William Joseph Hilstrom III

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Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

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'Shadow of Mordor' Succeeds Because It Makes Death Matter

Shadow of Mordor is an average game that ascends dangerously close to greatness because of a single mechanic. It’s not a very common notion, given that most games are a sum of their parts, but Mordor is in a unique situation where one aspect of it shines brighter than nearly everything else in the …

The Keyboard’s Strange Impact On Your Baby’s Name

Parenthood is filled with emotional, semi-rational decisions, and none of these is more visceral than naming a baby.<p>Today’s most popular names have a weird commonality – they’re mostly written with the right hand on a typical keyboard.<p>For the past few years, researchers have been developing …

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The Latest Posters for ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Feature Haute Rebel Couture

It must be a little bit awkward to advertise for the <i>Hunger Games</i>, since pretty much the whole reason Collins created the series was to lambaste the advertising industry. Apparently, that’s stopped the franchise from literally nothing, as their latest French Vanilla marketing campaign has …

Russell Brand absolutely demolishes Fox News over Ferguson coverage

On the latest episode of his Web series, the British comedian takes Fox to task for its one-sidedness<p>Russell Brand eviscerated Fox News’ coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday, blasting the network for its one-sidedness.<p>“It’s so outrageous,” Brand said on the latest episode of …

I caught every Pokémon and it only took most of my life

The road to catching all 719 Pokémon was paved with a childhood's worth of free time, a healthy commute and one very promiscuous ditto.<p>I've played every generation of Pokémon and every version since it came to America in 1998.<p>I remember my first hit: I was eight, and my parents thought it would be …

This Is What It Would Look Like if Michael Bay Directed 'Up'

Well, this is one of the more inexplicable mash-up videos as yet coughed forth from the bowels of the Internet: some genius/insane person on YouTube decided to hypothesize what would happen if Michael Bay had directed Disney/Pixar's Oscar-winning animated fable "Up." And it's pretty amazing.<p>At …

Gaming is not the most important thing in my life

"What’s your favorite video game?"<p>This is what people ask when they find out what I do. I have a stock answer: <i>Super Mario 64</i>. It's probably not my favorite game, but it satisfies people. It's a game they've heard of and that we all can agree was important. It's one of my favorite games, sure, but …

Here's a Sh*tload of Celebrities Revealing Their Favorite Curse Words on 'Inside the Actors Studio'

In case you weren't counting, "Inside the Actors Studio" turns twenty this week.<p>To celebrate the anniversary, we thought of bringing you the funniest moments from the show or even the most profound thoughts from stars such as Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and the late, great Paul Newman, but instead we …

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition gives freedom back to the Dungeon Master

When the fourth edition of Dungeons and Dragons came out in 2008 I pounced on it. I hadn't played D&D since middle school and the new system had a lot of good buzz. I coaxed and cajoled a core group of five players together and for the next four years met monthly to lead a small group of characters …

Fixing chess: One game developer's redesign of a 1,500-year-old game

The weekend's chess matches with my father ended as they always do, but with a twist.<p>I lost, mostly, but it wasn't to a checkmate. Instead it happened four times when he managed to get both of his warrior kings across the board's midline. That last midline crossing happened despite my defensive …

From hoverboards to lightsabers: five film inventions in the works

Scientists are going back to the future to make these cinematic sci-fi innovations a virtual reality<p>• Star Wars lightsabers finally invented • Killer robots in film – in pictures<p>Important as they surely are, news of most manufacturing advances passes us by, mainly on account of it being so boring …

XCOM: Enemy Unknown board game announced, playable next week

Board and card game publisher Fantasy Flight Games has partnered with Firaxis Games to bring the hit game <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> to life as a board game. <i>XCOM The Board Game</i>, which was announced today, will be demonstrated next week at GenCon 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana for the first time in</i> …

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

Making an indie game for Xbox One costs just over $5,000

So let's say that you want to quit your day job and start making indie games. It's a noble pursuit to to be sure, and with Microsoft's Independent Developers @ Xbox program for Xbox One, it's supposedly pretty easy. What Redmond doesn't tell you, however, is just how much it'll cost you. That's …

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

TouchPico - Android powered pico projector puts a touchscreen anywhere

Every once in a while a truly great and innovative campaign lands on the crowd funding websites. This time out we find a pico projector on IndieGogo. The project is called TouchPico and it is no ordinary projector; aside from being almost completely wireless in operation and housing its own full …

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Yep, Dwayne Johnson Pretty Much Revealed the DC Superhero He's Going to Play

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's mysterious DC Comics collaboration just got a lot clearer thanks to a heavy-handed hint from the actor.<p>During a recent interview with Total Film, Johnson answered a query about the project, and tipped his hand about just who he would be playing in a soon-to-be-announced …

The Myth of the Beyoncé Voter

All the single ladies… aren’t the same.<p>In the controversial <i>Burwell v. Hobby Lobby</i> decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the crafts superstore can't be compelled to offer birth control to its employees under the Affordable Care Act. Ironically, the decision seems to have given birth to a new group …

The only way to keep peace in this Cold War game is to KILL

Just because you're gunning everyone down doesn't mean it's not for the greater good.<p><i>CounterSpy</i>, a side-scrolling action game coming to Sony platforms this summer, is all about preventing the apocalypse. Set during the height of the Cold War, players control an agent of C.O.U.N.T.E.R., a nationless …

First family robot designed as home companion

This Grimy 'Gotham' Teaser Is 47 Seconds of Amazing

James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) has been gone from Gotham for a little too long; the city he once loved has turned into a hotbed of criminal activity, glowering citizens, and one very angry cat. Plus, it rains entirely too much. "Gotham" will reveal how young Gordon becomes the righteous crime fighter …

Here's Your First Terrifying Look at Ultron From 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'

We had a lot of questions when details dropped about "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Who is Ultron? What does he do? Will we get to see James Spader in the flesh, or will his robot suit cover up his lovely punim? (Some of us were imprinted by "Pretty in Pink" as a tween, thank you.) Well, Entertainment …

Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble

Megumi Igarashi, aka Rokudenashiko, arrested for emailing digital template of her genitalia to supporters of her art<p>Last month it took more than 20 firefighters to free a US student who had become trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina in Germany. But genital art elicited a very different …

The 'Big Hero 6' Directors Reveal the Story Behind the Wild New Trailer

Think that Iron Man is getting a little paunchy for the robotic costume? Worried about the crows-feet peeking out from behind Captain America's mask? Well, get ready for some fresh blood, as the next generation of superhero is preparing to take to the big screen this fall.<p>That's when Walt Disney …

Fake Kentucky Senate Candidate Is Brutally And Hilariously Honest

Represent.Us, an organization that seeks to "end the culture of legalized corruption that has come to define modern politics," has put up fake candidate Gil Fulbright to run for the U.S. Senate from Kentucky.<p>Fulbright's most comprehensive ad is as follows:<p>Hi, I'm Gil Fulbright. The people who run …

‘Big Hero 6’ voice cast set: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Maya Rudolph, more | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Baymax will be voiced by Scott Adsit. (Disney)<p>Wasabi, from "Big Hero 6," will be voiced by Damon Wayans Jr. (Disney)<p>Chemistry whiz Honey Lemon from "Big Hero 6" will be voiced by Genesis Rodriguez. (Disney)<p>Robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, from "Big Hero 6," will be voiced by Ryan Potter. (Disney)<p>Go Go …

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