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The Most Gorgeous Looking MMO Video Game Ever Made

We All love MMOs and whenever there’s a new MMO in the gaming industry the fans go crazy and this is all because of how MMOs work and how they are …

Windows 10 Mixed Reality headsets are coming on October 17th too

In addition to Microsoft debuting Windows Mixed Reality on October 17th, as part of the Fall Creators Update, its hardware partners will also have their VR headsets ready to go on the same day. That's not a major shock, though it's a surprise to see that computer makers have moved from the …

Soccer

Using Samsung Pay makes me feel like a rock star -- and you should be one, too

Commentary: Ok, so I have no idea what being a rock star actually feels like, but you get the idea.<p>"Sorry, ma'am, you can't use NFC payments over 30 quid."<p>That from the pimply young waiter at a London restaurant too hip for its own good. I just smiled, placed the Samsung Galaxy S7 I was testing …

Apple Pay

Pokémon's most adult fan theory explained and dissected

I love fan theories. If you're unfamiliar with their magic, basically the internet has helped communities repurpose details of a story that its creator probably included as inconsequential color. Sewn together into a quilt, the speculation appears from a distance kind of logical. For example, one …

Pokémon

Halo 5 Hopes to Shock and Surprise You

Halo 5: Guardians aims to shock and surprise players with its story, which dives into Master Chief's mysterious backstory and his convoluted relationship with a new character named Agent Locke, according to franchise development director Frank O'Connor.<p>"I think we'll have done a good job if people …

Halo
The Witcher

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

Smart cards want to replace your wallet full of debit and credit cards with one dynamic smart card. Here's what you need to know.<p>At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or …

FinTech

You can now use an iPad as a monitor for a Windows PC

Duet Display has been transforming old iPads into fast MacBook displays for months now, but it’s turning its attention to the Windows world today. For just $9.99 you can download Duet and use an iPad as a monitor on a Windows PC. There’s no complex setup, and it’s really just plug and play to turn …

Apps

How to create a HTML signature and add it to your email accounts on your iPad

File this one under something I’ve thought about many times, but never actually looked into how to complete. I came across this tutorial from our friends over at iDB from last week, and thought that it was such a useful feature, I wanted to share it with everyone here. I don’t know about you, but …

Safari (Browser)

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

Western Digital

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla
Roller Coasters

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Beta Testing

Avegant's Glyph video headset will change how you see movies

Some products have a hard time ever getting to market. Some (seem to) come out of nowhere. Then there's the Avegant Glyph video headset. It initially launched on Kickstarter back in January 2014 (raising a cool $1.5-million). Along the way we've seen a ropey prototype. And then a less ropey one. …

Intel Partners With Raptr To Improve PC Gaming Performance

Raptr has announced a collaboration with Intel to provide game optimization tools for Intel graphics-based PCs. As of today, owners of PCs that include Intel graphics technology released in the last three years will receive support for Raptr's suite of tools.<p>The Raptr application tools provide game …

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Home Automation

Farmers Eye Drones For The Future

Drone, drone on the range<p>Even though humans have been farming for thousands of years, there’s always a new trick to learn or a new technology to try. In modern times, these tricks often come attached to small flying aircraft, a fact evidenced by the continued and growing presence of drones at …

Drones