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Scientists say some farts can help prevent cancer, strokes and dementia

The smell of flatulence could help avoid cancer, strokes, heart attacks and dementia, according to scientists at Exeter University. Hydrogen sulfide …

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How to Optimize Your PC for Gaming

Gaming PCs are complex beasts that occasionally need to be tamed into submission before they're capable of performing their greatest feats. With a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your hardware and see better in-game performance as a result, and you don't have to be a tech enthusiast …

Computer Hardware

Nintendo's 3DS gets its first streaming game this September

We've seen quite a bit of game streaming on PlayStation-branded products, but it looks like Sony will gain some possibly unexpected competition. In Japan, at least. When Nintendo 3DS owners in the region play <i>Dragon Quest X Online</i> (<i>DQXO</i>) come its September 4th launch, they won't be popping a …

Typhoon Neoguri batters Japan

Storm headed for mainland after crossing Okinawa, bringing heavy rains and sparking mass evacuations<p>Typhoon Neoguri headed for the Japanese mainland on Wednesday after crossing to the southern Okinawa island chain, killing two people and leaving a trail of damage.<p>With gusts of up to 110 miles an …

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Floodgates open as ISIS bridges victories between Syria and Iraq

After three years of seesaw battles with the regime, Syrian rebels now face another daunting challenge: fending off radical Sunni militants who are taking over swaths of the country.<p>The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has gained notoriety in recent weeks as the group captured city after city …

NASA gives the go-ahead to a rocket designed for deep space exploration

For the past few years, NASA's been working on a powerful rocket called the Space Launch System meant for missions to the moon, Mars and other places far from our planet. While the rocket's not quite ready to take Bruce Willis to an asteroid, it's at least getting nearer to a launch pad -- the …

Minecraft: Pocket Edition readies substantial update

Infinite worlds, new biomes including jungles, and new mobs will come to <i>Minecraft: Pocket Edition</i> 0.9.0, an update that Mojang again promises is the version's biggest ever.<p>The update will launch on Thursday; that video above is a flyby teaser of what the new worlds will contain. Other features in</i> …

Shigeru Miyamoto, We Have An Answer To Your Question

Mr. Miyamoto, you recently asked me to ask <i>Kotaku</i>'s readers to say which games they'd like you to make for the Wii U. Your question was extremely …

Retrogaming

There's a commercial for those McDonald's Mario Kart toys now

Remember those <i>Mario Kart 8</i> toys McDonald's was teasing? Looks like it's about time to head to your local franchise and ransack their toy bins for the …

Mojang dev on what sort of experience Minecraft would be on 3DS

Mojang AB’s Tommaso Checchi, writing in a recent Reddit thread, mentioned that the 3DS would have to settle for Minecraft: Pocket Edition – if it …

Mojang

This new fishing simulator aims to expand into eSports territory

<i>Train Simulator</i> developer Dovetail Games announced a new fishing simulator game by the name of <i>Dovetail Games Fishing</i>, with plans to expand the game into eSports territory, the studio announced on its official website.<p>The company's upcoming simulation title sees players tackle the full fishing …

Here's How Nintendo Plans To Fix The Wii U ‘Dry Spell’

This was one of the key points of criticism brought up to Reggie Fils-Aime, the president of Nintendo of America, during his sit-down with IGN's Jose Otero. During that interview, however, Fils-Aime said the company is working on multiple ways to alleviate the company's "software droughts" between …

Gaming

This stackable media hub plays your old 16-bit game cartridges

The set-top box market is currently flooded with many cheap Android boxes, but they tend to offer limited remote access plus expansion capability, so it's about time that something more exciting popped up. One such candidate is the EzeeCube, which aims to be an idiot-proof media hub with three main …

New service bypasses Apple’s Activation Lock theft deterrent feature for $150

A new service from smartphone unlocking company ChronicUnlocks is offering iPhone users the ability to remove Apple’s Activation Lock security feature that the company first introduced in iOS 7.<p>Activation Lock, a security feature that Apple first announced alongside iOS 7, is supposed to be a theft …

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …

California firm recalls chicken over salmonella fears

A California company is recalling an unknown amount of boneless chicken sold in eight states over salmonella fears, federal officials said.<p>Foster Farms, based in Fresno, produced the chicken on March 8, 10 and 11, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection …

North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to parts of the Northeast as it veered out to …

On Its 25th Birthday, Game Boy Is Alive And Well In The Art World

We take a look back at some of the best art inspired by the officially-antique handheld console.<p>It was the best of times for our brains, and the worst of times for our button-mashed fingers: 25 years ago today Nintendo gave us the first Game Boy, and two-and-a-half decades later, the world …

Retrogaming

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Colossal

<p>Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game …

3D Printed Raspberry Pi NES Case: NinTastic - Technabob

Out of all computers, the Raspberry Pi is most ripe for case mods because it’s tiny and doesn’t come with a case in the first place. We’ve seen a …

If Jony Ive Designed The Original Nintendo, It Would Look Like This

When the vintage Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was first released in the United States in 1985, it looked like a two-tone plastic shoebox. But what would it look like if Apple designed it today? Probably a lot like the Analogue Nt, a new console with the 8-bit guts of the vintage NES, wrapped …

Retrogaming

Exploring Freedom In Harvest Moon

Most people think chores are the pits. In the Harvest Moon series, they comprise the majority of the gameplay. While that may seem like busywork to …

‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Has A Release Date. Check Out This Addictive Looking Gameplay Demo.

Start clearing your calendar <i>Civ</i> fans, because we now know when Firaxis is unleashing their latest brand of strategy crack — <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> arrives to take over your life on October 24th.<p>In addition to the release date, Firaxis has also dropped a nice meaty <i>Beyond Earth</i> gameplay demo. The …

Super NES and Super Famicom Inspired GBAs Coming This Month

Just take my money.<p>Rose Colored Gaming, maker of custom consoles, has announced that its upcoming crop of custom Super NES and Super Famicom themed …

Why Android Wear faces a tougher fight than you think

Tech companies have been trying to make smartwatches happen for decades. Luke Westaway argues that Google has a mountain to climb to make Android Wear the Next Big Thing.<p>You don't need me to tell you that the smartwatch is a sci-fi dream. From "The Jetsons" to "Knight Rider" to "Power Rangers", …

Wearable Tech