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How to use portals in No Man’s Sky

The fast travel network will likely be key to exploring the game’s upcoming season of new content<p>The latest update for <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, called Next, piles on the new features. It also lays the groundwork for what Hello Games promises will be its first season of new, free content. If you want to …

No Man's Sky

Best Intel processor: Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 explained | Trusted Reviews

<b>On the hunt for a new PC or laptop? Then picking a CPU is one of the tougher choices you need to make. Intel makes most of these processors, so</b> …

Computer Hardware

Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World – review

George Osborne’s austerity meant treating a large section of the population as cattle whose market value had tanked<p>Every so often, humanity manages genuinely to surprise itself. Events to which we had previously assigned zero probability push us into what the ancient Greeks referred to as <i>aporia</i>: …

Economics

The best parts of the new No Man’s Sky outweigh the bad ones

Taking in all of what the new game has to offer<p>Polygon’s Tara Long put more than 250 hours into <i>No Man’s Sky</i> before the <i>Next</i> update launched this Tuesday. Here, she breaks down what it is in the new game that really caught her attention. And it’s much more than just the new third-person perspective …

No Man's Sky

8 Unexpected but Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Life Hacks

Believe it or not, this is one extremely useful chemical to have around the house. You probably did not know it had such a versatile scope of …

Cleaning

Last week in tech: Google's AI gets chatty and Nerf has new laser tag blasters

Hello, yes, this is robot speaking.<p>Humans have a complicated relationship with artificial intelligence, and it’s only getting more complex. Some worry that AI will replace us as the dominant species on the planet, while others envision the digital assistant as a panacea for the tedious tasks we …

12 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

Science-fiction literature has always been fertile ground for movies and television, with generations of screenwriters and directors finding …

Science Fiction

Cloudflare makes it harder for ISPs to track your web history

If you're privacy-minded, you probably aren't thrilled that governments seem hell-bent on giving internet providers free rein over your browsing data. Cloudflare just gave you a tool to fight back, however. It launched 1.1.1.1, a free Domain Name System service (the technology that translates IP …

Privacy

This Instagram Account Displays the Ugliest Homes in the World — and the Pictures Are Horrifying

Home decor is usually a matter of personal taste, but there are a few instances where "ugly" is undisputed.<p>Home decor is usually a matter of personal …

20 Best Science Fiction Books Of The Decade

After much mulling and culling, we've come up with our list of the twenty best books of the decade. The list is weighted towards science fiction, but …

Five Great Board Games for a Party of Two…or One

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

6 Sci-Fi Books You Need to Read ASAP

Not too long ago, if someone asked me if I liked sci-fi novels my immediate answer would be no. However, after reading the books on this list and …

The 23 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

It's cold outside and the holidays are here, which means it's the perfect time to curl up on the couch and watch a movie.<p>If you're looking for …

Weekend Rec: The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

The weekend is here!<p>Like many of you, I try to use the weekend to catch up on reading. Therefore, every week, I will feature a paperback or ebook …

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

Not a good year for humanity, but a great year for books<p>2017 was a hard year for a lot of people. With climate change, haywire politics, and tech companies running amok, there are lots of reasons to put the year in the rearview mirror. But through it all, a run of great books shined a light in the …

Assassin's Creed Origins Guides, Walkthroughs, And Tips

Assassin's Creed Origins shifts away from the series' action-adventure formula to that of an open-world action-RPG. With an abundance of quests and secrets to discover, the game is more complex than its predecessors in a lot of ways. To help you better equip yourself with the knowledge to survive …

Assassin's Creed Origins

Germany: Nazi victim memorial stones stolen in Berlin

German police have launched an investigation into the theft of a dozen Holocaust victim memorial stones in Berlin. A local politician said he …

Secondary school CCTV camera capture terrifying 'ghost' causing havoc in corridors in the dead of the night

A CCTV camera installed at a secondary school appears to have caught some spooky goings-on in the corridors late at night.<p>Deerpark CBS in Cork, in …

A brief history of how British politics became a house fire

For years the issue of Europe has been a faulty boiler in Britain's house, the gas leaking out slowly, waiting for someone stupid enough to light a …

The Onion just dropped a dizzying 700-page parody of Trump leaks

<i>The Onion</i>’s latest project is a massive multimedia undertaking: 700 pages of fake leaks from President Donald Trump’s White House, including a presidential daily briefing rendered in the style of an Applebee’s kids placemat and emails from Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump begging for permission to …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Countries that have tried socialism

While the Soviet Union might be the most prominent example, there are plenty of other countries that have toyed with the idea of socialism. Here's how they've fared.

A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess's Favorite Dystopias

Although he was an accomplished playwright, literary critic, and essayist, author Anthony Burgess—who was born 100 years ago today—is best known for …

An Indiscreet Look in the Moscow Metro

Israeli photographer Tomer Ifrah plunges us in the Moscow subway corridors and trains with his sharped and poetic indiscreet look. He catches the …

Understanding The Mysteries Of 'No Man's Sky' Makes The Game Feel Less Pointless

I thought I’d moved on from <i>No Man’s Sky</i> after reaching its disappointing ending, but today I wanted to discuss an aspect of the game that you hear almost nothing about, as players discuss all the features it lacks: the plot. Yes, <i>No Man’s Sky</i> actually does have a plot, or at least “lore,” which is …

A new PC mod fixes one of No Man's Sky's most frustrating traits

About 30 hours into No Man's Sky and I'm still loving it, even if its faults are beginning to pile up like a neat mound of Heridium. It's a soft, …

No Man’s Sky's underground treasures will make you rich

Grab your grenade launcher. It's time to go spelunking.<p>There's more to the planets of <i>No Man's Sky</i> than what you see on the surface. If you look carefully, you can find vast underground cave and tunnel networks, full of useful resources. In this guide, we'll tell you how to find them, teach you …

No Man’s Sky Guide: How to Get an Atlas Pass

It’s only been out for less than a day, but <b>No Man’s Sky</b> is already building a ton of buzz as players explore its vast universe. However, with an open …

Tips For Getting Started In No Man's Sky [Update]

The universe is too vast a place to explore without preparing yourself first. Here’s what you need to know to make the most out of <i>No Man’s Sky.</i><p>Take …