Brandon

77 Flips | 2 Magazines | 1 Like | 2 Followers | @B161996 | Keep up with Brandon on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brandon”

The Division: How To Level Up Quickly

We are enjoying The Division [official site] and some of us are not even sure why. But it looks like half the world is doing the same. If you have …

PC Gaming

Daily Deals: Xbox One Labor Day Sale, Star Wars Toys, Game of Thrones Blu-rays

May the Force Awakens toys be with you!<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p>Today's Big Deals<p><b>Xbox One With Two Free Games</b><p>From now through …

'Nazi gold train' could be first of many hidden in Hitler's vast tunnel complex in Poland

Walbrzych in western Poland has been gripped by the decades-old mystery of missing Nazi gold trains<p>Experts in Poland have claimed that the apparent discovery of a German train thought to be packed with looted treasures could be the first of many, suggesting just a fraction of the vast tunnel …

Meet Genee, Your Artificially Intelligent Personal Assistant

Genee, an artificially intelligent scheduling app, is launching today into public beta so that anyone can have a personal assistant.<p>On the heels of Zirtual’s collapse, Genee hopes to take humans out of the equation entirely with its end-to-end scheduling helper that plugs into any existing calendar …

genee

Report: Apple's annual iPhone event to be held in early September

We're right in the middle of new iPhone rumor season, and today's is a big one. Apple is said to be announcing its next iPhones — likely the iPhone …

New Xbox dashboard and backwards compatibility come in November

At E3, Microsoft unveiled a revamped dashboard for the Xbox One that put an emphasis on speed and community. It's now here at Gamescom when the company has revealed when exactly this revamped user interface will be filtering down onto your console: this November. The biggest additional feature is …

How to Stream Xbox One Games to a Windows 10 PC

No pain, all gain.<p>There are a few reasons why you might want to stream a game from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC: someone's already hogging the …

The Achievement of Downtown Grand Rapids: Hustling All Those Antiques Under One Roof

Even metros with the most resilient of economies couldn't salvage many of their historic buildings downtown during the 1970s, the virtually undisputed nadir of urban America. It wasn't just a lack of investment--there simply was no psychological interest. In hindsight, we can ponder on the decade: …

Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system debuts today, enabling Xbox One game streaming to PCs. While that's a neat feature for Xbox One owners, Microsoft is working on streaming PC games to Xbox One consoles too. In an interview with <i>The Verge</i>, Microsoft's head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, reveals the …

The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport

There is a massive square-city-block building in West Oakland called American Steel. It used to be a repair shop for huge cargo ships. But as the industry left Oakland, the giant, rusted hull of a building took on a new purpose, housing artists, tinkerers and makers who need space to build big …

Martial Arts

How to Buy a New Xbox One for $175

Retailer Best Buy has rolled out a new offer where shoppers can buy a new Xbox One for just $175. It's one of the best deals on Microsoft's new console we've ever come across, and here's how it works.<p>Trade in a working Xbox 360 (250 GB) or a PlayStation 3 Slim (120 GB) at a participating store in …

PSA: April's Free Xbox Games Available Now

It's April 1, which means--apart from being April Fools' Day--that there are a variety of new free games to download on Xbox Live if you're an Xbox Live Gold member. Microsoft is going big this month, offering double the number of free games to subscribers now through April 30.<p>Xbox One owners can …

New Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare DLC Trailer Shows off New Maps, Story

Xbox 360 and Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players will be getting a new DLC pack on March 31. In the meantime, Activision released a trailer running through four new maps and the next chapter of the Exo Zombies story.<p>Each of the new maps has a unique theme and stage hazard to spruce …

The Solitude of 'Skyrim' Remains The Remedy For An Overly-Connected Age

The first thing I did when I got my new gaming PC set up was to use Internet Explorer to download Google Chrome. The second? I downloaded Steam and installed Skyrim straight away.<p>I did it as a test of sorts. I’d never played Skyrim on PC before, because my past computers have always been too …

