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Jessica Chastain: Hollywood oversexualises female action stars

Oscar nominee says studios should follow example of Alien’s Sigourney Weaver and The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence to avoid creating sexualised women ‘in some catsuit’

How can we fix unconscious racism?

Racist stereotypes, at their root, come from quite a fundamental learning mechanism. Humans are able to learn and adapt so quickly because they are excellent at making generalisations about the world based on very limited experience. Take dogs, for example - a toddler might reasonably conclude …

New OS X exploit breaks Keychain's security, exposes passwords

A new exploit discovered by researchers from Indiana, Georgia and Peking universities shows that the OS X Keychain, which stores all your passwords, is vulnerable to an attack that allows malicious apps to gather passwords.<p>The exploit, which is titled “Xara” utilizes cross-app resource access and …

Apps

So, what exactly happens in No Man's Sky?

"People are asking, what the game is all about, what do you do," says Hello Games' Sean Murray.<p>He perches on the edge of a leather chair, leaning into a TV screen where <i>No Man's Sk</i>y's unmistakable hues are glowing. He is about to demo the game to me.<p>"Yes," I reply. "They are."<p>I've been wanting to …

Graphene used to create world's thinnest light bulb

Over 130 years ago, Thomas Edison used carbon as the conducting filament in the very first commercial light bulb. Now a team of scientists and …

'Halo 5:' I'd Rather Have Splitscreen Multiplayer Than 60 FPS

I’ve got to admit, I’m excited for Halo 5: Guardians. I wasn’t in any way wowed by Halo 4, but the prospect of a new generation, a shift towards UNSC politics and the possibility of some more interesting characters has me interested — 15 free multiplayer maps don’t hurt either. I’m hoping that 343 …

New Halo 5 character, campaign and multiplayer details revealed, including a ghost (update)

<i>Halo 5</i> begins five months after the events of <i>Halo 4</i> in the midst of a galaxy-threatening crisis, The Guardian reports, based on an early look at the game.<p><b>Spoiler alert:</b> This article assumes readers have finished <i>Halo 4</i>'s campaign. If you haven't, this will spoil a major event for you.<p><i>Halo 5</i> brings …

Recipient of the world's first successful penis transplant is going to have a baby

His partner is four months pregnant<p>Back in March, doctors in South Africa announced that a penis transplant had been declared successful for the first time in medical history. The surgery, which took place in December, was performed on a 21-year-old who had lost most of his penis three years prior, …

Bring back the Nexus 5

We all saw it. Even those of us that never experienced the greatness of the Nexus 5 felt an inexplicable pang of wistfulness when its bumpy bottom made a cameo during Google's I/O 2015 keynote today. Yes, the phone serving as the backdrop for Google's announcement of USB-C support in Android M was …

Google finds that security questions aren't really secure

If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't that secure at all. In many cases, your answers …

Rockstar Reaffirms 'GTA 5' Single Player Mods Are Fine By Them

Earlier this week, GTA 5 players were thrown into a panic when they discovered what they thought was a clause in the game’s license that made modding the game in any way a bannable offense. As it turns out, the section was verbatim the same as in GTA IV, a heavily modded game without issue, and …

'GTA 5' Has Way More Foliage On PS4 Than Xbox One

Last-gen megahit GTA 5 came out on PS4 and Xbox One yesterday promising entirely revamped graphics worthy of the new machines. And with that, we play the familiar game of looking at just how well the two different versions run. The results are interesting: at first, they don’t appear to point to a …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

A Year In, PS4 Is Resting On Its Laurels. It Won't Be Enough

,<p>It’s hard to imagine things going better for Sony. It launched its PS4 console on November 15 of last year in a perfect storm of opportunity: not only had an exceedingly long console cycle primed console gamers to eagerly snap up whatever new hardware came their way, but their chief competition …

'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' Is The Best Value In Video Games, Period

Here’s the thing about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It’s somewhat obvious, and yet it bears repeating. This is a single retail release containing both the single and multiplayer versions of the four of the most critically acclaimed console shooters of all time. Every game comes with a …

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Chinese Mac and iOS users targeted by new ‘WireLurker’ malware capable of infecting non-jailbroken devices

<i>Update: Apple confirmed the security issue in a statement provided to iMore. Apple has also revoked the certificate to prevent the apps from being installed on new devices.</i><p>The New York Times reports that a security firm called Palo Alto Networks has uncovered a new form of Apple-focused malware …

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking

A new film tells the story of how the great scientist transformed the field of cosmology while fighting a degenerative disease.<p>Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest scientists ever--comparable to Darwin, Einstein, and Newton. Yet few people know the story of his life. In a new biopic, <i>The Theory of</i> …

Stephen Hawking

Over 900 Retro Arcade Games Are Free To Play On Internet Archive Now

Non-profit digital library Internet Archive is known for offering access to over 400 billion archived websites along with millions of free e-books, songs and videos. Internet Archive is supported by web crawling service subscriptions, grants and donations. Internet Archive recently launched the …

10 Ideas That Are About To Revolutionize Medicine

No, we're not talking about robot surgeons, implantable memory-augmentation devices, or doctors wearing Google Glass. The game-changing innovations on this list are more than distant dreams or inventions no one really knows what to with yet. Most should be available as early as 2015.<p>Every year, the …

Medicine

Where Do Genitals Come From?

Scientists discover the embryonic origins of the phallus<p>Whence your phallus? You probably have one—the term includes clitorises as well as penises—and, until now, scientists had never examined which cells in an embryo make it.<p>In biology, that's unusual. Tracking which embryonic cells become what …

Biology

Gaming's most ridiculous button prompts, including Call of Duty's 'Press F to Pay Respects'

Press X to read this story.<p>Video games can go a bit too far in their quest for interactivity. Sure, pushing a button to punch someone, shoot a gun, or drop a Tetris piece feels great, but sometimes, developers have us press a specific button for a single, odd action.<p>Nothing shows this better than …

HearNotes Wireless Earbuds Promise Premium Sound Without The Cables

In my career as an analyst, I run across a lot of new technologies and have a lot of people trying to get my attention on their “next big thing”. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make is that they forget that they need to be solving known or unknown problems with their new inventions, …

Google Fiber Arrives in Starbucks, Kansas City

If you’re a coffee-drinker and frequent internet user, you’ve probably found yourself sitting in Starbucks on more than a few occasions. But for those in one Kansas City outlet, broadband speeds just got silly.<p>Google has been gradually expanding its free speedy Wi-Fi in Starbucks across the US for …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Fashion companies enlarge pockets to hold iPhone 6 Plus

Monsterphones force companies to redesign jeans<p>Monster new mobile phones including the iPhone 6 Plus is forcing some fashion companies to redesign their pockets.<p>The rise of the “phablet” – enlarged mobile phones – has created a new problem for clothes designers.<p>At five and a half inches the iPhone …

iPhone

Cosmos, the no-data connection web browser, is now in the US Play Store

A beta release of Cosmos, the web browser that doesn’t need an internet connection, is now available in the US Play Store.<p>Cosmos emerged out of a 36-hour hackaton session by four college and high-school students in the US. Here’s how it works: when you enter a URL in the address bar, Cosmos sends …

Developing Countries

Latest Moto 360 update dramatically improves battery life

We are hearing from a long string of Moto 360 users stating that the latest update to their Android Wear powered Motorola smartwatch has increased battery life in a big way.<p>The majority of conversation is taking place over on Reddit, with one of the most dramatic cases reporting 30 hours off the …

Batteries