Space Invaders

This Arcade Coffee Table Lets You Play Classics Like 'Mortal Combat', Surf the Web And Stream Netflix

Move over, Sobro—we've just found our new favorite coffee table. From UK-based furniture designer Surface Tension, the Nucleus Arcade Coffee Table …

Coffee Table

Star Trek's Holodeck Is Here — For Lab Animals, Anyway

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>Aboard the Federation starships of Star …

Star Trek

The state of the VR industry: devs weigh in

Virtual reality has had a shaky 18 months. After years of hype about the world-changing potential of its second coming (following a dud first wave in …

Game Design

'Arkanoid vs Space Invaders' is on Sale for $1.99

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15 Surprising Facts About Tom Hardy

You don't have to be a Hollywood insider to know that Tom Hardy is widely considered to be one of the most talented actors of his generation … and …

Comics

10 Fast Facts About Pac-Man

<b>by Ryan Lambie</b><p>When <i>Pac-Man</i> emerged in the early 1980s, nothing else looked or sounded quite like it. Whereas most arcade games of the era involved …

TV

Video Game Tattoo Sleeve with FINAL FANTASY, MASS EFFECT, and More

If you have a passion for any given video game, you might devote hours or maybe even weeks of your life to it. You can make your bond to a franchise …

Gaming

10 Things You Might Not Have Known About The Simpsons

<i>The Simpsons</i> has been a television institution for nearly 30 years. Since its debut on Fox in 1989, the series has accumulated a mountain of awards, …

TV

Take a Look Inside the New 'X-Files' Children’s Book

<i>X-Files</i> fans now have a way to share their favorite alien-government conspiracy show with their kids without giving them nightmares. The <i>X-Files</i> …

Comics

12 Fascinating Facts About Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush

In 1925’s <i>The Gold Rush</i>, Charlie Chaplin transforms his most famous character, the Little Tramp, into a Lone Prospector, wandering the Klondike in …

Comics

15 Companies That Changed Their Names

What's in a name? A lot, if you ask these 15 companies. Before they became the international powerhouses they are today, these businesses had …

Comics

See What Game of Thrones Looks Like Without Its Visual Effects

Whether they want to admit it or not, <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans live in a rarified universe where fire-breathing dragons and face-swapping tweens are not …

Comics

13 Snappy Facts About The Crocodile Hunter

In 1996, an Australian wildlife expert came from seemingly out of nowhere to become one of the world’s most famous television stars. Steve Irwin’s …

Comics

25 Things You Should Know About Columbus, Ohio

Columbus, Ohio, America’s 15th-largest city, is a diverse town with funky festivals, die-hard sports fans, and a famously long-lived gorilla. Read on …

Comics

What we can learn from immersing mice, fruit flies, and zebrafish in VR

A holodeck for lab animals<p>Scientists have created a virtual reality system that allows fruit flies to fly around a virtual pillar, and zebrafish to swim with aliens from the video game <i>Space Invaders</i>. The goal is not to give animals a good time, but for scientists to study how mice, flies, and fish …

Biology

Virtual Reality Platform Created For Lab Animals

New VR platform could help shed light on human genes and brain circuits Photo Illustrations: Straw LabScientists have devised a virtual reality …

Biology

A holodeck for flies, fish and mice

How do people orient themselves when they are in a new area? How do we use street signs or houses, for instance, to estimate the distance we have …

7 Space Themed Packaging Projects You Shouldn't Miss

Today, a total solar eclipse will be visible within a band across United States. This will plunge the US into total darkness today for the first time …

Graphic Design

Scientists Created a ‘Star Trek’-Style Holodeck for Animals

Beam me up, Nemo!<p>To test how animals react to new environments, scientists created a holodeck—a virtual reality room where images can be projected on the walls—straight out of <i>Star Trek</i>.<p>According to Andrew Straw, professor at the University of Freiburg and head of Straw Labs, scientists have long …

Augmented Reality

What is Gamification?

Player-Centred Design: Moving Beyond User-Centred Design for Gamification<p>We’ve all come to think in terms of user-centred design over the years. It’s …

UX Design

Suspicious Minds: The Bizarre, 40-Year History of Elvis Presley Sightings

On August 16, 1977, something momentous happened in Memphis, Tennessee. It was either the death of Elvis Presley at the age of 42, as more than 80 …

Pacman

Know your Space Invaders from your Tangy Toms? This bottomless retro crisp festival is for you

Someone pass the Monster Munch.<p>They contain all the nutritional value of a hessian sack, but the crisps of our childhoods are a wondrous collection of (semi) edible delights. If you don't look at a packet of Snaps and salivate ever so slightly, then you're clearly inhuman, or an alien, or one of …

Retro

Know your Space Invaders from your Tangy Toms? This bottomless retro crisp pop-up buffet is for you

Someone pass the Monster Munch.<p>They contain all the nutritional value of a hessian sack, but the crisps of our childhoods are a wondrous collection …

Wipe Out: When the BBC Kept Erasing Its Own History

When Sue Malden started working as an assistant researcher for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the early 1970s, she imagined the …

Monty Python

15 of Robert Mitchum's Wittiest Quotes

Though his legacy is as one of Hollywood’s most iconic tough guys, Robert Mitchum was much more than that. In addition to his acting work, the Oscar …

Comics

Paris Space Invaders street art stolen by 'city workers'

<b>Thieves posing as city workers appear to have stripped Paris's walls of some of its best-loved street art in a matter of days.</b><p>The suspects have taken "more than a dozen pieces" of the mosaic artworks by French urban artist Invader, a Paris City Council spokeswoman said.<p>The city was alerted to the …

Street Art

New York's appalling dirty secret

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>LETTER OF THE WEEK: TRASH TALK<p>If New York is the city …

Airlines

PARTYNEXTDOOR Shares Hilarious Before and After Photo on Instagram

As an OVO-signed, pop-star dating, turbo-banger writing, chart-topping hip-hop icon, it’s almost impossible to think that PARTYNEXTDOOR was once just …

DJ Khaled

JavaScript developers are competing to build games in under 13kb

Games development is notoriously difficult. With that in mind, spare a thought for the folks taking part in this year’s Js13kGames competition, which sees them create a JavaScript game while staying within a 13kb file limit.<p>That’s crucial, as it means that in order to win, developers won’t just …

JavaScript

Here's what it was like when video games were brand new

<i>Newsweek published this story under the headline of "Zip! Zap! Video Games are back!” on March 14, 1988. In light of Nintendo's release of the</i> …

Pacman