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Say hello to the new Joker

Jared Leto has been teasing the look of the Joker from the upcoming <i>Suicide Squad</i> film, but today director David Ayer tweeted a picture of the actor in what seems to be full makeup.<p>So ... here we go.<p>I gotta say, I kind of love it. It's a deranged, aggressive and violent look we're not quite used to …

Canadian Fantasy Firm Making Bucks By Just Following Hockey Pucks

Long before there were industry giants DraftKings and FanDuel, a fantasy came true when out of a garage came what would become Officepools.com. Today more than 600,000 people enjoy the fantasy hockey offerings of the Vancouver-based company, which began in 1995.<p>One factor that kept Officepools …

How to Counter Goro in Mortal Kombat X

Two arms can be better than four.<p>Welcome once again to a new episode of How To Counter! This time out, I’ll be helping you take down the four-armed …

Only selfies can kill the bad guys in this game

Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in <i>Selfie Assault</i> don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras can see them. Only selfies can kill them. No filter. …

Weekly Recap: Witcher 3 1080p Controversy, Xbox Sales Fall, Destiny House of Wolves Revealed

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>Microsoft Apologizes for Confusion Over 1080p/60fps Witcher 3 Footage on Xbox Channel</b>: On Wednesday, Microsoft posted a new Witcher 3 gameplay video to its YouTube Xbox channel that ran at 1080p/60fps. But fans quickly pointed out that the Xbox One version of the game only supports …

Grand Theft Auto V - Grand Theft Auto 5: Jumping From Planes and Meeting Kanye West - IGN Plays Live - IGN Video

Destin and Alfredo try to leap out of a plane onto the top of a building all while telling the story of how Alfredo met Kanye West. Want to see more …

Battlefield Hardline hits EA Access five days before everyone else gets it

EA Access members will be able to play <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> starting March 12, five days prior to the game's public launch, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.<p>The five-day trial will allow EA Access subscribers to play the full version of <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> for up to 10 hours, which is more …

Game Trailers

10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Marissa Mayer is considering buying a cable network.</b> Yahoo considered acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive.<p><b>2. Who is Rony Abovitz?</b> Google led a $542 million investment in his company. We have a long profile looking at who he is and where he came frome.<p><b>3. Elon Musk is getting divorced for a</b> …

8 apps to help you actually keep your 2015 New Year's resolutions

New Year's resolutions are tough.<p>Though we may start the year with the best of intentions, old habits die hard and too often we're back to our old …

Apps

Photos app mysteriously vanishes from iCloud.com (Update: Back for some, Apple says fixed)

<i>Update: Some users are once again reporting the availability of the beta Photos web app on iCloud.com (although not everyone just yet). Let us know if you’re still seeing issues.</i><p><i>Update 2: Apple has acknowledged the outage on its system status page and says the issue is resolved.</i><p>The Photos app has …

Sony hackers may still have access to computer systems

News report says investigators are unable to confirm eradication of those responsible for cyber-attack linked to The Interview

Archos 80b Helium 4G tablet floats into view for £150

The only thing better than being told you can buy a 4G tablet for £150 is being told you can buy a 4G tablet in a squeaky voice.<p>The balloon's gone up: Archos has unveiled the 80b Helium, a 4G tablet that costs just £150.<p>The 80b Helium is the sequel to the 8-inch 80 Helium 4G tablet revealed this …

Last Chance to Win a Gold iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2

What’s better than scoring top-of-the-line tech gear? Scoring <i>gold</i> top-of-the-line tech gear for free!<p>We’re giving one lucky winner a brand new iPhone 6 and an iPad Air 2, finished in stunning matte gold. These gorgeous new devices can be yours — all you need to do is enter our super-simple giveaway!<p>…

Montblanc has an 'e-Strap' to make its luxury watches smarter

Smartwatches continue to grow in popularity, but if you prefer a high-end mechanical timepiece instead, Montblanc has a way to still get the tech, too. <i>A Blog to Watch</i> reports the luxury watchmaker announced an optional e-Strap that'll equip its Timewalker Urban Speed Collection. The add-on brings …

Virgin Media now offers all Sky Sports channels in HD

If you have Virgin TV hooked up in your home and you're equally obsessed with sport and pixels, you might find a couple of surprises the next time you reach for the remote. To celebrate the New Year, Virgin has just added Sky News HD and Sky Sports News HQ HD to its channel lineup, giving viewers …

New password-hacking tool for iCloud claims to evade Apple’s brute-force protections

