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Verizon is now selling unlimited data in 30-minute increments

Verizon has a new unlimited mobile data offering with some significant strings attached. Announced yesterday, PopData is essentially a pay-as-you-go unlimited option that costs $2 for every 30 minutes or $3 for every 60 minutes. Think of it like a microtransaction or in-app purchase in a mobile …

Telecoms

High dose of vitamin C kills cancer cells in mice | Ars Technica

It selectively kills colorectal cancer cells with two common mutations.<p>A new study published in <i>Science</i> presents evidence that perhaps some of the …

Facebook launches Notify: a notifications app for news you care about

Facebook, the social network, has brought <i>another</i> new application to the App Store. This time, Zuckerberg et al. are looking to solve the problem of …

Apps

Boundless heading to PS4, watch the trailer here

<i>Boundless</i>, an open-world game set in a sandbox universe, will launch for PlayStation 4, Sony announced today during a Paris Games Week livestream.<p>Wonderstruck is developing the game as a cross-platform title for PC as well, "where everyone (yes, everyone!) plays together in a single online …

If your MacBook's Retina screen is stained, Apple may replace it for free

If your MacBook or MacBook Pro with Retina has some odd stains or discolorations on the screen, good news: Apple may be doing something about …

Spanish cancer patient gets a 3D-printed titanium rib cage

Is there anything 3D printers can't do? A 54-year-old Spanish man, who had a cancerous tumor in his chest wall, was recently fitted with a 3D printed sternum and rib cage. While the first-of-its-kind implant seems like a Marvel Comics experiment with Adamantium, in reality, it was an ingenious, …

'Phantasy Star Online 2' Is Coming To PS4 Next Year

The PC continuation of the long running <i>Phantasy Star Online</i> series will finally make its way to PS4 sometime next year.<p>The game was released on PC back in 2012 and is ostensibly an attempt to bring the series inline with a more free to play type business model.<p>Currently <i>Phantasy Star Online 2</i> has …

Gaming

Gameloft's new MMORPG Order & Chaos 2: Redemption coming soon to Android

Video game developer Gameloft has just announced a sequel to its popular MMORPG Order & Chaos Online. The new game is called Order & Chaos 2: Redemption, and will make its way to Android sometime soon.<p>The sequel will offer players a full-blown MMORPG experience, similar to what Order & Chaos Online …

MMOGs

Here are our impressions of Unkilled from Madfinger Games at E3 2015

In the final day of the gaming extravaganza known as Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, we picked up our gear, loaded the shotgun, and started blasting our way through the zombie-infected alleys of a post-apocalyptic NYC.<p>Coming from Madfinger Games, the Czech developer known for the popular Dead …

E3

Finding civilization: The future of Life is Feudal | Polygon

Life is Feudal went on to sell 100,000 copies on Steam in its first month<p>"Our game is huge and hard to comprehend at first glance, and that kind of scares some people out"<p>"I'm a big fan of Ultima Online"

Sick of Chrome? Vivaldi can now run your favorite extensions

Vivaldi, the browser from ex-Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner, is getting an update today with an interesting new feature.<p>This is the fourth preview build of the browser, which the company expects to be the last before it officially enters beta. The biggest new feature is the ability to use Chrome …

'Dragon Quest' spin-off borrows a few blocks from 'Minecraft'

Square Enix has just revealed <i>Dragon Quest Builders</i>, a version of its fantasy RPG set in a <i>Minecraft</i>-style world. The company didn't provide many details other than the screengrab above, which bears a strong resemblance to <i>Minecraft</i>'s Lego-like world. However, it did say that it'll be a …

Dragon Quest Builders

Top US scientists want guidelines on editing human genomes

The National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine are figuring out how to handle the process<p>Last month, in a world-wide first, scientists in China edited the genome of a human embryo. Immediately, the response from the scientific community has been a question: What now?<p>The National …

Genetics

This Sheet Of Rubber Generates Power As It Stretches

Soon we will all have trampoline-powered homes<p>It may look like a Fruit Roll-Up from a kid's lunch box, but this stretchy rubber sheet could help power the Internet of Things one day.<p>Japanese electronics company Ricoh says the rubber generates electricity while it stretches. When crystalline …

Clean Energy

Innovation and equity in an age of gene editing

As experts gather in Atlanta to discuss the rights and wrongs of editing human genomes, four of the attendees (Charis Thompson, Ruha Benjamin, Jessica Cussins and Marcy Darnovsky) explain why it is vital to put social justice at the heart of the debate.<p>The first day of BEINGS2015, “A Gathering of …

Genetics