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AMD shanghaied me to show me this insane new graphics card

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival as well.<p>AMD is unveiling what it calls the world’s fastest graphics card, dubbed Project Hydra. …

Nothing is hack-proof: The guide to safer computing

Vaguely, I remember something the retired soldier said about bullet-proof vests. He said there was no such thing.<p>Myself and a half-dozen other journalists were at a war correspondent training course in a farm somewhere in Virginia, listening to a former British special forces member talk about …

Space Thief Or Hero? One Man's Quest To Reawaken An Old Friend

More than 30 years ago, Robert Farquhar stole a spacecraft.<p>Now he's trying to give it back.<p>The green satellite, covered with solar panels, is hurtling back toward the general vicinity of Earth, after nearly three decades of traveling in a large, looping orbit around the sun.<p>If Farquhar, a former …

Elon Musk Is About To Launch The Heaviest Rocket In Existence — And Yes, It Can Reach Mars

Put another way, this one ship has the liftoff thrust equivalent of <i>15</i> Boeing 747s tied together and running at full power.<p>Only one other rocket has been heavier than the Falcon Heavy will be, SpaceX claims. That was NASA's Saturn V ship, which carried the Apollo and Skylab missions into space from …

Going Up: Could Partial Space Elevators Take Us Into Space?

A proposed partial space elevator would not be anchored to Earth.<p>A trip to the moon on gossamer strings? A "partial" space elevator that could carry satellites to geosynchronous orbit might be just the ticket. (See also: "Escaping Earth: Could a Space Elevator Work?")<p>A space elevator untethered to …

Unarmed Self-Defense from the Mad Men Era | The Art of Manliness

As I was browsing through some old magazines the other day, I came across a fantastic issue of <i>Popular Science</i> from 1962 that contained a feature on …

Seth Rogen reveals names of his famous fellow pot-smokers (and one surprising abstainer)

Unlike some stars, Seth Rogen doesn't kiss and tell, but he'll happily reveal the names of celebrities with whom he's gotten high.<p>The Canadian comic actor did not hesitate to name names of his pot partners during his appearance on the U.S. Bravo series <i>Watch What Happens Live</i> on Thursday …

Steam Machine Sales Could Drive Prices To $0 Free Gaming?

Could Steam machine sales drive the price of video games down all the way to $0 based upon free to play games?<p>In a related report by <i>The Inquisitr</i>, …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

Nerd3 Goes On An Epic Rant About Dungeon Keeper And Its £70 In-App Purchases [Video]

An Android version of Dungeon Keeper became available worldwide two days ago, and some of you took to the comments to express how you would never, …

Feds Pulled Someone Out Of A Movie For Wearing Google Glass

It wasn't the FBI involved, as originally reported elsewhere, but turned out to be the Department of Homeland Security.<p>A report first appearing on <i>The Gadgeteer</i> sounded like a hoax: a reader told the site they'd been been approached by the Feds for wearing Google Glass in an Ohio movie theater (and …

GameSpot rejects political sim ad for being a 'sensitive topic'

When Cliff Harris tried to book an ad on a big games website for his government simulation, <i>Democracy 3</i> the last thing he expected was a rejection on the basis of controversial content.<p><i>Democracy 3</i> is a statistical strategy game that allows players to tinker with income tax rates and social security …

Valve engineer builds mouth, bum controllers for gaming

<b>Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has built alternative gaming controllers that are manipulated by the player's tongue and body weight.</b><p>Valve's engineers get …