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Rose 3-pointer gives Bulls win over Cavaliers | Reuters

CHICAGO — Almost immediately, guard Derrick Rose recognized the problem with the inbounds pass that the Chicago Bulls had scripted during a timeout with three seconds remaining.<p>“It was a broken play,” Rose said.<p>So he fixed it.<p>Rose banked in a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Bulls to a 99-96 …

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Hack These Cool Off-the-Shelf Toys into Robots

There’s a long tradition of hacking toys to make robots. Why settle for what some manufacturer designed? Add a microcontroller to an R/C car and you have an instant self stopping robot car. Stick some RFID electronics in a teddy bear and suddenly it can respond to objects around it. Hacking is all …

Here's the futuristic piece of tech that NASA is betting all its Mars chips on

When you're planning a trip, one of the most important things to remember is factoring in the transportation cost. And that's especially true for space travel.<p>Traveling to Mars is going to be expensive, so NASA is betting on the future development of a more efficient and less costly type of …

How New Technologies Push Us Toward the Past

Reading all the stories and hearing the rumors about Apple’s autonomous vehicles, Google’s drones, and Amazon’s experiments with new delivery systems, it’s easy to imagine looking out your window in a few short years and seeing a world that is positively Jetsons-like. Think through the implications …

AI Project Designed To Recognize Scenes Surprises By Identifying Objects, Too

In this week’s edition of ‘omg the machines are on the verge of sentience,’ we bring you news of a research project out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: A system designed to recognize specific scenes, which is a key ingredient in making computers smarter, turned out …

Matt Barnes earns $50k fine for the trash-talking situation with James Harden's mom

The NBA announced a $50,000 fine for using inappropriate language.<p>Let's start from the beginning. On Wednesday, the Rockets beat the Clippers. James Harden's mother, Monja Willis, was at the game. Irascible Clippers forward Matt Barnes was on the floor. One thing lead to another and ...<p>That's two …

Video Game Hacker Sentenced To Death (In 'Guild Wars 2')

Nobody likes a cheater.<p>In <i>Guild Wars 2,</i> cheating can lead to a grave consequence: The death penalty.<p>After numerous <i>Guild Wars 2</i> players complained and took video footage of a character called DarkSide using various exploits to do things like teleport, deal extra damage, and avoid incoming damage from …

Are We Ever Going To Develop Faster-Than-Light Travel?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means you aren’t going to be firing up a warp drive anytime soon.<p>Top image: Mark Rademaker<p>Long before …