This is your brain. This is your brain on Super Mario 64. See how the gray matter is increased? A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry suggests a whole lot of benefits to playing video games.
When it was announced last week that Megan Fox would be in the new Call Of Duty: Ghosts ad, many reacted with a shudder of disbelief.
This would be the first time that a woman would star in a Call Of Duty ad. Could she possibly act better than Kobe Bryant?
I can put you at your ease. The ad has been released and I see no reason, after this, that the Lakers wouldn't sign Fox to play shooting guard.
In this bracing homage to "The Hangover," we see four boys going off to Vegas to do … Read more
PS Vita owners who plan to buy a PlayStation 4 will want to grab the latest update for their portable console.
Slated to roll out Tuesday, a software update for the PS Vita promises a host of new features, according to a Sony blog post. Chief among them is an application called PS4 Link. The new link app will allow gamers to use the PS Vita for remote play and as a second screen for the PS4.
Specifically, users will be able to remotely control a PlayStation 4 and play a variety of PS4 games directly on the PS Vita. … Read more
On November 15, a darkness will encroach like the fog upon San Francisco. The City by the Bay will shed its usual image and become Gotham City, the fabled metropolis of Batman lore. An evil force will descend, attempting to wreak havoc on its citizens. But the forces of villainy will not prevail. Never fear, Batkid will be there.
The role of Batkid is set to be taken by Miles, a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area is making his wish to become a superhero come true.
Miles will begin the same way as many superheroes, with a training session. An adult Batman will take Miles under his wing and teach him the ropes of saving lives.
Armed with his powerful new skills, Batkid will rescue a woman from the Hyde Street cable car tracks, eat lunch at Burger Bar, and come to the aid of the chief of police in the startling case of a missing mascot.… Read more
Sometimes, you just want to wander and not worry about maps or staring at a GPS screen. That's where a GPS data logger comes in handy. You let it handle the chore of remembering where you've been.
The GPS Cookie runs on two AAA batteries and records data onto a microSD card you supply. It records data, time, and location to track your routes, letting you build up a history of your movements. That data can then be imported into Google Earth so you can visualize your travels.… Read more
So much focus is placed on texting and driving. Yet it's easy to forget that the mere presence of a cell phone offers a myriad of distractions to a thoughtless driver.
In Arizona, a man behind the wheel of a fuel tanker allegedly crashed into three police cars and two fire department trucks on Interstate 8.
One police officer was killed and an investigation begun. The crash happened in May, but it was only in recent days that the investigation report was made public. It presents a picture of apparent carelessness.
Jorge Espinoza allegedly put his truck -- which … Read more
Parallel universes are always fun to contemplate.
So please mount the No. 42 bus with me to a world in which Tim Cook is still COO of Apple and Steve Wozniak is calling the shots.
Here's what would be happening: Apple and Google would be deep and loving partners and would share all their knowledge in one vast openfest.
The iPhone would have all the finest parts of Android, and Android phones would finally enjoy a little magical, revolutionary taste.
Allen Farmelo is a record producer and engineer, and he curated the "Odd Harmonics" show at the Judith Charles Gallery in New York City. "Odd Harmonics" also featured performances by Mikael Jorgensen (Wilco), German classical theremin virtuoso Carolina Eyck, performance artist … Read more
If Tim Cannon wants to check his temperature, he doesn't need a thermometer. The biochip that's been surgically implanted in his arm does it for him, transmitting the data in real time, via Bluetooth, to an Android device.
The implant, about the size of a Bic lighter and dubbed the Circadia 1.0, lives between the skin and muscles of Cannon's left forearm in a sealed box, which also contains a battery that can be charged wirelessly. Built-in red LEDs act as status lights, and can be programmed to illuminate the tattoo of a DNA double helix that sits atop Cannon's bulging implant. He's thinking of programming the biosensor to text him if it think he's getting a fever. … Read more
The worlds of music, technology, and romance were turned upside down earlier this week, when rumors emerged that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were unhappy with YouTube founder Chad Hurley.TMZ first reported that Hurley had turned up at West's quite spontaneous proposal ceremony at AT&T Park in San Francisco and proceeded not only to film the event, but then to post 2 and a half minutes of footage to his new video-sharing site MixBit.
It was said that the anger was so great that a lawsuit would follow. Oddly enough, it has.The Associated Press reported … Read more