Corbin McLean

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Noise vs. Nature: How We're Upsetting America's Soundscapes

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well. That's according to researchers at the National Park Service and elsewhere who study natural soundscapes to gauge how they're affected by human activity.<p>"Both noise and …

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The Marvel Universe Is Coming to an End in May 2015

OMG!<p>The Marvel Universe as you know it will be coming to an end.<p>Today at a live press event at Midtown Comics in New York City moderated by Marvel PR …

Elon Musk debunks electric space rockets after Simpsons lampooning

The inventor gave Springfield electric cars — but that won't work in space<p>After Elon Musk appeared on <i>The Simpsons</i> last night and jetted off at the end of the episode in his Dragon spacecraft, Lisa points out that "for a man who likes electric cars he sure burns a lot of rocket fuel." Musk …

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Photoshop Exercise: Turn a Golf Ball into a Ping Pong Ball Using Only Dodging and Burning

Here’s a strange (and time-consuming) way you can test your Photoshop prowess if you ever have some time to kill: turn a dimpled golf ball into a …

Why Adding These 5 Types of Lenses to Your Kit Can Make a Difference to Your Photography

We all love a lens. After all, they are, arguably, the most important part of our photographic equipment. Most people will start off with one, maybe …

Portraits of Random Strangers Dressed Up in Strange Haute Couture Outfits

Photographer Tom Johnson recently partnered up with stylist Phoebe Haines for a project titled The Thirty Three. The team roamed the streets of …

Google’s Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

If you’re ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as …

The Ara Configurator app is how you'll build your custom Project Ara smartphone

Even though Google is a long ways off from selling Project Ara phones directly to consumers, the company took a bit of time to detail its go-to-market strategy, which contained some details on the Puerto Rico pilot program. Perhaps most interesting was the look we got at how users might manage the …

Project Ara: hands-on with Google’s latest modular smartphone prototype

Right now, there’s a war to make the thinnest smartphone in the world. Google is a part of that with Android and with its Nexus devices. But it’s also attacking the very idea of smartphones as we know them with Project Ara: a project to build a phone that doesn’t cram everything into the smallest …

Google wants to help you customize your Project Ara device with the Ara Configurator app

Earlier today, Google held their second developer conference for Project Ara. During the keynote, the company made available the Modular Developer’s Kit v.2 which includes update framework, software and firmware for the Spiral 2 prototype device. Over the past few months, we’ve heard that Ara will …

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

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Get a PS4 with Destiny, LBP3, NBA 2K15 or Far Cry 4 and a $50 gift card for $400

Over the weekend, Sony announced a new bundle for the PlayStation 4 which includes the 500 GB console system and your choice of one of four games for $399.99. Today, Walmart is sweetening that deal with a $50 gift card to its store.<p>You can find Walmart's PS4 console with bonus $50 gift card right …

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Cop Allegedly Shot a Woman Because She Honked at Him

Also this week: A guy freaked out because he saw some mice outside a McDonald's.<p><i>​It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:</i><p><b>Cry-Baby #1: Kenneth Caplan</b><p><b>The incident:</b> A woman honked at a man who cut her off on the freeway.<p><b>The appropriate response:</b> Honking …

We Spoke to Comics Legend Gilbert Hernandez About His New Weekly VICE Strip

If you like comics at all you probably know GIlbert Hernandez, our new weekly comics contributor. If you don't know Gilbert Hernandez than you should fix that.<p>​<p>Today we premiered the first comic in Gilbert Hernandez's ​weekly comic series for VICE. If you like comics at all you probably know …

Being Gay Is Beautiful in Oakland

This week, our photo column "Being Gay Is Beautiful" takes us to Oakland, California, where Cheyenne Sophia shoots stunning technicolor pictures of her lovers, her friends, and herself.<p>Based on the news cycle, you'd think LGBT people all lived in a sparkly version of hell. It's true that in many …

What You Learn from Working Minimum-Wage Jobs

​I've been working low-paying jobs for a long, long time. Here's what I've learned.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>​I've been working minimum-wage jobs for a long, long time.<p>I've stacked shelves, ​answered telephones, dressed up as a Georgian aristocrat, poured pints, filed, scanned, …

The Importance of Aimlessness in Gaming

Don't run. Don't shoot. Just look and listen, and wait a while.<p>One of the best ways to play <i>Far Cry 4</i> is blindly. Don't look at the map—either on the menu screen or the miniature version that sits at the screen's bottom left. Just open the door, head on out, and keep walking. You'll soon enough find …

PlayStation Experience 2014: All the news, all the trailers right here

Sony's inaugural PlayStation Experience is underway in Las Vegas. Polygon will be bringing you coverage from the expo, including all the announcements from today's keynote address, plus the panels and demonstrations from the show floor. See it all right here.

