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Gunpowder Moon is a chillingly realistic book about the fight to control the Solar System

We can leave Earth, but its borders will follow us<p>On September 12th, 1962, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Rice University in Houston, Texas, about the need for America to land on the Moon “before the decade is out.” The space race was never primarily about exploration or science, but rather …

Habitats

Mass Effect Lead Writer Quits BioWare For the Second Time

Writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced his retirement from BioWare for a second time, to pursue other projects.<p>Karpyshyn, who has previously worked on …

This portable battery pack has wireless charging so you never need to carry a cable again

Have you ever wondered why there are no wireless chargers that are actually, you know, wireless? Well guess what: there actually is a wireless …

Someone Created a MagSafe Connector For the Rest of the Plugs In Your Home

As much as USB-C is a vast improvement over the USB connectors of yesteryear, we’re still bummed that it replaced the MagSafe connector on the recent …

Frontlines is an action-packed military sci-fi series that captures the essence of warfare

Marko Kloos translates his time in the service to outer space<p>For the past couple of years, I’ve been hooked on Marko Kloos’ military science fiction <i>Frontlines</i> series. Set on an overpopulated Earth in 2108, it follows a soldier named Andrew Grayson who joins the military and ends up facing off …

Science Fiction

Sierra Nevada Signs Contract with NASA for Deep Space Habitat Prototype

<b>SPARKS, Nev. (January 25, 2018) –</b> Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has formalized its agreement with NASA under Next Space Technologies for …

Black Star Renegades is a loving homage to Star Wars

For fans of The Martian and Ready Player One<p>Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A young man discovers that he’s destined for greater things in the galaxy, joins a mysterious, semi-religious order that act as the guardians of peace in said galaxy, and finds himself fighting an oppressive, …

Science Fiction

George R.R. Martin praises Syfy’s Nightflyers casting

But there are still pitfalls to avoid<p>Last week, George R.R. Martin revealed that the Syfy channel picked up an adaptation of his 1980 novella <i>Nightflyers</i> for a 10-episode first season, and said that if all goes well, the show should premiere in summer 2018. In a new post on his LiveJournal, he …

Syfy

George R.R. Martin confirms Nightflyers will be a Syfy series in 2018

Here’s a first look at the series’s spaceship, and some jokey speculation about casting Game of Thrones actors<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> might be headed into its final season on HBO in 2018 or 2019, but the Syfy channel is hoping audiences will tune in for more adaptations of George R.R. Martin’s writing. On …

Science Fiction

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …

The USA vs. Japan giant robot duel showed that making giant robots is hard

It finally happened. Last night, America’s MegaBots Inc. took on Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry in a giant robot duel streamed on Twitch. The 26-minute show (which actually took place a while ago, and was recorded over the course of several days) is now available to watch on YouTube. If you …

Robotics

NASA Explains How It Will Protect Mars Astronauts From Space Radiation

With all the space agencies and private companies hoping to send people to Mars, space radiation has stood out as one of the biggest, if not the …

Space Science

This startup is solving a huge problem for over 45 million video gamers, and it's growing like crazy

Citron is joking, but he's on to something: The new Nintendo Switch console requires players to use a separate app on their phones if they want to voice chat with their teammates. It's a frustrating hurdle that's turning people off to otherwise well-received games like "Splatoon 2."<p>Meanwhile, …

Startups

They Will All Die In Space is a short film that channels the suspense of Alien

Physical sets and a monotone color palette enhances the suspense<p>In a new short film called <i>They Will All Die In Space</i>, a technician is awoken from cryo-sleep and is told that his starship has gotten lost in the cosmos. He’s needed to help repair the communications system to call for help, but …

Science Fiction

How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office - ExtremeTech

By on July 5, 2017 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Traditionally, setting up Wi-Fi over …

Wi-Fi

Bioware’s Anthem: Developer Details The Game’s Story, “Very Much Like Star Wars And Marvel” « GamingBolt.com: Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog

<i>Anthem</i> is a very different game from what we’ve become used to seeing by RPG-developers BioWare. It’s a shared world experience, so obviously people …

Marvel Cinematic Universe

Watch the first gameplay footage for Anthem, the next title from the creators of Mass Effect

