Michael Pregler

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Dark Souls to Final Fantasy: 10 hardest bosses ever in video games

<b>As Dark Souls III ushers in a new batch of nightmare boss fights, we round-up the most brutally challenging boss encounters gaming has ever thrown at</b> …

Dark Souls

21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

Game Boy mod plays nearly any classic Nintendo game

It's trivial to play vintage Nintendo games if you're not picky about what devices you use. But what if you miss the look and feel of the original Game Boy? Wermy has an answer: build a Game Boy that does it all. His Game Boy Zero modification uses a Raspberry Pi Zero, a modified game cartridge and …

Retrogaming

Brave will pay you in Bitcoins for browsing the web (updated)

Brendan Eich, the controversial former CEO of Mozilla, recently launched Brave, a privacy-focused browser that blocks ads and trackers. While that concept isn't new, Brave has a twist: You'll have to pay to completely block ads, and if you allow replacement ads (reportedly free of bloat, tracking …

Digital Advertising

Why It's So Hard for AI to Play Some Games

When Google’s AI beat a world champion at Go, scientists and technologists around the globe held it up as a watershed moment for AI. But why, …

Artificial Intelligence

The 30 Funniest Single Panels in Comic Book History

Yesterday, we asked you what your favorite single panels in comics were. The results gave us some of the best laughs we’ve seen in a long time. So, …

Comics

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Watch Stephen Hawking and Paul Rudd Face Off in a Game of Quantum Chess

Quick, who would win in a game of quantum chess: the brilliant, world-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, or the goofy, lovable actor …

This Amazing, Obsessive Mario 64 Theory Has Set Tumblr on Fire With Infinite Parallel Worlds

Even if you don’t care about video games or the online “speedrun” culture that’s dedicated to finding glitches to beat them in faster and more …

Analysis of Software Architectures

Presentation can be found at Software design principles for evolving architectures. <b><br>Layered architecture</b> is the most common architecture. It is also …

OnePlus X Is a $250 Phone That's Shockingly Good-Looking

I’m a big fan of cheap phones, an obsession that’s been well documented. I’ve tried the Moto G, Nexus 5, and OnePlus One, and have loved them all. …

The 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Must Read Before You Die, According to Amazon

Assembling the list of the most essential science fiction and fantasy books is a huge undertaking, but Amazon has tackled it. And their list is not …

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains a fake Mars mission so well it almost hurts

If you aren't excited for the film adaptation of "The Martian," a bestselling sci-fi novel by Andy Weir, this new video starring Neil deGrasse Tyson may do the trick.<p>Complete with epic music, stunning animations, and poetic narration from Tyson, it's clear the team behind the upcoming movie created …

Mars Mission

The Elder Scrolls Online's guild bank disabled

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> developer Zenimax Online Studios disabled the game's guild bank feature today on European and North American servers, according to a post on the game's official forums.<p>The developers did not explain why the guild bank feature was disabled in the massively multiplayer online …

3D Vector Graphics on a WWII Radar Tube with Arduino

Sunnydale resident Eric Schaepler is a Google hardware engineer by day, and a serious alpha maker by night. Among other “down time” accomplishments, Schaepler placed second in the “minimalist” category in Jeri Ellsworth and Chris Gammell’s 2011 555 timer contest (with his 555 AM radio), and …

Your Touchscreen Usage Is So Unique It Can Be Used as a Password

It turns out that your seemingly random taps, swipes, and other finger gestures on a touchscreen display might not be so random after all. In fact, …

Watch 30 Years of Mobile Phones Come Together as a Digital Orchestra

What do you get if you take 30 mobile phones and 4 pagers from across the last 30 years, and wire them together with a sound system? An oddly catchy …

Motorola