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How to make your Xbox One faster (and make Fallout 4 better)

It's never been so clear to me that Microsoft and Sony should have released the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with modern solid state drives rather than the older tech both companies decided to include with their most recent consoles. And it's <i>Fallout 4</i>'s fault.<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a really great game. I like …

Xbox

Dark skies caused by the new moon could make this year’s showing more spectacular than usual, although heavy cloud cover may obscure the skies.<p>Share your pictures and videos of the Perseid meteor shower by clicking the button below<p>The annual Perseid meteor shower could be more spectacular than …

Astronomy

9 slides that explain Facebook's 10-year strategy

Facebook's 10-year plan is based on three technologies that seemingly have nothing to do with Facebook: drones, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.<p>Together they will help solve three problems that Facebook's (FB) Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer thinks could otherwise plague the …

5 New Anime To Watch This Spring

Step into the Cube: Virginia Tech's giant virtual reality room

From the outside, I look like the worst stereotype of a VR user as I walk around the Virginia Tech Cube. Not only am I blindfolded by an Oculus Rift as I feel my way around, the headset is sporting a 6-inch-high, slightly wobbly 3D-printed antenna. The Rift isn’t wireless, so I’m tethered to a …

A Time-Lapse Tour of Austria Created with 2 Years of Shooting and 5TB of Photos

Vienna, Austria-based time-lapse production duo FilmSpektakel has just released a new time-lapse of their home country that took 2 years, 600 …

Time-lapse Photography

21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

<i>Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public</i> …

The story of Yars' Revenge is a journey back to a lost world of video games

Classic game post-mortems at GDC follow a certain pattern.<p>There is always a moment when the presenter will look back at the time when their particular classic game was made and say something along the lines of "crazy, crazy days."<p>We all know that, in the past, they do things differently. But there …

Retrogaming

An Anime Full of Medieval Politics and Fantastical Warfare

<i>Lord Marksman and Vanadis</i> is a low fantasy anime where various nobles are vying for the throne of a kingdom using political savvy, armies, and the …

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

15 places in Japan that look like the set from an anime or a movie

There are many beautiful fantasy-like places located in Japan from one end to another, that look like there were taken out from an anime or movie. …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

The Brain

Create a halftone texture pattern in Illustrator

Draw a black dot<p>We start by drawing a simple 3 by 3 pixels dot. Select the <i>Ellipse tool</i> from the <i>Tools panel</i>, click your canvas and enter <b>3 px</b> for the</i> …

From robots that install insulation to platforms that stick to the surface of the sea to capture wave energy, here are some up and coming innovators to watch<p>Businesses wanting to improve their low carbon credentials rely on highly creative people to come up with new ideas. But for those innovators …

Clean Technology

The Innovation Game: Adobe's New Strides To Keep Employees Engaged

Imagine you show up to work one day and someone asks you if you are interested in running with an idea that you have, “sure” you say. You are then given a little red box, inside you find a pre-paid credit card for $1,000, some notebooks, and an innovation guide that walks you through a six-step …

Innovation

Top 30 Gateway Anime Shows

Are you able to remember the first show that really got you hooked into anime? Well, find some junk food and your nostalgia glasses because we’re …

Anime

Growth Hacking: 4 Simple Tactics To Get In The Game

The term growth hacking was initially used by entrepreneur and angel investor Sean Ellis back in 2010, when he was hiring for his replacement. While he received many qualified marketing resumes, he felt one key area was missing from potential candidates: growth.<p>He then added the phrase “growth …

A high-tech hotel opening in Japan will be staffed by multilingual robots

The Henn-na Hotel will open this summer in the Huis Ten Bosch theme park<p>This summer, a hotel will open in the Netherlands-themed Huis Ten Bosch amusement park in Nagasaki, Japan. It will have 72 rooms. Room fees will start at $60 per night. And it will be staffed by 10 humanoid robots.<p>The Henn-na …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 oversimplified

Unlike previous versions of DirectX, the difference between the new DirectX and previous generations are obvious enough that they can be explained in …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

A Hybrid Digital Mind: Agile Critical Thinking

Critical thinking has the potential to be a deeply creative process.<p>Digital is the hybrid era, the physical world is blurring with virtual world; the …

Ten Books for Skeptics « Cognition « Critical Thinking

There are probably as many paths to becoming a scientific skeptic as there are skeptics. Admittedly my framework for skepticism was in the background …

Why technology actually makes us more human

As a large number of world leaders, corporate and otherwise, gather in Davos to discuss global issues, high on the agenda is the question of …

Live Broadcast from Inside the Nerve Cell

<b>For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.</b><p>Scientists estimate that our brain consists of about ten …

Security Day 2015 - Lille 1

Theorem prover, symbolic execution and practical reverse-engineering<p>Security Day 2015 - Lille 1 University - France<p>16th of January 2015<p>Table of …

Cybersecurity

The eleventh year: what to do after having taught yourself programming in ten years

You have followed the “Teach Yourself Programming in Ten Years” advice. Now what?<p>Christmas and the new year’s eve have passed. Now you are a few …

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

(The 2016 Machine Intelligence landscape and post can be found here)<p>I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, …

New smartphone batteries will charge to full in just 30 seconds

A new battery technology could put an end to smartphones charging on bedside tables every night – by charging the gizmos from empty to full in just …