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Why seniors can’t sleep like they’re still in college

Pulling an all-nighter before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. But as we age, our ability to recoup lost sleep diminishes.<p>New …

Over The Past 60 Years, A Reef Island Has Grown Out Of The Sea

It is now stable and vegetated. Great job, island!<p>How old are you? Are you of retirement age yet? If so, in your lifetime, an island has been reborn, sand grain by sand grain.<p>Between 1945 and 2010, a sediment deposit in the Pacific Ocean grew to become a "fully vegetated and stable island," two …

Sea Level

PS4 Version of Unreal Engine 4 Tactical FPS, Ground Branch, “is a good bet at some point”

Share Email<p>In our recent interview with the team at Blackfoot Studios about their upcoming tactical FPS <i>Ground Branch</i>, studio owner John Sonedecker …

Gaming

Xbox One and PS4 could get open-world zombie game DayZ

Dean Hall is open to the idea of releasing his acclaimed--and still officially unreleased--open-world zombie game DayZ on consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but he's not ready to commit just yet.<p>"We'd certainly consider release on any feasible platform with a realistic publishing model," …

Nextgen

Minimum alcohol pricing may reduce health inequalities

It is often argued by libertarian think tanks that introducing minimum pricing for alcohol would disproportionately harm moderate drinkers, particularly those from low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Indeed, this was cited as a reason for the government dropping the policy it had previously …

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Last chance on PC games Winter Sale

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>Although the Steam, Amazon, and basically all other PC gaming Winter Sales wrapped up last week, this week GameFly decided to launch a Winter Sale Part 2. They put discounts back on 20 of the most popular titles from their previous sale.<p>With up to 75% off …

Left 4 Dead Creators Turtle Rock Unveil Evolve - IGN Video

The creators of Left 4 Dead have officially revealed the first information on their new project, Evolve.

H-Hour vid debuts gameplay for SOCOM's spiritual successor

A trailer released this week for <i>H-Hour: World's Elite</i>, shows the upcoming SOCOM spiritual successor from SOF Studios in action.<p>Check out the trailer above to see the pre-alpha build, its trenches, indoor and outdoor environments and, of course, its omnipresent multiplayer combat.<p>David Sears, the …

PlayStation Now brings backwards compatibility to the PS4

<b>Sony has announced a streaming service called PlayStation Now that will allow you to play a back catalog of PlayStation titles on your PS4, PS3, Vita</b> …

Outrise: Where Shadow of the Colossus meets Left 4 Dead

A group of developers whose industry experience includes time at Ubisoft, Crytek and Adhesive Games have come together to work on <i>Outrise</i>, an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter that project lead James Wearing describes as <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> meets <i>Left 4 Dead</i>.<p><i>Outrise</i> is in the early stages of …

The Goods: January 2014's Hottest Gadgets

Gear & Gadgets

Tobii and Steel Series to build a cool eye-tracking control system for games

Tobii and peripheral maker SteelSeries have teamed up to build an eye-tracking control system so that players can interact with games using their eyes.<p>Stockholm-based Tobii has developed its eye-tracking technology for more than a decade, and it’s ready to partner with gaming peripheral maker …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

The Character Progression Of Destiny

In the final installment of our month of Destiny updates, we chat with investment lead Tyson Green about how you'll upgrade items and abilities on …

Updated: NORAD Tracks Santa's Path on Christmas Eve Because of a Typo

In December 1955, a Sears ad misprinted a phone number—the North Pole's.<p><i>Update, 12/17/13: Yoni Appelbaum,</i> Atlantic <i>contributor and historian extraordinaire, has passed along some of his own fascinating research into the Santa-tracking story. First of all, he wrote in an email,</i><p><i>It turns out that the</i> …

Scientists Are Using Metamaterials To Build Everything From Wireless Phone Chargers To Invisibility Cloaks

While the holy grail of metamaterials is still to make objects and people invisible to the eye, they are set to have a more tangible commercial impact playing more mundane roles - from satellite antennas to wirelessly charging cellphones.<p>Metamaterials are simply materials that exhibit properties …

Nanotech

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. Thanksgiving roars in with stuffing and …

To Wait Or Not To Wait On The PS4?

The PS4 is out, and Dave Thier has already pointed out two different sorts of problems with the system. The first is technical. Many review outlets have had difficulty with the HDMI ports on their units, and there’s a bit of anecdotal evidence from early consumers that involve malfunctioning …

One Special Forces Team May Undo All Of America's Progress In Afghanistan

(Certainly the reports out of the Special Inspector General of Afghanistan Reconstruction have only gotten more shrill as exodus approaches.)<p>Nonetheless, the disappearances, beatings, and downright murders that remain unsolved in one special forces team's area of operations threaten whatever …

Special Forces

SanDisk’s wireless flash drive: A simple storage boost for your iOS or Android phone

I love my 32GB iPhone 5s(s aapl), but it’s barely a month old and I’ve already used more than half of the storage capacity. When my previous iPhone …

PlayStation 4 won't play Blu-rays or DVDs out of the box

When the PlayStation 4 launches on November 15th, there will be a software update already waiting for new owners — and that update is necessary to enjoy some of the console's most basic functions. Chief among these features is the ability to play Blu-ray discs or DVDs, which won't be possible until …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: The Top 10 Next-Gen Video Games

<i>A look at some of the most promising games next-gen has to offer.</i><p>The following games are all next-gen <i>only</i> releases (though some launch on the perennial next-gen platform we call PC.)<p>I’ll write up a separate post about the best-looking cross-generation games in the near future. Likewise, these are …

'Diablo III' Console Review (PS3)

<i>Diablo III on consoles is the co-op hack-and-slash game that’s been missing this entire console generation.</i><p><i>Diablo III</i> was one of the more controversial PC games in recent memories. Gamers were upset by the lack of an offline mode, the advent of a real-money Auction House, and the disappointing …

Microsoft and Sony finally put their console cards on the table

With Microsoft’s announcement of its Nov. 22 launch date in the U.S. for the Xbox One video game system, the new console lineup is now complete. It’s time for gamers who haven’t already preordered to decide which system they’ll support.<p>Sony will have a week’s headstart in the U.S., with a launch …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Events Near You<p>Jun<p>6<p>Wed<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>7<p>Thu<p>Kali Uchiswith special guest TT the Artist<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Top …