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Inside the 'Prototype' vs. 'Infamous' Duel for Superhero Dominance

At a glance, 'Prototype' and 'Infamous' appeared identical. Only their marketing teams could help consumers tell them apart—and choose one over the other.<p>Chris Ansell's first day as Radical Entertainment's marketing director was part orientation, part synthesis. The studio was at its peak in the …

Logging

I tried Microsoft's 'holographic' headset, and I'm convinced this is the future

It's been nearly a year since Microsoft surprised everyone by announcing the HoloLens, a sort of helmet-computer that projects virtual images on top of the real world around you.<p>But when you try HoloLens and other similar gadgets, you can tell there's a lot of potential to create a device that …

Augmented Reality

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

You Should Try Fallout 4 Without Fast Travel

For a couple of days now, I’ve been trying an experiment with <i>Fallout 4</i>—and it’s completely transformed my experience with the game.<p>Last week, I read …

Abandoned Buildings

Why Parents Worry More About Sex than Violence in the Movies

When one of my children was younger, we went on an ill-advised excursion to a press screening of the first <i>Transformers</i> movie. No reviews were out …

University of Missouri

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Inventions

45 Trillion Reasons Why China Can't Challenge America’s Economic Might

There’s been tremendous amounts of discussion recently concerning the “Thucydides trap.” The trap occurs when the leading power becomes frightened of …

Economics

EURO SINKS, STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's what you need to know

First, the scoreboard:<p><b>Dow:</b> 16,411.68, +60.30, (0.37%)• <b><br>S&P 500:</b> 1,955.62, +6.76, (0.35%)• <b><br>Nasdaq:</b> 4,743.63, -6.35, (-0.13%)<p>And now, the top stories on Thursday:<p><b>DON'T MISS: THIS IS IT: We're hours away from the jobs report that could change the game for the Fed »</b>

European Central Bank

Doctor Who: Alex Kingston to return as River Rose to Christmas special

Christmas has come early to <i>Doctor Who</i> — and not just because of time travel.<p>Alex Kingston is set to reprise her role as Professor River Song in the …

How Google’s logo has evolved through the years

Google launched a new logo yesterday, its first refresh in two years.<p>While the Google logo has evolved over its seventeen-year history, it has largely stayed faithful to the original concept. However, yesterday saw Google go sans-serif, though it kept the same “flat” look it took on back in …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

In pictures: An emotional arrival in Europe

<b>More than half of the 264,500 people who have crossed the Mediterranean in the hope of settling in Europe this year have arrived in Greece - and most of those have landed on the five Greek islands closest to the Turkish coast. Photographer Fernando Del Berro watched some of them arrive on the</b> …

Motor Racing

Scientists Warn 'Sixth Extinction' May Be Underway

A new paper warns that a major extinction event, one that would be the sixth in our planet’s history, may be underway. The authors of the paper, …

Extinction

Russia's secret space shuttles have been sitting in plain sight for 22 years

In 1974, Russia launched its largest, most expensive project in space exploration history.<p>The stars of the project, called the Buran program, were its space shuttles, which were built in secret from designs the Soviet secret police stole from NASA.<p>It's hard to pin a number on just how much the …

Space Exploration

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Health Care

Tesla's Game-Changing Home Battery is Sold Out Till 2016

Two weeks ago, electric car company <b>Tesla</b> announced it will debut a new line of storage batteries for homes and businesses, sparking widespread enthusiasm for an energy revolution. Consumers, it seems, are on board. In an earnings call last week, Tesla CEO <b>Elon Musk</b> revealed that more than <b>38,000</b> of …

Tesla

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents because humans are dumb

The viability of self-driving cars will likely be debated and scoffed at for a long time, but at least we know they’re not distracted by their cellphones.<p>In an article on Backchannel, Google revealed details about how its cars work and some of the mishaps they’ve gotten into. After all, one of the …

Greece could use 'parallel currency' as desperation grows

European Central Bank board member floats the idea of an "IOU" system to pay civil servants if country runs out of euros<p><b>Greece</b> could start using a "parallel currency" to pay its civil servants if it runs out of cash, one of the European Central Bank's board members has suggested.<p>Highlighting the …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Schwarzenegger: Three Things Weightlifting and California Can Teach Us About How To Save the World

My background in sports gives me a unique perspective. When I heard the news last week that Governor Jerry Brown, who followed me into the governor’s …

Ronald Reagan

The most glaring drawback to Microsoft’s HoloLens goggles

Last week, Microsoft showed off such an impressive demo of HoloLens, its yet-to-be-released augmented-reality goggles, that I—generally a deliberately late technology adopter who’s often skeptical of frivolous devices—actually thought to myself: “Hmm, I see the appeal.” But after donning the …

Augmented Reality

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear<p><i>There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away.</i><p>When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and …

Literature

Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Probably not, but check back in 30 years<p>The Progress Eagle is a gigantic concept airliner by designer Oscar Viñals. It's an amazing air transit behemoth, with solar panels and a giant wind turbine, all for a glorious future that may never come to pass.<p>By design the Progress Eagle is a plane that …

Solar Panels

Butterfly wings are the key to glare-free phone displays

Butterflies have proven to be a surprising source of inspiration for technology, and that trend isn't about to slow down any time soon. German researchers have discovered that irregular, nanoscopic structures on the glasswing butterfly's namesake transparent wings eliminate most reflections at any …

Tesla wants to power your home with a battery

Tesla will introduce a battery for your home during its highly anticipated April 30 event.<p>In a letter sent to investors and analysts on Tuesday, the electric car company said it will announce a "home battery" and a "very large utility scale battery." Similar products already exist on the market, …

Tesla

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

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The Wonderful 101, Most Underrated Game of 2013, Reveals All That's Wrong With the Industry

<i>[This is the second feature article by the forum\’s head moderator, Matt Costello. If you missed the first one, check why Nintendo, Sony, and</i> …