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At the E3 Gaming Show, the Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4 Battle Progresses to the Next Level

Sony may have spelled "game over" for Microsoft at this year's E3, or at least that's what some think has happened at the annual super-massive gaming …

Climate change – what next after the 2C boundary?

This Friday, another frustrating round of negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ends in Bonn/Germany. …

The Energy Fix: How Waste Could Power The U.S. For Decades

The world throws away enormous amounts of energy each day. In the U.S. alone, waste streams could account for 100,000 megawatts of untapped electrical capacity. New technology could convert those overlooked sources into usable power.<p>The Radioactive Option<p>Next-Next-Gen Nuclear Power<p>U.S. nuclear …

5 Eco-Friendly Cities Built From The Ground Up

From Incheon, South Korea, to Osceola County, Florida<p><b>Lavasa</b> <i><br>Maharashtra, India</i><br>Planned population: 300,000<br>Projected completion date: 2021<br>Lavasa's designers are using biomimicry to transform an arid site in India's Western Ghats into a lush city. Building foundations will store moisture, as trees do, …

New invisibility cloak conceals cats and fish from up to six directions

Researchers can now make a cat and a fish disappear from plain sight, so long as they're looked at from the right angle. Last Friday, one of the first large-scale "invisibility cloaks" — devices that can hide objects from the human eye — was unveiled by a group of physicists from Zhejiang …

Sony Scores Early, But This Console Battle Could Have No Winner

It was a long time ago in a consumer-electronics far, far removed the current one when Sony launched the Playstation 3 at the then-shocking price of $499. The high price let Microsoft‘s competing Xbox 360 — which had a year head start and a $100 price advantage — take a lead that Sony spent years …

PS4 hard drive is user-replaceable

The PlayStation 4's only model at launch contains a 500 GB hard drive, but users can swap out the storage for a hard drive of any size, a Sony representative confirmed to Polygon today.<p>Sony is continuing a trend from the current generation: Every model of the PlayStation 3 included a …

E3 Inspires Woman-Bashing On Twitter

Misogynist gamers are at it again, attacking Anita Saarkesian for making a simple observation. Perhaps all the excitement at E3 has made their thumbs twitchy. There’s nothing particularly surprising here. Hopped up on adrenaline and “fiero,” they invoke the patriarchal battle-cry. Of course, …

Sony's Triumphant Night

A cheer erupted through the GameSpot war room. The topic of so many raging debates the last month--strict digital rights management, Internet requirements, used game sales--had pitted Microsoft clearly against the consumer. Team Xbox seemingly took every opportunity to punish their loyal customers, …