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Robots that can sweat and get goosebumps give us goosebumps

While most scientists are attempting to give robots facial expressions, a group from Japan's Kansai University is working on another aspect that makes them more human: physiological reactions. According to <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, Dr. Tomoko Yonezawa and her team are developing robots that can sweat <i>and</i> get …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

XCOM: Enemy Within's alien threat is literally closer to the heart

<i>XCOM: Enemy Within</i> is more than an expansion for <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i>. It's an entirely new level of alien infestation.<p>"Infestation" may not be the right word, though, unless you count harvesting alien tissue and technology to fuse with your own body.<p>According to Garth DeAngelis, senior producer at …

'Starcraft' MMO uses Kickstarter campaign to get the game finished

<i>Starcraft Universe,</i> a <i>Starcraft II</i> mod that turns the game into an open-world MMO in the vein of <i>World of Warcraft</i>, is turning to Kickstarter to meet its goals and get the product launched after several years of development. The Kickstarter just opened and is seeking $80,000 to complete the game's …

Beautifully Animated Martial Arts Short - REQUIEM FOR ROMANCE

First Look at Star Lord in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Low Res)

HOW TO BUILD A GOOD GAMING RIG (Gamer Nation)

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 …

STAR WARS Jedi Parkour Chase!

Guilty Gear developer celebrates 25 years of 'somehow' staying in business

Minoru Kidooka is a pretty modest man. You have to be to run a company like Arc System Works , an outfit known best for hardcore arcade 2D fighter games like <i>Guilty Gear</i> and <i>BlazBlue</i> that are obviously more labors of love than serious money-makers. Producing games like that takes dedication; doing so …

Tomb Raider comic will lead directly into game sequel'

The story of Crystal Dynamics' well-received 2013 Tomb Raider reboot will continue next year in a new Dark Horse comic which "will lead directly” …

Tomb Raider

God of War: Ascension The Mythological Heroes Co-Op Weapons DLC

SCE Santa Monica released a <i>God of War: Ascension "</i>multi-mayhem" co-op weapons trailer for <i>The Mythological Heroes Co-Op Weapons DLC</i> pack, which is now available for <i>God of War: Ascension</i> multiplayer.<p>Based on ancient Greece's mythological heroes, the DLC includes the Sword and Armor of Orion, Hammer …

Japan Review Check: Killer is Dead

A quick look at the most interesting games coming out next week in Japan, courtesy of <i>Famitsu</i> magazine's review pages:<p>- <b>Killer is Dead</b> (9/9/9/8, 35 out of 40 points): The latest from Suda51 and the gang at Grasshopper Manufacture earns a Platinum award from <i>Famitsu</i>, seemingly out of sheer force of …

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 includes social media integration

Social media integration is coming to <i>Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13</i>, which will let players immediately share game updates onto Twitter and Facebook, <i>Dengeki PlayStation magazine</i> reports.<p>According to the report, transcribed by Siliconera, updates will send to social networks upon defeating …

Oculus CEO thinks VR headsets could eventually be free with subsidies

At $300, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset isn’t exactly breaking the bank. (Especially compared to alternatives from more established companies.) But CEO Brendan Iribe wants to get it lower still — possibly even free, if he can find the right business model. Speaking to <i>Edge</i><i>,</i> Iribe said, …

If Elon Musk's Hyperloop Sounds Like Something Out Of Science Fiction, That's Because It Is

Musk describes the hyperloop as something that is a "cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table," and that it could go from San Francisco to New York City in 30 minutes.<p>Sounds like something straight out of a science fiction story right? Well, that's because it is. Even before Rand …

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Oculus VR would love to release the Oculus Rift for free

Oculus VR would love to release its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for free at some point, possibly through "a few different relationships and strategies," CEO Brendan Iribe told Edge Online.<p>"The lower the price point, the wider the audience," he said. "We have all kinds of fantasy ideas. We'd …

'Nuclear Option' In Play As Senators Meet In Secret

(Most recent update: 9:40 p.m ET.)<p>The microphones are ready. The cameras are in position. The reporters are poised.<p>As The Associated Press says, with "a showdown looming," Republicans and Democrats are meeting Monday evening to see if they can reach a compromise over stalled White House …

25 Photos To Get You Pumped For 'Pacific Rim'

After a number of similar trailers, the only thing audiences really know about the film is that we can look forward to an all-out alien brawl.<p>We saw an early screening of the film, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Essentially, it's "Power Rangers" for grown ups.<p>Before checking out Warner Bros.' latest, …

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Tiny Thief is the next game handpicked by the studio behind Angry Birds

The next game from Angry Birds developer Rovio's publishing arm will be <i>Tiny Thief</i><i>,</i> slated to hit iOS and Android on July 11, according to the game's launch trailer.<p><i>Tiny Thief</i> is a mobile adventure set in a medieval fantasy world. Developed by Barcelona-based 5 Ants Games, the title mixes puzzle …

Girl Dies After Groundbreaking Trachea Transplant

Hannah Warren, the pigtailed toddler who made history this year as the youngest person to receive an artificial windpipe, died Saturday from …

Future soldier: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on building a Death Star and Silicon Valley brain drain

Morning light shines softly through a large glass window as a travel-weary Michio Kaku gamely musters a smile. Just a few hours removed from a cross-country flight from the East Coast, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that this physicist is plain tired. Then the camera starts rolling. In …

Sony's 4K player launches by July 15th, Video Unlimited 4K service coming this fall

Sony announced its FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player a few months ago, and today confirmed it's arriving in homes and on store shelves by July 15th. The $699 box only works with Sony's own 4K TVs, and early adopting owners of "qualifying" X900A sets can expect a $200 introductory discount. Also …

Telescopic contact lenses magnify sight 2.8 times, turn wearer into cyborg

Interested in upgrading your eyeballs? Well, a team of DARPA-funded researchers led by Joseph Ford of UC San Diego recently published a proposal for a new type of telescopic contact lens in <i>Optics Express</i>. Designed for people with age-related macular degeneration, the lenses are only 1.17mm thick …

Into the heart of CERN: an underground tour of the Large Hadron Collider (video)

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<br>― Lewis Carroll, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i><p>I've been to see ALICE -- though there was no looking glass to jump through, just a retina scanner and one very long elevator ride down into the earth. I've toured a CMS that has …

Report: Microsoft bringing games to iOS and Android, including Age of Empires (update)

Microsoft is planning to bring certain console and Windows PC games to iOS and Android devices, according to a report from Japan's Nikkei, as part of a deal with Japanese smartphone game maker KLab. A report from Reuters, sourcing Nikkei, says one of those titles will be a free-to-play version of</i> …

Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time's campaign threads 'Brain Busters'

Earlier this month, PopCap announced existence of the long waited sequel of its popular zombie tower defence title called <i>Plant Vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time</i>.<p>Although <i>Plants Vs. Zombies 2</i> still largely consists of the original title's gameplay — the player defending their homes from zombies that …