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All-in-One Raspberry Pi Getting Started Guide

Raspberry Pi, one of the most ingenious invention for makers and hackers. Before we get started into the nitty gritty details of getting it setup, we …

Raspberry Pi

Nintendo's New 'Pokémon Go' Could Bring Augmented Reality To The Masses

Teaming up Google spin-off Niantic labs to let you catch 'em all IRL<p>Time to put the cards and handheld games away and go outside. But not because you’ve been cooped up too long: because next year outside is where you’ll find Pokémon.<p>The Pokémon Company, in conjunction with Nintendo and Google …

Gigantic Ice Slab Found on Mars Just Below the Planet's Surface

A giant slab of ice as big as California and Texas combined lurks just beneath the surface of Mars between its equator and north pole, researchers …

Geophysics

The Apple TV may have Microsoft to thank for its killer gaming app

<b>Read next:</b> The new Apple TV review.<p>Tomorrow Apple is widely expected to announce a new version of its Apple TV set-top box, one that finally lets users play App Store games on their television. It'll even likely support Bluetooth controllers, turning into a tiny, inexpensive game console. And while …

Smart TV

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

Smart TV

Force Friday Around the World

Star Wars

'Five Nights At Freddy's' Creator Says Nobody Has Figured Out The Game's Real Story

<i>Five Nights At Freddy’s 4</i> has been out for a few weeks now, which is usually enough time for any fanbase to piece together most deepest darkest secret: people move fast. But apparently, there are secrets that nobody has been able to find, and creator Scott Cawthon thinks this is pretty remarkable. …

Sequels

US astronauts drink recycled urine aboard space station but Russians refuse

What’s the difference between American and Russian astronauts on the International Space Station? The Americans drink their urine, the Russians don’t.<p>“It tastes like bottled water,” Layne Carter, water subsystem manager for the ISS at Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center told Bloomberg. “As long as …

Space Exploration

What impact will YouTube's gaming channel have on Twitch?

For the better part of the past two years, Twitch has had the field of video game livestreaming to itself, but YouTube’s entry into the field today …

Billions Of Dollars Will Soon Be Wagered On eSports Competitions

Is competitive gaming, commonly referred to as eSports, actually a sport? Is it ludicrous that competitive gamers will be drug tested in a similar fashion to those who participate in the National Football League in order to make sure that no competitive advantage is granted to any individual? There …

eSports

How to increase metabolism: 8 quick tips

Here's the skinny on boosting metabolism, along with simple ways to burn more calories.<p>For those who struggle with weight and low energy, learning …

Media - Press Releases - PI Archive - PI 2015 - Snake Scales Protect Steel against Friction

A snake moves without legs by the scales on its belly gripping the ground. It generates friction at the points needed to move forwards only and …

Engineering

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

This is how super smart octopuses are

<b>The cephalopod’s genome reveals how the creatures evolved intelligence to rival the brightest vertebrates.</b><p>We humans think we’re so fancy with our …

'Impossible' rocket drive works and could get to Moon in four hours

The British designed EM Drive actually works and would dramatically speed up space travel, scientists have confirmed<p>Interplanetary travel could be a step closer after scientists confirmed that an electromagnetic propulsion drive, which is fast enough to get to the Moon in four hours, actually works.<p>…

Space Travel

'King's Quest: A Knight To Remember' Review (Episode 1)

<i>King’s Quest</i> holds a special place in my gamer heart. It’s been three decades and change since the first adventure of Sir Graham of Daventry came out.<p>I was two years old when Sierra published the game. It was some years later that I played the series for myself. Then, after a time, adventure games …

Indie Gaming

The 'impossible' EmDrive could reach Pluto in 18 months

<i>This is a guest post by David Hambling, a freelance journalist and author based in South London, specialising in science, technology and strange</i> …

First Alien Auroras Found, Are 1 Million Times Brighter Than Any On Earth

Astronomers have discovered the first auroras ever seen outside the solar system — alien light shows more powerful than any other auroras ever …

Full Moon on Friday Is a Blue Moon: Here's Why

<b>Update for Aug. 1:</b> The Blue Moon of July 31 wowed skywatchers around the world. See photos and our full story, read: Blue Moon of 2015 Thrills …

Astronomy

Microsoft Introduces Send, A Short-Form Email App That Works More Like Instant Messaging

Microsoft today is introducing a new application aimed at reducing the time it takes to check and respond to email while on your smartphone. With Send, as the app is called, the idea is to make email perform more like instant messaging, as it does away with more formal email constructs – like the …

Your Smartphone Will Power Stephen Hawking's Massive Extraterrestrial Search

A $100 million alien life form search backed by famed scientist Professor Stephen Hawking and web billionaire Yuri Milner simply would not work without the public’s computer processing power – and you have the opportunity to participate with your PC, Mac, tablet or even your phone.<p>Leaders of the …

Paranormal

Meet the Micro:bit, the BBC's tiny programmable computer for kids

The Raspberry Pi has been a huge success story for Britain, giving millions of people an affordable way to tinker and learn with pocket-sized hardware. Now, the BBC is hoping to make a similar impact with the "Micro:bit." Like the Raspberry Pi, this tiny computer has been created to help youngsters …

Japan Accepts American Challenge To A Giant Robot Duel

Following the challenge laid down by American robot company MegaBots at the end of June, the Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry has responded and it seems that a giant robot duel between the two companies is very much on.<p>The creator of the Kuratas mecha, Kogoro Kurata, has responded in a …

Anime

RSS

Meet The Latino Entrepreneur Who Aims To Transform A Trillion Dollar Market

A few years ago, Edrizio De La Cruz had a great idea: a better way for immigrants to send money back home by eliminating the middlemen (the incumbent service providers). The idea catapulted the Dominican Republic-born Wharton grad into the higher echelons of the startup world, landing him onstage …

YCombinator

Facebook made a huge move this week that could lead to its next billion-dollar business

On the surface, that's exciting for people who don't want to join Facebook, but still want a non-SMS-based way to communicate with their friends.<p>Mostly though, it's a huge business opportunity for Facebook itself.<p>Most simply because Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that the company believes in …

Environment Variables in AngularJS and Ionic

I was reading my friend Josh Bavari's blog post on Managing Environment Variables for your Ionic Application where he describes his method for …

Take a peek at the new version of OS X, El Capitan

Named after a giant granite cliff in Yosemite National Park, Apple’s latest version of OS X looks pretty good, with new ways to manage windows and better performance. Most importantly, it’s now easy to mute annoying audio in open browser windows!<p>Unveiled during the Monday morning keynote at Apple’s …

Operating Systems

iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: Apple's Biggest Changes

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

iOS

Apple reportedly to build its own high-speed data network

Such a network could ensure speedier delivery of iTunes content and other data and reduce some of Apple's reliance on third-party network providers.<p>Apple may cook up its own high-speed data network so it can control and more quickly push out music, videos and other content to its users via the …

Apple