Christopher Willett

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Patch 3 for Assassin's Creed Unity Rolling Out This Week

Hits consoles tomorrow and PC later in the week.<p>Ubisoft will release Patch 3 for Assassin's Creed Unity starting tomorrow, according to a post on the …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Space-Grown Vegetables Are Safe To Eat, Scientists Announce

Their safety was likely verified by labs on Earth, not by adventurous diners in space.<p>Potluck time! Russian scientists have verified that several plants grown aboard the International Space Station are safe to eat, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.<p>The space-grown edibles include peas, dwarf …

Now your desktop can use Amped Wireless' WiFi gear

Amped Wireless is here in full force at CES, and while the company has previously offered up USB adapters for tablets and laptops, there's never been a card-based solution for your desktop. That's all changing with the advent of the PCI20E, which combines a PCI-E card and two high-gain antennas …

3D Systems shows off a $500 3D scanner that clips onto your iPad

As excited as we were to play around with the Sense 3D scanner, the first-generation consumer scanner had some shortcomings. Near the top of the list was the fact that it only worked with Windows. While the operating system has a plenty large install base, any semblance of portability with the …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Make Your Mornings Explosive With a Defusable Alarm Clock

Inspired by the iconic look of time bombs in old movies, software engineer Michael Krumpus set out to build an alarm clock that would make his mornings more action-packed. When the alarm goes off in defuse mode, the clock starts a 10-second countdown; the correct wire, which is randomly assigned …

How To Turn Your Camera Into A Photosynthesis Detector

In about an hour, you can hack a camera to only display blue, green, and near-infrared light, which will give you a lovely view of plant life.<p>Members of Public Lab, an online civic science community, wanted to build an inexpensive tool to measure plant health. Their solution: convert an obsolete …