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Mobile Technology

How to play Nintendo 3DS games on an Xbox One

Nintendo hasn’t made a Game Boy Player-equivalent for its 3DS hardware that enables you to play those games on a television, so the company’s unofficial modding community is stepping up to do this.<p>You can play your 3DS games on an Xbox One using a Universal Windows Platform app for Xbox One called …

Retrogaming

Glass iPhone 8 redesign will only be available on larger-size models

Size won’t be the only thing separating Apple’s next-gen 4.7-, 5.5-, and 5.8-inch iPhones, claims a new report.<p>According to sources in Apple’s supply chain, the rumored glass exterior form factor will only be available on the larger of Apple’s new iPhones. The smaller sized iPhone will meanwhile …

Mobile Technology

Scientists hatch crazy $500 billion plan to refreeze the Arctic

As governments make slow progress towards alleviating climate change and denial marks the Trump Administration’s approach to the global crisis, …

Elon Musk doubles down on universal basic income: 'It's going to be necessary'

Universal basic income is a system in which all citizens receive a standard amount of money each month to cover basic expenses like food, rent, and clothes.<p>On Monday, Musk doubled down on his initial support for the concept.<p>"I think we'll end up doing universal basic income," Musk told the crowd at …

Tesla

What Would Happen If a Black Hole Showed Up in Our Solar System? Hollywood and an Expert Answer

The scenario seems impossible. A black hole randomly passing into our solar system. If it happened, it would obviously be bad, which is why it’s the …

US Naval think tank: The US needs more submarines and smaller aircraft carriers

"Today's approach of using large, high-end platforms such as aircraft carriers to support the whole range of naval operations will not be effective at providing the prompt, survivable, high-capacity firepower that might be required to deter aggression in the South or East China Seas," CSBA says in …

Military

'For Honor' beta is free all weekend and it's totally worth checking out

<i>For Honor</i> isn't like other games.<p>You don't have to take my word for it. Ubisoft is hosting an open beta for the game on all platforms — PC, …

This year’s Call of Duty will go ‘back to its roots’

Is a return to World War II really happening?<p>This year’s entry in the Call of Duty series sounds like it will take a different approach than last year’s entry, <i>Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare</i>, and alter the trajectory of the franchise over the past few years. In an earnings release today, publisher …

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

The strange robots of the US military<p>Atlas, the military's humanoid robot<p>Oops, robot fell down<p>Seriously, though. Atlas falls a lot<p>Ever seen a robot drive a car?<p>Atlas, The Next Generation<p>A 3D-printed robot<p>A robot with a grenade launcher<p>The best defense against IEDs<p>That's one way to test a robot's …

Robotics

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

Physics

The PlayStation 4 Pro is finally going to do what it was meant to do all along

When Sony launched the new PlayStation 4 Pro last year for $400, it came with the promise of better-looking games.<p>You spend $400 — a $100 jump over the standard $300 price tag of the PS4 — and you get games that run faster, smoother, and better than ever before. That was the promise of the PS4 …

PS4 Pro

Hackers steal 2.5 million PlayStation and Xbox players' details in major breach

PlayStation and Xbox gamers are at risk of having had their private information stolen following a data breach involving 2.5 million accounts.<p>Hackers stole the information from two popular gaming forums back in 2015, and managed to take details including email addresses, passwords and IP addresses, …

Identity Theft

NASA releases first results from 'Year In Space' twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Genetics

Trump helps move Doomsday Clock closest to midnight it's been since the Cold War

If you're having a hard time sleeping at night, you should probably stop reading right now.<p>The Doomsday Clock, a metaphorical representation of how close the planet is to man-made annihilation, moved a whole 30 seconds closer to midnight on Thursday morning. It is now two and a half minutes to …

Xbox One update will ditch the console's signature Snap mode

The Xbox One's Snap mode was a major selling point on launch -- it was supposed to turn your console into a multitasking powerhouse that lets you play a game while watching TV or tracking achievements. It's a resource hog, however, and Microsoft now believes that it's time for a change. The …

Resident Evil 7 review

With <i>Resident Evil 7</i>, Capcom has proved me wrong about the Resident Evil franchise.<p><i>Resident Evil 6</i> was a game wildly out of touch with its own fanbase; this beloved horror series has struggled for relevance since. It's had a couple of solid HD remasters, and the Revelations spinoff series has stayed …

Check Out The Cars That Come With The Most Expensive House In America

Developer Bruce Makowsky’s $250 million Bel Air estate is supposedly the most expensive “house” to ever go on sale in the United States. It comes …

Resident Evil 7 for Xbox One comes with a free PC version

Microsoft’s Xbox boss Phil Spencer has announced that <i>Resident Evil 7</i> will support the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, meaning that owners of the Xbox One version can also play it through the Windows 10 Store for free and vice versa. The Capcom horror game is the first major third-party title to …

Gaming

First Nintendo Switch Accessories Announced

Germany-based manufacturer, Snakebyte group, has announced new accessories for the Nintendo Switch and the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition.<p>Snakebyte …

New iPhone 7S Leak Will Anger Everyone

For Apple and the iPhone, 2017 is <i>the big one.</i> It marks the 10th anniversary of the iconic smartphone and leak after credible leak has told us about radical design changes and revolutionary new technology. But are they wrong?<p>According to new information from Mac Otakara, the 2017 iPhones could be …

Mobile Technology

Apple AirPods Reviewed: A Musical Delight Spoiled By Awkward Problems

In early September 2017, Apple announced that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would not come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Although a lightning port to 3.5mm headphone dongle was supplied in the retail packaging, Apple’s big push was to bluetooth audio and wireless headphones. To accompany that …

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Close but no cigar: how America failed to kill Fidel Castro

From poison pills to exploding molluscs, the CIA and its allies tried everything to take out the Cuban leader<p>From the famous exploding cigars to poison pills hidden in a cold-cream jar, the CIA and Cuban exile groups spent nearly 50 years devising ways to kill Fidel Castro. None of the plots, of …

Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic 'experiment' creates gaping budget hole

In February 2015, three years into the supply-side economics experiment that would upend a once steady Midwestern economy, a hole appeared in Kansas' finances.<p>To fill it, Gov.<p>Sam Brownbacktook $45 million in public education funding. By April of this year, with the hole at $290 million, Brownback …

Pre-school

Microsoft CEO laughs at Apple for making iPad Pro like Surface

Technically Incorrect: Satya Nadella says it's remarkable how its competition has decided that two-in-ones aren't like mixing a toaster and a refrigerator.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Words can come back to haunt you.<p>Sometimes, they …

FEC goes after Donald Trump for more than 1,000 violations of campaign finance laws

The Federal Election Commission says Trump accepted $1.3 million in contributions that were over the legal limit<p>With mounting evidence and growing complaints that Donald Trump's presidential campaign improperly coordinated with supportive super PACs during the election, calls for the Federal …

Democratic Party

China Claims Its First Aircraft Carrier Is Now "Combat Ready"

It's almost certainly not.<p>China's state media reports that the country's first aircraft carrier, <i>Liaoning</i>, is now "combat ready." The ship's political commissar says the ship is "preparing for actual combat at any time." Despite the tough talk, all evidence indicates that Beijing's sole flat top is …

Military

Chernobyl's Gigantic Radiation Shield Is Now Being Moved Into Place

A giant metal shield designed to contain radioactive waste at Chernobyl’s damaged nuclear reactor is being moved into place.<p>Workers at the site of …