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Netflix Overhauls Its TV Interface To Create A Seamless Experience Across Connected Devices

Netflix is bringing a significant front-end change to its interface today to create a consistent experience across all TVs like you have on game consoles, set top boxes, and Blu-ray players. The goal of this refresh is to bring the same level of enjoyment to par across all devices. This new …

3 Simple Ways to Time Travel (& 3 Complicated Ones)

Xbox One to SELL MORE than PS4? - Inside Gaming Daily

Rockstar delays GTA$ stimulus package, announces DLC

Gamers hoping to go into the weekend with an influx of in-game cash for Grand Theft Auto Online are out of luck. Rockstar Games announced today the first half the GTA$ stimulus package has been delayed until at least next week, due to a need for more bug fixing.<p>"We of course want to ensure that …

Microsoft Hints At Cross-Platform Opportunities Between Xbox One And PC

It’s a simple question. Why can’t PC and console players play against each other if both own the same game? The answer of course, is quite complex.<p>Despite being a requested feature by gamers for years, the technical side of making this happen is a lot of work, and the differences in control schemes …

Google and Raspberry Pi join forces to create Coder

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Over the last few years, interest in coding (especially for the web) has led to a blossoming of resources that help average …

Wait, What’s That? The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering

If you’re experiencing an attention deficit, you’re far from alone.<p>Try this: Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way to 10. See if you can get to 10 without thinking about lunch or laundry or deadlines or dates.<p>Unless you’ve trained your attention, it’ll probably start to wander–which, new …

Mindfulness

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D …

How To Make A Ramen Burger

Is the latest edible trend really worth waiting in line for? Good thing you'll never have to find out.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 packet of instant Ramen noodles<p>2 eggs<p>7 oz. (200g) ground beef<p>2 scallions<p>Splash of soy sauce<p>Drizzle of sesame oil<p>1 head of bok choy<p>Squeeze of tomato ketchup<p>Dollop of hot sauce<p>Slice of …

Ten Reasons To Love The Xbox One Operating System

Sony’s PlayStation family received a majority of the positive attention from Gamescom this week, but Microsoft also deserves special mention for an important reason: the Xbox One operating system. It’s still in a pre-release state, though you’d easily mistake it for a finished product. Its design …

Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

The 10 Best Equalizers for Android! (video)

Over the years, Android’s problems with music quality have been pretty much fixed, but a lot of people still use equalizers to get that extra boost in sound quality. Sure, it’s not a huge boost, but that little extra bump in quality can always kick things up a notch.<p>In a rush? Jump straight to the …

Music Production

Meet the man who started the game console revolution

When looking back at gaming's shift from the arcade to the living room the venerable Atari 2600 stands out as a major milestone, but it was beat to market five years earlier by the <i>first</i> home game console: the Magnavox Odyssey. Ars Technica takes a look at the man beyond the innovative device, …

Motorcycle racer dies in crash after hitting 285 mph on Maine runway

LIMESTONE, Maine -- A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base in northern Maine.<p>Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., was clocked at 285 mph before he lost control but it was unclear how fast the motorcycle was traveling …

What is graphene? Here’s what you need to know about a material that could be the next silicon

Advertisement<p>21 Comments<p>Graphene, an emerging material that could change the way electronic components are made and help computing performance …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Bottle Design Brain Melter: The Handle is the Spout, the Opening is on the Bottom, the Inside and the Outside Are the Same Surface

That there is the Klein Bottle, first conceived of in 1882 by German mathematician Felix Klein. Klein's "non-orientable surface," as it's called in …

Microsoft’s Xbox One policy reversal is bad for gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Forcing Microsoft to reverse some of its key plans for the Xbox One console maintains the status quo for the gaming industry — one that needed to grow and …

More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious …

Navy publication blasts Xbox One

Independent military magazine <i>Navy Times</i> has published a new report blasting the Xbox One and its various policies that the publication describes as problematic for those on active duty.<p>The Xbox One will require users to connect to the Internet once every 24 hours, something Navy Lt. Scott Metcalf …

This Flash Drive Sports a Keypad, 256-bit Encryption, and Government Specs to Keep Your Spy Files Top Secret

There are USB flash drives and then there is the Aegis Secure Key.<p>First off, this thing is government rated on a variety of levels. Not only can it …

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See more of Star Wars: The Last Jedi's Finn, Poe, and Leia costumes in these new photos

These Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos offer a first look at some of the film's costume designs. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the four Vanity …

Star Wars

Extend Samsung Galaxy S4’s battery life with the official spare battery and charger kit

When the mighty Li-Ion battery of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (2600 mAh capacity) is not enough, owners can now make use of a spare battery and a helpful charger kit, which has been recently launched by Samsung. Compatible with all variants of the smartphone, this extra charge is enough to double …

Gear & Gadgets

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …

Seat of Power: the computer workstation for the person with everything | Ars Technica

The $21,500 Emperor 1510 LX rotates, tilts, talks, and comes with a cupholder.<p>Science fiction is filled with cherished seats of power, workstations …