Category: Culture

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Hot Wheels unveils a ‘Rocket League’ tabletop soccer game with RC cars

Hot Wheels unveils a ‘Rocket League’ tabletop soccer game with RC cars

Hot Wheels and game developer Psyonix have teamed up for a real-life version of their popular over-the-top mashup of soccer and car racing Rocket Leag ...
Rainbow Six Siege Operation Chimera hands-on — 25 million players get new ways to die

Rainbow Six Siege Operation Chimera hands-on — 25 million players get new ways to die

Ubisoft is taking the wraps off of its Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege expansion, dubbed Operation Chimera. That could very well get the game’s 2 ...
Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

Atari embraces cryptocurrencies and sees its stock prices soar

One of gaming's oldest companies is seeking to rebrand itself by embracing the cryptocurrency boom. Atari saw its stock prices rise as it announced it ...
Who cares about loot? For ‘Sea of Thieves,’ Rare hid the real fun in the hijinks

Who cares about loot? For ‘Sea of Thieves,’ Rare hid the real fun in the hijinks

Legendary studio Rare has teased us with its open world pirate game 'Sea of Thieves' for years now. We went behind the curtain to play the game and me ...
“Intestine-Chip” Could Help Patients With Diseases Like Crohn’s

“Intestine-Chip” Could Help Patients With Diseases Like Crohn’s

In Brief For those with debilitating gastrointestinal conditions, testing out drugs can be an arduous, ...
Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

Startup Proposes Using Stem Cells From Placentas for Regenerative Medicine

In Brief Could we expand the human lifespan and cure life-threatening diseases with placental stem cells? One new startup is wo ...
OrbusVR shows the promise of MMOs in VR

OrbusVR shows the promise of MMOs in VR

As someone that grew up playing MMOs like EverQuest, Minions of Mirth (an obscure indie one), Runescape, Guild Wars, and more, a high-quality VR ...
How Machinima plotted its strategic rebranding across platforms

How Machinima plotted its strategic rebranding across platforms

Warner Bros.’s digital video site Machinima rebranded this week as it makes a bigger push to expand beyond its YouTube roots to all the new plat ...
Chinese Farmers Are Using AI to Track and Monitor Pigs

Chinese Farmers Are Using AI to Track and Monitor Pigs

In Brief Chinese farmers recently began testing a new AI system that uses a combination of machine visi ...
Good news: Chrome debuts automatic blocking of annoying ads

Good news: Chrome debuts automatic blocking of annoying ads

Google developers this week debuted a long-anticipated feature in Chrome that automatically blocks one of the Internet's bigges ...
Physicists Have Made the Second-Ever Observation of Interacting Photons

Physicists Have Made the Second-Ever Observation of Interacting Photons

In Brief Until just a few years ago, scientists had never seen photons interact. In a new study, photon ...
This Week in Tech: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018

This Week in Tech: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018

The post This Week in Tech: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018 appeared first on Futurism. View the Original Article ...
Climate Change is Causing Bats to Migrate Earlier in the Year

Climate Change is Causing Bats to Migrate Earlier in the Year

In Brief What started out as a simple study of how to safely monitor migrating bat colonies turned into a major discovery. Clim ...
Sprint Vector review

Sprint Vector review

Sprint Vector is full body arcade racer that could only exist in VR. Unfortunately, fun moment-to-moment action cannot save it from chaos. The post Sp ...
Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

Scotland Has a Plan to Become a World Leader in Renewable Energy

In Brief A new paper outlines objectives Scotland should strive to meet if it wants to emerge a world l ...
You Might Actually Want to Wear Something Made From This Smart Fabric

You Might Actually Want to Wear Something Made From This Smart Fabric

In Brief The smart fabrics currently available make for rather uncomfortable garments. A new textile-cr ...
Bitcoin miner in NYC home interfered with T-Mobile network, FCC says

Bitcoin miner in NYC home interfered with T-Mobile network, FCC says

Enlarge / An Antminer S5.Bitmain A New York City resident was ordered to turn off his bitcoin miner after the Federal Communicat ...
Fecal Transplants See Success in 90 Percent of Bacterial Gut Infections

