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PS4 vs Xbox One News, Games, and Availability: Microsoft To Sell Xbox One In More Countries Soon?

PlayStation 4 has the clear edge in sales over its rival counterpart, Microsoft's Xbox One, but some people are making the argument that sales …

Wi-Fi-driven mobile carrier Scratch Wireless launches its ‘free’ service in beta

After months of conducting trials behind the scenes, virtual operator Scratch Wireless is opening up its cellular-as-a-last-resort service to the …

Xbox One was the top-selling console in the US last month

Market research firm NPD has now recorded a full month of console sales for the PS4 and Xbox One in the US, and it's revealing today that Microsoft’s latest console topped the sales charts for the month of December. Microsoft has long dominated with the Xbox 360 in the US, and it appears that …

How The PS4 And Xbox One Renewed GameStop's Lease On Life

GameStop shares came crashing down a few days ago when the company announced lower than expected game sales over the holidays (down 22.5% from last year) and more bad news when increased hardware sales of the PS4 and Xbox One were offset by a surprisingly large decline in PS3 and 360 sales.<p>All of …

12 Of The Best Ideas From CES 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show is a boring affair, but if you look closely enough, it offers a taste of tomorrow. Behold, the future!<p>I’ve been to the Consumer Electronics Show more times than I’d like to admit. And while it’s considered a showcase of technology to come in the next year, it’s a …

Virtual Reality

Stone cold stunner: WWE Network could be the start of the TV dream

"I'm going to punch you in the face," Paul Wight says. Better known as the Big Show, the 7-foot-tall former World Wrestling Entertainment champion looms over the crowd. He's greeting guests outside the Encore Theater in Las Vegas, where WWE is about to announce a 24/7 digital video network that …

Animation Brings Unreleased Tupac Interview To Life

Tupac Shakur reflects on his life and predicts his own death in this animation from PBS’s Blank on Blank.<p>Even before his untimely death at age 25 in 1996, Tupac Shakur was a legend. The Harlem-born rapper is one of the top-selling artists in the world; as of 2010, 75 million of his albums have sold …

Paul Walker Tribute Video

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Universe

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Associated Press News

Fights and a shooting mar US holiday shopping

A police officer was injured while breaking up a fight outside a California Walmart, a shopper was shot in the leg over a TV in Las Vegas and a Walmart north of New York City was evacuated as the post-Thanksgiving shopping rush sparked incidents of violence across the nation, according to police …

This Week On The TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast: PS4, Xbox One, And The Sense 3D Scanner

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. What are you thankful for?<p>My list is short, but sweet: I’m thankful for you guys, gaming consoles, and 3d scanners.<p>This week, on a very grateful episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets podcast, we look into the differences between the PS4 and the Xbox One, the latest …

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Trine 2: Complete Story out on PS4 in Europe today

Frozenbyte's <i>Trine 2: Complete Story</i> is available on the PlayStation 4 today in Europe, the studio announced via the PlayStation Blog. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also receive a 20 percent discount off the game until Dec. 13.<p>The side-scrolling action platformer and puzzle game was originally …

PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle now available in the UK, but it's no bargain

Remember that rumored PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle that was due to reach the UK in time for the holidays? It's now official -- if not the discount that some were hoping for. Sony UK head Fergal Gara tells <i>Eurogamer</i> that some stores are carrying the device combo starting today, but it will cost …

American Music Awards 2013’s Biggest Winners and Losers

WINNER: Pitbull<p>It's been a long road for Pitbull from a guest spot on Lil Jon's 2002 album <i>Kings of Crunk</i> to host of the American Music Awards, and …

Music

Hollywood film producer confirms he was Israeli spy

Arnon Milchan claims other big Hollywood names were connected to his covert affairs<p>Stories about Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan's alleged double life have been circulating for years.<p>Now, the Israeli businessman behind hits like "Pretty Woman," "Fight Club" and "L.A. Confidential" has finally come …

Fight Club

“100mph Bike”

<b>May 09.13 – “100mph bike”</b><p>The 100mph bike, speed bike or any one of the working titles that has been used for this project by the people involved. Its …

Insiders say Elop could sell off Xbox and cancel Bing if he became Microsoft CEO

<i>Bloomberg</i> has spoken to three anonymous sources who claim to have knowledge of Stephen Elop's current mindset, and who say he'd consider making some radical moves if he become Microsoft's CEO. Now, bearing in mind there could be some seriously heavy axes being ground here, the details of what Elop …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Here's The 'Hunger Games' Actress Who Randomly Strips Naked In An Elevator

Though Lawrence captivated, there was another young actress who stole the screen during "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."<p>Enter Jena Malone who plays axe-wielding Johanna Mason from District 7 in the film.<p>We've been waiting to see Malone's character make her grand entrance on screen since we knew …

How much faster is a PlayStation 4 with an SSD?

We've known for a long time that users will be able to swap out the hard drive in Sony's PlayStation 4 for another model, but what type of drive makes for the best replacement? <i>Tested</i> recently ran a side-by-side test with a trio of drives to determine which offers the best performance and value. A …

Xbox One buyers run into dodgy disc drives

<b>New Xbox One owners are having the same luck of the draw that took the shine off Sony's PS4 launch. This time, it's the Xbox's slot-loading disc</b> …

Xbox One vs. PS4: A Guide to Making the Toughest Gaming Decision in Years

It was 1981. Ronald Reagan was president, MTV had just launched and choosing a video game system was easy. The Atari 2600 was the best and most …

Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Medicine

Robert Downey Jr pushed me out of Iron Man, says Terrence Howard

Iron Man actor Terrence Howard has claimed Robert Downey Jr "pushed him out" of the lucrative superhero franchise, and "took [his] money" at the same time.<p>Howard played Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the first Iron Man film, opposite Downey's Tony Stark, but was replaced by Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2 …

MOGA Ace Power gamepad for the iPhone is the first with full iOS 7 support

Gaming controllers for iPhones are nothing new, but MOGA claims it's just launched the first to work with iOS 7 and its native gamepad support -- as we saw with the as-yet unreleased GameCase. The Ace Power works with the Apple's latest handsets, including the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s and fifth-gen iPod, …