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SuperData: Star Wars: Battlefront ‘won’t reverse’ EA’s luck with shooters

Electronic Arts is one of the most successful publishers on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but it has had a shaky history with the crucial (and lucrative) shooter genre. And now, even as it prepares to use The Force to turn that around, that trend will likely continue.<p>Star Wars: Battlefront is one of …

New Halo 5: Guardians Trailer Coming Sunday During Fear the Walking Dead

For the second week in a row, Microsoft is buying up primetime TV ad space for Halo 5: Guardians. Following last Sunday's commercial for the game on <i>Sunday Night Football</i>, Microsoft will air a new spot for the sci-fi shooter this Sunday, October 4, on AMC, during the season finale of <i>Fear the Walking</i> …

The Walking Dead

Plays.tv is now World of Tanks’ official ‘video-capture solution’

Gaming-related video is hugely popular on the Web, and now one of the competitors in that space is making a deal to grow its reach.<p>Plays.tv, the video division of Raptr, announced today that it is partnering with Wargaming to provide recorded clips of esports matches for games like World of Tanks …

North America

Star Wars vs. Fallout: Here’s how PlayStation and Xbox are battling with bundles this holiday

Microsoft just finished its week of announcing a new Xbox One bundle each day, and it looks like it has a strong arsenal to combat the PlayStation 4’s momentum this holiday.<p>We’re nearly a full 24 months into this newest console generation, and the competition between Sony and Microsoft has had the …

EA Sports

Star Wars Battlefront Beta Has No Offline Play

The Star Wars Battlefront beta that begins next week includes a taste of the sci-fi shooter's Survival Mission mode. This will not be playable offline in the beta, EA has now confirmed. For the full game, however, you'll be able to play these missions without an Internet connection, as was …

Star Wars

OK, now we’re really confused about the story of Halo 5: Guardians

Earlier this week, Microsoft ran a TV commercial about the official announcement of Master Chief’s death. The hero of the Halo series had fallen, and the world was learning about it via loudspeakers.<p>Now Microsoft has released another commercial saying the official announcement was a lie and that …

Halo

Weekly Recap: PS4 vs. Xbox One Holiday Games, Microsoft Buys Havok, 1 TB Fallout System

<b>THE BIG STUFF:</b><p><b>PS4 Boss Talks Holiday Lineup Comparisons to Xbox One</b>: Who has the better lineup of exclusive games this holiday? It might be Microsoft, but Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida says, "People wouldn't just look at the first party lineup when they're making a purchase decision."<p><b>1 TB Fallout 4 Xbox</b> …

Metal Gear

Titanfall Hits 10 Million Milestone

Respawn Entertainment's first game was a big success. The developer has now announced that the Xbox and PC game has crossed the 10-million mark. Writing on Twitter, Respawn boss Vince Zampella announced the figure, though he didn't say if it represents copies sold or total number of …

Titan Fall

Master Chief Is Dead, But Not Really, in This New Halo 5 Video

Microsoft has published a new TV commercial for Halo 5: Guardians that dives deeper into the Master Chief vs. Spartan Locke story for the upcoming sci-fi shooter. As we learned in the last TV commercial, the "official" story in Halo 5 is that Master Chief is dead. But that's not exactly true. This …

Halo

LG Watch Urbane 2 official: first Android Wear watch with cellular connectivity

Tonight LG officially took the wraps off its latest hero device, the LG V10. That wasn’t the only announcement that LG had for us though, as they have also revealed their latest Android Wear smartwatch, the LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.<p>The new LG Watch Urbane sports a similar design to the original, …

Wearable Tech

Want a drone for Christmas? So do a million others.

Forget the latest Apple releases: The most in-demand gadgets this holiday season might just be drones.<p>About a million drones may be sold as Christmas …

First NBN satellite launched to serve 200,000 in remote areas by mid-2016

The first of two national broadband network satellites designed to bring fast internet to about 200,000 Australians in remote areas has been successfully launched.<p>The $500m satellite was launched aboard a 780-tonne Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana on Thursday morning. The rocket reached speeds of …

Australia

NASA reveals potential low-cost missions for the Discovery program

NASA has announced the five new project concepts it's considering for the Discovery program, which focuses on low-cost space missions. It's the same program we have to thank for the Dawn spacecraft that recently captured a sunlit Ceres, the Messenger probe that crashed into Mercury after it ran out …

Nasa and ESA target 'Didymoon' for asteroid deflection test

Nasa and the European Space Agency are working together on a mission that will test their abilities to change the course of an asteroid by hitting it …

