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Despite Volume's male hero, it still aims to challenge the notion of masculinity and heroism

A screenshot of a female character against a geometry laden backdrop shows what Mike Bithell's Volume could have looked like had the indie developer continued developing the game with a female protagonist.<p>But for former Bossa Studios lead, there are other ways of challenging the masculine heroism …

What would happen if Earth stopped spinning?

Our planet's rotation goes almost unnoticed in our day-to-day lives, but what would happen if it stopped spinning altogether? Or span in the opposite direction?<p>Earth rotates at around 1,670 km/h, but how important is this rotation to our lives? If this stopped suddenly the effects would be …

There Are 177,147 Ways To Tie A Tie

Thanks, math!<p>Mikael Vejdemo-Johansson, a mathematician in Stockholm, recently led a small team on a quest to discern how many tie knots are possible. Their results, uploaded to arXiv, say there are 177,147 different ways to tie the knot of a necktie. That is 177,062 more ways than were found in …

Choose Your Robotic Pokémon Starter

by Eternal Enigma Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 03:52 PM<p>I choose you, Bulbabot.<p>by Warrior Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 03:54 PM<p>Whoa.... that looks …

PrioVR returns to Kickstarter, gets funded in a day

<b>The PrioVR real-time motion-capture gaming suit has blitzed its new Kickstarter campaign after just a few days.</b><p>After an unsuccessful Kickstarter …

Remote Control Nerf-Firing Robots Are the Answer To Every Kid's Dream

Robots and Nerf, two toys that are the staple of every child's messy bedroom floor, are finally coming together in what could be one of the best (and …

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Artificial muscles at MIT

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Oculus launches publishing arm to lure game developers to virtual reality

Oculus VR recently raised $75 million in funding to build a new, ambitious virtual reality headset, but the company is also focusing on the other side of the equation: the games. Today, Oculus announced a new publishing arm in order to entice developers to build new games for the platform. Leading …

Intel planning future 18-core processor: report

Intel is reportedly planning an 18-core version of its next-generation server and workstation processors, and is also working on ultra-low-Wattage …

What The Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Most Likely Look Like [Image]

We’ve seen a plethora of leaked information that speculates on the potential technical specifications of the future Samsung flagship device, as well …

Google Wants to Make Your Internet Connection 1,000 Times Faster

Google is working on data transfer speeds that would make its Google Fiber service seem like dial-up in comparison.<p>The company’s chief financial officer, Patrick Pichette, announced that Google was working on speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second — far faster than the 1 gigabit per second offered …

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LG Announces KitKat-Powered L Series III Smartphones

LG is again the first smartphone-maker to get out of the blocks ahead of Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s biggest annual event, in Spain later this month. Fresh from announcing the G Pro 2 last week, the Korean firm has unveiled the third generation of its affordable L Series range.<p>The …