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Long-lost Crash Bandicoot animation was for the game first, a cartoon series second

Animation believed to be from a <i>Crash Bandicoot</i> cartoon series that never aired is in fact a cutscene proposed for the original game and likewise left on the cutting room floor, according to this video uploaded Friday by the game's producer.<p>"This video is test animation that was done for <i>Crash</i> …

HTC on why 2016 is a 'critical' year for virtual reality

NEW YORK -- When HTC parked a truck at San Diego Comic-Con to show off its new virtual reality system, it quickly drew long lines that took curious folks the better part of an afternoon to get through.<p>When Jeff Gattis, head of marketing for HTC's emerging devices business, asked a user about the …

Boeing and Hacking Team want drones to deliver spyware

Forget safeguarding drones against hacks -- if Boeing and Hacking Team have their way, robotic aircraft would dish out a few internet attacks of their own. Email conversations posted on WikiLeaks reveal that the two companies want drones to carry devices that inject spyware into target computers …

Tangerine is a Magnolia Pictures Film Shot Entirely on the iPhone 5

Director Sean Baker’s latest film, Tangerine, features two transgender prostitutes in Los Angeles on a hunt to find a cheating boyfriend. If that …

iPhone 5

Ethanol Rocket Science - Cool Science Experiment

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Huawei and Volkswagen partnering for connected cars effort

This week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Shanghai, notable Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced a partnership with Volkswagen to bring connectivity to cars. Together they showed off a suite of apps that will allow users of Huawei phones to safely link their devices to …

CES

Google fights phishing with a new Chrome extension

No matter how sophisticated your security is, the biggest risk is always the same: users clicking the wrong links and submitting their passwords to the wrong websites. It's a tricky problem to solve, but Google has a new idea about how to fight it. Today, the company is unveiling a new Chrome …

Pittsburgh's Girls of Steel Robotics Team Advances to Championship

With women earning less than 20 percent of all bachelor’s degrees awarded in physics, engineering and computer science, some might consider Becca …

Triple Threat: BoXZY Puts Printing, Milling, and Lasers in One Small Box

On my way to the Midwest RepRap Fest, I stopped in at HackPittsburgh to meet up with the BoXZY team and take a look at their new machine in person. BoXZY is doing well on Kickstarter; with its promise of being an all in one 3D printer, milling machine, and laser etcher, it’s enticing backers. The …

MIT scientists detect possible ring system around minor planet Chiron

A team of astronomers from MIT have detected signs of a possible ring system around the minor planet Chiron. First discovered in 1977, Chiron belongs …

Astronomy

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

Social Issues

An Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film Sculpture

Finnish photography student Tomi Rantanen contacted us to tell us about a unique exhibition that he participated in last week. His photography …

Photography

Concept Camera Designs for the Panasonic Lumix GM1 Made with 3D Printing

Panasonic recently collaborated with German design firm WertelOberfell in creating a series of case designs for the Lumix DMC-GM1 mirrorless camera. …

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

7 Incredibly Refreshing Mint Smoothies

Your taste buds (and breath!) will definitely appreciate these.<p>Mint is great for adding a burst of flavor to your smoothies—so take a look at these seven tasty sips, stock up on the herb, and get blending!<p>Feel more Zen by sipping on a combo of mint and green tea (along with banana, maple syrup, and …

Nicolas Cage Art Party: The Show So Bad It's Good

Centuries of human artistic expression — from cave paintings to Roman frescoes, from Rembrandt to Warhol — have led up to this.<p>By "this" we mean the …

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