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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> …

Animation

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

As it starts to show off its Vive virtual reality system, HTC believes making a good first impression is key.<p>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 …

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 …

Ethanol Rocket Science - Cool Science Experiment

Science

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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 …

Volkswagen

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 …

Chrome Web Store

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 …

3D Printing

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 …

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 …

Security

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 …

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 …

Fantastic Macro Series of Ants in Their Natural Environment

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov creates unbelievable ant images that are surprisingly devoid of any digital manipulation<p>The pictures in this …

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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