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Microsoft wants to stream PC games to your Xbox One

The software giant is devising a way for Xbox One users to play PC games, though it's a challenge, says Microsoft's Xbox head Phil Spencer.<p>The Windows 10 Xbox app lets you play Xbox One games on your Windows 10 PC or tablet. Now Microsoft is trying to cook up a recipe to do the reverse.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

The Xbox One's $150 Elite controller may be the best controller ever created

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to game controllers, Microsoft's Xbox One controller is easily the best one. It's so close to perfection that Oculus VR …

First Click: This French painting from 1884 predicted today’s tech zombies

In preparation for Google I/O later this week I spent Memorial Day reviewing last year’s event. I spotted one of my favorite paintings during the Backdrop demo, a Chromecast feature that turns your TV into a digital picture frame. I hadn’t thought deeply about Georges Seurat’s <i>A Sunday afternoon on</i> …

Art

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Baby Bottles, 3-D Food Printers and Other CES Oddities

It's not just cars and TVs at CES.<p>If you look beyond the shiny new cars, the walls of TVs and millions of wearables, you can see some strange things at CES. Not only are there floating ladies in pools, there are extracurricular activities that happen outside of the convention center floor. There …

Weird

Fans remastering Morrowind give another glimpse of its landscape

It's been a while since we've checked in on <i>Skywind</i> the enormous remastering of <i>The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind</i> being done by fans. On Thursday, the project team put out another video, this one depicting Sheogorad.<p>Skywind re-renders Morrowind (released 2002) with the engine used for <i>The Elder Scrolls</i> …

13 gadgets that are either genius or insane

We love tech here at DT and we believe in its ability to enrich our lives. We can’t think of a better way to kick off a new year than with CES, but …

Gear & Gadgets

4 things to expect from Google in 2015

Google wants very much to be known as more than just a search company, and over the next year many of its biggest moves will be in other areas.<p>Google is a powerhouse, but it's a powerhouse in transition.<p>In 2014, Google's search engine -- the largest in the world -- continued to dominate the market. …

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Grading the state of 4K TV at CES 2015

It arrived on Monday, like a hyper-detailed unicorn emerging from the HDR mist. Samsung, Sony, Dolby, 20th Century Fox, and a host of other companies were teaming up to form the UHD Alliance. Its mission: to standardize terminology and expectations around Ultra High-Definition, sweeping away 4K …

High-Definition

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

The 4 Coolest Things of CES 2015

From a possible cable-killer to 3D-printed pizza, here's what really wowed us at CES 2015.<p>2015’s Consumer Electronic Show is over, and to be …

CES

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars You Could Buy Right Now

The pretty boys we want in our garage.

What if your game console only allowed one move per day?

Video games are usually high action affairs, requiring a flurry of activity in order to progress to the next stage, and ultimately complete the title. A New York-based designer is out to rethink how those games are played with a trio of diminutive cubes that only allow one move per day. The project …

Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 - But is That a Good Thing?

In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost – and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77, the …

College & University

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gameplay video and interview, E3 2014

<i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> compiles all of John-117's adventures into one package with all single and multiplayer content intact. Join 343 Executive Producer Dan Ayoub as he runs executive producer Russ Frushtick and reviews editor Arthur Gies through what went into bringing the <i>Halo</i> saga to …

Mortal Kombat X Rewind Theater - E3 2014 - IGN Video

A deeper look at the new characters and X-Ray animations.

E3 2014: Xbox One gets raft of new games

Microsoft announces Crackdown 3, ensuring a strong showcase for the Xbox One<p>Microsoft needed a strong conference. While the Xbox One had a moderately successful launch — selling over 4 million — of more concern to the Redmond giant was the lead that rival Sony has established with the PlayStation …

Roblox is gaming's quiet giant — and it's only getting bigger

We all know that League of Legends is huge and that all the kids are playing Minecraft, but another hit has built up a mammoth audience without drawing a lot of attention from outside its dedicated fan base.<p>At its peak, Roblox has had 161,200 concurrent players all logged in at the same time. …

A Small Engine With Big Power

With compactness comes strength<p>Carmakers have long followed a simple rule: To increase power, make the engine block bigger. Volvo is doing the opposite. It’s phasing out five- and six-cylinder engines in favor of four-cylinder ones that are nearly 100 pounds lighter yet produce the same horsepower. …

Engines

Looking back at the hot hatch that started it all (photos)

Volkswagen Golf

10 Most American-Made Cars of 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) You can slap a bunch of flag stickers, ribbon magnets and patriotic slogans on a car and even make and assemble it here, …