Christopher Truong

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Take a peek inside the PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 is set to be released on Nov. 15, just over a week from today, and Wired got a look at the internal components that will power Sony's next-gen console.<p>Yasuhiro Ootori, director of the PS4's mechanical engineering team, showed off the hardware recently at Sony's Japanese …

Sony reveals PlayStation 4 innards a week before its release

Earlier this year, Sony famously made its PS4 announcement without actually showing anyone the hardware. We all had to wait months for E3 in Los Angeles to see the new black box — even hardware architect Mark Cerny was kept in the dark — but now everyone knows of the sharp, angular new look. What …

Nvidia Launches GTX 780 Ti -- Faster Than Titan For $300 Less

The vicious tug of war for dominance between graphics card manufacturers AMD and Nvidia continues today with the launch of Nvidia’s GTX 780 Ti, a $699 card billed as “the best gaming GPU on the planet.” Thus begins a series of articles determining if enthusiast gamers can put their faith in that …

Why do we need new consoles?

When developer Naughty Dog released <i>The Last of Us</i> earlier this year, there was no shortage of people whose jaws dropped at the sight of the quality of its graphics.<p>The game was stunning and achieved a level of visual fidelity that is usually only talked about in relation to what developers might be …

Pokémon art director wants to see series return to Red and Blue roots

<i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i> art director Ken Sugimori said recently in an interview with Japanese magazine <i>We Love Pokémon</i> that he would like to see the next generation of Pokémon return to simpler roots.<p>Speaking to the magazine (in an interview translated by Siliconera), Sugimori was asked how he'd like to …

The Xbox One Resolution Saga Showcases An Underlying Next-Gen Frustration

Another day, another announcement that the resolution of an upcoming Xbox One launch title isn’t what everyone was hoping it would be. Dead Rising 3 has been revealed to be native 720p and locked at 30 FPS.<p>The game can now be added to the list many of Microsoft's launch games that are some mixture …

Nvidia launches new high-end graphics card for playing PC games in 4K

Nvidia is once again launching what it calls the “best gaming GPU on the planet.” In short, it’s the company’s fastest graphics card using its fastest available graphics chip.<p>The new card will be able to play games like Batman: Arkham Origins and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag at a resolution of …

Russia eyeing post-Assad future, allies say; moderate rebels losing ground

European allies of the United States say Russia has belatedly begun preparing for a post-Assad future in Syria, with Moscow looking for new ways to establish the transitional government in Damascus that Western countries agree is needed to bring an end to the nearly three-year civil war there.<p>“The …

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Undercover NYPD Cop Watched SUV Driver Get Beaten

An off-duty undercover New York City police officer was among the crowd of motorcyclists on the scene as SUV driver Alexian Lien was beaten on …

Can you outrun it? DARPA's WildCat robot gallops at 16 mph

Boston Dynamics seems like a company full of friendly, intelligent folks. One wonders why these good people seem dedicated to creating terrifying robots.<p>Their latest mechanized hellspawn is WildCat, a military quadruped machine that can chase you at speeds up to 16 mph.<p>OK, it isn't chasing people …

Robotics

Legendary Vietnam Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap dies

1 / 18<p>Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap is seen at residence in Hanoi August 4, 2008. (REUTERS/Kham)<p>Vietnamese Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap<p>HANOI, Vietnam (AP) …

Bitcoin Crackdown Could Lead to Bitcoin Resurgence

Bitcoin just lost one of its largest users in a federal raid on a notorious online black market, but the fledgling digital currency's future still …

Bitcoin

Alleged Silk Road Drug Lord Led Double Life as Entrepreneur

The alleged Internet drug lord who created an online black market dubbed the "Amazon of illegal drugs" by the FBI led a double life, cultivating an …

Car chase ends with shots fired near U.S. Capitol, suspect dead

WASHINGTON — Police shot and killed a female suspect who struck a barrier near the White House with her car Thursday afternoon and led them on a high …

Veterans swarm ‘closed’ WWII memorial, knock politicians

Veterans of World War II — some in wheelchairs, others clutching canes and at least one advising a much younger reporter to embrace “good whiskey and …

