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The 25 best games every PlayStation 4 owner should have in their library

There are many contributing factors to the PS4's dominance, but the biggest and most important reason is the games. Not only does it play most games made available on other rival consoles (like the Xbox One), but it also has an incredible lineup of games that are literally not playable …

Horizon Zero Dawn

Could Games Be The Key To A Strong Workforce?

We all love playing computer games, but are we wasting our time or learning something valuable?<p>When we think of a “gamer,” a very specific image often comes to mind — and it’s not always a flattering one. The world of gaming has evolved exponentially in the last decade, and what was once considered …

Board Games

The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

MRI probe detects Alzheimer's at earliest stage - Futurity

A new MRI probe not only detects Alzheimer's disease at its earliest stage, but also may stop toxins from doing more damage.

Awesome Google Features You May Not Have Known About

For example, did you know that Google can guide you through your wedding?<p>From the silly to the useful, these Google features (which we picked out of this great Quora thread) will make you love Google even more than you probably already did.

Apps

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …

The Brain

Rural carriers start connecting customers to doctors via mobile video chat

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Poprotskiy Alexey<p>If you’re a Cellular One customer in Louisiana or Texas and need to talk to a doctor, …

Telecoms

With Great Computing Power Comes Great Surveillance

The dark side of Moore's Law<p>Nearly 50 years ago, Gordon Moore suggested that the number of transistors that could be placed on a silicon chip would continue to double at regular intervals for the foreseeable future. Known as Moore’s law, the truth of that observation has made computers cheap and …

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October's Notable iOS App Releases

We’re back with our monthly retrospective look at some of the more notable iOS apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>Moment.us<p>What is the right music to listen to on a rainy Wednesday afternoon in London or Chicago? Open the …

Research finds 'US effect' exaggerates results in human behaviour studies

Pressure on scientists to come up with exciting results could soon spread to other developed countries, researchers warn<p>Scientists who study human behaviour are more likely than average to report exaggerated or eye-catching results if they are based in the United States, according to an analysis of …

Curious brings bite-sized lessons on practical and creative living to the iPad

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>If you want to learn how to tie a tie or, apparently, get six-pack abs in three minutes, you can always count on YouTube (s …

Inventor and Computing Pioneer Douglas Engelbart Has Died at Age 88

Douglas Engelbart, the inventor and computing pioneer who will probably be best remembered as one of the people who invented the computer mouse, died …

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Adobe's VP of Experience Design Michael Gough on Paper dependency and the omniscient gadget

<i>Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.</i><p>In this week's edition of our regular answer sessions, Adobe's VP of Experience Design Michael Gough discusses digital sketching and six-fingered spies. Head to …

The Future Of Mobile-Social Could Spell The End For Social Networks

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Keith Teare is the founder of just.me and a partner at Archimedes Labs. He is also the co-founder of TechCrunch. Follow him on Twitter @kteare.</i><p>Because of Google I/O, this was a momentous week for those of us who are watching the rapid transition that is taking place from desktop …

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: My Dreamlapse

Mixing serene stop-motion scenes with abstract 3D animation, digital artist Mitch Myers delivers a haunting vision of his dreams. Which are …