Joseph Koenig

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War Thunder dev announces 'Motorstorm meets Mad Max: Fury Road' MMO Crossout

<i>War Thunder</i> creator Gaijin Entertainment and Targem Games will release a team-based multiplayer vehicle combat game set in a post-apocalyptic world called <i>Crossout</i>, both devs announced today.<p><i>Crossout</i> is currently in pre-alpha for PC. Following an alien invasion and "human genetic testing gone awry," …

Mad Max

Phree smartpen is designed to work on any surface, including your face

If you have a need to jot everything down or sketch at will, Phree may be the stylus for you.<p>Currently crushing its $100,000 goal on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, this smartpen is touted as capable of inputting on virtually any surface and then storing your notes or drawings in your smartphone or …

Note-Taking

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 …

'No Pineapple Left Behind' and the politics of American education

Seth Alter was a teacher for all of six months before quitting his job and going indie to make video games full-time. <i>No Pineapple Left Behind</i>, his second PC title, is more or less the story of why he left his students at a Boston charter school. As a special education math teacher, his sixth …

Education

How The HondaJet Took Flight: An Engineer's 29-Year Obsession

Michimasa Fujino, chief executive of Honda Aircraft Co., clambers up a steep ladder to a grated-metal platform to check on his baby. At eye level he peers inside the machinery where Honda’s new advanced light jet is choking in wires and sensors–3,000 gauges in all–an ugly cross between a spacecraft …

Enter "THE VOID": The World's First Virtual Reality Theme Park

It's like laser tag meets The Matrix inside this cutting-edge "virtual entertainment center."<p>"Virtual reality theme park" might summon images of Oculus Rift-enabled roller coasters, digital carousels, and imaginary funnel cake, but THE VOID wants it to be more like a fusion of the best video games …

World War I gets a first-person shooter and it looks amazing

Multiplayer first-person shooter WWI game <i>Verdun</i> officially launched today on Steam, according to Dutch developers M2H Games and Blackmill Games.<p>The PC, Linux and Mac game was in Early Access on Steam for more than a year where it earned about 4,300 positive reviews out of nearly 5,000.<p>The game …

World War I

Microsoft Facial Recognition Software Can Guess Your Age

Somewhere between 0-150?<p>During the Build 2015 conference, Microsoft showed off its facial recognition software that can make an educated guess at …

Check Out These Amazing New HoloLens Videos

As part of Microsoft's Build conference this week in San Francisco, the technology giant gave a live demonstration of its futuristic HoloLens technology, which blends virtual and augmented reality.<p>The demos, captured by GameSpot sister site CNET and published below, are quite impressive. In the …

HoloLens Hands-On: How We Built An App For Microsoft’s Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft’s HoloLens is no joke. We’ve now tried the company’s latest revision of its unreleased augmented reality headset and even built an app for it. The new hardware, which Microsoft also showcased during its Build developer conference keynote yesterday, feels very solid and the user experience …

Augmented Reality

Microsoft unveils new Hololens features

That bit in <i>Star Wars</i> where R2-D2 displays Princess Leia's holographic message to Obi Wan is edging closer to everyday fact rather than science …

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

The Couchlet Puts Your Power Where Your Posterior Is

Ready to get your mind blown? You better sit down. So Chris Hawker, creator of the Power Squid is back and he wants to put power… near your butt. His new product, the Couchlet, is a foldable USB power system that peeks up between your couch cushions or mattresses and lets you plug in while seated …

The Chandelier Of The Future Is Made From 1,100 Moving LEDs

LEDs are often discussed in technological or scientific terms, but increasingly common are experimental and artistic uses, demonstrating that the simple bulbs can be used for almost anything.<p>Russian creative agency Ascreen* along with Timeline and Atlantic Star** has created a spectacular LED …

After 4 Years, Kerbal Space Program Finally Hits Version 1.0 This Month

The developers behind Kerbal Space Program have been busy this week as they gear up for the version 1.0 launch of their amazing space simulation game.<p>A beta version of Kerbal Space Program has been available since 2011, and the game hit Steam Greenlight in March 2013. But April 27 marks the first …

