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Watch a crushed Life Saver emit light at 28,000 frames per second

Destin from Smarter Every Day just polted a cool video on his alt channel: a demonstration of triboluminescence that occurs when a Wint-O-Green Life …

Watch origami fold with no one touching it

Scientists have discovered a way to fold origami — without physically touching it. By shining different colors of light on a sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic, researchers remotely bent it into various 3D shapes, according to a paper published Friday in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>The key discovery was …

CNN tries to explain Russian hacking methods, ends up using screenshot from Fallout 3

Tipsters have taken to social forums to bring out apparent stark resemblances to Fallout 3 in-game hacking screenshots.<p>In a seemingly bizarre …

Muslim-Americans React to Donald Trump Winning the Election: 'I Fear for My Muslim Family'

Muslim-Americans took to Twitter on election night to express their dismay at the election of Donald Trump, a man who has repeatedly said he would …

Report: Nintendo will finally kill the Wii U

Four years after launching the console back in 2012, Nintendo will reportedly end Wii U production for good on Friday, November 4th.<p>Earlier this …

Retrogaming

This Woman Was Sexually Assaulted in a Video Game

When she yelled at him to stop, he started chasing her.<p>A woman playing a virtual-reality game called QuiVr was virtually groped by a male player, prompting a discussion about harassment and rules in the VR setting. In a Medium post describing the virtual incident, Jordan Belamire says one of the …

Sharing a VR headset might give you real life eye herpes

If you thought falling down in front of a small crowd was the worst thing that could happen to you while testing a VR headset, try again. There's a …

Trump uses policy speech to attack media, promises to sue accusers

GETTSYBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T to buy Time Warner if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a “power structure” rigged against both him and voters.<p>Trump, whose candidacy has …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk to the media: 'You're killing people'

Elon Musk has a message for journalists: Embrace self-driving cars or it will cost lives.<p>"You're killing people," Musk said in a call with reporters …

Zuckerberg defends Thiel's $1.25M Trump campaign donation in internal memo

Silicon Valley is still fuming over Facebook board member (and PayPal co-founder) Peter Thiel’s $1.25 million donation to the Trump campaign this week. Just yesterday, Project Include — a non-profit that works tirelessly to improve diversity in tech — cut ties with the valley’s most successful …

Silicon Valley

If Only No Man’s Sky Could Go Unreleased Forever

I’m a little sad that No Man’s Sky is being released.<p>This is surely not an uncommon feeling: sometimes the long weeks of anticipation leading up to …

Pokémon Go to get new monsters & lure features, but crazy Nintendo valuation correcting

Comic-Con participants got a heads-up on future development of Pokémon Go from Niantic Labs founder John Hanke, reports <i>Engadget</i>.<p>To start, more Pokémon critters will eventually make their way to Go, although Hanke’s wording makes it sound like not all of them will make the cut. “Beyond first …

Pokémon

Nintendo loses billions in value after 'Pokemon Go' truth bomb

<i>Pokemon Go</i> is an unprecedented success, but Nintendo recently admitted it won't directly profit from the augmented reality game, leading to a loss of $6.7 billion in Nintendo's market value on Monday. Nintendo's market value rose by $7.5 billion on July 11th, just after <i>Pokemon Go</i> went public and …

Nintendo Stock Slumps As Investors Realize It Doesn't Make Pokémon Go

Nintendo’s share price on the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 17% Monday after the company revealed new details on its financial stake in the gaming …

Scientists Have Discovered That Dogs Don't Make The Best Pets

Brace yourselves dog lovers. Man’s best friend could potentially be replaced with an even better friend according to new findings from animal welfare …

Pets

Hindu Leader Wants Blizzard To Drop Symmetra's Devi Skin From Overwatch

Nintendo NES Mini Can't Connect to Internet, Won't Get More Games

Earlier this week, Nintendo unexpectedly announced that its famous NES console is coming back with a mini version due out in November. It comes with 30 games, including some great ones like Super Mario Bros. 1-3, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong.<p>Now, Nintendo has confirmed some further details …

The Struggle To Bring More Women Into Game Development

According To Science, You've Probably Been Pooping Wrong Your Whole Life

Stool, feces, excrement, dung and even poop. It doesn't matter what you call it, you're doing it every day (I hope) and you're probably doing it …

Pokémon Go Could Be A Death Sentence For A Black Man

Sexist internet trolls are literally ‘losers’ say scientists

Surprise, surprise, men who don't win at games (or life) are more likely to harass women online.<p>The bigger picture<p>It would be easy to write off the …

The next iPhone reportedly starts with twice the storage

Apple maintained that a 16GB iPhone was enough last year, but the company might be singing a different tune in 2016. A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> source claims that the next iPhone will start with 32GB of storage -- at last, buyers of the base model won't have to be quite so thrifty with their free space. …

All The Racy Stuff Changed For Tokyo Mirage Sessions' Western Release

Here's Why People Make Bad Decisions And Don't Listen to Experts

Brexit, anyone?<p>The gap between expert analysis and public opinion seems to be widening by the day. In the US, there is significant popular support …

Climbing Everest in Virtual Reality Was More Powerful Than Any Video Game

This is virtual tourism meeting its most epic potential, the sort of project that really isn't for the players, but for the people.<p>Interstellar battles against war-mongering alien races. Sprawling, supernatural worlds full of magic and monsters. Alternative-history action adventures with all the …

Virtual Reality

From Dragon Age to games that foster behavioral change | Polygon

Once thought of as just a dream — is the hyperloop a real possibility?

It sounds like science fiction: a hyperloop that propels passengers traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in levitating pods through a nearly airless tube. Their pace rivals the speed of sound. The journey takes only 30 minutes.<p>According to Brogan BamBrogan, former SpaceX engineer and now …

Elon Musk Says We’re Probably Living In A Computer Simulation – Here’s The Science

In a recent interview at the Code Conference in California, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested we are living inside a computer simulation. …

Singularity

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Movement is a major character in new Broadway revival<p>4:24 p.m. Dec. 21, 2017<p>The administration’s tax plan will eliminate the tax deduction on alimony …

Selfie horror as 6 men die trying to rescue drowning friend in Ganges river

One man’s attempt to take a selfie while standing in the Ganges river has resulted in seven deaths, after six others drowned one-by-one attempting to save him - and one another.<p>Even for India, which has the unenviable record of more ‘selfie deaths’ per year than any other country, the scale of the …