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Donald Trump Says He'll Accept The Results Of The Election ... If He Wins

In front of an exuberant crowd Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, Donald Trump again addressed whether he would accept the outcome of the November election.<p>"Ladies and gentleman I want to make a major announcement today," Trump said, continuing, "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and …

Government
Surveillance

Roman Coins Mysteriously Found at Centuries-Old Japanese Castle

Two empires that never met somehow exchanged currency.<p>The saying goes that history is written in stone, but history can also have a surprise or two up its sleeve. Take for example, the recent discovery of four copper coins by the local board of education in Okinawa, Japan. Found in the ruins of …

The First Child With Three Biological Parents Was Just Born

Born in Mexico, due to strict United States human gene-editing laws.<p>A child with three biological parents has just been born for the first time. Even though the procedure was spearheaded by a doctor based in New York, the child was born in Mexico due to regulations in the United States.<p>John Zhang …

Genetics

Elon Musk says he won't be the first person on Mars because he doesn't want to die

<b>But when asked if he wanted to be the first to go, Musk said that would be a bad idea.</b><p>"I don't think so. I'm not really sure. I'd have to have a really good succession plan because the likelihood of death is very high," Musk said.<p>Musk said that if he died, his biggest fear would be "investors who …

Elon Musk

Watch No Man's Sky Dev Play the PS4 Game on Stephen Colbert's Late Show

Sean Murray, co-founder of No Man's Sky developer Hello Games, appeared Friday night on <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i> to talk about and play the upcoming PlayStation 4 and PC game. Colbert starts off by asking for a release date, but Murray doesn't budge. They then launch into a discussion …

The biggest mistake in 'The Martian' is absolutely critical to the movie's plot

In the opening scene of 'The Martian,' a sci-fi thriller movie lauded for its realism, a colossal dust storm threatens to tip over the only rocket a group of astronauts can ride home. So they decide to abandon their mission and evacuate.<p>As soon as they step out into the storm to make a break for …

Storms

PSN and Xbox Live digital gift cards gets 15% cut from PayPal

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p>If you’re a gamer who was disappointed by Amazon’s lackluster Prime Day sale, have no fear – eBay is here to rescue you from savings mediocrity. (To be fair, there were a few decent Prime Day gaming deals, but they certainly didn’t last long.)<p>A number of …

Nolan North: 'I know they're doing The Last of Us 2'

Speaking at a Metrocon panel earlier this month, voice actor Nolan North told the audience that he knows that <i>The Last of Us 2</i> is in development.<p>North, who plays a relatively minor role in the original game, was responding to a question about whether he was doing any more projects with <i>Last of Us</i> …

Spoilers

Shia LaBeouf’s freestyle rapping is unbelievable

Actor, artist and metamodernist Shia LaBeouf may be on a crusade to add one more entry to his CV: the next heavy threat in hip hop. Video proof of his mad freestyle skillz first surfaced on one user’s Facebook, showing a rat tail-sporting LaBeouf spitting beats at a humble outdoor gathering. The …

North Korea Has Found The Cure For AIDS, Ebola, Cancer, And Bird Flu

It’s a miracle! Just kidding, it’s propaganda.<p>Great news, guys. A company in North Korea has developed a cure for everything.<p>North Korea’s state-run news agency is reporting that Kumdang-2, a type of ginseng grown in “rare-earth molecular fertilizer” can “prevent different malignant epidemics.” The …

Dinosaurs

Four Unexpected Games at E3 2015

Most people have heard about the big titles at E3 2015: Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Star Wars: Battlefront, Rainbow Six Siege, and others. But E3 is a massive conference, and dozens of games are on display. There are really awesome games at the show that are easily missed, but we had the opportunity to …

Rob Gronkowski Parties with 'Sexy Mexican Ladies' in New Book

Bachelorette lap dances, financial advice and frat-house brawls – the Patriots' tight end covers 'em all in 'It's Good to be Gronk'<p>Rob Gronkowski …

BBC experiment lets you control iPlayer with your mind

Instead of grabbing the remote or poking at your smartphone, the BBC thinks the future of TV navigation could lie in mind control. For its latest experiment, the broadcaster is testing a brainwave reading headset developed by This Place that lets you launch iPlayer and choose programmes with your …

