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You can now trade Pokémon with yourself, thanks to Arduino

<i>Gotta catch 'em all. Gotta catch 'em all. Gotta catch 'em all.</i> For some 17 years, those words have reverberated around coder Pepijn de Vos's mind, and thanks to an Arduino and some ingenuity, his dreams have now come true. Well, probably not, but a project like this deserves an epic back story. In …

Atari pioneer Steve Bristow passes away

Steve Bristow, who Nolan Bushnell called one of the world's most powerful gaming pioneers, has died, according to Atari historian Marty Goldberg. Bristow was an early Atari employee who helped birth the Atari 2600 (originally called the Atari Video computer System, or VCS) back in 1977. The …

How a spinning chair made virtual reality feel more real

When donning a VR headset, it's easy to be awestruck by whatever 3D world you find yourself in. It's a whole new medium that simply can't be replicated on a TV. Still, there are reasons the likes of Oculus and Sony aren't selling headsets to the masses just yet. While Samsung's Gear VR and other …

The history behind Nintendo's flip-flop on mobile gaming

Did you hear the one about Nintendo "never" putting its content on mobile platforms? About how Nintendo makes its own hardware specifically intended to cater to its software? About how it would dilute those "brands" (think: <i>Mario</i>, <i>Zelda</i>, <i>Donkey Kong</i>) to put them on hardware other than …

Putting a virtual nose on video games could reduce simulator sickness

Virtual reality can be nauseating. It tricks a part of the brain into believing the body is moving, when it's not. A disconnect between the systems (somatosensory and vestibular, to be precise) can make some people want to throw up. But an ongoing study at Purdue College of Technology suggests that …

Limited edition 'Batman' PlayStation 4 scratches that superhero itch

If you missed out on that coveted 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4, don't fret: there's another special-run model coming soon. Sony has unveiled a limited edition <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i> PS4 bundle that gives you a "steel grey" console emblazoned with the Caped Crusader's silhouette alongside the …

PlayStation's original programming future depends on 'Powers'

<i>Powers</i> is the first series to come from Sony PlayStation's original programming push, a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, and it's not rated "E" for everyone. With comic books as its source material, the racy superhero cop drama from creator Brian Michael Bendis is a custom fit for the …

'Amiibo Greatest Bits' offers the best of Nintendo's past

You know that Amiibo collection of yours? It's about to get a bit more useful. Nintendo's just announced <i>Amiibo Greatest Bits</i>, a series of bite-sized chunks from the company's gaming history that're unlocked via tapping your collectible figures to the Wii U gamepad. As for a release date, Nintendo's …

Next 'Animal Crossing' adds characters via amiibo cards, not toys

Nintendo said it'd offer different ways to handle amiibo shortages and a new <i>Animal Crossing</i> is where at least one of them will debut. With <i>Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer,</i> you'll use cards rather than plastic toys to insert characters into the no-chores, interior design-focused game. Don't fret …

8 evocative images that’ll make you fall in love with street photography

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Wikipedia’s definition of street photography is, in part, photography that “features the human condition within public places.” This …

iXU 180 Phase One 80 Megapixel Medium Format Drone Camera Unveiled

Phase One has this week announced a new addition to their range of Phase One iXU drone cameras which are marketed asa the world’s smallest and …

A Japanese Island Overrun by Hundreds of Stray Cats

In 2014, a documentary film crew set off to Tashirojima, better known as Cat Island, on the northern coast of Japan to capture the strangely surreal life there. While the human population stands at only about 100, the cats number in the several hundreds. (Some say it could be as high as 800.) The …

Tornado Threat as Thunderstorms Hit Hail-Lashed Midwest, Plains

Severe thunderstorms threatened to slam the Plains, Midwest and Ohio Valley Thursday with damaging wind gusts, hail and even possible tornadoes, forecasters warned.<p>An area from northeast Oklahoma and southeast Kansas through to central Ohio was at greatest risk of twisters, according to Weather …

Is this the rumored Canon premium compact camera with a large sensor?

Rumors and teasers about a new Canon powerShot premium compact camera with a large sensor has been floating around for a while. Canon Netherlands now …

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China internet regulator slams Google's certificate refusal

A Chinese internet regulator has slammed as “unacceptable” a decision by Google to no longer recognise its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority.<p>Google said on its official security blog on Wednesday that it would no longer …

Articles about 7 daring geometric houses around world on Dwell.com - Dwell

According to Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists, minimalism can be summed up in a single sentence:...<p>With their stained-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, open-floor plans, and intriguing history, churches that are repurposed into...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

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Batman - Why Do We Fall

My favorite super hero is Batman and it's because he doesn't have any super powers besides super amount of money but the idea is much more realistic …

Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept

On a sunny day in Alameda, California, we waited patiently at the end of an abandoned naval airstrip for the silver torpedo-like Mercedes-Benz F015 Concept car to drive itself down and pick us up. Mercedes created this concept not as evidence of autonomous driving technology, but to showcase the …

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N64 and Nintendo DS games available on Wii U Virtual Console from today

Nintendo has announced that it’s bringing Nintendo 64 and DS games to the Wii U via its virtual console service beginning today.<p>The virtual game service will allow you to configure your Wii U controller to better match the layout of the N64 games or the DS. Some games will use the main TV screen …

Woolworths' Apple Watch app brings shopping lists to your wrist

After a blink-and-you'll-miss-it shot of the Woolworths logo appeared at Apple's most recent product event, the grocery chain has revealed the details of its new Apple Watch app -- set to be one of the first local apps available on the device after its April 24 launch.<p>Woolworths has long been a …

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police

Why Virtual Reality Is About to Blow You Away

During a presentation at Facebook's developer conference, Michael Abrash aimed to rally everyone around VR's possibilities.

Nintendo 64 And DS Games Arrive On The Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo just announced that it’s bringing Nintendo 64 and Nintendo DS consoles to the Wii U’s Virtual Console, its app that lets you play older games through software emulation.<p>Nintendo 64 titles have been surprisingly absent from the Wii U’s Virtual Console, given that 21 of them were available …

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Philips Hue Go puts smart lighting on the move

With a new battery-powered smart fixture and lower pricing for the white-light-only Hue Lux LEDs, the Hue family is continuing to mature.<p>Philips is adding another color-changing smart light to the Hue family this summer, and with a built-in, rechargeable battery, you'll be able to take it with you …

Apple’s music streaming plans are already under antitrust scrutiny

Apple’s not even announced its rebranded Beats Music streaming rival to Spotify yet, and already it’s under investigation from regulators.<p>According to a new report, multiple record labels and digital music companies have been contacted for questioning by the European Commission for what could be a …