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Pokémon Go field test to finally begin stateside

It's really happening, folks<p>Niantic Labs has opened up registration for a <i>Pokémon Go</i> field test in the United States. The game's official website now offers a link to pre-register for the download, which will be available to select participants at a later date.<p>Users who are invited to try out the …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review

There can be only one<p>Earlier this month, Nvidia officially revealed the name and a few core specs for their next generation GPU, the GTX 1080. They …

Computer Hardware

Use "Bright-Line" Rules to Better Manage Your Willpower

In the spring of 1966, a man named Ernesto Miranda was arrested in Phoenix. The police had very little to go on, but they suspected Miranda of …

How to Get People to Like You: 7 Ways From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Steve Jobs' 14 most inspiring quotes

With a life as storied as he had, it's no wonder that Steve Jobs is remembered not only for running an incredibly successful company, but for being tremendously outspoken.<p>He seemingly had an opinion on everything, and his thoughts often echoed his obsessive commitment to quality at Apple, whether …

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Korg M01D to re-create retro keyboard experience on Nintendo 3DS

Music workstation <i>Korg M01D</i> will allow Nintendo 3DS owners to create electronic tracks on an M1-inspired keyboard through touch, Detune announced.<p>Released in 1988 by Korg Inc., the M1 was one of the first widely known and used music synthesizers. With Detune's <i>Korg M01D</i>, users can access 24 …

Elder Scrolls Online gameplay leaks

New gameplay video footage from The Elder Scrolls Online has leaked, showing off the first 20 minutes of Bethesda's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game.<p>The video clip (which has now been removed) showed off character creation, nine races, and three classes (dragonknight, …

Gaming Industry

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Gaming

Fan-made live action Dead Space trailer hunts down Isaac Clarke

Dead Space fans have created a live action video depicting hero Isaac Clarke gingerly navigating the halls of a spaceship while being stalked by necromorphs.<p>Titled "<i>Chase to Death</i>" the video's creator and director, Eric Zaragoza, says he wanted to clash his loves of video games, film-making and …

Inside Gaming - YouTube

Scientists produce world’s lightest material ever

It’s 100 times lighter than a polystyrene foam coffee cup, and has the capacity to soak up environmental pollutants such as toluene and crude …

Cherry Blossom

What If Darwin Had Never Existed?

Imagining a world without the father of evolution<p>Imagine a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic at the end of December 1832. Aboard the Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Beagle a young naturalist, racked with seasickness, staggers on deck. A sudden wave makes the ship heel violently, and he is …

Cooling panels send sun's heat back to space - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — Scientists have developed a new type of solar structure that can cool …

Space

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

Google launches tool to determine data use after death

<b>Google will allow users to decide what happens to their data after they die or become inactive online, the first major company to deal with the sensitive issue.</b><p>The feature applies to email, social network Google Plus and other accounts.<p>Users can choose to delete data after a set period of time, or …

Cyberspace

Schmidt predicts entire world online by 2020. Is he right?

Google's executive chairman has made a bold prediction about the spread of the Internet. Do you think that prediction will come true?<p>"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."<p>Certainly …

Google Fiber

Why The Sudden Rush To Bring Google Glass To Market?

Only a couple of months back, Google co-founder and augmented reality promoter, Sergey Brin, voiced skepticism about Google Glass, claiming at an impromptu TED talk in February that it was far from the finished article, implying there were doubts it would make the trip to market.<p>Last week, however, …

The Sequel to Gangnam Style Has Arrived

Oppa sequel style!<p>South Korean musical dynamo Psy just released his musical followup to “Gangnam Style,” the very definition of a viral video that …

Gangnam Style

It started with a cough: Deadly China bird flu outbreak raises fears of pandemic

BEIJING -- It began in late February when an 87-year-old man started coughing up phlegm. A high fever followed, he struggled to breathe and was dead just 13 days later.<p>His death in Shanghai, China, was one of 13 fatalities out of 41 known cases to date of a new form of bird flu that experts warn …

Workers more positive if they eat outside the office, study finds

Walking away from your desk and eating lunch outside makes a person happier about their work, according to a new study.<p>Leaving the office to eat lunch increases general wellbeing, and makes employees look more favourably upon their job, it is said.<p>In contrast, those who eat at their desk are likely …

Kidney grown in lab successfully transplanted into rat

Scientists have grown a kidney in a laboratory and shown that it works when implanted into a living animal. The work is an important step towards the …