Yakuza 5 is coming to PS3 in North America and Europe [correction]

Sega's <i>Yakuza 5</i> will come to PlayStation 3 in North America and Europe in 2015, Sony Computer Entertainment announced at PlayStation Experience today. The Western release is part of a partnership between Sony and Sega to bring the game outside of Japan.<p>The decision to bring <i>Yakuza 5</i> to the West was …

Wattam debuts with a green cube mayor from Katamari Damacy's creator

<i>Wattam</i>, a "unique, charming world bursting with interesting people, overseen by the Mayor and his trusted Deputies," made its debut with a trailer today at the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas.<p><i>Wattam</i> is the next project from <i>Katamari Damacy</i> and <i>Noby Noby Boy</i> designer Keita Takahashi, who revealed …

Yes, Persona 5 is also coming to PlayStation 4 in North America

First announced in February for a 2015 release on PlayStation 3, and then announced for PS4 in Japan at this year's Tokyo Game Show, Atlus took the opportunity at PlayStation Experience to announce that <i>Persona 5</i> — the latest installment in its highly acclaimed RPG series — will also be coming to …

No Man's Sky's latest video explores a vast universe, discovers space dinosaurs

The latest trailer for <i>No Man's Sky</i> attempts to give a sense of scale to developer Hello Games' space exploration simulator. As you'll see — and as Hello's Sean Murray said onstage at the PlayStation Experience — that's easier said than done.<p>Press play above to see solar systems discovered and named …

Preorders begin for the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4

Sony just opened the preorder page for the 20th anniversary edition of the Playstation 4, the one sporting the classic look and logo of the original PlayStation.<p>The unit is $499.99, with an estimated ship date of Dec. 21, and a warning that the delivery may not arrive in time for the holiday. The …

How Shuhei Yoshida wound up as a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra

The head of Sony's worldwide game studios, the affable, frequently tweeting Shuhei Yoshida, is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of Capy Games' time-twisting shoot 'em up <i>Super Time Force Ultra</i>, Sony revealed at its PlayStation Experience today. And the story of how Yoshida …

The PS4 brings back faceplates

If you thought console faceplates went out in the last Circuit City liquidation sale six years ago, think again. Sony has reintroduced them something called "Project SkyLight Beta."<p>The first two in this series are for <i>LittleBigPlanet 3</i> and <i>The Order: 1886</i>. They mount to the glossy portion of the …

No Man's Sky spoof explains what the game is all about

We got an eyeful of <i>No Man's Sky</i> on Friday at The Game Awards, and yesterday at PlayStation Experience. <i>But what does it all mean?</i> You're thinking. <i>How will I actually play this game?</i> Here is YouTube's Mat Hill to explain. Basically, it means you need to remember where the hell you parked when you …

PS4 Anniversary Edition pre-order sells for more than $15,000, listings flood eBay

Someone paid $15,100 over the weekend on eBay for the promise of a PlayStation 4 Anniversary Edition.<p>Three hundred and fifty other listings for the special edition console are listed on eBay as of this morning at auction prices currently ranging from 99 cents to $19,990.00. There was also a …

Sony memo describes hack as 'an unparalleled and well-planned crime'

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released new information about a high-profile cyber attack which exposed unreleased films and personal employee information. Security firm Mandiant, hired to help contain the incident, told Sony that the malware used in the attack was "unprecedented in nature" and …

Here's what the internet thinks the real 'Star Wars Episode VII' title should be

Last week, <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> finally got a full title: <i>The Force Awakens</i>. It's a fine title, a respectable title. But fans may feel that it doesn't evoke the same gravitas as, say, <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>. So, on Friday, we let the internet create new titles of their own. We're fairly confident …