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Ubisoft creative director tells why Watch Dogs took so frigging long to make — and why hacking cities is so much more plausible now (interview)

For almost six years, Jonathan Morin has been working on Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs. As the game nears its May 27 launch date, he can finally mollify those who want to play it by saying that the wait is almost over. This has become one of the most-anticipated titles of the next-generation, and Ubisoft’s …

Google tests the performance limits of D-Wave's quantum computers

We've long known that D-Wave's quantum computers are specialized tools rather than Swiss Army Knives, but just how good are they at their intended tasks? Google has just conducted some benchmarking to find out, and the short answer is that these systems are very good -- but they have definite …

Google can now say if your internet connection is quick enough for YouTube

Many are tempted to blame stuttering YouTube streams on our internet providers, but who's really at fault? Google may shed some light on the subject now that it has launched a Video Quality Report. The tool tells surfers how well their providers typically handle YouTube in a given region, breaking …

How Cities Are Using Data To Save Lives

From Denver’s schools to Baltimore’s stretched budget, cities are creating major urban policy wins that are powered by cold, hard data.<p>Baltimore reached the lowest infant mortality rate the city has ever recorded in 2012. Denver Public School students saw test scores improve by 14% in reading and …

Net Neutrality Ruling: What Happens Now?

Yesterday’s Appeal Court ruling against the FCC's net neutrality rules will probably not mark the end of the internet as we know it.<p>Following the ruling, internet providers now in theory have the ability to prioritize certain internet traffic – charging Google, for example, to ensure that YouTube …

The Bitstreamers' new-look Battlefields: Civil War nears launch

"If General McClellan does not want to use the Army, I would like to borrow it for a time."<p>Battlefields: Civil War, a re-titled and completely …

I can't get over how beautiful Ultimate General: Gettysburg looks

Wow.<p>When we first saw Ultimate General: Gettysburg last year it was very early in the game's development and I assumed that its luscious development …

YouTube promo paid for positive mentions of Xbox One

<i>Updated with comment from Microsoft.</i><p>The internet is abuzz with the ramifications of what appears to be a shady, unethical deal to promote Xbox One on …

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Now These Are Some Next-Gen Visuals

The uncanny valley might be a problem for video games featuring living characters, but cars? The better gaming hardware gets, the better these shiny …

Dracula Meets The Real World in Vampire Mockumentary

PARK CITY, Utah – For the vampires of Wellington, New Zealand, life’s no Hollywood blockbuster. Virgins have become impossible to find. The actual …

11 Tech Support Questions My Mom Has Asked Me (And How I Answered)

Being a tech blogger has made me the default tech support for my family. Especially for my mother. While she's pretty savvy, all things considered, …

Watching lava destroy Coca Cola cans is totally mesmerizing

YouTube's predictably awesome lavapix shows us how a volcano consumes a can of Coca Cola: the slow, oozy, melty way. And for some reason I'm finding …

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for using …

Steam Machines Are Pointless And Valve Is Struggling To Keep SteamOS Relevant

I remember when I first heard Gabe Newell preach the values of SteamOS. I was sold. The Valve co-founder promised it would democratize PC gaming, break the Windows / Direct X stranglehold in favor of open source and create an array of powerful, upgradeable ‘Steam Machines’ that not only were faster …

First Details For Hitman on PS4 and Xbox One Revealed

"We’ve adopted an open, non-linear level design approach to the game."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Square Enix has revealed the first details about the Hitman …

Android 'started over' the day the iPhone was announced

Apple's boast that the iPhone changed everything about the mobile industry has received some support from one of Android's original software architects. Chris DeSalvo, who worked alongside Andy Rubin at Danger before joining Google to build its mobile OS, says that the iPhone's announcement forced …

Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router review: Affordable cutting-edge Wi-Fi - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Trendnet TEW-812DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router</b> offers excellent Wi-Fi performance and ease of use at a low cost.<p><b>The Bad</b> There's no wall-mounting option and the router's USB plugged-in storage performance is slow.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Trendnet TEW-812DRU is the most affordable …

Republic Wireless Moto X available from the carrier

Now that the Moto G is out, getting a Moto X requires you to think twice; however, if you have to go with the bigger brother — and we understand the …

Why buy Alliance Fiber? Strong returns, reasonable price

<i>Validea's pick of the week provides a detailed report on a company that scores well in the stock-screening service's model portfolios. On Validea.ca, investors can analyze 1,000 Canadian stocks through 12 different guru-based models and get individual reports on each company. Globe Investor has a</i> …

Most Impressive Metaphor Yet for the Difference Between Broadband and Google Fiber

Provo, Utah, uses a swimming pool as a concrete visual of how broadband just can't compete with Google's high-speed Internet service, which is coming …

Google Fiber gets results: 300Mbps AT&T service launches in Austin

If nothing else, Google Fiber has helped create a more competitive broadband landscape in the limited markets where it’s launched. AT&T on Wednesday …

Washington Post hacked for the second time in three years

Unknown hackers gained access to the <i>Washington Post</i>'s servers for multiple days and stole employees' user names and passwords, the newspaper said today. Company officials are still trying to determine how much data was exposed, the paper said, but it appears that the hackers did not access any …

It’s official: China is the wild, wild west of cloud computing

Within hours of Amazon’s announcement of a new Beijing region for Amazon Web Services, IBM (s ibm) jumped into the mix, announcing a new relationship …

Google reportedly considering a move to in-house server processor design

Google could potentially design its its server processor chips in-house some day, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The move would be an interesting one, as Google has typically relied on Intel chips to power its servers. Any major changes are likely several years down the road, but just the …

Behind the scenes look at Apple TV app development w/ the new Bloomberg channel

Unlike its developer program and vast ecosystem of apps on iOS and Mac, there’s not much we know about Apple’s strategy for content on the Apple TV. There’s been a lot of talk that a much rumored refreshed Apple TV set top box— or perhaps even the rumored full-fledged TV set— might also come …

Doom, the original and best first-person shooter, is 20 years old today - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2013 at 12:58 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>20 years ago today, at the …

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Qualcomm unveils first 64-bit SoC: An efficient powerhouse in a cheap, mid-range package - ExtremeTech

By on December 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Qualcomm has announced that its …