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The Ultimate Digital DJ Device

There are loads of DJ apps for tablets, but they lack true usability when it comes time to mix. The Z-JAY concept allows the user to mix songs and …

RoBoHoN Robot Smartphone for Everyone!

Sharp, a Japanese electronics company has launched its latest cute concept, <b>RoBoHoN</b>. It looks like robot but actually a smartphone. Yes, the unique …

Strange, Experimental Phone Designs from China

We often hear about the knock-offs, but rarely get to see homegrown designs like these<p>Are phones designed for users, or for the companies that …

Chairlift: Ch-Ching

Indie-pop duo Chairlift is back with fiery new material—leaving their nostalgic, chill synth vibes behind. Their single "Ch-Ching" is our first preview of their album <i>Moth</i>, two years in the works and due out January. The lyrics take inspiration from when Chairlift's Caroline Polachek had the …

Indie Pop

Daily Inspiration #2210

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Inside the Remarkable Mind of Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld

Along with Rihanna and Quentin Tarantino, T Magazine has chosen Karl Lagerfeld to grace one of six covers for its inaugural “The Greats” issue. Speaking with T, the fashion industry veteran and Chanel creative director elaborates on his incredible work ethic (designing eight collections for Chanel …

Karl Lagerfeld

Inspiring 103-Year-Old Volunteer Dresses Up as Wonder Woman to Celebrate Her Birthday

103-year-old Mary Cotter proves that you can be a superhero at any age. For her most recent birthday party, Cotter decided to wear a Wonder Woman costume, which was given to her by friends who believe that she's the real deal. For the past 25 years, this superwoman has been volunteering at the …

Alexandru Duru's Real, Working Hoverboard

This 31-year-old Canadian inventor hopes to prepare them for retail sale<p>It's just five days until October 21st, 2015, the date that Marty McFly …

Justin Bieber’s New Style Signature Makes Hiding From the Paparazzi That Much Cooler

It seems as if everyone from Kanye West to Rihanna to Kendall Jenner is putting their hoods up these days. You can thank the cool kids behind Parisian label Vetements for elevating the humble hoodie, which they showed on the runway with a slinky slip dress and thigh-high boots for Spring. Now it …

MaxPlay launches ‘disruptive’ game engine that uses modern cloud technology

Today’s most popular game engines from Unity Technologies and Epic Games (Unreal Engine) were built a while ago. And that’s why Sinjin Bain, the chief executive of MaxPlay, believes his new game engine can win over the hearts and minds of game developers.<p>San Francisco-based MaxPlay uses modern …

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney expects small games at the dawn of the virtual reality revolution

SAN FRANCISCO — You can feel the gaming industry swelling with excitement for virtual and augmented reality, but one of the top technology companies isn’t expecting massive triple-A experiences for early head-mounted devices.<p>Epic chief executive officer Tim Sweeney has a lot of thoughts about the …

Virtual Reality

How Disney became successful in mobile by being itself

SAN FRANCISCO — Disney used to have trouble with mobile.<p>For a long time, Disney never capitalized on its strongest brands. It’s biggest mobile hit, Where’s My Water?, had nothing to do with any of its intellectual property (until they created a Mickey version later). Chris Heatherly, the senior …

Until Dawn DLC Is Possible But Don't Expect VR Version, Dev Says

Although nothing has been decided yet, Until Dawn developer Supermassive Games has now said it is open to the idea of supporting the PlayStation 4 horror game with DLC. In an interview with PlayStation Lifestyle, executive producer Pete Samuels talked more about some of the challenges in this …

PlayStation VR

This Week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals With Gold Revealed

Microsoft has rolled out a new suite of Xbox One and Xbox 360 offers on Xbox Live, marking down the prices for games like Grand Theft Auto V, various Dragon Age games, and Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning.<p>The full lineup of deals, good now through October 19, is listed below, divided by platform. Click …

