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Father Fatally Shoots Robber Who Pointed Gun at His Children in Popeyes

A father fatally shot an armed robber who threatened him and his family at a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen in San Antonio, Texas.<p>Officers told Fox San …

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available for play on the Xbox One via the magic of selective back

<b>Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available for play on the Xbox One</b> via the magic of selective backwards compatibility. The shooter has been topping …

WayUp gets $18.5 million more to help college grads find jobs

Recent college grads need a better way to search for jobs. Or at least, that’s the thesis of New York-based WayUp, which recently raised $18.5 million in Series B funding to execute on this vision.<p>Trinity Ventures, which led the investment, is also gaining a board seat via partner Karan Mehandru. …

E3, the video game expo, will finally open to the public this year

The Electronic Entertainment Expo -- better known as E3 -- one of the world's biggest video game expos, has always been closed to the public. If you wanted to get into this gaming Mecca, you had to join the video game industry. Or find a way to sneak inside.<p>But this year, for the first time ever, …

Gaming Industry

Your old PC's DVD drive might earn you $10

The PC you had a decade ago might be a clunker in comparison to what you have now, but it might just make you a little extra money. In the wake of a class action settlement with major optical disc drive makers over price fixing, Americans can now claim $10 in compensation for every PC-capable DVD …

Compensation

For many, LASIK eye surgery creates new problems

A significant percentage of people who undergo LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision may experience side effects from the surgery, according to a …

Physiology

Airbus let the Web dictate the look of its new futuristic planes

The Web is where chaos lives and sometimes, just sometimes, that can be a good thing.<p>There have been countless viral articles recently that speculated about the planes of the future – where we might have glass bubbles on top of the aircraft or one with no windows, just screens giving an …

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Minecraft for Gear VR in 2 words: pixelated claustrophobia

A few minutes into exploring a Minecraft world in Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display, I started digging a hole in the ground. After getting a few meters into the earth, I faced dirt in every direction. Despite knowing in my heart that I was in a safe room with Oculus representatives and dozens …

U.S. Supreme court agrees to hear Samsung-Apple patent fight

<i>(Reuters)</i> — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stepped into the high-profile patent fight between the world’s two fiercest smartphone rivals, Apple and Samsung, agreeing to hear Samsung’s appeal of what it contends were excessive penalties for copying the patented designs of the iPhone.<p>Samsung paid …

Confessions of a World of Warcraft virgin

This weekend the World of Warcraft servers were overrun by enthusiastic idiots. I know this, because I was one of them. My fellow scrubs and I had …

BMW’s insane car of the future replaces dashboards with augmented reality

BMW is in the midst of celebrating its 100th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, it just rolled out the Vision Next 100 concept at its Munich headquarters. By all appearances, it's one of the most insane concept cars BMW has ever conceived.<p>If you squint your eyes, you can still see a car that's …

Utomik wants to be the Netflix of gaming

Start-up Utomik has become the latest company attempting to become gaming's answer to Netflix.<p>Game streaming is nothing new; OnLive launched in the …

Amazon takes on Unity, Unreal, Stingray, and more with Lumberyard, a free cross-platform game engine

Amazon has unveiled two new products aimed squarely at the professional game-developer fraternity: Lumberyard, a free 3D game engine; and GameLift, a service for quickly building backends for deploying session-based multiplayer games. Products of Amazon’s Web Services (AWS) division, Lumberyard and …

PS4/Xbox One Game That Encourages Screen-Looking Gets Release Date

Screencheat, the "second-person" multiplayer game that welcomes screen-looking, now has a release date. The game, developed by Samurai Punk and already available on PC, will launch across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 1, the studio announced today.<p>In the $15 split-screen multiplayer game, …

New Neurological Implant Could Let Humans Control Everything from Prosthetics to Computers

The device will first be used to help people with paralysis move bionic limbs, but the non-invasive device could hypothetically lead to the ability to control computers through thought.<p>Researchers from the University of Melbourne have developed a new device that can be implanted into a blood vessel …

Singularity

Hands-on with the small but feature-packed Micro Drone 3.0

We've been looking forward to getting our mitts on the Micro Drone 3.0 since it was announced in June last year, and recently did so at the Toy Fair …

Drones

Stable crystallized lithium superoxide could usher in new battery era

Scientists have been working with lithium-air batteries for a long time and they show promise for being the next generation replacement for …

Clean Energy

Boeing Toiling Hard to Build 'World's Most Powerful Rocket'

A giant metal frame standing several yards wide rises up nearly 200 feet inside the Michoud Assembly Facility, NASA's massive 832-acre space park outside New Orleans.<p>"What you're looking at is the largest welding system in the world," said Jackie Nesselroad. She is leading a team from Boeing that's …

5 Best Android Apps For Watching Movies On Your Mobile

Though advancements in home cinema technology have brought the big screen right into our living rooms, it hasn't stopped us from turning to the small …

Apps

Umbrella Corps Resident Evil Shooter Launching In May 2016 (video)

Capcom has today announced that their new third person shooter game Umbrella Corps, that takes place inside the Resident Evil world will be available …

Lithium-oxygen breakthrough clears the air for boosted batteries

Boasting an energy density similar to that of gasoline, lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries may one day prove the panacea for the range-anxiety …

Luke Skywalker’s blaster goes on the auction block

When you think of Luke Skywalker’s iconic weapon of choice, you no doubt think of one of his two lightsabers. Either the one passed down from dear …

Oculus Quill lets VR illustrators paint in space and time

Of all the virtual reality demos WIRED has tried in the past several years, it is arguably the creative applications rather than games or movies that …

A village made of Moon dust

A German scientist is using James Bond technology to help design a brickworks on the Moon.<p>Despite the Man with the Golden Gun having a powerful weapon, this 1974 Bond outing is generally considered one of the most flaccid of the franchise.<p>The story limps from London to Thailand, with our hero on …

SoftBank Plans To Open A Store Staffed (Almost) Entirely By Pepper, Its Humanoid Robot

SoftBank announced today that it will launch an app store to create a software ecosystem for Pepper, its humanoid robot. Perhaps more intriguingly, the company, one of Japan’s largest telecom and Internet firms, also revealed plans for a phone store staffed mainly by Peppers.<p>The Japan Times reports …

Living with Samsung Gear VR: A little something for everyone - ExtremeTech

By on January 27, 2016 at 9:28 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Don’t mistake Samsung’s Gear VR …

Rogue Planet Finds Home in Biggest Solar System Ever Seen

A huge alien world orbits 600 billion miles (1 trillion kilometers) from its host star, making its solar system the largest one known, a new study …

Facebook's AI is 'getting close' to beating humans at Go

Facebook has taught its artificial intelligence how to beat humans at the Chinese board game Go.<p>The AI isn't quite at the stage where it is able to …