Michael Kellner

11 Flips | 1 Magazine | 12 Likes | 1 Follower | @MichaelKell64kn | Keep up with Michael Kellner on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Michael Kellner”

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Confirmed For Dedicated Servers on PC

The PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops III will get dedicated servers, developer Treyarch has confirmed. Posting on Twitter, Treyarch director of development Cesar ‘pcdev' Stastny said that the PC version of the game will "use 100% dedicated servers for all ranked matches."<p>This should come as …

Santa Monica

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Why Call of Duty's zombie mode shouldn't have happened and almost didn't

Call of Duty's infectious take on zombie warfare was "lightning in a bottle," "a signature moment for the franchise," a reinvigorating, beloved bit of surprise development.<p>It was also almost killed once it was discovered.<p>"When you think about it, Call of Duty zombies shouldn't exist," said Mark …

Plague Inc. players raise $76K for Ebola fight

Players of <i>Plague Inc.</i>, a game about global pandemic, have raised $76,000 for organizations fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>Back in November, Ndemic Creations, the developer of <i>Plague Inc</i>., announced a campaign to raise money for organizations like the Red Cross, Disaster Emergency …

Dying Light in VR is terrifying, but also unfinished and unpolished

<i>Dying Light</i> played in virtual reality is a glimpse into what the future may bring, but the present isn't quite there yet.<p>It's one of the few AAA games that supports the Oculus Rift — <i>Alien Isolation</i> is another — so there's something amazing in being able to look around such a well-constructed …

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

After hours of staring at footage of a nearly barren seafloor, scientists are shocked when a Greenland shark puts in an appearance.<p><b>Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark</b> …

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 …

Sony plans a crazy movie crossover between Men in Black and 21 Jump Street

Sony Pictures is in the throes of mashing up its Jump Street and Men in Black franchises to create a new movie starring the leads of <i>21</i> and <i>22 Jump Street</i>, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>According to Sony emails leaked on the Internet by hackers, the movie will likely hit in 2016 or 2017 and not …

How Minecraft looks with realistic graphics

This animation of a realistic version of <i>Minecraft,</i> created in Blender by YouTuber Flashcode, prompted the following responses from my kids, ages 4, 8 and 10.<p>8yo: "Is this a real game?"<p>10yo: "No, idiot. But it's nice."<p>4yo: "Awesome."<p>It's a short film, in which Steve encounters a Skeleton, but …

Grand Theft Auto 5 gets first-person mode on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

They don’t take shortcuts at Rockstar. Back in June, when the company first announced PC and next-generation console versions of Grand Theft Auto V, industry watchers suspected that it wouldn’t be a simple 1080p upscale. And when the launch was subsequently delayed, those suspicions were confirmed. …