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Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

Last month, Kate Szell was judged the winner of the Wellcome Trust’s science writing prize in category B for “anyone with a non-professional interest, including undergraduates”. More than 640 articles were submitted in total, with the top 20 judged by a panel consisting of neuroscientist Sophie …

There and back again: A history of The Lord of the Rings in video games | Polygon

Christopher Tolkien thought his father's works were "unsuitable for transformation into visual dramatic form."<p>One producer wanted <i>The Hobbit</i> "less Zelda and more Mario."<p>"It's a very human story, if you'll pardon the pun."<p>"It's all so grounded in myth and history — the same stories, the same …

Andrew Wilson of EA: 'We never want to be worst US company again'

The giant video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is not universally loved – if you play games or talk about them on the internet, you may have noticed. Despite releasing some of the most successful games of the last 20 years (Fifa, Battlefield, Need For Speed, Mass Effect) the company has plenty …

Inside The Making Of The New “Dungeons & Dragons”

A 40-year tradition of fantasy gaming wants to claim back its throne.<p>My 11-year-old niece is filling out her character sheet because I’ve suckered her into trying <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> for the first time. It’s the preeminent fantasy role-playing game in which a group of friends don characters like …

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Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020

Small, eco-friendly optical supercomputers may soon be crunching quadrillions of calculations per second (exaflops) if a company called Optalysys has its way. It claims to be months away from demonstrating a prototype optical computer that will run at 346 gigaflops to start with -- not as fast as …

Did Valve just soft-launch the Source 2 engine?

Valve appears to have stealthily soft-launched the long-awaited Source 2 game engine alongside the overnight release of Workshop Tools for <i>Dota 2</i>, Dota modders are suggesting.<p>Central to the theory is while <i>Dota 2</i>'s assets remain the same in this update, the code is decidedly different — in …

Hackers confused Iranian scientist by blaring AC/DC in nuke lab

LAS VEGAS — Call it black hacker humor. With a twist.<p>During a thoroughly detailed and far ranging talk about hacking and malware propagation at the Black Hat conference attended by 2,000 in a massive conference room at the Mandalay Bay Wednesday, legendary computer security visionary Mikko Hypponen …