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A Giant Version of Pong Played With Feet Should Be the Next Olympic Sport

The most entertaining part of watching the modern Olympics is hoping you catch some kind of drama, scandal, or debacle. And while the IOC has hoped that the addition of new sports like mixed doubles curling will breathe new life into the games, the Olympics should instead introduce sports like mixed doubles interactive Pong—now that I’d stay up late to watch. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s Game Streaming Service Launches Tomorrow, and Will Cost You £7.50 a Month

The Shield is Nvidia’s Android TV gaming powerhouse, and Grid is its software soul—a streaming service that lets you play a selection of titles over the internet. Think like a Netflix for FPSes. But Grid is changing. Starting tomorrow it will launch out of beta under the new name GeForce Now, with an £7.50-per-month subscription price. Read More >>

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Rooftop Solar Panels are Almost all Facing the Wrong Direction

If you're thinking that solar panels face south to capture the most sunlight and thus the most energy, then you'd be absolutely correct. Yet, solar experts are saying that rooftop panels should be installed facing west. This surprising turn can be explained by quirks electrical grids. Read More >>

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Inside CERN’s Massive Computer Centre

Given how much data the scientists at CERN have to crunch through, it's not surprising that it take its computing power seriously. This video takes a look inside the massive computer centre that allows the magic to happen. Read More >>

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The UK’s 6-Megawatt Battery Could Power Your Phone For at Least Three Days

The UK is about to house the biggest battery in Europe, apparently, with a forthcoming installation at Leighton Buzzard part of a long-running experiment to find new ways to store energy generated by sustainable methods. Read More >>