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Startup Anki Wants To Make Video Games Real Using Robots

Virtual reality just got a whole lot more realistic. Consumer robotics startup Anki is hoping to take gaming to a whole new level, through the use of...well, robots. The firm's already created one such experience; a racing game that uses model cars.

Umbra’s Grip Coasters Help Enforce Coaster Use

Having people over is fun, finding sticky rings and water damage marks on your furniture the next day is not. Fortunately, Umbra has come up with a clever way for you to enforce coaster use without seeming like an anal host.

Turns Out Men Actually Need Their "Guy Time" To Stay Healthy

Turns out, a night at the pub with some friends might not be so idle a pastime as one might think. Quite the contrary: According to Oxford University Professor Robin Dunbar, it's absolutely integral to men's health, and they should definitely make an effort to go more often.

How The Nitrous Engine Will Change The Face Of Strategy Video Games

Studio Oxide Games today announced a new cross-platform, 64-bit 3D games engine known as Nitrous. Designed to work on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC; Oxide hopes Nitrous will become the definitive 3D strategy engine for next-gen strategy games. Based on what we've seen so far...that might just happen.

The iPad Air Is One Of The Thinnest Tablets Ever Made. Is That Enough?

Yesterday, Apple officially announced the iPad Air. It's smaller, thinner, and more powerful than the iPad mini, and represents the first major redesign Apple's brought to the tablet since the iPad 2. But is it really worth getting excited over?


Why The Playstation 4 Costs Almost Two Thousand Dollars In Brazil

Word's been floating around the blogosphere lately that in Brazil, you're probably not going to be buying yourself a PS4 unless you're fabulously wealthy. For some odd reason, although Sony's console only costs about $400 here, it's retailing for almost two grand there. Wait, what?

Ten Awesome Games To Liven Up Any Halloween Party

Nothing beats a good Halloween party. Any excuse to drink and be merry is a good one, particularly if one has the opportunity to show off your costume. 'Course, the best parties always have a little something to do: here's a few deliciously eerie games to keep everyone occupied at your own party.

Ten Terrifying Horror Games To Scare You Witless

There's something invigorating about fear, and there's no better occasion than Halloween. To that end, I've always found horror-themed video games to be scariest; you're naturally more immersed. Why not try one? Submitted for your pleasure, here's a few horror games guaranteed to scare you witless.

Nvidia's G-SYNC Will Render Screen Tearing Completely Obsolete

Nvidia came forward with an exciting announcement earlier today; news which should have gamers everywhere jumping for joy: the graphics card manufacturer has, in essence, eliminated screen tearing from gaming altogether. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you to Nvidia G-Sync.

KISS Branded Spicy Meat Buns Look Like Rocks, Taste Like Rolls

KISS your buns? With pleasure but for a limited time only, and it'll cost you 100 yen each time. We're talking about the KISS Super-Spicy Chili Tomatoman meat buns on sale at Japan's Circle K Sunkus convenience stores of course, a tasteful promotion seeking to boost awareness of Gene Simmons and the band's upcoming Japanese tour.

How To Break Bad In Your Browser

Breaking Bad was probably one of the most phenomenal shows we've seen in years; an instant classic that'll be talked about for decades to come. Apparently, it's also become a Cookie Clicker-inspired browser game too, courtesy of the folks at nullism. 

Now, you are the one who clicks. 

Werner's 4-Engined "Red Porsche Killer": More Motors Make A Meaner Motorbike

Four engines good, two wheels badass! The eye-popping, jaw-dropping and awe-inspiring Red Porsche Killer drag-racing art bike was created by Rötger Feldmann, the graphic artist and motorcycle maniac behind Germany's wildly popular “Werner” comics, books and movies. Unlike most art projects of its kind, the Red Porsche Killer is fully functional and actually did race a red Porsche – twice.

Making a Splash: Spectacular Liquid Drop Art

The rise of digital technology has expanded the range of visual art to unimaginable levels in recent years. Without ultra-sensitive photography, the mind-blowing organic forms of Corrie White's liquid drop art would be impossible. Luckily, the combination of creativity and technology has allowed her to make quite a splash in the art world, and the mesmerizing dance of water and gravity that she is able to capture makes for some truly unforgettable art.

Adopt A Guy: Retail Store Offers A Modern Approach to Matchmaking

Choosing a mate isn't as simple as shopping for a new pair of jeans (which is a task that many women dread, so we can't underestimate the complexity of jean shopping). But one bold, international company wants women to select a man by browsing the available options in a store using a process that's not unlike shopping for denim. Except that you've got to try your selections on for size after you take them home.

Beach of the Bizarre: Living Surrealist Sculptures

There's nothing like putting on your Sunday finest, breaking out your cello, and walking into the ocean for an orchestral concert. That might sound strange to you, but for Australian artist Andrew Baines, it sounds like just another day at the office. His living sculptures juxtapose normal people in strange and unexpected settings, usually involving sand, surf, and a healthy touch of Surrealism.

Take VR Gaming To The Next Level With The Sixense STEM

Sixense - the same folks responsible for the development of the Razer Hydra - earlier this month announced a new VR sensor system that, quite frankly, makes the Hydra look a little bit old-fashioned. It's called the Sixense STEM, and it allows you to take full-body control of your video game.

Burn the 'Burbs: The Installation Art of Ian Strange

The suburbs hold a certain amount of nostalgia for many people, but Australian artist Ian Strange has a bizarre relationship with that icon of the middle class - he likes to burn them down. His body of work juxtaposes large-scale installation art, video footage, symbolism, and towering infernos as a means of breaking down the constructions of society, in more ways than one.

Looking For A Link Between Video Games And Violence Distracts Us From Real Issues

In light of the media frenzy kicked up by GTAV, the topic of video games and their link to violence seems worth a revisit. To be frank: video games do not cause violence or aggression. We need to stop arguing about whether or not they do and move on: there's more important things to discuss.

The "Selfie" Generation's Next Iteration: The FrontBack App

Is Justin Timberlake's top-forty hit tune "Mirrors" a soulful lullaby to his better half -- or indeed is that mirror-image really -- himself?  The more you analyze the lyrics with refrains such as "my mirror staring back at me", the more you realize the song could be considered this generation's anthem or mantra.

The pBone: Plastic Powers Resurgence Of The Trombone

If you've never heard a trombone quartet, you've been missing a spectacular music experience.  There's nothing like four talented trombone-crazy musicians playing a classical or jazz piece together.  It's just - well, it's wild and infectious.. And the pBone, the world's first full-size trombone manufactured with ABS plastic, caught on so well that it became the world's best selling trombone last year partly because Bones Apart, a British trombone quartet, took it up as their cause, giving educational tours in British schools with their pBones.