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25 Super Awkward Moments in Sports

In the YouTube era, every gaffe, accidental curse or clumsy fall is archived on the Internet. There was a time when a sideline reporter could wear an errant ball to the head without being immortalized as a meme, but those days are long over.<p>To celebrate the age when every humiliating moment is …

Extreme Big Data: Beyond Zettabytes And Yottabytes

If we’re going to talk about big data—and it’s one of the most important discussions in business today—we better all speak the same language. In the hierarchy of big data, there are petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes, and yottabytes. After that, things get murky.<p>The challenge is only partly one of …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

North Korea

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

Wearable Tech

Terminator-style self-assembling robots unveiled by scientists

Robotic cubes that can jump, flip, roll and assemble themselves into different shapes have been revealed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).<p>Known as M-Blocks, the cube-shaped robots have no external moving parts, but each contains a flywheel that can reach speeds of …

Robotics

Quantum Computers Move Another Step Closer To Reality

Imagine that two people could get linked in such a way that they could influence each other no matter where in the universe they existed. Now scientists find they can entangle mechanical vibrations in this same way, findings that could help enable quantum computers far more powerful than normal …

How Valve's Steam Box will reinvent the game console as you know it

<b>Update:</b> On Monday, September 23rd, Valve announced a crucial component of its push for the living room: SteamOS. With two additional announcements teased for the coming days, we're expecting to get a first look at Valve's official Steam Box hardware this week. Stay tuned to our StoryStream for the …

The reason American tech firms like Ireland isn’t just the low taxes

Airbnb, the accommodation rentals website, just became the latest American tech company to set up its European headquarters in Ireland. It joins Google, Facebook, Adobe, LinkedIn, Apple and countless others on an island that is colder and wetter even than its British neighbor.<p>In a blog post …

Angela Merkel

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

Survey asks men and women to rank parts of the body by pleasure – and some of the results prove surprising<p>The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few …

Move over, Oculus: Sony reportedly building virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

According to separate reports from <i>Eurogamer</i> and <i>CVG,</i> Sony is currently working on a virtual reality headset that could launch as an accessory for the PlayStation 4. <i>Eurogamer</i> says "multiple sources" confirm that the device takes after the Oculus Rift in functionality and would ramp up the sense of …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

With Britain Out, Allies Abandon Obama on Syria

Will the U.S. now go it alone in Syria?<p>After the battle to secure a broad international coalition collapsed in disarray, President Obama has …

Scientists Learn to Grow 'Mini' Human Brains in a Lab

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A team of scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria have developed a method …

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …

Tesla

2 teens charged with first-degree murder in ballplayer's killing in Oklahoma - U.S. News

From left, James Francis Edwards, 15, Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and Michael Dewayne Jones, 17. Edwards and Luna were charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a college baseball player out for a jog in Oklahoma. Jones was charged with being an accessory to murder after the …

Deep Silver is really selling a $1 million special edition of Saints Row IV

The Saints Row franchise is bananas. It features ludicrous characters, hilarious parodies, and dumb dialogue. Developer Volition didn’t need to do anything else to prove how crazy it is … but then it did.<p>Saints Row IV publisher Deep Silver is selling a special-edition version of the game for $1 …

MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need …

Grieving family 'on cloud nine' after Bautista's gracious gesture

At Miller Park in Milwaukee last season, Derek Lendosky's hero walked over to hand him a baseball during batting practice. Jose Bautista didn't know the boy, didn't know Derek had picked him every time he played the MLB video game, didn't know he'd followed his career for years.<p>That is, until …

Baseball

Father And Son Who Fled Vietnam War Bombs Emerge From Jungle After 40 Years

In 1971 Ho Van Thanh, now 82, fled into the jungle with his 2-year-old son after his wife and two other children were killed when their house was bombed during the Vietnam War, Thanh Nien News reports.<p>Scott Neuman of NPR reports that on Wednesday Thanh and Ho Van Lang, now in his forties, were …

Vietnam

Associated Press News

Spike Lee’s List of Films Every Filmmaker Should See – /Film

<b>Spike Lee</b> has been in the news quite a bit recently. He’s got <i>Oldboy,</i> arguably his biggest movie ever, coming out soon, and just began a Kickstarter …

Bodysuit lets you feel the video game

A high-tech, skin-tight shirt incorporates haptic feedback to let you feel the action when you play your favourite games.<p><b>A high-tech, skin-tight</b> …

Virtual Reality

The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning its knowledge …

'Call of Duty: Ghosts' tech demo reveals what next-gen soldiers (and dogs) will look like

We've seen the reveal trailer, and now the team behind <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> is pulling back the curtain and providing a look at the game's robust next-generation engine. In the below clip (also screened during yesterday's Xbox One keynote), you'll see direct comparisons between characters pulled …

RadarPlays - Resistance 3

With Insomniac Games' four-player co-op shooter Fuse just a few days away, we decided to hop into the storied developer's last game, Resistance 3. It …

Retrogaming

Dead Island dev reveals next-gen open-world game Dying Light

'<p>[UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Warner Bros. confirmed that Dying Light is not in development for the Wii U.<p><i>The original story follows below</i><p>Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced Dying Light, an open-world first-person survival horror game from Dead Island and …

Nextgen

NVIDIA's 'ShadowPlay' Brings Effortless Gameplay Recording To The PC Masses

With the Xbox One at least partially revealed, we know that both next-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft will include built-in video recording features. A “Game DVR” as Microsoft calls it. Not content to let consoles have all the fun, NVIDIA has announced “ShadowPlay,” an upcoming game …

New ENDER'S GAME Promo Photo with Ender and Colonel Graff

Superhero Bits: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers 2, Man of Steel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fantastic Four – /Film

Is it possible that <b>Wolverine</b> and <b>Spider-Man</b> could appear on <b>Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b>? How did <b>Michael B. Jordan</b> react when asked about <b>Fantastic</b> …

Marvel Universe