Liam Pennock

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Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy

Watch junior player nearly decapitate himself with his own stick

After getting a game misconduct for spearing, a junior player slams his stick off the glass when leaving the ice. In a crazy sequence of events, his …

Breathtaking Aerial Photos of New York City at Night Captured From 7,500 Feet

Renowned French American photographer Vincent Laforet embarked on the photo mission of a lifetime when he soared 7,500 feet in a helicopter above New York City to capture breathtaking aerial photos of the glittering cityscape at night. Held in only by a full-body harness, leaning out of the chopper …

Apple just patented a wearable camera that’s better than GoPro

Shares of GoPro stock plummeted as much as 15% this afternoon after it was announced that Apple was awarded a patent that could put the wearable camera company in serious trouble.<p>Apple was granted a series of 34 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today relating to a camera system that …

Ready For The iPhone 7? Get This Smartphone Designed To Last A Decade And Forget All About It

Do we really need all that wasteful consumerism that comes with the 18-month device upgrade cycle?<p>Worldwide, more than 1.8 billion mobile phones were sold last year–most replacing devices that were less than two years old. The average smartphone owner upgrades every 18 months.<p>Is it possible to …

Is This The Cruise Ship Of The Future?

It's gonna take more than a robot bartender to save the cruise industry's sinking reputation<p>Chad the skydiving instructor motioned for me to cross my arms across my chest and take the plunge. Nervous, I took one last breath and let my body tip over the side and into the wind, which was rushing up …

Royal Caribbean

Gear Guide: How To Stream Like A Pro Gamer

Doritos not included<p>During the broadcast of its championship match, <i>League of Legends</i>, one of the most played video games in the world, typically attracts more than 30 million viewers. That audience is more than triple the 8.3 million who tuned in to the MTV Video Music Awards last year. So it’s not …

Got an iPad and this app? You’ve got a second Mac screen

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: via Duet Display<p>Ever since the iPad first came out, people have wanted to use their Apple tablets as a second …

4-inch iPhone 6 reported to be in development

Apple is alleged to be working on a 4-inch version of its best-selling iPhone 6 intended to replace the iPhone 5c, according to a new report<p>A 4-inch version of the iPhone 6 is said to be in development as a replacement for the entry-level iPhone 5c.<p>The handset will be launched during 2015, …

Apple May Be Reintroducing The 4-inch iPhone

Although the reports are unsubstantiated, returning to the small smartphone market would be a good move for Apple.<p>According to the Electronic Times of Taiwan, the supply chain for Apple production in 2015 includes the components for a smaller handset than the iPhone 6.<p>The report states that Apple …

The Amazing Technology Behind Disney's Big Hero 6

Like millions of other movie-goers, I took my kids to see Disney’s latest animated adventure, <i>Big Hero 6</i>. To be honest, I went to see <i>Big Hero 6</i>, and I took the kids along so it wouldn’t seem awkward. The big screen adaptation of a relatively obscure Marvel comics series is a great movie that I …

How the bow became the perfect video game weapon

You're given a bow in <i>Far Cry 4</i> almost immediately, and it's the most enjoyable weapon in the game.<p>The last <i>Tomb Raider</i> game was improved by its bow. It was the weapon I used the most, even when it wasn't the optimal choice for many situations. <i>Far Cry 3</i>, likewise, had a great bow.<p>A good bow, properly …

A few reasons why I'm thankful for video games

Gaming has suffered a tough year of culture hate-mongers, self-serving corporations, death threat nutters, broken games and derivative designers.<p>So it's difficult to talk about gaming's sparkling orbs of goodness without sounding a tiny bit Pollyannaish.<p>Even so, this is Thanksgiving, and gaming …

Cheating bans roil Counter-Strike eSports scene a week before its biggest tournament

Three professional <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> players have been issued in-game bans for cheating, reports PC Gamer, and that has led to two teams' disqualification a week before the biggest <i>CS:GO</i> tournament, DreamHack Open: Winter.<p>PC Gamer, in an in-depth look at the bannings and their …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' And The Problem With Roleplaying Games

I quite like <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>.<p>Like <i>Origins</i> before it, the game is one you can just sink into for many long hours, following your quest and embarking on various adventures. The combat isn’t as inspiring as a truly turn-based game like <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> or a true action game like <i>Dark Souls</i>, …

Hubble Snaps Detailed Photos Of Dust And Debris Surrounding Stars

And you thought your home was dusty<p>NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has just finished up a pretty extensive imaging survey of the debris surrounding distant stars – and the results look rather fantastic. The images above, snapped by the famous telescope, show various stars encircled by immense disks …

Court demands Google hand over the identity of 'Avengers 2' trailer leaker

Today's dispatch from the department of irony comes courtesy of Marvel Studios. When the trailer for <i>The Avengers: Age of Ultron</i> prematurely appeared online, the studio went into lockdown to find the leaker's identity. According to documents found by <i>Mashable</i>, the outfit has traced the incident to a …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

Why Alien Isolation deserves to be as influential as the movies

I finished <i>Alien: Isolation</i> last weekend, after a glorious, 3-week slow burn with the game. Despite its issues (and it does have issues), I feel comfortable saying it's likely going to be my personal game of the year. More importantly, I think there's a lot to learn from it.<p><i>Spoiler warning for</i> …