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Man Builds Working iPhone in Minecraft

Install Minecraft on it and see how deep this rabbit hole goes.<p>A German Minecraft player has built a working version of an iPhone in the game.<p>No, it …

No, It’s Not OK To See Dumb Movies Like ‘Transformers’

When asked about what he expects from his show on a daily basis, David Letterman once said, and this is paraphrasing, “not every show can be perfect, things never go exactly as planned, but every show <i>can</i> be mediocre, and that’s our goal.” Which seems like a reasonable goal for them and a reasonable …

Lords of the Fallen is a European Dark Souls, and I don't know how to feel about it

The biggest surprise in my look at action-RPG <i>Lords of the Fallen</i> at E3 2014 is that one of its creators has not finished one of From Software's Souls games.<p>"I'm a big fan of the Souls series," says Jan Klose, creative director at developer Deck13. "But it's just not 100 percent the type of game I …

Project Flare allows Square Enix to create a virtual world 17 times larger than Skyrim

Square Enix may have disappointed some fans by not bringing <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i> to this year's E3, but they saved one surprise to show off behind closed doors.<p>In a demo and question-and-answer session mostly restricted to developers and potential publishing partners, Square Enix …

Here’s What Google Mailed Its ‘Pokemon Masters’

You might remember that back on April 1st Google Maps had been completely taken over by Pokemon. Google asked the world to sort through Google Maps …

Google Officially Certified People as Pokémon Masters

On April 1st, one of Google’s many (many, many, many) pranks included having a slew of 150 Pokémon infiltrate Google Maps. While some Google Map …

SolarCity Acquires Silevo To Become A Large-Scale Solar Panel Producer

Elon Musk’s SolarCity has acquired Silevo, a solar panel manufacturing and design firm that produces low-cost, high-output photovoltaic cells, the company announced today. The deal will help SolarCity “achieve a breakthrough” in solar power pricing thanks to “massive economies of scale,” according …

Nokia reportedly paid a secret multimillion dollar ransom to Symbian code thief

Back in the late 2000s, Nokia apparently found itself the target of a high-stakes extortion attempt from persons threatening to release code that could allow malware to spread across its Symbian operating system — then the leading smartphone OS. According to <i>MTV Finland</i>(unrelated to the …

The post-Oculus boom: Survios raises $4M for free-moving virtual reality

Oculus VR, the virtual-reality startup that Facebook bought for $2 billion, has some new company. Survios, a younger VR startup that is following in the wake of Oculus, has raised $4 million in funding so that it can fulfill its dream of building the ultimate VR system with both proprietary …

Microsoft Just Short Changed Everyone Who Has Bought An Xbox One

Millions of people around the world have bought an Xbox One so far and Microsoft has a message for you: SUCKERS!<p>Of course this wasn’t in the official announcement that Microsoft will sell a $399 version of the Xbox One without Kinect from 9 June, but it should be. It told existing owners the $100 …

Sleek Carbon-Fiber Electric Bike Is Perfect for the Commuter

The bike ride to work just got more exciting. It comes in the form of the Leaos Electric Bike, a light-weight cycle originally modeled after the famous Vespa scooter. This futuristic-looking bike is designed and handmade in Italy and is produced out of carbon fiber. Leaos looks sleek and modern …

Dark Souls 2 Diary: Two Weeks of Death and Despair

It's the final day and time to face Nashandra.<p><i>Over the next two weeks, Dark Souls veteran Rich Stanton will be documenting his thoughts and</i> …

Why Larry Page Would Give His Savings to Elon Musk Instead of Charity

Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page says he'd rather leave his savings to inventor Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and founder of Tesla, when he dies than …

Exploring virtual reality on PlayStation 4 with Shuhei Yoshida and Richard Marks (video)

It was 2010 when Sony engineers first explored virtual reality concepts. The idea of a VR headset sprang from another project at the company: PlayStation Move, a wand-like motion controller for the PlayStation 3. Company engineers attached the controller to head-mounted displays, enabling a form of …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Dark Souls II PC preorder now at 20% off as release date is confirmed

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><b>Update 5/29:</b> The game has released, and the original 20% off coupon is over, however other discounts have been uncovered. Check here for the latest Dark Souls II deals.<br>It’s official, Today Namco Bandai Games named the <i>Dark Souls II</i> PC release date April …

A Solar-Powered Drone Designed To Fly For Five Years Nonstop

Titan Aerospace will test a drone that could track hurricanes, spot pirates, and more.<p>If a drone never had to land, it could track hurricanes, spot pirates and smugglers, follow animal migrations, and even act as an auxiliary GPS. In essence, it would be a geostationary satellite without the …

Virus Resurrected After Chilling in Siberia for 30,000 years

French scientists are celebrating after successfully revitalizing an ancient virus that had been lying dormant for 30,000 years in Siberian …

A Viking Santa Claus Film Is Coming to Town - WINTER'S KNIGHT

Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn’t Win the Oscar

The toughest Oscar race this year was for best actor. Right until the awards began, the race was almost certainly down to Chiwetel Ejiofor for <i>12 Years a Slave</i> and Matthew McConaughey for <i>Dallas Buyers Club.</i> (McConaughey was the eventual winner.) What also seemed certain was that Leonardo DiCaprio …

Google aims for a basic $50 modular phone next year, dishes more on Project Ara

Surprisingly, Google doesn’t see its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone as something just for geeks.<p>In a lengthy profile by Time’s Harry McCracken, Google shined a light on its plans for Ara. And while the company still doesn’t seem sure if modular smartphones will be a hit, it’s certainly …

'Titanfall' And 'Dark Souls II' Both Launch March 11th

Every now and then, typically on a Tuesday in March or September, two highly-anticipated video games launch on the exact same day.<p>This March has a bunch of great looking releases, but two of the biggest are launching together: <i>Titanfall</i> and <i>Dark Souls</i> <i>II</i> each land on March 11th.<p>This is bad news for</i> …

NBC is Bringing Back HEROES as a Miniseries

Monster Hunter 4 Moves 4.1 Million Units In Japan

<b>By Ishaan</b> . February 19, 2014 . 1:02pm<p>Back in December, Capcom reported that they’d shipped 4 million units of <i>Monster Hunter 4</i> in Japan, including …

Gamers in the US Spent Over $15 Billion on Video Games in 2013

That's around $150 million more than 2012.<p>According to a report published by the market research company The NPD Group, gamers in the United States …

Why Google has 200m reasons to put engineers over designers

Switching the shade of blue used on advertising links in Gmail and Google search earned the company an extra $200m a year in revenue, a Google executive has said.<p>Google's commitment to data-driven decisions is well reported, and the company has been ridiculed for the "50 shades of blue" episode, …

Monster Hunter exhibition featured at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan will hold a Monster Hunter-themed exhibition called Monster Hunter the Real until May 11, Siliconera reports via 4Gamer.<p>The themed section of the park features large-scale replicas of the game's most popular creatures, many of which are rigged to move and roar. Visitors can …

Bravely Default Interactive Video Demonstrates The Game’s Main Battle Mechanic

Bravely Default has been given a new promo in which the role-playing title’s principal battle mechanic is demonstrated via a real-life scenario. …

A Mind-Controlled Robotic Hand With A Sense Of Touch

Getting closer to lifelike<p>Denis Aabo Sørensen lost his left hand nine years ago, while handling fireworks. Since then, he has used prosthetic hands, but never one like this. Last year, a team of European engineers created for him a prosthetic hand that connects directly to the remaining nerves in …

Red-Band Trailer for ZOMBEAVERS