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Tesla calculator estimates the monthly costs of owning a Model 3

There are many reasons to opt for a Tesla, but one of the most compelling ones is the opportunity to get a premium vehicle at a reasonable price – this is the allure of the flashy new Model 3. But what exactly are the monthly costs of owning one and does it pay off long-term? That’s what this …

Personal Finance

Galleries From Day 2 at Gen Con 2017

Once more it’s early in the A.M. and I’m up. That’s just my schedule. But I’ve got another batch of galleries to show off from Day 2 of Gen Con. …

Gen Con

Why aren’t electric cars the norm yet?

The list of benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) is long: they’re cheaper to run, cheaper to maintain, and are leagues better for the environment than their gas-powered counterparts. So at a time when consumer interest in sustainability is at an all-time high, with Millennials dubbed as the “Green …

Electric Vehicles

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Is My Favorite Multiplayer VR Experience So Far

I'm no Trekkie, but working as part of a team of real people to defeat a virtual reality Klingon menace was a true delight.<p>Fire's licking its way up the side of my console, and smoke is streaming from a number of small blazes that have broken out all around me. A crew mate is splayed out on the …

Virtual Reality

E3 2017: All the trailers from Bethesda’s press conference

Including a look at the new Wolfenstein game<p>Bethesda was the last publisher to take the state at E3 on Sunday, but it was worth the wait.<p>The studio showed off trailers and in-game footage from titles including a couple of VR additions and <i>The Evil Within 2</i>. Bethesda started the show with another …

Gaming Industry

Dishonored brings an old enemy back with Death of the Outsider

Coming this September<p>At its pre-E3 press conference today, publisher Bethesda announced that Arkane Studios has a new stand-alone Dishonored story on the way, and it’s bringing a fan favorite back from the dead.<p>Serving as a sequel to both <i>Dishonored 2</i> and the episodic story DLC from the original</i> …

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing customer management

A few years back, cloud computing transformed customer management, giving every small and medium business access to unified data and communication platforms without the need to make heavy investments in IT infrastructure and staff. This time around, the next revolution in the space is being driven …

Metro Exodus Reveal E3 2017 Trailer (video)

At E3 2017 this week a new trailer has been released for Metro Exodus which will be launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC during 2018.<p>Check …

Gear & Gadgets

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is fighting the Nazi takeover of America

Bethesda announced a new entry in the Wolfenstein series, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, today during its event ahead of the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. It is coming out on October 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.<p>The franchise started in 1981 with Castle Wolfenstein, but …

Xbox One X: Microsoft reveals most powerful – and expensive – console in the world

New console, previously known as Project Scorpio, will challenge Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro<p>Microsoft’s new Xbox model is named Xbox One X and will ship on 7 November with a $499/£449 price tag, the company has revealed.<p>The final name of the machine, previously known as Project Scorpio, reflects the …

Xbox One X

Anthem: BioWare Talks About Solo Play, Setting, Combat, Story and More

During the YouTube Live coverage following Microsoft’s E3 2017 press briefing, <i>Anthem</i> Game Director Jonathan Warner gave more details about BioWare’s …

So SpaceX is having quite a year | Ars Technica

We offer a review of SpaceX's progress toward key goals this year.<p>SpaceX had difficult years in 2015 and 2016, as two accidents with its Falcon 9 …

Space Travel

SmartCar connects Facebook's chatbot to your Tesla

We've seen AI-powered chatbots for almost everything, and now a company called Smartcar has developed one specifically for Tesla electric vehicles. Owners can access any number of features via Tesla's mobile app, and by logging in via TeslaBot, they can pop open Facebook Messenger to ask questions …

Poll: Japan's Favorite First Person Shooters (And Third Person Shooters)

Wonder which shooters folks in Japan like best? Here’s a poll that might shed light on that question.<p>As with the previous polls (here and here), each …

Xbox 360

How AR and computer vision will impact our lives for the better

Technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990s. Augmented reality (AR) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but many researchers think we’re finally getting close to making AR a reality thanks to …

Microsoft's smartphone killer? Possible future HoloLens takes sunglasses form

Could these prototype sunglasses become part of Microsoft's eventual answer to the smartphone?<p>Testing out Microsoft's mixed-reality headset.<p>Microsoft …

Augmented Reality

I just tried Microsoft's new VR system, and it's like stepping into Windows

At about noon on Thursday, I lowered a headset over my eyes and, for the first time in my life, stepped into Microsoft Windows.<p>I was invited to …

Augmented Reality

Scanner Sombre is a short and scary game from the creators of Prison Architect

Launching on Wednesday<p><i>Scanner Sombre</i>, the newest game from <i>Prison Architect</i> developer Introversion Software, takes place in a world you can’t see. The game drops you into a dark cavern where you can only glimpse the world around you by using a scanner that produces a colorful outline of your …

Scanners

A group of 4 drones grounded 60 flights in a day, leaving 10,000 passengers stranded

An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights to get disrupted on Friday — the third such incident in a week.<p>More …

Drones

KGI: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 lacks ‘attractive selling points,’ iPhone 8 will cause drop in sales

Prominent Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI is out this weekend with a new investor note, but this one focuses almost entirely on Samsung and its upcoming Galaxy S8 refresh. Nevertheless, there are a couple of tidbits about Apple inside the report…<p>Kuo believes that Samsung will see weaker demand …

iPhone 8 will blow away Samsung's Galaxy S8 sales, forecast says

Samsung might have millions of tech aficionados impatiently waiting out the upcoming launch of its flagship Galaxy S8 handset, but recent forecasts suggest the device will still trail behind Apple’s next-generation iPhone when it comes to sales.<p>This weekend, esteemed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo …

4 ways cyber attackers may be hacking your IoT devices

Is your refrigerator running… a targeted DDoS attack without your knowledge? If it’s connected to Wi-Fi, it very well might be.<p>Many (too many) of the connected devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are extremely easy to hack. New IoT devices are being designed and released every day — …

Despite Avatar News, Ubisoft Says Division Franchise Will Be Supported 'Long Term'

On Tuesday Ubisoft said its Swedish game studio Massive will lead the development of a game set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. That left …

Ubisoft

Star Wars Is Poised to Re-Make One of the Expanded Universe's Biggest Mistakes

When Disney acquired <i>Star Wars</i> and Lucasfilm announced the all the stories of the Expanded Universe had been jettisoned, it seemed like a galaxy far, …

Colourful PS4 Action RPG Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom May Be Worth Keeping an Eye On

Beginning life on Kickstarter, Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom looks like a relatively unique project, and it's "coming soon" to PlayStation 4. It's …

Why Mass Effect Andromeda Is Not An Open World Video Game

Yes you are adventuring in space, and yes you can explore planets, but according to producer Michael Gamble, Mass Effect Andromeda is not an ‘Open …

'Alto's Adventure' studio will launch its new game this fall

Indie game developer Snowman has built up quite a reputation based mostly on one game: <i>Alto's Adventure.</i> But we now finally know when we'll get to see the studio's next creation. <i>Where Cards Fall</i>, a game the company has been teasing for a few years now, will be out this fall for Apple TV, iOS and …

Star Wars Science: Droids [Infographic]

Androids are robots or artificial people that are meant to resemble humans. They are meant to look like us and behave like us and the technology is advancing every day. In the Star Wars galaxy Droids are a part of everyday life. They are mechanical beings that possess artificial intelligence and …

Star Wars