Jake Helms

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KINGDOM HEARTS Visits SAILOR MOON, RESIDENT EVIL, and Other Video Game Worlds

When the next <i>Kingdom Hearts</i> game was announced in 2013, fan discussion immediately turned to an important topic: which worlds will the next …

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

Creativity

10FT Rapid Charge Braided Micro USB Charger Cable Fast Charging Extra Long Cord

<b>Compatible with:</b> Compatible with: NOT RAPID CHARGING - Using the "Adaptive Fast Charging" 9V wall adapter that comes with newer Samsung phones this cable will rapid charge your battery from 0% to 100% in 1-3 hours depending on your specific phone battery size and adapter used. See included images …

Overwatch Year of the Dog Patch Notes Leaked, Legendary Skins Detailed

Leaked patch notes throw us a bone<p>Overwatch's Lunar New Year event, Year of the Dog, has been announced, with over 50 seasonal items and six new …

Panasonic claims its new Toughbook can last 17 hours on a charge

Panasonic has been making its Toughbook line of ultra-durable laptops for two decades now as rarely-fail machines capable of surviving rough working environments. The line introduced the latest model of its 2-in-1 hybrid Toughbook 20, but it appears to have gotten mostly small improvements over the …

Deepfake pornographic videos banned by Twitter

<b>Twitter is the latest platform to ban a new type of pornographic video that replaces the original actor's face with that of another person.</b><p>The clips, known as deepfakes, typically use the features of female TV personalities, actors and pop singers.<p>Unlike some social networks, Twitter allows …

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Players Killed 13 Million Times With Frying Pans

That's a player every 2 seconds.<p>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds released version 1.0 in December, after a long and successful run on PC in early …

Lexip’s joystick-mouse combo is a strange but promising hybrid

While at CES I try to avoid getting bogged down by dozens of random gadgets, and this time I mostly succeeded — but the mouse reviewer in me was intrigued by Lexip’s new gaming mouse that’s also a sort of floating joystick. It’s a strange but cool idea, and although the learning curve is high, I …

Gear & Gadgets

The coolest, cutest Japanese tech gadgets we'd like to buy now

KOBE, Japan — The smart speaker comes in the guise of a bright yellow chicken or a brown bear and seems just as smart as Alexa. But it's far cuter.<p>Sorry folks, the Clova Friends speaker is not for sale in the U.S. But it should be.<p>Talking Tech just spent eight days in the land that pioneered the …

GIGA Gadget Jacket Holds All Your Devices And More

If you would rather not carry a gadget bag but instead carry everything you need in your jacket pockets you might be interested in a new gadget …

Cool Stuff: All Black Everything for Everyday

Let’s be honest, you can’t be cool without some cool stuff in your possession. A laid back, carefree attitude is a good start, but if you don’t back …

Tie Tying Hack

LinkIt’s becoming more and more rare that guys have to regularly wear neckties, so the skill of tying one is becoming a lost art. DaveHax shows us a …

Lifehacks

Keyboard Shortcuts, Ranked

Doing stuff with your mouse is cool. Doing stuff with your keyboard is cooler. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts, ranked from best to …

Nerf's Bonkers New Blaster Is Almost Too Much Fun

Nerf's Rival Prometheus MXVIII-20K is 200 rounds of pure joy.<p>Last year, Nerf released its Rival Nemesis MXVII-10K, a 100-round, full-auto ball-blaster that took Nerf's high-speed Rival line to its most freakishly fun extremes. This year, just ahead of Toy Fair 2018, Nerf showed <i>Popular Mechanics</i> its …

Blast your opponents to oblivion w/ Nerf Doomlands The Judge: $25 (Reg. $40)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers Nerf Doomlands The Judge for <b>$24.99 Prime shipped</b>. Normally $45, this blaster is on sale for $37 at Toys R Us. The …

How to check your internet speed right from Google’s homepage

There are a lot of great ways to test your internet speeds. Maybe you’re trying to figure out your internet connection’s download and upload speeds to ensure your network is working correctly, or perhaps you just want to show your friends how fast your internet is for some reason. One great way to …

Beyerdynamic FOX USB Studio Quality Microphone Unveiled At NAMM 2018

During the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, USA this week a new studio quality USB microphone has been showcased in the form of the beyerdynamic FOX, which …

Gear & Gadgets

Down To The Wire In The Global Game Jam 2018 at Playcrafting

Down To The Wire In The Global Game Jam 2018 at Playcrafting<p>/ January 29, 2018 at 12:00 PM / Gaming, Gaming Features<p>It is just past 1:00 PM in the …

New PUBG Update Now Out On PC, Here Are The Patch Notes

The latest update for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is now live on PC. Following a longer-than-expected maintenance period, developer PUBG Corp. has rolled the recent test server patch over to the live game, improving its stability and performance.<p>This latest update marks the third big one PUBG has …

‘Alien’ manuscript from 15th century decoded using AI

Scientists have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to unlock the secrets of an ancient manuscript that has baffled experts.<p>Discovered in …

The Best Curved Gaming Monitors

<i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note that if you click on one of these links to buy</i> …

Computer Hardware

Create Your Own Animated Virtual Reality

Google’s Cardboard Camera and Street View app are good tools for creating simple virtual reality imagery. Those tools are great if you want to …

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.<p>Microsoft's latest app from the Garage Project …

9 Personality Traits of an Effective Developer

While not an exhaustive list, this is also not a list of requirements.<p>Many of the traits are contradictory. In fact, it is the balance of them that …

Software Development

D-Link AC1900 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router hits new Amazon all-time low at $56 (Reg. $90)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon is currently offering the D-Link AC1900 EXO 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router for <b>$56 shipped</b>. That’s good for $35 off the regular going …

Samsung Galaxy S9 review: Worth it? | Trusted Reviews

What is the Samsung Galaxy S9?<p>Samsung has been dominating the Android smartphone market for a while now, but does its latest flagship – the Galaxy S9 …

Blizzard admits some ‘World of Warcraft’ classes feel too similar

Over the years, Blizzard’s <i>World of Warcraft</i> has added a few new classes to give players more options when they tackle raids or player-versus-player …

Twitter aiming to make video sharing more Snapchat-like in upcoming app

Twitter is reportedly working on a new camera-centered app designed to make it faster and easier to share video on the platform.<p>The app is said to be inspired by Snapchat, an app CEO Jack Dorsey has previously praised …<p><i>Bloomberg</i> reports that the project has got as far as a working demo.<p>The San …

Super Zelda 64 is a dream mod for Nintendo 64 fans (update)

Add another one to the amazing Mario 64 fan game pile<p>What happens when you add the controls and characters of <i>Super Mario 64</i> to the world of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>? You get what may be one of the most impressive Nintendo 64 game mods to date.<p><i>Super Zelda 64</i> is an upcoming PC mod from …

This $37 borescope camera connects to your phone wirelessly and snakes its way into anything

The Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera is a smartphone accessory that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This awesome little borescope camera …