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The Acer Predator 8 Looks Like A Gaming Tablet But Hasn't Got The Guts

With its crimson accents, sharp angles and four front-facing speakers, the Acer Predator 8 looks like a tablet built for serious mobile gaming.Every aspect of the external design of the Predator 8 looks to have been designed with someone’s idea of gaming in mind. read more

Buddhism is embracing technology with a cute little Buddha-bot

It may be one of the oldest religions in the world, but that’s not stopping Buddhism from embracing innovation.Meet Xian’er, the baby robot monk designed to promote the wisdom of an old religion in a very new way. read more

Solar-powered plane completes flight across the Pacific

One of the most important flights across the Pacific Ocean has just concluded, and it just may usher in a new era in air travel.Just before midnight, a solar-powered plane completed a two and a half day flight from Hawaii to Mountain View, California (after a previous flight from Japan to Hawaii), all without using a single drop of fuel. read more

Court to Kansas group: ‘No, school science curriculum is not unconstitutional’

Thwarting a Kansas group comprised of parents and students that opposed the state’s adoption of a national science curriculum, a federal court has upheld a lower court’s ruling on a case involving the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).Back in 2013, the Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE), a religiously oriented group, sued to block the curriculum, claiming that the new standards constituted a form of “religious indoctrination. read more

The Latest Simpsons Couch Gag Highlights Disney's Classic Animation

The couch gag is a fun departure for the opening of The Simpsons, and the latest pays homage to Disney’s classic years, animated by Disney’s own Eric Goldberg.Goldberg, who has worked on films such as Aladdin and Pocahontas, runs through some of the company’s most popular films: read more

7 real-life inspirations for Game of Thrones that are crazier than fiction

Related: New Game of Thrones season 6 teaser hints at death, death, and more death Spoiler Alert!This article touches on events and details from Game of Thrones. read more

Shop Contest: Lighten Up, Dark Souls: Winners!

Last week I asked our Photoshop-savvy readers to bring a little bright and fluffy to the dreary world of Dark Souls.This is the prettiest ‘Shop Contest winners post ever. read more

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED): The Ani-TAY Review • Naruto: Itachi Shinden - Book of Dark Night Impressions - Ep 6 (456) • Passion Cannot Defeat Science You’re reading TAY, Kotaku’s community-run blog.We write about games, art, culture and everything in between. read more

Download these five awesome new apps for iOS and Android

Earth Day may have passed, but that’s no reason for you to stop protecting planets.This barebones Android and iOS game has an endless number of purple and pink asteroids hurling through space, vying to hit this one, small, nameless planet. read more

At the Oregon Trail Rally, this Toyota RAV4 will face challenges beyond dysentery

The historical northwest trail’s fame spread far beyond the computer screen, however, and 1984 saw the staging of the first Oregon Trail Rally.Over a decade later in 1995, the newly formed Oregon Rally Group resurrected the event and kept its original name. read more

Hackers attack KKK and briefly bring down main website

We are not fascist but we certainly do not agree with the KKK movement.” The attack comes as the latest in an ongoing campaign against the KKK, one hackers initially launched several months ago. read more

$100 million was not enough — Uber drivers join Teamsters in California

On Friday, Teamsters noted that it had received “overwhelming outreach” from Uber drivers in search of representation, benefits, and ultimately, a stand for themselves.“We welcome any Uber drivers seeking to improve their working conditions,” said Rome Aloise, president of Teamsters Joint Council 7, in a statement. read more

Match-Fixing Report Shows How Gambling Has Ruined Korean StarCraft

The Korean prosecutor’s office leading the StarCraft 2 match-fixing investigation released its report this week, and the results are not good for fans of the sport.This is the kind of gambling money flooding into esports in Korea. read more

Intel execs receive threats from employees in response to diversity efforts

Not that there’s any need for further proof of tech’s diversity crisis, but if you were looking for some, consider your search ended.According to the CEO of Intel, the primary opposition to the company’s latest diversity and inclusion efforts has come from within the organization. read more

15 handy HTC 10 tips and tricks to master your phone

It’s time for some HTC 10 tips and tricks.Related: 5 tempting HTC 10 cases to style and protect your new phone HTC included a variety of options to help you wake up your HTC 10. read more

Sunday's Best : Sous-Vide, $20 off Kindles, Discounted Treadmill, and More

Discounted Kindles, the most popular sous-vide circulator, and a clever string trimmer kick off Sunday’s best deals.Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. read more

YouPorn’s gaming team was just banned from the Electronic Sports League

If the gaming industry ever wanted to present itself as more inclusive, it just missed an opportunity, as it has decided to slam the door in one very specific pro team’s face.But YouPorn was careful in its sponsorship — its TeamYP gaming website declined to promote the YouPorn brand or adult entertainment. read more

Sunday Comics: A Pitiful Cry For Help

Welcome to Kotaku’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics.The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon. read more

Like it, Love it, or LOL it? How are people reacting to news on Facebook?

Related: Facebook’s Tor site is surprisingly popular, with 1 million users in a month As it turns out, Facebookers love to love things.The agency found that there was a strong correlation between number of likes and number of nonlike reactions across publishers. read more

Brixo has created building blocks for the 21st century

Education and innovation may be the building blocks of success, but Brixo has designed the building blocks of our future — literally.” These electricity-conducting building blocks are smartphone connected, allowing children to create circuits and better understand one of the most important scientific innovations in history. read more

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