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The correct alien sex choices in the Mass Effect trilogy

Reflections on the epic intergalactic sexcapades of Mass Effect titles past. Enlarge / Spoiler alert: there's no Shepard without Vakarian. (credit: Bioware / EA) I’m writing this story somewhat under duress, since we’ve just spent the last.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaMar 20th, 2017

Article: What Other Markets Can Learn from India"s Emerging Fintech Sector

India’s radical move to eliminate large-denomination currency from its financial system has driven changes in the ways consumers pay for purchases, and now may have a ripple effect of increasing the portion of the population that uses financial.....»»

Category: internetSource:  emarketerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2017

The LHC is starting another year of high-energy physics

The first stable proton beams of the year have arrived at CERN. Enlarge / The LHC's ATLAS detector while under construction. (credit: Brookhaven National Lab) Believe it or not, particle physics has a season, just like baseball. Running a mass.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

The next Alien VR title could be a theme park attraction

FoxNext appears to be working on a VR title based on the Alien franchise. However, this one is not a game that you will play on your PC or console. Fox is planning on launching it as a “VR experience” similar to Derren Brown's Ghost T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Bizarre Star Dims Again, and Astronomers Scramble to Catch It in the Act

A new observing campaign aims to understand a star that some have suggested might even host an alien civilization -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the ‘Alien Megastructure Star’

It looks like the aliens have fired up their giant machinery again. The post Scientists Are Closer to Understanding the ‘Alien Megastructure Star’ appeared first on ExtremeTech......»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Could Giant Alien Structures Be Dimming a Far Away Star?

sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: Astronomers and alien life enthusiasts alike are buzzing over the sudden dimming of an otherwise unremarkable star 1300 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus. KIC 8462852 or "Tabby's star" ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2017

Market Analysis Perspective: EMEA Telco Strategies for Mass-Market Digital Transformation, 2017

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) examines the mobile and internet services markets in EMEA. Although much of the analysis covers trends in the wider EMEA region, this presentation focuses particularly on Europe and the more developed market.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Remote Pacific Island Is the Most Plastic-Contaminated Spot Yet Surveyed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Plastic is durable -- very, very durable -- which is why we like it. Since it started being mass-produced in the 1950s, annual production has increased 300-fold. Because plastic is so durable, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

North Korea’s latest launch heralds mass production of “cold launch” missiles

The Pukguksong-2's “cold launch” mobile launcher reduces warning time for strike. The launch of a Pukguksong-2 solid-fuel missile from a mobile launcher on May 21 may signal a new level of worries for the US, Japan, and South Korea. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Facebook"s secret guide on sex, violence, and hate speech leaked

The internal documents lay out the social media giant's stance on moral and ethical decisions related to user content......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars

Reader mirandakatz writes: Typography is having a bit of a moment: Suddenly, tons of people who don't work in design have all sorts of opinions about it, and are taking every opportunity to point out poor font choices and smaller design elements. But.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Fox is building a massive, free-roaming VR Alien experience

Walking around a 2,000 square foot set based in the Alien universe would be cool enough, but FoxNext's virtual reality development will give you haptic guns and hand tracking to take down the xenomorph menace. The post Fox is building a massive, free.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Remote Pacific island is the most plastic-contaminated spot yet surveyed

Survey finds every meter of beach is getting 26 new plastic items a day. Enlarge (credit: University of Tasmania) Plastic is durable—very, very durable—which is why we like it. Since it started being mass-produced in the 1950s, annual pro.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

9 Costs That Factor into Mass Manufacturing a Hardware Product

Without question, the costs for mass manufacturing are the most critical expenses when bringing a new hardware product to market. Read more on MAKE The post 9 Costs That Factor into Mass Manufacturing a Hardware Product appeared first on Make:.....»»

Category: topSource:  maezineRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Box office hits and misses: ‘Alien: Covenant’ narrowly beats ‘Guardians’ with weak debut

Ridley Scott's latest Alien prequel film won the weekend, but the premiere of Alien: Covenant was anything but blockbuster material as the sci-fi horror film barely knocked off Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The post Box office hits and misses: R.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2017

Sorry, you can"t plant enough trees to offset fossil fuels

Ever planted a tree to feel better about your environmental footprint? It's a good idea, but it might not have as much of an effect as you'd hope. A simulation-based study has determined that it would be utterly unrealistic to plan.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

The Best CPUs

After extensive testing, we've come up with this quick guide to bring you the best CPU choices available right now, divided into four categories: The Best Enthusiast/Value Gaming CPU, Best Extreme Desktop CPU, Best All-Round High-End CPU an.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcstatsRelated NewsMay 21st, 2017

Live look at the "alien megastructure" star may solve mysteries

Astronomers may have ruled out an alien megastructure as the likely cause behind KIC 8462852's strange dimming, but it's still mysterious -- and that's partly due to the lack of live data (as live as you can get for a star 1,2.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Aftermath From The Net Neutrality Vote: A Mass Movement To Protect The Open Internet?

After Thursday's net neutrality vote, two security guards pinned a reporter against a wall until FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly had left the room, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Writers Guild of America calls the FCC's 2-to-1 vote to initiate.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 20th, 2017

Unshackled, big auto will keep choking the world on diesel fumes

We now know diesel vehicles pollute more than they should to deadly effect everywhere, but the real scandal is government foot-dragging, says Olive Heffernan.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated NewsMay 19th, 2017