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Microsoft pulls a 180, reverses Xbox One always-on DRM and used games policy

In a blog post, Xbox chief Don Mattrick says Microsoft heard the outcry from gamers and changed the much-derided policies.<p>Microsoft backtracked Wednesday on its much-derided policy that would have required Xbox One gamers to connect their consoles to the Internet once a day to prevent game …

What is Salvia?

Where to Send Your Dad for Father's Day

There's no better way to show your dad you love him than to send him away ... on a fabulous trip, that is.<p>SOPA/Corbis;Lee Harvey/Getty;Carpe Diem …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love listening to everything and have compiled a list of bands we think you should be listening to right now!<p>Below, we have provided a list of five artists that have been taking our ears on the best summer vacation they could have possibly asked for. Tune in for a wild …

Videography

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Why the war on drugs has been made redundant

The term "designer drug" became popular with the acid house and ecstasy boom in the 1990s, but it was never really accurate. The main ingredient in …

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PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

Sony

Apple iOS 7: Sleek, Elegant Software Redesign for iPhone, iPad

Apple product lovers, your iPhone and iPad interfaces will look radically different this year.<p>At Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference …

Craig Federighi

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Nanotech

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

Android this week: Google’s keyboard for all; Galaxy S 4 updated; Xperia Z going stock

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Google(s goog) continued an Android strategy this week to decouple core apps from the base software by releasing the native …

Samsung Galaxy

Google may not like it, but facial recognition is coming soon to Glass | Ars Technica

Startup founder outlines facial recognition for Glass, calls device a "car for the mind."<p>PALO ALTO, CA—Even while sitting in a café on University …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Splendid Landscapes Photography

The weekend is about to begin and it's time to check some super splendid photography, just for fun! I thought it would be great to share with you …

5 Bands You Should Be Listening To This Weekend

Lucky for you, we at FILTER love listening to everything and have compiled a list of bands we think you should be listening to right now!<p>May birthed some epic albums by a batch of our favorite artists, so for this installment, we're featuring those recent albums that we're <i>still</i> listening to on …

Indie Music

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

a beefier version of the Kossel

If you remember the DeltaMaker, which built on the Rostock designed by Johann Rocholl, then this new printer will be familiar to you. Johann …

3D Printing

The race to build the first 3D-printed building

Would you live in a house that came out of a printer? Would you prefer concrete, or plastic? Biodegradable, or weather resistant? Canal house or …

The Dreambox is a 3D Printing Vending Machine

In the corner of a hallowed hall at UC Berkeley sits a vending machine unlike any other: The Dreambox. It has a selection of 3D printed goodies that are available for purchase, and the buyer can even watch the object being made before their very eyes.<p>The Dreambox was built and founded by David …

Extraterrestrial 3D Printing

<i>The Made in Space team tests their printer in a weightless environment.</i><p>3D printing has recently gained momentum in many industries, allowing companies in automotive, aerospace, and medical fields to develop products and methods quicker than they’ve ever been able to before.<p>In partnership with NASA, …

Stained Glass Labs launches the app directory for Google Glass (updated)

Updated: 5:55 with information about another Glass apps directory.<p>[<i>Disclosure: Stained Glass Labs founder Redg Snodgrass is a consultant for VentureBeat’s MobileBeat conference, July 9-10 in San Francisco</i>.]<p>Google Glass is still in its developer testing phase, but one of the first app directory for …

Long Exposure Photographs of Fireflies in the Forests of Nagoya City by Yume Cyan | Colossal

<p>For the last month or so photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around …

Portrait of Lincoln, A Hyper-Realistic Bust of Abraham Lincoln by Kazuhiro Tsuji

Hollywood special effects artist Kazuhiro Tsuji has made “Portrait of Lincoln,” a hyper-realistic bust of the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln. It …

NASA Is Building An Intergalactic GPS

For your next family trip to Mars<p>You're probably already used to getting great GPS coverage in many of the places you visit. Now get ready for GPS in space. NASA is working to build a navigation system that would work anywhere in our solar system and beyond, IEEE Spectrum reported.<p>Spacecraft now …

Jimmy Fallon Edited Clips Of Brian Williams To Perform "Nuthin' But A 'G' Thang" And It's Amazing

A+ editorsmanship here.

The Corporate Takeover of Public Education

Independent research in recent months has documented that the nation's wealthiest philanthropic foundations are steering funding away from public school systems, attended by 90 percent of American students, and toward "challengers" to public education, especially charter schools.<p><i>Education Week</i> …