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Winning bidder of rare PS4 anniversary console backs out from paying $129K

The winning bidder of Sony's limited edition 20th anniversary PlayStation 4 has backed out from the auction after placing a bid of ¥15,135,000, or around $129,000, for the rare console earlier this year, Famitsu reports.<p>It's unclear why the bidder, who remains anonymous, has pulled out. Sony, …

Asus Zenfone 2 with 4GB RAM goes up for pre-order in China

Asus announced the next-generation Zenfone 2 — one of the first devices to boast 4GB RAM — at CES earlier this year, and now the device is up for …

Mobile Technology

Squeeze the Google out of Android and what do you get? Your next smartphone OS.

If you live on Earth, there’s better than a 90 percent chance you’ve got an Android or iOS smartphone in your pocket. Yes, there are alternative …

Android News

Would you survive a zombie apocalypse in a basement? – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:00 pm, February 19, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment<p>We’ve warned you time and time again but you didn’t listen, did you? Well, now there’s …

Chelsea Transfer News: Lionel Messi Hails Jose Mourinho as Fresh Rumours Ignite

Lionel Messi had high praise for Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho during the Ballon d’Or ceremony but insisted that his future remains very much with Barcelona despite rumours to the contrary.<p>The forward was quizzed on Mourinho after he was announced as runner-up to Cristiano Ronaldo in the race to be …

Soccer

Chelsea transfer rumours: Andre Schurrle out, Marco Reus in

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Chelsea in 2015, as club plan to offload Andre Schurrle and bring in Dortmund star<p><b>Chelsea</b><p>Chelsea are planning to sell <b>Andre Schurrle</b> and will replace him with Borussia Dortmund winger <b>Marco Reus,</b> reports the Star.<p>Wolfsburg are keen on Schurrle and could …

Do Not Pre-Order 'Halo 5: Guardians' 9+ Months Early

343 and Microsoft are caught in a bit of a bind as of late, desperate to move on from the launch disaster of Halo: The Master Chief Collection (which is still ongoing, in part, as the multiplayer had rarely felt stable). That means turning everyone’s attention to a different ring of the circus, the …

How to cook your favorite video game meals in the real-world [correction]

If you've ever wondered what in-game food actually tastes like in the real-world, a new cook book of game-inspired recipes is now available featuring meals based on grub from <i>Skyrim</i>, <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> and more.<p><i>Fry Scores: An Unofficial Guide to Video Game Grub</i> was written over a period of two years …

Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 now available through Expansys USA

If you live in the United States and have been having a hard time getting your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy A3 or A5, that wait may be over. Expansys USA has both devices in stock right now.<p>Expansys USA is offering up both LTE devices unlocked with dual SIM in the color white. The A3 comes with …

Mobile Technology

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumor roundup (Updated: 2/20)

<i>Update (2/20/15): This article was originally written in December of last year, much of this post has been overhauled to make it as current as possible.</i><p>The year 2015 is here, CES is behind us and we are now turning towards the new year and are beginning to eagerly await the next generation of …

Phones

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …

Humanity

How Sapphire, The Nearly Indestructible Material Now Being Used For Smartphones, Is Made

There's been a lot of buzz around sapphire, an extremely hard material that smartphone makers are using to produce scratch-proof screen displays. Huawei, the world's third largest smartphone maker, unveiled the Ascend P7 with a sapphire display on Friday. The announcement follows rumors that …

Protons

Apple's New Wearable Device Rumored To Run Third-Party Apps

This would allow developers to create apps to be used on the new device, expected to release in early 2015.<p>Some developers from companies with apps already available for iPhone and iPad were given a pre-release version of the software development kit for wearables.<p>9to5Mac reports,<p>To be revealed on …

Apps

A high-powered telescope peers into the dark heart of a black hole

There's a supermassive black hole lurking at the heart of every galaxy. Our own galaxy, the Milky Way, has one at its center called Sagittarius A. Now, a high-powered NASA telescope is helping scientists understand black holes like never before.<p>“Black holes aren't just a minor constituent of the …

How to Make Glass Disappear

(YouTube link)<p>Ross Exton of the Live Science Team shows us a magic trick, with a science lesson on how it really works. You can put completely …

MIÁUUUU - EXPLORE

Watch a sniper nail his target from 500 yards without even 'looking' at it

Smart-weapon company TrackingPoint seems <i>pretty</i> intent to make real-world guns act like the virtual firearms we use for offing video game villains. The latest demo of its ShotView targeting system showcases live video being transmitted from a rifle's scope to a set of off-the-shelf Smith Optics I/O …

High-Speed Bionic Arm Catches Objects in Mid-Flight (Video)

Researchers want to use the robotic limb to snatch space debris.<p>It’s no Willie Mays over-the-shoulder-at-the-warning-track catch*, but it’s still pretty impressive for a robot.<p>Researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have unveiled a bionic arm with three joints and …

FDA Approves Robotic Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Contractions

Researchers at DEKA have dubbed the prosthetic arm "Luke" after the Star Wars character.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prosthetic arm that can perform multiple and simultaneous movements based on the electrical signals generated by muscle contractions. In that sense, …

LG Announces Three New G Pad Tablets

LG announced its G Pad 8.3 tablet back in September and now the company is adding three more devices to its range, admitting that “not one size fits all.”<p>The Korean company is announcing the G Pad 7.0, G Pad 8.0 and G Pad 10.1, which will be unveiled at the MedPi event in Europe this week. Each …

Watch what happens when you pair an Oculus Rift rollercoaster with the real thing

It's hard to imagine getting bored on a roller coaster, but a pair of English gents figured out a way to make riding the rails even more thrilling: adding VR to the mix. The duo took a publicly available model of an undisclosed UK theme park's coaster, and imported it into the Unity game …