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Minecraft and Markus 'Notch' Persson book out Nov 5, film to begin production this year

A full-length book about <i>Minecraft</i> and its creator titled <i>Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the Game that Changed Everything</i> will be published by Seven Stories Press on Nov. 5. Film rights to the book have been sold and film production will begin this year, the publisher …

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This Cat Did Not Figure Out How Mirrors Work

It's cute! But not a major step forward for feline cognition.<p>Earlier today, Gawker posted a video of a housecat looking at itself in a mirror, slowly raising one paw and looking with wonder at its own reflection. "Smart cat figures out how mirrors work," reads the headline. Let's delve very deeply …

FYI: What Would It Feel Like To Travel At Warp Speed?

It wouldn’t feel like much of anything.<p>If it were really possible to build a warp drive, using it wouldn't make you fly back into your seat as in a science-fiction movie. "Inside the spaceship, it would feel absolutely normal," says physicist Dave Goldberg of Drexel University. "You would be …

Redesigned material could lead to lighter, faster electronics

The same material that formed the first primitive transistors more than 60 years ago can be modified in a new way to advance future electronics, …

How to Build a Starship

PopMech designs a craft that can deliver passengers to a distant star. Launch date: 2112. Hop in.

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Ouya Launches June 4th: Can The $99 Video Game Console Capture The Casuals?

“As much as we appreciate the console’s clean interface and developer friendly environment,” writes Game Informer’s Matt Bertz, “if Ouya expects gamers to migrate to its platform, it needs to offer experiences we can’t get anywhere else. ”<p>That’s one of a number of problems the soon-to-launch …

Time Sink: Columbia Tourism And Gaming Photojournalism In 'BioShock Infinite'

I recently played through the opening 20 minutes of Irrational Games’ <i>BioShock Infinite</i>, but nearly 2 hours of real-world time ticked away. This protracted session wasn’t caused by protagonist Booker DeWitt dying, nor by any work distractions pulling me away from the PC. No, I simply couldn’t stop …