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Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Microsoft Excel

Xiaomi boasts over 600,000 Redmi Note 3 units sold in India

Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra piped up on Facebook this week to announce that the company’s Redmi Note 3 smartphone has passed a major milestone in India. Over 600,000 of the handsets have been sold through Mi India in just 60 days of weekly sales, a new record for the company, apparently.<p>The Redmi Note 3 …

Mobile

Purported iPhone 7 images show new tapered antenna design, possible laser auto-focus feature

Leaks regarding the iPhone 7 have been plentiful so far this year. We’ve seen a handful of schematic drawings, component pictures, and a few purported photos of the device itself. Now, another set of images has appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo claiming to show the upcoming 4.7-inch …

This Mac app makes cheap headphones sound way better

The app helps boost certain levels of sound, like bass, mids, and treble to give your music a clearer, richer sound.<p>There's also a special option that makes you feel like you're on stage with your favorite band or artist, and it's amazing. It'll sound like your headphones just woke up and spread …

Music Production

'Black Ops 3' Co-Op Gameplay Is Just What 'Call Of Duty' Needed

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops III</i> is making some pretty fundamental changes to how the game is played. Not only can you now play solo or with up to three other players throughout the entire campaign, you can do so with more player agency than ever before.<p>This includes custom loadouts for each level, …

Call of Duty

Eddie Van Halen on David Lee Roth: 'He Does Not Want to Be My Friend'

"There are four people in this band, and three of us like rock and roll," says guitarist. "And one of us likes dance music"<p>A little more than two …

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SNES

A Chinese Company Made This Super Cheap Android Phone That Looks Exactly Like The iPhone 6

There are tons of Chinese iPhone look-a-likes out there, and at this year's Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas we found yet another.<p>This is the Gold-East MS937, and it looks a lot like the iPhone 6. Everything from the size of the bezels along the side of the screen to the gold trim look …

Mobile Technology

YotaPhone 2 review

[bcPortal width=”800″ height=”450″ videoid=”3987681277001″ publisherid=”3674338003001″ playerid=”3674338273001″ autostart=”false”]<p>You may remember that last month I got the chance to go to the launch of the Yotaphone 2. I had some brief time with the device that day, but now I have finally got my …

Gear & Gadgets

Man buys PS4, gets a box full of rocks instead

A man in Denver thought he bought a PlayStation 4 for his niece for Christmas. When he opened the box, he found not a console but two wrapped-up bundles of rocks.<p>About the only thing the box of rocks that Igor Baksht bought had in common with a PS4 is that neither could connect to PlayStation …

Android Authority this week

With part of the world celebrating holidays, news has been slow on the Android front, but we did our best to make it up with reviews, op-eds, and other long-form pieces. It wasn’t all quiet though – Asus teased a couple of very interesting phones coming at CES, more alleged specs of HTC’s next …

Mobile Technology

13 revelations from the Sony hack

The Sony Pictures hack has exposed the inner workings of one of Hollywood's biggest studios.<p>Sony Pictures has had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad few weeks since November 24. That's when hackers broke in to its computer networks and leaked thousands of financial documents and emails …

Angelina Jolie

Do Away With Your Wallet With the SAFE Wallet Case

If you bought an iPhone 6 Plus, you probably have enough to carry around, so wouldn't it be nice if you didn't need to carry a separate wallet? After all, you can use Apple Pay to pay for many purchases, and for those times when you need a photo ID or traditional credit card, a fullsize wallet …

iPhone 5

Guitar Gods

Johnny, Jimi and other six-string heroes<p>47<p>Jimi Hendrix<p>Next Slide<p>Trending<p>Ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, the trending score reflects the number of …

Jimi Hendrix

Take a look at the Cat B15Q (pictures)

Gear & Gadgets

Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, jokes about being an alien

Deciding, perhaps, that Facebook will bring him closer to the masses, the famed physicist signs up and shares a post that says being curious is vital in today's world.<p>Stephen Hawking has made it clear he believes there is no God.<p>He must, therefore, mix it with the Mammonites and hope for the …

Black Holes

Here’s what happens when a diehard Android fan uses the iPhone 6 for two straight weeks

There’s a difference between being a fan and a fanboy. Whereas a fanboy absolutely cannot see the value in any rival companies’ products, a fan will …

One (M8) comes last, Note 3 first in Consumer Reports bend test

It’s not a real “****gate” scandal in the tech world until Consumer Reports weighs in. The respected consumer protection organization did it in 2010, when it confirmed that the iPhone 4 had a “death grip” issue, and now it’s literally weighing in on the new iPhones and several Android smartphones …

Mobile Technology

5 Fun iPhone Pranks to Play on Your Friends

Life can get a little boring if we're serious all the time. That's why it's important to have some fun once in a while, even if it's at the expense of your friends. Hopefully you will still have friends after having fun with them with these five iPhone pranks.<p><b>1. Change Contact Name</b><p>Wouldn't it be …

Pizza Hut

Rob Zombie asks horror fans to fund killer-clown movie

The gore-loving rocker is making a movie about murderous clowns, and you can get involved if you've got enough cash.<p>Rob Zombie is no stranger to horror films. He's written and produced plenty including "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects," and, of course, the "Halloween" series. But until …

Horror

Apple taps Beats Music CEO as iTunes Radio's band leader

Subscription-streaming service Beats Music and iTunes will continue to stand on their own -- for now -- even as Ian Rogers, the CEO of the Beats Music, takes the the helm of iTunes Radio.<p>As Apple closed its $3 billion takeover of Beats Electronics Friday, it installed the head of subscription …

Smart TV

Acer Aspire Switch 10 review: A unique hybrid with less hassle - CNET

A unique hybrid with less hassle<p><b>The Good</b> The Acer Aspire Switch 10 has a hybrid mechanism that actually works, and it has a decent keyboard and touchpad for such a small body.<p><b>The Bad</b> The component-filled top half makes the system top heavy and prone to tipping over backwards. Performance feels …

Computer Hardware

How to Keep iPhone Cables from Breaking

Ever come across a broken iPhone charging cable? You’re certainly not alone, but we have a few tips that will help you avoid a broken iPhone …

Google will have sole control over the interfaces of Android Auto, Wear and TV

You'd better get used to the interfaces you saw for Android Auto, Wear and TV at the Google I/O conference this past week -- you're going to be seeing them a lot. Google tells <i>Ars Technica</i> that it will maintain sole (official) control over the interface for all three new platforms, rather than give …

Wait for it...something major is coming to Windows Phone!

Details are scarce right now, but we've heard on good authority that there will be a major change to the Windows Phone world. On Chris Pirrillo's</i> …

Weather Hound updated - Adds HD Lockscreen support, weather alerts and more

Other key features of the version 2.0 update include:<p>Extra Live Tiles<br>• Original Live Tiles cleaned up<br>• User controlled Live Tile transparency<br>• Nearest …

Apps

More indie games of June for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Microsoft and Nokia do a lot to inspire indie game development for Windows Phone and Windows 8. Most notably, Nokia's AppCampus program helps train …

Windows Phone

Pre-release review of the BlackBerry Passport!

This is not your traditional BlackBerry. It's unlike anything you've ever held and an entirely new form factor. With this device, BlackBerry has …

Consumer Tech

LG G Vista pictured next to Verizon-bound G3

Verizon’s LG situation has been a bit murky lately, with the G3 and a similar G Vista phone in the pipeline for alleged releases soon. Before, we …