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Reusachtig priemgetal lost aloud probleem deels op

We hebben een nieuwkomer in de top tien van grootste bekende priemgetallen. Met een lengte van negen miljoen cijfers komt 10.223 × 231.172.165 + 1 …

'Nintendo NX wordt handheld en console in één'

Eurogamer claimt meerdere bronnen gesproken te hebben die bevestigen dat de aankomende Nintendo NX een handheld en console in één wordt. Dat komt …

Hacked Nintendo Power Glove lets you control drones like a wizard

More than 25 years after Lucas Barton fell in love with the Power Glove in <i>The Wizard</i>, Nintendo's impractical but undeniably cool hand-mounted NES controller has a new purpose — controlling drones. Engineer Nolan Moore used the peripheral as the basis for a gesture-based controller for the Parrot AR …

9 Google Maps tips that will make your life way easier

Predictive directions<p>See where you've gone<p>Offline maps<p>Search on your route<p>Beat the crowds<p>Traffic patterns<p>Where's the restroom?<p>Send directions<p>Become a Local Guide

Super-low loss quantum energy transport could revolutionize sunlight to energy conversion

The use of sunlight as an energy source is achieved in a number of ways, from conversion to electricity via photovoltaic (PV) panels, concentrated …

Dungeons & Dragons is booming online, but not in the way you think

When Polygon rolled into this year’s Gen Con in Indianapolis we couldn't find the Dungeons & Dragons booth. Turns out that the nation’s largest tabletop gaming convention — started by Gary Gygax, the father of D&D, himself — didn't have one. But it's not because D&D is falling on hard times. Quite …

Board Games

Final Fantasy 7 hits iOS, Android could be next

For many of us E3 2015 ended when Square Enix took the stage and announced Final Fantasy 7 was finally getting that HD remake we have been begging for many years. The same remake we were told time and again would never come. Nothing was going to beat this announcement! That still stands true for …

Final Fantasy

Project Ara killing electropermanent magnets that hold device together

<i>Update: Google has since clarified that the “Failed the droptest” hashtag was a joke. Google really is reworking the magnets, but not because they were necessarily falling apart. Apparently they just felt the process (along with other components like the camera) weren’t quite ready for primetime</i> …

Autonomous Vehicle

Former Google and Apple employees prepare to launch Nextbit smartphone September 1st

Nextbit, a mobile developer run by former Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC employees, plans to unveil its first Android smartphone on September 1st. In an interview with <i>CNET</i>, the company said the device will be priced in the "premium tier" of smartphones between $300 and $400 and will be, in the …

Cellular Networks

Deadpool makes a cameo in new 'Fantastic Four' trailer

The hype machine is kicking into high gear for <i>Deadpool</i>, Fox’s upcoming superhero flick starring Ryan Reynolds as the smart-mouthed comic book …

Comics

Nintendo Won’t Discount Digital Releases, Planning to Reward You For Buying Them Instead

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has discussed the company's policy of not discounting digital content and discussed plans to increase the value of these full-price digital releases in the future.<p>One of the commonly cited benefits of distributing content digitally is that it allows savings to be passed on …

Video Friday: iCub Is Evolving, Mind-Controlled Robot, and ROS for Drones

Now that we’re well past the crazy couple of weeks of ICRA and DRC, what do we have to get excited about with robotics? Why, everything, of course! …

Google AI chatbot hates children

We know Google is big on AI research – it acquired Deepmind last year, has partnered with Oxford University and is packing intelligence into everything from self-driving cars to Google Now. But sometimes that can be a little creepy.<p>A research paper published this week, blandly titled ‘A Neural …

Artificial Intelligence

What's Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise

Methodology<p>NASA's Model<p>Researchers who study the Earth's climate create models to test their assumptions about the causes and trajectory of global …

Climate Change

When are expensive cables worth it?

Commentary: It's almost always a waste of money to spend more on HDMI, USB, optical digital and speaker cables, not to mention DisplayPort, DVI, Ethernet and VGA. But are there any exceptions to the rule? Maybe.<p>There are few things that come in as wide a variety of prices as cables and …

Details Of Marvel's 'Hulk' Film Rights - Fans Can Relax About Sequel

Much has been made in the last two months of actor Mark Ruffalo’s comments about the future of the Marvel superhero Hulk on the big screen. In an interview with Collider, Ruffalo stated, “As far as a Hulk movie, a standalone Hulk movie, Marvel doesn’t really have the rights to that yet. That’s …

Marvel Universe

The E3 event schedule: Watch the PC Gaming Show right here

Gaming announcements are more fun with a friend, so let’s watch them together.<p>The Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow is about to begin, and we’re going to Los Angeles to tell you all about it. But you don’t have to completely rely on our (astounding) coverage. You can see it all just by …

E3

Graphene and printed electronics could usher in truly discreet wearables

The wearables market is in full swing, with a wide range of fitness trackers and smartwatches now on the market. However, the form factor is still perhaps not ideal, as bulky electronics have to be squeezed in behind a watch face. In the future, this type of issue could be solved by recent …

Nanotech

Opinion: Space: the final frontier and capitalism’s greatest opportunity

Physicists probe deep space, back and forward through billions of years of exciting cosmic history, light-years across black holes and ancient …