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If you can change your own oil, you can adjust your valves

You can do a better job than your shop can. Here's how.<p>Adjust your own valves and you become a man. When you go forth into the world, lesser souls shall part before you like the Red Sea. Women will sense your well-oiled, mechanically capable aura and entice you into back rooms with a trail of …

Police: Father was 'sexting' as son was dying

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Surprising claims came to light during a hearing Thursday for a Georgia man whose toddler son died after being left in a hot car, a man prosecutors sought to portray as an unfaithful husband who wanted a child-free life.<p>Among the most shocking allegations: Justin Ross Harris …

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

Meet Nvidia's GTX 800M Series: Maxwell, ShadowPlay, And GameStream Land On Laptops

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: PC gaming is dying. Of course if that had any semblance of truth, it wouldn’t be a $25 billion industry — actually edging out global box office receipts by a few million bucks in 2013. And while “traditional” desktop and laptop sales slide south, their …

With Insane Display Upgrade, New 2014 Razer Blade Shows Company Taking Criticism Seriously

Razer is sometimes referred to as the mad scientists of PC hardware design. Their Project Christine unveiling at this year’s CES certainly reinforced that image. Now they’re back with a refresh of the Razer Blade gaming laptop — but unlike last year, they’re playing a much more aggressive game.<p>Last …

First Impressions Of MSI's Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr IV Graphics Card

Earlier this month I reported on AMD‘s introduction of the Radeon 280, a refresh of the venerable 7950 which has historically offered exceptional value for the performance. It is also regarded as the most efficient graphics card for crypto-currency mining, which has resulted in product scarcity and …

Nvidia's Next-Gen GPU 'Pascal' To Incorporate New Technologies

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang opened the company’s annual GPU Technology Conference by referring to it as the “Woodstock for computational mathematicians.” Indeed, this is the place where scientists, programmers, researchers, and a variety of creative professionals convene to tap into the power of a …

Nvidia Announces Beastly 12GB Titan Z Graphics Card

When Nvidia introduced the GTX Titan graphics card they weren’t sure how it would be received, especially with a $1000 MSRP. But not only did it become their flagship GPU, it sold exceptionally well to both creative professionals and gamers — a fact verified by multiple boutique PC vendors I’ve …

Oculus VR heads talk Facebook, cheaper retail kits, better hardware and piles of cash

The news that Facebook has acquired Oculus for $2 billion of cash and stock hasn’t been met with universal approval from the tech community. The heads of Oculus are aware of the concerns, but they're confident that this move will allow them to create a better virtual reality product and, perhaps …

How Nvidia's Shield Just Became The Best Handheld Gaming Console Available

Nvidia's Shield doesn’t receive a fraction of the hype and fanfare normally associated with established handhelds from Sony and Nintendo. It may not even have the mindshare that niche devices like the Wikipad or Razer Edge have. That needs to change immediately, because Shield is poised to become …

Why Wu-Tang Will Release Just One Copy Of Its Secret Album

Somewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.<p>The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of …

Sony to debut original TV show 'Powers' for PlayStation

Sony has been talking television over the last year and now it's becoming more clear what the company had it mind. According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony is working on an original TV show called "Powers" that will be available on its PlayStation game console.<p>"It's about having a broad range of …

Titanfall 2 Will Reportedly Be Published by EA - IGN Video

The as-of-yet unannounced sequel to Titanfall will, like its predecessor, be published by Electronic Arts, according to an anonymous source.

CRYENGINE – GDC 2014 Trailers Unleashed | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

Crytek has released two GDC 2014 trailers for its proprietary game engine, the CRYENGINE. CRYENGINE is described as an advanced game development …

Game Development

9 Things To Know About The PS4's Virtual Reality Headset

Sony only just officially announced the existence of a virtual reality headset they're working on, named Project Morpheus, so you can imagine details …

Let's Play Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes - THE SHOTGUN - IGN Video

Jon and Destin screwed up in Metal Gear Solid 5 today and decided to use the shotgun to kill everything that moves. Watch as they shotgun their way …

Watch Epic's just-released Unreal Engine 4 in action

Epic Games released a series of videos today showing off Unreal Engine 4, its just-released graphics engine.<p>Press play above for a five-minute trailer that highlights the bullet point features of Unreal Engine 4. You'll see rendered examples of full scene HDR reflections and the engine's ability to …

Borderlands 2 on Vita: Rough Around the Edges

Will it be cleaned up in time for release?<p>Borderlands 2 was a bona fide hit for developer Gearbox Software, selling millions of copies on PS3, Xbox …

4 New Naval Strike DLC Maps for Battlefield 4 - IGN Video

We sit down with DICE's Brann Vall and talk about the biggest features of the new Naval Strike DLC maps.

A shark attack convinced me that Sony’s Project Morpheus makes virtual reality work

SAN FRANCISCO — I received an ominous warning before strapping on Project Morpheus, Sony’s new virtual-reality headset for the PlayStation 4 home console.<p>“If you think you might get motion sickness using Project Morpheus, let us know now,” a Sony rep said.<p>I do get motion sick pretty easily, but I …

Everything You Need to Know About Avengers 2's The Vision

It has been reported that <b>Paul Bettany</b> will be playing The Vision in <b>Avengers: Age of Ultron</b>. <b>Kevin Feige</b> refused to officially confirm the character …

Associated Press News

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …

If This Toaster Doesn’t Like You, It Will Leave You For Someone Else

In Simone Rebaudengo’s toaster experiment, called Addicted Products, a network of toasters goes to “host” families. Each toaster wants to be used, …

Electronic Arts is exploring virtual reality

When you're the CEO of the second largest video game publisher in the world, people have a tendency to take what you say seriously. Case in point, Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson recently revealed his company's plans for virtual reality. At a South by Southwest panel, Wilson said that his company is …

Fujitsu's latest all-in-ones don't need to be turned off

With all of the talk surrounding smartphones and tablets, it's sometimes easy to forget that desktops still occupy most of our working days. Fujitsu hasn't forgotten them, however, and is wheeling out a pair of all-in-one units that'll accompany you on the 9-to-5. The Esprimo X923 comes with a …