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The Solitude of 'Skyrim' Remains The Remedy For An Overly-Connected Age

The first thing I did when I got my new gaming PC set up was to use Internet Explorer to download Google Chrome. The second? I downloaded Steam and installed Skyrim straight away.<p>I did it as a test of sorts. I’d never played Skyrim on PC before, because my past computers have always been too …

The Elder Scrolls

‘Blackfish’ Director Criticizes SeaWorld’s Dumb Thanksgiving Day Float

I’ve never quite understood the appeal of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Large families stand in huge crowds, only to strain their necks for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stare into Spongebob’s giant inflatable crotch. Still, Spongebob’s junk and Macy’s parade have a powerful hold on …

CM Punk Opens Up On His WWE Exit

Best. In. The. World.<p>In an interview with Colt Cabana on Colt's podcast The Art of Wrestling, CM Punk has opened up about his perceived decision to …

PS4 Dragonball Game Gets First Stunning Screenshots; Promises Graphics Possible Only on PS4

A few days ago a new Dragonball game to be launched on PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360 was outed by the Japanese press, and today Namco Bandai released the …

Naruto Storm Revolution: Konohamaru, Iruka Confirmed

YOSH! Konohamaru and Iruka have been confirmed in a brand new scan for Naruto Storm Revolution, marking their debut in the Ultimate Ninja Storm …

Ukrainian studio overcomes violent political turmoil while remaking its postapocalyptic Metro games

In its quest to make the “best remake ever,” developer 4A Games had to overcome an unusual obstacle: social revolution.<p>Based in Kiev, the capital of the Ukraine, 4A’s office is only six metro stops away from the center of the city, which transformed into a battleground last year amid violent …

'Metro Redux' Collection Promises More Than A Mere HD Upgrade For Xbox One, PlayStation 4

4A Games and Deep Silver have remastered their post-apocalyptic shooters <i>Metro: Last Light</i> and <i>Metro 2033</i> for release on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer.<p>Both shooters draw their inspiration from Metro 2033, a novel by Dmitry Glukhovsky centered around the last survivors of a global nuclear …

Metro: Redux Officially Announced For Xbox One, PS4 and PC

With Linux and SteamOS versions also planned.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Metro: Redux, a fully remastered collection of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, …

Metro 2033 and Last Light get remastered Redux on PS4, Xbox One and PC this summer

Developer 4A Games is re-releasing its two Metro games — 2010's <i>Metro 2033</i> and last year's <i>Metro: Last Light</i> — and bundling them into a single package: a "true director's cut" of those titles called <i>Metro Redux</i>.<p>Created in-house at the Ukrainian studio by some 80 people over the course of a year, <i>Metro</i> …

Forget the archaic clock app, set your timers with Google Now!

Google Now continues to get better with every update. We have recently reported on Google Now bill reminders, camera actions and notifications on recently searched product availability in nearby stores. What is next? A feature that should have been here long ago – setting the timer.<p>Simply Open …

Android News

Paranoid Android 4.3 Beta 6 takes all the awesome features and improves them

The Paranoid Android ROM keeps surprising us with amazing features, but today’s update is a little different. The team has taken features like Peek, Hover, and Floating Window, and improved them further. These functions had some security holes that needed patching. There’s also support for new …

Amazing

Watch a hacker steal encrypted passwords

A flaw in random number generators built into your computer could compromise your password even on secured websites. Laurie Segall reports.

