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What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

The Announcement Trailer For Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

The Legofication of DC’s superheroes has worked pretty well so far. There’s a lot you can get away with in this style, including Batman and Superman …

Your first look at what’s out there in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

TT Games is all set to dip back into the Lego well (as if there was ever a doubt) for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham<i>.</i> After <i>Lego Batman 2</i> introduced …

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Today Batman Fights A Lion. And A Nightwing.

From today’s <b>Batman</b> #31, as previously revealed at C2E2…<p>This is probably the scene that sums up the <b>Zero Year</b> storyline more than ever. Taking the …

Batman Dad Harrassing Wife And Kids Vine Compilation

If you haven't seen an of the individual Vine videos before, this is a compilation of the hero Gotham neither wants nor deserves harassing his wife …

Batman: Arkham Knight slips to 2015, turns Batmobile into a tank

<i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> had originally been set for a 2014 release, but Rocksteady Studios now won’t be delivering the game until 2015, as producer Dax …

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Batman and Superman Movie Confirmed at Comic-Con 2013

Getty<p>Your move, Marvel.<p>Warner Bros. has announced a new movie that will feature both Superman <i>and</i> Batman. The news was made during WB's Comic-Con presentation in Hall H -- much to the delight of Con fans, many of whom had camped out all night to get a seat in the hall. (The story was reported …

Looks Legit: Batman Arkham Knight Video Game Trailer

This is 'Father to Son', the announcement trailer for Batman: Arkham Knight due out later this year (for PS4, XBox One and PC). Awesome, but I still …

E3 2014: Batman Arkham Knight preview – attack of the Batmobile

If the Arkham Knight demo shown at E3 is anything to go by, Gotham's greatest enemy may not be the Penguin, the Joker or any other sociopathic super villain. It may be Batman's car. At the rate this armoured wrecking machine is able to plough through the city, there won't be much left of the Dark …

Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Only male avatars will be allowed to fight in the newest virtual world of Assassin's Creed. While that could sound like a dismal place to many, it's that way because female avatars are just too much work to create, according to Polygon.<p>Ubisoft, the creator of Assassin's Creed, unveiled the latest …

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Mars or bust, says new report on NASA human space exploration

If<p>NASAis to make great strides in its human spaceflight program, it needs to go big or go home -- and get to the Martian surface, says a new congressionally mandated report.<p>But the 285-page report from the National Research Council goes on to say the agency won't succeed unless it does so in a …

NASA readies Mars 'flying saucer' for risky hypersonic flight test

The wispy atmosphere of Mars is 99 percent thinner than Earth's -- not great for slowing down space ships or metorites. NASA's testing a way to make it work, however, using a helium balloon, rockets and a Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) vehicle, which looks suspiciously like a UFO. The …

How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

When you unwrap it, break off a piece and stick it in your mouth, it doesn't remind you of the pyramids, a suspension bridge or a skyscraper; but chocolate, says materials scientist Mark Miodownik, "is one of our greatest engineering creations."<p>True, it begins with a cocoa bean plucked from a tree. …

8 Things You Didn't Know About Apple's New iOS 8

Get ready, Apple fans: The next mobile operating system upgrade, iOS 8, is coming to iPhones and iPads this fall. It’s got a couple big new features: …

App Store in macOS 10.14 & iOS 12: Free trials for non-subscription apps, more

The WWDC keynote has come and gone. Apple announced a lot of exciting changes to iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. I can’t wait to see what developers can do with all of the new APIs, and how these products are refined ahead of their fall releases. Be sure to stay on 9to5mac.com this summer to follow …

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Headphones that cost more than your mortgage payment

The pitch:<p>With the announcement of the sale Beats Electronics, which includes Dr. Dre’s Beats line of audio products, to Apple AAPL, +0.77% for a …

Apple Introduces iOS 8 And Texting Will Never Be The Same

Apple introduced its latest update to the iPhone operating system, iOS 8, at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday. If you're a big texter, some of the changes should make your life a lot easier. iOS 8 will be available for the iPhone 4S and above this fall.<p>If …

MIT's robotic limbs pave the way for real-life Doc Ock (video)

Two groups of MIT scientists are working on robotic limbs, which when worn together can make you look like one famous comic book villain: Doctor Octopus. Unlike prosthetic limbs developed to replace real ones, the teams' (from MIT's d'Arbeloff Laboratory) Supernumerary Robotic Limbs (SRLs) are …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

Razer Junglecat iPhone Case

Renowned for its high-end gaming hardware and accessories, Razer has announced its newest gaming<p>Renowned for its high-end gaming hardware and accessories, Razer has announced its newest gaming peripheral: the Junglecat. The Junglecat is a case that plugs into the iPhone‘s Lightning port and …

Sony stops shipping PSP: farewell to a landmark handheld machine

It was Ridge Racer that did it. The first time a lot of people saw that early Sony PSP title, they couldn't quite believe the clarity of the visuals – it genuinely was like having a console game in the palm of your hand. While Nintendo always makes beautiful little games that fit into the fun-sized …

Conan Shows Us A World Where Google’s Self Driving Car “Has A Few Bugs”

Last week, Google showed off the prototype for its self-driving cars. Designed from scratch, the little bug-like vehicles look like gum drops on wheels (and they even have little <i>faces</i>,) inviting us into a relatively uncertain future where technology and a set of sensors literally take the wheel. …