Jarin Mitchell

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Small asteroid entered our atmosphere on January 2, 2014

This is only the second time that astronomers spotted an asteroid before it struck Earth’s atmosphere. It underscores the need to be watching for …

On Planet GJ1214 B, Expect Exotic Cloud Cover

From the journal Nature, so-called "super Earths" that orbit distant stars are among the most common planets in the galaxy. Now scientists have done a detailed analysis of one super Earth's atmosphere. They say it looks like this planet must have exotic clouds.<p><b>Listen · 1:55</b><p><b>Toggle more</b> …

If Wearables Are Going to Grow Up, Games Might Point the Way

In tech circles, the buzz around wearable computing, already a multi-billion dollar market, has never been louder. No one wants to miss the boat if …

Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today

Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rolling to WiFi-only 7-inch slates, so folks owning tablets with mobile data will have to wait. Naturally, …

PS4: the 10 key launch titles

As the Sony PlayStation 4's US launch looms, here are the best initial titles, from Killzone: Shadow Fall to Call of Duty: Ghosts<p>A few days ago, Amazon US posted a photo of its warehouse, stacked high with thousands of PlayStation 4 boxes, ready to ship out to American stores on Friday. At last, …

Smooth operators: why phone companies don't fight the NSA

Will AT&T and Verizon ever push back against NSA surveillance? Don't bet on it<p>Last week, the <i>New York Times</i> unearthed a troubling twist to the endless stream of bad surveillance news. Not only is AT&T handing over bulk call records to the CIA, but they’re getting paid for it, to the tune of $10 …

Killzone: Shadow Fall video review

'XCOM: Enemy Within' Review (PC)

Sometimes a game expansion simply adds new content around the edges of a game: A new stage, perhaps, or an entire new storyline to be pursued after the events of the original game. Sometimes the new content is buried within existing storylines, adding a new layer to one area of a game.<p>But <i>XCOM:</i> …

Sunless Sea Review

The wonder that exploration brings within a game is finite. Once we discover something, we can never discover it again even if we start over. A world fully revealed is suddenly a more static place than when it started. It's at this nexus point between the potential and the static that Failbetter's …

Killzone: Shadow Fall review: stalemate

Shadow Fall looks like the future, but it's stuck in the past<p><i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i> is developer Guerrilla Games' latest attempt to find a niche for its AAA shooter franchise.<p>The original <i>Killzone</i> was impossibly positioned as a competitor to <i>Halo</i>; <i>Killzone 2</i> and its infamous "target render" reveal …

Sony's SmartWatch 2 is better than the first one, but still far too expensive

First announced in June and now ready for its retail release, Sony's SmartWatch 2 continues an unfortunate trend in smartwatches: the materials and design are getting fancier, but the watches aren't becoming any smarter. I got a chance to try one of the new SmartWatches out ahead of this week's IFA …

Sony unveils the world's first curved LED TV: pre-orders open now for $4,000

Sony didn't mention this during its IFA press event, but it just unveiled a big treat for home theater fans: meet the S990A, the world's first curved-screen LED TV. The introductory 65-inch, 1080p model uses the same color-rich Triluminos display technology that we've seen in Sony's recent TVs, …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Nokia issues Samsung a KitKat death threat on Twitter

Have a break, tear a Galaxy in half<p>Nokia just sold its devices and services unit to Microsoft this week, and it's clearly feeling fairly confident about its future prospects. In a Twitter post from its German account, Nokia is issuing a KitKat themed death threat to Samsung's Android handsets. An …

Syrian Electronic Army Denies Being Attacked By Anonymous

After a series of digital attacks on news organizations by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, members of hacktivist collective Anonymous may have struck back by swiping SEA data and publishing personal information of purported SEA members. But the SEA, which supports Syrian President Bashar …