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Live for ever: Scientists say they’ll soon extend life ‘well beyond 120’

In Palo Alto in the heart of Silicon Valley, hedge fund manager Joon Yun is doing a back-of-the-envelope calculation. According to US social security data, he says, the probability of a 25-year-old dying before their 26th birthday is 0.1%. If we could keep that risk constant throughout life instead …

Peter Thiel

Make your first game right now, with no experience (really)

Tom Francis used to write for PC Gamer, and then he decided to make his own game. The problem was that he had very little idea of how to actually do that.<p>He started from scratch, and the result was <i>Gunpoint</i>, a successful title "about rewiring things and punching people." He's now working on a game …

Eagle simulation can go backwards and forwards in 'cosmic time'

Will the mysteries of the universe be revealed by this computer simulation? Amazing 'machine' can even go backwards and forwards in 'cosmic</b> …

Dark Matter

The 11 Heaviest Breakdowns Of 2014 - Features - Alternative Press

From the good and the bad, to the incredible and the cringe-worthy, the past year has definitely seen its fair share of metal-based tunes. Thankfully …

The Kung-Fu Move that Explains One of Quantum Physics' Strangest Properties

Spinors, yet another thing that should not be.<p>As much as that Feynman quote gets tossed around about no one really understanding quantum physics, there are people in the world making laudable strides towards the development of quantum intuition. One of them is the physicist Felix Flicker, who also …

Lara Croft's short shorts are coming to Team Fortress 2

Last month, Valve kicked off a Tomb Raider-themed contest for <i>Team Fortress 2</i>, tasking item creators with making new content inspired by Lara Croft and her many adventures. One of the winning submissions — and clearly the best submission — are new Lara Croft-style short shorts that can be worn by …

How to Supercool Water: A SciShow Experiment

Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology officer Andreas Gal claims that the company’s Firefox OS mobile operating system will bring much-needed change to the smartphone …

Guest Post: Top Ranked SSBM Player, David MacDonald, Explains Competitive Strategies

David MacDonald, known by his gamer tag \”KirbyKaze\” when playing Super Smash Bros Melee, is the highest ranking Canadian Super Smash Bros player. …

The Most Astounding Fact - Neil deGrasse Tyson

No sign of Kim Jong-un as North Korea welcomes home Asian Games athletes

North Koreans lined the streets of Pyongyang to welcome home athletes from the Asian Games – but sports-fanatic Kim Jong-un, who is believed to be ill, was not among them.<p>Senior officials from the Workers’ party and the military welcomed the athletes at the airport on Sunday, state media said, but …

Nobel prize find: search for ‘soul of rat’ revealed brain’s navigation system

John O’Keefe – who shares this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – once jokingly told me that he was searching for the soul of the rat, but missed and struck lucky with his discovery of place cells – a kind of “you are here” mapping signal in the brain.<p>His discovery and the accompanying …

15 best Android games of 2017

Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even …

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

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Amazon leaves mysterious giant orange locker in downtown SF

Why is there a car-size storage locker in a San Francisco tourist area? It turns out the locker is part of a promotion with Nissan.<p><b>Update, May 16 at 9:07 a.m. PT:</b> <i>Amazon has confirmed that the locker is a part of a promotion with Nissan. People can tweet the #giantlocker hashtag in exchange for an</i> …

San Francisco

Watch Epic's just-released Unreal Engine 4 in action

Epic Games released a series of videos today showing off Unreal Engine 4, its just-released graphics engine.<p>Press play above for a five-minute trailer that highlights the bullet point features of Unreal Engine 4. You'll see rendered examples of full scene HDR reflections and the engine's ability to …

PlayStation VR is pretty damn cool

It looks like 2016 is living up to its billing as the "year of virtual reality," with products at the high end (HTC Vive and Oculus Rift) and in the …

Virtual Reality

Dark Souls 2 Diary: Two Weeks of Death and Despair

It's the final day and time to face Nashandra.<p><i>Over the next two weeks, Dark Souls veteran Rich Stanton will be documenting his thoughts and</i> …

Guild Wars 2 Features Getting Revamped and Enhanced in April

There's a lot to take in.<p><b>Update 02/04:</b> ArenaNet plans to introduce megaservers to Guild Wars 2 this month, designed to match you up with more players …

Infamous: Second Son unlocks the spectacular new powers of your PlayStation 4 (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>When Delsin Rowe, the antisocial graffiti artist and star of Infamous: Second Son for PlayStation 4, receives a new upgrade in his ever-expanding arsenal of superpowers, he wears a devilish grin that reveals the essence of the game — it’s a lot of …

Watch Tim Schafer talking about Psychonauts, Kickstarter and eating clowns

Double Fine founder Tim Schafer sat down with Polygon this week to discuss the company's history of experimental financing, their good fortune with Amnesia Fortnight projects and lots and lots of other things.<p>Among the topics of the free-ranging, more than 30 minute conversation were Double Fine's …

Glyph developers raise more than $258k on opening day of Kickstarter, plan product demo for tonight

The Ann Arbor company responsible for developing the virtual retinal display headset – the Glyph – will host a product demo tonight at Mash Bar on …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. Every other Saturday, we'll roundup the most recent winners.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our …

Recipes

Razer tries its hand at wristbands with the Nabu SmartBand

In addition to the massive, ambitious Project Christine modular gaming PC concept, Razer had another new product to reveal at this year's CES and it's not what you might expect. Alongside dozens of other products in a category known as "wearables" is Razer's offering: a still-in-development …

Valve engineer creates controller for your tongue and butt

Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has created two new controllers, and they are far from traditional. One is controlled using your tongue, and the other through your posterior.<p>The tongue controller is described as a mouse that you control with the tip of your tongue.<p>It features a plastic, retainer-like …

Virtual Reality

Is Riot Wrong To Ban 'League of Legends' Players From Streaming Competitor's Games?

Riot Games, generally speaking, is viewed as something of a benevolent overlord in the gaming industry. They make the most popular game in the world, League of Legends, a free-to-play title that rarely feels like its ripping off its players, a rarity in the genre. They interact with their community …

Valve engineer invents new game controllers for your tongue and butt

Just about every console maker has revealed details of odd, inventive controllers that they worked on and abandoned, but rarely do we actually get to see what such novel control schemes look like in action. Though they're personal projects, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has released videos showing off …

The evolution of the PlayStation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Ah, the first PlayStation. When a lot of people think about childhood, the PlayStation was at the center of it. Since that time, the PlayStation has …