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Aonuma may have something to show about Zelda being more than a single-player experience next year

During a Nintendo Direct last year, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma spoke about changing the conventions of the series. One of these points concerned the …

Kill the News Feed and use Facebook like its 2005

Do you miss the old Facebook? The one without all those profile pic updates and Upworthy headlines?<p>Facebook may be the perfect communication tool, but the News Feed is a distraction machine — it zaps productivity and gives users little more than a lingering fear of missing out (FOMO).<p>If you’ve felt …

New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

Colloidal quantum dots sound like something that young Jedi might use for training in a starfighter flight simulator, but they're actually a new form of solid nanoparticles that could lead to the creation of cheaper, lighter, and more flexible solar cells.<p>The new material could also be used to make …

Nanotech

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

DNA Nanobots Enter Living Organism For First Time - Human Trials Within 5 Years?

In the coming decades, a radical upgrading of our body’s physical and mental systems, already underway, <b>will use nanobots to augment and ultimately</b> …

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions …

Pixelstick: Light Painting Evolved to Span Video and Photos

<i>Derick Rhodes is a footage content producer at Shutterstock. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Duncan Frazier has made impressive stunning timelapse footage, but when he and his business partner Stephen McGuigan (working together as …

The Top 11 Dungeons & Dragons Games of All-Time

Decades of epic adventuring.<p>Tolkien may have given contemporary fantasy gaming its good looks, but it was Gary Gygax's Dungeons & Dragons that gave …

Sci-Fi Horror Game Master Reboot Coming To PS3

by Aegon Targaryean Friday, January 31, 2014 at 06:10 PM<p>Interesting, never heard of this but I'll be checking it out most likely.<p>by MF SHOOB Friday, …

Mega Man board game kills it on Kickstarter

<b>Just a few short months after Mega Man's spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 became one of the highest ever funded Kickstarter games, a new Mega Man</b> …

Retrogaming

Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

Sure it’s not made of metal, nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn’t a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi development board that allows you to add Wi-Fi controls to Arduino projects, have used their tech …

Max Racing ITR

Research Says Parents And Kids Should Play Video Games Together

Two studies look at the benefits of intergenerational video game play. Both found that playing video games with your kids has a positive impact on adolescent development and long-term family outcomes.<p>Of course I like these studies. They validate what I’ve been writing about for a while.<p>A little …

Google Wants To Make Your Passwords Obsolete

<i>Update to add comment from Google on U2F technology.</i><p>If there’s one thing that decades of computer use have taught security experts, it’s that most of us are really bad at creating good passwords. After the recent data breach involving Adobe’s customer accounts, security researcher Jeremi Gosney …

Lumen Bluetooth smartbulb challenges Philips Hue to offer app-controlled home lighting

The smartbulb throne isn't exactly the most exciting one to occupy, but Philips Hue has its fair share of challengers, such as the freshly released Bluetooth-controlled Lumen. Similar to Hue, you can tweak not only the bulb's color, but also its intensity. In addition, several modes come baked into …

Bitcoin Companies and Entrepreneurs Can't Get Bank Accounts

In the first week of July, Jay Shore got bad news. U.S. Bank and Chase informed him they were closing the accounts for his company, Coinabul, a San Diego-based precious metals buyer that sells silver and gold for Bitcoin. They didn’t want to house his half-million dollars. Chase was mum on the …

Almost half the jobs Americans thought were safe will soon be done by robots

Computers have been an important part of many industries for decades already and have replaced humans in many jobs. But a new wave of technological development means that even positions that we once saw as immune to computerization are now under threat.<p>In 1930, as the Great Depression spread across …

Two-way street: electric cars of the future could give power back to the grid

The batteries inside EVs might pay dividends<p>On September 23rd, the city of Palo Alto, California decided to embrace the electric car. Inspired by one resident who fought to install a public charging station, the city council voted to mandate that every new single-family home be wired to support EV …

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Let's play God: The scientific experiments that might save the world (or destroy it...)

Two years ago this month, in a disused Norfolk airfield, a small group of scientists were preparing to undertake one of the more controversial …

Smart Highway on CNN - Daan Roosegaarde interviewed

Thorium backed as a 'future fuel'

<b>Nuclear scientists are being urged by the former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix to develop thorium as a new fuel.</b><p>Mr Blix says that the radioactive element may prove much safer in reactors than uranium.<p>It is also more difficult to use thorium for the production of nuclear weapons.<p>His comments will …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

Got a PC? You can play PlayStation 4 launch game Warframe now

<b>Updated 12:15 PST.</b><p>The free-to-play, third-person shooter Warframe will be a launch title for Sony’s PlayStation 4 on Nov. 15, but you can play it on PC now.<p>Publisher Bigpoint has helped release Warframe worldwide today. The title is still technically in open beta, but anyone can download the client …

Meet Coin, a startup creating a universal credit card

Advertisement<p>58 Comments<p>Credit: Coin<p>As the contactless payments technologies from Google Wallet(s goo) to Isis flounder, critics point to what now …