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The Neuroscience Of "Harry Potter"

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Adorable Hamster Bartenders Serving Tiny Food and Drinks

Cute ball of fur by day, suave bartender by night—such is the life of Ginji, an adorable hamster who lives with his owner Kosuke Sato (@Kawanabesatou on Twitter) and other hamster friends in Japan. Sato, who works as a tombstone salesman in Chiba Prefecture's Yachiyo, often amuses himself by …

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Proxy42 unveils crowdfunding campaign for augmented reality shooter game with unique hardware

Augmented reality gaming is getting a big endorsement today with the unveiling of Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company that is creating a title dubbed Father.io. The idea is to blend virtual gameplay with reality to create a fun interactions with people in real-life …

US Army reveals Iron Man helmets - and they're running Android

The helmet has integrated electronics in the helmet, a heads-up display powered by an Android smartphone, and a pneumatic liner system that inflates …

The Rarest Weapon In 'Destiny' Belongs To A Single Person

We’ve spent the last two months extolling Destiny’s virtues, or critiquing the living hell out of it, so it’s about time there’s a story to come out of the game that’s simply downright heartwarming.<p>Destiny is about the eternal quest for better and better loot, as players hunt for Legendary and …

Mental Health . . . A Photographer’s Perspective (this isn’t going to be easy)

As photographers, writers, illustrators, actors, musicians… As creatives, we create the world that we exist in, we create the world that the rest of …

Inflatable Incubator Could Save Premature Babies

But we're not sure why it's shaped like a toaster oven<p>Over a million children die each year due to complications of preterm birth, according to the World Health Organization. Developing nations are plagued with high infant mortality rates, where much of the population does not have access to …

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The wearable drone camera, for when you just can't manage a selfie

It's a drone that doubles as a wristband, and it's one step closer to being around your wrist.<p>Nixie takes your GoPro's vantage point one step …

In Quantum Breakthrough, Scientists Get Two Photons To Interact

Two photons hanging out in free space want nothing to do with each other: Waves of light simply pass through each other without either one having an …

A Time Machine For Smells

This installation transports visitors back in time to the space’s previous life as a factory through the smells of metal, sweat, and grease.<p>Smells are deeply evocative. They can conjure up memories that are years or even decades old. In this spirit, one recent design school graduate is attempting …

Surreal survival adventure Grave coming to PS4

<i>Grave</i>, the first-person survival horror title from Phoenix-based Broken Window Studios, is on its way to PlayStation 4, the company announced earlier this week.<p>The news brings the number of platforms for <i>Grave</i> up to five. Broken Window raised more than $37,000 on Kickstarter this past spring to fund …

The new Alone in the Dark mixes Left 4 Dead with Lovecraftian horror

Atari is returning to its Alone in the Dark series of survival horror games this holiday season with <i>Alone in the Dark: Illumination</i>, a different take on the franchise that's more similar to Left 4 Dead than the original '90s Alone in the Dark games or the 2008 reboot. Developed by a new studio …

The Internet Arcade puts 900 classic games right in your web browser

The weekend's winding down, and sure, you could flip on your PlayStation or Xbox and play a few mindless rounds of <i>Call of Duty</i>, but why don't you spin up a real <i>classic</i> instead? Thanks to the new Internet Arcade, an astounding 900 coin-operated arcade games from the ‘70s and ‘80s are free to play …

NASA finishes building its Mars-bound Orion spacecraft

Humanity is one step closer to reaching Mars. NASA finished up its Orion Spacecraft Thursday, and it's preparing for a test flight on Dec. 4.<p>When …

What Futurists Think Of HP’s Bold And Weird New PC

The creators of three of the freakiest, most futuristic computer interfaces we’ve ever seen weigh in on the HP Sprout.<p>This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an …

Fear-tracking video game seeks funding for consoles, Oculus Rift

<i>Nevermind</i>, a game that virtually drops a player into the terrors of a trauma patient and uses the player's heart rate to tweak the difficulty, didn't quite hit its Kickstarter goals at the beginning of the year.<p>Fortunately, developer Erin Reynolds project was picked-up by Intel, which is now …

Pumpkin geometry: stunning shadow sculptures that illuminate an ancient mathematical technique

Like a Halloween pumpkin, the hollow sphere casts a dramatic shadow across the room.<p>The curved lines on the spherical shell magically produce a grid of perfect squares. It would make for an amazing lampshade, or maybe even a disco ball.<p>The light sculpture is also a very cool reinterpretation of …

Iron Man takes on Thor's hammer in latest 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' footage

So what happens when the Avengers are just kind of sitting around, talking about having superpowers and giving each other some grief? It turns out everyone takes turns trying to lift Thor's hammer.<p>C'mon, you can't tell me you wouldn't at least try it. The best part is Thor's moment of worry when …

Dying Light scrapped on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 — older systems 'couldn't run the game'

The last console generation is finally starting to show its age.<p>Dying Light, the free-running zombie game from Dead Island creator Techland, has officially been pulled from from the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Techland explained, via a now-deleted Facebook post, that older systems “just couldn’t …

The science of fear: How to measure scares in gaming

From the lackluster scares of <i>Resident Evil 5</i> to looping dread of <i>P.T.</i>, fluctuations in the quality of horror games have made the genre a notoriously unreliable venture. But what if you could ensure your video game would feature genuine scares?<p>As part of a preliminary push toward finding an answer to …

'Xbox Laptop' modder stuffs a 360 and Xbox One into the same console

The guy who made the Xbook and the PlayBook "laptops" that take Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gaming on the go may have outdone himself. The "Xbook Duo" at last unites the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 in the same console.<p>This is a proof of concept only. Master modder Ed Zarick is, alas, not making these …

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe raps, drops wand, crowd goes wild

It's impossible to have a grumpy Wednesday when one finds out that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is a passable rapper. We have nothing else to add to this video other than the fact it makes me, very, very happy to see House Gryffindor backed by the Roots.

​Mike Tyson Tries to Beat Mike Tyson in Punch-Out

Last year, Mike Tyson played the old-school boxing game named after him, purportedly for the first time. He beat Glass Joe in that effort. This time, …

Watch Amy Poehler quiz George R.R. Martin on 'Game of Thrones' characters

<i>Game of Thrones</i> fans will enjoy this quiz from Amy Poehler with Seth Meyers on his late night show. Basically, she reads out lines from Game of Thrones books to author George R.R. Martin, who must recall the character speaking. Hilarity ensues.

Free horror games for cheap thrills

It's almost Halloween. Which means that it's time to partake in the grand tradition of gorging on horror media — scary movies, ghost stories and most importantly, terrifying games.<p>There are a number of high profile releases to get excited about this season. <i>Alien: Isolation</i> and <i>The Evil Within</i> have …

Look at this chart of average Metacritic scores. What happened in 2007?

This is a graph of average Metacritic scores, from both users and review publications, going back 15 years. It's kicked up a lot of discussion on Reddit over the past day. I have one so-far unanswered question: What the hell happened in 2007?<p>What a review score really does mean, or should mean, has …

EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

<i>With Halloween fast approaching,</i> EW <i>is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top</i> …

Richarizard Nixon And Other U.S. Presidents As Pokémon

Now that's an unexpected combination. And if the drawings weren't enough, artist Brandon Dayton added new pun names too for these Pokémon …

Watch People Freak Out Over Mewtwo in New Smash Bros.

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that Mewtwo was heading to the new <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> games as a downloadable character. Some people went bonkers. Others …