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Nintendo Unveils New Wii U Zelda Title, Hyrule Warriors

Nintendo has just announced a new game in the Zelda universe, one out in 2014 that combines the franchise with another very popular non-Nintendo series, it seems. The working title is “Hyrule Warriors,” and from the debut trailer it very obviously looks like an amalgam of The Legend of Zelda and …

Type Your Own Animated Movie With This Crazy Software

Inside this playful screenwriting software may hide the future of filmmaking: You simply write what you want to see, and that vision plays on screen.<p>Here’s how Hollywood works today: Somebody writes a script. And especially if it’s an animated feature–a piece that will take hundreds of Pixar …

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Batman: Arkham Origins Review

Batman has a long history of escaping from some of the deadliest, most elaborate traps a brilliant criminal mind can devise. In his bat-utility belt is a gadget to get him out of nearly any predicament. But in Batman: Arkham Origins, there's one trap Batman can't escape from: the trap of …

Zelda producer teases Majora's Mask/Link Between Worlds connection

The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma took to Nintendo's U.K. Facebook page this week for a Q&A about <i>A Link Between Worlds</i> and signed off with a tease that links the upcoming game with its 13-year-old predecessor.<p>Announced earlier this year, <i>A Link Between Worlds</i> is a Nintendo 3DS sequel to the …

Meet Looking Glass: The 2-D Tech That Could Crush 3-D Printing

It looks like a miniature shark is sitting in that clear cube. But it’s all an illusion–an illusion that could have a big future.<p>If you think 3-D printing will change the world, you probably imagine yourself printing objects that work, like organs and furniture. But today’s desktop printers are …

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Science trumps the Force to create a real-life lightsaber

In journalism, there's something called a lede, which is just another word for the main or most important part of your story. Normally you want to lay it out for the reader in the first sentence or two. Obviously, I'm hesitating here.<p>That's because I can't decide if it's more important that …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

PS4's The PlayRoom air hockey demo is actually kind of a blast

The PlayRoom, the pre-installed PS4 hardware tech demo that will be included with Sony's new console at launch, hides a surprisingly compelling game in its augmented reality trappings.<p>You've probably seen it in trailers and the like: It's a simple air hockey game played on a virtual field projected …

Six incredibly beautiful Live Wallpapers for your Android

Here's an easy way to keep your phone screen looking fresh and inviting: install a live wallpaper. Live wallpapers are animated and typically interactive backgrounds that provide ever-changing screens to keep your phone dynamic.<p>A longtime Android feature, live wallpapers can change once in awhile …

Return to YouTube's old way of buffering full videos

You may have noticed that when you are playing a YouTube video, it buffers only so much ahead of your current position. And should you pause the video, buffering stops altogether. The reason behind this lackluster form of buffering? YouTube's embrace of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (Dash), …

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Sony Reveals Great New PS4 Feature

Imagine you’re out in the world and you get a hankering to buy a game. It happens. In today’s practically neolithic society, you’re forced to remember what it is you wanted to buy, wait until you get home, turn the console on, wait for it to boot up, then buy the game. And that’s assuming you want …

Opinion: With the 2DS, Nintendo is fixing the wrong problem

Nintendo is trying frantically to fix the wrong problem.<p>With the announcement of its Nintendo 2DS, a 2D-only version of its 3D portable system, Nintendo has codified what it believes is the company's number one problem: price.<p>The 2DS will be $129.99, $40 cheaper than the normal 3DS. The price point …

Weird Science: Wormholes Make the Best Time Machines

If you're a science fiction nut like everyone here at SPACE.com, you most likely have already had an encounter or two with time travel. From Marty …

Scientists Say They've Confirmed A New Element

Scientists in Sweden say they have confirmed a new, super-heavy element that was first proposed by Russian scientists in 2004. The element with the atomic number 115 has yet to be named.<p>In a press release, Lund University says a group of international scientists led by physicists from Lund …

Tesla's Elon Musk goes 'Iron Man' with in-thin-air, gestural design process

As if a sexy electric car; a sideways-flying, reusable rocket ship; an 800 mph subway; and a Martian metropolis weren't enough, mad scientist Elon Musk now wants to build an "Iron Man" suit.<p>Well, not exactly.<p>But the film was apparently the inspiration for Musk's latest foray into science …

Invisibility cloak made from simple mirrors can stop time indefinitely - ExtremeTech

By on August 14, 2013 at 11:16 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at Northwestern …

Discovery of twisted graphene may finally make ultra-fast electronics possible - ExtremeTech

By on August 16, 2013 at 8:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The past decade has seen explosive …