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Playsimo online game portal hits Mexico, inviting international companies to enter the $1.2B market

Gaming in Mexico is huge, and a new online game portal launched today will help international companies grab a piece of the action.<p>Playsimo is a free-to-play online game distribution and content platform created by UOL BoaCompra, the largest online games company in Latin America, and Televisa, the …

This Twisting Skyscraper Is Terrifyingly Clever

There's a moment you reach in every Jenga game, when the weight of an entire tower balances precariously on a single middle block. A moment where …

Skyscrapers

Care-O-bot 4 is a multi-purpose robot launching later this year

Robots are the next big thing, and we’ve seen more than a few examples in the recent past. There’s the Personal Robot, for example, and there’s the …

Drones That Can Suck Up Water Hunt Oil Leaks, Invasive Species - MIT Technology Review

Drones carrying cameras or infrared sensors have already found favor with farmers, police forces, and extreme sports enthusiasts. Now engineers are …

Computer Science

20 Seconds of Hand Washing Could Save Your Life - Consumer Reports

Medical experts have known for more than 100 years that hand­ washing prevents infection from spreading. We also know that promoting good hand …

Tom Brady says he did not alter game balls before AFC Championship

Tom Brady explained his pregame routine Thursday, and insisted that he did not alter or ask that balls be deflated before the AFC Championship.<p>Tom Brady told media Thursday afternoon that he did not alter the footballs in any way during the AFC Championship against the Indianapolis Colts, nor did …

“Angry Birds” Developer Rovio Branching Out To Young Adult Novels

Despite challenges, Rovio continues to expand its business horizons.<p>Rovio, developer of the <i>Angry Birds</i> franchise, is swapping egg-pinching pigs for teen angst with its latest venture: a series of pirate-themed novels that the Finnish company will publish by early next year.<p>Rovio describes the <i>Storm</i> …

They're Building a 4,400-Mile Railway from Moscow to Beijing

It will take 10 years and cost $242 Billion.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p>China is no stranger to mind-bogglingly big construction projects, so why not build a railroad across the length of Asia? On Thursday the Chinese government confirmed its plan to build a 7,000-kilometer (4,350 mile) high-speed rail line to …

China

Regret apps: The undo button for instant messaging

<b>How many times have you messaged someone on the spur of the moment only to wish you could take it back seconds later?</b><p>Well, as they say… there's an app for that.<p>US-based company Strings has launched an instant messaging app that lets you "share what you want with who you want and take it back, if …