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Ouya booth will be located outside E3 2013 convention center, open to the public

The Ouya booth at E3 will be stationed outside the convention center and open to the general public, not just pass holders, head of developer relations Kelle Santiago announced via press release.<p>Ouya will be playable from Tuesday, June 11 to Thursday, June 13, directly across from the convention …

on the horns of a mammoth dilemma

The first time I met palaeontologist Dan Fisher was in a hotel in the Arctic frontier town of Salekhard, in Siberia. I was there to film an …

APOD: Earth's Richat Structure (2013 May 19) Image Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130519.html Explanation: What on Earth is that? The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is easily visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Once thought to be an impact crater, the Richat Structure's flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise. The possibility that the Richat Structure was formed by a volcanic eruption also seems improbable because of the lack of a dome of igneous or volcanic rock. Rather, the layered sedimentary rock of the Richat structure is now thought by many to have been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. The above image was captured by the ASTER instruments onboard the orbiting orbiting Terra satellite. Why the Richat Structure is nearly circular remains a mystery. http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery-detail.asp?name=Richat Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130519 Starship Asterisk* • On This Day in APOD http://asterisk.apod.com/view_retro.php?date=0519

Arc to Arcturus, spike to Spica

Tonight, look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: <i>follow the arc to Arcturus, and drive a spike (or speed</i> …

Human cloning developments raise hopes for new treatments

Lorraine Barnes suffered a heart attack in 2005 and has lived with the consequences – extreme exhaustion and breathlessness – ever since. "I was …

Why sign up for a one-way Mars trip? Three applicants explain the appeal

A one-way trip to Mars sounds like something you'd wish on your worst enemy — so why would more than 78,000 people from around the world pay up to $75 for a chance to die on another planet?<p>"I can say I have an ulterior motive," said David Brin, who has written more than a dozen science-fiction …

The top 6 MMOs you should be playing this year

Massively multiplayer online games have long suffered from a nauseating lack of originality, smothered in an endless monotony of grinding away on dire rabbits for experience points and completing a never-ending strings of cookie-cutter, carrot-on-a-stick fetch quests. That trend continues even to …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

PS4's 'play while downloading' feature arrives on PS3 first with 'The Last of Us'

With the PlayStation 4, Sony is trying to lower the friction in buying games from PSN by letting you start playing games while they're still downloading. Now it looks like the new feature will actually make it to the PlayStation 3 in time for the PSN release of Naughty Dog’s anticipated <i>The Last of</i> …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

Sony's Mysterious 'Panopticon' Game Is Being Unveiled The Same Day As The Next Xbox Announcement

We know next to nothing about the mysterious new PlayStation game code-named “Panopticon” other than it has cyber-dragons and looks really cool.<p>What platform it’s coming on, whether it will see a North American release, and what the game is actually about remains an enigma wrapped in a pretty cool …

Google's Five-Front Assault On Apple

With Google stock surging to an all-time high of $916 and Apple’s trading 39% below its September 2011 peak, Google has positioned itself to grow — in part by taking a bite out of Apple’s customer base — on five fronts.<p>Google’s primary source of profit is search-related advertising while Apple’s is …

The Internet of Things: In action

<i>The following is a guest post by Lauren Fisher of Simply Zesty.</i><p>By 2015, six billion objects in the world will be connected to the internet. While it may seem tricky to grasp as a concept, the internet of things is nothing simpler, and more stunning, than objects being connected to the internet. At …

Launching The Internet Of Everything One Startup At A Time

With our May 16 <i>Techonomy Lab: Man, Machines, and the Network</i> in Menlo Park this week, we look at five startups delivering connectivity to consumers in various aspects of their lives.<p>BERG Cloud of London pivoted from design consultancy to cloud service with its own connected products. In 2006 BERG …

Google Glass Is Half Full

Technocrats have been lining up in a virtual line by the thousands to get their hands on the first release of Google Glass. Google started shipping the much anticipated computing spectacles to developers, industry analysts and early technology adopters a few weeks back. But early feedback on the …

Verizon extends $60 and $70 prepaid plans to 2GB and 4GB of data

Earlier this year, Verizon announced some new 3G prepaid plans for $60 and $70 dollars that offered 500MB and 2GB of data, respectively. Now, it looks like the company has silently bumped those allotments up to 2GB and 4GB without touching the price. <i>Android Central</i> reports that the changes go into …

Nintendo partners with Best Buy so you can play unreleased Wii U games in store during E3 (update)

There's nothing more frustrating than watching a product or service get announced, then having to wait an age to try it out. Nintendo hears that, and has announced via Nintendo Direct, that during E3 week, Best Buy will have playable demos of as-yet released Wii U games in 100 stores across the US …