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You have to see 'Mario Kart' in VR, which is a real thing that you can play

What's more fun than playing a round of "Mario Kart" with friends? Literally inhabiting the body of Super Mario, <i>obviously</i>, and throwing green shells with your actual hands!<p>That's the goal with "Mario Kart GP VR," a real "Mario Kart" game being made. Look at this madness:<p>The game is a virtual …

Virtual Reality

Spotify unleashes exclusive Metallica documentary

Spotify on Wednesday announced the release of its first documentary, and it's about a surprising subject: The previously internet-music-phobic band Metallica.<p>Entitled "Landmark - Metallica: The Early Years," the documentary focuses on the founding of the band in 1981 through to the release of …

10 apps to help make you a morning person

It's time to kick that snooze habit once and for all.<p>How you spend your morning can be a good indicator for how you spend your entire day. A good …

If The Earth Were A Village Of 100 People

There are more than 7 billion of us on the planet now. We comprise a wildly diverse set of ages, nationalities, religious groups, incomes and technological capacities. Given the magnitude of our numbers, it can be hard to really grasp how that diversity plays out. How many of us have cell phones? …

Science

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

Artificial Intelligence

These Earbuds Will Give You Bionic Super-Hearing

<b>Correction appended Wednesday, March 2</b><p>The world is a prison. As I close my front gate, it slams like a heavy cell door securing itself shut. My …

Google is teaming up with phone operators to elbow its way back into messaging

Google has joined the world’s biggest mobile operators to boost adoption of a replacement for SMS. The company, which owns Android, the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, will make its messaging technology available to an effort to standardize the use of Rich Communications Services …

Apps

GCHQ reveals the answers to its Christmas crypto puzzle

GCHQ's crypto puzzle proved too tough to crack -- nobody got it completely right, the agency has said.<p>In a 23-page copyrighted document GCHQ revealed …

Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud

Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds.<p>With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing their libraries for the …

Drivers are being idiots with Tesla’s new autopilot features

Tesla’s new autopilot features, which offer a basic autonomous driving feature that can change lanes, follow other cars and react to trouble, rolled out to drivers this week.<p>The features are cool, but Tesla stressed when it was released that the “driver is still responsible for, and ultimately in …

130+ Java Interview Questions Answers for 2 to 7 Year Experienced Programmers

<b>Last Updated Date: 2nd March 2018</b><br>Time is changing and so is Java interviews. Gone are the days, when knowing the difference between String and …

Let's Encrypt to issue free HTTPS certificates from next month

Let’s Encrypt has announced that its free security certificates are now trusted by all major browsers, bringing the organization’s mission to offer free HTTPS encryption to all sites one step closer to reality.<p>As an open certificate authority run by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG) and …

Information Security

Scientists have not actually found an alien megastructure orbiting a distant star

An alien star in distant space seems to be acting very strangely.<p>NASA's Kepler Space Telescope caught sight of the star as part of the spacecraft's …

Fur Seal Pups Mysteriously Washing Up on California Shores

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The amazing trick the Commodore 64 used to create colorful pixel art

It can be hard for modern players to realize just how brutal the memory constraints were on early computers such as the Commodore 64. The video embedded above does a great job of explaining the interesting ways developers worked within the confines of the system just to get colorful images on the …

Bitcoin's forked: chief scientist launches alternative proposal for the currency

The bitcoin wars have begun, as Bitcoin XT squares off against the classic flavour of the cryptocurrency<p>Cryptocurrency bitcoin is facing civil war, with two high-profile developers announcing plans to split the code that underpins the network.<p>Known as a “fork”, the new version of bitcoin (dubbed …

Bitcoin

Realore Games wants to put the Baltics on the mobile gaming map

Natalia Matveeva has quietly built one of Eastern Europe’s bigger game companies over the past 13 years. Her company, Realore Games, is based in Klapeda, Lithuania, and it has grown to more than 100 people since 2002. Matveeva and cofounder Michael Zhinko focused on the PC at the start, building …

Mobile Gaming

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Image Processing

HiAlgo empowers PC players to run games better with Boost

If you ever loaded an awesome game on your desktop or laptop, and then watched the action slow to a crawl, HiAlgo understands your pain. The company can help gamers get better performance for their games thanks to a clever technology that makes more efficient use of your graphics processor.<p>Gamers …

Watch What It's Like to Get Blasted to 100MPH in 1.2 Seconds

If you ever wondered what it’s like to get blasted off a launch pad going at 100 miles per hour, this SpaceX video does the trick.<p>The video, posted …

SpaceX gets the all-clear to launch most NASA science missions

After three long years, SpaceX finally has approval to launch most of the US' scientific missions. NASA tells <i>Spaceflight Now</i> that it recently greenlit the use of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for "medium-risk" payloads, which covers all but the most valuable cargo. That rules it out of launching …

SpaceX’s mission today tested if it can protect astronauts on its spaceship

Astronauts frequently compare riding a rocket to sitting on top of a bomb.<p>Given how badly things can go wrong with the kind of controlled explosion needed to break free of gravity, it’s easy to sympathize with their point of view, especially when everyone else watching the launch is at a safe …

Space Travel

Tesla Launches an Online Marketplace to Sell Used Model S

Want to own a Tesla electric vehicle but can’t afford to buy a brand new one? With Tesla Motors’ new online marketplace for used cars, now you might be able to.<p>The company quietly launched the Tesla Motors Certified Pre-Owned program last week, listing a slew of previously-loved Model S’s for sale. …

Tesla

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Survival Horror Augmented Reality Game Night Terrors Maps Your House

Ghosts jumping out of my bathroom? No thank you.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to use your home as the setting of a survival horror game, then Night Terrors …

Augmented Reality

3 atom thick material breakthrough could lead to ultra-thin processors

Researchers from Cornell University have announced a breakthrough in transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) production that could lead to much thinner transistors, the building block for faster, smaller and more power efficient processors.<p>TMDs are promising materials for future semi-conductors, …

Nanotech

Tesla Ventures Into Solar Power Storage for Home and Business

In recent years, the fast-growing popularity of solar panels has intensified a central challenge: how to use the sun’s energy when it isn’t shining.<p>Now, Tesla Motors, the maker of luxury electric sedans, says it is taking a big step toward meeting that challenge with a fleet of battery systems …

Tesla

The world's thinnest transistor is just three atoms thick

There’s a new contender for the world’s thinnest piece of electronics — and at three atoms thick, it’s going to be hard to beat.<p>Researchers have discovered a new process for producing ultra-thin transistors, according to a paper published today in <i>Nature</i>. The devices are made from an experimental …

Tesla will reveal a battery for your home at its April event

You don't have to wonder any longer as to what Tesla will unveil at its April 30th event -- the company just spoiled things in advance. In an email to investors, the company states that its shindig will reveal both a previously-teased battery for your home and a "very large," utility-oriented …