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GMs: Get Your Players Off The Bench And Into Character With These 3 Tips

Roll-playing vs Role-playing. The tide of this debate has shifted greatly over the years. It wasn’t more than a decade ago that any request to play, …

Board Games

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.<p><i>Robots, drones, flying cars? How Americans feel about</i> …

How Fast Is Your Internet Connection...Really?

PCMag's Speed Test measures your ISP throughput to reveal the true speed demons. Test your ISP today!<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Net Neutrality

A ‘Game of Thrones’ Video Game Could Be in Development From RPG Masters Bethesda

The studio is responsible for the likes of "Skyrim" and "Fallout."<p>If a Target listing that may or may not have been an accident is to be believed, a …

Game of Thrones

E-Book Revenues Continue To Decline

E-book revenues dropped during the first quarter of 2017, according to the Association of American Publishers.<p>The organization, which reports sales data from about 1,200 publishers, says that sales of trade books in the e-book format decreased 5.3% in the first quarter of 2017 over the same period …

eBooks

Virtual Reality Is A Growing Reality In Health Care

Back to reality … sort of. Recently, I attended the Games for Change Festival at the Parsons School of Design at The New School in New York City. The 14th installment of this annual event that brings together people who make video games to help society, people, and health also included a one-day …

Virtual Reality

Google made a tiny error and it broke half the internet in Japan

When an ISP makes a tiny mistake, the outcome could have immense repercussions – and this is precisely what happened in Japan last week.<p>Last Friday, half the internet in the country suddenly shut down after the Big G accidentally botched a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) around noon local time. The …

T-Mobile’s plan is working: Customers actually like the network

T-Mobile has made a big deal these past few years of being the “Un-Carrier.” Led by outspoken CEO John Legere, it simplified plans, removed extra …

Australia to launch beach-protecting, AI-powered shark drones

The Little Ripper drones use artificial intelligence to distinguish sharks from dolphins and surfers in real time, warning swimmers of what lies beneath.<p>Australia is famous for a few things: sunshine, excellent beaches and a huge array of deadly animals that will bite/poison/sting you at a moment's …

Drones

Developers put game on Pirate Bay to help cash-strapped players

Game studios normally bend over backwards to discourage pirates and keep titles off of any piracy sites, but don't tell that to Acid Wizard. When the studio saw that a young player asked for a refund for its horror game <i>Darkwood</i> out of a fear that his parents wouldn't like the cost of the game, it …

Companies are making products for the next iPhone, even though it hasn’t even been announced yet

The next iPhone has not been released, announced, or even teased by Apple yet, but that hasn’t stopped anyone—Quartz included—from obsessing over what it will look like and what it’ll be able to do. And thanks to slip-ups on Apple’s end, rumors from suppliers, and plain old-fashioned reporting, we …

Wireless

New York City cops will replace their 36,000 Windows phones with iPhones

Following the death of Windows Phone 8.1<p>As new smartphone models hit the market this approaching autumn, it’s not only everyday consumers who are thinking of switching phones. The New York City Police Department says it will give up its 36,000 Windows phones and transition to iPhones starting this …

Nokia

How I Finally Fell In Love With 'Skyrim' This Christmas

I’ve always wanted to like <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i> more than I ever have in practice—a problem I had with <i>Oblivion</i> as well, and one that I have with lots of RPGs (as well as MMOs like <i>The Elder Scrolls Online.</i>)<p><i>Skyrim</i> is riddled with problems, of course, from bugs and glitches to uneven acting and …

Gaming Industry

Everything Microsoft announced at its Windows 10 event in one handy list

Let’s recap: Windows 10 Creators Update is focused on 3D content creation for the masses. High-end gaming, custom tournaments, and Dolby Atmos are coming to Xbox. The Surface Book is getting an update that’s gonna cost you. Oh, and there’s the new Surface Studio with a fun knob.<p>Did we miss anything?<p>…

Nextgen

The whole 'Mac vs. PC' thing is so over, and 'Android vs. iPhone' is close behind

But I had this one friend whose family owned a Mac, one of those multicolored iMacs that were the company's first big product launch after Steve Jobs returned to the company.<p>I loved video games, and he loved video games, but he especially loved games on his Mac. Well, one game in particular: …

Software

[Exclusive] This Electrified Pirate Ship Was Made with a Virtual Reality Paintbrush

This prototype could wind up in a music video for the Philharmonic Orchestra of New York.<p>Walking the plank isn't so bad on this impressionistic Tilt Brush virtual reality painting of a pirate ship. Australian artist Stuart Campbell and Amsterdam-based designer Alan Nguyen spent three days painting …

Virtual Reality

‘I am utterly disgusted’: Legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki takes AI down a peg

Or several pegs.<p>Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki often receives comparisons to Walt Disney. But a recent clip shows Miyazaki, the co-founder of Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli, dishing out criticism as brutally as Gordon Ramsay.<p>The clip shows Miyazaki, director of animated films such as “My …

Anime

The 20 best smartphones in the world

In its place is a phone that I thoroughly enjoyed using and which highlights the iPhone 7's lacking features.<p>Here's our list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p><i>Note: Prices may vary depending on the retailer.</i>

Mobile Technology

The Potential of Virtual Reality

Many educators, including myself, routinely talk about the need for innovation in education. If we continue to employ the same type of thinking then …

Fly over Paris with all your VR friends in 'Eagle Flight'

While Microsoft and Sony sort out why one person playing <i>Rocket League</i> on a PlayStation 4 can't compete against someone on an Xbox One, VR developers are bringing everyone together regardless of which headset they own. The folks behind <i>Eve: Valkyrie</i> started it and now Ubisoft is on board as well with</i> …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Oculus Rift

This computer algorithm promises to help you find your perfect place to live

According to Elon Musk, in three to five years, we’ll most likely overcome most of the technical challenges for fully autonomous cars. Although it will take many more years to overcome the regulatory friction of getting those cars on the street, it is quite feasible that in terms of computational …

Artificial Intelligence

An Illustrated Guide to 11 Espresso Drinks

By definition, espresso is relatively simple: 1 ounce of coffee beverage made from 7 grams of ground beans, brewed at 9 bar of pressure (130 psi) at …

These are the 3 biggest obstacles to artificial intelligence, according to Google's researchers

Artificial intelligence (AI) has always played a huge part in many of Google's applications. Behind the scenes, AI powers Google's translation …

Artificial Intelligence

‘The Survey of Scotch’, A Cartographical Guide to the Distilleries of Scotland

Pop Chart Lab has created “The Survey of Scotch“, an art print that acts as a cartographical guide to the distilleries of Scotland. Signed and …

The Origin Stories of 10 Cool Cosplay Terms

It’s that time of year again when fanboys and girls from around the world transform into superheroes, aliens, or maybe just George Lucas. That’s …

The mysterious artificial intelligence company Elon Musk invested in is developing game-changing smart computers

Vicarious, the mysterious company that’s been funded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and actor Ashton Kutcher, wants …

Haikyu!! Second Season Anime's Main Visual, Broadcast Times Revealed

This year's 40th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will reveal the main visual for the Haikyu!! Second Season television anime series …

Coin – A Single Coin To Lighten Your Wallet

Price: $TBAOnce you order a Coin, you must verify your identity and shipping information in the Coin mobile app. Your Coin is then inscribed with …

Magnetism