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EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy

As of today, electric vehicle owners in San Francisco can revitalize their car's battery at any of three off-the-grid charging stations powered entirely by solar energy. For free. The Level 2 charging stations are the work of a company called Envision Solar; San Francisco's Department of the …

Project Cars Has 110 Courses, 30 Locations at Launch

Realistic racing game Project Cars will have 110 courses and 30 locations at launch, developer Slightly Mad Studios has announced.<p>The courses and locations are based on real tracks from around the world, including famous spots like Nürburgring in Germany, Zhuhai International Circuit in China, …

Le Mans

NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

Swiping away on a smartphone during a meeting could, in many cases, be considered bad business behavior. But what if you could subtly tap your thumbnail with your index finger to quickly send an important text or email, a gesture so tiny on no one would notice?<p>Give a wave to NailO, a nail-mounted …

Soundbrenner Pulse Helps You Get Down To Your Own Sick Beat

If you find yourself staying out too late with nothing in your brain, perhaps you could use the Soundbrenner Pulse. This haptic smartwatch won’t make calls or manage your calendar for you but it will buzz out time while playing a musical instrument, allowing you to stay on the beat while you’re …

Samsung, in a race to build your next smartphone chip, may just win

Samsung, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and TVs, is also dead serious about chips.<p>So serious that it will spend about $15 billion to open a new semiconductor factory in South Korea by 2017. That's big bucks even compared with the rest of industry, which spends closer to $10 billion for …

Review: Aircharge Qi wireless charging case for iPhone 6 (and 5/5s)

As a founding member of the Wires Are Evil club, I’ve been waiting impatiently for wide-area wireless charging, where any device on a desk or within a certain area of a room is wirelessly charged. That still seems a way off yet.<p>A good halfway house would be inductive charging powerful enough to …

In Berlin, Electric Buses That Charge When They Stop

The new trend is to disconnect the electric bus from the power mothership, either by installing batteries or fuel cells, or by employing different …

Fortune.com

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Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight

I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability …

Gear & Gadgets

How the iPhone 6 compares to its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S6

Earlier this month, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S6 — which is arguably its best phone to date. Some may even call it the best Android phone on the market right now.<p>Samsung has improved its latest Galaxy phone in all the right ways — from the way it looks and feels to the software and how …

A Chinese company 3D printed a car using 'Tyrant Gold' filament

It may be the ugliest car to ever roll along the Earth, but it sure is handy. This is China's attempt at a low-cost, 3D-printed moving machine.<p>The …

Here’s How Nvidia’s New Tegra X1 Stacks Up To The K1 And Apple A8X On Paper

Nvidia’s new Tegra X1 mobile chipset is a veritable beast: It’s able to provide almost two times the graphics performance of the iPad Air 2’s A8X while also consuming just about the same amount of power, and it’s already in production, meaning tablets sporting the X1’s graphical prowess should be …

Volkswagen confirms plans to launch CarPlay support later this year

Volkswagen, at CES 2015, has finally announced what it plans to do with both CarPlay and Android Auto. The German auto manufacturer has confirmed that it will begin shipping cars with CarPlay capabilities later this year in its 2016 models. We reported back July of last year that Volkswagen and …

Android Auto

Audi's A7 Sportback is driving itself more than 550 miles to CES this year

The stunt is designed to show off Audi's new Piloted Driving tech<p>Of all the ways of getting to CES this year, taking a self-driving car is by far the most on-theme. At least, this seems to be the reasoning behind Audi’s decision to let an A7 Sportback drive itself across more than 550 miles of …

Sony 4K TV is slimmer than an iPhone

Sony has launched a ludicrously slim 4K television, which at 5mm (0.2 inches) thick, measures up as the world's thinnest LCD. Not only that, but it …

Apple could bring Bendgate back — on purpose this time

The so-called Bendgate incident might have done Apple no favors in 2014, but according to a new patent published today, Cupertino is far from done when it comes to flexible iPhones — this time, purposely so.<p>Apple’s newly-granted patent covers an invention related to flexible housing for future iOS …

Apple

Apple Targeting March for Apple Watch Launch, Retail Training Begins Next Month

While Apple has yet to publicly announce a specific launch date for the Apple Watch beyond "Early 2015", sources speaking to <i>9to5Mac</i> say the company is currently planning for a March debut in the initial wave of countries. Sources in the retail segment indicate that select store employees will …

Apple Watch

PlayStation Network Currently Experiencing Outages

Sony is investigating the issue.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> IGN team members and the community report successful access to PSN without issue but we are still awaiting …

Testing the smartglasses that actually look like glasses

What happens when a company that makes old-fashioned spectacles attempts smartglasses? You get something like Meme, from Japanese glasses maker JINS. Still in prototype stage and courting developers, the glasses will go on sale early this year for around $800 (correction: JINS expects the glasses …

Eye Tracking

The most beautiful tablet you'll ever own comes with an Audi Q7

Audi teased its tablet at last year's CES, but then went completely quiet until its press event at this year's show. The quick demo we were treated to focused on how well the tablet is integrated into the Q7; the specs were clearly an afterthought. Audi has this dead right: Sure it's a 10.1-inch …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge is now available from Verizon

Samsung's curved Galaxy Note Edge is now available from the biggest carrier in the United States. Verizon Wireless has launched online sales for the one-of-a-kind phablet, signaling an immediate launch that we assume will also kick off at its retail stores tomorrow morning. Verizon is selling the …

The LG WebOS smartwatch is real, and reportedly launching in 2016

Thanks to a connected car demo from Audi at CES in Las Vegas on Wednesday, you can take a look at LG’s newest smartwatch, which is running …

Up to three more Broadwell-based Chromebooks in the works

We only saw one new Chromebook at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, but if you listened to our Chrome Show podcast, you’d know why: The …

Grand Theft Auto VI should be in Portland, argues these real estate experts

Rockstar Games usually chooses huge, internationally important cities to mock and borrow from for Grand Theft Auto. New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami have all served as the inspiration for previous entries in the series. But for the inevitable Grand Theft Auto VI, a group of real-estate experts …

Halo 5 Multiplayer Beta: Eden Gameplay - IGN Plays - IGN Video

Resident IGN Spartans Sean Finnegan and Ryan McCaffrey show you Eden, the Battle Rifle oriented remix of Empire in week 2 of the Halo 5 multiplayer …

How would Grand Theft Auto fare with a Portland setting?

Portland's scenic city, gun stores and plentiful strip clubs would make for a — well, actually, pretty OK setting for the next Grand Theft Auto game, according to a blogpost from Willie Clark over at Movoto Real Estate.<p>Just by the numbers, Clark argues that its six police stations, nine gun stores, …

What Our First 15 Minutes Were Like in Sony's Zombie Survival MMO, H1Z1 (Just Survive) -- CES 2015 - IGN Video

Alex tells Marty about his post-apocalyptic adventures, which included punching a deer and murdering zombies with an axe.

Sony delays PS4's Chinese launch

The PlayStation 4 is still headed to China, but it won't arrive next week as originally planned, Reuters reports, quoting a statement from Sony that cites "various factors" for the delay.<p>Sony announced the original Jan. 11 ship date last December. A source told Reuters that "negotiations with …