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Audi says an EV with Tesla-like range is coming in 2017 (update)

An all-electric car is in the works at Audi that will rival Tesla's Model S. The car will borrow technology from Audi's made-to-order R8 e-tron, and Audi says it's shooting for a range of 450 kilometers (280 miles), or, roughly in line with the class-leading Model S.<p>"Such a car is under …

Upcoming port brings CarPlay to iPhone/iPad without an external display

Developer Adam Bell has published a preview of his latest project that attempts to allow CarPlay, Apple’s iOS feature usually reserved for in-car entertainment systems, to run directly on iOS devices.<p>Bell notes in a post that the port of CarPlay running on top of SpringBoard is “buggy at the …

The world's largest video-game collection is up for sale again

Miss your chance at grabbing the largest video game collection that went up for auction earlier this year? Well now's your chance to fix that grave error -- possibly even at a discount. Due to legal reasons, Michael Thomasson can't divulge exactly why the sale fell through, but he's not looking for …

Get fit and save big with The iHealth wireless activity and sleep tracker [Deals]

You’ve had the turkey with all the fixings. You went back for seconds and, perhaps, even thirds. Then you had dessert. At Thanksgiving, the food is all so good, you can’t help but to indulge a little bit.<p>Now that the thanks have been given and the table cleared, it’s time to start thinking about …

Fitness Technology

Logitech Ultrathin Magnetic Clip-On Keyboard for iPad Air

Given that software keyboards are still buggy as hell, I’ve really had the chance to put the Logitech Ultrathin to use full time, and the conclusion in my iPad Ultrathin review still holds true for me.<p>The battery has never died on me, and I only remember having charged it once in the last eight …

Japan's Hayabusa 2 spacecraft heads to a carbon-rich asteroid soon

On November 30th, Japan's Hayabusa 2 will be leaving leaving Earth aboard a Mitsubishi-made rocket to make its way to an asteroid -- but not to blow it up. The Japanese spacecraft will follow in its predecessor's footsteps and observing a space rock for science (of course). But unlike the first …

MOCAheart Makes Keeping Track Of Your Heart’s Vital Signs Easy

MOCAheart wants to make keeping track of your cardiovascular health as easy as pressing a button.<p>The device, which is currently on Kickstarter, was developed by a team led by Naama Stauber and Dr. Daniel Hong, who was a physician at National Taiwan University Hospital, one of the country’s top …

Willy Wonka-style elevator uses magnets to move sideways

German company ThyssenKrupp says its revolutionary new design means you will never wait more than 30 seconds for a lift<p>Everywhere you look, transport is being dragged into the 21st century - <b>Google is developing driverless cars</b>, <b>Uber has revolutionised the taxi business</b>, and <b>trains can hover over</b> …

YouTube star The Diamond Minecart launches app for his Minecraft videos

YouTube channel The Diamond Minecart is one of the most popular Minecraft-focused channels in the world, with 4.3 million subscribers and more than 1.6 billion lifetime views.<p>Now there’s an app for that, released for iPhone and iPad by multi-channel network (MCN) Maker Studios, which has launched …

Nintendo Patents Game Boy Emulation For Use In Mobile Devices, In-Flight Entertainment

A new patent published by the USPTO yesterday details an invention by Nintendo that would allow it to emulate its mobile game consoles, including the Game Boy line of devices specifically, in other settings, including on seat-back displays in airplanes and trains, and on mobile devices including …

Line Purges Its Games Platform Again, Removing 15 Titles From Its Messaging Service

Today may be holiday time in the U.S., but it also seems to be a time for cleaning in Japan. Line, the messaging app company with 500 million registered users, just announced the closure of 15 of its third-party games, that’s nearly half of the titles on its games platform and its second purge in …

Watch a Microsoft engineer use Kinect and a Sphero to simulate telekinesis

Telekinesis, defined as the psychic ability allowing one to influence a physical system without physical interaction, lives largely in the world of science fiction. Yet as we continue to see time and time again, technology is quickly helping drop the second word of that phrase and bring what we see …

Apple CarPlay vs Google Android Auto — full comparison (Video)

Apple and Google are back at it again and attempting to bring a safe and friendly mobile experience to your car. Android Auto and CarPlay are the two company’s re-imagining of mobile user interfaces for the car and both are gearing up for a major rollout over the next year.<p>Each system is designed …

Every collectible in the Rockstar Warehouse is 30 percent off for Black Friday

Rockstar's Black Friday sale is offering up discounts on all wearable gear and collectible items based on game releases <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>, <i>Red Dead Redemption</i>, as well as the Anniversary Collections for <i>Grand Theft Auto 3, Vice City</i> and <i>San Andreas.</i><p>Starting today, all discounted items can be found in …

Holidays Come To Skylands With Winterfest Lob-Star

Perhaps it’s no surprise to have limited edition Skylanders arriving in time for the holiday season, but this year Winterfest Lob-Star is a perfect match for upcoming festivities.<p>The character offers a special addition of the original Trap Master with jewel encrusted chest and a general reworking …

