Report: Cheaper, disc-free Xbox One option coming next year

Psht, who needs ’em? (credit: Squirmelia) Microsoft is planning to release a disc-free version of the Xbox One as early as next spring, according to an unsourced report from author Brad Sams of Thurrott.com (who has been reliable with early Xbox-related information in the past). The report suggests the disc-free version of the system would […]

NASA’s daring asteroid mission unfurls its sampling arm for the first time

Enlarge / This image, taken Wednesday, shows the OSIRIS-REx Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism sampling head extended from the spacecraft at the end of the robotic arm. (credit: NASA) NASA officials confirmed Friday that a test of a key component of the space agency’s mission to sample an asteroid was completed successfully. On Wednesday, for the […]

The mid-range Google Pixel appears in pictures—complete with headphone jack

Rozetked Rumors of a cheaper mid-range smartphone from Google have been circulating for some time, but now it’s looking like the first pictures of this mythical device have popped up online. The Russian site Rozetked—which leaked the Pixel 3 XL earlier this year—has pictures of a device codenamed “Sargo,” which looks like a cheaper version of […]

We’ve run wild on the Switch version of WarFrame—and it’s solid

Video shot and edited by John Cappello. Click here for transcript. If you had asked us a year ago whether the Nintendo Switch would ever deliver a shooter on par with the online team-questing of Destiny, we would surely have laughed you off. A solid, connected, shooting-filled 3D game for Nintendo’s handheld? Go back to […]

Do You Still Own These Classic 90’s Items Now Worth Thousands?

Article was originally published at RoofStores. Here at Roof Stores, we thought we’d create a little game to see how well our customers’ knowledge was surrounding collectables. Perhaps some of the objects you see in this picture are things you still have in your attic? If so, it might be worthwhile hunting them down, as […]

Feds apparently reveal charges against Assange in accidental filing

Julian Assange, at center. (credit: acidpolly) Federal prosecutors have accidentally revealed that criminal charges have been filed against “Assange”—an apparent reference to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The feds filed the revealing document back in August, but the slip-up wasn’t noticed until it was flagged in a Thursday evening tweet. The filing was in an unrelated […]

“Wolf’s jaw” star cluster may have inspired parts of Ragnarok myth

Enlarge / Only the onset of Ragnarok can defeat Hela, the goddess of death, in Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. (credit: Marvel Studios) In Norse mythology, Ragnarok is a cataclysmic series of events leading to the death of Odin and his fellow Asgardian gods, and ultimately to the end of the world. Some iconographic details of this […]

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