Lavabit was under FBI pressure to decrypt Snowden connections, court reveals

When Lavabit shut down in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, it left a big question unanswered: just what did the US government want that was supposedly so egregious? Thanks to newly unsealed court documents obtained by <i>Wired</i>, we now know much more of the story. The FBI had served Lavabit an order …

HTC must alter chip in One smartphone to avoid Nokia patents

Poor HTC. As if it didn't already have enough to deal with, the troubled manufacturer now has to meddle with the original design of the One and other smartphones in order to avoid infringing on a couple of Nokia patents. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, HTC is currently working with Qualcomm to …

Huawei's UltraStick is a 3G SD card with no storage, has slot for a nano-SIM

To start, it's not another Eye-Fi card competitor. Nope, this wireless-capable SD card spotted at CEATEC has no memory of its own. Instead, Huawei's scooped out the gigabytes and replaced them with a 3G radio, capable of up to 21Mbps (HSPA+) download speeds. It's easier to think of it as a …

Pantech Vega LTE-A gains fingerprint-based mobile payments

Want to find a nifty use for the fingerprint sensor on the Pantech Vega LTE-A? Well, thanks to the hard work of two South Korean companies, it's picking up the ability to pay for goods by authenticating with your fingerprint. This news comes from Danal, a mobile payment provider, which tapped the …

Fujitsu's latest Arrows Tab packs a multi-user fingerprint reader

For Fujitsu, fingerprint readers on smartphones are old hat; on Android tablets, however, they're still rare. The company should make those sensors easier to find with its latest Arrows Tab, the FJT21. The 10.1-inch slate uses its fingerprint reader to streamline Android 4.2's multi-user support, …

Secret NSA project gathered American cellphone location data

The NSA's been rather busy over the past few years, tracking everything from your emails to phone calls, and now the <i>New York Times</i> is reporting that it even conducted a secret project to collect data about the location of American's cellphones in 2010 and 2011. The project was ultimately not …

FBI seizes black market website Silk Road, arrests its founder

Light just reached one of the darker corners of the web: the FBI has seized Silk Road, a site infamous for hosting anonymized, Bitcoin-based drug and gun sales. The move follows a sting operation that also led to the arrest of site founder Ross Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) for alleged …

Samsung reportedly not alone in cheating Android benchmarks

Samsung has come under fire this week for allegedly inflating the benchmark scores for the Galaxy Note 3 among other Android devices, but -- shocker -- the company is not alone in enhancing scores. <i>AnandTech</i> just published a report that shows ASUS, HTC and other companies using the same "benchmark …

Playing video games on Xi3's Piston living room PC / game console

The long-running distinction between dedicated game consoles and gaming PCs is disappearing with Valve's announcement of its own operating system, SteamOS. The hardware is changing too, with next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony offering much more than the ability to play disc-based games, not …

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 review: A high watermark in tablet performance and value - CNET

MSRP: $229.00<p><b>The Good</b> <b>Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7</b> is a performance monster that speeds through Web sites and UI pages at a frantic pace. The screen is impressively sharp and the small light design is comfy for reading books. Mayday is personal and near-instant customer service. Some small but smart …

Kindle Fire

Dell XPS 15

MSRP: $1,899.99<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>Dell XPS 15</b> has a better-than-HD display, decent casual-gaming chops, and a slim, lightweight 15-inch body.<p><b>The Bad</b> Painfully expensive for a boring design and midlevel graphics, and going SSD-only drives the price up even more. Battery life falls short for an …

Self-Cleaning Clothes Invented By The Military Could Make Laundry A Thing Of The Past

<b>Welcome To The Future…of No Laundry!</b><p>We have all been there before. Enjoying a burger or French fries…and plop. A big blob of ketchup drips on your …

What's changing, what's not, in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to …

Obama blasts ‘Republican shutdown,’ defends Obamacare

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defiantly declared that “this Republican shutdown” risks hurting the fragile economy and pressed the House GOP to …