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The Brain Hack That Could Kill Your Procrastination

Recent research suggests we can artificially create motivation with a combination of psyching ourselves up and an fMRI scanner.<p>We can psych ourselves up and try to get motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. …

Yandere Simulator banned from Twitch streaming

It’s the biggest game you’ve never heard of<p><i>Yandere Simulator</i>, an in-development PC action game, has joined Twitch's gaming blacklist. Its developer broke the news himself on his Twitter account with a series of frustrated messages.<p>YandereDev — the only name the developer is known by — further …

Star Wars 7 Passes Lord of the Rings, Skyfall, Minions in All-Time Top-Grossing Chart

Disney's <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> continues to climb up the charts. The sci-fi blockbuster made $31.4 million at the domestic box office Monday, bringing its North American total to $574.1 million, according to <i>The Hollywood</i> <i>Reporter</i>.<p>If it hits $600 million (and that's just about guaranteed to …

Movies

The Force Awakens' best couple isn't Han and Leia — it's Finn and Poe

Male affection and friendship take the forefront, and it's great<p>Let me explain.<p><i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> works on a number of levels — as a sci-fi adventure and a space opera, a mainstream hit and niche success — but its most potent quality might be nostalgia. The film brings back Han Solo, Leia …

Guy Keeps Console on for 20 Years to Keep Gamesave Alive

Gamesaves are important, but how far would you go to ensure yours remains intact?<p>One Japanese gamer left his Super Famicom (known as the SNES in the US) powered on for <i>twenty years</i> to make sure he didn't lose his save for Umihara Kawase, a platforming game released back in 1994.<p>The ultra-dedicated …

Gaming

End of Cellphone Contracts Could Be Good News for Consumers

AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush out to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price for the phone. That's because phone companies also reduce the monthly bill for voice, text and data services when …

How Earnings from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Get Divvied Up

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" continues to break record after record at the box office, hitting $1 billion in just 12 days. But what do those box-office numbers actually mean in terms of revenue to Disney and theater chains?<p>The nearly $550 million the film has brought in in the U.S., and the …

Meet the Girl Who Makes Video Games About Her Sex Life

Meet the Girl Who Makes Video Games About Her Sex LifeA screenshot of Cibele.When Nina Freeman was 16 years old, she met an older guy through Final …

Report: Samsung Galaxy S7 to have software optimization that rivals the iPhone

This year’s Samsung Galaxy S6 finally brought the major shakeup in design that many had long been hoping for, alongside tweaks and improvements to Touchwiz that made it a bit more streamlined than in years past. While the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge weren’t without their faults, there’s no denying that …

Phones

Game of the Year 2015 Countdown: #15 - #11 - Game of the Year 2015

<i>After hours of debates and much gnashing of teeth, our global team of GameSpot editors has finally come up with this: the best video games of 2015, in ranked order. Our list of the best 25 games of the year has been informed by the wide array of tastes, experiences, and preferences of dozens of</i> …

Game of the Year 2015 Countdown: #20 - #16 - Game of the Year 2015

<i>After hours of debates and much gnashing of teeth, our global team of GameSpot editors has finally come up with this: the best video games of 2015, in ranked order. Our list of the best 25 games of the year has been informed by the wide array of tastes, experiences, and preferences of dozens of</i> …

Rainbow Six

Game of the Year 2015 Countdown: #25 - #21 - Game of the Year 2015

<i>After hours of debates and much gnashing of teeth, our global team of GameSpot editors have finally come up with this: the best video games of 2015, in ranked order. Our list of the best 25 games of the year has been informed by the wide array of tastes, experiences, and preferences of dozens of</i> …

The Mystery of What Fallout 4 Hides Underwater

Ever since <i>Fallout 4’s</i> release, inquisitive players have been obsessed with one thing: what in the world is <i>Fallout 4</i> hiding?<p>Take a look at a map of</i> …

Smartphone Screens May Be Getting Cheaper, Thinner

The thousands of pixels in smartphones, TVs, and tablet screens mean nothing without a jolt of power to light them up.<p>For nearly 60 years, materials …

Science Guy Bill Nye’s radically simple blueprint for ending climate change

Bill Nye “The Science Guy” instilled an early appreciation for science in young Americans who grew up watching his TV show in the ’90s. And now, he’s using his voice to spark a national conversation about climate change.<p>The head of The Planetary Society and former Boeing engineer released a new …

Climate

Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?

An intense debate has flared over whether the federal government should fund research that creates partly human creatures using human stem cells.<p>The National Institutes of Health declared a moratorium in late September on funding this kind of research. NIH officials said they needed to assess the …

Google is reportedly planning to standardize Android chipsets

Google is trying to take more control of its Android ecosystem by designing its own chips, according to a report from <i>The Information</i> (subscription). The search giant reportedly spoke with chip manufacturers about building Android device processors with features it covets, like a bigger CPU memory …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review Roundup

Another year, another Call of Duty. The latest entry in the blockbuster first-person shooter franchise is developed by Treyarch, a studio which has a history of tweaking the well-worn COD formula.<p>Among Black Ops 3's new features are a co-operative campaign, a new zombies mode, and multiplayer that …

Nano-sized additives found in many foods, cosmetics

What's lurking in your candy could be more frightening than just sugar and calories. A new breed of additives found in a range of foods is largely …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

The Brain

Hands-on with the new Xbox One experience — see what’s different

<i>Cortana isn’t officially in this build of the New Xbox One Experience, but you can unlock it. Here’s our how-to guide.</i><p>The Xbox One is about a month away from getting a major overhaul, but we’ve got an early look and want to give you an idea of what to expect.<p>The New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), as …

Xbox

A decade later, the former chief Xbox officer revisits his critical decisions

Microsoft lost $5 billion to $7 billion on the original Xbox, launched in 2001. And it made billions of dollars on the Xbox 360. Depending on the time frame in which you look at it, it was either an insane waste of money or the finest strategic decision that Microsoft ever made.<p>Robbie Bach had to …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …