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Researchers may have discovered the best way to quit smoking yet: Taking magic mushrooms

We’ve heard all kinds of crazy ways to quit smoking but none of them have ever come close to sounding this trippy. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that a new study …

3 ways to be more successful on Tinder, according to a dating-etiquette expert

How's your Tinder game? Not so great?<p>Maybe, just <i>maybe,</i> that's because you're not using the proper etiquette.<p>Luckily, etiquette expert Daniel Post Senning is here to help us out. He works at the Emily Post Institute, a long-time publisher of etiquette guides. He's also the author of "Manners in a …

Relationships

The New Generation of Millennial Matchmakers Wants to Help Your Tinder Game

A growing group of millennials is trying to make matchmaking cool again.<p>"Do <i>not</i> meet for coffee," Sasha Silberberg, the 24-year-old matchmaker at OKSasha, told me about my upcoming date. "That's what every motherfucker does. That's boring. Go on an adventure."<p>Silberberg, who wears glitter on her …

(Update: “Blue Coral”) More Galaxy Note 7 details leak: 64GB and color variants

<b>Update (June 26th)</b>: It looks like the logo that was leaked over the weekend is actually indicative of more than what one might have initially expected:<p>GalaxyClub.nl<p>The above was discovered by GalaxyClub.nl who has posted the above image, which appears to come from an application filing. The name …

Galaxy Note

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle | Poliquin Article

These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein synthesis, helping you build muscle in conjunction with a …

Researchers Make Malware That Steals Data by Spinning Your Computer's Fans

A new paper shows how data can be extracted from computers without an internet connection or audio hardware.<p>A team of researchers claim they've developed malware that can extract data from an isolated computer with no internet connection, camera or audio hardware—all by using sounds generated by …

How today's smart home tech shows how we'll live in the future

By Jim Hill<p>We've always had a long-term vision of the smart home as a kind of tracy island, where the front lawn flips over to reveal the landing pad …

Smart Homes

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Oculus Rift to Get More Than 100 Games This Year

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will be getting more than 100 game titles by the end of 2016, creator Palmer Luckey has confirmed. Posting during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, Luckey responded to a question asking how many games the Oculus Rift will have available by year's end.<p>He …

Tesla Veteran Explains How Electric Motors Crush Gas Engines

Before leaving this year to join electric bus manufacturer Proterra as director of battery engineering, Dustin Grace spent almost nine years working …

Escape Your Awkward Thanksgiving: Build One of These 6 Projects

I love Thanksgiving. I love the food, my family, and even the tryptophan-induced gluttony nap. That said, there are times when the house is packed with relatives and the only island of sanity left is the garage.<p>If your family’s home is lucky enough to have a garage, it makes a great Maker escape …

Batteries

EA Exec Ponders What's Coming After Xbox One, PS4, Wii U

What's coming after the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U? It's too early to know for sure, but this topic is one that publisher Electronic Arts is already thinking about and taking steps to prepare for. Speaking at the UBS Global Technology Conference in San Francisco today, Jorgensen was asked …

Star Wars Battlefront Performance Analysis Examines PS4, Xbox One Versions

Ahead of Star Wars Battlefront's launch tomorrow, a technical analysis has been released for the game's two console versions that shows mostly positive results.<p>Digital Foundry has examined both the PS4 and Xbox One versions, although the PS4 tests have so far been limited to 30-player matches that …

Bluetooth technology is going to get a major upgrade in 2016

One of the most widely used technologies on the planet is getting a major upgrade in the coming year. On Wednesday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced several enhancements to the technology that would increase its functionality with the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016.<p>“There is …

Skateboarding's Six-Year-Old Rising Star

In April 2014, four-year-old Fox Rio was waiting for his dad, Jamie Brunner, to get fitted for a snowboard at a local sporting-goods store when he saw a skateboard and started riding it through the aisles. Though Fox had never been on a skateboard before, he took to it immediately, and Jamie bought …

IGN Overclocked: Episode 11 - Our Favorite PC Games of All Time

Plus, where's Warcraft 4?<p>IGN's Top 100 Games of All Time list is live, and PC has some seriously great representation. Mitch Dyer, Tal Blevins, Marty …

Microsoft admits 'we've lost our way' on PC games

At the Game Developers Conference on Wednesday, Phil Spencer took the stage and reaffirmed that the company sees Windows 10 as the company's big chance to get back its shine and its market leadership.<p>He also committed to building games for HoloLens, the futuristic augmented reality goggles that …

The best PC games right now

<b>What we're playing most right now:</b><p>Rainbow Six Siege<br>• Fortnite Battle Royale<br>• Yakuza 0<br>• Warframe<br>• Overwatch<br>• Cultist Simulator<br>• Super Mega Baseball …

PC Gaming

AMD says Radeon Software Crimson will be your PC’s graphics operating system

Advanced Micro Devices formed a stand-alone graphics chip division, Radeon Technologies Group, to better focus on all things graphics. Now it is launching new software, dubbed Radeon Software Crimson, that will effectively be a “mini operating system for graphics” on your home PC.<p>The move is the …

Operating Systems

Is This The World's Smallest Liquid-Cooled Gaming PC?

As PC’s go, we’ve seen few that were smaller than Swedish PC modder Simon Laine‘s dinky modified system. even more impressive is that he custom made the metal case and even managed to cram in a full liquid cooling system. Called Luna, this thing is absolutely tiny, as you can see from the photos …

Intel Corporation

Steam Link is a good idea, but I’m not buying into streaming PC games yet

I’m starting to get burned out waiting for Valve to partner with someone who can produce an affordable Steam Machine.<p>But the longer things drag out, the more Valve’s window of opportunity threatens to close. Perhaps to buy itself some time, or to tide over people like me that are waiting for a …

Ultimate Space Game Imagined 30 Years Ago by Carl Sagan

Astronomer Carl Sagan is possibly best known for encouraging everyone he could to think like a scientist. From his television program <i>Cosmos</i> to his renowned writing, he wanted to make the world a smarter place. But you might not have known he also wanted to make a video game.<p>The Library of Congress …

Carl Sagan

First Three Steam Machines Released, Prices and Specs Detailed

The first run of Steam Machines, a line of computers designed to challenge consoles for space in the living room, have gone on general sale across North America and the UK.<p>New PC-console hybrids are being offered by three manufacturers: Alienware, Syber, and Zotac. Each comes with Valve's new game …

Eyefluence raises $14M for eye-popping eye-tracking technology for VR

Eyefluence has an eye-popping technology straight out of science fiction. The Silicon Valley company is announcing it has raised $14 million for its eye-tracking technology that lets you use the gaze of your eyes to control augmented reality and virtual reality devices.<p>The company hopes to position …

With Echo, Amazon Creates The First Potential Hit Of IoT Era

Last week at the Smart Kitchen Summit, people couldn’t stop talking about the Amazon Echo.<p>Part of the reason is the event was a forward looking gathering, where folks talked about how technology will change the way we cook, shop and interact with our food, but also because voice-control just makes …

Amazon Echo

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How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is an impossibly large game. You take on the role of a space explorer flying around a universe that’s filled with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, each possessing their own terrain, animals, and plant life. As Polygon points out, if you were to spend just one second visiting …

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …