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Need for Speed reboot offers fun, even if its always-online is just crass commercialism

The Need for Speed franchise, which turned 18 this year, has become older than some of the players who’ll buy it. Unfortunately, this latest reboot might not offer a convincing argument to pick it up again.<p>Don’t get me wrong: Need for Speed, as it’s simply called once again, offers a definite …

Carbon Fiber

Batman: Arkham Knight Getting Batman v Superman DLC and More

Rocksteady Games has announced the complete lineup of Batman: Arkham Knight DLC to be released through the end of the year, which includes new skins, missions, modes, and more. All of this is included with the $40 Arkham Knight DLC pass, though Rocksteady is also delivering some free updates for …

Hands-on with LG's dual-screen, dual-selfie camera V10

If you were wondering how LG might keep up with Samsung's experimentation with extra screen real estate on its Edge phones -- and really, isn't that the first thing we all think about after we wake up, pour a cup of coffee and question the insignificance of our existence -- the V10 is your answer. …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gets 1 TB PS4 Bundle

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Sony has now officially announced the 1 TB PlayStation 4 Call of Duty: Black Ops III bundle. As you can see, the console sports the well-known orange and black Black Ops colors. Also featured are three emblems on the front of the console to represent campaign (SOG Skull), multiplayer …

Tim Cook offers teen who said Apple Watch saved his life an internship & new iPhone

One of Apple’s biggest focuses recently has been the health capabilities of its devices specifically Apple Watch. From the start, Apple has highlighted the device’s health features and it reinforced that message at its “Hey Siri” event earlier this month. Now, a Cape Cod, Massachusetts teen says …

Tip of the Day: How to Update to iOS 9

After months of beta testing, iOS 9 will be available some time today for downloading. It offers a range of new features, including a News app, a more intelligent Siri, transit and walking directions in Maps, greater search capabilities, split-screen multitasking on the iPad, and more. I've been …

Watch Sony's TGS 2015 Press Conference Live Here

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia will be streaming its annual PlayStation press conference in the lead-up to Tokyo Game Show at midnight PST, September 16. You can watch the conference live in the embedded video above.<p>Sony previously confirmed its booth lineup of games for Tokyo Game Show, …

Tokyo Game Show

Sony debuts new DualShock 4 hues, colorful hard drive covers

If you already own a PlayStation 4 but want to add a little bit more flair to your console, Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference has delivered some good news. First up are new hard drive panels, which let you add a touch of colour to your console with a variety of yellow, gold, pink, yellow, …

Tokyo Game Show

Siri interrupts White House press briefing

A very long question about the intricacies of President Barack Obama’s Iran policy proved too much for Siri during the White House press briefing.<p>The iPhone’s personal assistant leapt in as the journalist, having waxed lyrical about a filibuster, asked if the President was disappointed at not …

7 key questions about our newly discovered human ancestor, answered

In groundbreaking new research published on Thursday, a new species of human relative has been discovered in South Africa. The findings, published in …

Anthropology

Display mates: Leak suggests Samsung's Edge may find its way into Huawei's 2016 line-up

Huawei is currently ranked as the third largest smartphone vendor in the world. The Chinese OEM, eager to improve its image in territories like the USA, has gained a lot of global attention for highly competitive pricing yet an impressive product line-up. Indeed customers have responded with open …

Leaked iPhone 6s box again hints Motion backgrounds coming to new iPhones

Following the apparent leak of iPhone 6s Plus packaging last month, an image purporting to show the front of the iPhone 6s box has appeared on Dutch site Techtastic, following the same design theme. Like the iPhone 6s Plus box (shown below), which featured a gold and black fish that looked almost …

Rumor: LG releasing a phone with a secondary 'ticker' display

LG is launching a phone called the V10 with a small auxiliary "ticker" display above the main screen, according to Evan Blass (@evleaks) and photos from Chinese regulator Tenaa. That might sound bizarre, but it was actually used before on Samsung's Continuum, a 2010 Galaxy S Verizon variant. Still, …

Mobile Technology

Why Microsoft might buy a two-year-old startup called Mesosphere for as much as $1 billion

Mesosphere has reportedly caught Microsoft's attention and the software giant has been trying to buy the startup, reports The Information's Amir Efrati.<p>Mesosphere believes it's worth $1 billion, Efrati reports.<p>Whether Microsoft bites for that price is questionable, but the company may not be the …

The Promise Of 5G

Hossein Moiin Contributor<p>Hossein Moiin is executive vice president and CTO of Nokia Networks.<p>The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, …

