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Mortal Kombat X Patch 1.02 Out Now, Includes New Skins, Gameplay Changes

NetherRealm has released patch 1.02 for its fighting game Mortal Kombat X, the developer has announced.<p>The patch includes new costumes for a few fighters, including a classic skin for the ice-wielding ninja Sub-Zero. More importantly, the patch makes a few gameplay changes, which are listed …

Mortal Kombat

Google Nexus 9 review: The first taste of Lollipop is a sweet one

It's been nearly five years since Google released its very first Nexus device, and by now we all basically get what the Nexus name stands for. It's all about building devices to show off the bleeding-edge version of Android, to give us a better sense of Google's vision of our collective mobile …

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Good news, bad news

After two weeks with the Surface Pro 3, the good and the bad come into sharper relief.<p>The Surface Pro 3 has held up well after two weeks of constant use, but it's not the Holy Grail of hybrids.<p>First, the bad news -- which is old news, in a way, because it's about Windows 8.1.<p><b>Standalone tablet --</b> …

Consumer Tech

Apple lures executive from luxury Swiss watch maker to beef up its iWatch team

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Todd Hamilton<p>In what appears to be a move to expand its mobile team ahead of the much-rumored launch of the iWatch, …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

Plank position for beginners

We all know plank position is good for us. But. Um. What if you lack the core strength needed to suck in the gut and engage the back, glutes and quad muscles — all while balancing between your toes and elbows?<p>Answer: You slowly and carefully work your way up to it, says fitness expert Tosca Reno, …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Why the universe may be nothing more than math

If you're not already a physicist, you need to mentally prepare yourself for MIT professor Max Tegmark's explanation of how our entire universe isn't just described by math, but <i>is</i> math. <i>Scientific American</i> published an excerpt from Tegmark's new book, <i>Our Mathematical Universe</i>, which explains that …

I’ve Seen The Future Of Health Tech And It’s Going To Improve Your Life In 2014

I just returned from the most exciting Consumer Electronics Show I’ve ever covered. Thanks to extraordinary demand for gadgets that make us healthier, stronger, and smarter, the technology industry is putting some serious brain power behind the next generation of wearable health devices. Over the …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

iOS 7.1 likely to unlock Apple’s upcoming iOS in the Car feature

In July, we reported that Apple was already at work on iOS 7.1 and that it would build in support for the upcoming iOS in the Car feature:<p>We also understand that Apple is already at work on a point update (perhaps iOS 7.1 or 7.2), and this new version will begin building in support for iOS in the …

A Plea For iPhones To Have A Safer “Car Mode”

Every phone on the planet has an airplane mode–so why not do the same for a car?<p>Texting while driving kills more people than drunk driving. Yet most of us are probably guilty of the transgression: Your iPhone chirps. You glance around at the traffic. Then you make a quick grab for the cupholder to …

Driverless Cars

Scientists discover DNA body clock

Newly discovered mechanism could help researchers understand ageing process and lead to ways of slowing it down<p>A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …

Apple Will Hold Fall iPad Event on October 22

Apple has a couple more new products to announce before the year is out, and it plans to unveil them in a few weeks time.<p>People familiar with Apple’s …

Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1014000/1014088_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524618260_cf6428e91915c55802ff02167fcd1326<p><b>Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users' search requests.</b><p>The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade …

Algorithms

Hordes hungry for the iPhone 5S and 5C line up at Apple Stores

With online orders backordered by several days, the Apple faithful are storming the pavement to wait for the latest from Cupertino.<p>Old habits are hard to break. Even though a (pretty neat-o) fingerprint sensor and some iterative software and hardware improvements are the only real upgrades to the …

iPhone

Whirling Human and Topographic Forms of Color Painted by Brendan Monroe | Colossal

<p>Oakland-based artist Brendan Monroe has been on a tear lately a solo show and several group exhibitions featuring his delightfully strange human and …

Amazing Startrails Bursting in the Night Sky

Photographer Lincoln Harrison continues to amaze us with his extensive collection of surreal <i>Startrails</i>. Last year, we were just amazed by his circular swirls that filled the night and now, more recently, he produced a series in which each composition is filled with streaks of gorgeous light …

Photography

Artistic Underwater Photography by Christy Lee Rogers

Dreamlike Underwater Photography.<p>Selected photographic artworks from several projects by Christy Lee Rogers, a self-taught photographer from Kailua, …

Dwell

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Home Tours

Daily Inspiration #1548

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Graphic Design

Beautiful Houses: The Deck House

This week we will show you the breathtaking Deck House in Pahang, Malaysia, a project by Choo Gim Wah Architect. We couldn't find details about the …

Architecture

Daily Inspiration #1550

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Colorado Visual Identity by Berger & Föhr

Yesterday thanks to a tweet from @brunoberger I saw this fantastic branding work done for Colorado state by Berger & Föhr. They were selected to …

Graphic Design

Wild Animals Stalk the Streets of a Small Town in Finland at Night | Colossal

<p>One night while walking the streets of Porvoo, Finland with a camera in hand, photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (previously) captured the silhouette of …

Volvo’s Scandinavian Design-Inspired Concept Coupe

We all know that Volvo makes some of the safest cars around, but just one glimpse of their new concept car shows us that they’re not a one trick …

Furniture

Core77 Design Awards 2013 Honorees: Furniture & Lighting, Part Two

Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting award-winning projects and ideas from this year's Core77 Design Awards 2013. We will be featuring …

Amazing Typography Portraits Created with Song Lyrics

<b>Justin Timberlake</b><p>Anyone interested in typography will be in complete awe of these realistic portraits by artist Sean Williams. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, the designer, photographer, and art director certainly has a great eye for conceptual designs. To create the series, entitled <i>Hip Hop Type</i>, …

Typography