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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One Gaming Roundup

Sony and Microsoft have managed to ship several million PlayStation 4 and Xbox One units out to customers over the past couple months. While it’s thrilling to get our hands on a new generation of consoles, the initial launch lineup for both systems has been pretty bleak.<p>However, there are a few …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

Geologists identify trigger for apocalyptic 'super eruptions'

Volcanic super eruptions are extremely rare but could bury cities under ash and cool the planet by 10C for a decade<p>They rank among the most catastrophic natural disasters on Earth, second only in destructive power to an asteroid impact that could ensure humanity meets the same fate as the dinosaurs.<p>…

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Why Strange Lights Sometimes Precede Earthquakes

The science behind pre-earthquake lights.<p>For centuries people have observed strange phenomena before large earthquakes, such as light emanating from ridges and mountaintops. These reports were once dismissed by many scientists, in part because they are often entangled in unscientific theories. For …

Geology

Metawatch Aims For The High End With New Smartwatches By A Former Vertu Designer

Metawatch, one of the first working smartwatches that interfaced directly with Android and iOS cellphones, has announced plans to expand their line with the new Meta. Designed by former Vertu/Nokia designer Frank Nuovo, the new pieces have stainless steel hardware enclosing a rectangular watch body …

Mophie's Powerstation XL Packs A Crazy 12,000mAH

Looking to charge all your devices with on convenient charger this new year? Then look no further than Mophie’s Power station XL that’s made to …

Smoother-than-expected electrons could mean rethinking particle physics - ExtremeTech

By on December 25, 2013 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at the Large Hadron …

Physics

Best WTF Posts of 2013

10. Blow Me by Sebastian Errazuriz<br>An installation that’s a response to the overconsumption of technology, social networking, and instant …

Our universe is a hologram, and we're floating inside of it, suggests new research - ExtremeTech

Our universe is a hologram, and we’re floating inside of it, suggests new research<p>By on December 16, 2013 at 8:31 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Invisibility gun uses a beam of darkness to make objects vanish from sight - ExtremeTech

By on December 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at the National …

Researchers crack the world's toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer's CPU - ExtremeTech

Researchers crack the world’s toughest encryption by listening to the tiny sounds made by your computer’s CPU<p>By on December 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm<p>This …

From eons to hours: new process can pressure-cook algae into crude oil - ExtremeTech

By on December 19, 2013 at 9:39 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A new discovery could let …

Learning How to Eat Like a Victoria's Secret Model

<i>Over the course of a month, an ELLE editor learns that being professional-grade skinny is harder than it looks—way harder.</i><p><b>Step one: The consultation</b><p>"I think you should buy a scale." Those were the hard-hitting words of nutritionist-to-the-svelte Dr. Charles Passler, a New York-based professional, …

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

Graphic content: do Xbox One and PS4 games really look better?

The words "next generation" have always held a lot of promise — and a lot of hype — in the world of video games. Consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 that herald the arrival of a new generation are said to offer stunning graphics that unlock gaming experiences like never before. That’s an …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Burning Past $500 Million On Thanksgiving Weekend

After setting a pre-Thanksgiving Wednesday record at the box office with an incredible $20 million, followed by a Thanksgiving Day record with $14.9 million on Thursday, the Lionsgate sequel <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> charges toward a worldwide gross of at least $500 million on its second …

Selena Gomez Wears Red Leather Bodysuit At Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

Selena Gomez amped up the Thanksgiving Day football game halftime show with a red leather cutout bodysuit. The pop star performed at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas while the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys played in the annual game, watched by millions.<p>After the performance, she …

Hysterical Footage Of Women Having Public Orgasms

Those comedic genius over at Improv Everywhere set out to create the iconic scene from the movie "When Harry Met Sally". You know the one, where the …

Film today: Screen sex for men only, says Evan Rachel Wood

All today's film news. Plus what's going on across theguardian.com/film<p>In the news<p>- Evan Rachel Wood says the MPAA's editing of a man-on-woman oral sex scene from her new film Charlie Countryman is symptomatic of 'a society that wants to shame women and put them down for enjoying sex'.<p>- Meanwhile …

How To Turn A Barf Bag Into A Phone Mount

Become the envy of fellow passengers on TV-free airplanes<p>On the streets of Manila, Flynn Jason Siy entertains himself with urban gymnastics. On airplanes, he avenges boredom with barf bags. During a budget flight to the resort island of Boracay—on a plane lacking TVs—Siy made a cradle for his …

Jennifer Love Hewitt has baby girl, secretly marries Brian Hallisay

Jennifer Love Hewittis a mom -- and a wife! How's that for professional discretion?<p>"The Client List" star and her costar-beau Brian Hallisay welcomed their baby girl on Tuesday and also confirmed that they had tied the knot, her rep told Us Weekly.<p><b>PHOTOS: Oddly fantastic celebrity baby …

New Pokémon Cheat Can Ruin Online Battles

A new <i>Pokémon X/Y</i> online battle exploit called "Battle Analyser" is ruining online play by intercepting data. This is not good. This is not good at …

Pokémon

The Continental: The Best and Worst of the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>I know, I know, the Los Angeles auto show was last week, old news, out of …

Los Angeles

This former outlaw racer now develops cop-evading tech

The last Banzai runner.<p>Once an outlaw freeway racer, Phil Henry created the electronic tools to seek, locate, and outwit speed cops. His stealth Dodge Challenger is proof that old habits die hard.<p>Even at 72, Phil Henry still loves the sound of air being sucked into carburetors at high speed, …

Die Hard

Google Glass Banned From Restaurant After Glasshole Tries To Get Employee Fired

<i>Dramatization.</i><p>The inevitable has occurred. Another restaurant in Seattle, Washington, has banned Google Glass from its establishment due to privacy concerns. The first restaurant to do so earlier this year was the 5 Point Cafe. Now the Lost Lake Cafe And Lounge (co-owned by the owner of the 5 Point …

For Sale: A Scrooge McDuck Bank Vault With Enough Coins For Swimming

This is the Swiss bank deposit safe for sale in Basel, Switzerland. You get the actual room, along with the safe deposit boxes and 8-million Swiss …

'The Knockout Game': An Old Phenomenon With Fresh Branding

There are a few variations, but this is generally how "the knockout game" works: A teenager, or a bunch of teenagers, bored and looking for something to get into, spies some unsuspecting mark on the street. They size up the person, then walk up close to their target and — BLAM — punch him or her as …