Matthew Drawdy

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There's an argument for putting video games in the Olympics, former Blizzard exec says

Former Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo discussed the idea of putting eSports in the Olympics in a recent BBC interview.<p>"There's a very good argument for e-sports being in the Olympics," Pardo said. "I think the way that you look at eSports is that it's a very competitive skillset and you …

Gear VR fixes one of virtual reality's most annoying problems

Virtual reality can make your few moments of downtime feel surreal.<p>Last evening I was floating a few meters underwater, surrounded by half-submerged hunks of ice and Narwhals. I was "playing" a sort of passive underwater experience on the newly-released Gear VR, Samsung's portable virtual reality …

The problems with capitalism, as explained by a Minecraft hedge fund manager

<i>Minecraft</i> is a video game about placing blocks, but when Microsoft paid $2.5 billion for its developer Mojang, it wasn't just buying virtual Lego. It was buying a tool powerful enough to map entire countries, it was buying a way of involving citizens in public space design, and it was buying a …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …

UK could get its first dedicated eSports arena in 2015

LONDON — The UK already has several dedicated eSports teams, but now it's set to get its first ever arena dedicated to the pursuit.<p>The planned arena …

How 4 Mexican Immigrant Kids and Their Cheap Robot Beat MIT

<i>Editor's note: Ten years ago, WIRED contributing editor Joshua Davis wrote a story about four high school students in Phoenix, Arizona—three of them</i> …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

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The Jurassic Coast Is Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Place In England... With A Prehistoric Secret

By jove! We do declare we've just stumbled upon the most beautiful spot in all of England!<p>The Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles of pristine waterfront on the country's southern coast. Among the rolling trails and sandy beaches, you'll find rock formations from the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous …

Megabots: Paintball with giant robots

A MegaBot is the sort of robot that stands out in a crowd. Run by a driver-and-gunner team, the 15-ft (4.5-m) tall walking robot weighs 15,000 lb …

Orion spacecraft arrives at NASA Kennedy, “First step on journey to Mars”

NASA's first space-bound Orion capsule is seen in silhouette, set against the pad lights at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 37B …

Sing, Dance And Die With This 'Walking Dead' Musical Parody

There's not a whole lot of time for music in the world of "The Walking Dead." Certainly not anymore; we're a long way away from all those times Beth …

Gaming’s Mom problem: Why do we refuse to feature mothers in games?

Joel cradled his daughter’s head in his hands, pleading with her to be okay. "Come on, baby. Please." And then she was quiet. "Don’t do this to me, baby. Don’t do this to me, baby girl."<p>The scene’s edge wears off once you realize you’ve seen this repeated in several other games.<p><i>Warning: This</i> …

The European Space Agency’s Not-So-Crazy Plan to 3D Print a Base on the Moon

Architectural firm Foster + Partners produced this video along with the European Space Agency showing how a lunar base could be constructed by 3D …

Film company does the inevitable: shoots porn using a drone

Here's the deal: if a device has a camera, it <i>will</i> be used to shoot porn. No exceptions -- not even if that device is a drone. Brooklyn film company Ghost+Cow shot a project called, erm, Drone Boning, using only unmanned aerial vehicles. Despite the name, the film really is quite artistic and …