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Closest Approach Ever By a Large Asteroid Won't End Life on Earth, But Probably Should

Oh Florence, we really needed you this month. There’s a petulant species of brainy<p>monkeysapes that just can’t seem to get along that probably …

You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser

The first level has been remade in beautiful high definition<p><i>Super Mario 64</i> is still an amazing game, but nearly 20 years after it first launched on the Nintendo 64, it looks pretty dated. But with a little love, it can look amazing. Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross recently decided to …

Destiny's animators studied boxing to keep you from getting sick

David Helsby, senior animator at Bungie, shared for the first time publicly some of the secrets behind the first-person animations in <i>Destiny</i>. His talk at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco provides new details on how that game's graceful characters and elegant weapons feel so …

Feeding Peanuts To High-Risk Infants Could Prevent Allergy Development

Fighting peanut allergies with peanuts<p>From 1997 to 2010, the number of Americans with peanut allergies quadrupled. To combat the surge, the American Academy of Pediatrics created guidelines in 2000, suggesting children under the age of 3 should refrain from eating peanuts. In 2008, when this didn’t …

5 Things Successful Parents Know About Kids And Money

Teaching kids about money is complicated. We want our kids to be responsible savers, but not greedy hoarders. We want them to be generous and philanthropic, but not naïve and idealistic. We want them to be successful, but thanks to 2,000 plus years of meek-shall-inherit-the-earth messaging from a …

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The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge

How a forgotten company’s 1970s technical breakthrough launched a billion-dollar business and helped spawn a new creative medium.<p>Consider the humble video game cartridge. It’s a small, durable plastic box that imparts the most immediate, user-friendly software experience ever created. Just plug it …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Should Nexus users expect to see to Android updates first?

When I see people complaining because they didn’t get the first update, it’s a little bit depressing actually. A scant year ago, Nexus fans were slamming OEMs because they weren’t getting updates out fast enough. Companies were being dragged through the mud on blogs, in comments, and on social …

A Working iPhone Built In Minecraft

This may not make it to real-world Apple stores.<p>Minecraft has become home to any number of experiments in the can-do spirit, everything from a huge model of the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i> to working hard drives and computers. The latest venture, created by a German man, is a massive working iPhone, which you …

The 21 games that should be installed on every iPhone

The iPhone is home to some of the best portable video games ever made. Unfortunately, they must be downloaded from one of the worst digital marketplaces. Farming simulations and clones too often dominate the App Store's best selling list. Unusual and inspired games are left to fight for short …

One Of The Worst Pokémon Games Is Getting Remade, And It Looks Good

If we absolutely had to pick the worst <i>Pokémon</i> game, I wouldn't blame anyone for putting <i>Pokémon</i> Ruby and Sapphire high on the list. Don't get me …

Take Orders From A Cat And Learn Cybersecurity

PBS’s CyberLab game teaches the basics -- with humor.<p>It was my first day on the job as chief technology officer for "SnapCat," and the hostile attacks on our servers came at us fast. With proper coding and security measures, I blocked some, but my cat boss informed me after that attack that about a …

Jetpacks: here’s why you don’t have one

“Where’s my jetpack?”<p>You’ve probably heard this question before. And it’s 99% certain that it was used as a complaint about scientists. Because if scientists were any good at their jobs, we’d all have jetpacks by now, right?<p>You see it often these days, what with the internet giving everybody a …

The Greatest Zelda: Why Link’s Awakening Desperately Deserves a Sequel

(Quick warning! For those who have yet to play this sublime adventure, there are many spoilers ahead. You have been warned! The position taken in …

Could We Build a Ringworld?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PopMech explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: a Niven Ring or Ringworld, an enormous slice of real estate encircling a star.<p><b>Name:</b> Niven Ring, or Ringworld<p><b>Named for:</b> …

The Gamer Is Dead: Long Live The Gamer

I used to write about politics.<p>There’s a scene filled with vitriol and awfulness. But at least it’s always—or nearly always—pretty easy to tell which side most people are on, even those largely claiming to not take sides.<p>Even so, after enough time spent in those trenches one can easily become …

You'll Never Believe Why The Xbox One Is The Greatest Console Ever Made

Click-bait.<p>Readers hate it, but they often have no clue what it actually means. They hate it so, so much but they click anyways.<p>Click-bait implies something dirty, something unseemly and sensationalized, the act of tricking people to click on a story to drive page-views when the story itself isn’t …

The Truth About Third Party Console Exclusive Games

Filed Under:<p>tomb raider<br>• xbox<p>We like you. Do you like us too?<p>Privacy Policy<p>We've updated our Privacy Policy. For more information on how we collect, …

Pikachu Taking Elevators and Escalators

Did I say Pikachu? Sorry, I meant Pikachus. Plural.<p>This ad marks an upcoming Pikachu event in Yokohama. The name of the event is "Pikachu Tairyou …

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Supermassive black hole creates awesome 'fireworks display' in space

Happy Fourth of July, space lovers!<p>To help you celebrate the holiday, NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory released this image of a galactic "fireworks display" in a galaxy 23 million light years away.<p>That crazy explosion of color and light in the image above is the NGC 4258 galaxy seen in a variety of …

Humans prefer an electric shock to being left alone with their thoughts

One man shocked himself 190 times<p>The experiment was simple. All the participants had to do was enter an empty room, sit down, and think for six to 15 minutes. But without a cellphone, a book, or a television screen to stare at, the assignment quickly became too much to handle. In fact, even when …

Minecraft: here's one I made earlier

"Let your surroundings load a bit," said Adam, a 27-year-old from New Jersey. "This thing's big." I stared at the fortress he was building as my laptop purred, loading details: the towers and battlements and a giant front door.<p>During the day, I knew, Adam was Adam Shefki, a lawyer. He wore a suit …

Opinion: It's Time For Zelda To Change

Several years ago, in the minutes before I was shown Epic Mickey for the first time, a representative from Disney Interactive told me Mickey Mouse …

My mother made me a gamer, and gave me the skills to deal with her death

I was born with a controller in my hand.<p>At least, that’s the story my mother loved to tell me growing up. She demanded my father go out and buy her an original Game Boy and a copy of <i>Tetris</i> while she waited to give birth to me in the hospital. That Game Boy would serve as my first foray into gaming, …

IRL: A rant about Nintendo's Virtual Console service

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>Before you send in your angry emails, comments and tweets that decry me as a hatchet-wielding antichrist, let's …