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This 3D-printed automatic gun is semi-automatic, untraceable, and totally legal

In the case of a YouTube user known simply as Derwood, he'd prefer spending his weekend 3D printing a working semi-automatic weapon; within the boundaries of the law, of course.<p>Shown off via a YouTube video published late last month, Derwood's creation is self-described as a "mostly" 3D-printed …

3D Printing

Now You Can Swipe For An On-Demand Notary, Too

On-demand services have taken off, much to the delight of pretty much everyone who uses them.<p>Now we can add notary services to the list of conveniences we can call up with a tap on our iPhones thanks to Notarize, a months-old startup with offices in Alexandria, Va., and in Boston. It offers a …

Track Down

GCHQ reveals solution to its Christmas crypto puzzle

GCHQ’s director, Robert Hannigan, included a challenge in his Christmas card this year that was subsequently opened to the public in an attempt to see if anyone could solve it.<p>Well, after receiving over half a million attempts, the agency has revealed that not one person managed to crack the code …

Brain wave: The PhDs changing games | Polygon

"It seems like such a small detail, but if you’re having trouble conveying that type of information, it doesn’t make the experience any fun."<p>"The more I work with people, the more they’re excited to test something."<p>"We’re not just talking about what we want. We’re pointing to very concrete examples …

Star Wars: The Old Republic deserves a second chance

BioWare's MMO has received some major upgrades in recent months<p>My love affair with <i>Star Wars: The Old Republic</i> was strong but short-lived. When it launched in late 2011, I thought this was it: the replacement for <i>World of Warcraft</i> that I'd been waiting for.<p><i>The Old Republic</i> had the social gameplay and …

Inside The NSFW World of Fallout and Skyrim Nudity Mods

On PC, <i>Fallout 4</i> is an endless sea of possibility. Anything you can imagine, you can probably download as a customization and insert it into the …

LG's 2016 4K OLED TVs promise 'superior' HDR experience

LG's TV lineup for 2016 includes eight new 4K OLED TVs in addition to the new LCDs -- including an 8K model -- that it announced earlier. They come in various shapes -- some of them are flat, while others are curved -- sizes, designs and components. The 77- and 65-inch G6 series and the 65- and …

Warner Bros. will release 35 4K Blu-ray movies this year in glorious HDR

Since 4K is quickly becoming the industry standard for home entertainment, content is finally starting to catch up. Warner Bros. recently announced that it has plans to release 35 4K Blu-ray movies by the end of 2016. Its initial launch features four titles, including <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> and <i>The Lego</i> …

Televisions

First Meteor Shower of 2016 Peaks Tonight And You Can Watch It Live NOW

Welcome to 2016!<p>Are you ready to watch the first meteor shower of 2016? This shower, known as the Quadrantidis is happening right now and no matter …

Meteor Showers

My new year's resolution is to play fewer games

Is the secret to happiness less choice?<p>When I was young I received, on average, two games per year. One was given to me for Christmas. The second for my birthday. Outside of a few rentals and games I was able to borrow from friends and family, that was it.<p>It was the best time of my gaming …

20 Biggest Pop Culture Fails of 2015: Steve Harvey, Donald Trump, and So Much More

Fantastic Four bombed. The Tidal wave crashed. Rihanna never released an album, and those Good Wife stars didn’t share that scene. A look back at …

Miley Cyrus
Game Development

Now's Your Last Chance to See Comet Catalina in Your Lifetime

New Year's Day brings a once-in-a-lifetime cosmic event.<p>Over the next few weeks, one of the most beautiful comets we’ve ever discovered, Comet …

Debian founder and Docker employee Ian Murdock has died at 42

Docker today announced that Ian Murdock, a member of the startup’s technical staff and a former Sun and Salesforce employee known for founding the Debian Linux operating system, has passed away. He was 42.<p>A cause of death was not provided in the blog post announcing the news. Docker declined to …

Game Development

2016 Will Be Great For Gamers: Part 1, Graphics

Four long, desolate years. Yup, it really was 1,460 sleeps ago, almost to the day, that the very first 28 nanometer graphics chip was launched, …

PC Gaming

How Are We Supposed to Play All These Enormous Video Games?

I played the opening few hours of <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> in August. You know what I did after that? I opened up the map, saw that it was forested with …

Mad Max

LG unveils next year's monitors and laptops ahead of CES

LG announced three classes of products on Tuesday that it will be showcasing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. First up, LG announced a trio of new models for its 21:9 UltraWide line of monitors. They'll all sport 3440- x 1440-pixel screens and ThunderBolt 2 connectors. The The UC98 …

I Bought An Expensive-Ass PC Gaming Monitor And It’s Really Good

Look, sometimes you spend $709 on a gaming monitor and wind up really happy with your purchase. I’m not saying it happens every time, but it happened …

Computer Hardware

Google wants to bring Fiber to Chicago and Los Angeles

Google today announced Google Fiber could be coming to two of the biggest cities in the U.S.: Chicago and Los Angeles. The company is looking to build a joint planning process with each city’s leaders to roll out the $70 per month service.<p>More specifically, the Google Fiber team is inviting the two …

DeltaDNA offers game developers ad monetization tips for free-to-play

Advertisements are a necessary part of making free-to-play mobile games profitable. But only about half of game developers are confident about their strategies for advertising, according to data from mobile marketing and analytics firm DeltaDNA.<p>I participated in a webinar with DeltaDNA chief …

Most anticipated PS4 and Xbox One games of 2016

Although there are a few stragglers remaining before 2015 comes to a close, most of the year’s biggest game releases have already launched. And it’s …

Stoner app adds weed needs location feature because only sharing where you smoked is boring

Who Is Happy, an iOS and Android app for stoners that allows them to share the approximate location and time of where they smoked a joint, is adding a new feature that shows the location of marijuana dispensaries and other information.<p>With the rise of apps catering to tokers, Who Is Happy doesn’t …

Street Fighter 5 Tones Down Focus on Female Bodies

Capcom has made changes to Street Fighter 5's controversial cinematics that garnered criticism for gratuitously objectifying its female characters.<p>In previous versions of the Street Fighter 5 beta, female wrestler R. Mika was shown slapping her rear when executing her Critical Art. During this …

All of the Star Wars Battlefront Guns, Vehicles, Power-Ups, and Star Cards Revealed

With just days to go before Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17, EA has now published the full list of the sci-fi shooter's weapons, vehicles, power-ups, Star Cards, and more. These have been posted Battlefront's stat-tracking website, where you'll be able to track your progress once the …

Star Wars Battlefront

Slack's Stewart Butterfield says email is 'the cockroach of the internet' and we'll be living with it for the next 30 years

Once your company is on Slack, gone are the reply-all emails where someone just says "Thanks!" Those crushing inboxes full of dozens, hundreds or thousands of unread emails, seem so much less urgent when your company is on Slack.<p>And you've probably also noticed that the Slack mobile app has a …

Slack

A 'huge milestone': approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

Imlygic programs viruses to attack only cancer cells and gives patients more humane options – potentially ‘a complete change in the game’ in treatment<p>A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing …

Immune System

Destiny engram toys available to buy from the Bungie Store (correction)

<i>Destiny</i> players may never find a way to guarantee loot drops in the game, but they can now buy engrams in real life: Bungie is once again selling engram toys in its official store.<p>The engrams are sold in a four-pack — one each of green (uncommon), blue (rare), purple (legendary) and yellow (exotic) …