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Fallout 4 Release Leads to Dip in Pornhub Traffic

On November 10, the day that Bethesda's long-awaited role-playing game Fallout 4 finally arrived on consoles and PC, traffic on Pornhub fell by as much as 10 percent, the site announced this week.<p>Pornhub released the chart below. It shows that traffic was actually up 5 percent among gamers in the …

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Devoted dog stands guard over dying friend for hours on side of road

Heartbreaking image of a dog that refused to leave the side of the road where his dying friend lay has been shared online<p>A photo of a loyal dog standing guard over a fellow canine that was hit by a car has been shared thousands of times online by animal lovers.<p>The heart-wrenching photo shows the …

PicoBrew Unveils ’3-D Printer for Beer’ With Recipes From Top Micro-Brewers

By<p>Wilson Rothman<p>Wilson Rothman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@wjrothman<p>wilson.rothman@wsj.com<p>You’ll soon be able to buy a machine designed to help people with “no brewing experience” make beer—brand-name beer—on their kitchen counter.<p>If you’ve ever brewed, or just watched someone slog through the …

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The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

This is a tricky story to write. The mysterious scientific observations it deals with could wind up being nothing, or they could amount to some new, interesting astrophysical phenomenon that gets its own little section in a planetary science textbook someday. But there's also the tiniest chance …

Spectacular Winning Images from the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest

Last month, we featured 10 spectacular finalists in the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and we're now happy to share the chosen winners. The contest attracted over 42,000 photographs from both professionals and amateurs, so we're sure that the judges had their work cut out for them!<p>These …

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More Than 8,400 Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA’s Apollo Moon Landings

Nearly half a century ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind with the Apollo program, which landed 12 men on the moon on nine missions between 1968 and 1972. The astronauts were equipped with Hasselblad medium-format cameras and instructed to take photos that have remained largely unseen by the …

MakerBot lays off another twenty percent of its workers

In April MakerBot laid off 20 percent of its workforce. Roughly six months later, it's doing it again, trimming another fifth of its payroll as it struggles to meet lofty ambitions and expectations set by its parent company Stratasys. In a blog post announcing the layoffs and a significant …

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

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This is the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo

Here are some words from Bugatti on the car's design:<p>Look for it at the Frankfurt show starting the week of September 14th, but there's no word on when it'll be available to download into <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>.

Star Wars: Battlefront gets a beta next month and a companion card game

We haven’t invented probe droids yes. That means, if you want to investigate something, you need to run a beta.<p>Publisher Electronic Arts announced today that it is launching a beta test for Star Wars: Battlefront in early October. The company says it will use the information it gets from letting …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Ashton Kutcher invests in esports startup Unikrn as it launches a global platform

First, billionaire investor and <i>Shark Tank</i> television celebrity Mark Cuban invested in Unikrn. Now Ashton Kutcher and Guy Oseary are investing in the esports gaming startup through their Sound Ventures investment firm. Unikrn is also launching its global platform today.<p>Following on a $7 million …

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Lilith - Olivia Wilde

If we're picking one character to be the star of the show, it would probably be the Siren Lilith, and Olivia Wilde would be fantastic at bringing her to life onscreen.

'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' studio is doing a 'Borderlands' movie

Lionsgate and two long-time Marvel producers are working on a <i>Borderlands</i> movie and, no, it's not called <i>Mad Max</i>. Lionsgate is the production company behind <i>Twilight</i>, <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>Ender's Game</i>, <i>Warm Bodies</i> and tons of other mainstream flicks, while producers Ari and Avi Arad have worked on the <i>Iron</i> …

Build the Life-Sized Object of Your Dreams with Giant LEGO Bricks for Adults

Anyone who's ever played with LEGO bricks knows there's something magical about assembling sophisticated structures and displays from a pile of individual pieces of plastic. Now, adults can have the same fun with EverBlock, a new modular building system of oversized blocks capable of forming …

Tesla's Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system

103 out of 100<p>How good is Tesla's Model S P85D? Insanely good, says <i>Consumer Reports</i>, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. "The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports' Ratings system, which …

The Evil Geniuses score $6.6M prize as winners of the Dota 2 International Championships

The Evil Geniuses esports team won the fifth annual Dota 2 International Championships, taking home a prize of $6.6 million.<p>With a total prize pool of $18 million, the tournament for the multiplayer online battle arena title was one more indicator that esports, or video games played in front of …

Japan’s ‘Hand Job Day’ Comes With Its Own Appropriate Mascot

If you’re one of the many who believes that pulling one’s pud is a celebratory affair that can be enjoyed everyday, then perhaps this news will appeal to you. This Tuesday, Japan is celebrating “Hand Job Day,” and the fapping holiday homes with its own mascot.<p>Here’s how it works: Masturbation in …

How Does Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous Mode’ Stack Up Against Bugatti, Lamborghini?

On Friday Tesla mastermind Elon Musk announced a new “Ludicrous Mode” for his electric Model S sedan and the upcoming Model X SUV.<p>He promised that …

Physicist Finds COMPUTER CODE In String Theory Equation

James Gates is a renowned theoretical physicist who has devoted himself to the incredibly complex and fascinating mathematics of string theory, …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

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Sex, robots, and virtual reality — the future is now

In case you needed a reminder that “lonely men with lots of disposable income” is a great target demographic for your products, well here you go: <i>The</i> …

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Oculus VR bought a firm that reconstructs 3D scenes in real time

I'm willing to bet that one of the best things about having Facebook in your back pocket is that your pocketbook is likely bottomless. How's that? Well, Oculus has acquired yet <i>another</i> company on its path to a retail model. This time it's Surreal Vision, a firm focused on "3D scene reconstruction" …

NASA competition pays you to design a 3D-printed habitat

If NASA is going to put humans on Mars and other distant worlds, it's going to need a place for explorers to stay -- and it wants your help building those extraterrestrial homes. The agency has launched the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, a competition to develop the best artificial housing for space …