Coming in 2018<p>BioWare revealed the first full look at its ambitious new game, <i>Anthem</i>, today at Microsoft’s E3 press conference. In <i>Anthem</i>, players will act as exosuit-wearing “freelancers” exploring a sci-fi open-world.<p>Game director Jon Warner presented the footage, which featured a quest to save a …

Mass Effect

Syfy’s pulpy space opera Dark Matter is back — here’s why you should watch

Seasons 1 and 2 are streaming on Netflix, and season 3 begins on June 9th<p>For years, the Syfy Channel was home to a range of space-opera TV serials like <i>Andromeda, Battlestar Galactica</i>, <i>Farscape</i>, and <i>Stargate SG-1</i><i>.</i> But after a 2009 rebranding, Syfy moved away from space shows. Three years ago, the …

Battlestar Galactica

Kickstarter has a plan to free products from manufacturing limbo

No, it's not making gadgets itself.<p>If you have ever bought into a Kickstarter campaign and waited for what may have felt like forever to get what you paid for, you're among the millions of victims of the dreaded “manufacturing complications.” I recently received the Gnarbox hard drive I backed in …

Crowd Funding

Kickstarter is launching a program to help prevent hardware startups from failing

Kickstarter announced the launch of a new program today, called Hardware Studio, that’s designed to help startups navigate the dizzying world of manufacturing. The studio is the result of a partnership with two companies: Avnet, a large electronic components distributor, and Dragon Innovation, …

Crowd Funding

One simple change makes this Rogue One fan edit better than the movie

It’s all about the music<p>Disney’s first standalone <i>Star Wars</i> film, <i>Rogue One</i><i>,</i> has some issues. We noted in our review that some of the characters are flat, and the film’s first two acts feel disjointed. Filmmaker Dustin Lee had some of the same concerns, and decided to put together his own edit of the …

Star Wars

A new Alien: Covenant prologue connects the film to Prometheus

Bridging the gap<p>20th Century Fox has released a new clip from <i>Alien: Covenant</i> and it shows off how the film connects to the last entry in the franchise, <i>Prometheus</i>. While the movie’s trailers have gone to great lengths to make viewers forget about Scott’s disappointing side film, this clip shows that</i> …

Construction

Watch the touching tribute to Carrie Fisher screened at Star Wars Celebration

I'm not crying, you're crying<p>Lucasfilm closed out the 40 Years of Star Wars panel at <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration with a touching tribute to Carrie Fisher, recognizing her iconic role as Princess Leia throughout the franchise.<p>Fisher, who passed away last December, has been an integral part of <i>Star Wars</i> from …

Star Wars

Xbox Scorpio may deliver on Bill Gates’ promise of the console as powerful PC

Ten years in the making<p>It was a weird thing, meeting in person one of arguably the most powerful, wealthiest people in the world and then having a chance to chat with him.<p>But on one relatively warm day in January 2007, that’s where I found myself: In a mansion-sized tent on a Las Vegas parking lot …

Critics have it all wrong about the new 'Mass Effect' game

So when the reviews dropped this week, my heart sank a bit.<p>My colleague Ben Gilbert called "Andromeda" the worst game in the "Mass Effect" series. Others have pointed out the games bugs and glitches. And others claimed the story and characters lacked the depth and excitement from the original …

Mass Effect

Mass Effect: Andromeda: The Kotaku Review

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive …

Andromeda

The best way to catch up on Mass Effect before Mass Effect: Andromeda

Breaking in used to be easier. The new thing would come out and the reasonable expectation would be that Space Adventure 3 or Spooky Show 2 would …

Mass Effect

5 MacGyver hacks you should try at home—and 2 you really shouldn’t

Channel your inner secret agent<p>Television shows are full of badass secret agents. But only one of them has infiltrated the Oxford English Dictionary. The eponymous hero of <i>MacGyver</i> became a verb thanks to his penchant for building improvised solutions using only the materials at hand. He’s been …

Wikimedia

The NASA Guide To The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Because pollution is everywhere, this is the NASA Guide To Air-Filtering Houseplants. Was it actually made by NASA? I'm not sure. Maybe it was just …

Houseplants

Space 360 Release First Panoramic View Of Earth From ISS In 4K Ultra HD (video)

The Space 360 project has this week released a new video which allows you to enjoy a view of Earth in 4K Ultra HD resolution and in 360 degree …