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The Dream of Cross-Platform Play vs the Reality

Why the hurdles facing cross-platform gaming may be too great...<p>I'll never forget when I was a bright-eyed young gamer and home consoles were …

NASA scientists say an artificial magnetic shield could rebuild Mars' atmosphere

A team of scientists led by Dr. Jim Green, Director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division, recently suggested creating an artificial magnetosphere …

Magnetism

NASA Joins Twitter Users To Name Those Newly Discovered Planets. The Inevitable Happens.

Planet McPlanetface, anyone?<p>Let’s face it. It was <i>always</i> going to happen.<p>When Twitter users including NASA lightheartedly began suggesting names for seven newly discovered planets, Planet McPlanetface immediately became one of the favorites.<p>Remember Boaty McBoatface? (The moniker that people voted …

Twitter

What ISIS Fighters Think of Trump

The president has given terrorist groups a propaganda victory beyond their wildest dreams.<p>Nine days after 9/11, George W. Bush declared during an address to a joint session of Congress that every nation now “has a decision to make,” that “either you are with us or with the terrorists.” Jihadists …

Streamer completes every NES game ever made

In May 2014, Piotr Delgado "The Mexican Runner" Kusielczuk wanted a new challenge. His <i>Super Castlevania IV</i> speed runs were leaving him burned out and he wanted to tackle something different for the entertainment of his Twitch followers. Friends suggested that instead of completing NES games as fast …

McMaster Has the Islamophobes Worried. Good.

Trump’s new national security adviser can be a powerful counterweight to the baleful influence of Steve Bannon.<p>When America’s most influential Islamophobes are upset, you know the president made a good choice. “Score one [for] the swamp,” whined Robert Spencer upon hearing the news that Donald …

Everything You Need to Know About Horizon Zero Dawn

Launching exclusively on PlayStation 4 on February 28.<p>Sony is positioning Horizon Zero Dawn to be the next big exclusive IP for PlayStation. Judging …

Natural 'Firefall' phenomenon captured in wild photographs

Each year in February, if the conditions are just right, Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Fall will glow bright orange for a phenomenon fans call …

America's Wireless Unlimited Plans Are Not Unlimited & Not Cheap.

America's communications customers are being conned on so many levels it is hard to know where to start. According to Digital Fuel Monitor, other countries have figured out how to deliver unlimited wireless services for just 16-30 EUR. (One Euro is now $1.07 US dollars.)<p>And even funnier, Verizon …

Telecoms

Forget What You've Learned - Scientists Just Created a Stable Helium Compound

The new frontier of chemistry.<p>If you remember your high school chemistry, you'll know that helium is a bit of an oddball. This noble gas is the least …

Astronomers Have Spotted a Black Hole So Ravenous, It's Pushing The Limits of Physics

The Universe's hungriest black hole.<p>Astronomers have discovered a giant black hole that's so hungry, it's been gorging on a star for more than a …

There's Not Much Honor in the 'For Honor' Beta

The game looks like it's going to push some buttons.<p>Ubisoft’s <i>For Honor</i> held a closed beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this past weekend, …

You can now point your phone at Japanese text and get an instant translation

Google's Word Lens is a smartphone app that lets you point your camera at text and get an instant translation on-screen. That's nifty enough as it is …

Classic FM to air 'world's first' dedicated video game music show

Everybody's Gone To The Rapture composer Jessica Curry will host the series.<p>Classic FM has announced that it will air its first radio show dedicated …

These Christian memes for Jesus are especially dank

On social news site Reddit, there’s a particular strain of Christan memes that are becoming increasingly popular—and they’re not the type of posts …

Scientists turn nuclear waste into diamond batteries that’ll last for thousands of years

Nuclear energy is carbon free, which makes it an attractive and practical alternative to fossil fuels, as it doesn’t contribute to global warming. We …

Energy

NASA Admits It Needs Help Figuring Out What to Do With Astronaut Poop

Well, this is awkward.<p>Going to the toilet in space isn't easy at the best of times. You're in close quarters, there's little to no gravity, and once …

Controversial game 'No Man's Sky' is getting its first major update — and it's bringing major changes

Expectations for "No Man's Sky" had been building for years. The game promised endless space exploration — hop in a ship and jet from planet to planet at your leisure. Go on an alien safari! Collect materials!<p>But when the game was introduced in August, some people thought that their expectations …

No Man's Sky

Remarkable theory says there's no gravity, no dark matter, and Einstein was wrong

Gravity is something all of us are familiar with from our first childhood experiences. You drop something - it falls. And the way physicists have …

Dark Matter

Cozmo the AI robot gets even more powerful

Cozmo is an AI robot that learns about you over time. Powered by a so-called emotion engine, Cozmo recognizes faces and responds to external stimuli in order to develop its personality.<p>The palm-sized robot can play games and has facial recognition -- but that's just the start. Developed by Anki, …

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New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

According to Erik Verlinde, there is no need to add a mysterious dark matter particle to the theory. In a new paper, which appeared today on the …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …

Sleep

How to Become a Search Ninja: Harnessing the True Power of Google - Part 1

Can't find that ever-elusive result you've been searching for? Tired of thinking there's no way to find a result without wading through …

SEO

Star Wars: 70,000+ sign petition for Old Republic era series on Netflix

<i>Star Wars</i> fans have taken the philosophy that if you want something, you may as well just ask for it.<p>Which is presumably the thinking behind a …

Boss Baby: Alec Baldwin is a tiny businessman in first trailer

Alec Baldwin has been making headlines (and annoying Donald Trump) with his <i>Saturday Night Live</i> impression of the Republican presidential candidate, …

Kylo Ren reacts to the final Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer

We saw his thoughts on the first trailer for <b>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</b>, and now Kylo Ren has given his reaction to last week’s final trailer, …

Keegan-Michael Key forecasts the country's grim, grim future.

We’re just three weeks from Election Day, and just in case anyone was starting to feel complacent about preventing the rise of Supreme Leader Trump, …

Battlefield 1 Does Something Very Cool With a Bird [SPOILERS]

<i>This post contains some Battlefield 1 single-player spoilers</i><p>With Battlefield 1's Play First Trial now available on Xbox One and PC, it's been discovered that one of the single-player campaign chapters lets you play as a pigeon for a brief moment.<p>This happens in the tank-centric "Through Mud and …

Battlefield 1

Microsoft: 'Apple can no more secure your iPhone than Google can secure Android'

Given the recent discovery of the Trident malware for iPhones, Microsoft thinks it's time businesses rethought their unwavering trust in iOS as a …