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13 WTF Moments In MTV VMAs History

If there's one award show out there where pretty much anything can happen, it's gotta be the MTV Video Music Awards. Sure, MTV isn't really in the music video airing business anymore, but that doesn't mean this annual ceremony isn't still an event where music's brightest stars get to go a bit …

Can Electronic Arts make a 'Battlefield' game that works?

I stopped playing <i>Battlefield</i> this year. Why did I stop playing the massively popular first-person shooter? Because it <b>never</b> works when it launches. For those who haven't experienced the promise and defeat of a <i>Battlefield</i> launch, it goes as such:<p>A multiplayer beta precedes the launch, often by a slim …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Ultra Rare Ocarina of Time Prototype Reportedly Surfaces on eBay, Costs £100,000

I'm no huge Zelda fan and definitely am not a collector, but this is a pretty cool thing...assuming it's legitimate. I wonder if anyone will actually …

Office For iPad Has Been Downloaded 27 Million Times, Doubled In A Month, Microsoft Says

The app has been downloaded about 27 million times, Microsoft's Julia White told the crowd during Monday's keynote at its TechEd customer conference in Houston. White is general manager of Microsoft's Office Division.<p>That's more than double the number of downloads Microsoft reported just over a …

4 AM at Walmart

Redditor x_SomeGuy said he took this picture in Walmart at 4 this morning. You can imagine the scenario: At the end of the shift, the dispatcher …

Parrot unveils its ultra-light Bebop drone with a 14MP fish-eye high-def camera

French gadget maker Parrot is unveiling its remote-controlled Bebop Drone flying robot today with an ultra-light body and a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera.<p>The smartphone-controlled device is one of the most advanced consumer drones yet, and it shows just how sophisticated the consumer drone market is …

Captive Minecraft transforms the game into a prison

In response to <i>Minecraft</i> 1.8, an update that lets players create a flickering wall that borders the in-game world, a new survival mod called <i>Captive Minecraft</i> has been developed which places the player in a 1x1 box that expands as they earn achievements.<p>"For each <i>Minecraft</i> Achievement you get, the …

We Found A Real-Life R2D2

Web-developer Jamie McShan built his own R2D2 droid using everything from wood to pvc pipe.<p>A member of the Central Texas Droid Builders, McShan showcases his R2 unit at events that range from Comic Con to Weird Al Yankovic concerts. He also spreads good will by taking his R2 to visit children's …

Concerts

That looks familiar — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s riffs from other games and movies

We got our first glimpse of the next Call of Duty today, but you’d be forgiven if some parts of it felt a bit familiar to you.<p>Sure, it’s easy to knock Call of Duty, a series that has released yearly installments since 2006, for being unoriginal. But to be fair, video games have riffed off each …

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

This embed is invalid<p>The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.<p>Now …

Gadget Rewind 2006: Lego Mindstorms NXT

Lego, the popular toy brick maker, graduated from simple plastic playthings in 1998 when it released its Mindstorms Robotics Invention System (RIS). Born of a collaboration between Lego and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), these "toys" let users build a variety of interactive …

Samsung exec: Android Wear smartwatch coming this year, Tizen is still not dead, Galaxy S5 is doing great

One of Samsung’s head strategists confirmed that the company would launch an Android Wear smartwatch this year, though Tizen remains a focus both in wearables and in smartphones.<p>Talking to <i>Reuters</i>, Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president of Samsung’s strategy team, confirmed that an Android-powered …

Wear OS

Dredd 2 Karl Urban Promises Fans They're Trying to Get It Made

The 2012 remake of <i>Dredd</i> wasn’t a big hit financially but critically, and among fans, it was revered. Since its release, fans have clamored for a …

Did An Ad Agency Just Create “The World’s Most Beautiful Sustainable Font?”

With Ryman Eco, a typeface that uses 33% less ink than standard fonts and 27% less ink than the leading sustainable font, Grey London says it has created an eco-friendy and beautifully designed font alternative.<p>When a story about a young boy who determined (erroneously, some say) that the …

Typography

Marvel Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson About Marketing Black Widow

It's hard to see this as a step up from the infamous hand-out photo that found the Marvel assassin unarmed and sticking her butt out. Here's what I thought of when I saw the new poster: Marianne Faithfull in the biker exploitation movie <i>Girl on a Motorcycle</i>— a movie retitled <i>Naked Under Leather</i> in …

300: Rise of an Empire review – a soul-draining gorefest

Mark Kermode: Noam Murro's epic sequel is a dreary, bloody moshpit of men in leather skirts<p>While Zack Snyder's <i>300</i> made a camp but coherent fist of Frank Miller and Lynn Varley's graphic novel, this turgid companion piece offers nothing but lumpen CGI bloodletting and headbangingly boring …

Can Flappy Bird Take Off In The Real World With A Physical Controller?

One of the companies that has caught my eye at SXSW Interactive this week is ZowPow. The San Francisco based start-up have a range of game controllers embedded in plush toys, with a Tiny Plane controller (for Tiny Plane) and a cuddly Redford (for MegaRun and MegaJump). Here in Austin, they’re …

Watching This Four-Minute 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Clip Is a Very Good Idea

For a while now, Disney and Marvel have been touting the fact that the forthcoming sequel "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" would be more like a seventies spy thriller than your average superhero romp. But everything in the trailers -- from Chris Evans kicking ass to Anthony Mackie flying …

Corning exec slams sapphire -- rumored for Apple device

A Corning Glass executive does not think very highly of sapphire crystal as a protective material for displays. That was made crystal clear at a Morgan Stanley conference.<p>A Corning executive launched a blistering critique of sapphire crystal, used as a protective material for displays, on Tuesday. …

iPhone

Huawei teases new devices for MWC, also jabs at Samsung and Apple

With MWC only a week away, we’re starting to see plenty of companies teasing their upcoming devices ahead of the event. Huawei is no exception, and has now launched a new advertisement that not only hints at several new devices, it also semi-subtly takes a jab at the two biggest giants in the …

Mobile Technology

'Black Widow' Solo Film Still In Development – /Film

For years, Marvel Studios President <b>Kevin Feige</b> has said Marvel was interested in giving <i>Black Widow</i> her own film. From the character’s first …

Marvel Universe

Be one with Flappy Bird: The science of 'flow' in game design

A core reason why recent hits like Flappy Bird and Threes found success -- and are massively addictive -- lies in the way they put us in a unique zen-like state known as flow.<p>There's nothing the same between Minecraft and Flappy Bird, The Sims and WoW [World of Warcraft]. These are fundamentally …

The Sims

Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom

Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. That's up 20 percent over last year, a disastrous period that saw nearly $10 billion in full-year …

'Batman vs Superman': what's with the casting choices?

From Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot to Jesse Eisenberg, the casting on this movie has definitely swerved the obvious<p>• More on Man of Steel 2<p>If there's one conclusion to be drawn from recent events surrounding the forthcoming "Batman vs Superman" movie, it's that Zack Snyder and David S Goyer don't give …

'Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes' Can Be Completed In Just Two Hours

Hideo Kojima’s <i>Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes</i> is the prologue to <i>Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.</i> In some ways, it’s here just to give gamers something to play while they wait for the main release—almost like a demo.<p>And like a demo, it turns out that <i>Ground Zeroes</i> is surprisingly short.<p>According …