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Now You Can Add Realistic, 3D Holograms To Your Photos And Videos

With Holo, a new iOS and Android app from 8i, users can choose from hundreds of high-quality holograms of characters like Spider-Man to incorporate into their videos.<p>Don’t be surprised if over the next few days you start seeing videos of your friends posing with a very realistic-looking Spider-Man …

Augmented Reality

iOS 11 is already being used to make AR fidget spinners, BB-8, and Space Invaders

Phone-based AR isn’t new, but it’s about to come to the masses<p>One of the key features of iOS 11, which Apple announced earlier this week, is augmented reality. But Apple’s ho-hum demo during the event — a tabletop game, similar to what we’ve seen from other AR projects like Google’s Tango — still …

Augmented Reality

RLCS World Championship Brings Huge Rocket League Anniversary Update along with It

RLCS World Championship Brings a Huge Rocket League Anniversary Update along with It<p>The <i>Rocket League</i> Anniversary Update celebrates two years of …

Rocket League

Norway's breathtaking Infinity House has giant windows instead of walls

This minimalist retreat offers breathtaking views of the gorgeous landscape of Northern Norway. Rotterdam-based architect Vladimir Konovalov designed …

Architecture

Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s alleged Iwata tribute is beautiful

How Nintendo’s latest game may have said goodbye<p>Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away during the development of <i>Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>, and it seems as if the development team left a moving tribute to the man inside the game.<p>You can watch the video above to explore the multiple levels to …

Breath of the Wild

Making Of Zelda Breath of the Wild Documentary Now Available (video)

Following on from yesterday’s announcement by Nintendo to release a documentary showing the making of the new Zelda Breath of the Wild game. Three 10 …

Breath of the Wild

How to use Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers with Mac

Nintendo’s long-awaited Switch gaming console packs an surprisingly cool feature: You can use its unique Joy-Con controllers to play games on your Mac.<p>In many ways, the Switch, which launched last week, marks a big change in direction for Nintendo. The Japanese firm, which previously pushed …

This Crazy New Technology Transforms Movies Into Video Games

New imaging technology from Epic Games can swap different vehicles into a car commercial in real time. What’s next? Everything else.<p>If you’ve played a recent <i>Forza</i> or <i>Gran Turismo</i> video game, you already know: These virtual cars are almost indistinguishable from their real life counterparts, with all …

Apple’s upending the iPhone with a $1000 model featuring curved glass and—wait for it—a USB port

Apple plans to release three new smartphones this year, ten years after the launch of the first device in 2007. The launch will include two “S” cycle devices, perhaps called the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. According to The Wall Street Journal (paywall), it will also include a third, higher-end iPhone …

Mobile Technology

Yooka-Laylee is getting the band back together (hands-on)

It's strange to feel nostalgic when you play a game for the first time. But there's really no other way to describe what it was like to sit down with Yooka-Laylee for the first time.<p>The game first hit Kickstarter in 2015, and it brought with it the the team behind Nintendo masterpieces …

Retrogaming

Stardew Valley, Thumper and 62 other indie titles confirmed for Nintendo Switch

Will release throughout the year<p>Nintendo today announced more than five dozen indie titles will be coming to the Nintendo Switch over the course of the year, including <i>Shakedown Hawaii</i> and <i>Overcooked Special Edition.</i><p>The showcase, which highlighted indie games on the hybrid console, confirmed a few …

This tiny drone doubles as a thick iPhone case

Pocket-sized drones like the Mavic Pro seem poised to be the photography of the future, but one company is taking things to the next level by slapping a tiny drone inside an iPhone case.<p>It’s called the Selfly and while the little drone is not as powerful as its larger rivals, it packs a ton of …

Enjoy greater game control with this iOS gamepad

It didn’t take Super Mario Run and its nearly 3 million downloads on day one in the iTunes Store to recognize how serious iOS users are about gaming.<p>App developers submit hundred of games each day to Apple for iTunes and with a dizzying number of iOS games available, there is an equally impressive …

New Nintendo Switch Console Arrives At The FCC

Ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated new Nintendo Switch games console which was unveiled earlier this year and is expected to be launched …

This guy combined an iPhone and an HTC Vive to make a virtual camera (sort of like the ones used for Avatar and Inside Out)

When a movie is more CG than it is real — think movies like Avatar or any of Pixar’s stuff, where all or nearly all of the environment is rendered — a new challenge appears: the camera.<p>Getting a fake camera (like the one in a rendering program) to move and behave like a real camera (like the one …

Virtual Reality

Super Mario Run Officially Launches on the iPhone Today

Nintendo will make a big push into mobile gaming on Thursday with the launch of the popular Super Mario Bros franchise on the iPhone, a risky bet …

Stop whatever you're doing and watch this new 'Zelda' trailer

Nintendo's next big game may be an iPhone exclusive, but that doesn't mean the Japanese gaming giant is walking away from blockbusters on home consoles.<p>2017's "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" is testament to that focus.<p>The upcoming third-person action-adventure game is scheduled for a 2017 …

Play Super Mario 64 in 2D

Because why not?<p><i>Super Mario 64</i> is the game that brought Mario into the third dimension. That’s not a small feat on its own, but it was also one of the first games to create three-dimensional platforming that was enjoyable as well as functional. It’s rightfully considered to be a masterpiece of …

Retrogaming

Oculus Rift owners can stream Xbox One games to their headset starting next month

Starting December 12, Oculus Rift owners can stream Xbox One games to their headsets using a new app from Microsoft.<p>Before you get too excited, understand that this doesn’t mean you’ll get the immersive experience of virtual reality, but rather a seemingly-massive screen that’s just a couple inches …

This Nintendo Switch 'Anime Opening' Is Pure Retro Cool

A while ago we shared a rather fun and impressive fan-made Star Fox cartoon opening. That was the work of the Channy & Kimberly channel on YouTube, …

Why November's Super-Close Supermoon Is a Full Beaver Moon

November's supermoon — the name given to a full moon that occurs when the satellite is at its closest point to Earth during the lunar orbit — will be …

Astronomy

Gmail just got its biggest update on iOS in four years

Gmail for iOS is getting a big revamp today in what Google calls “the biggest overhaul of the app in nearly four years.” While it’s largely an aesthetic change, there are a few interesting new features to note.<p>First up, that new look: it’s a lot more like the Android app, with ample use of red for …

Apps

Learn just how easy it is to develop your own iOS 10 app with this course that’s over 80% off

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Tesla, Solar City launch groundbreaking new solar roof product

Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated …

Nintendo Switch is its most traditional console in 15 years — and that's a brilliant move

Nintendo's most popular console ever made, to this day, remains the original Nintendo Entertainment System.<p>You know which one I'm talking about — this adorably anachronistic box right here:<p>It isn't Nintendo's <i>highest-selling console</i> (that honor belongs to the wildly popular Nintendo DS), but it's …

Tobii Releases Next Generation Gaming Eye Tracker

Tobii, the global leader in eye tracking, unveiled today its second generation PC gaming peripheral, the Tobii Eye Tracker 4C. Requiring a single USB …

Augmented Reality

American vigilante hacker sends Russia a warning

An American vigilante hacker -- who calls himself "The Jester" -- has defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in retaliation for attacks on American targets.<p>On Friday night, the Jester gained access to the Russian government ministry's website. And he left a message: Stop …

Russia

Why the Switch makes me excited about owning a Nintendo console again

<b>Jordan Jones explains why he is excited over the announcement of the Nintendo Switch…</b><p>After months of speculation, Nintendo has finally revealed its …