Just add water and this squid-inspired plastic heals itself

While you've been busy scarfing down fried calamari rings, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have been doing something else with squid. Namely? Studying the cephalopod's ring teeth for a way to create a material that heals when water's p…

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Sony settles with employees affected by massive data breach

Sony Entertainment has reached a deal with its employees affected by the security breach that rocked its world in 2014. If you recall, that incident led to several waves of data leaks, including unreleased movies and juicy emails between its execs….

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PlayStation 3’s free-to-play ‘Soul Calibur’ shuts down in November

There was a brief period when Bandai Namco was trying a free-to-play model for its bigger franchises like the venerable Soul Calibur fighting series and its arcadey Ridge Racer. The latter shut down in 2014, and the former will suffer a similar fat…

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Experience bullet time in Epic’s crazy VR demo

Game-tech powerhouse Epic Games and its Unreal Engine are capable of some seriously impressive stuff, and now the North Carolina-based outfit wants you to experience what it's capable of in the virtual reality space. "Showdown" is the demo that the…

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Valve’s testing a new look for Steam on TVs

The November release Valve's fancy Steam Controller is right around the corner, and the company seems to be getting the rest of its platform ready for launch day. Specifically, Valve is giving Steam's Big Picture Mode a visual overhaul, redesigning…

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This Travel Jacket Is The Most-Funded Clothing Item In The History Of Crowdfunding

c6afe56d1e5515702232d21b809e8851_original (1) This jacket is going to need a lot more pockets to stuff all of the $$$ it’s raising. With less than a day to go, Baubax‘s versatile travel jacket Kickstarter project is nearing almost $8.5 million in funds contributed from over 40 thousand backers, making it the most well-funded clothing project in crowdfunding history, according to the site. The jacket aims to simplify the… Read More

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Ron Johnson Will Discuss His New Approach To Tech Shopping And Support At Disrupt SF

Ron Johnson, Enjoy CEO In just a few weeks, I’ll be onstage with the man who spearheaded the creation of Apple’s friendly, futuristic retail stores.
Ron Johnson spent more than a decade as the company’s senior vice president of retail operations, a decade that saw the launch of the first Apple Stores and their rapid expansion. (He was also an executive at Target and, after Apple, had a… Read More

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Internet-connected baby monitors are vulnerable to attacks

Don't call a priest just yet if you hear strange voices coming out of your child's baby monitor — it's more likely a hacker than some kind of supernatural entity. Security firm Rapid 7 has released a study that shows just how vulnerable at least n…

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