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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic out now for iPad

Classic role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will rise once again on Apple’s tablet platform.<p>The 2003 RPG is heading to iPad, according to an exclusive review from IGN. Developer Aspyr (which has ported PC games to Mac for years) handled porting duties and optimized Knights of …

Ministers approve plans for world's biggest wave farm in Western Isles

<b>Ministers have approved plans for the world's largest commercial wave farm.</b><p>Full consent has been given for a 40MW farm off the north-west coast of Lewis - enough to power nearly 30,000 homes.<p>Wave energy firm Aquamarine Power said it would begin installing its Oyster devices in the next few years, …

Line Set to Begin Censoring its Users in China

Earlier this year, Tencent-owned WeChat, a mobile messaging app with more than 300 million users, came under fire for censoring ‘sensitive’ topics that its users were discussing. Now, Line, a rival app developed in Japan which has 150 million users, is the next in line to pal up to the Chinese …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Boy Wonder

click to enlarge<p>T<b>he hallway is a zoo</b> — a cage echoing with the cackling and howling and chattering of hundreds of teenagers changing classes. There …

Inland Empire

Apple Needs To Steal These Features For iOS 7, Pronto

He put out this demo of his ideas, and we think Apple would be wise to include a lot of these features when iOS 7 comes out of the oven.<p>That magic release date, in true Apple fashion, is still unknown, but the rumor mill suggests we'll see it later this year.<p>We already thought iOS was pretty cool …

Apps

Homemade Horchata

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Kate from Cookie and Kate shares a creamy, refreshing Latin American drink that you can make from what's in your pantry.</i><p>A traditional drink in Latin America and …

Latin America

Feast Portland Announces Schedule For 2013

Heading into its second year, <b>Feast Portland</b> — officially Bon Appétit Presents: Feast Portland: A Celebration of Oregon Bounty — has announced its schedule, and it's packed with an enormous amount of chefs from across the country. Locally, the lineup includes <b>Gregory Gourdet</b> (Departure), <b>Naomi Pomeroy</b> …

The Xbox One Revealed

Join us as Microsoft takes the wraps off the successor to the Xbox 360, starting at 9AM PST on May 21.<p>Last updated by on<p><i>Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com</i>

Xbox

The Elder Scrolls Online gameplay trailer is for digital explorers and robbers

The latest gameplay trailer for upcoming MMO <i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> offers a look at the level of interaction players can have with the in-game world.<p>The new in-game footage demonstrates the various ways players can entrench themselves, including the ability to loot everything in the game world, …

Third Point's Daniel Loeb Urges Sony To Break Up The Business: What That Means For PlayStation

US billionaire Daniel Loeb hand-delivered a letter to Sony boss Kaz Hirai this week in an attempt to push the electronics manufacturer toward meaningful reforms.<p>Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point, owns a 6.5% stake in Sony, making it one of the largest shareholders in the Japanese firm.<p>“While it is …

UK science is falling behind in the global race

When it comes to Olympic sport, the UK is a small nation making a big impact. Last year's games saw us finish third in the medals table, behind only …

Brain-controlling magnets: how do they work?

If you were to tell people that the technology exists to manipulate the workings of people's brains, they may not believe you. That sort of thing is …

Updated: Italy reins in rogue stem-cell therapy

<i>Posted on behalf of Alison Abbott.</i><p>A controversial decree allowing severely ill patients to continue treatment with an unproven, and possibly unsafe, …

To let graphene boost batteries, add boron - Futurity

RICE (US) — Calculations show that a graphene/boron anode should be able to hold lots …

Chemistry

Flyby radar maps Saturn's Earth-like moon - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — Using a radar imager to peer through the soupy atmosphere of …

Astronomy

Diabetes rises sharply among UK's young adults - Futurity

CARDIFF U. (UK) — Researchers in the United Kingdom find a significant increase in the …

Teens

Children transcribe ancient texts in citizen science project - video

Schoolchildren, pensioners and office workers are helping scholars at Oxford University to transcribe 2,000-year-old documents. In the 1890s …

Arctic oil boom sparks the next great political and environmental battle

Vast reserves of oil and gas already igniting conflicts<p>Things are heating up fast in the far north. The lands and sea of the Arctic — which have been ice-filled, inhospitable and treacherous for most of human history — are experiencing the effects of climate change more rapidly than anywhere else …

This Teeny Tiny Iron Battles Wrinkled Clothing on the Go

Is there anything more embarrassing than only realizing there's a slight wrinkle in your tie once you get to work? What will your co-workers think, …

The future, according to Google

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>During a fireside chat with four Google (s goog) Research heavyweights — artificial-intelligence guru …

The Realm, Kickstarter and the joy and fear of game development

Now reaching the end of its Kickstarter appeal, Atomhawk's The Realm, is a visually stunning adventure game, set in a future England now re-taken by …

Google I/O and the year of the Context Ecosystem

We went into Google I/O hoping for hardware and gadgetry; instead, we got three and a half hours of software and services – gaming, messaging, Larry …

Windows Phone

Nvidia Shield pre-order starts three days earlier than expected

The Nvidia Shield is up for pre-order, three days earlier than initially announced, with the delivery set for June.<p>Although Nvidia has announced in a blog post that pre-orders for the Tegra 4 Android gaming console would start on May 20, online and in stores, something has pushed things forward and …

Android News

Google+ Users Can Now Find And Share Google Offers From Their Stream

Google is expanding its Google Offers service, which reminds users via a mobile app or email whenever there’s a limited-time deal at a nearby business, so that users can now see, save and share promotions from within their Google+ stream.<p>Only a select number of brands and companies will be able to …

Apple CEO: “We’re going very deep” with US manufacturing

Apple looking at Arizona, Texas, Illinois, Florida, and Kentucky.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a lengthy interview with Politico which was published …

Samsung Expects Galaxy S4 To Hit 10m Sales Before End of May

Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced.<p>Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the …