Fecal Transplants See Success in 90 Percent of Bacterial Gut Infections

In Brief The Infectious Diseases Society of America has released new guidelines for the treatment of C. ...
Beloved developer ‘Swery65’ hypes his latest game, ‘The Missing’

Beloved developer ‘Swery65’ hypes his latest game, ‘The Missing’

Japanese game designer Hidetaka Suehiro, better known by the pseudonym “Swery65,” is one of the most eccentric auteurs in the industry. His bizarre g ...
Republican politicians blame ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘John Wick’ for gun violence

Republican politicians blame ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘John Wick’ for gun violence

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida mass shooting, Republican congressman Brian Mast and Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin have both criticized ...
Have cash to spare? Pick up this $500 Assassin’s Creed figurine

Have cash to spare? Pick up this $500 Assassin’s Creed figurine

A $500 Assassin's Creed Origins figure is now available for pre-order. It's limited to 100 units and contains busts of three Egyptian gods. The game i ...
The DeanBeat: High Fidelity takes us dancing in a virtual reality club

The DeanBeat: High Fidelity takes us dancing in a virtual reality club

I’m looking forward to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming film based on Ernest Cline’s virtual reality sci-fi novel Ready Player One. In one scene in t ...
Atari stock jumps 52% on plans for nostalgia-backed cryptocurrencies

Atari stock jumps 52% on plans for nostalgia-backed cryptocurrencies

The venerable Atari 2600. Atari SA—the shambling corpse holding company that shares a name with the company that made Pong and t ...
What a good boy! These video games let you pet dogs — and other animals

What a good boy! These video games let you pet dogs — and other animals

When there is a dog in a video game, you should be able to pet it. This is simply a fact. With that in mind, we've compiled an important list of video ...
Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

Raw sockets backdoor gives attackers complete control of some Linux servers

A stealthy backdoor undetected by antimalware providers is giving unknown attackers complete control over at least 100 Linux se ...
This Week in Science: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018

This Week in Science: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018

The post This Week in Science: Feb 10 – Feb 16, 2018 appeared first on Futurism. View the Original Article ...
Crossing Souls review — a full course of nostalgia, with a small side of story

Crossing Souls review — a full course of nostalgia, with a small side of story

Crossing Souls is an action role-playing game that’s in love with the ’80s. It’s strewn with references to The Goonies and Back to the Future, a ...
Brain-Zapping Pacemaker Implant Could Be a New Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Brain-Zapping Pacemaker Implant Could Be a New Treatment for Opioid Addiction

In Brief A doctor working with West Virginia University will conduct a study to test the effectiveness of deep brain stimulatio ...
In terse statement, White House blames Russia for NotPetya worm

In terse statement, White House blames Russia for NotPetya worm

Enlarge / White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement today declaring that Russia would face "international consequences" ...
Rumbling Nintendo Switch controller tipped man off about tumor in his hand

Rumbling Nintendo Switch controller tipped man off about tumor in his hand

Like many gamers, an Australian man bought a Nintendo Switch at launch to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He had no idea one of the Swit ...
Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov.

Video games, not guns, to blame for school shooting, says Kentucky gov.

In the wake of a shooting that left at least 17 dead on Wednesday in a high school outside Boca Raton, Florida, Kentucky Govern ...
Mountain of sensitive FedEx customer data exposed, possibly for years

Mountain of sensitive FedEx customer data exposed, possibly for years

Enlarge / A redacted copy of data FedEx employees left on a publicly accessible Amazon bucket. Passports, driver licenses, and o ...
Improved CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Tool Can Detect Genetic Mutations and Infections

Improved CRISPR-Based Diagnostic Tool Can Detect Genetic Mutations and Infections

CRISPR gene editing has been making waves over the last few years, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. It’s expected ...
Looking for a boost, last-place team adds Overwatch League’s first female player

Looking for a boost, last-place team adds Overwatch League’s first female player

The Shanghai Dragons have signed Kim Se-Yeon, making her the first female player in the burgeoning Overwatch League. Known as Geguri in the Overwatch ...
GamesBeat Summit speakers — Second Life creator Philip Rosedale, video host Andrea Rene, and FoxNext’s game chief

