Amiga Games Come To The Browser

More than 10,000 Amiga games are now available to play free online in your browser. It’s another addition to the Internet Archive. While the archive is arguably best known for making and storing copies of web pages, it also includes a wide range of multimedia files and applications. It already offers several thousand MS-DOS games […]

Ancient Wonder Recreated By 3D Printer

One of the seven wonders of the world has been recreated with a 3D printer. But the new version of the Statue of Zeus is only around an eighth the size of the original. The Millennium Gate Museum in Atlanta commissioned the new statue to tie in with an upcoming exhibition on the Olympic Games […]

Apple Launches Bug Bounty Program

Apple has announced it will pay up to $200,000 to researchers who find security bugs in its software and devices. It will initially be invite only. The news came at a rare appearance by an Apple representative, security head Ivan Krstic, at the Black Hat conference. The payouts will include maximums of: $25,000 for bugs […]

Cartman, Cthulu & Tyrion Lannister Running For President

A host of TV and movie characters are officially registered as candidates for this year’s US Presidential election. Sadly few are likely to make it onto the ballot. They are among 1,824 people who’ve registered with the Federal Election Commission as candidates. Doing so doesn’t bring any specific benefits but is instead a legal requirement […]

Harry Potter Hogwarts Acceptance Up For Auction

Auctions houses often have collections of movie props, but one coming up on September 27 may be the motherload. Lots include Harry Potter’s Hogwarts acceptance letter, Christian Bale’s Batman outfit, Marlon Brando’s Apocalypse Now shirt, the Terminator’s shotgun and nearly 600 others. The auction takes place at the BFI Imax theater in London and those of […]

Megabus Straddles Two Lanes Of Traffic

A bus tested in China this week carries 300 passengers without getting in the way of cars. That’s because it straddles the road leaving a two meter high, two lane gap for cars to drive through. The electrically-powered Transit Elevated Bus is 72 feet long and 25 feet wide and is designed to perform the […]

One Step Closer to Skynet: IBM Uses Blu-Ray Tech For Artificial Brain

IBM has created artificial neurons that work in a way much closer to a human brain than previous efforts. It’s a step closer to creating computers that learn in the same way as humans. The project is the latest attempt to overcome the biggest weakness of computers: that in principle a processor can only do […]

Apple Replaces Gun Emoji With Water Pistol

Apple has replaced an emoji of a handgun with one of a toy water pistol. It hasn’t commented on why it made the change. The water pistol is one of “More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters” coming to iOS10 in the fall. While Apple hasn’t publicly confirmed this, The Guardian cites unnamed sources […]