Call of Duty

The Elder Scrolls: Total War Mod Lets You Live Out the RPGs' History

The first version of The Elder Scrolls: Total War--an unofficial fan mod that brings the world of Bethesda's RPG series into Total War--has been released.<p>The v1.0 release, the first public version of the total conversion mod for Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms, is now available on Mod DB. There are …

Play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Free on PC This Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Now through Sunday, February 22, anyone with a Steam account can play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's multiplayer mode for free.<p>The PC free play weekend lets players try out all 13 of Advanced Warfare's base multiplayer maps. In addition, all multiplayer …

Millions Of Gamers Are Still Buying Consoles, Here Is Why

Whenever a new gaming platform comes along all kinds of talk starts as to whether it will replace what is currently available. In the past few years we’ve heard all sorts of comments and analysis as to the death of games consoles, even further back we heard something similar as to the end of PC …

Gaming

MineCon returns for 2015, coming to London this summer

After skipping 2014, the annual <i>Minecraft</i> fan convention, MineCon, has been scheduled for July 4-5 in London, Mojang announced today. Tickets go on sale this month.<p>At least 10,000 MineCon 2015 tickets will be sold in two batches of 5,000 on the same day, Mojang says. The exact date and time for the …

Minecon is coming back in 2015

Annual Minecraft convention will take place in London this July<p>Minecon is back. The annual celebration of all things <i>Minecraft</i> will return in 2015, after going on hiatus last year. This year's convention will be taking place in London this July, and developer Mojang expects around 10,000 attendees. …

Apple's New 'Mothership'

Apple Chief Steve Jobs compares it to a space ship. Cupertino Mayor Gilbert Wong has called it the 'mothership. Whatever it is, it's not like the other guy's corporate campus. Apple wants to build a new campus in Cupertino, California with enough room for 13,000 employees. Here's a peek at the …

Destiny on five hours a week: How to get the most loot with the least frustration

<i>Destiny</i>, Bungie's controversial multiplayer shooter, is famously addictive yet notoriously grindy and disrespectful of players' time.<p>Its game systems are also incredibly intricate, and sometimes counterintuitive, so even experienced players can often use some tips on how to collect the game's …

Profit

The tiny Ozobot robot can teach young kids programming

Ozobot is a little toy robot that blends the physical and digital worlds — and teaches kids programming. The company bills the Ozobot as the world’s tiniest robot, but we figure there’s got to be something smaller than these little guys with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for brains.<p>It is very basic …

American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war

Like most people, I could only imagine what war was like before I got there myself. At one point, I was outside of the less than 1% of Americans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan, where a minuscule fraction of that population would see ground or aerial combat. The average person has likely never …

The 10 games we can't wait to play in 2015

<i>Star Wars</i> mania is in full swing thanks to the new slate of movies. And while games based on the <i>Star Wars</i> universe have been hit or miss, it's hard not to get excited about the potential for the upcoming reboot of <i>Battlefront</i>. We don't know much about the game, but it will have Hoth, speederbikes, …

Here’s the full internal memo that Tim Cook sent to Apple employees for the holidays

Apple certainly has a lot to be thankful for this year. The company’s stock is up 39% year to date, its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus represent the …

Who Will Earn A Hefty Commission On Russell Wilson's Second Contract?

When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was selected with the No. 75 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the QB from Wisconsin was represented by sports agent Bus Cook. At least that is what his Standard Representation Agreement stated. Cook is a well-known football agent who represents …

The best video games of 2014

I am worn down by killing people in video games, and yet much of what makes <i>Far Cry 4</i> excellent is its inspired approach to murder. In the first-person shooter from Ubisoft, set in a fictional stand-in for the Himalayan nations, you alternate between quiet hunter and one-man death squad. In one …

'Destiny' Must Truly Expand If It Wants To Survive

Destiny is back in the news with the release of the first major content expansion, The Dark Below, out yesterday across all its platforms. While Destiny has tried to keep players engaged with free weekly events like The Queen’s Bounty or the Iron Banner, The Dark Below marks the first time players …

Cicret brings Android goodness onto your skin

The Cicret bracelet won’t be a secret once you use it. People will know that you have it.It’s a simple wearable bracelet alright but you’re …

Wearable Tech