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Capcom does April Fools' right with 'Dog Ace Attorney'

Today is April Fools Day, a holiday invented in 2006 by the video games industry and affiliated media to promote themselves. Many don't do it well, but there are a few gems each year. This video from Capcom, <i>Dog Ace Attorney</i>, is one.<p><b>Update:</b> Capcom, for some unknown, lame reason, took the video down. …

Microsoft launches MS-DOS mobile to reboot its struggling smartphone efforts

Microsoft is going back to the basics for a joke at the expense of Windows Phone today. What do you do when your smartphone operating system has less than three percent market share worldwide? Reboot. While the software giant isn’t quite dramatically rebooting all over again, it has genuinely …

How DC Comics Proved Me Wrong and Gave Us Back Oracle

[This column contains <b>SPOILERS</b> for <i>Batgirl</i> #40]<p>Anyone who’s spent any time talking to me about Barbara Gordon knows that I love her, unapologetically, …

Comic Books

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

The greatest books are defined as classics for a reason. Written by the greatest literary minds of their time, they have universal themes, …

Literature

Netflix God Mode smites the endless lists that plague its desktop site

Netflix looks pretty much the same whether you're using it on a phone, tablet, or on the web. And in the world of responsive design, that sounds like a great idea. But in practice, desktop users have drawn the short straw. They need to sit there with their mouse hovering over an arrow to scroll …

Product Hunt

Review: Zagg Pocket Mobile Keyboard

As tablets have become more powerful, they've also grown closer to matching the utility of laptops. A tablet loaded with a few choice productivity …

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Turning the Raspberry Pi 2 into a $35 streaming PC

The Raspberry Pi 2 is a stunning piece of technology for $35 (£32.00). but what does it mean to us PC gamers? Can you play top-end PC games on its …

Windows 10 will deliver updates through your fellow PC users

Not fond of having to wait (and wait, and wait) while you download Windows updates from Microsoft's servers? You might not have to when Windows 10 arrives. <i>The Verge</i> has noticed that a leaked version of the operating system lets you grab updates from other computers, whether they're on your local …

Microsoft Reinvented the Keyboard — Yes, the Keyboard

For heavy-duty writing on the go, regular keyboards are too big, while touchscreen keyboards are too small. But Microsoft is betting that is new, …

Here’s how to build the ultimate retro gaming machine with Raspberry Pi or Pi 2

<i>Updated 3/20/2015: We’ve confirmed this information also applies to the Raspberry Pi 2, which is quicker than its predecessor, and have changed the</i> …

How about a Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone for just $29.99?

If you want to get your hands on a new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone without spending too much money or signing up for a two-year contract then Amazon …

For Richer Scrambled Eggs, Use Sour Cream Instead of Milk

Rich, melt-in-your-mouth scrambled eggs are a decadent treat. Next time you're in the mood for creamy eggs, simply replace the milk with sour …

Microsoft's Cortana is coming to iOS and Android

Microsoft is planning to bring its Cortana digital assistant to iOS and Android as a standalone app. While the software maker has previously confirmed Cortana would come to additional operating systems, <i>Reuters</i> reports that the standalone app will be available on phones and tablets running iOS and …

The 15 best Android material design apps

Google’s Material Design aesthetic is supposed to be the new standard for Android design, but not all apps have made the transition to the catchy new look.<p>That’s a shame, because it brings a level of beauty and polish to Android that hasn’t existed until the new design scheme was rolled out with …

Android News

Microsoft's Digital Assistant Cortana May Be Heading to iOS and Android

Microsoft is beefing up "Cortana", its virtual voice assistant found in its line of Windows Phones, with plans to provide her contextual reminders and various other features on iOS and Android devices later this year, according to <i>Reuters</i>.<p>Announced for Windows 10 desktops earlier this year, …

Cortana

Firefly stars crowdfunding a new comedy series the studios can't cancel (Update: Funded!)

<b>Update:</b> The first goal has been reached hours after the campaign began.<p>Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk once starred in a show called <i>Firefly</i>. It was great. It was canceled. This is brought up online about every five minutes or so. If you haven't seen <i>Firefly</i>, what are you doing here? Go watch it, it's …

Cyanogen adds a custom email app to its suite

A partnership with Boxer puts a new email app on every Cyanogen device<p>Cyanogen's open-sourced take on Android, Cyanogen OS, has millions of followers and is shipping pre-installed on a handful of devices across the world. The company has had a string of announcements recently, including new …

HBO is fighting Game of Thrones piracy in the best possible ways

We once called <i>Game of Thrones</i> "free-to-play" television, in that piracy was rampant but HBO didn't seem to care.<p>That was a year ago, and a few things have changed. HBO cares, but the cable company is doing all the right things to fix things.<p>"In an unprecedented move, <i>Game of Thrones</i> will premiere in …

The Walking Dead's TV spin-off gets greenlit for two seasons

AMC has commissioned a two-season order for a companion series to <i>The Walking Dead</i>, the network announced.<p>The new series, whose name has yet to be announced, will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on new characters and storylines. According to the network, the show's first season will consist of …

Jorge Luis Borges Selects 74 Books for Your Personal Library

<i>“Jorge Luis Borges 1951, by Grete Stern” by Grete Stern (1904-1999). Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.</i><p>Jorge Luis Borges’ terse, …

Researchers determine the safest place to survive a zombie outbreak in the US

Researchers at Cornell University have conductive a study to determine the which regions in the U.S. would be safest during a zombie outbreak, The Washington Post reports.<p>Alex Alemi, a researcher and statistician with the group, has developed an interactive model of how a zombie outbreak could …

Android Wear will get Wi-Fi support, gesture control in next software release

Faster, easier access to apps and contacts is also on the way<p>Google isn't standing still with its wearable platform now that Apple has given the press a chance to use the Apple Watch. A source knowledgeable with Android Wear's product road map tells <i>The Verge</i> that the next software release will turn …

Android Wear

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<p>2. "You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong</i> …

Nvidia Announces $199 4K Android TV Game Console

Talk about game-changing: Nvidia just announced the Shield, the world’s first 4K Android TV gaming console, at Game Developers Conference today in San Francisco. The device will be available this May for $199.<p>Along with the new entertainment system, the company also announced its Grid …

Android TV

Mobile game Crossy Road has made $10m in three months since launch

Developer Hipster Whale’s co-founder tells GDC conference that he’s ‘happily surprised’ at return from 50m downloads of freemium game<p>Mobile game Crossy Road has made $10m in just over three months since its launch in November 2014, including $3m from in-game video advertisements.<p>Developer Hipster …

They wanted to make a phenomenon. They made $10 million. The story of Crossy Road. | Polygon

"Crossy Road, I think, feels a lot like a premium game, in a weird way."<p>"That's way, way, way, way, way more than we thought we would get."<p>"I was a nervous wreck."

Knights of Pen & Paper 2 is upgrading your mom's basement to 16-bit

<i>Knights of Pen & Paper 2</i> was both announced and given a release date at this year's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. On May 14, senior mobile producer Florian Schwarzer said, players will be able to take up the next campaign of the tongue-in-cheek game on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and PC …