Monthly Archives: March 2016

NASA will attempt to develop drugs in space

A team of researchers from the University of Southern California and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are sending fungi aboard a SpaceX flight to the ISS on April 8th. Not to expose them to Mars-like conditions like an earlier experiment did, … Read the rest of this entry

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Take an in-depth look at Total War: Warhammer’s Vampire Counts

The latest Total War: Warhammer showcase goes in-depth with the Vampire Count mechanics to demonstrate why necromancy is forbidden by most fantasy lore: because it’s too much fun. This is your primer on raising the dead in Total War, or, better yet, … Read the rest of this entry

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Google Cardboard takes you ‘Inside Abbey Road’

Almost a year ago Google launched "Inside Abbey Road," a special site containing an interactive tour of the legendary recording studio in London. Today, the company is back with an Android app that repackages the experience for Google Cardboard. Inst… … Read the rest of this entry

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Microsoft’s UWP will support some mods, but not all

Phil Spencer announced at Microsoft’s //Build/ 2016 conference earlier today that its Universal Windows Platform will support mods and overlays. Few details were provided at the time, but Spencer later elaborated on how both will work as part of a media Q&A. Basically, overlays—for … Read the rest of this entry

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Legion TD 2′s creators on the return of a classic Warcraft custom game

Very few games have had as significant an impact on the current state of gaming as Warcraft 3. Blizzard’s RTS sequel was a great game in its own right, but the legacy of its modding scene is unparalleled. Only the great … Read the rest of this entry

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Drilling makes Oklahoma as earthquake-prone as California

Drilling for oil and gas has made parts of Oklahoma and Kansas as likely to be hit by major earthquakes as California. A new United States Geological Survey (USGS) hazard map shows that the risk of a "damaging" quake within … Read the rest of this entry

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Amazon bans crappy USB Type-C cables

One Google engineer's quest to test USB-C cables sold on Amazon ended in a disaster when a particularly shoddy one fried his gadgets. Thankfully, Amazon has decided to take a stance against subpar adapters to prevent more people from going … Read the rest of this entry

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Nurx app delivers HIV prevention drug on demand

Nurx began as an on-demand birth control delivery service in late 2015, but it has now expanded its repertoire to include a drug that reduces the chances of HIV infection. The National Institutes of Health proved (PDF) that the drug … Read the rest of this entry

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‘Killer Instinct’ arrives on PCs

The PC hasn't exactly had a wealth of top-tier fighting games (Street Fighter V is more the exception than the rule), but that's changing today. As promised way back in June 2015, Double Helix has released Killer Instinct for Windows … Read the rest of this entry

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‘The Iron Giant’ gets a collector edition Blu-ray this fall

Last September, the animated classic The Iron Giant returned to US theaters as a "Signature Edition" with high definition visuals and two additional scenes. Warner Bros. has now confirmed a Blu-ray release for this fall, as well as an "Ultimate … Read the rest of this entry

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