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Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

Xbox One Could Offer Backwards Compatibility Through The Cloud

"There are so many things that the servers can do."<p>Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox One may be backwards compatible one day, thanks to its Azure …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

What's the point of sleep?

Almost as much as eating food or tormenting the local wildlife, my cats love to sleep. Which is probably why I get on so well with them, because I'm also quite partial to a good nap. The trouble with sleep is that no one's quite sure why we actually do it. But a new paper published in the Journal …

Friction in the gears of Samsung's Galaxy Gear

Enter the Galaxy Gear. Samsung is raising the bar for what a smartwatch can be, aiming for functionality closer to that of Google Glass. You can answer phone calls, control Galaxy Gear with your voice, take pictures, and share content -- just like you would on a smartphone, but you don't have to …

'Mirror's Edge' parkour recreated in unbelievable real-life video

EA announced a next-gen sequel to parkour-influenced cult hit <i>Mirror's Edge</i> at this year's E3 conference, but didn't show off much of the actual game. If you're feeling optimistic, though, you might dare to hope that it'll turn out something like this stunning video recorded from the perspective of …

Meet Human, A Beautiful Fitness Tracking App To Help You Effortlessly Stay Healthy

Human is a newcomer in the crowded fitness space, but its take is different. Instead of being a stat-heavy activity app like RunKeeper or a life tracker gadget like Withings, Fitbit or Jawbone, Human is a passive iOS app designed to help you stay healthy. The goal is to move for 30 minutes every …

Move over, Oculus: Sony reportedly building virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4

According to separate reports from <i>Eurogamer</i> and <i>CVG,</i> Sony is currently working on a virtual reality headset that could launch as an accessory for the PlayStation 4. <i>Eurogamer</i> says "multiple sources" confirm that the device takes after the Oculus Rift in functionality and would ramp up the sense of …

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Keeps Looking Better: Tactical View Returns Plus Playable Qunari

<i>Though it would still be easier to type ‘Dragon Age III.’</i><p>Lots of new details on BioWare’s next-gen RPG <i>Dragon Age Inquisition</i> have spilled out of PAX this evening, following the break of whatever embargo was placed on video game journalists privy to private previews of the game.<p>I’m not at PAX in …

Dragon Age Inquisition

PlayStation 4 features voice command capabilities, Sony confirms

PlayStation 4 will feature voice command capabilities through its Eye camera peripheral, Sony confirmed with Polygon.<p>"Sony Computer Entertainment can confirm that PlayStation Camera allows for voice recognition and we will look forward to sharing more details in the lead up to the launch of …

Mega Man creator launches Kickstarter for a spiritual successor

Keiji Inafune gained fame as the creator of Mega Man, and he also gained further notoriety for his strong views on the Japanese game industry. He was …

Mega Man Creator Launches New Game On Kickstarter: 'Mighty No. 9' [Updated]

<i>Keiji Inafune doesn’t need Capcom to make the game of his dreams. He just needs a crowd.</i><p>Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune isn’t shy when it comes to the problems facing Japanese games.<p>“I hope Japanese game developers are breaking through the stagnation,” Inafune told IGN when speaking about his …