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US Ebola patients well again: don’t freak out

Remember late last month when a couple of US citizens were brought to Atlanta with the Ebola infection? They’ve been cured. Emory University hospital …

Disease

Scientists 3D-print shark skin to boost swimming

Harvard researchers are investigating properties of shark skin using a 3D-printer model<p>Researchers at Harvard University have created an artificial shark skin using 3D printing, in order to investigate how microscopic scales can improve movement through water.<p>Shark skin is peppered with millions of …

3D Printing

Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King Board Game Passes $400,000 In Pledges (video)

If you enjoy boardgames you might be interested in a new addition called Super Dungeon Explore Forgotten King which is currently over on the …

Mobile

Phil Spencer on DRM reversals, new IP and what next-gen means to Microsoft

What is this console generation really about?<p>Is Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as many have predicted, the last hurrah of dedicated gaming boxes? Or do they represent the ambitious dreams of their architects, the binding of their brands to the now-established living room experience of playing …

Xbox One to bring higher quality voice chat through dedicated hardware and the power of Skype (updated)

It's anti-climactic when you destroy someone in <i>Madden</i>, yet your victory chants are muffled by substandard voice chat. Today, Major Nelson revealed that with the Xbox One and the Xbox One Chat Headset, your taunts and condolences will be heard loud and clear by all. How? Well, the console has …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

With Xbox One, what's yours is theirs

On Boxing Day, once eating turkey sandwiches and watching Outnumbered had lost their charms, my boyfriend and I went up the loft at his parents' …

Did Sony Already Win Gaming's Next-Gen Console War?

OK, so it might be a little presumptuous to call a winner considering that neither Sony's nor Microsoft's new console is on the market quite yet.<p>On Monday, however, on the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, where the gaming industry tells consumers what to buy this holiday season, Sony …

The Sony vs. Microsoft price war is a side-show to the death of console gaming itself

It’s a tough time to be a hard-core gamer. Veterans of the gaming industry are declaring that we are in the midst of the death of “console gaming” itself—i.e. the end of those set-top boxes made by Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo that have long been the staples of video gaming. Sales of video games …

Mobile Gaming

Will Google Glass change the way we think?

A new video from Google shows how people will probably end up using Google Glass in the real world — looking up information.<p><i>(Credit: Google)</i><p><b>A</b> …

Motion gaming forfeit: PlayStation Camera isn't bundled with the PS4, and that's a big problem

Sony sacrifices a peripheral for price, cedes motion gaming to the Kinect<p>"Do you have any 'PlayStation Eye' games upstairs?"<p>"PlayStation what?"<p>"PlayStation Eye."<p>"The camera?"<p>"Yeah, the camera."<p>"I think there's a tech demo."<p>It's not entirely her fault the PR rep doesn't know what I'm talking about. …

Google Likely To Shatter The Price Of Glass Ahead Of Widespread Release

The tinkerers over at <i>Catwig</i> have performed what is believed to the first complete third-party teardown of Google Glass. While much of the reveal is just “gadget porn” for those into seeing the internals of new devices, perhaps what’s most fascinating is how unremarkable the insides really are in …

Over the weekend an Xbox One developer decided to host an ask me anything (AMA) session on Reddit, leading to him/her revealing the titular …

PS4 and Xbox One venture to Comic Con for first public play-through

Joss Whedon, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and what? Consoles? All at Comic Con? We're ecstatic already.<p>Next-gen consoles PS4 and Xbox One have made an …

Game of Thrones

Ubisoft says the only games worth making are blockbuster franchises

Ubisoft is only interested in releasing video games that can be developed into successful (and lucrative) franchises. Tony Key, the publisher's VP of sales and marketing, made that message abundantly clear in a recent interview with <i>A List Daily</i>. "That's what all our games are about; we won't even …

Press Start: Xbox One design explained, Far Cry 4 hinted, and more

A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Xbox One, Hardware, Xbox, Reveal, Design | Xbox Wire<p>The official Xbox Wire blog …

Xbox One 'family sharing' and other features could return

When Microsoft announced it was removing certain restrictions from its next-generation Xbox, including internet connection requirements and region-locked software, the response was largely enthusiastic. But the company's Xbox One policy reversals resulted in some features — like the intriguing …

Microsoft Does Right, Corrects Xbox One DRM Requirements

eHow Tech Blog<p>When Microsoft recently announced its newest gaming console, the Xbox One, the company originally said that there were going to be …

Xbox One Price 'Too High' Says Economist

Kinect should be optional, says author.<p>Despite Microsoft's recent reversal to make Xbox One more appealing, economist and author Rafi Mohammed told …

Backward compatibility: The issue no one is talking about

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Like books, movies, and music, video games are going through a gradual transition to digital distribution. As this transition continues, backward compatibility …

7 Sharp Facts to Know on the Razer BLADE Pro Gaming Laptop (list)

We have a fresh comparison making its self known on the site. We took the MacBook Pro Retina and locked it in a room with the new Razer Blade Pro …

Xbox One joins “play as you download” club

According to Xbox One representatives this afternoon, it’s not just the PlayStation 4 that’ll be offering the ability to play downloadable games …

iPhone 5 Linked to a Woman's Death in China

Careful. Charging your iPhone 5 could kill you. Or at least that is what happened to a 23 year old Chinese woman of the country’s western Xinjiang …

Naro-nanin educational robot fish takes a dip

Stefan Bertschi, who leads a school outreach program to promote young talent and raise awareness of the university's programs, approached the naro …

1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy

Take charge of your summer travels, go, and stay anywhere in the 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ45 Troopy. This rare Land Cruiser is based on the troop …

Classic Cars

Should You Resort to a Resort?

The seaplane is bobbing on its pontoons in the choppy South Pacific Ocean like a plastic duck in a toddler’s bathtub. “You’ll have to wade in from here,” the pilot shouts over the propeller’s rat-tat-tat. I look down doubtfully at the restless sea, the swaying 
ladder, then take a deep breath and …

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Travel

Five great national park lodges

From Alberta to Utah, these North American getaways offer both majestic scenery and creature comforts.

National Parks