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Watch This Bicycle Go 80 MPH

Probably not do-it-yourself<p>Tom Donhou, a bicycle builder based in Hackney, London, just went 80 mph on a bike. As a point of reference: You or I might hit 30 mph, tops, on a flat surface; a professional might max out at about 45 mph. But to get anywhere over that speed, you need a bike explicitly …

Breastfeeding for six months can delay breast cancer onset by a decade

Spanish study of 504 women shows earlier onset of breast cancer in women who breastfed for less than six months<p>Breastfeeding is so protective against breast cancer that it can delay the onset of the disease by 10 years – but only among women who do so for over six months and do not smoke, new …

Top MP3s of the Week (6/28)

Kele’s back, <i>Twin Peaks</i> director David Lynch continues to creep us out (and soothe our funny bones), and Willis Earl Beal troll’d us all with a new …

88 Amazing Photography Links That You Won't Want to Miss

With another terrific week in the world of photography passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low in all corners …

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Vivitouch headphones vibrate around your ear to simulate a theatrical experience

Peripheral manufacturer Vivitouch will launch a new line of headphones later this year that cover the entire ear and vibrate the surrounding skin, a sensation similar to sticking your entire head into a subwoofer.<p>The new set of headphones have been designed to "ramp up" sound without gamers having …

7 Grand Steps Review

Few games promise you a narrative that spans multiple centuries and multiple generations. Even fewer can actually pull it off. 7 Grand Steps: What the Ancients Begat not only delivers on a sprawling player-driven story, but also makes the process look astonishingly simple. Played like a board game …

Game Videos, Video Game Videos

Minecraft developer Mojang unleashing new game next week

Developer Mojang is always busy improving its block-building phenom Minecraft, but it also has a few teams working on other projects. That includes the hex-based collectible-card game Scrolls, which it’s preparing to release in open beta next week.<p>Mojang announced that Scrolls will be available for …

Your lingering BioShock Infinite questions answered (more or less)

<i>This post contains spoilers for BioShock Infinite.</i><p>Developer Irrational Games’ first-person action title BioShock Infinite (available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC) has been out for a couple of months now, but forums and message boards are still full of gamers’ unanswered questions about …

The top 6 MMOs you should be playing this year

Massively multiplayer online games have long suffered from a nauseating lack of originality, smothered in an endless monotony of grinding away on dire rabbits for experience points and completing a never-ending strings of cookie-cutter, carrot-on-a-stick fetch quests. That trend continues even to …

Steam Trading Cards reward in-game achievements with game coupons and DLC

Steam is introducing Trading Cards, a beta system that lets you earn rewards while you play Steam games. Similar to Xbox Achievements, the Trading Cards system will add to your "Steam Level," a system-wide XP bar of sorts, but Valve is also giving users the chance to earn rewards through collecting …

Writing about games: A lifelong quest to keep passion alive

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I have played video games as far back as I can remember. One of my earliest memories is opening up the original Nintendo Entertainment System one Christmas …

Google to launch ‘Google Play Games’ platform services for game developers

Google is evidently serious about making games easier to discover on the Android platform. Android Police reported Saturday that it received a leak of a full document describing the new Google Play Games service that makes Android games more social.<p>The platform is much like Game Center on Apple’s …