Brian Corcoran

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Huge, mysterious object flying past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists say

A huge object that flew past Earth might be an alien spacecraft, scientists have said.<p>Scientists had originally thought that the cigar-shaped object …

UFOs

Why didn’t anyone tell me Warframe is now the perfect game?

This isn’t OK. How did this happen.<p>Playing <i>Warframe</i> in the year of our Steve 2017 is quite the experience.<p>The game began its life as a mediocre third-person free-to-play shooter on the PlayStation Whichever and was promptly forgotten. But the developers continued to work on it. And update it. And …

OnePlus 5T review: polished to a T

The best phone without a great camera<p>OnePlus is one of those beguiling companies that seem to promise impossibly wonderful things. Flagship products at budget prices. The assiduous elegance of an iPhone at the attainable cost of a midrange Motorola. It’s a company that constantly flirts with the …

Phones

Project Scorpio might be the Xbox's final form: a Windows PC

The case for the convergence of Xbox and Windows<p>A small comment from Head of Xbox Phil Spencer was the final bit of news necessary to convince me Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will be named Xbox 10 S, and it will serve as a Windows 10 gaming PC built for the living room. I know, that’s a big claim — …

The Coming Global Silver Production Collapse & Skyrocketing Price

By the <b>SRSrocco Report</b>,The global economic and financial system is in much worse shape than I originally thought. New data and information suggest …

Microsoft’s new Xbox One S revealed in leaked images

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will host its E3 press conference. The software maker is expected to launch a smaller, slimmer version of the Xbox One, and a fresh leak on the NeoGAF forums today is providing our first look at the new console. Sources familiar with Microsoft's Xbox plans had …

Titanfall 2, FIFA 17, Battlefield 1 and new Star Wars games: Everything EA just unveiled at E3 2016

E3 2016 is the first year that gaming giant Electronic Arts will not have a booth at the show floor. In fact, EA is holding its own alternative event called EA Live right around the corner from convention center.<p>After some early trailer releases (and some less deliberate Titanfall 2 leaks) EA …

This New PlayStation 4.5 Could Alienate The Console's Already Impressive 40 Million Install Base

The news that Sony has got a 4K update to the PS4 is indeed surprising, as it shows a worrying degree of hubris that I thought would have been excised during the PS3 era. After all, what will the already 40 million strong install base think by having their PS4’s made redundant like this?<p>In the …

Kit Harington Revealed Jon Snow Fate to Avoid Speeding Ticket

"Is Jon Snow dead?" It's a question that haunted <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans since the Season Five finale aired in June 2015. While viewers spent the ensuing …

Star Trek Online coming to Xbox One and PS4 this fall with six years of content

Publisher Perfect World Entertainment and developer Cryptic Studios have finally announced plans to bring their massively-multiplayer online …

10 worst-named smartphones of all time

As Shakespeare so eloquently put it, “a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet,” but I’m not sure that the phrase applies so much in today’s world of fashionable technology. After all, no-one wants to reel off an embarrassing name when your buddy catches a look at your shiny new …

Silly tech gadgets you actually need in your life

When I was a kid I forgot everything – my keys, my homework, my bicycle, my toys. Everything. And it drove my parents crazy.<p>Over the years I heard every trick in the book to remembering things, including the one about tying a knot in your handkerchief and the knot will remind you of the thing you …

World's smallest porpoise 'at edge of extinction' as illegal gillnets take toll

Now only 60 of Mexico’s vaquita marina left despite the navy enforcing a ban on the fishing net, latest study shows<p>Environmentalists warned on Friday that Mexico’s vaquita marina, the world’s smallest porpoise, was close to extinction as the government reported that only 60 were now left.<p>Related: …

Extinction

Scientists are working to make cows obsolete

We depend on cows for food, clothing, and sometimes even insulin. Cattle, though, are expensive and inefficient—each cow drinks a bathtub of water and emits three times that volume of methane daily. There are also the ethics of animal slaughter. But we might no longer need the cow.<p>Scientists are …

Free will could all be an illusion, scientists suggest after study shows choice may just be brain tricking itself

Free will might be an illusion created by our brains, scientists might have proved.<p>Humans are convinced that they make conscious choices as they live …

Consciousness

If You Have This Gene, Don’t Smoke Weed

The genes that predispose pot dependence are also linked to schizophrenia and depression.<p>According to new research, you don’t sit around in …

There's an Intact Ancient Virus Lying Dormant in Human DNA

Don’t worry. It probably won’t come back to life.<p>Research has shown that our DNA houses the ghosts of viruses fended off by your ancestors, and some …

Genetics

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – discuss the film with spoilers

It’s supposed to be DC Comics’ answer to Marvel’s Avengers. So how did Batfleck, Wonder Woman et al measure up in this critically derided superhero film?<p>Related: Where does Batman v Superman's mauling leave Warner's plan for a DC comics cinematic universe?<p>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday.<p><b>1. Apple unveiled its latest iPhone, the iPhone SE, at an event on its Cupertino, California, campus on Monday.</b> The SE has a similar body to the iPhone 5s but with updated components.<p><b>2. Andy Grove, Intel's former CEO, died Monday at 79.</b>The exact …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

Sea Level Rise Is Predictable. It Will Be Anything From Bad to Awful

San Francisco is a city surrounded on three sides by water. Well, maybe not so much surrounded as besieged. High tides already spill onto the …

IF YOU LOVE FOOD AND HOT WOMEN WHO CAN COOK, THIS GALLERY IS FOR YOU.

HOT WOMEN IN THE KITCHEN<p>I love a woman who can cook. It’s not sexist, it’s just that I can’t cook a damn thing. Since I don’t want to attempt to …

Feminism

AMD's Graphics Card for VR Is Stupid Powerful and Horribly Expensive

The specs needed to just power a VR headset are painfully high, so it stands to reason that the hardware used by developers to make those games will …

This is how mixed martial arts killed boxing

Although MMA only emerged in the 1990s, its growth has been, quite simply, phenomenal; it is currently one of the fastest growing sports in the world. According to a recent report, MMA is second only to adventure racing when it comes to growing participation, recording a 19.5% increase since …

Jonah Hill on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See

I’ve been a fan of <i>Saturday Night Live</i> since the mid-1980’s, and covered it on a weekly basis for six seasons. So when I say this was one of the worst …

Comedy

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 loses 8GB of storage right away thanks to Android and TouchWiz

Like usual from Samsung, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have a ton of their storage already taken up before purchasing. Although these phones are offered …

Personal Information

'5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billions of years. The method etches data into a thermally stable disc using femtosecond laser bursts. The storage …

Human Rights

What you need to know about Apple's fight with the FBI

The iPhone 5c belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, the man behind the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 dead, is in the hands of the FBI. It could -- <i>potentially</i> -- contain information about the shooting, including the names and contact information of other terrorists. The handset might even …

New Samsung Galaxy S7 leaks show a collection of colors

The weeks leading up to the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have been met with an outright torrent of leaks. With the devices set to be unveiled on February 21st, it’s safe to assume that the waves will only rise higher, and indeed today’s tide has brought with it some sizable …