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Vitamin D pills 'could stop colds or flu'

<b>Vitamin D supplements could spare more than three million people from colds or flu in the UK each year, researchers claim.</b><p>The sunshine vitamin is vital for healthy bones, but also has a role in the immune system.<p>The analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, argues food should be fortified …

Vitamin D

This website takes you on a journey to the unwatched corners of YouTube

The most-watched YouTube video of all time is Psy’s “Gangam Style.” With more than 2.5 billion views, it’s been seen by more people than you will ever meet; more people than you can even really comprehend. “IMG 0629” on the other hand, only has around 12 views. It features a blonde boy in the woods …

Reality TV

Opera Debuts New 'Opera Neon' Concept Browser

Opera today showcased its first ever concept browser, codenamed Opera Neon. Built on the same browser engine as the standard Opera browser, Neon is designed to focus primarily on content.<p>Opera Neon includes a new user interface that consists of a start page using the user's current desktop …

Software

Burning Steel Wool Becomes a Raging Firestorm Through a Camera's Close-up Macro Lens

Peering at the world through a close-up macro lens reveals tiny details that normally go unnoticed. It can also make the smallest of things appear …

Tascam Wants to Change the Way We Record Lavalier Audio

Tascam's newest lavalier device uses local recording, instead of wireless broadcast, to ensure you get the sound you need.<p>Wireless lavalier sound has …

Why Inside Is One Of The Best Games Of The Year

Have you played <i>Inside</i>? I hope you have. If not, go play it. If so, please enjoy this excerpt from the latest <i>Kotaku</i> Splitscreen podcast, in which …

Spoilers

Movie Review: The Untamed May Be the Most Unlikely Scifi Film Ever

A single, silent shot of a meteor in space. A naked woman with something long and slimy crawling over her leg. Those are the first two shots of …

Multiplayer survival game Osiris: New Dawn may be Steam’s next breakout hit (update)

Two-person team does what No Man’s Sky don’t<p>The premise for <i>Osiris: New Dawn</i> as a product sounds improbable, if not impossible. A multiplayer adventure survival game — complete with crafting and base building — coupled with an action-packed first-person shooting experience. If the team at Fenix Fire …

Epson's newest laser projector comes with HDR support

Epson announced its new LS10500 laser projector this week, as the successor to its LS10000 from last year. It still has the same $8,000 price tag, but this time around it comes with support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), which means it can play content from Blu-ray DVD players and other 4K streaming …

Epson

Virginia looks like a Twin Peaks fan’s dream game, and you can try it now

The first-person thriller is out next month<p>Lovers of ‘90s supernatural TV — think <i>The X-Files</i> and <i>Twin Peaks</i> — may not have heard of <i>Virginia</i>, but a new trailer and first demo for the upcoming adventure game should put it on their radars. The game hits Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on …

A Website Full of Nothing But Blank Windows to Move Around Is Incredibly Addictive

Do you have a deadline looming in the next 20 minutes or so? Do yourself a favor and avoid BlankWindows.com at all costs because despite being a …

Sony Brings Full DualShock 4 Controller Support to Mac With New Adapter

Sony today announced the upcoming launch of a new DualShock 4 USB Wireless Adapter, which will allow Mac and PC users to wirelessly connect a DualShock 4 controller to their machines.<p>The adapter will enable all DualShock 4 features, including buttons, analog sticks, touch pad, light bar, motion …

Thunderbolt Device Promises Desktop-Class GPU Performance for MacBooks [Updated]

A Kickstarter project for a high-performance desktop GPU that can plug into a MacBook via Thunderbolt and is compatible with the Oculus Rift VR headset has raised its backing target of $50,000 in less than 24 hours.<p>The Wolfe is a portable box that contains an Nvidia desktop-class graphics card and …

Here's your first look at Arrival, the new sci-fi film from the director of Sicario

It's Amy Adams versus a group of aliens<p>The first full-length trailer for Denis Villeneuve's new sci-fi epic, <i>Arrival</i>, will be released next week, but Paramount Pictures has published a one-minute teaser trailer to hold fans over in the meantime.<p><i>Arrival</i>, which stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and …

Watch: 'The More We Know, The Less We Know,' The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky

This video essay pays tribute to eight Tarkovsky classics in seven minutes.<p>Ingmar Bergman said, of Andrei Tarkovsky, Russia's most acclaimed modern …

How Virginia uses the language of film to tell a different kind of video game story

A David Lynch-inspired interactive drama<p>The end of a game development cycle is often grueling. It’s the point where most of the game itself is complete, but the creators need to spend time fixing the little details, polishing bugs, and generally rushing to get the finished product ready to release. …

Stranger Things

What’s the Deal with GPU Expansion, Anyway?

