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Most Habitable Earth-Like Planets May Be Waterworlds

Over 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, and we tend to think that’s a lot. A new study suggests that our world is special in this regard, and that most habitable planets are dominated by oceans that consume over 90 percent their surface.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoApr 20th, 2017

Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard Review: A Most Comfortable Tank

Unlike most other hardware that gets swapped out frequently, the interaction between a user and their keyboard is a lot more intimate. It is a device that is literally touched every day and is almost an extension of the user’s personality......»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard Review

The MSI B250M Mortar uses Intel B250 chipset, a desktop chipset that has enough function to keep most users happy. For some reason, Intel chose not to enable overclocking. ... [PCSTATS].....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

Why Elon Musk Doesn"t Like Flying Cars

boley1 quotes Business Insider: According to Elon Musk, the main challenges with flying cars are that they'll be noisy and generate lots of wind because of the downward force required to keep them in the air. Plus, there's an anxiety factor. "Let's.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News6 hr. 0 min. ago

Wilson’s Heart is Oculus’ most interesting VR misfire yet

Game misses the mark as VR adventure. What does that mean for VR’s early days? When will a VR system finally get an honest-to-goodness adventure? Early adopters and curious onlookers continue to ask this question, wondering when they'l.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 32 min. ago

How Payment Service Venmo Hatched and Later Sold to PayPal

It only took a few drinks -- and a much-younger Iqram Magdon-Ismail forgetting his wallet at home one night -- for him and his friends to come up with one of the most popular ways of splitting a bill: Venmo. Magdon-Ismail is the co-founder of Venmo.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Your next computer could be in a data center

 Most of the apps on your phone already rely on a server component to store and process your data. When you post a video on Facebook, it gets re-encoded into multiple formats on the server so that other users can stream your video in SD, HD, etc.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 32 min. ago

So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announces it is shutting down

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long, gossip trolls — Yik Yak announce.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 32 min. ago

Oh God, Disney"s Avatar Ride Sings Now

Ever wondered what sailing down the River Styx would be like? Taking a boat into a scary and unknown world, only to be greeted by a terrifying figure signaling your impending fate? Thanks, Disney!Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News19 hr. 16 min. ago

NVIDIA & Netflix Now Previewing 4K Streaming Support on GeForce GTX 10 Series Cards

Way back in May of 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal architecture powered GeForce GTX 10 series, one of the notable features they announced for the product family was support for Netflix’s newly launched 4K streaming option. At the time no.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News20 hr. 32 min. ago

So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platform bids users adieu

Anonymous trolls may have a slightly harder time starting rumors and spreading gossip, particularly around college campuses, now that popular messaging app Yik Yak has announced its shuttering. The post So long Yik Yak — popular messaging platf.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale is the most horrific thing I have ever seen

Also, it’s weirdly funny. And that’s why you need to watch it right now. Enlarge / The handmaid June (Elizabeth Moss) must wear regulation red, with a bonnet covering her face, to signify that role as a slave designated to bear children for.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

How to Talk Across the Aisle When You"re Marching For Science (Or Climate Change)

The March for Science brought historic numbers of scientists to the streets to stand up for evidence-based reasoning, but whether it actually helped heal the partisan divide on issues like climate change is far less certain. A cursory look at the pos.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

WMA is popular, but your MP3 player might not handle it – here’s how to convert

The WMA codec may be great when it comes to multi-channel surround sound, but unfortunately, it falters in terms of compatibility. Check out our guide on how to convert WMA files to MP3 via web-based or desktop methods. The post WMA is popular, but y.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

"Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. The head of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Ballz is my new digital enemy and favorite mobile game

 I’ve played my fair share of iPhone games, but few have taken over my mind and life like Ballz. From Ketchapp, Ballz is about as simple as it is infuriating. It’s a mix between old-school Pong and Threes. The player starts with a si.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

May’s most exciting games include ‘Prey’ and ‘Injustice 2’

Gamers looking for new games in May have a lot of things to get excited about, including comic-book fighter Injustice 2, long-delayed sci-fi shooter Prey, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on 3DS. The post May’s most exciting games in.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

NVIDIA & Netflix Now Previewing 4K Support on GeForce GTX 10 Series Cards

Way back in May of 2016 when NVIDIA launched the Pascal architecture powered GeForce GTX 10 series, one of the notable features they announced for the product family was support for Netflix’s newly launched 4K streaming option. At the time no.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

The LEGO has landed: New set allows you to build the Moon rocket

If there’s a downside, like the Apollo program itself, this set comes at a high price. LEGO In 2014, Felix Stiessen and Valerie Roche proposed the idea for.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Persona fusion explained: How fusion works in Persona 5, and how to make the most of it

Persona fusion in Persona 5 doesn't have to be a daunting process. Follow this guide to learn how to make the most of it, whether you're trying to please the twin wardens or just fuse the best personas. The post Persona fusion explained: How fusion w.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

FAA concludes that drones are safer than you may have thought

Much to drone company DJI's delight, a new FAA-commissioned report assures us that we have nothing to fear when it comes to drones. The new findings say "UAS are far more safe to operate around people than earlier models had assumed." The post FAA co.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017