Play as Jason in the first official 'Friday the 13th' game since 1989

When Gun Media's Wes Keltner and Ronnie Hobbs announced <i>Summer Camp</i>, a slasher-inspired horror game set in a creepy campground, it was already more than an homage to <i>Friday the 13th</i>. The developers were open about their love of ghostly, hockey-masked murderer Jason Voorhees and they had even …

One of Hearthstone’s most powerful combo cards — Warsong Commander — gets nerfed

It’s a good day for Hearthstone players, unless you usually play the Patron Warrior deck.<p>Blizzard announced today that it is nerfing the Warsong Commander card. Previously, it would give all your minions with 3 or less attack Charge (which allows them to attack the same turn they appear, while most …

It's hard to believe these Star Wars Battlefront screenshots are real

You could make your own, in theory (but probably not in practice)<p>If you're one of the millions of people mourning the end of the <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i> beta earlier today, these screenshots from designer and artist Berdu might ease your pain. The game is beautiful in motion, but it becomes something …

Silent Hills Cancellation Makes No F**king Sense, Says Guillermo Del Toro

<i>Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy,</i> and <i>Pacific Rim</i> director Guillermo Del Toro has discussed the experience of working on Silent Hills with Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, saying that many of the ideas they came up with for story later appeared in games such as The Last of Us, giving him confidence they had …

Metal Gear

Wii U emulator (almost) runs 'Mario Kart 8' on your PC

Want a Wii U but don't want to own Nintendo's latest console? That's sort of possible now. I emphasize the "sort of" because the recently released Cemu emulator is almost entirely broken at this point. There isn't proper gamepad support, there's absolutely no audio and the game video stutters and …

Bungie Addresses Destiny Microtransaction Concerns

Destiny's new microtransactions are currently limited to emotes only. Though Bungie may one day expand the offerings, don't expect to be able to buy items that buff drop rates for the new King's Fall raid.<p>Writing on Twitter, The Taken King creative director Luke Smith said, "We aren't (nor are we …

Selling

Listen to a full choir and orchestra blast out Zelda themes for Stephen Colbert

It's amazing how music originally played on tinny, 8-bit synthesizers scales up perfectly to fit the massive, rich sound of a full orchestra and choir. The performance above from <i>The Late Show with Stephen Colbert</i> is a case in point. Okay, so it's basically an extended advert for the upcoming <i>Legend</i> …

Stephen Colbert

Arma 3 Free Updates and Editor Announced As Sales Hit 2 Million

PC military shooter Arma III has now sold more than 2 million copies, developer Bohemia Interactive has announced. This is up from 1 million copies sold as of May 2014. The game was released in September 2013.<p>Alongside the new sales number announcement, Bohemia has revealed a content roadmap for …

Karting

Thor: Ragnarok Could Take Darker Tone, With Hulk Playing Major Part

There's no fewer than four new Marvel movies in the pipeline before the next Thor movie arrives in late 2017, but already some details have emerged about the hammer-wielding Avenger's third standalone adventure.<p>BMD are reporting that <i>Thor: Raganrok</i> will be a "dark, serious" movie that focuses upon …

Bandai Namco Shuts Down Free-To-Play Fighting Game Rise of Incarnates

Bandai Namco has issued a notice of service termination for free-to-play fighting game, Rise of Incarnates. In-game currency is no longer available for purchase and the game will become unplayable from December 15, 2015, according to a statement from the publisher.<p>"We must regretfully inform all …

Dark Souls

DICE Admits Star Wars Battlefront's Walker Assault Mode Is Unbalanced

DICE has acknowledged that Star Wars Battlefront's Walker Assault mode is not very well balanced, favoring the Imperials side over the Rebels, and has pledged to address this for the final game.<p>Writing on Twitter, one fan claimed he never won a Walker Assault match as the Rebel side during the …

Star Wars Battlefront

Crystal Dynamics: Yamatai events set perfect stage for Rise of the Tomb Raider

Gamers who have been waiting for the next chapter in the Tomb Raider series can rejoice as the wait is nearly over. In less than a month from now, …