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The Lotus Evora 410 Is a Razorsharp Toy Americans Can Have

The Lotus Evora 400 is brilliant. The 410 is perfection.<p>When a US-spec Lotus Evora 400 with a stick is good enough to come second after an utterly complicated brand new supercar from Honda in our Performance Car of the Year test, you know Lotus has created something very special indeed.<p>Now, Lotus …

Player Uses A Pokémon Red Glitch To Quickly Beat Completely Different Game

Fun fact: the Game Boy Color’s memory doesn’t disappear when you turn it off. Players are taking advantage of this quirk in 2016, and using it to …

LHC to be out of action for a week while connections to transformer are replaced following visit from hungry fouine<p>The world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator has been brought to its knees by a beech marten, a member of the weasel family, that chewed through wiring connected to a …

Physics

Apple wants the FBI to reveal how it hacked the San Bernardino killer's iPhone

Apple Inc.refused to give theFBIsoftware the agency desperately wanted. Now Apple is the one that needs the FBI's assistance.<p>The FBI announced Monday that it managed to unlock an<p>iPhone 5c belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters without the help of Apple. And the agency has shown no interest …

Horny Elephant Goes on Car Crushing Rampage After Getting Rejected by Female Elephant

On Friday, a wild elephant made his way out of a nature reserve in southern China and headed for the highway. He had some cars to crush.<p>Officials …

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

A food scientist explains how to make the crispiest fried chicken in the world

But, according to a food scientist, one surprising ingredient could do the trick: vodka.<p>That's what J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, managing culinary director of food-enthusiast site SeriousEats.com, found after hundreds of experiments in the kitchen.<p>The reason vodka is the ideal ingredient for a fried-chicken …

Mario Kart re-enactment churns up real-life mall

We'd all love to play Mario Kart in real life. A handful of fans did exactly that, dressing as their favorite characters in this entertaining prank.<p>Nintendo's Mario Kart racing game has legions of loyal fans, but very few would dress up as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, Donkey Kong and Yoshi …

This app is helping Iranian people avoid the 'morality police'

If you grew up in the US or UK, the idea of someone policing your morality might seem a little alien. However, for young people in Iran, this is just part of daily life. The ‘morality police,’ known as Ershad (guidance) in Farsi, is a branch of the security services in the Islamic republic.<p>They …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Social Sciences

Look At How Happy This Dog Is With His Upgraded 3D-Printed Legs

Would you like to start a new year with a heartwarming update on Derby, the adorable dog with 3D-printed legs? The answer is “yes” unless you hate joy. We don’t know your life. Maybe you didn’t bawl your eyes out thirteen months ago watching Derby run for the first time thanks to his first set of …

Cute

A new Chrome extension completely filters Donald Trump off your internet

The software analyses websites for the use of his name and stops access to any website that contains it.<p>Its creator says that the tool hasn't just been created to filter out the often incendiary pronouncements of the presidential candidate — but in the hope of broadening the debate, too.<p>"I hope …

Xbox One/PC Cross-Platform Game Gigantic Delayed to 2016

Changes are afoot for Xbox One and PC game Gigantic and the team making it.<p>Developer Motiga has announced that the free-to-play game has been delayed to 2016, while the studio itself has cut 16 jobs as a result. These updates were shared as part of a studio blog post.<p>The Gigantic delay comes in …

Verizon Builds A Working Smartphone In Minecraft That Makes Video Calls And Has A Web Browser

There's no limit to what you can build in Minecraft. From a one-to-one scale model of the Starship Enterprise to a working CPU, the block-based video …

Skinny Jeans

Japanese researchers created holograms you can touch

The touchable holograms, called Fairy Lights, could serve as the beginning to developing technology where humans could interact with the hologram.<p>This could particularly come in handy in medicine, where hologram technology is used to demonstrate certain procedures.<p>The holograms were made using …

Xiaomi has come up with its own version of a Segway, for just over $300

Having built a formidable empire in just a few years on the success of its smartphones, Xiaomi is expanding into all kinds of electronics. On Monday, the Chinese company introduced its latest effort -- the Ninebot mini, a self-balancing, Segway-esque scooter.<p>The tech giant, currently the world's …

Xiaomi

Suit settled over car used in 'Back to the Future' films

Last year, the widow of automaker John DeLorean sued a Texas company she said has been illegally using the DeLorean name for years. The DMC-12, known simply as "the DeLorean," was driven by Michael J. Fox in the movie and has since gained a cult following.<p>Oct. 21, 2015 is the date Fox's Marty McFly …

These are the world’s “most creative” countries

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait.<p>It’s called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers …

Creativity

Metal Gear Solid 5 voice actress is doing a Let's Play of the game

Of all the characters in <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i>, the scantily-clad assassin Quiet is one of the most controversial. Some people love her, while others find her outfit to be crass pandering. But what about the woman behind Quiet?<p>In the video above, voice actress and model Stefanie …

Metal Gear

Koush's New Helium Chrome App Lets You Back Up And Restore Android Apps And Data Without Root, Even On Linux And Chrome OS

Developer Koushik Dutta, Koush for short, is well known around these parts for any number of apps. There's the ClockworkMod ROM Manager. There's …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

Portal 2 Improves Cognitive Skills More Than Lumosity Does, Study Finds

What does it mean when "entertainment" games improve players' test scores more than brain-training programs?<p>Like many people, Val Shute likes playing video games. But while she's gaming, she doesn't exactly think about the same things the average person does.<p>For example, Shute loved playing the …

Some iPhone 6 Plus Owners Claim It's Bending in Their Pockets

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus has an awesome new design feature fanboys can’t get enough of: Some owners of the 6.2-inch-tall device are complaining their …

Teardown Shows Apple’s iPhone 6 Cost at Least $200 to Build

More memory, more profits.<p>Apple spends $200 to $247 in parts and labor to build an iPhone 6, a teardown analysis of the device due to be released later today shows.<p>For the larger iPhone 6 Plus, the costs begin at $216 for the starting model and go as high as $263 for the 128 gigabyte model. The …

'Ready Player One' screenplay to be rewritten by 'Incredible Hulk' scribe Zak Penn

The screenplay for Warner Bros.' film adaptation of <i>Ready Player One</i>, the science fiction novel by Ernest Cline, will be rewritten by comic book movie writer Zak Penn, reports TheWrap.<p><i>Ready Player One</i> was first published by Random House in August 2011, but Warner Bros. acquired the film rights in …