Minecraft is being used to seek out cybersecurity talent

The UK government and Cyber Security Challenge UK have launched a new 3D video game platform that’s aiming to seek out the next generation of cybersecurity geniuses.<p>Funded by the Cabinet Office, the browser-based MMO game asks anyone who’s interested to participate by cracking codes and completing …

Apple removes iPhone app that reports US drone strikes

Metadata+ was deemed to contain "excessively rude or objectionable content" and no longer is in Apple's App Store.<p>Apple removed two mobile apps from its App Store that report deaths caused by US drone strikes. Its reasoning? The apps contained "excessively rude or objectionable content."<p>Metadata+ …

Apps

Bioweapons experts seriously doubt Tesla's new apocalypse mode

Tesla’s new Model X, unveiled Tuesday night, boasts zero-to-sixty acceleration in 3.8 seconds, falcon wing doors, and the ability to travel 250 miles …

Minecraft's story mode means more action, less dirt farming

Back in December, Telltale Games hinted that there was a narrative-driven installment of the <i>Minecraft</i> franchise on the way. Now in the newly released trailer, we get to see the story behind the first episode dubbed "The Order of the Stone." Players will assume control of Jesse (who can be either a …

Sharp debuts mosquito-catching air purifier

The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.<p>Mosquitoes are pesky insects in most western countries, but in tropical areas they're a legitimate threat to public health. Now, Japanese appliance maker Sharp …

Air Purifiers

Roundup: Last year’s Android Wear watches are a painless and inexpensive way to get in to the platform

With so many companies having recently announced their new generations of Android Wear watches, there’s never been a better (or cheaper) time to try out the platform. There were many risks with trying it out before. First off, Android Wear watches weren’t that cheap. For a sibling platform with …

Wearable Tech

Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More

As the definition of “watching TV” moves further away from meaning “paying for cable,” a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and others, are angling to make their streaming media player the connected TV box of choice for those cutting the cord. Google actually has …

Why NASA's Mars Missions Last Long After Their Expiration Dates

Two words: conservative engineering.<p>NASA's Mars Opportunity rover was supposed to last 90 days on the red planet. That was 11 years ago, and it's still roving. The Mars Odyssey orbiter had a stated two-year mission, starting in 2002. Today it still collects data and acts as a communications hub for …

'We have work to do,' PS4 boss says about releasing more premium exclusive games

"People constantly ask us for the big exclusive AAA games." Executive admits that the PS4 doesn't have enough premium quality games that aren't available on other platforms.<p>Earlier this year, PlayStation president Andrew House admitted that the PlayStation 4's first-party games lineup for this …

PlayStation

Apple welcomes new batch of HomeKit-compatible devices

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices is finally starting to look impressive.<p>The company’s smarthome framework has been off to a bit of a slow start since Apple first unveiled it at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, but this fall might be when it actually hits its stride. The list …

Home Automation

TiVo exec explains Bolt strategy, Fire TV app and new Pro next year

When the TiVo Bolt was unveiled earlier this week, most of the questions (that weren't about its odd shape) came from long-time enthusiasts wondering why it doesn't cater to them? Many aren't willing to downgrade from a Roamio Pro's 6 tuners and 3TB storage just to add 4K and commercial skipping. …

A vigilante hacker is changing 10,000 WiFi passwords

Someone is hacking unprotected WiFi routers everywhere -- and forcing them to be on guard.<p>Does your home WiFi use a default password? It forces you to change it. Does it leave unguarded communication channels open? It forces you to close them.<p>To experts, this seems like the work of a well …

Wi-Fi

Robot Taxi aims for self-driving car service by 2020

A new challenger in the self-driving car space emerges, with an ambitious goal.<p>Robot Taxi, Inc., has announced that it will begin testing a taxi …

DARPA’s Prosthetic Hand Gives Wearer A Near-Natural Sense Of Touch

The wearer can feel when someone touches their new hand with nearly 100% accuracy.<p>DARPA, the military R&D division that is better known for creepy war robots[/url, has connected a prosthetic hand directly to the brain of a man who has been paralyzed for over ten years. Not only can he now control …

Robotics

New NASA images show Pluto’s moon Charon in stunning detail

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent incredible images of Pluto’s largest moon Charon back to Earth.<p>The latest images reveal the moon’s complex and violent history, according to NASA. “Many New Horizons scientists expected Charon to be a monotonous, crater-battered world; instead, they’re …

LG Unveils the Dual-Display V10

The best Android phone yet?<p>Google just unveiled the LG-built Nexus 5X, but that hasn’t stopped the Korean corporation from unveiling what may be the best Android phone yet: the V10. Wrapped in so-called Dura Skin with a 316L steel frame and featuring a 5.7-inch QHD display, the design is …

Mobile Technology