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Keyboards and mice connect to and control next-gen game consoles with XIM4 adapter (video)

Perhaps you're a long-time PC gamer, but the massive marketing campaigns waged by Microsoft and Sony have had the desired effect, and you've taken the next-gen plunge. But in doing so, must you exchange your mad mouse and keyboard skills for the clumsy controls offered by DualShock and Xbox …

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing receives royal pardon

Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker who took his own life after undergoing chemical castration following a conviction for homosexual activity, has been granted a posthumous royal pardon 59 years after his death.<p>The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma …

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Teen buys £450 Xbox One on eBay and only receives photo of console - Pocket-lint

'Tis the season for...online scams and fraudulent activity.<p>A 19-year-old Nottingham teenager tried to buy a Day One version of Microsoft's Xbox One …

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Palantir: The worst-kept $9B secret in Silicon Valley

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: Jakub Jirsak/Thinkstock<p>Businessweek is reporting that “secretive” data-analysis company Palantir is raising another …

New research maps the secret structure of the sun

A discovery that could help explain everything from solar storms to sunspots<p><i>The phenomenon of solar flares, as seen above, might be better understood thanks to the discovery of giant cells.</i><p>Nearly half a century ago, scientists started to unravel the structure of the sun and determine how solar …

Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the park below took out her phone and posed for the type of photograph that recently gave Oxford Dictionaries its word of the year.<p>She made the cover of …

The price of being single

Much is heard about the travails of 'hardworking families' – but it is those on their own who often pay over the odds<p>If you listen to politicians and certain parts of the media, you'd think only "hardworking families" were affected by the rising cost of living, hikes in energy bills and …

If you believe The Matrix franchise, what we think is our everyday life is in fact a simulation generated by an all-powerful computer. However this idea may not simply be science fiction and 'cosmic rays' could reveal that we are indeed living in a simulated universe. According to Discover magazine, physicists can offer us the ability to test whether we live in our own virtual Matrix, by studying radiation from space. More here: http://fw.to/8QtnaZV

Brilliant But Evil: Gaming Company Fined $1 Million For Secretly Using Players' Computers To Mine Bitcoin

Back in April, an online gamer noticed that his computer seemed to be working harder than it should be given what he had running on it. When he checked his logs, he realized that his computer, much to his surprise, had joined a Bitcoin mining pool in the Czech Republic and was helping someone to …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Milky Way Shines Over Crater Lake in Stunning Panorama (Photo)

The arc of the Milky Way glows over Crater Lake in this magnificent panorama.<p>Night sky photographer Steve Zigler took this shot in late May from a …

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Explaining nuclear fusion: is it the way forward for cheap energy?

With a new nuclear fission power station given the green light, Professor Steve Cowley examines whether nuclear fusion could soon be a viable alternative<p><b>The government has recently approved a new</b> <b>nuclear fission</b> <b>power station. But could nuclear fusion soon be a viable alternative? Professor Steve</b> …

Ask Ethan #10: Why is the Universe the same everywhere?

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden …

Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province

At least 10,000 people are thought to have died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed the area, swallowing coastal towns, a senior police official said early on Sunday morning.<p>About 70-80% of the buildings in the …

New iPad Bursts Into Flames - Should You Worry About Your Device?

<i>Update: It was reported earlier that the iPad in question was a new iPad Air, but sources in Australia are now unclear on what exact model of iPad was involved in the incident.</i><p>“A burst of flames” shot out of the charging port of an Apple iPad demo model at a Vodafone store in Australia’s capital …

Fascinating Hypothesis: The Whole Idea Of Species Doesn't Apply To Certain Organisms

One group of scientists is arguing that certain organisms, about a millimeter in size or slightly smaller, don't form species at all.<p>Meiofauna are pretty weird. That's the term for all organisms that are an in-between size, about one-half to one millimeter, so they're much bigger than bacteria, but …

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How Biz Stone’s biggest mistake spawned Twitter - http://tcrn.ch/1a8Po6O

The Coming Resolution Wars Between PS4 And Xbox One

It’s been a rumor for some time now and technically still is, but it seems like it’s time to talk about this coming/current controversy of the differences in resolution between certain launch games for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>There are a growing collection of “insiders” who are all …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: If You Really Care About Video Game Resolution, Get A Gaming PC

The rumors are swirling. <i>Battlefield 4</i> will be 720p on Xbox One, and the rarely-seen 900p on PS4. <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> will be basically the same, but 1080p on PS4. The list of next-gen game rumors and speculation over frame rates and resolutions goes on and on. And nobody’s talking thanks to various …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

It's Windows XP. For The...Nintendo Famicom.

If you're the type to fear Windows 8 and seek solace in the arms of something older, you can always go left field and not only step back to Windows …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Why both the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 are likely to have an “always listening” function

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Among the many leaked screenshots, videos and lists of specifications for the Nexus 5(s goog), the most interesting …

Experience: I disappeared for 30 years 'A bad trip was the catalyst for unexpected change.' http://gu.com/p/3j4ac/fb Photograph: Murdo MacLeod for the Guardian

Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation

Newton's equation first appeared in the <i>Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica</i>, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually landed on Isaac Newton's head, as some stories would have it, this equation describes …