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'Dark Souls II' Gameplay Footage Leaked

<i>And it looks incredible.</i><p>Gameplay footage from the Japanese beta of <i>Dark Souls II</i> has leaked onto YouTube.<p>While the text is all in Japanese, the game itself looks ever so familiar: this is <i>Dark Souls</i>, no doubt about it, but with the hard choice of torch or shield, and a number of elements carried over …

vrAse Smartphone-powered VR Headset: Virtual Reality, Actual Savings - Technabob

A few months ago we found out about the Durovis Dive, a virtual reality gaming headset for Android smartphones. A similar device called vrAse is now …

Urwerk EMC Watch: Interactive Haute Horlogerie - Technabob

There are plenty of amazing watches out there, but this is the first watch I know of which allows you to evaluate the timing rate on the fly, so that …

Make Your Own NVIDIA Shield Using a Smartphone: Ghetto Shield - Technabob

If you’re planning on buying the NVIDIA Shield mainly for its ability to stream PC games, you might want to try out this crude workaround shared by …

New Zealand passes law banning software patents

A bill banning the use and enforcement of software patents passed through the New Zealand parliament yesterday nearly unopposed, preventing software developers in the region from monopolizing specific designs and concepts.<p>The bill, which was approved upon its third reading in parliament by a margin …

Have a Rocket to Launch? NASA's Massive Launch Platforms Are Now on Sale

Space pioneers, super villains, and delusional architects, get your checkbooks ready. NASA is putting its Mobile Launcher Platforms up for sale, and …

One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts ... and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Space Science

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

Watch A Professor Control Another Professor's Mind From Across Campus

The first human brain-to-brain interfacing has been used to play a video game.<p>Hello, mind control! Researchers at the University of Washington say they've created the first non-invasive brain interface between two humans--i.e., they've basically achieved telepathy.<p>Previous work has allowed basic …

Eddie Lacy at OTA’s (left) and Eddie Lacy at training camp (right). Bad angle?

Eddie Lacy at OTA’s (left) and Eddie Lacy at training camp (right). Bad angle?

Riley Cooper gets the Taiwanese animation treatment

Riley Cooper gets the Taiwanese animation treatment.

2 Minute Drill • The Carolina Panthers make a fan’s dream of...

The Carolina Panthers make a fan’s dream of becoming a NFL coach come true.<p>(Source: Yahoo!)<p><!— Start In-Link widget —> <!— End In-Link widget —>

For some reason (they’re claiming player safety), the NFL is banning face masks like these worn by Justin Tuck, Robert Mathis, Darnell…

For some reason (they’re claiming player safety), the NFL is banning face masks like these worn by Justin Tuck, Robert Mathis, Darnell Dockett and others.

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …