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8 Creepy Video Games That Are Scarier Than Most Horror Movies You’ve Watched

Fear is an odd thing. We're hard-wired to avoid it at all costs, but there is very little in life that gives us the same rush of adrenaline as …

Star

Breaking News<p>'Ant-Man And The Wasp' Trailer Released<p>Latest<p>Here’s Your First Look at LEGO ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Sets<p>LEGO 3 hours ago<p>LEGO<p>The …

From The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Shenmue 3: the 40 most anticipated video games of 2017

Artificial Intelligence Gained Consciousness in 1991

Why A.I. pioneer Jürgen Schmidhuber is convinced the ultimate breakthrough already happened.<p>For as long as humans have had consciousness — two or two …

Artificial Intelligence

22 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You EXTREMELY Shredded | Men's Health

It’s called … you guessed it:<p>22 Metabolic Moves That Will Get You EXTREMELY Shredded!<p>Here are the exercises that appear in the video above:<p>1. Triple squat jump<br>2. Rotational spider jump<br>3. Seesaw elevated lunge<br>4. Lateral lunge to lateral slide<br>5. Miniband skater jump<br>6. Dumbbell pause front squat with …

A practical guide for learning meditation through the art of gaming

Gaming and meditation have more in common than you think. These seemingly unrelated pursuits both offer important self-development lessons that use similar parts of our brains to mold us into better humans.<p>Both also suffer from public perception problems: Gaming is often seen as a potentially …

Meditation

The death of net neutrality begins today

Months later, when net neutrality comes and end, today is the day we’ll look back at as the one that started it all.<p>If appointing a climate change contrarian to the EPA didn’t get your blood boiling, maybe President-elect Trump messing with where you get your porn will. Hell hath no fury like the …

Bruce Schneier: ‘The internet era of fun and games is over’

Internet pioneer Bruce Schneier issued a dire proclamation in front of the House of Representatives’ Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday: “It might …

Bruce Schneier

Why chatbots are the last bridge to true AI

Humans have been storing, retrieving, manipulating, and communicating information since the Sumerians in Mesopotamia developed writing in 3000 BCE. Since then, we have continuously developed more and more sophisticated means to communicate and push information. Whether unconsciously or consciously, …

Game of the Year: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

<i>For too long the definition of “Game of the Year” has been unfairly narrow. How boring is it to see every website shower the same stale AAA games</i> …

Six Things Video Games Have Taught Us About Surviving The Apocalypse

We never really know when the world will end, but it doesn’t help to be prepared in the case of rampant disease, nuclear war, or the good old fashion collapse of civilized society. Fortunately, video games have been training us in the art of post-apocalyptic survival for years, and there are plenty …

Homebase

Virtual realty: can a computer game turn you into an ‘evil’ property developer?

Delaying repairs to save money and dehumanising your tenants ... Adam Forrest becomes a virtual landlord and learns some interesting – and depressing – lessons<p>Building my first high-rise tower wasn’t too difficult. I threw up some studio apartments, hooked them up with power and phone lines, …

Housing

Blizzard Opens Up Starcraft To Google's DeepMind AI

Finally, a computer enemy is learning how to win virtual wars<p>When Starcraft was introduced to the world in 1998, it put stranded humans in a dangerous universe, surrounded by more advanced and more primal foes. The venerable real time strategy series, with a trio of balanced species fighting for …

Starcraft

How to Build Your Pecs With Continuous Tension Chest Presses | Men's Health

With light dumbbells, you’ll perform continuous tension chest presses, which basically means you’ll never fully extend your arms at the top of the press—and that means your pecs never get a break.<p>You’ll do this for two minutes straight, creating an insane pump in your pecs.<p>“This is easy on the …

Pump up Your Upper Body With the Pushup-Position Row Complex | Men's Health

You’ll also hammer your triceps, shoulders, and back with the kickbacks, flys, and rows.<p>Use a light dumbbell and a wider foot stance than you normally would in a plank to give yourself more stability while you learn the exercise, Gaddour says.<p>Plug the complex into a circuit as a core move. Aim for …

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>shutterstock<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use …

How An Attack On A Company You’ve Never Heard Of Shut Down The Internet

And how you can get your Netflix to stream again<p>If you were on the internet today, as you may have been if you’re reading this, then you probably noticed some sites are having trouble loading, and others are not working at all. There’s a good reason for that. Well, not a good reason, but a clear, …

Nonsense paper written by iOS autocomplete accepted for conference

A nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.<p>Christoph Bartneck, an associate professor at the Human Interface Technology laboratory at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, received an email inviting him to …

Physics

Appearing happy on social media is increasingly being used against people in court

Danny Cuesta admitted to preying on a 15-year-old sophomore who attended the school where he taught Spanish. He lured her into a private school office to "make copies," took her to motels for sex, and posed as her personal "tutor" as an excuse to visit her at home.<p>Cuesta's victim—known in court …

Social Media
Singularity

North Korea accidentally allows world to access its entire internet

The Democratic People's Republic of North Korea has only 28 websites.<p>Too much choice may be a bad thing at times, but evidently that's not a problem for North Korea's internet users.<p>Thanks to (presumably) a higher-up in the country making a horrible mistake, the e-sleuths at GitHub were able to …

North Korea

Apple issues urgent global iPhone software update after attempted hack with 'most sophisticated spyware' ever seen

Apple has issued a global upgrade of its iOS mobile operating system after a botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software.<p>The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in iOS to take complete control of iPhone devices.<p>…

China

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Estonia

Google somehow got through China’s firewall for nearly two hours last night

For a brief spell last night, uncensored Google search was alive and kicking within China’s borders. For roughly 105 mins, according to the <i>South China Morning Post</i>, residents inside the People’s Republic had free, unrestricted use of Google’s popular search domain.<p>China’s government level …

Google plans to bring internet to Cuba, Obama says

Google will be one of the first American companies to help open up Cuba to the internet, President Obama announced this morning during his historic visit. "One of the things that we'll be announcing here is that Google has a deal to start setting up more WiFi and broadband access on the island," he …

HBO's Slenderman documentary grapples with troubled teens getting lost online

Can a shapeshifting meme be explained in a linear film?<p>"If you don't know who Slenderman is, you're living under a rock," remarks one of the dozens of teens appearing in YouTube videos that are excerpted in <i>Beware the Slenderman</i>. It's the first hint that the documentary is going to try to do the …

Horror

Snowden: FBI's claims about unlockable iPhone are 'bulls***'

The FBI is lying about its inability to hack into an iPhone used by a shooter in December's San Bernardino massacre, says the NSA whistleblower.<p>The latest figure with an opinion on the fight between Apple and the FBI is none other than NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>His conclusion? The FBI's …

Privacy

Cartography in the Metaverse: The Power of Mapping in Video Games

<i>In this new collaboration, originally titled Cartografías del Metaverso (Cartography in the Metaverse), Spanish architects and founders of the blog</i> …