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My Goodness, Someone Made A Scale Model Of The Titanic In Halo 5

Halo 5 came out almost three years ago, but the community is sticking with the game and continuing to create astounding maps using the game's Forge tools. The latest example is a scale recreation of the Titanic from user C0naN 0007. The map was spotlighted by Brusky and the Halo Spark Forge …

Halo

Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize 'Gundam' dream

SHINTO, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.<p>Developed at Sakakibara …

Robotics

Canadian town's effort to rename 'Swastika Trail' street goes to court

Case of street named in the 1920s divides Ontario town of Puslinch, as some condemn offensive symbol and others say it’s part of history<p>A street named Swastika Trail has sparked a polarising debate in a small Canadian municipality, where residents have taken their cause to court after a months-long …

Rights & Freedoms

Photos of the Chinese Town That Duplicated Paris

Tianducheng isn’t the only city in China with an uncanny familiarity.<p>On the eastern coast of China—some 6,000 miles from the City of Light—a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower dominates Tianducheng’s skyline.<p>Known as the “Paris of the East”, the luxury real estate development in Zhejiang province …

France

'Bloggergate' fiasco leads Dublin hotel to ban bloggers in the most hilarious way possible

An Irish hotel has banned bloggers and other influencers after a 22-year-old YouTuber broke down in tears when she was refused free accomodation.<p>Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer first emailed Charleville Lodge in Dublin to seek a tit for tat arrangement seeking a free five night …

Morgan Freeman

Blade Shadow heads to the US to slay your PC

Are you ready to ditch the bought-and-paid-for PC on your desk in favor of a subscription to a remote computer?<p>For all sorts of products we've irremediably blurred the lines between renting vs. owning, local vs. cloud -- but are we ready to do the same for the PC? Blade thinks so, and over the past …

Intel Corporation

This Simple Animation Answers Everything About How A Clutch Works

Many of us have a basic idea of what our car’s clutch does, but still find all the teeth and springs confusing when we actually look at one out of …

Animation

Black Ember launches the Citadel Collection, an IPX6 rated modular backpack

Backpacks are a dime a dozen normally. You can find one by walking into any department store, but generally cheaper backpacks don’t last long. A backpack’s quality can make or break the experience you have with it. Cheap backpacks are never comfortable, fall apart easily, and never fit enough stuff …

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Horror

Tesla's all-electric semi truck will start at $150,000

The entry model will have a 300 mile range, or for $180,000 you can get a version with a 500 mile range.<p>Tesla has quietly released the expected prices of its new all-electric semi truck on its website. Two options will be available, with the only difference between the tow being the range you can …

Semi Truck

Cards Against Humanity buys land at Mexican border in bid to stop Donald Trump building wall

The company behind the popular game Cards Against Humanity says it has bought up a plot of vacant land along the Mexican-American border in a bid to stop Donald Trump building a wall.<p>Known for its promotional stunts, the game company said it was "going to save America" because the "government is …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Black Mirror

GoPro bravely sacrifices itself to capture first-person view of being devoured by lava

Not many people have been swallowed up by lava and survived — in fact, the number has to be somewhere around zero, if I had to guess — and the same …

Brave passengers board last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Fearless flyers laughed in the face of superstition when they boarded the last ever Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th.<p>Travelling on the “unluckiest day of the year” could save you some pounds, but a journey straight to HEL on the 13th hour of the superstitious date is one flight most would …

What Is a Bump Fire Stock?

On Sunday, Oct. 1, a country music festival in Las Vegas became the scene of a mass killing when a gunman positioned in a high-rise hotel began …

Las Vegas

The ISS delivers a view of the solar eclipse you just have to see

Now that all the eclipse hype has died down you probably think it’s time to move on with your boring old non-eclipse life and get back to business. …

Space

Physicists create antimatter

Physicists working in Europe say they've created atoms made of antimatter, or antiatoms, opening up the possibility of experiments in a realm once reserved for sci-fi writers.<p><b>Physicists working in Europe have passed through nature's looking glass and have created atoms made of antimatter, or</b> …

Physics

I Paid Women To Play Overwatch With Me, And It Was Fantastic

Earlier this week, on Fiverr.com, I selected Biu’s “Basic” package which, in exchange for $5, granted me her company for five <i>Overwatch</i> games. In her …

Overwatch

$50 gadget adds a high-tech Head Up Display to any car

Unless you’ve got money to burn, luxury cars aren’t really worth the money anymore. Cars from affordable brands like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai and …

Chinese companies are torching trash off power lines with flame-throwing drones

That's got to be the most metal way to clean a power line.<p>Chinese companies have engineered an alarming-looking way of eliminating trash hanging on …

No, seriously. The Nokia 3310 is coming back

The Nokia 3310 had a reputation for hardiness. You could throw it down a flight of stairs, spill a pint over it, or drop it into a pool of mud, and it would emerge unscathed. It was like the <i>Wolverine</i> of phones, and for that reason, it remains a firm fan favorite.<p>And now it’s coming back, almost 17 …

Jason Statham Could Defeat Megalodon by Frightening Small Whales

In March 2018, all your brutal, bombastic, and wet dreams will come true by way of <i>Meg</i>, a movie in which <i>Crank</i>’s Jason Statham will battle a megalodon. …

Whales

Clever Hacker Installs Amazon's Alexa in His Video Game Spaceship

Now that's what I call a mod.<p>You may never be able to pilot your own personal spaceship through the actual void of space, but the video game <i>Elite Dangerous</i> is probably the next best thing. And if having your own virtual ship isn't quite enough, you can also have your own voice-controlled ship's …

First Aliens Found in Elite: Dangerous

A player in the galaxy-spanning space combat game Elite: Dangerous has revealed a new, intriguing secret: proof of alien life. According to a post on Reddit, Xbox user DP Sayre discovered and recorded the first alien contact while playing the game on Xbox One.<p>Developer Frontier Games seemed to …

Razer Project Valerie is a gaming laptop with a triple-screen surprise

Get immersed in this multimonitor CES prototype from Razer, with two extra pull-out screens.<p>Every year at CES, Razer is a good for a couple of cool PC prototypes or concept pieces. The inventive tech company was once best known for its hard-core gaming accessories, like mice and keyboards, but has …

Razer

Glyph is a portable movie theater powered by your smartphone

Watching movies through a headset is going to happen for all of us at some point in the near future. You might think it’ll be a VR headset, like Oculus, but chances are the portable entertainment system of the future will be a lot more like Avegant’s ‘Glyph.’<p>What is it?<p>The Glyph is a multimedia …

CES 2017: Razer's New Projector Turns Your Whole Room Into a Battlefield

Surround-sight.<p>Razer revealed Project Ariana, its new Chroma-enabled, whole-room projector that reacts in real-time, surrounding users in video and …

Razer

NASA Animation Offers a Freakishly Accurate Look at This Year's Coast-to-Coast Eclipse

On August 21st, a shadow produced by a total solar eclipse will travel from the USA’s Pacific coast right through to the Atlantic coast—something …

Star Trek: Discovery Has Lost Bryan Fuller as Showrunner

The much-anticipated new <i>Star Trek</i> series, <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>, just lost one of its key players: showrunner Bryan Fuller, who is apparently too busy …

Science Fiction

It's Coming! Get Ready for the 'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us.<p>On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from …