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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

Mobile Weather App Minutely Lets You “Correct” The Weather, Visualize Storms In 3D

Mobile weather applications may be becoming the new playground for user interface designers, but few can also make claims as to advancing the technology behind the display of the weather on users’ smartphones, as well. But that’s the case with Minutely, a newly launched mobile weather application …

Who Would Take A One-Way Trip To Mars? This Woman.

Katrina Wolfe, a 24-year-old video game designer, wants to live and die on Mars.<p><i>Mars One, a Netherlands-based private spaceflight project, announced April 22 that it would begin accepting applications for a one-way mission to colonize Mars; three weeks later, 78,000 people had already signed up. We</i> …

Matt Damon: where did it all go right for the leftwing activist, devoted dad and intelligent action star?

Matt Damon's politics owe a great deal to his mother. The first time Nancy Carlsson-Paige saw her son featured in a glossy magazine, she was appalled. "My beautiful boy is being used to sell products," she told a newspaper. "He is just a cog in the capitalist system." She'd never even read a …

Microsoft boosts Xbox One graphics performance ahead of PS4 console war

Microsoft is increasing the graphics performance of its Xbox One console ahead of its release in November. In a Major Nelson podcast published on Friday, Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten outlines the changes the company has made to its upcoming console since its unveiling in May. An internal beta of the …

Microsoft optimizes Xbox One, boosts GPU clock speed in run-up to launch

Since E3, as Microsoft moved into an internal hardware beta phase for the Xbox One, the company has been able to optimize the next-gen console, a process chief product officer for Xbox Marc Whitten detailed on Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb's podcast this week.<p>Whitten offered the Xbox One's recently …

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron Up for Roles

'The Amazing Spider-Man 4' Might Not Just Be About Spider-Man – /Film

We thought we had <b>Marc Webb</b>‘s <i>The Amazing Spider-Man</i> trilogy all figured out. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say that the introduction of …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

PS4 launch bundles available at Amazon

PlayStation 4 consoles bundled with games and available at its undetermined launch date later this year are back in stock at Amazon, according to product listings on the retailer's website.<p>The launch bundles have been viewable on the website since Sony's E3 press conference but sold out earlier …