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Playstation Vita hacked: Run emulators, homebrew, and more games on PSTV

If you've been hankering to run emulators, homebrew, and classic PC games on your PlayStation Vita, well, you're in luck, as the HENkaku hack now …

Retrogaming

Apple's Craig Federighi writes op-ed in opposition to FBI on iPhone security

Since the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, the most charismatic member of the company's public-facing team has been senior vice president of …

Morrissey dismisses Bad Sex award as 'repulsive horror' after win

Singer responds for the first time to his triumph in the annual prize, which recognised his novel List of the Lost for a passage about a ‘bulbous salutation’<p>Bad Sex awards 2015: the contenders in quotes<p>Morrissey has finally responded to his triumph in the Bad Sex award earlier this month – and the …

Love Stories
Mein Kampf

整個世界都是我的裝備庫!來看看地表最強的水熊秘訣

來自緩步動物門的水熊為我們示範用小腳腳划水<p>平時的水熊(上)和脫水後、裝死狀態的水熊(下)如屎一般呢XD Eye Of Science/Science Photo Library<p>水熊(water bear)這種緩步動物是個超級可愛的小東西,八隻腳短短地這樣晃呀晃,肥肥短短、充滿皺褶的身軀更惹人憐愛。真 …

實驗動物如何走那最後一哩路?

一座在俄羅斯紀念實驗動物的雕像,雕像是一隻實驗室的老鼠正在編織DNA。from: wikimedia<p>這座紀念實驗動物的雕像,是一隻實驗室的老鼠正在編織DNA,俄羅斯的科學家以此雕像紀念那些為科學犧牲奉獻的動物們。<p><b>實驗動物的安樂死</b><p><i>還記得第一次自己犧牲小鼠,施力點、力道全盤皆錯。短短數秒鐘的感受,難以言</i> …

【Gene思書齋】讓科學告訴你,父親究竟重不重要?!

人類是個很特殊的動物,大部分雄性哺乳動物都是射後不理,可是鬧出人命把妹肚子搞大的男人,只要夠有種,就要為尿布、奶粉和養育而做牛做馬後半輩子。因此,父親在人的成長過程中,就成了一個尷尬的角色。在亞洲文化,父親尤其是個不可親近的角色,似乎主要功能是提供經濟資源和發號司令。相信很多亞洲家庭,母親管小事,父 …

我們為什麼不信任政治人物?|囚徒困局系列(七)

<b>我們為什麼不信任政治人物?因為信任是有風險的。</b><p>根據社會心理學家莫頓‧篤意奇(Morton Deutsch)的看法,當我們信任一個人時,我們對他的行為會有所預期,而且我們會根據這預期來決定自己的行為。如果我們的預期獲得實現,則我們的行為會產生若干正面效應;但如果我們的預期沒有實現,則我們的行為會產生負 …

迎接「光世代」,Li-Fi 讓你有光就能上網

此時此刻閱讀這篇網路文章的你,可能正在使用咖啡店的無線網路,或是偷用隔壁鄰居忘記設密碼的熱點,相信過去也經常為了龜速的網速,或者競爭有限的頻寬而感到十足不耐。<p>現在有越來越多的電子產品需要網際網路,網路塞車的現象將越趨明顯。為解決此一問題,愛丁堡大學哈洛德海斯(Harald Haas)教授想到,為什麼 …

錯綜複雜的烏鴉愛情故事-《烏鴉的教科書》

烏鴉的「年輕時代」相當長。大多數的鳥類在誕生的隔年就能夠繁殖。也有部分的小鳥在第一年時會以能夠明顯分辨「我還年輕,請放我一馬」的羽色來累積經驗,到兩歲再開始繁殖。以烏鴉來說,誕生的隔年原本生理上就還無法繁殖,即使兩歲也(雖然在海外的小嘴烏鴉有過繁殖案例)在社會地位上被當成年輕小伙子,滿三年才馬馬虎虎 …

[採訪側記] 那位真實的麻吉大哥與他共創的 17 media|數位時代

對內容產生的關注與著作權的在乎,促成了他的創意<p>「<b>你知道台灣人的技術是很屌的~</b>」<p>開門見山,黃立成解釋了《數位時代》對他為什麼做 17 的好奇。令我們出乎意料,他解釋在 Ezpeer 與 Kuro 時期,大量 p2p 服務、盜版音樂 mp3 竊取正版的合法利益,法院卻判決無罪。那時候,他寫了一首歌:「報 …

