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Uh-oh, a robot just passed the self-awareness test

Roboticists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York have built a trio of robots that were put through the classic 'wise men puzzle' test …

Robotics

Nas: My Life in 20 Songs

From before 'Illmatic' to 'Life Is Good,' the storied Queens rapper looks back on two decades of music<p>"It's like I gave myself a 40th birthday …

This Strange Purple Creature Is Actually A Living Colony (VIDEO)

Scientists with cameras are a fun bunch, especially when they stumble upon something crazy-looking and mysterious they had no idea they'd see.<p>In the above video, a purple blob looks like a piece of trash drifting in the current. But when it starts to <i>move</i>, these scientists get pretty excited.<p>That's …

Mad Catz FREQ 4D Gaming Headphones With ViviTouch Review

Since its debut, I’ve been a vocal evangelist for ViviTouch, a new haptic technology which elevates audio to crazy levels of immersion. It has the potential to enhance numerous other fields like gaming, wearables, and even the adult toy industry, but Mad Catz has the distinction of first to market …

My imagination leads me to painful thoughts.

Nintendo 64 Support Teased For A Future Hyperkin RetroN Console

The Hyperkin RetroN 5 is shaping up to be the most impressive "clone" system ever created; it has support for NES, Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, …

Passing Off The Torch

Ubisoft wishes you a happy New Year with an interactive card

In celebration of the New Year, Ubisoft released an interactive Where's Waldo-style greeting card.<p>The goal is simple: find and click the required item before time runs out. Players have to dig through various items and characters from Ubisoft's many franchises, as well as pick out items from the …

Here are the worst games you played this year

Last week, I asked you to share your stories about the worst new games you played all year.<p>I am so sorry I asked.<p><b>Sephzilla:</b><p>The correct answer has to …

Xbox designers review Sony's PlayStation 4

Design consultants Teague were responsible for the green and black monolith that was Microsoft's original Xbox. Now two designers from the firm have used their console-creating experience to review the aesthetics and ergonomics of Sony'sPlayStation 4 for <i>Fast Co. Design</i>. They judge its positives — …

Watch the gloriously gory 'Dead Island' trailer re-enacted in live action

Two years and tens of millions of YouTube hits after its debut, the iconic trailer for <i>Dead Island</i> still commands a passionate audience of fans. A group of them have put together the live action remake below, recreating the slow-motion reverse chronology of an island holiday gone terribly for a …

Battlefield 4 on Xbox One could feature head-tracking

Battlefield 4 on Xbox One could feature Kinect-powered head-tracking, executive producer Patrick Bach said in a new interview on the Xbox Wire.<p>He explained that DICE is "looking into" features that "enhance" controls, including using Kinect for peeking and leaning, as well as further head-tracking. …