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Streamer Transforms Super Mario World Into A Whole Other Game Just By Playing

Using an exploit allowing him to write processor instructions to Super Nintendo system memory,speedrunner and <i>Minecraft</i> builder extraordinaire …

MIT develops a smarter web browser that loads pages 34% faster

Scientists think they've pwned your browser experience.<p>We live online and literally spend hours a day in web browsers, and a good chunk of that …

9 restaurants hard to get into | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Better hope your favorite restaurant never becomes lauded as one of the "world's best." The second that happens, chances are you'll never get a table again.<p>Indeed, of late, some eateries have become harder to get into than an Ivy League college. Here's a look at some of the world's toughest …

Countless Meticulously-Stippled Dots Form Fantastical Drawings

Los Angeles-based artist Kyle Leonard (aka K.A.L) creates meticulously-detailed drawings with the help of extremely fine-tipped pens. The realistic style is made up of countless tiny dots, which together create a smooth and expertly-blended appearance. “Pointillism is my method of madness,” Leonard …

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Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

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This new nuclear-armed US bomb may be the most dangerous weapon in America's arsenal

The new bomb is the B61-12. On its surface, the bomb does not appear to be as dangerous as other weapons in the US arsenal. Although the B61-12 is nuclear-armed, it has a yield of 50 kilotons — tiny compared to the largest nuclear bomb that the US possesses, which has a yield of 1,200 kilotons.<p>But …

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How 4 Designers Built A Game With 18.4 Quintillion Unique Planets

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is an impossibly large game. You take on the role of a space explorer flying around a universe that’s filled with 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 unique planets, each possessing their own terrain, animals, and plant life. As Polygon points out, if you were to spend just one second visiting …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The European Commission is ordering Google to make some big changes to the way it displays search results.</b> A charge sheet was sent to the search giant in April.<p><b>2. Apple could be developing an iPhone with no physical home button.</b> It could instead read fingerprints and presses made on the</b> …

Turning Dead People Into Materials

Once upon a time, human beings were biodegradable. But with modern-day corpses shot full of embalming chemicals before being sealed inside metal …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

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An Extremely Brief History of Military Submarines

Giant squids, blind crabs and effective atomic destruction all hide underneath the ocean. Far from prying eyes or satellites or reconnaissance planes, the depths of the sea are the most flexible space to effectively hide military power — though it took more than 100 years for the military to take …

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Nixon proposed today’s Affordable Care Act

<b>Movie still from "Our Nixon"</b><p>It’s easy to forget amidst all of the conservative handwringing that this is the kind of plan GOP has always wanted<p>Robert Reich<p>October 29, 2013 12:30pm (UTC)<p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says Republicans will seek to delay a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

Enter, Sandman: how lucid dreaming ‘can help you change yourself’

Thomas Peisel will teach you to reign over the witching hour<p>Maybe the vast majority of your recollected dreams involve public speaking in the nude, or repeatedly failing your college chemistry final. Or maybe you don’t recall having any dreams at all. According to Thomas Peisel, both scenarios are …

7 Reasons to Visit Hong Kong Now

Hong Kong has flourished for more than 150 years as a gateway between East and West. As one of the world’s most expensive, fast-paced, and elegant …

Hong Kong

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

An Artist’s Clever, Surrealistic Takes On Everyday Objects

“Unlikely, but not impossible.” This is how Swiss-born Italian artist Giuseppe Colarusso characterizes the items in his surreal photo manipulations of everyday objects. Titled <i>Improbabilita</i>, the series includes an orange equipped with a faucet nozzle, nuts and bolts served as if a meal on a ceramic …

Ultimate Burning Man packing list: 75+ items to bring to Black Rock City

<b>Note: This is an updated version (August 2017) of Ross Borden’s original article, with reader suggestions added. Feel free to contribute more</b> …

Burning Man

Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road

An entrepreneur as professionally careful as the Dread Pirate Roberts doesn’t trust instant messaging services. Forget phones or Skype. At one point during our eight-month preinterview courtship, I offer to meet him at an undisclosed location outside the United States. “Meeting in person is out of …

Can an audiophile find joy in a full-size $40 headphone?

I'm always on the lookout for great sounding products in all price ranges, so when an Audiophiliac reader suggested the almost too good to be true JVC HA-RX700 full-size headphones, I pulled the trigger. I'm glad I did, first the HA-RX700 doesn't look or feel like a cheap headphone. Better yet, it …

Ludicrous $1 million 'Saints Row IV' special edition includes Lamborghini, plastic surgery, and trip to space

Limited and "special" edition video games have long been a popular way to pump more money out of fans, but developer Deep Silver is now taking that concept to its ludicrous extreme. The company just announced a $1 million <i>Saints Row IV</i> "super dangerous wad wad edition," of which only one copy is …

Everything you know about drugs is wrong

<b>A DEA agent carries a bundle of marijuana. (AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Author Carl Hart says we focus too much on drugs’ dangers – and not enough on how racism affects drug policy<p>Tessie Swope Castillo<p>August 10, 2013 6:30pm (UTC)<p>It’s not every day you read a book that blows the lid off of everything you’ve …

IBM researchers get closer to brain-like computing

IBM (s ibm) researchers say they have whipped up a programming language, algorithms and applications to deploy on top of a computing system inspired …

Humans tame light, stop it from moving for a full minute

Beams of light are usually speeding along at around 186,000 miles per second, but for one minute, researchers in Germany brought some to a screeching halt. Using a crystal frozen to temperatures below negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit, a research team managed to hold light in place for a full minute …

Lab Grown Retinal Cells Implanted Into Blind Mice - And They Work

What if we could reverse degenerative forms of blindness with but an injection of new cells? Stem cell therapies—still promising, if not particularly …

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of neural activity in the human brain, and the numbers are …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Undiscovered Asia: The 5 Places to Go Next

Asia has attracted travelers for centuries. From backpackers to businessmen, luxury seekers to religious pilgrims, this is a continent so vast and …

Undiscovered

Mark Zuckerberg Has A 27-Year Plan For Adding Another 5 Billion Users On Facebook

It should not have.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg has, refreshingly, spoken in plain English about exactly how Facebook's revenue will grow, and where its new users will come from, for months now. The company has been very clear that its user base is switching from desktop to mobile, and that is where growth …

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