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The Division Open Beta Pre-Load Now Available on Xbox One, PS4, PC

The Division's open beta is coming very soon, and you can now pre-load it so that you can jump right in when the servers go live later this week.<p>The beta starts on Xbox One tomorrow, February 18, before launching for PS4 and PC a day later. Below are download links for the console versions, while …

This Super Mario Kart hack allows for 101 racers at once

Isn’t it the worst when you have 100 of your closest friends over for an exciting round of <i>Super Mario Kart</i> only to realize that the game only has …

Is Shadow Mewtwo canon? The Pokémon Company won't say

Since Bandai Namco added the never-before-seen Pokémon Shadow Mewtwo as a final boss to the <i>Pokkén Tournament</i> arcade game last October, Pokémon fans have had one burning question about the character: Is Shadow Mewtwo a canonical part of the Pokémon universe?<p>Speaking to Polygon through a translator,</i> …

Coming to terms with my game backlog

I used to be scared of the RPG genre. Growing up, I played plenty of video games like any other kid, but I stuck to stuff I could pick up and put down. <i>Mario</i>, <i>GoldenEye</i>, <i>Doom</i>. I lacked the dedication, the loyalty and the skill to tackle an intimidating dozens-of-hours role-playing adventure. And yet I …

Star Citizen Creator Wishes He'd Explained Game's Development Schedule Better

One of the critiques of ambitious PC space sim Star Citizen is that it's been a long time coming. The game's original Kickstarter campaign started in 2012 and, though some portions of the game are playable right now for backers, the full, finished product isn't. Now, in an interview with the BBC, …

Crowd Funding

Video Games Are Broken, Reviews Are Broken, And Things Have To Change

Fellow gamers, our favorite entertainment industry is in trouble. It has become the victim of irresponsible reviews and blind trust. It is being disabled by apathy and undeserved forgiveness. Something’s gotta give, and it might as well start with the press.<p>“Wait, aren’t <i>you</i> press?” you’re asking. …

Hawking: Gravitational Waves Could Revolutionize Astronomy

Black hole theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has some thoughts on the discovery of gravitational waves.

Stephen Hawking

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

Astrophysics

If you're going to fall into a black hole, make sure it's rotating

It's no secret that black holes are objects to be avoided, were you to plot yourself a trip across the galaxy. Get too close to one and you'd find …

Black Holes

An Incredible 45-Day Storm Turned California Into a 300-Mile-Long Sea... And It Could Happen Again

From drought to megaflood.<p>A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long (480-km-long) sea that stretched …

Researchers Have 3D-Printed Usable Human Bones and Muscles

For years, printing a new ear, muscle, or jaw has been nothing but science fiction. That’s largely because “bio-printed” tissues haven’t been strong …

Now We Know How Many Ways We Can Arrange 128 Tennis Balls

Here’s a question worthy of the ball boy at Wimbledon: if you have 128 tennis balls packed into a container, how many different ways can you arrange …

Extra CO2 the cause of dryland greening trends

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Earth's drylands are getting greener. The phenomenon has been documented in satellite images over the last several …

Climate Change

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Magna Carta

ABC Catalyst program linking mobile phones to brain cancer 'should never have aired'

Public health professor Simon Chapman joins experts in criticising episode for being misleading and ignoring range of evidence about Wi-Fi and mobile phones<p>A science program on the ABC which suggested Wi-Fi networks and mobile phone use may be associated with brain cancer should never have gone to …

Samsung Galaxy S7 allegedly revealed in leaked images, video

The latest leaked specs indicate Samsung's next flagship phone will be waterproof, offer a 12-megapixel camera and bring back the microSD slot.<p>Samsung is set to pull back the curtain on its new Galaxy S7 phone this weekend. Several of the phone's reported specs have already leaked, and now a video …

New Akamai Tool Aims To Bring Bots Under Control

Akamai released a new Bot Manager tool today designed to give companies finely tuned control over Bot traffic on their websites.<p>The numbers vary, but research has shown that about half of traffic on the web comes from bots. Bots are small programs that interact with a website and can be used for …

Apple TV App Store gains app previews videos on tvOS

Apple has been steadily improving the tvOS App Store experience for customers and developers on the new Apple TV, and today it’s continuing by turning on support for app previews. Developers can create app previews, which are videos showing the app in action beyond just screenshots, to show …

Smart TV

Virtual reality could help fight depression

A study by University College London (UCL) and the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) suggests virtual reality could be utilized as a treatment for depression in the future. The pilot study worked with 15 depression patients aged 23 to 61, yielded positive results in 60 …

Spotify Is Giving Free Chromecasts To New Subscribers Today

Don’t have Spotify yet? Want a Chromecast? (You should — Chromecasts are great. They were one of TechCrunch’s favorite things of 2015).<p>Great!<p>Spotify introduced a pretty solid deal this morning: sign up for three months of Spotify Premium for $30 (the normal price) and they’ll kick down a free …

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Prince Pays Tribute to Vanity at Australia Concert

"She loved me for the artist I was, I loved her for the artist she was trying to be," singer says of former protégé and girlfriend<p>Prince paid tribute …

Prince

German shorthaired pointer CJ wins Westminster Dog Show

NEW YORK — When she heard the news, Valerie Nunes-Atkinson simply dropped to her knees and buried her hands in her face.<p>After all, this almost never happened.<p>Nunes-Atkinson, the owner, breeder and handler of CJ — a 3-year-old German shorthaired pointer — won the highest honor at the 140th annual …

High-flying Ducks top sliding Oilers 5-3 as poor start to season a distant memory

The Anaheim Ducks are soaring to new heights after a rough start to the season.<p>Andrew Cogliano's short-handed empty-net goal proved to be the winner, as the high-flying Ducks continued their winning ways with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.<p>David Perron, Jakob Silfverberg, Hampus …

Ice Hockey

Microsoft Sells U.S. Defense Dept. on Windows 10

The U.S. Department of Defense has committed to upgrade 4 million devices to Windows 10, giving Microsoft Corp. one of its best proof points yet that the seven-month-old operating system is secure.<p>The rollout is the biggest Windows 10 installation to date. Just last month, the Redmond, Wash., …

U.S. Department of Defense

Iran says will resist curbs on oil output as part of global pact

ANKARA/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Wednesday stopped short of offering to restrain oil output as part of a global pact to freeze production to prop up prices, making clear it wants to recapture the market share it lost during years of sanctions.<p>Iran’s stance will complicate talks on output levels …

Saudi Arabia
Stock Markets

Syria cease-fire likely to be delayed as timeline for U.S.-Russia talks bogs down

An initial meeting between U.S. and Russian representatives tasked with organizing a cessation of hostilities in Syria will not be held until Friday, making it unlikely that an actual cease-fire will take place on that day, as originally scheduled.<p>The cease-fire delay came as convoys of at least …

Middle East