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Xiaomi goes after Alienware’s throne with a gaming laptop at 'half the price'

While Xiaomi is best known for its Android phones and home appliances, the Chinese brand is now branching out into gaming gear, with a new laptop that promises high-end graphics capabilities – and it costs only half as much in China as an Alienware with similar specs there.<p>The 15.6-inch Mi Gaming …

Nietzsche's Idea of the Eternal Recurrence

How would you feel about living your life again and again and again?<p>The idea of the eternal recurrence is one of the most famous and intriguing ideas …

Friedrich Nietzsche

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Hands-on: Making Mech Combat Feel Massive

Hands-on with a sequel people have been waiting 17 years to play.<p>Getting back into the pilot’s seat of a giant mech felt just like coming home - …

People are using recycled laptop batteries to power their homes

Why spend thousands of dollars on a Tesla Powerwall when you could build your own – for a fraction of the cost? This is a question many alternative …

bHaptics' TactSuit is VR haptic feedback done right

Every now and then, we come across a new attempt to bring haptic feedback to VR, but we've yet to see one that's fully convincing; those that are still around tend to be both pricey and far from ready for the market. Well, this is apparently no longer the case thanks to bHaptics. At HTC Vive X demo …

Virtual Reality

HoloKit is like Google Cardboard for augmented reality

The revelation behind Google Cardboard was that if you put your phone close enough to your eyes, it’s basically a VR headset — but it’s not quite that simple for mixed reality setups like Microsoft’s HoloLens. Or is it? HoloKit is an extremely clever DIY solution for a quick and dirty augmented …

Common antioxidant could slow symptoms of aging in human skin

These cross-section images show three-dimensional human skin models made of living skin cells. Untreated model skin (left panel) shows a thinner …

Endless Space 2 review – master of the universe

Taking control of your own sci-fi empire and conquering the universe is easier than you might think, in this impressive new strategy game.<p>During the …

Call of Duty

What Orwell Saw—and What He Missed—About Today’s World

He got it right about big government. But he didn’t see Silicon Valley coming.<p>While spending the last three years immersed in the works of George Orwell for a book I was researching and writing, I often was struck by how often his writing speaks to the problems of today. That’s especially …

Literature

In Denver, a storage container houses the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch — one of the only cricket farms in the country

Most passersby wouldn’t give much thought to the 40-foot-long storage container sitting on land along Morrison Road in Denver’s Westwood …

Grammarly raises $110 million for a better spell check

Some people really need help with grammar. By the way, “a lot” is two words. “Your” and “you’re” are not the same thing.<p>Grammarly has been quietly building a freemium grammar checker to help students, writers and people who want to make a good impression on social media or email. Now they’re …

This Mind-Bending Short Focuses on One Man's Greatest Fear: Symmetry

<i>Symmetropia</i> is a short film that starts weird, gets weirder, and then leaves you sitting there thinking, “What the hell just happened?”<p>It begins with …

Science Fiction

What Will Humans Look Like 10,000 Years From Now?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi.</i><p>All life on earth is constantly evolving: the process doesn't stop. As living …

Your guide to 2017 free days at Denver Zoo, museums and other cultural venues

Keeping track of all the free days at Denver metro-area museums and cultural institutions can feel a bit like coupon-clipping. Stockpile all the …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Christopher Lee’s SAS training influenced Lord Of The Rings as he knew the correct death noises

Christopher Lee’s experience as a member of the Secret Forces during World War II turned out to be incredibly helpful during filming of The Lord Of …

Christopher Lee

LG’s new 42.5-inch monitor can display four inputs at once

A 42.5-inch 4K IPS with FreeSync and oodles of ports<p>LG’s latest monitor is a big beast aimed at pro customers used to juggling multiple displays. It’s 42.5 inches wide, and has enough ports to show four screens at once from different sources. Oh, and it’s available for preorder for $697 (that price …

Scientists Can Now Pull the DNA of Ancient Humans Out of Cave Dirt

The technique will allow researchers to study Neanderthals and other prehistoric people without relying on fossils.<p>Around 45,000 years ago, in a Belgian cave, a Neanderthal died. As its body decayed, its cells split apart, spilling their contents onto the cave floor. Those remnants included the …

Anthropology

First Americans claim sparks controversy

<b>A study that claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago - much earlier than previously suggested - has run into controversy.</b><p>Humans are thought to have arrived in the New World no earlier than 25,000 years ago, so the find would push back the first evidence of settlement by more than …

Dude, Wes Anderson's New Movie Is Coming Out on 4/20

A slick new poster for 'Isle of Dogs' reveals exactly what type of movie the auteur's second animated film will be.<p>Today Fox Searchlight Pictures announced that Wes Anderson's highly anticipated stop-motion film about talking animals, <i>Isle of Dogs</i>, will be hitting theaters on April 20, 2018. The …

‘Blood Drive’ Trailer: Cannibals, Monsters, Cults, Nymphos & More In Syfy’s Grindhouse Series

Not for the fainthearted here. Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series <i>Blood Drive</i> starring Alan …

The Troubling Psychology of Pay-to-Loot Systems

Two video game psychologists weigh in on the tricks and impact of the increasingly popular pay-to-loot microtransaction trend.<p>“In behavioural …

Call of Duty

Little Nightmares review

<i>Little Nightmares</i> gave me an actual nightmare.<p>As I drifted off after an evening of playing the spooky puzzle-platformer, my mind filled with images of unnaturally long arms reaching for tiny hooded figures and I woke with my heart racing. I shook it off easily enough, but those few drowsy fearful …

Hands-on: eGPU enclosure + GTX 1080 Ti w/ MacBook Pro – Pascal works w/ macOS, but truly shines on Windows [Video]

After last week’s exciting release of Nvidia’s beta Pascal drivers for Mac, I was looking forward to trying the top of the line consumer GPU with my MacBook Pro. That GPU is none other than the venerable GeForce GTX 1080 Ti — a $700 card with 11 Gbps of GDDR5X memory and a 11 GB frame buffer. …

I revisited my 23andMe results that can now tell whether you may have an increased risk of cancer — here's what it was like

The test gave me information as varied as how much DNA I share with our Neanderthal ancestors, how much caffeine I most likely consume, and whether I may have a unibrow. It also let me know whether I'm carrying certain genetic variations related to diseases that could be passed on to kids.<p>In April …

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Mini-Factories For Drugs? Researchers Find A Way To Switch On 'Silent' Gene Clusters In Bacteria

Driven partly by the thirst to create efficient mini-factories for the manufacture of new drugs and biofuels, scientists have long sought to either …

Artist Sets Futuristic Dinner Party In World Reshaped By Rising Seas

What will our dinners look like when temperatures and sea levels rise and water floods our coastal towns and cities?<p>Allie Wist, 29, an associate art director at <i>Saveur</i> magazine, attempts to answer that question in her latest art project, "Flooded." It's a fictional photo essay (based on real …