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Birth control for men comes down to flipping a switch

Birth control for men still tends to be divided between condoms (which aren't always fun or reliable) and more drastic surgical procedures like vasectomies (which are frequently permanent). Not exactly ideal, is it? However, inventor Clemens Bimek thinks he can make it just a matter of flipping a …

Pregnancy

Endless Has Built A $79 PC For The Offline World

There are affordable computers, there are cheap computers and then there’s the Endless Mini, which is available for as little as $79.<p>“Everybody in the world deserves the option to have a computer,” said Endless CEO and Chief of Product Matt Dalio.<p>In other words, Endless is building Linux-based …

Danganronpa 3 will feature a new academy and new characters, gets anime spin-off

Spike Chunsoft held a press conference last night to reveal more details about its upcoming visual novel threequel <i>Danganronpa 3</i>. <br>It'll take place in …

More details on the Dynasty Warrior dev's PS Vita Attack on Titan game emerge

We know that Omega Force - the <i>Dynasty Warriors</i> studio - is working on an <i>Attack on Titan</i> game for PS Vita, PS4, and PS4. But we don't know a lot about …

Be ready for Prime Day - Amazon says it will be bigger than Black Friday

Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday this Wednesday, July 15th. The plan is to commemorate it with an explosion of deals the retailer claims will surpass those we typically see on Black Friday, the biggest shopping phenomenon in the USA. The special event is being referred to as Amazon Prime Day …

Meet the man who walked over 600 miles to Comic-Con dressed as a Stormtrooper to honour his late wife

After Kevin Doyle’s wife died of cancer he decided to honour her in the only way he knew how – by walking 645 miles to San Diego’s Comic-Con dressed …

Star Wars

Experience dysentery on an Arduino-powered 'Gameboy'

The handheld gaming world has been on the retreat since smartphones replaced the Gameboys in our pockets. But, when you mix nostalgia, an Arduino and a low price point, you get the credit-card sized Arduboy. The 8-bit gaming rig fits in your pocket, sports a black-and-white 1.3-inch OLED screen, …

Arduino

Is NASA one step closer to warp drive?

Potentially good news for those who want to zip around our solar system, and beyond, at speeds approaching that of light -- and maybe even faster.<p>NASA, according to NASASpaceFlight.com, is quietly claiming to have successfully tested a revolutionary new means of space travel that could one day …

Space Travel

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

Hands-On With 'Severed,' The Upcoming PlayStation Vita Game From DrinkBox Studios

There are plenty of recent reasons to resurrect your PlayStation Vita from its potentially dusty coffin, and <i>Severed</i> is definitely one of them. I had hands on with the game at a recent press event prior to Sony's PlayStation Experience this weekend, and I walked away impressed.<p><i>Severed</i>, the next game …

6 'Star Wars' Technologies That May Not Be So Far, Far Away

From landspeeders to lightsabers<p>The trailer for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> may be just 88 seconds long, but it still manages to pack a punch. (Some of us have even spent <i>way</i> too long dissecting the entire thing.) Personally, among my favorite parts of <i>Star Wars</i>—and there are many—is the amazing …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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'Far Cry 4' Has A Brilliant Alternate Ending That Makes The Game Last 15 Minutes

I haven’t exactly been Ubisoft’s biggest cheerleader over the course of this past week, between Assassin’s Creed Unity’s launch issues, and a year’s worth of seemingly bad decisions from the company, but I have to give credit where it’s due.<p>As Far Cry 4 launches tomorrow, those playing the game …

Father.IO Brings First Person Shooter Gaming In Real World Environments

Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company headquartered in San Francisco, with additional production facilities in Italy, launched this week the pre-sale for Father.IO a massive multiplayer game, based on AR, to be played in the real world.<p>Gamers worldwide will be able to play via …

Uncharted film gets help from The Hurt Locker scribe

The Uncharted movie is now getting the A-list treatment with The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal bringing his writing talents to …

The Internet Arcade lets you play 900 classic games for free in your browser

Roughly 900 classic arcade games are available to play for free in browser form thanks to the efforts of the non-profit archival organisation The …

‘Project Zero’ is allegedly the codename for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S6

Now that Samsung has unveiled and released all its flagship smartphones for 2014, reports are starting to emerge claiming that the Galaxy S6 is now …

Disney Movies Anywhere now lets you buy once and watch on any iOS or Android device

The Disney Movie Anywhere app now lives up to its name — after launching for iOS and the iTunes Store earlier this year, Disney is now bringing its movie-curating app to Android and Google Play. That partnership between Disney and Google means that things just got a lot easier for anyone who wants …

Classic PC RPG Icewind Dale arrives to Android!

If you consider yourself a PC RPG fan and aren’t a super young pup, odds are you have at least <i>heard</i> of Icewind Dale, if not played it religiously. For me, this is one of my favorite PC RPGs even to this day, and I still have fond memories of small group LAN parties with friends that centered mostly …

AMPY powers gadgets using movement

One of the biggest challenges that mobile users face is keeping their gadgets charged up when they are out of the home or office all day and use …

Three Sets Of Vinyl Toys Inspired By The Cornetto Trilogy

The Cornetto Trilogy is one fantastic trio of films starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, and directed by Edgar …

Watch Half Life 2 multiplayer in VR with the Cyberith Virtualizer | PC Invasion

Multiplayer in VR is more fun and this video demonstrates that perfectly with the Cyberith Virtualizer.<p>Back in the good old days of the 90’s I set up …

How It Works: A System That Reverses Paralysis

The tech behind a device that might be able to reawaken connections between the brain and the body<p>On December 5, 2011, Andrew Meas wiggled his toes for the first time since a motorcycle accident four years earlier paralyzed him from the chest down. Within a week, he was beginning to stand. Meas’s …

Future contraceptives will let women remote-control their fertility

Contraceptive implants are nothing new, but the current generation of progestogen-releasing devices need to be replaced every three years and have to be removed if you want to try for a baby. That may change soon, however, now that the Gates Foundation is backing a Massachusetts biotech company to …

New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.<p>The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like …

Hey, remember that time Google accidentally made Skynet?

We’re on the eve of Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference. That means there’s going to be a lot to chew on over the next few days in terms of software, APIs, and anything that runs under the hood in Google’s increasingly diverse portfolio of products and services. One of the most …

The Gadget That Will Make You Feel Like Being A Jedi Is Just Months Away

After years of tweaking, the technology that will make you think you're a Jedi— or maybe Tom Cruise in "Minority Report"— is gearing up for its launch later this year.<p>Canadian company Thalmic Labs attracted millions of potential customers last February when it introduced a video for the Myo …

Dispelling myths about British Muslims

Two excellent and timely books, The Muslims are Coming! and Inside British Islam, correct ugly attitudes to Islam in the West<p>Many people have come to regard Muslims as a backward group of religious extremists estranged from wider society and incapable of coming to terms with what it means to be …