Tiny surgical robot can bend and operate on hard-to-reach areas

The coin above wasn't enlarged to make the pincer-like device look extremely small -- it's <i>really</i> that tiny. That "pincer" is a two-millimeter-thin instrument designed and built by a group of researchers from Vanderbilt University for incredibly precise minimally invasive surgery. It's pretty …

Robotics

OnePlus 2 specs, price, availability and everything else you should know

The OnePlus 2, the self-dubbed “2016 flagship killer” has arrived, and we’re here to tell you all about it. From the OnePlus 2’s specs, to its main features, and details about its price and availability, we’ve got you covered.<p>It’s July of 2015, and OnePlus is feverishly plotting murder. The weapon? …

Homemade ice lollies for kids and grown-ups

Popsicles are cool again – and this time, they’re not just for children<p>Those sharp, sweet ice lollies from the ice cream van have always had a particular charm for me. There were three main contenders: the white citric-acid tart lemonade one, the delightfully cloying cola and the rather risqué …

Huawei and Google reportedly releasing a Nexus phone this fall

This year, we may see a first for Google’s line of Nexus Android phones: a Chinese manufacturer. <i>The Information</i> reports that Huawei is in line to produce the device, which is said to be planned for fall. It’s not the first we’ve heard of the possibility; IBT said last month that the Huawei Nexus …

Sony's new PlayStation 4 arrives with 1TB of storage next month

Microsoft's Xbox One isn't the only console getting a storage upgrade. Sony today announced its new PlayStation 4 1TB Ultimate Player Edition, a new version of the console that comes with twice the hard drive space of the previous model. The new console is coming to Japan before the end of June, …

Delay for Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition

The Limited Edition version of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight has been delayed across multiple retailers.<p>The Limited Edition, which includes a steelbook case, an artbook, a comic book, a character skin pack, and a statue, is now listed as unavailable on Amazon. According to Eurogamer, GameStop …

The world is quickly running out of water, new NASA study says

The world is losing groundwater, fast.<p>That is the conclusion of a new study published by researchers at NASA, which drew on satellite data to quantify the stresses on aquifers. The researchers found that over the decade-long study of the 37 major aquifers worldwide, 21 experienced a depletion of …

Water

Another report says Huawei is working on the next Nexus

Huawei is expected to release a Nexus phone later this year, one person involved with the project told <i>The Information</i>.<p>The info adds credibility to several reports out of China claiming that Huawei is collaborating with Google for a new Nexus smartphone. First surfacing in April, the rumor gained …

New Assassin's Creed, Angry Birds, Terminator Genisys, and Batman v Superman Images Released

Eagle Vision, killer cyborgs, and a Batmobile.<p>A number of promo images from the upcoming Assassin's Creed, Terminator, Angry Birds, and DC Comics …

After destroying the universe, Marvel will launch 55-60 #1s, swap even more characters

After killing 33 comics to end the universe, Marvel will launch between 55 and 60 new comics starting from issue #1 this fall, according to interviews from Marvel executives with several publications today.<p>Marvel's Secret Wars storyline is taking place now. When they end, the Marvel Universe and …

DRM-Free PC Summer Sale Starts Now, Offers 700+ Games for Up to 90% Off

Summer doesn't actually begin until later this month, but The Witcher developer CD Projekt Red's GOG.com on Wednesday launched its annual Summer Sale. Free games, daily bundles, and more will take place through the Summer Sale, which runs today through June 21.<p>In addition to the standard discounts …

This Might Be Apple's Lovely Little Way of Taking Wi-Fi Mobile

Wi-Fi on the go has never looked quite this good<p>A mobile Wi-Fi hotspot can be a life-saver on those rare occasions you really really need connect your laptop to the internet in the middle of the woods or something. But even when you desperately need one, most of the hotspots out there are sort of …

Wi-Fi

Hexy Launcher is a unique home screen replacement app from SwiftKey's Greenhouse

A few weeks ago the folks from SwiftKey launched an experimental software hub called Greenhouse, where the company could introduce new, innovative applications that may or may not make it to the mainstream. The first application out of the software incubator was the Clarity Keyboard, which was to …

The Skyscraper of the Future

The push to build a new kind of tower has begun.<p>There's something inherently absurd about skyscrapers. They defy gravity and high winds. They require years of challenging high-altitude construction. They're dizzying to look at—from the ground and from their top floors, where a sense of vertigo is …

Skyscrapers

Pirated Windows 10 installations will rock a desktop watermark

You dirty Windows pirates will have to live with a constant reminder of your crimes come Windows 10. Pirated versions of the new operating system will be stuck with a desktop watermark reminding users of their non-genuine status, Microsoft EVP of operating systems Terry Myerson said in a blog post …

Windows 10