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This new Nest ad highlights the most amazing moments its smart cameras caught on video this year

People captured the various absurd, scary, and romantic clips with the Wi-Fi-enabled smart camera called "Nest Cam" that the company launched this summer.<p>The devices are meant to be placed around a person's home for security and surveillance purposes and are often used to check on pets or look out …

Home Security

Researchers determined 4 reasons why you can't quit Facebook

Many of us have tried, yet come crawling back days later to get our daily fix of racist commentary from balding ex-high school classmates.<p>Now, a new paper from Cornell Information Science, published in Social Media + Society, helps explain why we're so attached to the social media empire, and what …

Mark Zuckerberg

Now robots can learn about the world the same way babies do

Babies try all sorts of experiments as they learn to interact with the world around them. It’s a happy, chaotic, organic process. Now a science team has tried something similar, by teaching robots how to interact with things by mimicking how children play.<p>When engineers or researchers teach a robot …

Chemicals In E-Cigarette Flavors May Cause 'Popcorn Lung'

There are over 7,000 electronic cigarette, or vaping, flavors on the market right now – fruit, candy, and cocktail, just to name a few. But while …

This map illustrates which countries are achieving gender equality in science

Globally, just 28% of R&D workers are women, according to a study by UNESCO. Although in a few countries more than half of researchers are women, and in Myanmar, the highest scoring country, the figure is 86%.<p>Latin American countries that score well include Argentina and Venezuela with 53% and 54% …

Science in nonscary words: Council hosting 'XKCD' creator

For most people not directly involved in the study of science, anything scientific- or technology-related can be intriguing and intimidating. Almost prohibitively so. Even for those attempting to stay fairly well-versed, new ground is being covered at such a fast pace that it can be difficult to …

Science

NASA releases new visualization of space environment at Pluto

This video shows a simulation of the space environment all the way out to Pluto in the months surrounding New Horizons' July 2015 flyby. At the time, …

Family's Mental Disorders May Shape Your Interests

A brother with autism or a grandmother with depression could help determine which subjects you find intellectually engaging, according to new …

Paradise Avoided: Why Largest Dinosaurs Skipped the Tropics

Giant dinosaurs steered clear of the tropics for tens of millions of years because wild climate swings there were too much for them to handle, …

Dinosaurs

Gaming Deals: $90 for Two New PS4 Games, $20 PS TV, $40 PlayStation Plus

If you're a Best Buy Elite or Elite Plus member, you can access the store's Black Friday deals today only on its website. The New 3DS XL is $180, Grand Theft Auto V is $35, and Assassin's Creed Syndicate is $35, among other deals. If you're a Gamers Club Unlocked member, your 20 percent discount …

Mad Max

PlayStation TV on sale for just $20 at Best Buy

A price cut in advance of Black Friday<p>The PlayStation TV, Sony's PlayStation Vita-playing, PlayStation 4-streaming set-top device, is on sale at Best Buy for a great deal just ahead of Black Friday. The retailer has marked down the box from its usual $79.99 price point to a new low of $19.99, …

Xbox Games With Gold brings you Thief, Operation Flashpoint and more in December

Microsoft is closing out 2015 with a relatively weak Games With Gold lineup next month, although Xbox Live Gold subscribers will get a fifth free game as an "extra gift for the holidays," the company announced today.<p>December will kick off with NeocoreGames' <i>The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing</i> …

'The Division' Is A Game I'm Not Sure Anyone Is Asking For

<i>The Division</i> is a very excited idea, an open world environment set in New York after a viral attack. You and other agents are sent in to assess the threat and it origins along with fighting enemy agents as well.<p>It’s an massively multiplayer shooter that’s nearly impossible to encapsulate in a demo. …

MMOGs

It's No Surprise At All That PS4 'Battlefront' Players Dwarf Xbox One And PC Combined

I saw a few headlines this weekend that seemed rather odd to me. Based on player tracking stats from P-stats.com, they said that PS4 had more <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> players than Xbox One and PC combined.<p>Since this is a third party tracking site, the numbers won’t be exact, but they are supposed to …

Selling

Xbox One compatibility with original Xbox 'very challenging'

With the rollout of the Xbox One's latest system update, dubbed the "New Xbox One Experience", Microsoft has introduced backwards compatibility with …

Backward Compatibility

Opinion: Steam Machines Aren't Helping PC Gaming Evolve

Steam Machines were supposed to bring PC gaming to the masses, but cost, convenience, and confusion are holding them back.<p>The first wave of Valve’s …

Steam Machines

Nintendo’s biggest successes — and fumbles — from the era of the Super NES

It’s been 25 years since the Super Famicom — better known to us Westerners as the Super Nintendo, or SNES — launched to long lines and countrywide sell-outs in Japan. While the console enjoyed a healthy dominance in its homeland, it was a participant in an incredibly fierce marketing battle against …

Microsoft's Xbox One Elite console is worth the extra cash

Microsoft’s Xbox One console hasn’t changed much since its introduction two years ago. It’s still a big black set-top box that will dominate your living room, but Microsoft has a new, slightly more powerful version available this month. The Xbox One Elite console switches out the traditional 512GB …

Super Nintendo turns 25: Why it’s the best game console ever

Super Nintendo. Just reading that phrase fills you with happiness and warmth.<p>The Super Nintendo Entertainment System came out in its first territory, Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom), on November 21, 1990. Yup, the classic console that sold 49.10 million boxes worldwide is 25 years …

Retrogaming

GTA V ‘Map Editor’ Mod Lets You Spawn Props

The Custom Content Creator in GTA Online is a fine tool for tinkering with Los Santos with friends, but there isn’t much around that lets you …

How Xbox 360 Dominated a Decade

<i>This article was originally published on GameSpot on November 22 to mark the Xbox 360's ten-year anniversary. Here we have republished it in light of Microsoft's decision to cease production of its longstanding console.</i><p><i>The Xbox team had bold ambitions, but few within the company would have expected</i> …

Red Dead Redemption

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