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EA making an open-world Star Wars game as well?

There's a neat pile of new evidence suggesting EA is making an open-world Star Wars game as well.<p>Job postings at EA Canada, dug up by Superannuation …

Playstation 4 vs Xbox One: Which is best at launch?

Google employees reveal the worst things about working for the tech giant

Google employees have been confessing the worst thing about working at the company on an open thread including complaints about an excess of play areas and poor management.<p>Current and former Google employees have been posting their pet peeves on sharing site Quora, Business Insider …

Employment

Two crazy Valve hardware prototypes: a portable Steam device and a 'Frankenstein' motion controller

A small table in a side office at Valve's headquarters is littered with Steam Controller prototypes. Designer Greg Coomer is walking me through the thought process behind Valve's first hardware release, and he begins his story on an unexpected topic: the Nintendo Wii. "We were watching other …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Science Confirms The Obvious: 3-D Movies Aren't All That

Or Thor just wasn't that cool.<p>Anyone who's ever grumbled about dropping an extra five or 10 bucks to see a 3-D movie, rest assured: It probably wasn't worth it. A forthcoming study says what those of us who secretly hate 3-D movies (wearing 3-D glasses over your regular glasses sucks) have been …

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EA Predicts PS4 and Xbox One Launch Sales

10 million combined units before the end of March 2014.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Electronic Arts has revealed it expects combined PS4 and Xbox One sales to …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Which Is The Fairest Console Of Them All?

<i>To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.</i><p><b>On Fanboyism (or Fandom)</b><p>As part of my ongoing Xbox One vs. PS4 series, I wrote recently that console games aren’t really about high-end graphics and that if that’s your priority you should just fork over the cash for a …

Ron Burgundy shares his opinion on British Halloween

Before he reunites with the rest of the KVWN Channel 4 Evening News Team this Christmas, the legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) has …

New trailer for The LEGO Movie

After a series of teasers this week, Warner Bros. Pictures has now unveiled the latest theatrical trailer for The LEGO Movie, the upcoming animated …

CBS eyeing spin-off for How I Met Your Mother

With <b>How I Met Your Mother</b> set to end after its current season, CBS is looking at the possibility of a spin-off. The possible series would take the …

Woman Ticketed for Driving With Google Glass, But Is Anyone Wrong?

With West Virginia and Delaware considering laws to ban Google Glass in the car, the last state we’d expect to hate on these Futurama shades is California. But when the California Highway Patrol pulled over a woman near San Diego for speeding in October, the officer cited her with a second …

Google Glass

Addicted To Your Phone? It’s Your Fault, Wired Says

Wired’s Mat Honan suggests that our inability to disconnect is our fault. I strongly disagree.<p>Our phones are pulling us away from the moments we’re supposed to be living. A Twitter notification might distract us from a spouse at dinner. A perfect Instagram opportunity might filter an otherwise …

Trent University

SONOS Presents 'PLAY: A Visual Music Experience'

It looks like Aramique Krauthamer has been keeping busy since we visited Nike's "Art and Science of Feeling" pop-up experience last month. We …

Audiophile

Navia Self-Driving Electric Shuttle Car Is A Great Alternative to Public Transports in Urban Areas

<b>Navia Self-Driving Electric Shuttle Car</b> is the result of partnership between Induct Technology and Switzerland’s Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de …

Lunar Redesigns The Ice Cream Scoop

A new line of kitchen tools is served, starting with an heirloom-worthy ice cream scoop.<p>What makes an heirloom an heirloom? “Did those people back then put that intention there?” asks Jeff Salazar of Lunar, a design firm whose fingerprint can be found on products from mega-corporations like Oral B …

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Solar Movement Light

Jon Liow’s Solar concept is an interactive light and smartphone app system that synchronizes with a user-specified timezone to mirror the sun’s …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 2 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

The Minimalist – Architecture Photography by Christopher Domakis

Minimalist Architectural Photography.<p>‘The Minimalist’ is the name of this photo series by German photographer Christopher Domakis. The series shows …

Architect Wants To Reclaim Public Space, One Dumpster At A Time

How to grow a generation of proactive urbanites much like one would grow mushrooms: in a dumpster.<p>Decades of rampant privatization have left New York’s public spaces endangered. The backlash frothed and bubbled with the OWS protests of two years ago, but has since quieted. There were many lessons …

Urban Design

Sorry, Red Sox, Heavy Stubble Beats Beards For Attractiveness

When Mike Napoli got up to bat in Game 6 of the World Series, my first thought was, "Oh my goodness, that beard is awful." But after the Red Sox's first baseman laid off a few bad pitches, I started liking the hair on his chin.<p>All that got me thinking about beards.<p>Sometime during evolution women …

What We Should Talk About When We Talk About Wearable Tech

When we talk about wearable tech we tend to get all Jetsonian about it. Watches that cool our whole bodies! Self-inflating wearable airbags! Dresses made of body armor! But possibly the largest seller of wearable technology is in your local mall: Uniqlo. That place where you get your socks and …

Jack-O'-Lantern Dinosaurs And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Will Self-Driving Cars Mean The End Of Highway Fatalities?

A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to …

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EA Killed Command & Conquer, and Fans Ain't Even Mad

On Tuesday, Electronic Arts announced that it had canceled its free-to-play reboot of the Command and Conquer franchise and shuttered Victory Games, …