Peter Abou Haidar

9 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @PeterAbouHaidar | Keep up with Peter Abou Haidar on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Peter Abou Haidar”

Microsoft released a popular video game on the Xbox One — and then took it back

Microsoft has been testing backwards compatibility with Xbox games on the Xbox One over the past few months. Backwards compatibility means that games made for the Xbox 360, which preceded the One, will work without any changes.<p>The feature is a big bonus for gamers and encourages people to upgrade …

Amazon Has Put Out A Professional Video Game Engine For Free

Every gamer has done it. We’ve booted up a game, played it, and shut it down in disgust thinking “Man, I could do better than <i>that</i>.” Well, now you’ve got to put your money where your mouth is, because Amazon is putting out a free game engine.<p>For those unfamiliar, a game’s “engine” is more or less …

Amazon Web Services

Will Google's Robot Cars Have Wireless Chargers?

Not only does Google want to take you out of the driver’s seat — the future of driverless cars envisioned by the company may not even require you to plug in your robot automobile.<p>Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is testing a pair of wireless charging systems for its prototype self-driving cars, …

A robot butler is replacing humans in some California hotels

An autonomous robot named Relay is currently bringing items to guests at some hotels in California. People who call down to the front desk for an item, like a toothbrush or towel, will be greeted by the adorable robot that is capable of moving autonomously throughout the hotel.<p>The little guy is …

Microsoft officially launches Cortana on iPhone and Android

After several months of beta testing, Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana is officially making her debut on competing platforms. You'll be able to snag the Cortana app for iPhone and Android phones on their respective app stores, or via Microsoft's Windows 10 companion app, starting today. It'll …

Software

The Top 10 Video Games of 2015, According to YouTube

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 3</i> may ultimately claim the title of 2015’s best selling game, but when it comes to viral YouTube videos it didn’t even manage …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

People are saying that Google's new tablet computer isn't a good device

The hardware is made by Google which is unusual as the company usually licenses its Android operating system to third-parties, such as Samsung or HTC, that then make the hardware.<p>Reviews of the device are not positive, however.<p>Walt Mossberg, a long-time and well-respected technology columnist, …