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The "deepest ever" image of a group of galaxies - "Pandora's Cluster" - has been captured by the Hubble Space Telescope http://bbc.in/1lQ1DIL The blue arcs in the picture are distant galaxies as they appeared 12 billion years ago - not long after the Big Bang. The image was unveiled at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington DC. Photo courtesy of Nasa, Esa, HFF.

Mouth-Watering Bugatti

The Bugatti Gangloff is like the chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting of the luxury supercar world… self indulgent… decadent… sexy… …

Lost in the Multiplex - lostinthemultiplex.com

Lost in the Multiplex is here to bring you independent reviews of both newly released and classic films. Instead of obsessing over the latest trends …

Animation

Cambodia off the beaten track

Mention you're going to Cambodia and chances are you'll end up comparing notes on the glorious temples of Angkor, among the most awe-inspiring - indeed, mind-blowing - monuments ever conceived by the human mind. It is hardly surprising that so many travellers from around the globe dream of gazing …

The Towering Medieval Hotel

Fun Show Last Night!<p>Last night’s show was a lot of fun. Be sure to check out Kate Russell from the BBC, Thomas Hawk, Brian Matiash, Don the Snowflake …

Top 5 tropical islands

Coconut palms and aquamarine waters are only the beginning – <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine takes you to five very different island escapes, from diving adventures to luxury on a lagoon.<p>The Seychelles: the one for pristine beaches<p>The beaches of the Seychelles really do live up to the superlatives …

Snorkelling

RISE:2013 highlights: Kinect rehab, Lego lobsters, 3D printed tech and more

We were excited and honored when the administration at Northeastern University asked us to help judge its RISE:2013 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. The event, held at the physical education center on the school's Boston campus, brings together an incredibly diverse array of research …

Hyperkin Retron 5 plays the cartridges of nine classic consoles (video)

Hyperkin has developed a reputation for modern takes on legendary game consoles that are often better than the real thing. If true, its just-unveiled Retron 5 is a nostalgia singularity. The hardware emulator can use its namesake five cartridge slots to play original games from no less than nine …

GameStick dev unit found at GDC 2013, we go eyes-on

GameStick is here ... er, sort of. The development units are at least here at GDC 2013, quietly hanging out behind a nondescript computer monitor running a few Android games paired with a Nyko wireless controller. That's right, it wasn't running with the proprietary GameStick controller, but a …

PlayStation 4's Blu-ray drive is 3x as fast as PS3's, PSN friends list cap raised, and other tidbits from Sony's GDC panel

The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller can be charged even while the PlayStation 4 is turned off. The PlayStation 4's new Eye motion camera has a tilt sensor so it can tell players when its facing the wrong direction or if it's fallen off your TV stand. The PlayStation 4's Blu-ray disc …

Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)

As if there weren't enough <i>real</i> jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Virginia Tech have created Cryo -- an eight-armed autonomous robot that mimics jelly movement with the help of a flexible silicone hat. The man-sized jellybot altogether dwarfs previous efforts, hence the …

New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours

Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating the trip wasn't an issue of newer technology or more powerful engines, necessarily, but of better math …

Best games consoles: Sega Mega Drive/Genesis – when games consoles finally became cool

The Sega Mega Drive (or Sega Genesis if you lived in North America) isn’t one of the highest selling consoles of all time, but it is easily one of …

The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on

It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers. Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available until June, but around 50,000 lucky folks who pledged over $99 to OUYA's massively successful campaign …

Ouya Console Up For Pre-order In The UK

If you didn’t manage to order one of the new Ouya Consoles when it was on Kickstarter, the device is now available to pre-order in the UK from …

GameStop execs expect PS4 launch demand to 'far outpace' supply

Sony's PS4 is still months away, but a key game retailer is already seeing pent-up demand for the next-generation console that's likely to far exceed …

Wii U

DOS emulator brings Raspberry Pi back to the '90s for Doom LAN parties

Who can forget the first time they obliterated their buddy with a BFG9000 during a spirited Doom game? Raspberry Pi coder <i>Pate</i> wants to resurrect those good times with an rpix86 DOS emulator that opens up the world of retro PC games like the aforementioned FPS pioneer along with Duke Nukem 3D, Jill …

BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds

Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just as much attention for the work they're doing with robotics. After crafting a machine last year that …

Unreal Engine 4 Not Meant For Nintendo Wii U, Epic Says

After a shellshocked welcome from the industry at large for an Unreal Engine 4 which promises some of the prettiest space marines yet rendered, Epic …

Best video game easter eggs

By Michael Sawh<p>Video game easter eggs quite simply are game developers having a bit fun. Here's our pick of the best in-game jokes that we had to …

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Yellowstone National Park

OMG, I Want This House: South Africa (PHOTOS)

South African Paradise<p>OMG, I Want This House: South Africa (PHOTOS)<p>From a courtyard garden to a sleek modern kitchen, see the South African beach …

Railroad romance: taking the train from Vancouver to San Francisco

“You came on the train?”<p>The way the taxi driver spoke these words suggested I might, equally, claim to have arrived in San Francisco on a …