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Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

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A Wall Clock That Displays Your Heartbeat In Real Time

The design studio Being and Dying has just taken wearable tech to an unusually poetic place with Uji, a wall clock that displays the owner’s heartbeat in real time. It offers a clever twist on the term “biological clock.”<p>The user wears an electrocardiogram sensor, which records the electrical …

Wearable Tech

Fight the (super) power as Kim Jong Un in this bizarre retro-styled shooter

<i>Ah</i>, the '90s. A decade of mullets, heroin-addled rock-stars and 16-bit video games where North Korean dictators waged one-man wars against the United States. Wait, what? In <i>Glorious Leader!,</i> you play as modern-day despot Kim Jong Un in a retro-styled 2D fight against the <i>entire</i> United States Army. …

PlayStation Now private beta for PS4 goes live on Tuesday

Expectant Sony PS4 owners in the United States who registered for the PlayStation Now private beta could be enjoying<p>PS3<p>game streaming from tomorrow …

Set-Top Boxes

Little wooden hexagons rewrite the tape player

Digitised content is more convenient in many ways, but there's one thing that it can't provide: the tactile pleasure of a physical collection. The world may have made a sharp turn away from CDs, but one company believes that physical media can make a return -- if, perhaps, that physical media is …

Destiny News - Beta In July!

Uncensored Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC is geo-locked

Bethesda has geo-locked the uncensored version of first-person shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order on PC in order to prevent its sale in Germany.<p>This …

Activision's $500 Million Bet On 'Destiny' Is Far From A Sure Thing

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick is no stranger to raising eyebrows with his comments, and he’s done so once more this week, revealing a figure he says is Activision’s commitment to making Bungie’s Destiny their next massive franchise.<p>“If you’re making a $500 million bet you can’t take that chance with …

Microsoft names E3 2014 press conference date and time

Microsoft will hold its annual E3 press conference on Monday, 9th June at 5.30pm UK time.<p>Titled Xbox: Game On, you'll be able to watch the show live …

Kentucky Route Zero's Act 3 appears out of nowhere | PC Invasion

Literary-infused adventure title <i>Kentucky Route Zero</i> reaches Act Three of Five, as the third part is now available. Tim bought me <i>Kentucky Route Zero</i>, …

Tokyoflash Kisai Night Vision Wood LED Watch : Press The Button to Reveal the Magic

A minimalist appearance of Kisai Night Vision has captivated a lot of people. This time, Tokyoflash releases a new version: <b>Tokyoflash Kisai Night</b> …

Smart Highway: A Glow-in-the-Dark Road in The Netherlands

Last August, Design Milk ventured to Copenhagen to check out the finalists in the INDEX: Award 2013 pool of truly innovative designs which all …

Design

Wearhaus Arc

Though some still hold on to the days of gathering around a record player and listening to tunes, the act of consuming music is becoming less social by the day. In the face of this stands high quality Bluetooth systems and socially minded providers however, from Sonos to Spotify and now; the …

Google and Intel team up to give Chromebooks more power

<i>Intel's Navin Shenoy</i><p>Lenovo isn't the only company with Chromebook news today. Intel and a slew of hardware manufacturers announced a lineup of new Chrome devices today at an event in San Francisco — including devices that will feature more powerful hardware than we've seen thus far in most …

Self-Assembly Required: One Scientist's Bid to Build Cancer-Killing Nanorobots

UCSF scientist Shawn Douglas is designing DNA structures that could deliver targeted drug doses.<p>The term “cancer killing nanorobot” could conjure up all sorts of images, the best involving teeny tiny laser eyebeams.<p>What you wouldn’t expect is the illustration that pops up in Shawn Douglas’ slide …

Facebook's New Push Into Apps Is Genius Because It Exploits The Secrecy Of Apple And Google

Everything he announced has one thing in common: It takes full advantage of the secrecy surrounding the way Apple's App Store and the Google Play store on Android rank and feature apps, which are the goldmine for app developers.<p>Zuckerberg is literally going to start monetizing their lack of …

Spies, lies and Eve Online

<i>It's Eve Fanfest time! To celebrate, we've dusted off John Bedford's story about Lollipops for Rancors, the Eurogamer readers' corporation in Eve</i> …

Amazon Fire TV review

Released just last month in the US, Amazon Fire TV is a set-top media streaming box that has a firm foothold in the gaming camp. As well as offering …

Super Time Force (Release Date Trailer)

As Global PC Game Revenue Surpasses Consoles, How Long Should Console Makers Keep Fighting?

We’ve established repeatedly that PC gaming isn’t remotely close to being dead or dying, so perhaps it’s time to redirect that argument to consoles? DFC Intelligence owner David Cole tells PCR that revenue from PC gaming has surpassed that of consoles on a global scale. But beyond the claim, there …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – a non-gamer's guide

Announced this week to a frenzy of games media coverage, the latest title in the Call of Duty series is hitting stores in November. But if you don't play games – and have children who do – what should you make of this 100m-selling franchise? What's it about and is it completely, horribly …

Beyond the Rubik's Cube: inside the competitive world of speedcubing

On a low stage, a young man examined a Rubik’s Cube. Around him, an audience stood, precariously, on tables and chairs, or peered down from skyboxes. In one fluid motion, he activated a timer on the table before him and his fingers disappeared in a blur of activity. When he set the puzzle down and …

Facebook in row with games firm over Oculus Rift purchase

Facebook may face legal troubles over its purchase of virtual reality (VR) firm Oculus, as US games firm ZeniMax claims that it owns key parts of the technology.<p>ZeniMax is the former employer of John Carmack, the gaming legend who developed Doom and was hired to much acclaim by Oculus as chief …

New Apple TV and iWatch will be MIA at WWDC next month

Those hoping to get a peek at Apple’s game-changing future products at next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference reportedly need to “dial back [their] expectations or be disappointed.”<p>Despite Tim Cook’s promise from the WWDC stage last year that Cupertino would enter “new product categories,” no …

Apple's redesigned OS X reportedly debuting next month

For the past few years, Apple's desktop software has played second fiddle to iOS at its annual developer conference WWDC. According to <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman, who is seen as a reputable source for Apple news, that won't be the case next month.<p>It's long been speculated that OS X 10.10 will see a big …

Move Over, Bill Gates: Steve Ballmer Now Biggest Microsoft Shareholder

Bill Gates is no longer the largest individual shareholder of Microsoft, the computer software company he founded with Paul Allen in 1975.<p>That title …

Dutch Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Don’t Glow So Well

A pilot project for a futuristic method of illuminating roadways in the Netherlands shows that we still have a ways to go before “smart highways” are feasible.<p>The glow-in-the-dark roads envisioned by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineers at Heijmans Infrastructure have been in pilot …

Roads