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Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Middle School

Islamic State issues anti-hacking guidelines after Anonymous threats

The extremist terrorist group Isil sent out a warning to members on how to protect from hackers like Anonymous<p>Radical terrorist group Isil, which has claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks, has issued guidelines to protect members from being hacked online.<p>The move followed a video …

Caliphates

Fallout 4: The Kotaku Review

In the late 20th century, people hoped that the new millennium would usher in an age of promise: hoverboards, flying cars, personal robots, and the …

Mad Max

Hello, it's me. On a flip-phone. Samsung unveils clamshell model

Possibly inspired by singer Adele (possibly not), Samsung is bringing a new flip-phone model to the market<p>We all owe Adele an apology. After the internet mercilessly took the piss out of the flip-phone she used in her video for Hello (a decision the director said was thought through – “it’s so …

Phones

Paris attacks: Terrorists could have used PlayStation4 to plot

American and French officials say the terrorists appeared to have been highly sophisticated in their planning and used encryption to stop their plot being discovered<p>Terrorists plotting the terror attacks could have exchanged encrypted messages on games consoles to hide their conspiracy, it has been …

All of the Star Wars Battlefront Guns, Vehicles, Power-Ups, and Star Cards Revealed

With just days to go before Star Wars Battlefront launches on November 17, EA has now published the full list of the sci-fi shooter's weapons, vehicles, power-ups, Star Cards, and more. These have been posted Battlefront's stat-tracking website, where you'll be able to track your progress once the …

Star Wars Battlefront

6 reasons you may want to buy a new smartphone in 2016

Should you buy a new smartphone next year? That depends on what it can do better than the one in your pocket now. And if Qualcomm has anything to say …

Scientists Explain Mystery Behind Sand Dune That Swallowed Boy

Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.<p><b>Decomposing trees, dilapidated houses, and other items buried over 70 years by a rapidly moving sand dune could be responsible for a sudden and mysterious hole that swallowed a six-year-old boy</b> …

How The Panama Canal Changed The Shape Of War

Or at least the shape of warships<p>One hundred years ago, the Panama Canal opened for the first time. A triumph of turn-of-the-century engineering, it connected Pacific and Atlantic, expanding the worlds of maritime commerce and re-writing the sea lanes of the Western Hemisphere.<p>But with the canal …

Military

How corpse brain scans help the living

The deceased are making a comeback by helping to improve imaging technology<p>For thousands of years, direct studies of the human brain required the dead. The main method of study was dissection, which needed, rather inconveniently for the owner, physical access to their brain. Despite occasional …

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An Unstoppable Killer: New Research Suggests Cancer Can't Be Eradicated

Since Richard Nixon declared war on cancer in 1971, the National Cancer Institute has poured some $90 billion into research and treatments. Yet a cure remains elusive. Experts have plenty of targets for blame, including a flawed emphasis on treatment over prevention, and Big Pharma betting on …

Players Build Working Hard Drive Inside Minecraft

It's a computer inside a computer game.<p>Over the hills, across the stone bridge, past the giant pony, around the lake of questionable test, and beyond the giant rainbow barrier sits a work of great artifice on a grey plain. Far larger than any single inhabitant of this virtual world, the contraption …

Minecraft

Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier

One thing many <i>Pokémon</i> fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries we could capture if we …

Pokémon

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is incinerating thousands of local birds

A common sight in the sky above the world's largest solar thermal power plant is a "streamer," a small plume of smoke that occurs without warning. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the source of the smoke is a bird that has inadvertently strayed into the white-hot heat above the plant's many …

Sony's Boring PS4 Is Winning The Console War Despite More Exciting Competition

Sony's rather boring new-gen video game console, the PlayStation 4, has sold through over 10 million units to consumers.<p>This makes it the leader in the new-gen console race, which may come as a surprise to readers. After all, the competition has much more exciting and innovative video game consoles …

Looking Ahead To Windows 9

A preview of Windows 9 will be made available in either September or October, according to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. That timeline keeps ‘Threshold’ — Windows 9’s codename — out into the public market as a finished product likely in early 2015.<p>The Windows 8 era isn’t merely closing, it’s racing to an …

China Sending Ships to Indian Ocean Search Site

China is sending several ships to the southern Indian Ocean to join the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after satellite imagery detected two objects in the remote waters, official state media said Friday.<p>State broadcaster CCTV said the ships were being diverted from search duties farther …

Indian Ocean

The Elder Scrolls Online's Grouping Problem

It's fun...when the game encourages it.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>I was ready to die. Not one but two dwarven spiders blocked my way in the dark tunnel, and I …

How to turn scar tissue into beating heart cells - Futurity

Scientists have turned scar tissue cells into colonies of beating heart cells, a finding that could lead to regenerating tissue damaged by a heart …

We're one step closer to nuclear fusion energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Transformer Pad TF502T appears on ASUS' website, launching soon?

After a couple of months of rumors it looks like ASUS has made the Transformer Pad TF502T official by publishing a product page for the tablet on its Taiwanese website. Sadly, the new device seems to be just a repackaging of the TF600T, which ran Windows RT, but now with Android. The original …

Mobile Technology

JUMP is a Portable Battery that Charges Itself after your Smartphone

Keeping the batteries in your smartphone and tablet topped up throughout the day can be tough. Instead of strapping on a bulky case or carrying an external power brick the size of a small tank, Native Union is offering a smart, pocket-sized charging cable and portable battery called JUMP on …

Xbox One vs PS4 in 2014: Which Has the Best Games? – Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs

The dust has settled on the launch of PS4 and Xbox One, and after mediocre launch lineups for both consoles it’s time to take a look at what’s coming …

5 Reasons True Gamers Hate Fanboys - COGconnected

January 10, 2014<p>Share This<p>They are the inescapable scourge of every video game website and forum on the planet… fanboys. Have an opinion? They will …

Snakebyte Vyper Adds Home Theatre Features To An Android Game Console And Tablet

Many companies are betting that people want some kind of Android-based gaming solution in their living room, from Ouya to GameStick to Nvidia. One new initiative along those lines debuted at CES 2014 called the Snakebyte Vyper. The Vyper is from a German startup, and the company is bringing the …