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Epic drastically drops the price of Unreal Engine game development

Epic Games, the company that created <i>Gears of War</i>, <i>Infinity Blade,</i> and the popular Unreal Engine for developing game titles, has been rather quiet as of late. The firm's most prominent recent announcements have been around selling off that <i>Gears of War</i> franchise to Microsoft, and delivering a fancy …

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By Chanelle Bessette, reporter<p>FORTUNE — A longtime staple of information technology training, cyber security has become a mainstream interest. Edward Snowden’s big reveal last year about the National Security Agency as well as the criminal breach into Target’s (TGT) credit and debit card system …

Pro tip: How to learn to love the cloud (and not worry when it shoots you through the head)

Storied engineer Mark Lucovsky started his career working on low-level albeit important technology — microcode loaders, first-level fault handlers, …

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy

It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a thought. But in a world where opting out of online culture is hardly an option, many take a far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give them credit for.<p>The following is an excerpt from It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of …

Newsbeat app reads you stories from hundreds of newspapers

Apps that read the day's news aloud aren't exactly a new concept, but Newsbeat — launched today by Tribune Co. — is among the sleekest we've seen yet. Newsbeat pulls in thousands of articles every day from hundreds of newspapers including <i>The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times</i>, and websites like …

Paranoid Android’s Peek brings active notifications to your smartphone

<i>Video courtesy of YT user YTFail via Reddit.</i><p>After a bit of drama around the Halo feature, the Paranoid Android team is back at what it does best – bringing us cool new features in a stock-like custom ROM.<p>The latest addition to PA’s arsenal is Peek, a feature that resembles the Active Display of the …

Republican senator accidentally creates a meme by silently staring into your soul

The birth of #McConnelling<p>Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell's campaign got more than it bargained for last week when its strange, silent ad of the senator doing little more than smiling, shaking hands, and pretending to work started to go viral. On Wednesday, one person on YouTube began …

Kandu Teaches Kids How To Make iPad Apps, No Coding Required

Whenever a challenge lies before you, and you feel like you can’t go on any further, I implore you to remember this article, and this startup, and realize that you, in fact, “Kandu” whatever you set your mind to.<p>Kandu, the latest venture out of betaworks, founded by David Bennahum and Gerry …

'Titanfall' Is The Most Addictive Game Ever

Here's why<p>On March 11, Electronic Arts will release <i>Titanfall</i> (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC; $60), an online first-person shooter that promises to reinvent shooting-your-friends-in-the-face technology. Developed by Respawn Entertainment, it comes with a notable pedigree. Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella …

Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

Ripples In Space Could Point To The Universe's Beginnings

Physicists say they've discovered a faint signal from just moments after the universe began. If confirmed, it could revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos. But not everyone is convinced.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>Physicists claimed the potentially exciting discovery yesterday: a faint …

Stephen Hawking: In 50 years, we'll be living on the moon

I can just imagine the ads.<p>One-hundred-twenty-year-old Richard Branson would like you to be one of the first to live in the Virgin Moon Residences.<p>There will be three Virgin Galactic (or perhaps Virgin Lunartic) flights there daily and the residences will be all-inclusive properties with the option …

Want to speed-read? Soon, there may be an app for that

<b>(AP/Paul Sakuma)</b><p>Boston-based start-up Spritz hopes you’ll never revert to your average human reading speed again<p>Kate Knibbs<p>March 16, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Daily Dot.<p>In the despair-inducing young adult novel <i>Flowers for Algernon</i>, a man named Charlie with a low IQ …

FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

Facebook apps: The massive new business that exploits a key weakness at Apple and Google.

<i>This post originally appeared in</i> Business Insider.<p>A long time ago, Facebook launched an app store. If you didn't know that fact, don't be alarmed. …

Titanfall forces gamers to rethink how they play first-person shooters

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Now that Titanfall’s been out for a few days, players are finally getting a handle on the highly mobile, fluid controls of their pilots and their massive, …

NSA system designed to attack 'millions' of computers -- report

Through an operation called Turbine, the NSA crafted an automated system designed to hack "millions" of computers, new documents from Edward Snowden's leaks on government surveillance reveal.<p>According to documents published by The Intercept on Wedesday, Turbine created "implants" that let it gain …

MIT Students Invent A Universal Language Made Of GIFs

Created by MIT Media Lab, GIFGIF is a new project that tries to analyze the emotive power of GIFs.<p>Which GIF better expresses happiness? This one of Ren and Stimpy bouncing up and down, or this one of <i>Lost’s</i> John Locke grinning with an orange slice in his mouth? Does your opinion change if Grumpy Cat …

Titanfall's First Generation 10 Pilot Emerges

A Reddit user who goes by the name DownTuClown is claiming to be the “world’s first Generation 10 pilot” in Respawn Entertainment’s recently launched …

Weirdness: Titanfall Gets a Glorious Yoshi Write-Up in The Times

Yoshi Titanfall? MM, that would actually would have been a more exciting game than what Artoon has just offered.<p>Heh Yoshifall<p>Haha, this is …

Undoing aging: Aubrey de Grey at TEDxDanubia 2013

Selfie Messaging App React Gets Redesigned And Updated With Improvements

• Server-side message delivery and confirmation<br>• Faster, more optimized user experience<br>• Compressed DPPs (dynamic profile pictures)<br>• App opens in correct …

Why Google's price cut made the consumer cloud biz a lot cloudier

If there was any question that the cloud storage business is a high stakes game, Google erased all doubt this week. The search giant shook up the consumer cloud world by drastically slashing its paid plans. Fifteen gigabytes of storage are still free, but 100GB are now $1.99 per month, down from …

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Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

Why the internet of things is big data’s latest killer app — if you do it right

Every year, nearly 2 million people contract infections while staying at the hospital, and inadequate handwashing is a big cause. It turns out we …

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Technology has altered human physiology. It makes us think differently, feel differently, even dream differently. It affects our memory, attention …

Emotion in Marketing: How Our Brains Decide What's Shareable

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Every day it seems like we feel hundreds of different emotions – each nuanced and specific to the physical and social situations we find ourselves in.<p>According to science, it’s not that complicated by a long …