Logan Swartzendruber

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Worlds Adrift made me believe in MMOs again

On one screen, a developer is demonstrating Worlds Adrift [official site], and explaining that players have hand-crafted everything I can see. The …

Scientists create time crystals, a rule-bending new form of matter

A new phase of matter, called a time crystal, has been created and observed for the first time. In a regular crystal, the atoms are arranged in a …

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

You Don't Need to Be a Rocket Scientist to Enjoy These Quantum Physics Visualizations

The universe’s subatomic particle collisions get an artistic spin.<p>For the average person, the principles of quantum physics are a cognitive obstacle course. Even more esoteric is the visualization of the movement of subatomic particles. Hoping to simplify and beautify the phenomenon of quantum …

Player Finds Incredible Way To Push Pokémon Yellow To Game Boy's Limit

This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses <i>Pokémon Yellow</i> to push the boundaries of what a …

Google's new AI has learned to become 'highly aggressive' in stressful situations

Late last year, famed physicist Stephen Hawking issued a warning that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence will either be "the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity".<p>We've all seen the <i>Terminator</i> movies, and the apocalyptic nightmare that the self-aware AI system, …

Artificial Intelligence

Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR

Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in …

Intel Working on Massive x86 Processor Revamp: Should AMD Be Worried?

The next three years should prove very interesting in the desktop CPU market as both Intel and AMD gear up for a massive fight for market share. To counter AMD’s 2017 launch of its new Ryzen CPUs, Intel is also looking at bolstering its performance by ditching the Core architecture and streamlining …

The Current, Canonical Star Wars Timeline

After Disney purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, the official Star Wars canon was reset; all the books, games, and comics that had taken place in the Star …

Star Wars

Gigabyte’s new compact gaming PC continues the trend of weird-looking computers

Gigabyte’s Brix brand has been around for a while, and now the company is launching another member of the Brix series, the BRIX-GZ1DTi7. And with the strange green mesh, oval cross section, and glowing LED lights, it’s another gaming PC that has me wondering why we can’t simply make powerful …

STAR WARS to Read and Watch After Seeing ROGUE ONE

<i>Warning: Spoilers follow for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.</i><p>It’s happened. You’ve watched a new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. After seeing <i>Rogue One</i>, chances are …

RANKED: The 10 best Super Mario games ever made

A mustachioed Italian plumber with a penchant for jumping on the heads of his enemies is, unbelievably, one of the most popular video game characters in the world. Hell, he's one of the most popular characters in the world <i>period</i>.<p>I'm of course talking about your friend and mine, Super Mario:<p>In the …

Retrogaming

EA Basically Confirms Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Has Single-Player; No Plans to Revive 1313

Star Wars: Battlefront was generally well-received, but some--including Star Wars actor John Boyega--lamented the fact that it didn't have a single-player mode. EA has teased that the sequel may have a single-player mode in the past, and now it's all but confirmed.<p>As part of an incredibly …

Luke Skywalker

Scientists Named This Planet Tatooine Because It's So Similar To Luke Skywalker's Home

It has twin suns.<p>Sometimes science is as strange as fiction.<p>In 2011, astronomers gazing out into the night sky identified a planet with twin suns, …

Password-Free Guest WiFi from Raspberry Pi

Anytime you’re having more than a handful of people over to your place for a wild rager or LAN party (or both), you’ll generally need a way to make …

Raspberry Pi

BioWare's "Five Days of Freebies" Promotion Clarified

<b>[UPDATE]</b> As it turns out, the BioWare "five days of freebies" campaign involves rewteeting BioWare's tweets for a chance to win special gaming items such as this "limited edition signed copy of The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition." We apologize for any confusion caused by this story's original …

Freebies

Why are Nintendo 3DS systems so hard to find right now?

Holiday shopping is almost over, and there’s nary a 3DS to be found<p>Even with the Nintendo Switch on its way, there are plenty of reasons to pick up a Nintendo 3DS this holiday season. Trouble is, many shoppers are having a rough time finding the handheld at retailers, with severely limited stock …

Nintendo Switch reportedly runs a lot slower when undocked

A detailed report from Digital Foundry has uncovered much of the hardware inside the Nintendo Switch, including the clock speeds for the CPU and GPU …

Nintendo Switch

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens reveals Rey's parents, says Daisy Ridley

Ever since <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> reached cinemas late last year, fans of the series have been wondering who Rey’s mysterious parents …

New Bluetooth devices will have faster speeds and longer range

Over the next year, we’re going to start seeing devices with Bluetooth connections that are faster and work over much longer ranges than what can currently be achieved.<p>That should all happen thanks to the changes in Bluetooth 5, a new standard that’s launching today. Companies are now able to begin …

Networking

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing - ExtremeTech

By on December 7, 2016 at 3:31 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The idea that AMD might license …

Computer Hardware

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Won’t Get a Sequel

Although “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is breaking records before it has even hit theaters, a sequel will not happen, LucasFilm President Kathleen …

Finally, we'll see new Zelda: Breath of the Wild gameplay this week

After a long wait since E3 in June, Nintendo will finally unleash a fresh look at The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this week.New gameplay will …

Breath of the Wild

Obi-Wan Kenobi Will Connect to Future Saga 'Star Wars' Films

You can’t tell Obi-Wan Kenobi’s extended backstory in a standalone solo film if that backstory will spoil the secrets of <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> and</i> …

Star Wars 8: Luke Skywalker's first line may have just been revealed

With <i>Rogue One</i> just weeks away, there is officially one year to go until the release of <i>Star Wars Episode VIII</i>.<p>Not much is known about Rian Johnson's …

You Can Now Play Halo 5 on PC: Here's How

If you've been crossing your fingers for a Halo 5 PC release, you prayers have been answered — well, partially, at least. Halo 5: Forge is a free …

Nvidia’s GTX 1080 can crack passwords as easily as it can game

Nvidia’s latest GTX 1080 graphics card is good for more than just gaming, turns out its new Pascal architecture is excellent for digital forensics, …

Ready to become a cyborg? This dermal implant will give you a sixth sense

The international team of activists, technologists, and body-hackers known as Cyborg Nest want to give you a sixth sense — and, with apologies to M. …

Zelda: Wind Waker HD, Animal Crossing 3DS Price Cuts, Mario 3D Land New 3DS Bundle Announced

Coming August 26.<p>Nintendo has announced that several Wii U and 3DS games will be receiving permanent price cuts on August 26, including The Legend of …