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India Achieves First-Ever Surplus of Power

For the first time since India’s independence in 1947, the country now has a power surplus. This is a remarkable achievement as India was just a few …

Appliance Science: How Alexa learns about you

How do services like Amazon's Alexa understand your voice? Appliance Science looks at the role of machine learning and natural language processing in your voice-controlled future.<p>In my last column, I looked at how Amazon's Echo device and the Alexa voice service allows you to control things with …

Machine Learning

New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and …

Nanotech

Provocative Overwatch Cosplay Is Incredibly Awesome

This Overwatch Cosplay Is Crazy Good<p>If it isn’t apparent already, Blizzard has hit a homerun with Overwatch. Since the game’s debut a couple of …

How To Empower And Protect Your Nerdy Kid

It started out with a dorky laugh. It was the kind of nervous laughter that happens after you say something you’re not totally sure about. Our son …

The Fantastic Worlds of Guy Gavriel Kay

<i>I FIRST READ Guy Gavriel Kay’s Fionavar Tapestry trilogy as an undergraduate, in a course on the fantastic, alongside Tolkien’s</i> Lord of the Rings<i>.</i> …

Review: No Man's Sky – In space, no one can hear you yawn

No Man’s Sky is an interesting… thing. I don’t really want to refer to it as a game, because chores aren’t games, at least not the good ones.<p>Before …

The swimsuit, idol, and swimsuit idol cosplayers of Summer Comiket 2016【Photos】

<b>Cosplayers</b> covered all bases at the massive <b>anime</b> art event.<p>As Japan’s biggest gathering of independent comic producers and anime-style artists, …

Star

'Legends of Tomorrow': Will Beebo Defeat Mallus?<p>Legends of Tomorrow 7 hours ago<p>Legends of Tomorrow<p>Here's Proof Politicians Like Cosplaying As 'Dragon …

How to Have a Happy, Healthy Convention Season

<i>We continue our journey to our Year of Mental Health with a look at how you can survive conventions. Make sure that you check out Take This Org for</i> …

Thought Diseases Were Bad? Cthulhu Is The New Pandemic

<i>Pandemic</i> is one of the most beloved table top games of the modern era. It’s spawned several follow-ups including a dice based version called <i>The Cure</i> …

Board Games

Fear The Walking Dead Season 2b has “a different look and feel”

There are changes afoot as <i>Fear The Walking Dead</i> heads into the second half of Season 2. We spoke to actors Alycia Debnam-Carey, who plays Alicia, and …

The Walking Dead

Noted Anti-Comic Book & Anti-RPG Doctor Sent to Prison

Credit: TSR<p>Outspoken critic of roleplaying Games and comic books Thomas Radecki has been sentenced to 11 to 22 years in prison after a long-running …

Dungeons and Dragons

Polymorph Your Friends Into Critters With These Essential Episodes

It’s only natural to want to share your love of <b>Critical Role</b> with your friends. But with over 60 episodes clocking in around four hours each, telling …

New “Potter” E-Books Will Bring Pottermore Offline

<i>Harry Potter</i> fans awoke to a truly magical surprise this morning when an article from The Bookseller had made it’s rounds on social media overnight, …

Books

Let your cosplay soar: Make it look like you're really flying with this awesome, simple trick【Pics】

No Photoshopping or camera manipulation needed in this ingeniously creative idea.<p>We’ve seen a lot of cool (and hilarious) <b>cosplay ideas</b> before, but …

Bot Creates Beautiful Maps of Fantasy Novel Worlds and Then Tweets Them Every Hour

Forget Middle-earth and Westeros. It's all about the Shore of Old Naykirp.<p>Is the task of coming up with all those names for regions and cities preventing you from writing that epic fantasy trilogy? Well you're in luck, because there is a Twitter bot that generates thousands of fantasy novel-style …

Star

Exclusive 'Avengers: Infinity War' Hulk Busting the Hulkbuster Figure is Back<p>Funko 18 hours ago<p>Funko<p>New Overwatch LEGO Line Announced, Coming …

Power Rangers

Claire Droppert's Emotions: Straight Out of A Fantasy Novel

<i>All Images By Claire Droppert. Used Under Creative Commons License.</i><p>Traditionally when one thinks of Portraits almost always people are the subject, …

Photography

Black Cosplayers Talk About Self-Doubt

Shannon I., 23, didn’t want to leave her Baltimore hotel room. For months, she had been looking forward to Otakon, Baltimore’s annual anime …

You Knew It Was True: Online Gaming Increases Test Scores

Video game players like to pride ourselves on our fabulous reflexes and our ability to hold our bladders. But now there’s something else that gamers …

Geek