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Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality ping pong blows his mind

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that “the craziest Oculus experience I’ve had recently is playing ping pong in virtual reality.” Facebook famously bought virtual reality startup Oculus VR last year for $2 billion, and since then it’s been pushing hard into the VR space.<p>“You feel …

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Whenever I tell people I blog for a living, or when I talk about blogging and websites in general, there are questions. I’ve gotten all kinds since I …

Why It's Perfectly Fine If Microsoft Has Lost Money On Xbox One [Updated]

According to a recent SEC report, Microsoft's Xbox division revenue is now up to $1.7B annually, because of the Xbox One, but its costs are up to $2.1B, also because of the Xbox One. That’s yielded a collection of startled headlines about how Microsoft has dropped the ball with their new console by …

Xbox One to Get TV Streaming for SmartGlass Apps

Just before its Gamescom presentation kicked off, Microsoft announced some hefty updates for its Xbox One video game console affecting some of the core apps, SmartGlass and live TV.<p>The upgrades, which will be distributed to users of its early access program later this month, include a new media …

Parrot Minidrone Rolling Spider review: an indoor drone for big kids

It has a tiny battery life, but this robust minidrone will whet the appetite of curious drone pilots for £90<p>The Minidrone Rolling Spider is the latest smartphone-controlled drone from French Bluetooth specialists Parrot - and is probably the most fun it is possible to have with £90 of indoor flying …

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' is getting a custom Xbox One with 1TB of storage

The long-running relationship between Microsoft's Xbox consoles and the <i>Call of Duty</i> brand is expanding into hardware: a custom <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> Xbox One is in the works for this holiday. Better yet, it comes ready for all that downloadable content you're going to buy, packing a one …

Xbox One 'FIFA 15' bundle coming to Europe September 25

"Woo" indeed... (from the crowd here at Xbox's press briefing in Cologne ahead of Gamescom). The cause of the outburst? A reference to Germany's World Cup victory. But, also for the equally soccer-related <i>FIFA 15</i> bundle just announced. The bundle comes to Europe in September (25th). Who will be in …

19 Of The Biggest Turn-Offs In Guys' Apartments

Because your dirty towels shouldn't ruin your sex life.<p>I recently asked the women of the BuzzFeed editorial team what their pet peeves or biggest turnoffs were when they walked into a man's apartment, and here are some of the crucial things they all agreed on. So gentlemen, please take notes.

From 'Call of Duty' to 'Assassin's Creed,' the 8 most exciting new game trailers

Gamescom 2014 doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, but just like with E3, neither Sony nor Microsoft can wait for the massive German trade show to begin. Both companies held press conferences today, and while there weren't too many surprising reveals, we got a closer look at some of the most …

Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch dates in UK and US

<b>Sony has revealed autumn launch dates for its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe.</b><p>Available in Japan since last year, the micro-console is the firm's efforts to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku.<p>Unlike those, Sony's offering will allow gamers access to …

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How to keep track of how much money your roommate owes you

With an app or two, you can settle or -- better yet -- prevent arguments among your roommates about who owes whom money.<p>One of the many wonderful aspects of college is learning how to live and get along with other people, and then realizing the world is filled with people who think, act, and view …

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11 Crazy-Interesting Facts About Google

A Quora user posed a straightforward question: What are some mind-blowing facts about Google?<p>We've plucked out our favorite facts from that list and other sources to bring you this selection of surprising tidbits.

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Xbox One will soon stream video to phones and tablets

The Xbox One wowed gamers and other living room dwellers when it came out, and a new update should cause a little more joy — and help Microsoft extend further into your media life.<p>Xbox One preview members will be able to stream video to Microsoft, Android, and iOS phones and tablets one they …

Om/One levitating Bluetooth speaker defies gravity

The Om/One speaker prototype pulls off the nifty trick of floating in the air and spinning while it plays your favorite tunes.<p>It seems like everybody has at least a couple of Bluetooth speakers hanging around, and most of them are the usual cylinders that just sit there. Sure, they work OK, but …

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Mobile Phones May Soon Be Charged Using Sound

Packed with apps and running full-time on the Internet, mobile phones are turning into energy guzzlers. But in the near future, you will just need to …

Starwood Introduces Robotic Butlers At Aloft Hotel In Cupertino

Robots are everywhere, including wandering around your hotel.<p>Starwood, one of the world’s largest hotel companies, is rolling out two robotic “Botlrs” inexplicably named A.L.O. in their Cupertino Aloft Hotel.<p>The robotic butlers, built by Savioke, are able to perform tasks in the front of the house …

This Service Changes App Icons on Your Phone

You can customize the outside of your phone, so why not the software that runs on it too?<p>That’s the premise of Cocoppa, a service that lets you tweak the icons, look and feel of an Android or iOS device to your heart’s desire. The company has racked up an impressive 25 million downloads to date. …

PlayStation 4 hits 10m sales as Sony announces SharePlay initiative

The console has out-performed its predecessors and has an array of services ready to expand its user-base says Sony<p>Sony has now sold 10m PlayStation 4 consoles, the company announced on Tuesday.<p>Speaking on stage during a press briefing in Cologne, on the eve of the Gamescom video game conference, …

Amazon Local Register Launched to Take on Square and Paypal

Amazon has launched a mobile point-of-sales solution that will convert smartphones or tablets into cash registers, aimed at helping small businesses …

Amazon launches its own credit card reader, undercuts Square on transaction fees

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Amazon<p>Amazon(s amzn) on Wednesday unveiled Local Register, its take on the mobile credit card reader that lets small …

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha blends style and mid-ranged specs

Samsung has announced its latest smartphone offering in the form of the Galaxy Alpha. The handset’s focus on a solid, stylish build at the expense of …

Sony sells ten million Playstation 4 consoles

Sony has announced at Gamescom that it has sold ten million Playstation 4's since its launch just nine months ago, putting the console well ahead in the sales battle against Microsoft's Xbox One<p>Sony has announced at Gamescom that it has sold ten million Playstation 4's since its launch just nine …