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How Microsoft Built Xbox 360, Xbox Compatibility Into the Xbox One

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Xbox One and PS4 have broadly similar features, but there’s a few areas where Microsoft has beaten Sony: Backwards compatibility with the Xbox 360 ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than ...

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Beaming Heat into Space Could Make Your Air Conditioner More Efficient

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Researchers all over the world are engaged in the search for better forms of energy as the demands of society continue increasing, but improving efficiency ...

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Diving into Project Scorpio’s backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support

Now that we’ve discussed the basic technical specs of Project Scorpio, Microsoft’s follow-up to the original Xbox One, it’s time to cover some of the ancillary information, like 4K support, 1080p goodies, and VR functionality. Microsoft and Sony are pursuing ...

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Cassini probe set to begin ‘Grand Finale’ dive into Saturn’s atmosphere

We’ve enjoyed the benefits of having NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in orbit of Saturn for years. It’s almost like it’s always been there, looking down on one of the most awe-inspiring sights in the solar system. It only seems like forever because ...

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Tardigrades survive extreme dehydration by turning into glass

Just when we thought we’d seen all the tricks waterbears keep up their tiny sleeves, they’re back to surprise us again. Scientists have revealed one of the tardigrade’s best-kept secrets: how they protect themselves from harm under extreme dehydration. They ...

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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

It’s a common refrain among climate change down-players — those who accept its reality, but who argue that we can’t or shouldn’t do much about it — that, sure, first world Western countries could be doing a lot more to ...

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Nvidia launches mobile Pascal, drops desktop-class hardware into mobile form factors

Nvidia launched its new mobile Pascal hardware today — and with a twist. Several months ago, we covered rumors that the company would use its standard desktop hardware in laptops rather than creating an entirely separate mobile product line. Turns ...

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Nintendo refutes rumors, claims Wii U production will continue into next year

Yesterday, a report from the Nikkei claimed that Nintendo might sunset the Wii U as early as this year, to make room on store shelves for its upcoming console, the Nintendo NX. While not implausible, given the Wii U’s anemic ...

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Indiana governor signs fetal defects abortion ban into law

Chad Ryan/AP Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday. INDIANAPOLIS — Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill into law Thursday making Indiana the second state to ban abortions because of fetal genetic abnormalities such as Down ...

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