Entertainment
War
Adrien Brody
Old Age

The New Girlfriend; Pitch Perfect 2; John Wick; The Goob; Faults – review

François Ozon pays Ruth Rendell a slinky tribute, Pitch Perfect 2 hits all the right notes, while Keanu Reeves sharpens up in a menacing thriller<p>It is, perhaps, a curious indication of national genre snobbery that Ruth Rendell, surely one of our most silkily brilliant crime writers of any …

Movies
Feminism

Android fans unite to take Apple down: swarm of 1-star reviews hitting the 'Move to iOS' app

Ryanne Lai<p>Did you guys know Apple released its first Android app in the Google Play Store just last week? Most people were in disbelief. We never thought Apple would ever bring one of its services to Android… but then we checked what the app actually was and realized it all made sense. The …

Google Play

阻擋廣告只是引子,背後其實是Apple、Google、Facebook的大戰

(Photo : 遊戲暗黑破壞神 3 Diablo III)<p>「歡迎來地獄。」<p>Verge 的聯合創辦人兼主編 Nilay Patel 在本週的時事評論裡說,Apple、Google、Facebook 爭相推出廣告攔截服務,是慢性戕殺網路。<p>「你也許以為關於廣告攔截,我要講的是用戶體驗的事,但實際上我要講 …

Apple removes malicious programs after first major attack on app store

Several apps infected by malware dubbed XcodeGhost in first case of large numbers of malicious software making their way past Apple’s defences<p>Apple has had to remove more than 300 malware-infected apps from its app store after a tainted version of its developer tools led to a number of Chinese apps …

Apps

Apple wants the Apple TV to be a games console. But can it be trusted?

Apple would like to see its new set-top box become the next Nintendo Wii. But it’s questionable whether the company really understands gaming<p>With the launch of the new Apple TV, Apple has positioned its set-top box as the heir to the Nintendo Wii, bringing accessible casual gaming into the living …

Smart TV

Recruit women, urges engineers’ first female leader

Expert problem-solvers are in short supply, and women make up less than 10% of the workforce, warns new engineering president Naomi Climer<p>Britain desperately needs to persuade hundreds of thousands of women to take up engineering to help the country exploit new technologies that could transform our …

Imperial College London

11 Reasons Why Keanu Reeves Is The Best

1. He's just as good at awkwardly giving up his seat on the subway as any New Yorker<p>Here's the full video of Neo himself awkwardly-but-kindly …

Sequels

Pebble Time Steel: metal body and 150-hour battery life is how all smartwatches should be

The new version of the e-paper smartwatch has a premium look and feel – and gets the basics done right, supporting Android and iPhone<p>The Pebble Time Steel is an all-metal version of the crowdfunded iPhone and Android compatible smartwatch – and it lasts for an astounding 150 hours per charge.<p>If the …

Wearable Tech

Indian worker sacked after going on leave for 24 years

Indian worker went on leave in 1990 but was finally dismissed by India’s central public works department<p>An Indian public official has been sacked for taking leave 24 years ago and never returning to his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry …

India

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

Chuck Palahniuk: ‘I’m fascinated by low fiction that disgusts the reader or makes them sexually aroused'

The author, 52, on blue-collar jobs, pornography and his father’s murder<p><b>My father was murdered 15 years ago.</b> [He was shot by his partner’s ex-boyfriend]. I used to say something profound and sensitive when asked about it, but it’s more muddy now. Today I feel a huge amount of sympathy for my dad, …

JK Rowling reveals the secrets of Dolores Umbridge

Rowling tells how Harry Potter’s least favourite teacher was based on a former teacher of her own, whom the author ‘disliked intensely on sight’<p>JK Rowling has revealed that Dolores Umbridge, the witch who forces Harry Potter to cut the words “I must not tell lies” on to his hand, was inspired by a …

20 amazing apps for getting the most out of iOS 8

So you’ve finally cleared up enough space to install iOS 8, or you purchased a new iPhone 6.<p>While iOS 8 doesn’t <i>look</i> radically different, Apple’s new operating system is capable of stunning visuals, and apps can now do more than ever thanks to widgets and app extensions.<p>From cutting-edge mobile …