<b>Update</b>: We are now receiving reports that the vulnerability has been patched. People trying to use the tool are apparently now being correctly locked out from repeated password attempts.<p>A new tool submitted to GitHub claims to be able to perform password dictionary attacks on any iCloud account, …

Apple’s 2015 “Lucky Bag” Promotion in Japan Features iPads, MacBooks, and More

- Jan 2, 2015<p>Apple’s retail store in Japan have kicked off their one-day Fukubukuro, or “Lucky Bag” promotion, which offers customers an assortment …

The Apple featured Waterlogue auto water painter is now available for free inside the Apple Store app (Reg. $2.99)

<b>Update (1/2 3:20pm):</b> We have updated the post with some additional info and a screenshot to hopefully help anyone who is still confused on how to redeem the freebie. You’ll find step-by-step instructions below.<p>Waterlogue was recently highlighted in Apple’s new “Start Something New.” page, which …

The 7 Hottest Trends We'll See at This Year's CES

When I attended my first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 1976, I was in my mid-20s, new to the tech scene and highly impressionable. When I …

CES

Archos 50 Diamond is a phone fan's best friend

Diamonds are 4G with this smartphone that packs LTE speeds, an octa-core processor and a full-HD screen.<p>They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, and at less than £200 for 4G and an octa-core processor, the Archos 50 Diamond looks pretty friendly for boys and girls alike.<p>The 50 Diamond is a new …

Sony offers discounts after Christmas PlayStation Network hack

Sony has apologised to PlayStation owners for disruption to its online gaming service the PlayStation Network (PSN) caused by the Lizard Squad hacking group for four days over Christmas.<p>The hackers took the gaming service offline on Christmas Eve, preventing new users from connecting and …

Best of 2014: Top gaming tech of the year — with some for 2015

<i>Check out all of our Best of 2014 coverage here and Worst of 2014 coverage here.</i><p>Last year may not have seen a console debut, but it still hosted a heaping helping of hardware innovation.<p>The Nvidia Shield tablet and new Razer Blade laptop showed us that portable gaming really could be high end and …

Virtual Reality

Someone beat Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes and 7 seconds, earns new record

Most of us think of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as a long, epic game. For the new record-holding speedrunner, not so much.<p>Twitch user Jodenstone has beaten the Nintendo 64 classic in 18 minutes and 7 seconds, as originally spotted on Reddit. This beats the previous record of 18 minutes and …

Nintendo Won 2014, But The Wii U's Fundamental Problem Remains

As I expected, I played a lot of video games over the holidays with family and friends around, and also as expected, I played most of them on the Wii U.<p>While I’ve played games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. previously, this was the first time I really got to experience them in full, …

YouTube apocalypse: old media still struggle to understand web superstars such as Zoella

Online celebrities will surge ahead in 2015 as the old media try to get a grasp of the pesky new names<p>YouTubers, vloggers and Vine celebrities came above ground in a big way in 2014. However, in the same way that Taylor Swift already seemed pretty successful last January, so last year’s online …

Social Media

It's been 30 years since Britain's first mobile phone call

Exactly 30 years ago today, two men made history by completing the first mobile phone call in the UK. As everyone celebrated the opening seconds of 1985, Michael Harrison, the son of former Vodafone chairman Sir Ernest Harrison, rang his father from Parliament Square in London. The call was …

Review: Skech’s Base and Skechbook join the early iPad Air 2 case ranks, but add bulk

As 2014 comes to a close, there aren’t a lot of iPad Air 2-specific cases on the market, and some developers are already taking shortcuts — cutting extra holes in old iPad Air cases — just to get “iPad Air 1+2” products out. So when new cases are supposedly tailored just for the iPad Air 2, I’m …

With shutdown in Spain, Uber sputters into the new year

In dealing with regulators, Uber typically takes a "beg for forgiveness, rather than ask for permission" approach. That doesn't always work out so well.<p>The latest country to put up roadblocks against the ride-sharing service is Spain. Uber, which runs an app that pairs passengers with drivers using …

Wall Street

IRL: The Polaroid Cube is a tiny camera that leaves you wanting more

Gone are the days when you had to carry a hefty camera to capture life's best moments. For the most part, we have smartphone makers to thank for that, aided by steady improvements to imaging sensors. At the same time, though, a number of other manufacturers have made it their mission to build …

Mobile Photography

Why Apple’s IBM partnership was the biggest tech news of 2014

2014 will go down as one of the biggest years in Apple history. The stock hit record highs. The company’s first wearable was revealed. And Apple dropped $3 billion on its biggest acquisition ever. But of all the huge news Apple dropped in the last 12 months, nothing is likely to have as big an …