Rockstar Giving Away GTA 5-Themed, One-of-a-Kind Desktop PC

After a lengthy wait, Grand Theft Auto V is finally available on PC. To coincide with its release earlier this week, Rockstar is now giving away a one-of-a-kind desktop computer that is... sufficient for running the game.<p>Allow me to be more specific: This thing likely blows what you already have …

Commercial airline gets a Star Wars R2-D2 makeover

Japanese airlines ANA is kicking off a five-year Star Wars Project this fall with the introduction of a new R2-DS commercial airline.<p>The 787-9 Dreamline has custom Star Wars livery that turns it into an R2 unit of sorts. The jet is scheduled to fly on international routes tarting this autumn, …

Expert Educators using Office Mix in the Classroom

Last week we shone the spotlight on one of the newest Microsoft technologies, and looked at how our Expert Educators are using Sway in the classroom. …

Here's how many people are playing games in America

The Entertainment Software Association exists to boost and fortify the game industry. Part of that job is publishing an annual reminder that video games are a big deal. In its yearly report, published today, the ESA offers up some stats to show how gaming cuts through modern demographics.<p>Here are …

Gaming Industry

Roundup: All Of Google's Jokes For April Fools' Day 2015

Google has yet again gotten into the spirit of April Fools’ day this year and the company hasn’t disappointed so far.<p>Usually, Google does so many jokes that it’s hard to follow, so we’re rounding them all up here for your viewing pleasure.<p>Self driving Chromebooks<p>“The most intimate digital …

Wild watches: Indies stir passions at Baselworld 2015

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1154000/1154190_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524683642_97c27df852c95c79066bd537e744b94f<p><b>In all likelihood you've never seen a watch quite like the Astronomia Tourbillon.</b><p>Inside its domed sapphire case, a spinning 288-sided diamond …

My Favorite Sub-$100 Gaming Headphones: Meet The Kingston HyperX Cloud II

When one of my gaming buddies ceaselessly recommended Kingston’s original HyperX Cloud headphones to me last year, I ignored him. Probably because I was content putting Kingston products like system RAM and SSDs in my computers, but didn’t associate them with any audio expertise. But when Kingston …

Audiophile

Everything You Need to Know About Smart Home Networking

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You Can Now Play Google Autocomplete Like a Game of Family Feud

Google Feud is the online game we didn’t know we were waiting for.<p>Knowing the people of the Internet’s collective love of bizarre Google Autocomplete …

The '1,000mph' Bloodhound car is so fast it needs to be bulletproof

Designing a car that can break the world land speed record is a tricky balancing act. It has to be incredibly fast and lightweight, while also offering unparalleled protection on the track. Not only in case there's a conventional crash, either; even a tiny pebble could have devastating consequences …

Bloodhound

NASA Fires Up Largest Rocket Motor

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Get a 2TB portable hard drive and Adobe software for $109

I'll never buy another PC that doesn't have a solid-state drive, because SSDs are awesome. Of course, unless I'm willing to pony up seriously big bucks, I'll have to live with a modest amount of storage -- probably no more than 256GB.<p>That's a problem if I want to do any serious photo or video work, …

Photoshop

Hannibal Burress getting well-deserved show on Comedy Central

The comedian currently has a recurring role on the hit Broad City<p>Hannibal Burress, the comedian who currently plays well-to-do dentist Lincoln Rice on the critically acclaimed <i>Broad City</i>, just got his own show on Comedy Central. According to <i>The Wrap</i>, the new weekly half-hour series, titled <i>Why? With</i> …

Watch Portal come to life thanks to Microsoft’s Kinect

Valve’s Portal video game has spawned thousands of videos that appear to bring the first-person shooter’s holographic windows to real life. This is different.<p>Creative software designer Roland Smeenk built a system that leverages Microsoft’s Kinect V2 sensor to re-create Portal’s portals in real …