Sgt. Pepper Meets Star Wars In Amazing Parody Album

The Beatles and Star Wars fandoms must have a sizeable crossover by sheer force of numbers and both are covered in a new parody album of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The project from Palette Swap Ninja took five years of work and was completed in time for both the 40th anniversary of Star […]

Legend Of Zelda Includes Movement History & Gauntlet Mode

A map overlay with Link’s past movements may be the highlight of the upcoming The Master Trial DLC for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Other tweaks make gathering Korok seeds a little easier, while the main new gameplay content is a hard mode and a gauntlet challenge. The “hero’s path” addition is an […]

Elon Musk’s Underground Road Network Officially Boring

Elon Musk wants a network of subterranean city tunnels carrying cars around at 130 miles per hour. But the project is moving ahead about as quickly as a pet snail he cited. Late last year he tweeted “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging…” For […]

Solid $1.4 Million Gold Darth Vader Mask On Sale

A solid gold Darth Vader mask is going up for sale in Japan to mark the movie’s 40th anniversary. It’s yours for a mere $1.4 million. It’s the work of Ginza Tanaka, a leader Japanese jeweller, and will go on sale in its Tokyo store on… yes… May the fourth. The mask is solid 24k […]

Blood Test Could Spot Cancer Comebacks

A new blood test uses DNA to spot early signs of returning cancer. It could mean more effective early treatment, though that’s yet to be confirmed. The test is based around a simple concept: that cancer’s mutation shows up as defective DNA. In the study, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London took samples […]

Dragonfire Is a New D&D Deckbuilding Game

The makers of Shadowrun are producing a cooperative deckbuilder with the Dungeons & Dragons licence. Dragonfire aims to bridge the gap between tabletop games and RPGs, a sometimes tricky task. The game – which doesn’t yet have a release date — is based on the core engine of Shadowrun: Crossfire, though makers Catalyst Game Labs […]

Verizon Launches ‘Gigabit’ Internet

Verizon is to offer a Gigabit internet service for the first time, albeit in a limited range of places and not quite at the implied speed. The service is an upgrade to the existing Verizon Fios ‘Instant Internet’ offering of 750 Mbps for both uploads and downloads. The new deal will be available to the […]

Teen Creates Crafty Code To Reduce Heart Surgery Risks

A schoolboy shadowing his cardiologist father has devised a way for surgeons to leave an internal “code” to make future operations safer. The system would involve using knots in the wires that hold the sternum back together after the operation. 16-year-old Ben Wald was on a work experience placement, a form of short-term internship that […]

Fahrenheit 451 HBO Movie Gets Lead Cast

HBO has confirmed Michael Shannon and Michael B Jordan as cast members in its long-awaited adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The project has been in the works for at least a year since the announcement that Ramin Bahrani would direct the show. Jordan, the star of Creed, will take the lead role of Montag, […]

Nintendo’s SNES Mini ‘On The Way’

Nintendo is reportedly planning to launch a mini Super Nintendo Entertainment System for the Christmas market. It would explain the seemingly baffling decision to scrap the highly popular NES Mini. Eurogamer cites “sources close to the company” as confirming the SNES Mini. The belief is that Nintendo produced the NES Mini as a novelty retro […]

Pandora Music Service Goes Premium, Picking Tough Fight

Pandora is going public with an on-demand streaming music service to rival the likes of Apple, Spotify and Google Play. But in doing so it’s effectively throwing out its “killer feature” leaving it with little to differentiate it. Pandora Premium costs $10 a month, putting it right at the going market rate. It’s an addition […]

Robert Taylor, Internet Pioneer, RIP

A man who played a key role in the development of the Internet has died. Robert Taylor, who arguably conceived ARPANET, was 85. Taylor brought together two sets of existing work and ideas at ARPANET, a network at the US Defense Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. The idea of a computer network joining together multiple […]