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TGS 2014: Vita Invokes the Old-School in Tales of Hearts R

A JRPG bringing you back to simpler – and maybe even better – time.<p>PlayStation Vita has a glut of games. A glut of <i>great</i> games, in fact. And as a …

Minecraft on the PS Vita Seems Like... Well... Minecraft

<i>Minecraft</i> for the Vita is mostly what you would expect – It's <i>Minecraft</i>… But it's in your hand.<p>A demo of <i>Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition</i> has been …

A Philippine Volcano May Be About to Blow and 12,000 Have Been Evacuated

An ominous glow from the Philippines’ most active volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 12,000 people from its surrounding areas.<p>There …

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Panasonic Announces An Epic Cameraphone

Meet the Panasonic DMC-CM1 cameraphone. Inside is a massive image sensor on par with top-tier pocket cameras, yet the whole package is still rather svelte. With the DMC-CM1 Panasonic is returning to the smartphone market in an important way.<p>Two years ago Panasonic pulled the plug on its smartphones …

Lockheed Martin's 360-degree laser turret gets cleared for take-off

Lockheed Martin has an affinity for lasers -- that much is apparent. Not satisfied with simply having ground-based energy weapons, though, the outfit has recently tested its airplane-mounted death ray over the skies of America's High Five, Michigan. The Aero-optic Beam Control (or ABC, as its …

Misfit releases lower-priced version of its flagship Shine health wearable

Health wearables company Misfit has released a second fitness- and sleep-monitoring wrist wearable, the “Flash,” a lower-priced version of its flagship Shine health wearable.<p>The new device has the same shape and functionality of the Shine but is housed in a “durable soft touch plastic” instead of …

APOD: Zodiacal Light before Dawn (2014 Sep 11) Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140911.html Explanation: You might not guess it, but sunrise was still hours away when this nightscape was taken, a view along the eastern horizon from a remote location in Chile's Atacama desert. Stretching high into the otherwise dark, starry sky the unusually bright conical glow is sunlight though, scattered by dust along the solar system's ecliptic plane . Known as Zodiacal light, the apparition is also nicknamed the "false dawn". Near center, bright star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster seem immersed in the Zodiacal light, with Orion toward the right edge of the frame. Reddish emission from NGC 1499, the California Nebula, can also be seen through the tinge of airglow along the horizon. Sliding your cursor over the picture (or following this link) will label the sky over this future site of the Giant Magellan Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory. http://www.lco.cl/ http://carnegiescience.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140911 #APOD

NASA planning to send billions of laser pulses from space to create 3-D map of Earth’s forests

<b>(NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)</b><p>A trio of lasers will be sent down from the International Space Station to discover more about the carbon cycle<p>Sarah Gray<p>September 10, 2014 9:27pm (UTC)<p>NASA is building a laser-based contraption for the International Space Station, whose mission is to create a …

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is a mature, 'true remaster' of the original game

<i>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD</i> will explore a more mature direction for the franchise and is Square Enix's effort to create "something for adults," producer Hajime Tabata told Polygon at PAX Prime 2014.<p><i>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD</i> is a remake for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One of the PSP game released in Japan in …

Best Buy Selling LG G Watch With A $50 Discount

Not too long ago, LG announced its premium LG G Watch R featuring a circular design with Android Wear as its operating system. The smartwatch is not …

Asus says it will unveil the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch yet on Wednesday

The ZenWatch will reportedly sell for under $199<p>Asus says that it's built the best-looking Android Wear smartwatch to date and that it plans to fully unveil it just two days from now, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency. Called the ZenWatch, this will be Asus' first Android Wear smartwatch, …

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Mega Man Network Review

As you can see by the screenshot above, <i>Gunvolt</i>'s graphical work is impressive, even for a powerhouse like the Nintendo 3DS. Every sprite is full of …

Where old school meets new school in Mighty No.9

When development studio Comcept USA set out to make the spiritual successor to side-scrolling platformer Mega Man, it faced a challenge: How could it make an old school-feeling game that reminded people of Mega Man without making it feel outdated and irrelevant?<p>The answer, according to studio lead …

Foldit Video Gamers Join the Fight Against Ebola Virus

Several vaccines are already in the pipeline to counter the devastating threat posed by the Ebola virus in Africa, but game players are using a collaborative puzzle program called Foldit to help look for new treatments. The online game, which was created by University of Washington researchers in …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Genetics

Birth control of the future could be activated with a wireless remote

<b>Blue toned close up microchip shot with shallow depth of field (Shawn Hempel/Shutterstock)</b><p>The device, developed by MicroCHIP, can last up to 16 years<p>Sarah Gray<p>July 7, 2014 5:10pm (UTC)<p>The company MicroCHIP, based in Massachusetts, is developing a rather futuristic form of contraception: a microchip …

Play the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text adventure

<b>To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy text-based adventure game, the BBC has released an online version, playable</b> …

Comic Books

Screws Made From Silk Could Be Used In Surgical Implants

Home-spun medicine<p>We've mentioned this before, but one of the coolest candidates for Material of the Future is silk. It's insanely tough, and in the human body, doesn't put the same strain on tissue that metal does. It can also harmlessly degrade in the body over time, which it makes it handy for …

Medical Technology

Jumbo Black Hole's Dizzying Spin Twists Space

A rapidly spinning black hole points to smooth formation of early galaxies.<p>A monster black hole rotates at roughly half the speed of light, astronomers reported on Wednesday, twisting space as it turns. (Read "Star Eater" in <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.)<p>Most galaxies, including our own spiral Milky …

Tips And Hacks To Get Better Z's

Because everyone can use a little advice<p>Ready to sleep like a baby and start feeling well-rested? We've got you covered.<p>For the most important things anyone can do for improved shuteye, we contacted Bernie Miller, supervisor at the Sleep Disorders Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. But because …

Sleep

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

Child of Light's Deluxe Edition Includes PS3/PS4 Cross-Buy Option

Also, check out its new co-op trailer.<p>Ubisoft has revealed the physical deluxe edition of its forthcoming turn-based RPG Child of Light, now …

AT&T to offer LG G Flex for preorder on January 24

AT&T announced Monday that the LG G Flex will be available for preorder starting January 24, a week before the curved and flexible handset goes on sale at Sprint stores.<p>Customers will be able to purchase the G Flex for $299.99 with a two-year service contract, or make monthly payments on 12- or …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

Introducing the Most Serious Looking Rubber Band Gun You've Ever Seen

Long gone are the days of shooting stretchy rubber bands from the crook of your hand, obviously. Ukrainian designer Alexander Shpetniy has created a …