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Resident Evil Spin-Off Umbrella Corps Shuffles to PS4 in May

Who remembers Umbrella Corps? The bizarre PlayStation 4 and PC exclusive was announced during Sony's packed Tokyo Game Show press conference last …

DOOM Blows Away PS4 in May

Better start stocking up on ammo, because DOOM finally has a confirmed release date. The new-gen shooter has looked great in the footage that we've …

8,500-mAh of power is worth turning your Note 5 into a small brick

The term “brick” is thrown around liberally when talking about devices that are bulkier than average, but in the case of the ZeroLemon’s newest extended batteries for the Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, the term is quite appropriate.<p>ZeroLemon, a brand known for its high capacity extended batteries, …

Gear & Gadgets

This Android app is a simple and useful way to get news on your lock screen

As you might expect, writing technology news and managing a team of writers means that keeping up with pretty much anything that happens is an essential part of my job.<p>What this means is that I need an efficient way to stay in touch with anything that happens across a day and a simple way to see a …

Apps

Android Wear update lets you make calls with your smartwatch

Dick Tracy would be proud: A new Android Wear update, announced Thursday, lets smartwatch users make calls only by using their watch, provided it has …

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

Universe

PlayStation VR price leaked on Amazon, and it costs more than a PS4

The price of Sony's PlayStation VR, Sony's virtual reality headset and system, has been apparently leaked on Amazon, and it's far from cheap<p>The price of Sony's virtual reality headset PlayStation VR appears to have been leaked on Amazon's Canadian site, at a $1,125 Canadian dollars, or £546.<p>The …

Virtual Reality

Bad day for Fitbit and its jittery investors

Fitbit Inc. investors headed for the exits on Tuesday after the company unveiled the Blaze, a wearable device with many smartwatch features that …

Razer's gaming Ultrabook lets you bring your own video card

If you're a gamer, you don't have it easy when buying laptops: You may want a sleek, lightweight Ultrabook when you're traveling, but you also want the big, powerful desktop replacement when you're home. What to do? Razer thinks you can have both. It's launching the Blade Stealth, a 12.5-inch …

Lenovo has seen the future of phones and smartwatches, and this is it

I'm no psychic, nor am I a time traveler, but I saw the future.<p>I love being a technology journalist not only because I get to see new gadgets before …

New Onstar hack can unlock cars and start engines

There's a new way to break into connected cars. In a report in <i>Wired</i> today, researcher Samy Kamkar revealed a homemade device he calls OwnStar. It's a small box about the size of a router, built to break into GM's OnStar system through a rogue Wi-Fi hotspot. When used successfully, the box let him …

New Hitman Revealed at E3 2015, Comes with PS4

Sony revealed the all-new Hitman game during its E3 2015 press conference on Monday.<p>The world-reveal video did not feature gameplay, with publisher Square Enix opting instead to portray the game's themes via a cinematic trailer. Agent 47 returns to star, along with Diana Burnwood, who faked her …

Enix

Watch a boss battle from 'God of War III Remastered' for PS4

<i>I knew you would be back, Spartan. Did you miss me?</i><p><i>For the ultimate viewing experience, make sure you set the clip to 1080p at 60 fps.</i><p>Source: YouTube (PlayStation)<p>Coverage: PlayStation Blog

LG’s 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

It's one of LG's most impressive displays of screen technology yet: a 55-inch OLED panel that's just 0.97mm thick and weighs just 1.9kg (4.1 pounds). The panel is so thin that it can be stuck to the wall using a magnetic mat before being peeled off like wallpaper, reports Korean news agency <i>Yonhap</i>. …

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

How to manage your Google location history - Android customization

How secure is your Google account? If you followed along last week on our Android customization series, you got to watch the process of setting up two-factor authentication for your Google account, using the Google Authenticator Android app.<p>Now that your account is secure, let’s look one of the …

Android News

Best Android Browsers

We use our phones for so much more than simply browsing the web that you might not bother looking into the plethora of web browsers available in the …

Deep space photo shows planets forming - Futurity

Astrophysicists have confirmed that a recent and famous image from deep space marks the first time we've seen planets forming.

Planets

Supervoid May Explain Gargantuan Cold Spot Lurking In Distant Universe

The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole<p>If you’re wondering what the biggest structure in the universe is, astronomers have said it’s nothing, really.<p>That’s not false modesty on their part--astronomers now have evidence that the largest known structure in the Universe is a “supervoid,” or …

Universe

Samsung explains what makes the S6 Edge's screen better than LCD

While opinions on the Galaxy S6 Edge’s design, battery life, or software features vary, almost everyone agrees that the S6 Edge and the regular S6 feature some of the best (if not <i>the</i> best) screens in the industry.<p>Now Samsung Display put out a press release that gives us a little peek at how the S6 …

Gear & Gadgets

Acer's first smartphone for the U.S. can hold 3 SIM cards

Acer will begin selling smartphones in the U.S. this May.<p>The electronics company announced on Thursday the Liquid X2, an Android smartphone with a …

Hyper-accurate atomic clock won't lose a second in 15 billion years

Scientists have created an atomic clock so precise that it won't lose or gain a single second in 15 billion years -- roughly the age of our universe.<p>But the clock isn't just steady, it's also amazingly accurate. So accurate in fact, that it can detect tiny changes in the speed of its ticks …

Physics

Lightning LS-218 – the wildest ride of 2015

You've read about the awesome Lightning LS-218 in our feature earlier this year, now you can see it in action. You might think electric vehicles are …

A 'Mortal Kombat X' Review For People Who Don't Play Mortal Kombat

When I was 15, I discovered a game called <i>Street Fighter II: The World Warrior</i> at my neighborhood 7-11. It was my first blush with Capcom’s fighting series, but it sparked a relationship that’s lasted nearly 24 years. Every day after school, I’d take a slight detour to stock up on Skittles and plunk …

Mortal Kombat

Everything You Need to Know About Mortal Kombat X

<b>[UPDATE]:</b> We recently posted a Review in Progress for Mortal Kombat X, as well a piece for The Story So Far. Attached directly below are new Mortal Kombat X gameplay videos we've released since then.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>With April in full swing, the launch day of Mortal Kombat X draws ever …

Mortal Kombat

Google Close to Finishing Android Wear App for iOS

Earlier this year, news leaked that Google was working on an Android Wear app for the iOS App Store, and it appears that the company's progress on engineering Android Wear devices to work with iPhones is nearing completion.<p>According to a source that spoke to <i>The Verge</i>, Android Wear on the iPhone …

Wear OS

Play Whac-A-Mole on these weather-predicting smart ceramics

Most consumer IoT devices we've come across are made out of dull plastic, so excuse us for getting a bit excited over these porcelain smart mugs and vases at IDF in Shenzhen. Yes, <i>porcelain</i>, courtesy of Chinese ODM Thread Technology who's integrated Intel's tiny Edison computer module into these …

Apple Watch, Android Wear, or Pebble: how do they stack up?

Now that we've had a real chance to see the Apple Watch, we've got a pretty good idea of how it stacks up against Android Wear and Pebble. Those other two smartwatch platforms are the right ones to compare it to; there may be other smartwatches, but there really aren't other smartwatch <i>ecosystems.</i> …