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'House of Wolves' Already Appears To Solve One of Destiny's Biggest Problems

Information is starting to trickle out about Destiny’s second expansion, House of Wolves, and soon it’s going to become a flood. Later today, Bungie will hop on Twitch to explore some of the new content from the DLC, and explain some of the new systems they’ll be putting into place.<p>But we can catch …

NASA Telescopes Find Clear Skies and Water Vapor on Exoplanet

Astronomers using data from three of NASA's space telescopes -- Hubble, Spitzer and Kepler -- have discovered clear skies and steamy water vapor on a …

Live-action 'Destiny' trailer blends 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and Led Zeppelin

"Anybody speak space turtle?"<p><i>Destiny</i> is launching next week, and publisher Activision wants to make sure you don't forget. Just a few days after launching a sci-fi version of Google Street View to promote the game, today we have a surprisingly fun live-action trailer. While the game itself exudes a …

3 Reasons You Need to Play the Destiny Beta Today

If you are excited about the Destiny beta and the Destiny release, you need to find time to play the Destiny beta today, even for a little …

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor USB Car Charger Available for Preorder

As we had said, the ThinkGeek’s April Fools joke has become reality. Now the Back to the Future <b>Flux Capacitor USB car charger</b> has been available for …

Watch the First Trailer for Ridley Scott's Halo: Nightfall Show

Microsoft has released the first trailer for its upcoming Halo: Nightfall live-action digital series, which Ridley Scott is working on as an executive producer.<p>Not to be confused with the show Steven Spielberg is working on – that’s a separate digital feature – Halo: Nightfall will come bundled …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Business (Canada)

You can now inhale shots like air for just $700

Drinking is great, but there are so many drawbacks -- the calories, the glass that's cramping your dancing style, the half-hour wait for the buzz. Fortunately, Vapshot can solve all those issues (apart from the alcoholism) with its Vapshot mini machine by letting you inhale your liquor at home …

Behind the scenes at Hello Games, makers of 'No Man's Sky'

If you'd heard of Hello Games before this year's E3, it'd have been through playing the small indie studio's motorcycle stuntman sim, <i>Joe Danger</i>. But a quick visit to Sony's keynote stage by company founder Sean Murray has thrust Hello Games into the spotlight. It's all thanks to the ambitious new …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

This is the most ambitious game in the universe

Summon up every great space-exploration fantasy of the past century — from mining exotic planets in uncharted space to watching attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion — and convert that compendium of awesome into a game of unprecedented size and scale. That, in rough terms, is the …

NASA's Plutonium Problem Could End Deep-Space Exploration

In 1977, the Voyager 1 spacecraft left Earth on a five-year mission to explore Jupiter and Saturn. Thirty-six years later, the car-size probe is …

A Short Term And Long Term 'Destiny' Wish List

The Destiny Alpha draws to a close on PS4 today, and though I’ve already shared an extensive list of my thoughts, I thought it best to collect some brief observations on items that the game could tweak in both the short and long term.<p>The purpose of an Alpha is to collect player feedback, and this …

Astronaut posts first Vine from space, and it's lovely

Astronaut Reid Wiseman is currently zipping around miles above the surface of our Blue Marble inside the International Space Station. He's doing important scientific astronaut stuff, but he's also taking time to feed the public a series of stunning images from space via his very active Twitter …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Capital One

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

PlayStation 4 And Xbox One Are Energy Hogs

For all their graphical improvements and multimedia functionality, there's one place where Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are sorely lacking: energy efficiency.<p>This is according to a report released on Thursday from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), which found that both …

Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed

Researchers say they’ve uncovered more than 1,000 items lifted from other authors in Dylan’s ‘Chronicles.’ And that’s just the beginning.<p>For half a …

A father-son chat leads to first-of-its-kind NASA spacecraft

The human imagination is an amazing thing. Take for example the story of how a simple father-and-son chat led to a prototype spacecraft for landing on other planets.<p>One Friday evening in 2009, NASA engineer Stephen Altemus arrived home from work feeling, well, kind of frustrated.<p>Altemus, who was …

Boca Raton's most expensive home has Star Trek and Call of Duty-themed rooms

As much as we love <i>Star Trek</i>, we've never thought about modeling our home after the USS Enterprise. But then, we've never had $35 million in our back pocket, so what do we know? A mansion in Boca Raton has gone on sale for that eye-watering figure, boasting a bar and cinema based on the NCC 1701-D …

A Fighter Jet for the Road: 2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

Say hello to the most practical, ridiculous Lambo a whole heap of money can buy.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price (est.):</b> $245,000<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi R8, McLaren 650S, Porsche 911 Turbo S<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 5.2-liter V-10, 602 hp, 413 lb-ft; seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, AWD<p><b>EPA Fuel Economy (city/hwy, mfr.</b> …

Novena, The Crowdsourced, Fully-Open Laptop, Is Shipping This Winter

Hardware magician Bunnie Huang’s Novena laptop, a completely open-source computing machine, is fully funded and will ship in January. There are 13 hours left in the crowdfunding effort, but so far the system has surpassed its goal of $100,000 and is on course to raise over $500,000.<p>The laptop …

Groundbreaking experiment aims to create matter from light

In what could be a landmark moment in the history of science, physicists working at the Blackett Physics Laboratory in Imperial College London have …

Physics

Samsung Galaxy S5 Extended Battery Promises Days of Power

A new Samsung Galaxy S5 extended battery delivers nearly three times the capacity of the stock battery so that the phone can last for days without …

Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter

A pair of researchers predicted a method for turning light into matter 80 years ago, and now a new team of scientists are proposing a technique that could make that method happen in the purest way yet. The proposed method involves colliding two photons — the massless particles of light — that have …

Hunt for Alien Life May Focus on Water-Vapor Plumes

The Hubble Space Telescope is famous for finding black holes. It can pick out thousands of galaxies in a patch of sky the size of a thumbprint. The …

Astronomy

Why the death of Microsoft's Xbox One vision means we all lose

In defending the decision to strip the Kinect motion sensor from the Xbox One and sell a new entry-level console for $399, Microsoft executives Phil Spencer and Yusef Mehdi repeated the same whitewashed line: it's about consumer choice.<p>"If consumers choose that they don't want Kinect, or they want …

Star Wars Beach Towels

It’s time for sunbathing at the beach. Of course, also don’t forget to display your faith in Rebel Alliance or Galactic Empire. How? The <b>Star Wars</b> …