William Herron

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This guy’s combined a PS4 and an Xbox One in a single supergaming laptop

Why choose one console when you can have two?<p>Serial modder Eddie Zarick has brokered peace between the big console rivals, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, by cramming them both into a single laptop-sized system with a 22-inch screen. He’s created what he calls the “PlayBox” for a special customer who …

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30 minute ice-packs could be key to burning away body fat, say scientists

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Origin of Aids pandemic traced to Kinshasa in 1920s

Common ancestor of HIV-1 group M pandemic "highly likely" to have emerged in Kinshasa in Democratic Republic of Congo around 1920, find international team of researchers<p>A new genetic history of HIV shows how the Aids pandemic almost certainly originated in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic …

Another 5 Reasons Video Games Are Actually Good For You

Several more ways video games are making us better.<p>It’s been a while since we’ve touched on the benefits of video games on our health and well-being. …

New evidence that sports supplement “Craze” contains a meth-like synthetic drug that’s never been tested on humans

If you’re in the mood to experiment with a powerful synthetic drug, pick yourself up a tub of Craze, bodybuilding.com’s 2012 pick for pre-workout supplement of the year. You “have NOT Experienced Workout Energy Like <i>This</i>,” promises the supplement’s maker.<p>There’s a very good reason for that: There is …

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Google is laying the groundwork to build its own self-driving car—without a major auto manufacturer as partner

Once again, Google is apparently working on its own version of hardware at the same time that it’s partnering with mainstream manufacturers of the same kind of device. But this time, it’s a car.<p>A report by Amir Efrati includes details of Google’s exploration of what it would take to build its own …

Autonomous Cars

3 Largest Stars in the Known Universe (+Video)

It’s hard not to marvel at the colossal size of stars. The sun is the closest star to Earth, but it’s a tiny one compared to others. The largest star …

Universe

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

As it tried to ward off disasters on the Pacific ring of fire, this advanced culture showed its dark side, explains leading anthropologist Kim MacQuarrie<p><i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters</i> …

Fitch says China credit bubble unprecedented in modern world history

China's shadow banking system is out of control and under mounting stress as borrowers struggle to roll over short-term debts, Fitch Ratings has warned.<p>The agency said the scale of credit was so extreme that the country would find it very hard to grow its way out of the excesses as in past …

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn video offers a tour of Eorzea

A video released late last week for <i>Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn</i>, Square Enix's upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game, takes viewers on a multiplatform tour of the realm of Eorzea.<p>Check out the video above to see seven minutes of characters and landscapes as they appear across …