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Age of Empires: World Domination brings Microsoft's strategy game franchise to Android

Well over a year after it was first announced, developer Klab has finally released Age of Empires: World Domination for Android devices. The …

Adobe Lightroom mobile on Android is now available for free

Adobe ditched the Creative Cloud requirement for Lightroom mobile on iOS back in October, and now it's doing the same for Android. With an update to version 1.4 for the Android app, the photo-editing software is now free to use. This means that you'll no longer need that desktop software …

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The 10 most influential sci-fi movies of all time

Author Brian Clegg uses his new book, "Ten Billion Tomorrows," to show how a host of fictional topics has led to new discoveries in science and technology.<p>Here Clegg tells us about 10 movies in history that have influenced people to think about science beyond the classrooms and laboratories.

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The PlayStation VR Games Sony Announced Today Look Amazing

During its PlayStation Experience (PSX) event in San Francisco today, Sony unveiled some new information about the PlayStation VR and showed off some new titles. Unfortunately we’ve gotten no more information on dates aside from early 2016. However, the games we saw during today’s keynote look …

Virtual Reality

9 Books to Drop Everything and Read

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

The best photography books of 2015

A study of fallen meteorites made a big impact, while rural Russia, dying communities and London’s landscape also caught the eye<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>While many of the books I liked this year conformed to the …

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The cyborg chess players that can’t be beaten

Computers have revolutionised the way chess is played – and the best chess programs are impossible to beat. But could a player that’s part human and part computer be even more powerful?<p>It all started back in 1968 with a simple bet. A 23-year-old Scottish chess champion called David Levy was at a …

Artificial Intelligence
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The best novels of 2015

A truly vintage year for fiction with a strong Booker shortlist, dazzling debuts and a real masterpiece from an old hand<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>This has been quite a year for the novel, one of those exquisite vintages …

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The 18 Best Fiction Books Of 2015

In 2015, we were overwhelmed by the thoroughly kickass roster of new books on offer. We tore through some, and others we savored slowly. A few disappointed us, while many more thrilled us unexpectedly. Sci-fi, memoir, magical realism, short fiction, very (very) long novels, and genre-bending …

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Highest-Res Pluto Images Reveal A Complex, Beautiful World

Two weeks ago, I wrote about how difficult it can be to focus on science when the world is tearing itself apart. As this latest terrible chapter is being written into the already overwhelming history of violence on Earth, I worry I might find myself seeking solace from that post’s optimism more …

Remembering Robert Loggia, A Gruff Character Veteran With An Odd Resume

Robert Loggia passed away on Friday at the age of 85 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, but he’s not soon to be forgotten. Loggia was a long featured supporting actor over the years, gaining prominence in the 70s and 80s thanks to roles in films like <i>Big</i> and <i>Scarface</i>. But his career stretches …

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