The Five Biggest Games Coming To E3 2015

E3 is upon us, and with it a whole slate of AAA games from the top publishers and developers. It’s a big year, with some of the early lifecycle bugs shaken out of the Xbox One and PS4, developers ready to take full advantage of the new systems. There’s a whole lot of games coming this year, so …

Deus Ex

Final Fantasy 7 coming to iOS, PC to PS4 port delayed

Square Enix will release <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> on iOS devices, executive producer Shinji Hashimoto announced at Square Enix's E3 2015 press conference today.<p><i>Final Fantasy 7</i> for iOS will be released this summer, Hashimoto said.<p>Square Enix also delayed the PC port of <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> for PlayStation 4, which …

First Click: The best E3 in years has made gaming exciting again

I remember the dark times of E3. I remember 2006, a year in which our wallets were raided by giant enemy crabs, flipped over and attacked for $599 and massive damage. I remember <i>Ridge Racer</i>. I remember Riiiidge Raaacer. I remember 2011, and Mr Caffeine, and a Ubisoft show so awkward I had to hover …

Sequels

This new camera sensor could turn your phone into a 3D scanner

Let's say you want to 3D print a replica of an object in your home. The first step, of course, is capturing a detailed 3D scan — a process that's currently accomplished to varying degrees of accuracy with a desktop unit or more expensive and bulky professional models. But with a new "camera sensor" …

3D Scanners

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Earth Science

This belt and buckle are actually a phone charger

Nifty’s Xoo is a belt for Batman that Bruce Wayne could wear<p>What's nearly as bad as running out of battery life on your phone? Having to lug around a battery charger. I have bought half a dozen of these portable chargers over the past few years, of all shapes and sizes. There's always one floating …

Best action cameras: the GoPro Hero4 and four other devices put to the test

Mark Webb, who has five BMX world titles, straps on the latest sports video cameras and takes them for a tailwhip<p>“I’m a show-off. That’s what we do.” Mark Webb is not coy about the nature of modern BMX-riding; an intensely competitive sport that demands rigorous training, high risk and brazen …

Tiny robotic scallops can swim through blood and eyeball fluid to fix you up

For years now, scientists have been trying to develop microscopic robots that can swim through bodily fluids and repair damaged cells or deliver medicine. Now, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany believe they've got the perfect design -- in the form of …

NASA’s Orion spacecraft could make ‘Interstellar’ a reality

Christopher Nolan’s epic movie “Interstellar” is set to open next week…but already NASA’s Orion spacecraft is well on its way to making this sort of space exploration beyond the Moon a reality.<p>In the movie, a group of explorers break through current limitations on human space travel and traverse …

This Clever App Scans And Solves Math Problems Instantly Using Your Phone's Camera

PhotoMath does just that, utilizing your smartphone's camera to quickly solve math problems.<p>PhotoMath only works with printed text, so unfortunately it won't be solving your scribbles anytime soon; you'll need a printed sheet of paper or a textbook.<p>You then position the math problem you want solved …

Mathematics

An Arizona Man’s iPhone 6 ‘Exploded’ In His Pocket And Set His Pants On Fire

First, iPhone 6 users had to worry about their skinny jeans bending and breaking the aluminum bodies of their fancy new phones. Then they had to worry about blowing up their phones for being dumb enough to fall for 4Chan’s prank that told people they could charge the iPhone 6 in their microwaves. …

You'll Soon Be Able to Detect Cancer Using Your Smartphone

I spoke to the people behind a device that hopes to simplify the detection of cancer and other diseases.<p><i>Left to right: Jorge Soto, Chief Technology Officer at Miroculus, Foteini Christodoulou, Chief Science Officer, and Alejandro Tocigl, CEO</i><p>The thing about cancer is that you need to catch it early. …

Cancer

7 Of The Coolest Secrets In The Game 'Destiny' And How To Find Them

It made $325 million in its first five days. The game was an instant hit, even before it was officially released.<p>Now that it's been out for awhile, people are finding some pretty cool hidden things in the game, called Easter eggs.<p>In fact, Bungie is no stranger to hiding Easter eggs in its games. In …

Eggs