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The NES Classic is sold out, but these emulators do the same thing for free

Video game consoles ebb and flow like any other piece of technology in this world, rising and falling in popularity based on the latest-and-greatest …

Retrogaming

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This is Valve's Steam Machine prototype and SteamOS (hands-on)

Take a good hard look at Valve's Steam Machine, because it's the last time you'll see it. Er, <i>something like that</i>. Only 300 of the metal beast above will ship to beta testers, and then Valve says it's cutting off its own supply of Steam Machines. "We're really building this as a test platform, and …

AMD, Nvidia ramp up Linux driver support after Valve's SteamOS announcement

Well, that didn't take long. Less than a day after Valve announced SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system based around the incredibly popular Steam PC gaming service, both AMD and Nvidia stepped up their driver support for the open-source OS.<p>Driver support for graphics cards can be a major …

Steam Controller revealed: the missing link for SteamOS

The third of three binding announcements has been made this week surrounding Valve’s big move toward living room gaming: SteamOS, Steam Machines, and …

Analyzing Valve’s SteamOS, Steam Machines, and Steam Controller Announcements

In 2012, Valve released an update to their Steam platform called Big Picture, which essentially consisted of a new user interface tailored towards …

Steam Machines

Two top PC games gain Linux support ahead of SteamOS

Valve's Linux-based SteamOS hasn't arrived just yet, nor have the company's living room-ready "Steam Machines," but a couple of notable game developers have already prepared Linux ports of their hit titles. This week, Metro: Last Light and Super Meat Boy both got the open-source OS treatment.<p>Metro: …

10 Weapons That Never Made It

The world of military programs is not neatly divided between the sublime and the stupid. There are a lot in-between cases.<p>Making a list of failed weapons systems, the temptation is to trot out the infamous ice-and-sawdust ship, the giant tricycle tank, or some other ridiculous doohickey. But the …

How Close to the Big Bang Can We See?

Astronomers frequently break the record for the oldest galaxy ever spotted. But how close to the beginning of the universe can they really get?<p><b>As astronomical records go, one is in</b> constant jeopardy: Last week, headlines trumpeted yet another galaxy as the most distant—and therefore oldest—ever …

Universe

Google Reveals Nexus 5, First Phone With New Android OS

After months of anticipation and days of hearsay and leaks, Google finally reveals the Nexus 5—complete with Android 4.4 KitKat.<p>For many anxious hours, Android users have been waiting for the announcement of the LG-developed Nexus 5, Google's latest smartphone addition and first device to run …

There's a Hyperloop Company Now

The JumpStartFund group dedicated to building Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept gets a name, and some big partners.<p>Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc.: That's the name of the company that will try to make Elon Musk's far-out vision for a super-high-speed transportation system to life.<p>Marco …

Hyperloop

The Mystery of the Google Barge, Solved

Last week, two barges loaded with strange rectangular structures entered bays near San Francisco and Portland, Maine. Until now, what they are has only been speculated, but a San Francisco news outlet has some answers.<p>Last week, two barges owned by Google, each carrying a load with large …

The Hidden History of the Soviet Satellite-Killer

As soon as the Space Age got under way, the Soviet Union was trying to build antisatellite weapons—and kept trying for decades.<p><b>Half a century ago, on Nov. 1, 1963</b>, the Soviet Union launched the first prototype of the "killer" satellite—what we would call today an antisatellite system, or ASAT. …

The Best Fox-Body Mustang Ford Never Built

In production for 14 years, the Fox-body, third-generation Ford Mustang was ubiquitous, and it's the reason "5.0" means something to a generation of gearheads. But the Fox's road to showrooms was long, winding, and a little weird. Here's the story.<p>Ford Archives<p>As we continue the march toward the …

Meet “badBIOS,” the mysterious Mac and PC malware that jumps airgaps

Like a super strain of bacteria, the rootkit plaguing Dragos Ruiu is omnipotent.<p>Three years ago, security consultant Dragos Ruiu was in his lab when …

Urbee 2, the 3D-Printed Car That Will Drive Across the Country

It may look like a bean, but the hybrid car Urbee 2 can get hundreds of miles to the gallon—and it's made mostly via 3D printing. In two years, it could become the first such vehicle to drive across the United States.<p><b>In early 1903, physician and car enthusiast</b> Horatio Nelson Jackson accepted a $50 …

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The Weapons And Gadgets Of The Order: 1886

Certain Sony franchises are known for their creative weaponry. The gadgets of Isomniac’s Ratchet & Clank and Resistance series have weapons that turn …

Google Could Be Sending Its Data Out to Sea

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Rumors have begun swirling around four large, floating barges that have appeared on both the east …

Warning: Your Sriracha Supply Is in Serious Jeopardy

Opinion – Shut Up And Have Fun

For eight years, I’ve looked forward to attending E3 each summer. With its extravagant booths and surprising reveals, the annual conference is a …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Gravity" Facts Are Wrong

Amongst the many people who saw Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” this weekend, one audience member was famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.<p>The …

NASA Space Telescopes to Peer Deeper Into Universe Than Ever Before

Three NASA space telescopes are teaming up to give astronomers their best-ever looks at some of the most distant objects in the universe.<p>The space …

Universe

Stakes too high for Project Phoenix to fail, creator says

<i>Project Phoenix</i>'s Kickstarter success and public development makes the game less likely to fail, creator, director and producer Hiroaki Yura told Red Bull.<p>Creative Intelligence Arts took the Japanese role-playing gameto Kickstarter earlier this year. The crowdfunding campaign ended in September …

Strong Trailer for Paul Walker's Thriller HOURS

Exclusive The Order: 1886 Screens

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 title, The Order: 1886, is a technical powerhouse. Developer Ready at Dawn has been working with the next-gen hardware, …

BBM for iOS, Android Racks Up 10M Downloads in 24 Hours

BlackBerry racked up 10 million downloads of its BBM app for iOS and Android in just 24 hours, the Canadian phone maker has announced.<p>PCMag reviews …

X Rebirth trailer is a montage of epic armadas and skilled dogfighters

The latest trailer for Egosoft's space sim, <i>X Rebirth</i>, offers a tantalising sneak peek at the game's space combat with fleets consisting of mega spacecraft and dogfights with nimble fighters.<p><i>X Rebirth's</i> space combat ranges from small scale skirmishes to fleet-scale space combat. Players can sign up …

Getting started with Microsoft Remote Desktop for Android

Remotely accessing a Windows PC can be a convenient way to access files and programs when you can't physically be at the same place as the remote PC. It's also a good way to troubleshoot problems with the remote PC as long as the problems aren't network-related.<p>There are some very good mobile apps …

Skull of Homo erectus throws story of human evolution into disarray

The spectacular fossilised skull of an ancient human ancestor that died nearly two million years ago has forced scientists to rethink the story of early human evolution.<p>Anthropologists unearthed the skull at a site in Dmanisi, a small town in southern Georgia, where other remains of human …