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Fractured Skyline brings digital card games to a cyberpunk world

London based developer Preliminal Games released its first trailer for the upcoming cyberpunk-infused digital card game <i>Fractured Skyline</i>.<p>Set in the year 2087, users are tasked with building a cyberpunk empire, while the game itself hinges on strategic card gameplay. <i>Fractured Skyline</i> also features …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Do You See What I See? Kids' Visual Memory Works In Mysterious Ways

When kids look around, how much are they taking in about the objects that surround them? Scientists have recently devised new ways to peer inside little kid brains and figure out how their visual working memory works. They found that although young kids use the same parts of the brain to record …

Year in Review: The Best Concept Cars of 2013

Concept cars have always fascinated audiences because they presage the automotive industry of tomorrow. And while these days that can literally <i>be</i> tomorrow, with many “concepts” being thinly disguised production cars, the most alluring are often the most fanciful, those that seduce with artful …

Auto Shows

You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

Ghost Caught in Photo is Obviously a Ghost (Obviously)

If there's one problem I have with photos of ghosts, it's that often they're just too obviously photos of ghosts. Take, for instance, this photo showing an apparition that is quite obviously the ghost of a very sexy young man who was murdered before his time:<p>But we all know that things are spookier …

Joshua Tree's Hypnotically Reflective Desert Shack

<i>Lucid Stead</i> is an architectural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III that takes an existing structure in the deserts of Joshua Tree, California and revitalizes it with mirrors, LED lights, and custom built technology to accentuate the beauty of the bare landscape. Aptly referred to as an …

Art

Katy Perry's AMAs Performance Of 'Unconditionally' Sparks Controversy

"Was Katy Perry's AMAs performance racist?" read the headline on Comsopolitan.com, following Perry's American Music Awards appearance on Sunday night. The 29-year-old singer performed her new single "Unconditionally" on the awards show while dressed in what Billboard.com described as …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

When will cinemas and directors show proper lesbian sex scenes?

The fetishisation of gay women's sex lives by straight male directors mean serious LGBT films struggle to find major backers<p>When was the last time you saw lesbian sex on the big screen? Possibly never. But you've no doubt heard about it recently, thanks to the controversy surrounding director …

When should you buy a next-gen console?

Though there's very little that could dissuade the most hardcore tech enthusiasts from picking up a next-gen console later this month, there's plenty of precedent to support the practice of patience.<p>The abnormally long lifespan of the current console generation has made the arrival of the next one …

Now, Tesla Really Has A Headache; Someone Grab The Tylenol

For the third time in 6 weeks, a Tesla Model S caught fire today, destroying the vehicle. The good news is this fire, near Murfreesboro, Tenn., again allowed the driver to escape unharmed. The bad news for Tesla is one freak incident is easily dismissed. The second one, in which a wall literally …

AXE and EA team up for Battlefield 4 promotion

Deodorant company AXE and Electronic Arts have teamed up for a special Battlefield 4 promotion. Consumers can pick up specially marked AXE products at Wal-Mart for a chance to win in-game content, various licensed merchandise, and a four-day trip to Gamescom in Germany next year.<p>Check out the …

They grow up so fast: What this console generation’s characters have learned

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>The current console generation is almost eight years old now, and you don’t stick around that long without going through some changes and …

10 zombie games where the undead are the least of your concerns

[<i>This story was originally going to go up yesterday for Halloween, but our editor fell into a deep candy coma before he could get to it. We’re still not sure if he’s okay. … — Ed</i>.]<p>Zombies are powerful and terrifying enemies. They’re also an endless source of cannon fodder — and sadly, most games …

In pictures: Rob Ford goes trick-or-treating

The sex lives of real people: Why this site shows what really happens in the bedroom

'I date younger men, predominantly men in their 20s." And so Cindy Gallop kicked off her 2009 TED Talk, four incendiary minutes that laid bare how porn had stomped into her own sex life. In frank terms, Gallop, a 53-year-old former advertising executive with Bartle Bogle Hegarty, explained that the …

Woman Ticketed for Driving With Google Glass, But Is Anyone Wrong?

With West Virginia and Delaware considering laws to ban Google Glass in the car, the last state we’d expect to hate on these Futurama shades is California. But when the California Highway Patrol pulled over a woman near San Diego for speeding in October, the officer cited her with a second …

Google Glass

Star Wars VII producer asks for more time, Disney says ‘Haha, you’re adorable.’

Delays happen when you’re making movies, and like pretty much every big budget movie ever, <i>Star Wars Episode VII</i> has already replaced the original writer (trading Michael Arndt for JJ Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan last week). In light of the fact that the script is in no condition to shoot, producer …