Nicholas Lopez

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15 must-read sci-fi, fantasy, and horror books for the summer

Fantasy

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: hardware

I recently decided it was time to get a proper desktop computer. I needed it predominantly for work, but I wanted it to be powerful enough to play the latest games in 1080p without worrying about stuttering or terrible frame rates.<p>The new Mac lineup didn’t offer a perfect fit — the Retina 5K iMac …

Computer Hardware

Smart Pipe: a design fiction from the Internet of Things dystopia

11 minutes seems like a long ask for a gag video about an Internet-of-Things toilet-analyzer, but man, is it worth it.<p>The longer this runs, the more …

21 TV shows worth binge-watching

Which television series is so good it's worth binge-watching from beginning to end?<p>This question was posed over the weekend on the social networking website Reddit, where community members can solicit feedback from others on topics of their choosing. Judging from the responses, it seems that a …

Hayao Miyazaki isn't making features but is at work on manga

Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki will accept an honorary Oscar on Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Miyazaki, 73, who won a competitive Oscar for his 2002 animated fantasy "Spirited Away," announced his retirement from directing last year.<p>In an …

Taking apart Google's modular smartphone

What do you want to know about Project Ara? Does a modular smartphone actually work? Yes. Is it very different from Android phones? In a basic how-a-phone-all-works, yes indeed. Paul Eremenko, Technical Project Lead on Google's modular phone project just called in at Expand NY, and he brought along …