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Google Maps tests your geography knowledge with 'Smarty Pins' game

Google's engineers want to help you brush up on your geography knowledge. The company has taken its vast Google Maps database and used it to create a new game called <i>Smarty Pins</i>. The concept is extremely simple: Google asks you a random trivia question about a specific city or country, and you're …

Toyze makes custom 3D-printed figures from mobile games—like Cut The Rope’s Om Nom (exclusive)

Toyze is announcing today that it will let mobile gamers use 3D printing to create custom figurines based on their favorite mobile game characters, starting with Om Nom from the Cut the Rope series.<p>Toyze, a Lithuanian startup created by GetJar founder Ilja Laurs, is creating the first “app store” …

The Death of Plasma TV Is Upon Us

Samsung will discontinue its plasma line, meaning plasma TVs will stop shipping in the U.S. by the end of 2014.<p><i>Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Another tech bites the dust. Samsung announced last week that it would end its plasma TV business because of "change in market demands." This follows Panasonic's …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

Dubai to Create the World's First Climate-Controlled City

While some of the planet's richest nations are focused on the issue of climate change and how to lessen humanity's impact on the environment, …

30 Years Later, Gamers Find New "Infinite 1-Up" Trick in Mario

For this trick to work, you need to start a two-player game and follow this video:

E3 2014 review: games and Nintendo make a come back

This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 for short – in Los Angeles was all about the games. Perhaps that's not surprising for an event centred on the global video games industry, but following 2013's focus on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, last week's gathering got back to showing …

Netflix for Android update brings support for individual profiles and queues, better search

Netflix rolled out support for multiple individual streaming profiles within a single account a few months ago, but until now its Android app has been among the platforms that still didn't recognize them. The new version 3.1.0 update rolling out tonight changes that, finally letting people filter …

Mindsy Wants To Be The Netflix Of E-Learning

Launched publicly last month, Mindsy is a new UK startup that’s building a Netflix-style service for consuming e-learning content, specifically online video courses. Instead of selling individual courses as per sites like Udemy and Skillshare, the company is repackaging some of the same premium …

Microsoft expands Xbox Music service to Web and devices

Microsoft is taking aim at Spotify and other streaming services with free Web streaming of music and a larger portable device portfolio for subscribers.<p>Microsoft is ready to take on Spotify in the music streaming arena.<p>Its Xbox Music site (music.xbox.com) today begins free streaming of its 30 …

Star Wars Battlefront 2: I've played the single-player campaign. Here are 8 reasons it was worth the wait

I’ll just get to the point. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 has a single-player campaign this time around. It has massive scope, starting right at the end …

Star Wars

Top Ten PC Games We Want On Consoles

A wire-suspended GLaDOS cosplayer turns fandom into performance art

We've seen some extraordinarily good, clever, and elaborate cosplay, but longtime designer Athena Cole (also known as Enayla) has taken Portal fan costumes to new heights. In the video below from <i>Invader Boom</i> at PAX 2013, Cole speaks from within a beautifully realized GLaDOS costume, its surface …

Holocaust game creator takes issue with World War II shooter games as distasteful (interview)

Luc Bernard wants to make a Holocaust video game. He has contemplated the idea for well over five years, and, after working on other game projects, he is finally ready to raise money for it on the Indiegogo crowdfunding site.<p>So far, no publishers have wanted to touch the game, Imagination Is The …

Funcom piecing together Lego Minifigures Online for PC, mobile

Developer Funcom is working on Lego Minifigures Online for Android, iOS, PC, and browsers. The massively multiplayer online title is due out in the second half of 2014.<p>It’s free-to-play and targeted at younger players. It should have different gameplay mechanics across a variety of famous Lego …

GameStick shipped to backers, retail release pegged for Sept. 30

Shipments for GameStick, PlayJam's Android-based micro-console, have dispatched to "nearly all" Kickstarter backers and are expected to arrive "within the next few weeks," the company confirmed with The Verge, offering a tentative release date of Sept. 30 for retail pre-orders.<p>Shipments for backers …

Critics Cry Foul Over Judge's Decision to Change Baby Messiah's Name

A Tennessee judge who ruled that a baby could not be named Messiah has declined to explain her decision, but critics of her ruling have plenty to say.<p>…

The politics of being friends with white people

My best friend at 9 was white — but interracial friendships later became a struggle. Here’s why everything changed<p>A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, which found that 40 percent of white people and 25 percent of nonwhite people have no friends of the opposite race, caused me to reflect deeply on the …

7 Handy Chrome Tab Manager Extensions

Chrome tab manager<p>If you’re anything like me, one minute your sat there breezily browsing the Web and the next minute your computer slows to a crawl as the result of the hundreds of tabs you just opened.<p>That’s not hyperbole either, I regularly have more than 100 tabs open in Chrome, so keeping …

Battlefield 4's Battlescreen map exclusive to next-gen and PC, Battlelog now fully web-based

In holiday 2011, while fans of both the <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Battlefield</i> series were gearing up for virtual war, the publishers behind each megafranchise were gearing up for a different type of virtual war. With the launch of <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i>, Activision's in-game social network -- dubbed …

Tor browser for Windows exploit discovered, malware may be gathering info for Uncle Sam (updated)

It was just over two years ago that the paragon of internet privacy, the Tor project, decided to build its own browser by forking Firefox. <i>Wired</i> reports that an exploit of that very same browser has been recently discovered that allowed a number of users' Windows computers to be infected with …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Best Buy back to school sale discounts Ni No Kuni, The Walking Dead and more

Best Buy launched the second round of its Back to School sale, offering discounts on more than a dozen video games including <i>Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Walking Dead</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i> until Aug. 3.<p>The sale includes free shipping on all items, except for <i>Ni No Kuni: Wrath</i> …

Sony, Microsoft or Nintendo, We're In A Console Rut

Something occurred to me as I reflected on this week’s Xbox One announcement. The “best” part of the hour long presentation was near the beginning, when it was demonstrated that the Xbox could flip seamlessly between television and the console with a simple voice or gesture command. The audience …

Xbox Wire

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week, the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming …