Monday, October 31, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HIV Patient Zero cleared by science

One of the most demonised patients in history - Gaetan Dugas - has been convincingly cleared of reports he spread HIV to the US, say scientists.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fight pixelated walkers in this 8-bit 'Walking Dead' animation

Not that there aren't successful Walking Dead video games already, but what about an old, NES-style shoot-em-up? 

CineFix presents the first two seasons of AMC's The Walking Dead retold via old-school 8-bit (and a little 16-bit) game tech. Our 8-bit Cinema series "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood blockbusters (and now TV shows) into '80s arcade- and NES-inspired action.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Kanye comes for Apple, demands Tim Cook cut Tidal deal with Jay Z

Yes, it's that time again: Kanye West is using Twitter to talk to tech moguls and, like before, he's pretty amped. But this time, he's taking aim at the real king of tech: Tim Cook

In a series of tweets posted on Saturday, Kanye goes in on the heated competition between Apple Music and Tidal. The two companies have recently been the subject of rumors, with some reports hinting that Apple may be interested in acquiring Jay Z's streaming music site.  

"This Tidal Apple beef is fucking up the music game," wrote Kanye, in the first entry of his tweetstorm. "I need Tim Cook Jay Z Dez Jimmy Larry me and Drake Scooter on the phone or in a room this week!!!" Read more...

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Samsung's Gear 360 is the VR video camera for the masses

Samsung's Gear 360 gets all the basics right for a consumer 360 camera.

It's small, easy to use (for capturing and editing), the video quality is good (for a first-generation model) and it's affordably priced at $349.99.

The Gear 360 is not the first consumer 360-degree video camera - Kodak, Ricoh, LG and several other companies also make them - but it could be the most user-friendly.

That's saying a lot since this whole 360-degree video thing (also called 360 video or VR video) is still very new for us normals. Read more...

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Bloodhound supersonic car project back on track

The Bloodhound supersonic car project is back on track thanks to new sponsorship, and now aims to break the land speed record in October 2017.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki shares heartfelt thoughts on Christina Grimmie

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki joined the outpouring of condolences for 22-year-old musician Christina Grimmie on Saturday after she was shot dead by an unnamed gunman while signing autographs after a show in Orlando, Florida on Friday. After opening fire, her brother, Mark Grimmie, tackled the gunman, who then turned the gun on himself and died by suicide. 

Shortly after tweeting a news article about the shooting, Wojcicki followed up with another tweet, saying she was, "stunned and saddened to hear the news about Christina Grimmie. A true talent and an inspiration to so many."

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Redheads unite at Australian 'ginger pride' parade


So often the target of cruel schoolyard jokes, redheads are banding together to celebrate their unfairly maligned locks.

On Saturday, orange, copper and auburn of all shades flowed through Melbourne, Australia during a ginger pride parade. Supported by the Redheads and Nearly Ginger Association, or RANGA, the event raised money for the Bully Zero Charity. It was also sponsored by an Australian ginger company.

Redheads from all over Australia gathered during a Ginger Pride Rally on April 16, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.

Image: Photo by Chris Hopkins/Getty Images

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Colossal star explosion detected

Astronomers have seen what could be the most powerful supernova yet detected - an event so big it shone with 570 billion times the brightness of our Sun.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

'Sewing' with molten glass and maths

US researchers design a "molten glass sewing machine" by combining 3D printing of glass with a mathematical model of the looping liquid threads.