What is a GPU expander, why might you want one, and what are the best choices right now?<p>Eventually, you’ll find yourself wanting more power. Maybe …

This graphics card is powerful, and cute

Gigabyte GTX 1070 Adorable Edition<p>Even as computers and devices have trended toward miniaturization over the years, desktop graphics cards have only seemed to get increasingly monstrous. And that's why this new GTX 1070 from Gigabyte is so refreshing — it's one of the best new graphics cards on the …

Overclocking

Virtual reality theme park The Void opening its first outpost in Times Square

The space will host an experience based around the new Ghostbusters film<p>The most talked about experience in technology over the last six months has to be The Void, an immersive virtual reality theme park based in Utah that transports users to another world they can see, feel, and interact with. It …

Virtual Reality

This motorized standing desk can also be your PC

A desktop in your desktop<p>You've probably seen plenty of standing desksbefore, but likely not one that also promises to be a home for your computer. This is what respected PC case maker Lian Li has created with the DK-04. From the outside it looks like your regular motorized standing desk, with an …

Standing Desks

Thailand's Forgotten Country-Psychedelic Music Is Having a Global Renaissance

Until recently, Thailand's Molam music has been marginalized and dismissed as "taxi driver music," or entertainment for the lower classes. But now it's being embraced by the West.<p>A psychedelic organ riff pours out of a taxi's stereo in Bangkok. I point at the radio and the taxi driver flips it off …

Smashing Pumpkins

Stream Blind Willie Johnson Tribute Featuring Tom Waits, Sinéad O'Connor, Lucinda Williams

Blind Willie Johnson was an enormously influential blues singer and guitarist who was active in the 1920s. On February 26, Alligator will release the new tribute album <i>God Don't Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson</i>.<p>As previously announced, Tom Waits, Sinéad O'Connor, Lucinda Williams, …

Lucinda Williams

Adobe Creative Cloud Update Bug Deletes Folders in Mac Root Directory

A Creative Cloud update that was recently released by Adobe has been deleting Mac users' files without warning, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>. The 3.5.0.206 update, now pulled by Adobe, deleted the contents of the first folder listed alphabetically in a Mac's root directory. Files were deleted after the …

Apple Launches Repair Program for Late 2013 Mac Pro Video Issues

Apple today launched a new Repair Extension Program that addresses video issues on some late 2013 Mac Pro models, according to an internal notice obtained by <i>MacRumors</i>.<p>Apple has determined that graphics cards in some late 2013 Mac Pros, manufactured between February 8, 2015 and April 11, 2015, may …

This Bug-Eyed Camera Is a Whole New Take On Capturing Pro Quality Pics

You’ve never seen a camera that looks like this. Its flat black visage is like the face of some terrible spider. It’s called the Light L16, and it …

Mobile Photography

MAME Emulator Shown Running Well on New Apple TV

Earlier this month, developer James Addyman got his emulator, Provenance, working on the Apple TV Developer Kit provided to developers via lottery, and now developer Kevin Smith has gotten the popular MAME game emulator running on the device.<p>In the video below, a tvOS version of the MAME emulator …

This company has a way to stabilize footage from almost any camera

Hyperlapse, but for everything<p>Almost nothing makes a video look worse than shaky footage. I’m not talking about the purposely-added shake you see in <i>Bourne Identity</i> fight scenes — rather, the little bumps and wobbles that DSLRs and phone cameras are so bad at hiding. They're the kind of thing you …

Videography

Nepal's earthquake forces 'living goddess' to break decades of seclusion

Dhana Kumari Bajracharya was forced from her cloistered life after the 7.8 magnitude quake in April and walked on the street for the first time in her life<p>When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal’s longest-serving “living goddess” was forced to do the unthinkable: walk the streets for …

Natural Disasters

Sony's New a7R II Brings Internal 4K & S-Log, Plus 5-Axis Sensor Stabilization

The flagship model in Sony's mirrorless line just got a massive upgrade, and it's one that filmmakers will love.<p>Today Sony announced the successor to …

Cameras

Watch Run the Jewels' Killer Mike give a race relations talk at MIT

Rapper Killer Mike has long been vocal on topics concerning race and hip-hop. (That's all on top of releasing one of the best albums of 2014 last fall.) Last Friday, Mike made an appearance at MIT as part of the university's Hip Hop Speaker Series. During his two-hour talk, the rapper held forth …

Rap & Hip-Hop