Why the developers behind Left 4 Dead and Evolve love making co-op games

Something seemed to light up inside Chris Ashton and Phil Robb when I asked them why they like making cooperative multiplayer games.<p>It was seven at night, and the two co-founders of developer Turtle Rock Studios were only hours away from ending a long day of showing journalists the latest version …

LG G3 QuickCircle is a wireless charging window on your phone

What's through the round window? It's the LG G3!<p>LG's new flagship phone the G3 will be revealed on Tuesday, and LG is releasing glimpses of the new phone in the lead-up. Today, the South Korean unveiled the QuickCircle case, a wireless charging case that lets you use the phone without opening the …

Far Cry 4 Synopsis Leaks, Revealing Characters and Plot

Minor spoilers follow.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Far Cry 4 story details were accidentally posted on Uplay, revealing insight into its characters and …

Second world war in Google Street View

Nazis march through Paris, London weathers the blitz and Hiroshima faces devastation as our Street View specialist Halley Docherty takes us back to the cities of the second world war

BillGuard Launches Its Personal Finance App On Android And Adds Data Breach Alerts

Personal finance startup BillGuard has been working hard over the last several years to help its users to identify fraudulent charges on their credit and debit cards, and also to keep track of their spending on the web and on its iPhone app. Today it’s expanding its reach with the launch of an …

Xiaomi's 49-inch Android TV boasts 4K for just $640

The Mi Pad wasn't Xiaomi's only announcement today. Following the Chinese company's first smart TV from last September, today it has unveiled a slightly larger model with a nice surprise: 4K for just CN¥3,999 or about $640! Like its affordable predecessor, this 49-inch TV comes with built-in …

Brazil hit by widespread protests

Brazilian officials are bracing themselves for a wave of anti-government demonstrations in several cities, many in protest at the high spending on next month's World Cup.<p>Authorities said there were about 15 separate protests in Sao Paulo on Thursday. Most were gatherings of a few hundred people, …

A Japanese startup unveils a long-lasting and safer battery made from carbon

A battery that lasts longer, is safer, charges faster and is less expensive than a standard lithium ion battery: That’s the powerful idea behind a …

The Moto X+1 makes another appearance on Motorola’s website

The Moto X+1 has reared its head before on the Moto Maker website, lending speculation of the successor to the massively popular Moto X, and it …

Sony blows away record with 185TB cassette tape

Cassette tapes may have faded into oblivion long ago, but magnetic tape storage still has a key role to play behind the scenes. Extremely high density tapes are used by corporations and government agencies for archival purposes because they're cheaper, more power efficient, and more reliable than …

Pwnie Express turns the Nexus 5 into a powerful white hat hacking tool

Part of the magic of Android is the flexibility of the platform when it comes to customization and modding. With a little ingenuity, you can transform your Android-powered devices into just about anything — including a sweet hacking tool.<p>That’s exactly what Pwnie Express did to the Nexus 5, which …

Android News

Floyd Mayweather: The biggest draw in Las Vegas

<b>The facade of the MGM Grand hotel here in Vegas is adorned by an image of a grinning Floyd Mayweather.</b><p>The poster spans 18 floors of the property which is hosting his showdown against Marcos Maidana, as if to illustrate how big he is in the town they call Lost Wages.<p>He has had 22 world title fights …

Boxing

Motorola Will Unveil its Next Smartphone on May 13

Motorola will launch its next smartphone at a press conference on May 13 in London. The company, which Google sold to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, started issuing invites for the event today.<p>The invite includes a fairly generic photo of a crowded street, with a cryptic line underneath: “Connect more …

Jayson Blair’s fabrications, captured on film, after he disgraced the New York Times

<i>Also ...</i><p><i>'Morning Joe’ strikes back</i><p><b>Jayson Blair’s fabrications, captured on film, after he disgraced the New York Times</b><p>In journalism, it’s hard to stop a pathological liar.<p>And from the moment I got Jayson Blair on the phone 11 years ago, I knew he was a liar. What took a few more days to discover …

OpenWorm project wants you to help create the world’s first digital organism

Stephen Larson wants to create the world’s first digital organism, and he starting simple — with a worm. Larson has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money to create OpenWorm as part of an effort to accelerate our understanding of the human brain.<p>If his team succeeds, he says, …

Chevy Corvette goes coastal with Atlantic, Pacific design packages

Chevrolet is weighing in on the eternal battle of east coast versus west coast with two new special-edition 2015 Corvette Stingray models. If you're in the market for a few stylistic upgrades to your 'Vette, these models bring it, but they are otherwise mechanically identical to the standard …