GamesBeat Summit speakers — Second Life creator Philip Rosedale, video host Andrea Rene, and FoxNext’s game chief

We’re stocking up on star speakers for our GamesBeat Summit 2018, which will take place at the beautiful Claremont Resort in Berkeley, Californi ...
‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ has sold 30M copies, but fewer people are playing

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ has sold 30M copies, but fewer people are playing

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds exploded into a worldwide phenomenon in 2017, with millions of players queuing up to murder strangers in all-out battle ...
‘What the Golf?’ hilariously turns everything into your favorite sport

‘What the Golf?’ hilariously turns everything into your favorite sport

What the Golf? is a golf mini-game compilation that lets you flick a horse off a diving board. The indie game has entered crowdfunding on fig and is e ...
Scientists Reverse Alzheimer’s in Mice

Scientists Reverse Alzheimer’s in Mice

In Brief One new study shows promising results for the future treatment of Alzheimer's disease. In a mo ...
See how Nintendo Labo works in three new cardboard-filled trailers

See how Nintendo Labo works in three new cardboard-filled trailers

Nintendo Labo is one of Nintendo’s most innovative ideas in years, combining cardboard models with its Switch system to create new interactive experi ...
Successor to gloriously bad game ‘Shaq Fu’ launches this spring

Successor to gloriously bad game ‘Shaq Fu’ launches this spring

The sequel to legendarily bad game Shaq Fu is out this spring, and its creators are well aware of fans' expectations. The game will release for Xbox O ...
The IndieBeat: Lucah shows how guilt is a powerful foe

The IndieBeat: Lucah shows how guilt is a powerful foe

Lucah is an unforgiving action role-playing game that follows the journey of a child as they wrestle with their own identity in a hostile world. ...
You’ll Be Watching NBA Games on A Magic Leap Headset Within Five Years

You’ll Be Watching NBA Games on A Magic Leap Headset Within Five Years

In Brief Magic Leap is partnering with the NBA on a new way to watch basketball. This announcement may ...
HTC raises Viveport subscription to $9 per month and adds more VR titles

HTC raises Viveport subscription to $9 per month and adds more VR titles

HTC, maker of the Vive virtual reality headset for the PC, is raising the price for its subscriptions to the VR apps and games in its Viveport a ...
Blockchain startup Aura will offer gaming rewards for your idle computer time

Blockchain startup Aura will offer gaming rewards for your idle computer time

These days, everybody wants to use your unused computer time. Aura is the latest blockchain company to make you an offer you can’t refuse while ...
The Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR: A pain in many ways, but gosh, those sparkles

The Winter Olympics in 4K and HDR: A pain in many ways, but gosh, those sparkles

Last week, we looked into the limited access and information for 4K Winter Olympics content in the United States—which was stil ...
Gree’s VR VC fund rebrands to add AR and mixed reality

Gree’s VR VC fund rebrands to add AR and mixed reality

Gree VR Capital, a venture investment division of Japan’s mobile game publisher Gree, has completed its first fund for virtual reality investmen ...
The RetroBeat: A new N64 cartridge? 40 Winks wakes up after a long slumber

The RetroBeat: A new N64 cartridge? 40 Winks wakes up after a long slumber

You’ve probably never heard of 40 Winks before. It’s an unremarkable 3D platformer that came out for the PlayStation in 1999. It’s also about to ...
Want to Build a Better Climbing Robot? Copy a Cockroach.

Want to Build a Better Climbing Robot? Copy a Cockroach.

In Brief Cockroaches might seem like the most unlikely source of inspiration, but the way the insects m ...
A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed

A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed

A Dasan Networks router similar to this one is under active exploit by the potent Satori botnet. A fast-moving botnet that turns ...
‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ guide to Dark and Golden Ages

‘Civilization VI: Rise & Fall’ guide to Dark and Golden Ages

Chief among the significant changes to Civilization VI: Rise and Fall are the Dark and Golden Ages. We cover some basic strategies and explain how the ...
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