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Why Switch could be Nintendo’s next step toward download-only games

How long until physical media disappears?<p>Could the Switch, Nintendo’s upcoming gaming console, be the company’s next big step toward a downloadable-games-only future?<p>Nintendo has been methodically expanding sales of digital games since 2012, slowly adjusting player expectations as it increases …

Instagram Doubles Down on Video Ads by Putting Them in Instagram Stories

If you’re one of the millions of Instagram users who likes the service’s recently added “Stories” sharing feature, get ready to see more ads inserted …

Sony's New PS4 Projector Costs As Much As The Console

Sony hasn’t had a terribly large presence at Gamescom this year, certainly not at the level of Microsoft which actually had a full-on stage show earlier in the week. But they have debuted one interesting new piece of tech for the PS4 which could almost work as a quasi-answer to Microsoft’s new …

Watch someone beat Dark Souls' toughest boss using only his voice

Consider this a reminder that, with enough determination and skill and sheer perseverance, even the most impossible tasks — and yes, defeating all of <i>Dark Souls</i> using only your voice counts as one such task — become possible.<p>You can witness this maxim by way of the above video showing the game's …

Tolkien's The Story of Kullervo to be published this fall

J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>The Story of Kullervo</i>, an unfinished retelling of a Finnish myth from very early in the author and academic's career, will posthumously hit shelves in a stand-alone edition for the first time this fall.<p><i>The Story of Kullervo</i> is Tolkien's retelling of The Kullervo Cycle, one section …

Malboro Returns For 'Final Fantasy XV' And Release Window Announced

For fans of <i>Final Fantasy</i> it looks like the long running enemy Malboro has returned for <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>.<p>Malboro, Molbol, Morbol or even Oscar (as well as Xylomid in the French versions) is a very old enemy that originated in <i>Final Fantasy II</i>.<p>Essentially a massive plant with teeth it bears a striking …

What a developer learned from becoming lost in space and inviting his family

Developer Chip Sineni describes <i>Corpse of Discovery</i> as a kind of Sisyphean hell.<p>"The player is stuck on a planet, and they're trying to figure out how to get back home," he begins. "They have this information ... all you have to do is one thing, it's a dangerous task, but once you do this one thing …

Carphone Warehouse hack: 2.4 million customers affected

Personal data of 2.4 million Carphone Warehouse customers may have been compromised by hackers. The retailer also warned customers that encrypted …

This Is How Xiaomi Will Keep Making Super-Cheap Phones

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi announced Monday that it will begin assembling handsets in India as the company charges into the fast-growing …

Skin made of silicon can now control cell phones

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

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Microsoft built a robotic air hockey table to show off Windows 10

Microsoft is more than a little proud that a version of Windows 10 runs on tiny, embedded PCs -- proud enough that it's willing to make clever devices to show this off. The folks in Redmond have built a robotic air hockey table whose virtual player is powered by a diminutive MinnowBoard Max running …

This Google-funded startup prints 3D hands for disabled kids so they can feel like 'superheroes'

But now she feels like a superhero.<p>That's because Ari came home one day with a neon pink bionic hand, something that most other 10 year olds don't have.<p>So how did she get it? It turns out that one day Ari and her mother, Maria Solorio, wanted to take a break from watching the track and field races …

How an Artificial Brain Writes Classical Music

Here's a not-so-simple MIDI ditty.<p>Daniel Johnson has a unique composition out there. On the surface, it sounds like a simple MIDI tune. But Johnson didn't write it or play it – a Recurrent Neural Network did. The RNN, best understood as a very primitive (but powerful) cloud-computer brain, was fed …

'Super batteries' to be 3D printed from graphene ink

Manchester Metropolitan University is embarking on a project to 3D print "super batteries" from graphene ink.<p>Wonder material graphene has been widely …

Challenge friends to real-life wizard duels with 'Maguss'

<i>Harry Potter</i>'s brand of magic may not exist in the real world, but smartphone applications, electrical engineering and plastic wands sure do. <i>Maguss</i> uses all of these things, plus a badge that acts as a motion-sensing receiver, to bring wizard duels to the physical world. <i>Maguss</i> is on Kickstarter …

Computer engineer wins 1,000 Twitter contests with Python script

Computer engineer Hunter Scott wrote a Python script to enter virtually every Twitter contest started over the span of nine months. The bot ended up entering him in about 165,000 different “RT to win” contests and more importantly, he won close to 1,000. On average, he won four contests per day …

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Snapchat Just Fixed the Worst Thing About its App

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat knows its demographic well. Teens are still at the mercy of their parents’ financial decisions, and that can …

Microsoft releases its light version of Windows 10 for the Internet of Things

Microsoft has said time and time again that Windows 10 will be the OS to power all sorts of devices from desktops to phones, but now it’s arriving on new platforms: the company today publicly released Windows 10 IoT Core, a pared down version of the operating system for the Internet of Things.<p>IoT …

Adobe joins Netflix, Microsoft in expanding maternity leave

Adobe is the latest tech company to stretch its paid maternity and paternity leave.<p>Adobe announced today that it’s expanding its paid maternity leave policy to 16 weeks for primary caregivers; secondary caregivers will be allowed to take four weeks. New moms can also use their maternity leave in …

Today in Movie Culture: Honest 'Iron Man' Trailer, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Video Game and More

<b>Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:</b><p><b>Movie Take-Down of the Day:</b><p>It's Comic-Con week, and we're getting a new</b> …

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Sony just rolled out a big UI update to its PS Now game streaming service

PlayStation Now, Sony's "Netflix for gaming" service that rolled out last year, hasn't changed dramatically since it launched. The company added a much-needed subscription option earlier this year to help fix the otherwise crazy pricing structure PS Now had for game rentals, but there otherwise …

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida reacts to the 'Nintendo PlayStation'

Not long after our last intimate chat with Shuhei Yoshida, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's Worldwide Studios at E3, a Redditor managed to dig up a prototype of the never-released "Nintendo PlayStation" that eventually led to the birth of Sony's very own gaming console. Naturally, …

If you think Apple’s packaging is good, wait until you see these

Opening a new Apple product for the first time is pretty close to a holy experience. Part of that is because Apple spends so much time perfecting product packaging so it’s simple, elegant and secure without compromising on intuitiveness.<p>However, it’s a mistake to think Apple is the only company …

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Batman kills people

The idea that Batman doesn't kill people, and the secondary idea that Batman doesn't use guns, is usually seen as sacrosanct within the fandom.<p>He doesn't kill. He doesn't pick up a gun and use it. He has gun-like weapons, but nothing you could ever grab for yourself down at Ammu-Nation.<p>But let's be …

PlayStation Now's New Games for July 2015 Revealed

Resistance 3, Sound Shapes, and more!<p>Sony Computer Entertainment has unveiled the latest additions to its cloud-based streaming service, PlayStation …

Ranking The 'Souls' Series From Best To Worst

We just learned that <i>Dark Souls III</i> is in the works, with a tentative (and dubious) release date set for 2016. It seems like a good enough time to rank the games that came before it.<p>The <i>Souls</i> series began with <i>Demon’s Souls</i>, a PlayStation 3 exclusive that launched way back in the year of our lord …

You’ll Never Guess the New Camera Tech Rumored to Hit Apple’s iPhone 7

Apple has been working on dual-lens cameras for its iPhone for at least three years, a report from China claims, although performance issues and …