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Jump into massive interstellar battles with 'Project Aurora' on your phone

<i>Eve Online</i> is one of the biggest games ever made; a massive multiplayer online (MMO) universe with millions of players that’s been around since 2003. …

How-to: Build a $35 retro video game console with Raspberry Pi 3 + RetroPie

The word “revolutionary” is used too casually these days. Real revolutions aren’t fast or frequent; they’re the product of many small changes slowly coming together to make a gigantic shift possible.<p>But thanks to declining prices and ever-shrinking mobile processors, computers are on the edge of an …

EVE Online Maker CCP Games Raises $30 Million For VR Games

CCP Games, the company behind the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game EVE Online, just raised another $30 million from Novator and NEA. But this time, the funding round isn’t about supporting the 12-year-old MMORPG, it’s all about virtual reality games.<p>CCP Games isn’t a new shiny startup. …

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[Update: Back In Stock] Deal Alert: 8BitDo NES30 Bluetooth Mobile Controller Is Going For $29.99 (25% Off) On StackSocial

<b>Update 9/26/14</b>: Sold out.<p><b>Update 11/17/14</b>: The NES30 has been restocked after quickly selling out back in September.<p>Last weekend we published an …

Father.IO Brings First Person Shooter Gaming In Real World Environments

Proxy42, an augmented reality gaming and hardware company headquartered in San Francisco, with additional production facilities in Italy, launched this week the pre-sale for Father.IO a massive multiplayer game, based on AR, to be played in the real world.<p>Gamers worldwide will be able to play via …

Home Depot blames security breach on Windows, senior executives given new MacBooks and iPhones

Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal published an in-depth look at The Home Depot’s recent security breach of its payment data systems, in which 56 million credit card accounts and 53 million email addresses of customers were compromised. A root cause of the security breach: a Windows …

San Diego School District's New 18-Ton Armored Vehicle Creates Stir

News that San Diego Unified School District has acquired an MRAP, or mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, is adding a new facet to discussions about the practice of giving surplus military equipment to civilian agencies.<p>The six-wheel Caiman MRAP has an official value of around $733,000. But the …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Touchable 3D technology unveiled to enhance video games, driving, 3D printing

A tech firm in Japan recently introduced a technology that would make 3D images a little more tangible. Thanks to the use of haptic technology, which …

The best Android action games without in-app purchases

Are you tired of being nickeled-and-dimed by freemium Android games? Had enough of gems and timers and boosts? That's certainly the popular opinion …

Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …