MARK A. JACOBS

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Project Spark Review

Creative direction<p>As I was learning my way around Project Spark, a passerby told me, “that looks like work.” Sometimes, I felt that way too. This is …

'Destiny' Fans Taking Friends-Only Raid Matchmaking Into Their Own Hands

One of Destiny’s more controversial policies ahead of release is that its 6-man raids, which feature the toughest content and dole out the best loot in the game, will not allow for randomized matchmaking. Instead, Bungie wants players only to take them on with five other friends, as the level of …

Shaquille O'Neal funding Shaq Fu sequel on Indiegogo for $450K

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is attempting to bring back the mid-'90s fighting game he starred in, <i>Shaq Fu</i>, with a $450,000 Indiegogo campaign for a sequel, <i>Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn</i>.<p>Electronic Arts released the original <i>Shaq Fu</i> on Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1994, and …

Sniper Elite Dev Explains Xbox One 1080p Difficulties - IGN Video

The senior producer of Sniper Elite 3 has discussed why it's currently harder to get the Xbox One to output at 1080p compared to the PS4, though he …

13 GIFs That Show You How Everyday Items Are Made

Some we use everyday, others we only ever see the final product - but how exactly are things like forks, crash barriers, springs and even camouflage …

Intel Squandered Its Perfect TV Streamer. Can Verizon Save It?

Intel isn’t known for surprises. But during the past two years, the company built what could conceivably be the best set-top box on the market, …

Tivo Lays Off Most of Its Design Team as It Transitions to the Cloud

<i>Update: Tivo says it will continue to use third-party designers for hardware going forward. The article has been updated to reflect this fact.</i><p>Tivo …

A Hackathon Where 2G-Era Tech Is King

It's a hot January morning, and a cluster of engineers are hunkered down, busily testing their apps on a 2G Nigerian network. Things are not going …

Always Know Who's Calling With Custom Phone Vibrations

Like any conscientious digital citizen you politely set your phone to vibrate while at work, in movie theaters, and at important business dinners. …

Flatscreen Looking Funny? Adjust These Settings Right Now

You should be able to buy a new TV, plug it in, hook up a cable box, and be good to go. But no. Sometimes the settings get in the way. And these …