Brian Strupp

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How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X …

Three ex-Google engineers have created a Microsoft Surface clone

Naturally, it runs Android<p>Microsoft’s Surface tablet has inspired a few clones during its short history, but the latest rip off comes from three ex-Google engineers. Jeremy Zhou, David Ko, and Ben Luk used to work on products like Google Maps and search at the web giant, and formed Jide Technology …

Gear & Gadgets

NES Computer

A Sociable Bicycle<p>Mario Kart 8: B Dasher 1:6 Scale Model<p>Star Wars Monopoly (GlowForge)<p>Minecraft Class<p>Hey i am definitely going to build thid could …

Raspberry Pi

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 …

Wearable chief Mike Bell wants Intel inside your jewelry, clothing, watches, and headphones (interview)

Mike Bell, vice president and general manager of Intel’s New Devices Group, is a wearable kind of guy. He is leading the world’s biggest chip maker into the market for wearable devices, as part of a larger bid to become the technology provider for the Internet of Things, or smart and connected …

Enough with the ludicrous Surface 3 Pro attack ads, Microsoft

I feel bad for Microsoft. I really do. And their latest Surface Pro 3 attack ad highlights just exactly why.<p>In the ad, "Winter Wonderland", really …

Why Google Glass Isn't the Future

Chris Jackson—Getty Images<p>Michael Mathes—AFP/Getty Images<p>Peter Kramer—NBC NewsWire/Getty Images<p>Stephen M. Dowell—MCT/Getty Images<p>Bloomberg/Getty …

iOS is twice as memory-efficient as Android. Here’s why.

When the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were announced, many Android fans laughed at the “pitiful” 1GB of RAM of Apple’s flagship smartphone, when Android flagships tended to ship with 2GB and sometimes more.<p>But specs don’t always — or even most of the time — tell the whole story. As it turns out, an …

Samsung Gear VR Beta to Ship Next Month

Just in time for Christmas.<p>Samsung will release a public beta of its Gear VR headset next month, making it one of the first of a new wave of …

Amazon's UK Drone Tests Branded "Barking Mad" By Locals

Plans to run UK test flights of Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery service in Cambridge have been branded “barking mad” by the the managing director of a local flying club. News of jobs running Amazon Prime Air test flights emerged last week.<p>Terry Holloway, managing director of Cambridge Aero Club, …

Android 5.0 Lollipop Is Here

Anyone blessed with a Nexus or Google Play edition device will soon be able to enjoy Android's latest software masterpiece, Lollipop, as now appears …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3

Size<p>Not much of a difference in size – or appearance, for that matter. The new model is just a hair longer and thicker.<p>Weight<p>The Galaxy Note 4 is …

Phones

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony Smart EyeGlass acts like a secondary screen for an Android smartphone, displaying information in the view of the wearer, overlaid …

WSJ: iWatch, iPhone 6 to link via NFC, watch coming in two sizes with curved OLED screens

A new report from The Wall Street Journal today is corroborating many previous rumors about Apple’s upcoming wearable, including that the device will include some form of NFC technology and will be shipping in multiple sizes. Furthermore, the report notes that Apple will also be bringing NFC to its …

iPhone 6 won't go sapphire but will offer 128GB version -- analyst

Will Apple's iPhone 6 offer a scratch-resistant sapphire screen? That question has been debated and discussed by Apple watchers. But at least one analyst doesn't see it in his crystal ball.<p>In an investors note released Thursday and picked up by AppleInsider, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Phones

Take a Look at Baidu Eye, China's Version of Google Glass

Chinese Internet giant Baidu publicly unveiled its version of Google Glass for the first time Wednesday.<p>A working prototype of the wearable tech …

Rosetta Finally Reaches 'Rubber Ducky' Comet

Now to figure out where to land…<p><b>The View From Rosetta.</b> <i>Credit: European Space Agency/BBC News</i><p>Are you ready for your closeup, Comet 67P?<p>After a 10-year journey, the Rosetta spacecraft finally reached its destination this morning. Launched by the European Space Agency in 2004, the spacecraft has …

Could You Walk on the Surface of a Comet?

I recently looked at the physics of an astronaut jumping off the Rosetta spacecraft as it passes comet 67P. Based on my calculations, yes - an …

NASA’s Hubble Finds Supernova Star System Linked to Potential 'Zombie Star'

Less like <i>The Walking Dead</i> and more like The Floating Dead: Astronomers believe they have identified the remnants left from an exploded white dwarf, …

Universe

So This is Yoshi's Real Name

But What Does The 'T' in Yoshi's Real Name Stand For?<p>The full name of Nintendo’s well-loved anthropomorphic dinosaur, that everyone casually refers …

Everything you need to know about the Oculus Rift

Like Willy Wonka, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is serenading us all with the promise of a world made of pure imagination. Only his requires a virtual-reality helmet and not a chocolate factory.<p>Oculus VR and its new parent company, Facebook, are preparing to unleash the next computing platform, …

Marvel Heroes 2015: What's Different? - IGN Video

Gazillion's David Brevik walks us through the changes in Marvel's Diablo-like title.

Hardware Review: 8Bitdo NES30 Bluetooth Controller

If you're an Android user then you'll already be well aware of the operating system's native connectivity with wireless Bluetooth peripherals, …

Nintendo Says Captain Toad Won’t Just Be A Fleshed Out Mini-Game

Nintendo of Canada spokesperson Matt Ryan has reassured Nintendo fans that the upcoming Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker won’t just be a fleshed out …

This is Bolt, Instagram's new messaging app

Instagram has quietly unveiled its new "one-tap" messaging app, Bolt, for iOS and Android. The app lets you quickly send a photo (or video) to a friend, which then disappears once it's been read. Bolt is essentially a carbon copy of buzzy messaging app Taptalk, although a lot prettier. Tap on a …

Mojang dev on what sort of experience Minecraft would be on 3DS

Mojang AB’s Tommaso Checchi, writing in a recent Reddit thread, mentioned that the 3DS would have to settle for Minecraft: Pocket Edition – if it …

Mojang

Pokémon's Burning Questions

<i>Pokémon just got a huge influx of new fans thanks to the release of Pokémon Go, which is a great excuse to share this feature from November 2012</i> …

The forgotten losers of the console wars

History is written by the victors, but for all those generations of console wars we've managed to weather through, what about the other guys? Opening this week, a new games museum in southern Japan houses 56 different consoles of varying fame (or infamy). For every NES/Famicom, there are …