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Neill Blomkamp's 'Alien' movie gets the greenlight, as seen on Instagram

In space, it seems everyone can hear you Instagram. After posting concept art for his dream "Alien" movie on Instagram, Neill Blomkamp has officially got the gig, as 20th Century Fox gives the film the green light.<p>According to Variety and Blomkamp himself -- on Instagram, of course -- the "Alien" …

NASA wants to build airship cities in the Venus sky

Since Venus is closer to Earth than Mars -- both in size and distance -- it would be a much more convenient candidate for manned exploration. There's just a slight hitch: the average temperature is 850 degrees F, and the atmosphere is 90 times denser than ours. In other words, you'd die in the …

This drone porn isn't real, it's just really creepy

As legislators scramble for answers, the porn industry is teasing our fears<p>As a journalist I get hundreds of pitches a day for various products and services. A few weeks ago I received one that stood out.<p><i>From: mike@pornhubcommunications.com Subject: Drone Catches Steamy Couple in High Rise Window;</i> …

J.K. Rowling Finally Gives Harry Potter Fans What They Want

After days of pretty underwhelming pieces of new ‘content’ on fansite <i>Pottermore</i>, J.K. Rowling has finally delivered. In her latest piece in the <i>12</i> …

The 7 weirdest things science has taught us about sex

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Corpses can be brought to orgasm, turkeys will mate with a head on a stick, and other bizarre factoids<p>Anna Pulley<p>December 14, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has made many groundbreaking discoveries through research and experimentation (and …

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

Grand Theft Auto 5's misogyny is a problem its creators must finally address

The doctrine of "if you don't like it, just don't buy it" is a useful defense for cynical purveyors of shoddy products. They would prefer that you move along and keep your opinions to yourself.<p>When used in video games, this cheap line usefully reduces the relationship between products and humans to …

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15 Minutes With 'Adr1ft' On Oculus Rift -- Weightless, Terrified, And Mesmerized

One of the most captivating moments at this year’s Game Awards show — and an apparent hit with the live audience — was a new trailer for Adam Orth’s <i>Adr1ft.</i> I was enthralled with the premise, environment, and suspense depicted by the <i>Adr1ft</i> trailer, so when I had the opportunity to try the game for …

20 fascinating facts for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

It revolutionalised the games industry and brought us classic titles such as Gran Turismo, Tekken and Resident Evil – and this week the original Sony PlayStation turns 20.<p>The machine hit Japanese shelves on 3 December 1994, barely a week after Sega’s rival Saturn console. But with its powerful …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

Sony Pictures Hacked, All Computers Reportedly Unusable

Reports that Sony Pictures has been hacked have been trickling in this morning, after a thread appeared on Reddit claiming all computers at the company were offline due to a hack.<p>According to the Reddit thread, an image appeared on all employee’s computers reading “Hacked by #GOP” and demanding …

Hackers shut down Sony Pictures' computers and are blackmailing the studio

Today, employees across the Sony Pictures offices were greeted with a strange picture as they tried to login to their computers. Since this afternoon, computers at the company have been completely unresponsive, showing a glowering CGI skeleton, a series of URL addresses, and a threatening message …

Why are so many video games broken at launch?

Allow me to begin with my very best Andy Rooney impersonation: When I was growing up, there was no such thing as a "day one patch." I went to Video Station on Saturday with my parents -- if I was <i>lucky</i> -- and came home with a single rented game for the weekend. <i>James Pond</i> or <i>Bubsy the Bobcat</i> or <i>Blast</i> …

This goofy-looking device makes first-person shooters much more exciting

The Woojer sounds like a stupid gimmick, and it arrives with a sales pitch we've heard before.<p>The product itself is a small box that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack of any device, and then you connect your headphones to the Woojer. The hardware works with any device that outputs audio, from your …

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Scientists Rediscover A Part Of The Brain That Was Forgotten For 100 Years

In 2012, researchers made note of a pathway in a region of the brain associated with reading, but "we couldn't find it in any atlas," said Jason Yeatman, a research scientist at the University of Washington's Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences. "We'd thought we had discovered a new pathway …

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Grand Theft Auto 5's first-person sex is lurid, graphic

With the leap from old gen to current gen, Rockstar's <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> brought with it one very interesting change: the ability to do everything in the game from a first-person perspective.<p>That shift in point of view that comes to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has a dramatic effect on everything …

Overwatch: What 10 rounds of Blizzard’s chaotic shooter taught me

The biggest stars at this year’s BlizzCon event had nothing to do with space aliens or the denizens of Azeroth. A bespectacled gorilla with a lightning gun and a cheery, time-traveling English soldier stole the show.<p>At its annual fan convention, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced Overwatch, …

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition review

Gallery: Dragon Age 3: Inquisition review<p>Gallery: Dragon Age 3: Inquisition review<p>+ 14<p>+ 13<p>+ 12<p>In 2011, <i>Dragon Age 2</i> inadvertently confirmed rampant …

Congratulations Ubisoft, You're The New EA

Yesterday, the dam broke for Ubisoft, and the gaming press and gaming public stopped fighting each other after two months of GamerGate warfare to turn toward a new common enemy. In fact, Ubisoft seems to have crossed so many lines with their recent Assassin’s Creed dual release, that critical …

Assassin's Creed Unity review: Paris burning

Unity falls short of the fresh start Assassin's Creed needs<p><i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> has the weight of a console transition lying heavily upon it.<p>As of Nov. 11, 2014, there will have been eight main Assassin's Creed games since 2007, including <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>. The series has seen annualized …

Organic Molecules in Titan's Atmosphere Appear to Defy Conventional Thinking

Titan is in some ways the most Earthlike body in the Solar System, with a thick atmosphere and prominent lakes, rivers, and seas. In place of water, …

I Spook People on Halloween for a Living

I always knew that writing and visual arts would be unpredictable career paths. But I’ve discovered that there is one thing that I can always count …

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How to access Hyperlapse's hidden settings

A large part of Hyperlapse's charm is its simplicity that lets you create a time-lapse video with a few taps of your finger. Should you want more control of your output, the app has a hidden Labs feature where you can adjust a number of settings, including resolution, frame rate, and various sound …

10 iOS 8 features you might want to disable

Since iOS 8 was released to the public last month, we have seen dozens of guides that show off tips and tricks to help users take full advantage of …

What effect does culture have on learning?

<b>How important are schools? That's the question posed by John Jerrim, a researcher at the Institute of Education.</b><p>To answer it, he looks at Australian families of Chinese heritage.<p>They go to Australian schools and yet they do not seem to absorb teaching like other Australians.<p>On one of the PISA …

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