Xbox One Japan boss stands down as weekly sales drop to just 776

Xbox Japan head Takashi Sensui resigned this week as Microsoft’s newest console fell to a sales low in the home of its big gaming rivals, Nintendo and Sony.<p>Xbox One launched in Japan back in September and sold just 23,562 units in its first week, which looked pretty bad compared to week one sales …

This War of Mine made a profit in just two days

<i>This War of Mine i</i>s a grim exploration of the misery of modern conflict, but for developer 11 Bit Studios, the game has been a source of great cheer.<p>According to a report in Eurogamer, <i>This War of Mine</i> made its development budget back in just two days. The game, in which players try to survive a …

The Wii U 2014 report card: Games trump innovation

The Wii U is finally finding itself.<p>Nintendo originally positioned the console as an innovation, similar to how the Wii’s rocked gaming in 2006. But while that system had motion controls, the Wii U has a giant GamePad with a touchscreen. However, this gadget hasn’t resonate with the market, and the …

Otoy takes 3D graphics and virtual reality app development into the cloud

Otoy makes tools that artists can use to create stunning 3D art that looks as real as anything captured on film. The company recently launched its X.IO App Streaming service so that developers can create cloud graphic services such as next-generation cloud games, streaming virtual reality media, …

5th Planet Games lays off staff as it transitions to mobile games

Online game publisher 5th Planet Games has laid off a number of its employees as the company moves deeper into mobile games. That will be particularly hard during the holidays, and it shows that making games isn’t an easy business.<p>We heard about it first from an insider source, who said it was a …

New Sunset Overdrive weapons offer more monster carnage

Here's a look at the latest madcap weapons for Insomniac's <i>Sunset Overdrive</i>.<p>It features a selection of new firearms, bundled together for $4.99, or free with the Season Pass. The Plague Bomb instantly intoxicates enemies in the area. The Rager causes enemies to attack each other. The Shield Buddy …

Fantasy Life review: Dead end job

<i>Fantasy Life</i> asks you to walk down a road — a long, occasionally beautiful road — that ultimately leads to nowhere.<p><i>Fantasy Life</i>’s systems seem tailor-made for a handheld platform: It’s got countless progression hooks, repeatable short-form activities and enough collectibles to make your head spin. …

GamesBeat weekly roundup: Warcraft turns 10, report cards, and apologies

This time, we’ve created an alternative gift guide, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire are off to a strong start, and we reviewed Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 1.<p>Happy reading and have a good weekend!<p><b>Pieces of flair and opinions</b><p>The DeanBeat: Thankful for gaming’s bubble and those who warn …

Never Alone’s technical flaws undermine its beautifully told story (review)

Never Alone is telling two stories.<p>On the surface, it’s a 2D puzzle-solving adventure about Nuna and her Arctic fox, and they’re trying to find the source of an endless blizzard. But that’s only an allegory meant to emphasize the values of the Alaska Native Iñupiaq community, the people who’ve been …

The Order: 1886 has a deep, weighty score

Bass bassoons and a 24-strong male choir sit at the center of <i>The Order: 1886</i>'s ominous soundtrack, which seeks to capture the grim atmosphere of the game's pseudo-Victorian setting.<p>This promo-documentary from Sony take a look at how the score is being made, from instrument choice to recording …

Druids will want to see this new Hearthstone card

Last week, we went over the first batch of revealed cards from the upcoming <i>Hearthstone</i> expansion, <i>Goblins vs. Gnomes</i>. This week Blizzard has provided a brand new card for us to reveal, and it's a doozy.<p>Let me start by saying that I love playing as a druid in <i>Hearthstone</i>. It's a tough class to master, …

Head of Xbox Japan steps down following dismal Xbox One sales

In the wake of the Xbox One launch in Japan, head of Xbox Japan Takashi Sensui has resigned his post, Famitsu reports (as translated by Kotaku).<p>Sensui, who took over as head in 2006, will be transferred to the company's U.S. headquarters where he will work as the general manager for Interactive …

'Resident Evil HD' Released Early In Japan

Being in Japan has its benefits, as the Biohazard HD Remaster (aka: Resident Evil HD) was released on PS3 and 360 yesterday. While the Western releases will be digital only, the Japanese version also has a retail boxed version (on PS3, the 360 version here is digital only). The PS4, Xbox One and PC …

Watch Mark Hamill describe The Force Awakens outline ... in 1983

Mark Hamill outlined his appearance in next year's <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> back in 1983.<p>A British TV interview has surfaced on YouTube in which Hamill, then aged 32, talks about a conversation he had with Star Wars supremo George Lucas. "He, at one time, asked me, would you consider playing an …

Apple Kicks Off Black Friday Sale With iTunes Gift Card Deals

Apple has just kicked off its deals for its one day Black Friday shopping event in the United States, and as previously announced, the company is offering special Product (RED)-branded iTunes gift cards with the purchase of an iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, or Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.<p>Gift …