Ian Ronk

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Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with …

15 Minutes With 'Adr1ft' On Oculus Rift -- Weightless, Terrified, And Mesmerized

One of the most captivating moments at this year’s Game Awards show — and an apparent hit with the live audience — was a new trailer for Adam Orth’s <i>Adr1ft.</i> I was enthralled with the premise, environment, and suspense depicted by the <i>Adr1ft</i> trailer, so when I had the opportunity to try the game for …

You've seen the real Force Awakens trailer, now check out these fantastic fakes

The <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer hit this morning and I'm sure by now you and everyone else has seen it.<p>But what about that flood of fake trailers that paved the way to the real thing over the past few days? We've assembled some of the best (and worst) fakes from the internet in this handy …

More women play video games than boys, and other surprising facts lost in the mess of Gamergate

The confusing, nasty muck of the Gamergate scandal, in which anonymous attackers have harassed and sent death threats to women linked to the video-game industry, has morphed into a bitter culture war over the world's $100 billion gaming empire.<p>But the fight has also highlighted the minefield facing …

Ebola-infected nurse in stable condition at specialist Maryland hospital

A nurse who contracted the Ebola virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan is stable and resting comfortably after being transferred to a specialised hospital in Maryland, leaving the embattled Dallas hospital where she works free of an Ebola patient for the first time in nearly three weeks.<p>Nina …

The F-22, world's priciest fighter jet, finally flies in combat

After nearly a decade of being derided as dangerous to fly and an example of wasteful military spending, the radar-evading F-22 fighter jet flew in combat for the first time in this week's U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria.<p>The<p>Pentagonsaid it used the stealthy warplane in coordinated strikes with other …

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Car bomb kills leaders of major Syrian rebel faction

A car bomb ripped through the headquarters of a major rebel faction in Syria on Tuesday, killing much of the group's top-tier leadership in an attack that highlights the turmoil in the Syrian rebel ranks.<p>Leaders of Ahrar al Sham, a hard-line Islamist faction, were meeting in the Ram Hamdan area of …

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

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The Apple Watch may not have become as indispensable as your smartphone. But since Apple first took the wraps off its smartwatch in 2015, the Apple …

Goat Simulator trailer shows the dangers of being a goat

The launch trailer for Coffee Stain Studios' <i>Goat Simulator</i> illustrates the perils of being a goat — or rather, having the world around you destroyed by a goat.<p>The trailer above is a parody of the widely-praised <i>Dead Island</i> trailer featuring scenes of destruction played backwards. For <i>Goat Simulator,</i> …

Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster

We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time now, and Mountain View's latest venue for the faster-loading files its video service. The outfit says …