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How To Transform The iPhone And Apple TV Into A Killer Gaming Setup

When it comes to top gaming consoles, the Apple TV 4 isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind. The games selection is somewhat lacking, and …

Mistwalker and Silicon Studio to Co-Develop a New Game

A game developer team-up.<p>Bravely Default developer Silicon Studio is teaming up with Lost Odyssey creator Mistwalker to make a new game.<p>The …

Your Guide To The Dos And Don’ts Of Retro Video Gaming

From vinyl, to furniture, to clothes, retro is in, and the same applies to video games. Once the domain of only the most dedicated gamers, retro video game collecting is slowly, but surely transforming into a mainstream hobby. Hell, you might have considered starting up a classic video game …

Retrogaming

Microsoft Is Scared To Release HoloLens Because Of The Kinect's Failure

While Sony is gearing up to release PlayStation VR by the end of the year, likely following two other VR releases by HTC and Oculus, Microsoft is approaching the new market with a bit more hesitancy. Though they have deals worked out with Oculus (which is why you get an Xbox controller with …

Xbox Live down again as persistent troubles haunt the Xbox One (update)

<i>Update at 1:00 p.m. Pacific time on Tuesday, February 23: Xbox Live is mostly up and running. It was offline for more than half a day, and we’ve asked Microsoft again for an explanation.</i><p>Microsoft’s online gaming infrastructure is having a rough February.<p>Xbox Live is still down after going offline …

Meet the Fixers Collective: the geeks who are fixing iPhones for free

They pass screwdrivers down the line and quickly disassemble the NAS’ plastic shell. Lai, tall, with an easy smile and hair that is more pepper than salt, plugs it in and applies a voltage tester to the motherboard. Power reads out, which means the most critical components of the device are in …

Repairs

Facebook “Birthday Cam” Encourages Videos, Not Robotic Wall Posts

Birthdays on Facebook have become a dystopian chore. Typing “HBD” or just “Happy Birthday!” on a friend’s profile is basically the least human way to interact with them. So Facebook is pushing people to record more intimate greetings with its new Birthday Cam feature launching today on iOS.<p>A banner …

Social Media

Planet Earth is getting a second season that was partially filmed by drones

<i>Planet Earth</i> is returning to TV later this year, and this time, it'll be in 4K. The original 11-part series debuted in 2006 and was the first BBC nature documentary to be filmed in high definition. It helped propel HDTV's popularity, and this new season will take those stunning nature shots a step …

New virtual reality gadgets and signs of funding slowdown are among week's L.A. tech highlights

The virtual reality industry received more clarity Sunday as HTC announced the price and release date for its Vive headset and Samsung introduced a 360-degree camera.<p>The news from the two Asian technology companies affects dozens of Los Angeles start-ups -- and bigger entertainment firms -- that …

Virtual Reality

Snapchat allowing geofilters for any party, event or company for as little as $5

Snapchat Inc. on Monday unveiled a second plan to generate revenue from its unique and popular form of location sharing.<p>Last year, Venice-based Snapchat began charging retailers, movie studios and others to promote branded geofilters — as part of a number of experiments with advertising on the …

Social Media

Most Americans Say Apple Should Help Unlock Terror Suspect’s iPhone

A slim majority of Americans supports the U.S. government’s effort to get Apple to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone, according to a new report by Pew Research Center.<p>In the days following Apple’s refusal to help federal investigators open the phone used by San Bernardino terror suspect Rizwan …

Pew Research Center

25 “facts” that really aren’t: You’ve heard them all your life and they just aren’t true

Carrots improve your vision, bats are blind & there’s a 5-second rule when food falls on the floor, right? Well, no<p>There are scientific facts that most of us accept as true. The Earth is round. Check. E=MC squared. Check. Humans evolved from apes. Not exactly.<p>It might come as a surprise that …