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Corsair’s Lapdog keyboard and mouse aims to do what Steam Machines have not

Steam’s big picture mode makes it easy to navigate your game library from the comfort of your couch, but actually playing PC games isn’t always as …

League Of Legends Is Fixing One Key Matchmaking Tool

Or trying to, at least.<p>Team Builder is one of those things in <i>League of Legends</i> that’s always seemed like it <i>could</i> be really great, but didn’t truly …

League of Legends

These Are the Best In-Ear Headphones Under $40

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Gear & Gadgets

Human Computer Interfaces: The Next Hot Innovation In PC Gaming?

I spent the better part of last week at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), checking out a number of new gaming-related innovations poised to hit the market in the next few weeks, months, and (maybe) years. I’m particularly interested in PC hardware, which was good because a number of the major …

Online

5 Stocks You Can Buy and Hold Forever

Source: Flickr userTax Credits.net.<p>Picking great stocks that you can own year in and year out, regardless of the market's machinations, could go a long way toward helping investors stay on the path to financial security. However, it can be difficult to know which companies are truly great. To that …

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Threading

Assassin's Creed Rogue PC Version Will Have Eye-Tracking Controls

Ubisoft recently announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be released for the PC on March 10th. The PC version of Assassin’s Creed Rogue will have support for the Tobii EyeX Controller and SteelSeries Sentry, which means that the game supports eye-tracking inputs. Tobii Technology said that this …

Assassin's Creed

Scientists develop a brain decoder that can hear your inner thoughts

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have invented a brain decoder device that’s able to work out what you’re thinking based on …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In The Best Conditions, iOS-Exclusive Vainglory Is A Top-Notch MOBA

A few weeks back I drove down to the San Mateo headquarters of Super Evil Megacorp, the developer behind Vainglory, one of the prominent multiplayer online battle arenas built specifically for tablets (and, as we discovered at September’s iPhone event, the iPhone 6).<p>There, I met with the studio’s …

Gmail 5.0 is rolling out to Google Play, grab the APK now!

<i>Update:</i> <i>While we reported on Gmail 5.0 rolling out to Google Play over the weekend, and even included an APK for download, it turns out we were a little premature. The app had not in fact hit Google Play for anyone, and the APK was simply a very far along (essentially finished) copy. We don’t have</i> …

Android News

Harman minimizes road noise for better driving experience

Harman, an audio and infotainment company, has something called HALOsonic in its product line, for noise management, which it co-developed with Lotus …

LG G Watch R Review: Worthy of Your Wrist, Even If Android Wear Isn't

Motorola's Moto 360 stole the Android Wear spotlight when Google's smartwatch operating system was first revealed. But it's not the only tech-filled …

Fatter crash-test dummies are All About That Bass (no traffic)

Crash-test dummies may have it tough, but they’ll at least get to ignore their diet for a while, with fatter Americans leading safety kit specialists …

Driverless Cars

Future Airplanes Might Replace Windows With OLED Screens

Say goodbye to your window seat<p>There may be no such thing as a window seat on the airliners of the future. A concept released by the U.K.’s Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) envisions airliners with thinner walls, made by doing away with cabin windows altogether. In their place, CPI sees OLED …

Consumer Price Index

Giant Tortoises Are Back From Near Extinction

Giant tortoises endemic to the Galapagos Islands are back from near extinction, according to a study published Tuesday in PLOS One.<p>The Espanola giant …

Zoology

How to fix Facebook's News Feed

Facebook’s News Feed is broken! Facebook is only showing me stupid stuff! My News Feed is boring! Facebook is lame! The News Feed is useless!<p>If any of those exclamations sound familiar, this quick guide is for you and your friends. Most articles about “fixing” and “improving” the News Feed focus on …

Soon You Could Send A Text Or Call A Car With A Click Of Your Heels

Because, really, there's no place like home.<p>In the future, getting out of a sticky situation might be as easy as clicking your heels together. Design firm iStrategyLabs just unveiled a prototype system called Dorothy (yeah, <i>that</i> Dorothy) that will fasten to people’s shoes, allowing them to click …

Apps

Google Details Android 5.0 Lollipop’s Major Security Improvements

Android’s newest update is coming soon, with devices running 5.0 Lollipop beginning to ship November 3. While the visual update might be the one that most users pay the most attention to, Android 5.0 also has a number of under-the-hood changes, including some major updates to the overall security …

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

For years biologists have been wary of applying the strange world of quantum mechanics, where particles can be in two places at once or connected over huge distances, to their own field. But it can help to explain some amazing natural phenomena we take for granted<p>Every year, around about this time, …

"Lost" Satellite Photos Reveal Surprising Views of Earth in the 1960s

Images reveal the most Antarctic ice on record and the Aral Sea before it dried up.<p>Scientists have uncovered a cache of satellite images of Earth from the 1960s that had been forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years and that push back the first satellite images of our planet a full 17 years.<p><b>The</b> …

Darknets: Murky recesses of the hidden web

The Brazilian police investigation that cracked a high-tech child porn ring earlier this month has shone a spotlight on the darker recesses of the web, an area which still poses massive technology challenges to law enforcement.<p>The ring was buried deep inside a “darknet” – private networks built …

This Mesmerizing Map Of The Internet Lets You Explore The Web's Tiny Connections

Web traffic companies like Alexa do a good job of showing the relative ranking of websites, but what about the connections between websites? What do those look like?<p>The Internet Map is an online project that seeks to visualize metrics like web traffic and linking between sites, and the result is a …

Internet

Google VP Breaks High-Altitude Skydiving Record

Alan Eustace, a 57-year-old computer scientist heretofore known for his work as a senior vice president at Google, has broken the world record for high-altitude skydiving, set just two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.<p>“It was amazing,” Eustace told the <i>New York Times</i>. “It was beautiful. You could see …

Adventure Travel

Berkeley findings says motorcycle lane-splitting safer than ever [w/video, poll]

The latest study seems to indicate that riders are better off splitting lanes than ever before.<p>In some parts of the US, the concept of a motorcycle buzzing between lanes of slower traffic is a foreign concept, but it's an accepted practice in others. Each year since 2012, The Safe Transportation …

Audi Claims Self-Driving Car Set Speed Record At 149 MPH

Because the robot chauffeurs of the future may not need to obey speed limits<p>A major selling point of self-driving cars is what they remove from the road: human error, driver exhaustion, distracted driving because someone has to keep reminding the urchins in the backseat that "No, we’re not there …

Driverless Cars

The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth

Photo Credit: National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)<p>Slide 1 of 19<p>Introduction<p>Humans have been battling viruses since before …

Moon Robot Will Broadcast In Virtual-Reality Video

A rover built for the Google Lunar X Prize competition could let astronauts do their job from Earth.<p>A team of scientists at Carnegie Mellon have built a robot that will send video from the moon to the Earth. And the robot will be controlled by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, with the 3-D …

Virtual Reality