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A video game museum is rebuilding an MMO designed for the Commodore 64

Thought you were old-school for playing Everquest and Ultima Online? Step back, son: those games are spring chickens next to 1986's premier virtual world: LucasFilm's Habitat. Don't fret if you haven't heard of it -- the Commodore 64-powered online...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

New spyware targets Hong Kong protesters' phones

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters have more to worry about than they thought -- someone is gunning after their phones, too. Lacoon Mobile Security says it has detected new spyware, Xsser, that tries to trick WhatsApp users on Android and iOS by...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Formula E to let teams build their own batteries and motors

Now that the first major race is out of the way, which took place in Beijing a couple of weeks ago, it's time for Formula E to look toward the future. Accordingly, CEO Alejandro Agag has revealed some interesting details ahead of the EV racing...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Algae-based thread will keep your clothes odor-free

If you're worried that the silver ions in antibacterial and anti-odor clothing might also pose serious health risks, like destroying genetic material, you'll be glad to hear that there should soon be a safer alternative. The KTH Royal Institute of...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Aquarium of Boise gives the internet control of a tank-dwelling submarine

Maybe you like swimming. Maybe you like going to the aquarium. Maybe you'd like to do both without leaving your house. Now, you can: a new exhibit at the Aquarium of Boise allows anyone with an internet connection to take a virtual tour of one of its...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Lamborghini reveals 910-horsepower Asterion hybrid concept

Lamboghini has announced its first plug-in hybrid showpiece, and it's quite beautiful. The Asterion LPI 910-4 packs in a 5.2-liter V10 with 610 horsepower, and its trio of electric motors beef up that latter figure another 300 (hence the 910...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

NFL Sunday Ticket stays on DirecTV for the next eight years

Wondering if the NFL would take its supersized Sunday Ticket viewing package to another provider, or even to an internet company like Google? You can stop now -- the league and DirecTV have "extended and expanded" their exclusive agreement for an...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Verizon won't be throttling unlimited LTE data plans after all

If you were worried that Verizon would start throttling your unlimited data plan because you use it a lot, you can relax -- Big Red just had a last-minute change of heart. The carrier tells Droid-Life that it has decided against pursuing "network...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Scared of needles? Try swallowing them

If you're one of the many who fear needles, you might be in luck. Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital are working on an oral alternative to injections, and it involves the use of a capsule. On the pill's surface, tiny needles inject...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link

Sprint and Verizon are doubling data on shared plans too

Not to be outdone by AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have now announced they are also going to double the data for users on shared mobile plans, at no extra cost. What's more, both carriers are bringing the promotion to family and business customers alike,...
Published on: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 | link