alternative to other zero-emission vehicle technologies,” Wolf-Henning Scheider of Bosch told Reuters last week in Berlin. He was talking about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, the long dreamed of cars of the future. And yesterday, Toyota unwrapped one …

An Almost Foolproof Way to Achieve Every Goal You Set

Step One: Stop focusing on the actual goal.<p>I love setting goals.<p>Unfortunately, my goals don't always love me back.<p>I've tried using silence to accomplish a goal, and I've tried to sneak up on big goals, and although those strategies work, they're hardly foolproof.<p>Fortunately James Clear, an …

Productivity

GTA 5 on PS4: hands on review

Dan and James from CVG have played the PS4 version of GTA 5, watch to video to find out what they thought of it<p>Dan and James from CVG have been to see the <b>PS4</b> version of GTA V and have got some hands-on time with it.<p>Find out their impressions from the 2+ hour demo. First Person mode explained, new …

The battle between gas and electric cars isn't new

In the late 1800s, the Studebaker company was the world's largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies. When the company began making automobiles, they chose to power their engines with electricity, not gasoline.<p>But eventually, the gasoline-powered engine became the preferred technology. Now, more …

Oculus warns Sony to solve motion sickness before launching a VR headset

The chief executive of Facebook-owned virtual reality firm Oculus VR has warned rival Sony not to launch a VR headset until it has solved problems of motion sickness.<p>“We’re really looking forward to this as an industry that takes off… A number of companies will come in, even companies we haven’t …

Quick Spin- VW e-up! Are Friends Electric?

As any curious, hands-on non-affiliate of PETA will confirm, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Every car manufacturer on our collective radar …

Student upgrades a 1930s typewriter for modern-day messaging

When people restore old typewriters, they mostly just make them (1) look new and (2) usable again. Joe Hounsham from Plymouth University in the UK, however, had other ideas in mind: he took one and upgraded it to connect to the internet. More specifically, Hounsham's device (called Dico) connects …

How to make your iPhone video look like a 'Terrence Malick student film'

Hyperlapse, Instagram's standalone video app that debuted this past August, is touted for its ability to make dead simple time lapses. But if you really want to enjoy the best feature of Hyperlapse, don't speed up the footage. The result is some of the smoothest video we've seen from a phone — the …

Sony cuts the price of its 'Digital Paper' and now it's only $1,000

If the only thing keeping you from Sony's electronic paper replacement was the price, you're in luck. According to <i>The eBook Reader</i>, these days anyone can grab the flexible 13.3-inch E Ink display from Sony's online store (previously it was restricted to legal or banking professionals), and the …

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

Lithium-ion batteries have made portable, rechargeable electronics commonplace. Unfortunately, they do have some glaring drawbacks, including heat …

Sony to discontinue PSP in Japan next month

<b>UPDATE 3.27pm:</b> A new report suggests that Sony is ending support for PSP worldwide - not just in Japan.Sony shipped its last load of PSPs to North …

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The PlayStation 4 hard drive upgrade guide

<i>UPDATE: 25/8/14 12:54pm - Looking for a cheap 2TB upgrade for your PlayStation 4? A couple of months after publishing our original guide to upgrading</i> …

F2P mobile game Age of Empires: World Domination announced

Microsoft's unveiled a new Age of Empires game for mobile devices, called Age of Empires: World Domination.<p>Due this summer (on iOS, Android and …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review | Trusted Reviews

<i>Review Update: 13 April 2015</i><br>Update by Jon Devo<p>How does the Galaxy S5 compare to the latest phones?<p>When’s the best time to buy a flagship phone? When …

How the solution to the Monty Hall Problem is also the key to predictive analytics

If contestants on the game show <i>Let’s Make a Deal</i> knew Bayes’ Theorem, they’d be much more likely to win the big ticket prize than head home with the …

Red Hat and Hortonworks fuse Hadoop and cloud in new partnership

Hortonworks’ strategy of riding its channel partners to commercial success took a seemingly big step forward on Monday with the announcement of a new …

Daughter's Controller Hack Creates Portable PS4

<i>Controlling a Vita and Dual Shock 4 improves the experience more than you might imagine. Hack them together like my daughter did and you have a new way to play PlayStation 4 games on the go — big bright screen, controller sticks, lights and rumble.</i><p>While console battles excite and drive avid gamers …

Assassin's Creed Series Has No Definitive End

Darby McDevitt, lead writer on Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, has stepped forward and said that the time-traveling series always has room for more. …

Smartphones overtake handheld consoles as gaming platform of choice

More money was spent on gaming apps for smartphones than on games for handheld consoles last year<p>Gamers worldwide are increasingly favouring their iPhones and Android smartphones over Nintendo 3DS’s and Playstation Vitas, according to a new report.<p>Both Apple's iOS App Store and Google Play …

Altiscale — the other ex-Yahoo Hadoop startup — is now selling its cloud service

Altiscale, the Hadoop-as-a-service startup co-founded by former Yahoo CTO Raymie Stata that launched in June, is now offering its Data Cloud platform …

Nintendo to Make Mini Games For Smartphones

We recently heard that Nintendo may be considering their own smart device, or something to do with smartphones, and now more details have been …

Intel's Low Power Bay Trail Takes Residence In Tiny, Inexpensive 'NUC' DIY Computer

Intel continues to evolve its ultra-small form factor “NUC” PC platform. NUC stands for “Next Unit of Computing” and if you’re into tiny little PCs that can serve as Home Theater PCs, Media Servers or “Personal Cloud” storage, this new NUC might just be the ticket, if you’re looking for a …

Stealthy Box – Gaming News

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How London is embracing the Bitcoin virtual currency

It has been called the future of money, and in London the Bitcoin is growing in popularity.<p>It is a virtual currency that is not controlled by any government or bank, and is usually traded online.<p>But for the first time Bitcoin exchanges have been made in the capital's Spitalfields market.<p>Emilia …