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Mason Jar Solar Lights

I love entertaining outdoors at this time of year because it’s warm enough at night that a garden party does not need to end when the sun goes down. …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

Samsung's smartwatch to be unveiled Sept. 4, report says

The Samsung smartwatch will be unveiled in early September, according to a report this week.<p>SamMobile, a website that covers Samsung news, reports that it has confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will unveil its rumored device on Sept. 4.<p>The unveiling will take place at the IFA annual …

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Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by shops to display product information. It could even be used for fun to play interactive active games.<p>Once just a prototype created by the startup Ubi with a Microsoft Kinect for …

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Redox Power Plans To Roll Out Dishwasher-Sized Fuel Cells That Cost 90% Less Than Currently Available Fuel Cells

Redox Power Systems, a Fulton, MD-based start-up company founded last year, sealed the deal on a partnership with researchers at the University of Maryland to commercialize a potentially game-changing distributed generation technology.<p>Redox says that it plans to bring to market a fuel cell that is …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

Bicycle turn signals get the Ben Heck mod treatment (video)

Ben Heck's devised hacks for everything from console mashups to wheelchairs, and now he's turned his attention to the humble bicycle turn indicator -- something we've seen reinvented from time to time. Heck's take on the device uses a LilyPad Arduino and a backpack modified with an array of lights …

Hacker's Tiny Spy Computers Aim To Track Targets Around Entire Neighborhoods And Cities

The National Security Agency, argues Brendan O’Connor, doesn’t have a monopoly on mass surveillance. In fact, he’s developed a cheap system of open-source spy boxes and mapping software that he says will let anyone “track everyone in a neighborhood, suburb, or city from the comfort of their …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

The PlayStation Music Video: Go Beyond!

IGN fans come together to celebrate Sony's characters and six years of BEYOND!<p>Podcast Beyond just celebrated it's 300th episode, and the party ended …

Breach and Clear distills the tactical shooter down to its essence

<i>Breach and Clear</i> is the freshman project from Lexington, Kent.-based think tank-turned-developer Gun Media, but it's enough to show the new studio's maturity in its approach to game design.<p>Breach and Clear is a game which wisely never extends its reach beyond the verbs in its title. The iOS title …

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Russia Has Just About Had It with Edward Snowden

Now’s as good a time as any to check in with Edward Snowden, the peripatetic National Security Administration leaker who has by now spent more time waiting around in an airport than a suburban father who knows he has to check baggage before an international flight.<p>Russian officials are now using …

Teach Yourself: Start A Project

I wrote this for High School Students, but it’s applicable to anyone. It’s an address to education and self-fulfillment.<p>More high school and college students should start projects. Projects are a means to bite-size, practical, and self-driven education. They help you navigate interests and learn …

Why The Last of Us is the first truly mature action game (and our Game of the Year)

<i>Warning before you start. I need to discuss the entire game to do this right, so there will be spoilers. Gigantic ones. With teeth.</i><p>“…it could be …

Activision not worried about Destiny competing with Call of Duty

Bungie's <i>Destiny</i> will feel familiar enough to fans of the studio's previous work with the Halo series, but is unique enough to be able to "peacefully coexist" with Call of Duty, said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg in an interview with IGN.<p>"There are certain mechanics in this industry that …

Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep intro shown in new trailer

Gearbox has released a five minute video introducing the opening sequence to its new DLC campaign for <i>Borderlands 2</i>. [Note: There is a <i>Borderlands 2</i> spoiler early in the trailer.]<p><i>Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep</i> is the fourth DLC drop for the company's shoot-and-loot game, and the last as part of …

Oculus Rift Demo LIVE!!!

PlayStation C.A.M.P. puzzle game Open Me! brings two Vitas together for puzzle box magic

Thank PlayStation C.A.M.P. for some of PlayStation's most interesting and offbeat titles. The program has spawned creative video game works like <i>echochrome</i>, <i>Tokyo Jungle</i> and the upcoming invisible adventure <i>Rain</i>. It's also spawned <i>Open Me!</i>, a unique augmented reality puzzle game coming to PlayStation …

State Of The Game: Razer Talks Growth, Innovation And A Banner Year for Mobile PC Gaming

Until 2011, Razer (which, just like the Walt Disney Company, started with a mouse) was better known for its gaming peripherals than for the systems on which these peripherals are used. But since then, the San Diego-based company has branched out into Blade, a laptop for gamers…just in time to see …

Around the internet - Most annoying game characters, DRM, and more

E3 may be over but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of talking points coming out of the gaming industry's news. Microsoft pulled a 180 on it's …

Overlooked at E3 2013: The Mag II Gun Controller

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Introducing the Mag II Gun Controller, which works with 95 percent of all PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 games. If I remember correctly, game-accessory brand …

Star Citizen Unveils New Ships As Crowdfunding Approaches $10.5 Million

<i>Star Citizen struts its stuff with a new ‘car commercial’ as the game races toward $10.5 million in crowdfunding.</i><p>Cloud Imperium Games, the Chris Roberts led studio behind upcoming space simulator <i>Star Citizen</i>, is aiming directly for your wallets.<p>The studio has already topped $10 million in …

Google Glass Review After Two Months of Daily Use

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This Contact Lens Computer Is Like Google Glass, Without the Glasses

For those who find Google Glass indiscreet, electronic contact lenses that outfit the user's cornea with a display may one day provide an …

This Halo Concept Art is so Old it's Drawn on Paper

Lovers of Halo (or of art in the most traditional sense) should dig these images from artist Eddie Smith, who over the years has worked on several …

MOwayduino Are Mini Robots Designed To Get Kids & Kidults Playing Around With Robotics

<b>Update:</b> mOwayduino’s Indiegogo campaign has now gone live.<p>If you grew up in the 80s you might recall Big Track: a programmable kids robo-truck that could be made to perform a handful of actions, like moving a set number of units in a certain direction, firing a faux laser or tipping out the …

Titanfall is the Microsoft-exclusive shooter from ex-Call of Duty: Modern Warfare devs

Respawn Entertainment’s first game is Titanfall. It is an exclusive first-person shooter for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC set in a mech-filled future, according to the July issue of <i>Game Informer</i> magazine.<p>The <i>Game Informer</i> issue is available now in the Google Play market, as spotted by NeoGAF user …