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This prosthetic hand sees what's in front of it

A prosthetic hand uses a mounted camera to "see" objects and speed up the reaction times to sync with the wearer.<p>Mind-controlled robotics look like the future of prosthetics -- but what if your prosthetic limb has a mind of its own?<p>A team of researchers at Newcastle University has developed a hand …

Newcastle University

18 Things You Never Knew About 'The Avengers'

"The Avengers" changed everything.<p>Its several-movies-in-the-making team-up of Earth's Mightiest Heroes inspired every studio with similar IP to combine their various characters all under one roof; some of these movies were successful ("X-Men: Days of Future Past") while others were "Batman v …

Marvel Universe

A food scientist explains how Doritos are engineered to be the perfect snack

Doritos are one of the most successful snack foods ever, with a market-leading $1.5 billion in annual sales in the US.<p>The brand incited controversy recently when its parent company's CEO, Indra Nooyi, made comments that implied it planned to develop snacks just for women. Still, the chips' salty, …

Food

Most Iconic Video Game Sound Effects Of All Time

Video games are often remembered for the things you do in them, the areas you explore, and the sights you see, but imagine what they’d be like …

Skin Cancer Can Be Detected Just By Using Your Smartphone

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world and often the easiest to contract with thanks to the sun. However, scientists have now …

Cancer

Feature: 2017 Is an Insane Year for Japanese Games on PS4

Japan seems to be going from strength to strength when it comes to making PlayStation 4 games. The country had a solid 2016, pumping out notable …

The Most Oscar-Nominated Person Alive Is Not An Actor Or Director

Who’s your favorite film composer? Well if your favorite film composer isn’t John Williams, then chances are your favorite film composer’s favorite film composer is.<p>Legendary movie maestro John Williams, born on Feb. 8, 1932 in Queens, NY, turns 85 today. The critically acclaimed American conductor …

Movies

Best PS4 Games: From shooters to puzzles, these are the ones you need for your new console

So, you just got a new Playstation 4 or Playstation 4 Pro? Congratulations! Now that Sony's latest console has been out for a few years, you have an …

Dishonored 2’s New Game Plus Is Really Good

I finished <i>Dishonored 2</i> last weekend and immediately jumped into a New Game Plus. Turns out it’s a fantastic, downright essential addition to the game.<p>…

The Best 'Star Wars' Video Games to Play Right Now

If you're craving some galactic experience, jump into these classics.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> universe has been a part of the gaming industry ever since <i>Star</i> …

When JRR Tolkien bet CS Lewis: the wager that gave birth to The Lord of the Rings

Eighty years ago JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis dared each other to write a sci-fi novel. It was a challenge that would lead to the creation of The Lord of the Rings<p>Once upon a time two friends made a wager. "Tollers," one said to the other, "there is too little of what we really like in stories. I am …

Literature

The 12 best games ever made for the PlayStation 2, the best-selling video game console of all time

The PlayStation 2 still holds the title of the best-selling video game console of all time, with over 150 million units sold in its lifetime.<p>It managed to stay in production for over a decade, from 2000 until 2013. We took a crack at the impossible task of whittling its massive library down to just …

RANKED: The 20 most beautiful PlayStation games ever made

But realism isn't everything — some of the most beautiful games ever released came out 10+ years ago, standing out instead for excellence in their overall art direction.<p>Since the world of gaming is wide and varied, we're just going to focus on PlayStation exclusive games for now, which was plenty …

Sharks, ravines and volleyballs – the most perilous one-actor movies ever made

New film The Shallows has Blake Lively’s surfer circled by a shark for 86 terrifying minutes. Scary. But is it more nerve-racking than Tom Hardy talking about concrete for an hour and a half?<p>The Shallows is an important film for a couple of reasons. First, it teaches us that nobody should ever go …

Jesus

Most Emotional Video Games Endings Of All Time

Even though they’re just pixels on a screen, video games have a way of tugging at our heartstrings. Developers know any good story needs to have some …

The "Harry Potter" Cast In The First Movie, Last Movie, And Now

They out here.<p><i>NOTE: Sadly, Richard Harris, Richard Griffith, and Alan Rickman are no longer with us. Because of that, they (and their characters) are not on this list, though they remain in our hearts forever.</i>

Film Industry

Top 5 Greatest Video Game That Everyone Hates

<b>The Consensus</b>: <i>“A bald Max Payne?!”, “It looks TOO different”, “Rockstar don’t know what they’re doing”</i><p><b>The Truth</b>: Like some outrageous news scandal …

9 foods that make you hungrier

Always hungry? You may be eating the wrong foods<p>You weren't all that hungry before your handful of chips or midday banana. But instead of tiding you over to your next meal, you are ravenous. What gives?<p>No nutrition scientist would ever make this analogy, but think of it like sex. If you're …

Nutrition

These Are Probably the Seven Best Video Games of 2016 So Far

The year's been okay for new video games so far, right? Right.<p>Why seven? No reason, really, beyond me not wanting to be here all day, telling you about very good video games I have played in the first half of 2016. Obviously, no one person can play all of the games, but I have made a genuine …

Time Travel

The best 14 games you can get for your PlayStation 4 right now

We're coming up on three years since the release of Sony's latest console, the PlayStation 4. Can you believe it?<p>If you're just hopping on the bandwagon, you're in luck: there's an incredible library of games to choose from. We've done the work of whittling that vast library down to just a slim …

George R.R. Martin asks Stephen King: How do you write so fast?

Bestselling authors George R.R. Martin and Stephen King treated Albuquerque, New Mexico fans to a deep-dive discussion last week, the video for which …

The best retro consoles to buy in 2017

So you want to play retro games - but where do you start? You look in your closet and there’s that moldering cardboard box of old games. Look! I …

7 Things Everyone Should Know About the Game Boy Advance

Get the gist, the skinny, the 411 on Nintendo's classic handheld console as it turns 15<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

From Mickey Mouse to the voice of God: brutal job of a video game voice actor

It’s the death rattles that really get Jack De Golia, a voice actor in Las Vegas who does video game characters.<p>“Blood-curdling screams, choking to death, then that final death rattle,” De Golia recalled. “There’s breathing exercises you can do to calm things down, but you need to know your limits …

Gaming Industry

A professional photographer makes Uncharted 4 even more beautiful

Everyone has raved about Uncharted 4. It is the best game in the series, the best game from Naughty Dog, the best game ever. Our very own Geoff …

How A Player With Disabilities Convinced Naughty Dog To Add More Accessibility Options To Uncharted 4

You might not have dug into <i>Uncharted 4</i>'s extensive set of accessibility features, but for fans with disabilities, they’re incredibly important. The …

Top 10 Video Games Sequels You Should Play Right Now

Originals can be nice, but sometimes the sequel, but there’s always room for improvement. Welcome to thegamefreakshow, and join us as we count down …

Top 10 Open World Games Of All Time

Rockstar has always been at the frontier of open-world games, hardening itself for an ambitious sojourn into the untamed Western expanse of 19th …

10 video games so good we didn't want them to end

When Keith Stuart finished the Uncharted series, he found the game and its characters had got under his skin. After spending years with Nathan Drake and his partner Elena, he found the game had had a huge effect on him.<p>Now they’re over. I’ve finished. And it sort of hurts. I realise that, as the …

Red Dead Redemption

Top 10 Video Games With Best Storylines Of All Time

Some play a video game for its rewarding and addictive gameplay. Others play video games to admire our technological gains and brag about how …