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Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant lead 2016 Oscar nominations

This also may just be the year Leo gets his gold statue<p>Just days after <i>The Revenant</i> was handed the Golden Globe for Best Picture, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced its nominations for the upcoming 88th annual Academy Awards. It was a big year for science fiction and genre …

Microsoft could be looking to revive one of its biggest failed experiments

ARM differs from Intel in how the chipset is designed and, as such, cannot support applications designed to run on an Intel-powered machine (described as either x32 or x86).<p>Microsoft originally made two versions of the Surface: An Intel-powered version (known as the Pro) and an ARM-powered version …

Scientist who faked AIDS research loses bid for sentence cut

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An appeals court has refused to order a lower sentence for a former Iowa State University scientist who faked AIDS vaccine research results.<p>Dong-Pyou Han had been sentenced in July to serve 57 months in prison. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1PZQar7 ) that …

Capturing the Hauntingly Beautiful Atmosphere of the Dutch Woodlands

Nelleke Pieters‘ photographs perfectly encapsulate the haunting beauty of the woods. Based in Holland, the amateur photographer manages to extract a certain poignant atmosphere from the trees and leaves in the forest where she shoots. From fleeting appearances of wildlife, to delicate light streams …

Photography

Dragon's Dogma review: breaking with tradition

<i>Dragon's Dogma</i> is Capcom's answer to a challenge of sorts.<p>Prevailing wisdom has written off JRPGs as a genre dominated by teams unwilling to learn from the advances made by their Western counterparts. But at <i>Dragon's Dogma's</i> outset, Capcom seems to ask, "You like Western RPGs? We can do Western …

The Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact are coming to the US

Unlocked flagship Sony phones for the first time in over a year<p>Sony's latest flagship phone, and its smaller sibling, will finally be sold in the US starting next month. The Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact will be the first Sony phones sold in the United States since Sony's Z3.<p>The Z5 has just …

We made a livestream, got a little press and launched a successful indie game

This is how it happened<p>It's Jan. 8, a Friday afternoon, and it's squeaky bum time at TinyBuild Games.<p>Hang on, that's maybe a little too British for the Polygon audience. What I mean to say is that it's Friday afternoon and we're closing the day up with a nail-biter that has us nearly gnawing our …

Earthquake: Magnitude 3.2 aftershock strikes in Mojave Desert

A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake aftershock was reported Thursday morning 16 miles from China Lake Acres, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:26 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.1 miles.<p>A 3.5 earthquake was reported at 8:23 p.m. Wednesday in the same …

Natural Disasters

Google Streetview Takes Viewers Into A Miniature Train 'Wunderland'

Now you can feel like Alice, without eating any strange mushrooms<p>Google Street View is downsizing. They've taken us deep into the seven seas and up perilous rock faces but now, they're taking us somewhere very small: Hamburg's Miniatur Wunderland, a huge model train set.<p>The best part is, you can …

Google Street View