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Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our children.<p>People write both negative and positive versions. The negative versions complain that we are raising a generation of …

IGN Originals: Watch Dogs Song Parody - 'Call Me Aiden' - IGN Video

Eavesdropping, robbing innocents and hacking traffic. Is it just us or is the star of Watch Dogs a bit of a creep?

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Watch Dogs' launch trailer recreated shot-for-shot in Grand Theft Auto 4

<i>Watch Dogs</i>? Or Grand Theft Auto? Can't make up your mind which open-world game to play? Why not have both?<p>YouTuber RavenswestR1 cooked up this virtuoso re-creation of Watch Dogs' launch trailer in <i>Grand Theft Auto 4</i>, nailing every shot and camera angle perfectly. This is something of a hobby of his, …

New Mexico works on plan for Atari games found in landfill

<b>Alamogordo,</b> --<p>N.M. - Officials in southeastern New Mexico began work on a plan last week to divide a cache of Atari video games dug up from an old landfill in April.<p>Joe Lewandowski, a consultant for the film companies that documented the dig, issued a draft of a distribution plan to Alamogordo city …

Lix, A More Precise 3D-Printing Pen, Passes Its Kickstarter Goal In 2-Hours

The 3Doodler 3D-printing pen, as my TC colleague John Biggs recently pointed out, is a fun toy but a silly tool. It’s big and its output is frustratingly wonky. But then it was created by a pair of veteran toy makers so focusing on the fun was clearly the primary intention.<p>Now a U.K. startup is …

Cold War Spy-Satellite Images Unveil Lost Cities

Cold War reconnaissance photos triple the number of known archaeology sites across the Middle East.<p>A study of Cold War spy-satellite photos has tripled the number of known archaeological sites across the Middle East, revealing thousands of ancient cities, roads, canals, and other ruins.<p>In recent …

Say bye bye to parmesan, muenster and feta: Europe wants its cheese back

Would parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.<p>As part of trade talks, the European Union wants to ban the use of European names like parmesan, feta and gruyere on cheese made in the United States.<p>The argument is that the …

Things Get Retro With An NES-Style Xbox One Controller

There's something that's just incredibly classy about the NES controller—so it should be no surprise that its color scheme meshes well with an Xbox …

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Xbox One to get 60fps sports broadcasts

60fps live and on-demand sports programming will be coming to the Xbox One as part of Microsoft's IPTV deal with NeuLion.<p>NeuLion announced that the ink has dried on a new, multiyear contract with Microsoft, with the intention of bringing live sports content to the latest Xbox console.<p>NeuLion added …

Microsoft reports $24.52B in Q2 revenue, 7.4M Xbox consoles sold

Microsoft reported record revenue earnings today for the company's second quarter, with $24.52 billion in net revenue and $6.56 billion in net income.<p>During the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, Microsoft sold 3.9 million Xbox One consoles and 3.5 million Xbox 360 consoles, the company said.<p>Microsoft …

Justin Bieber charged with drunk driving, drag racing in Florida | Reuters

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Teen pop star Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early on Thursday on a drunken driving charge after he was caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare in a rented yellow Lamborghini, police said.<p>The 19-year-old Canadian singer initially resisted arrest, cursed …

Why Steam PCs Will Make Spending $60 On A Console Game Even Harder To Justify

I’ve just enjoyed a long weekend doing something that I probably shouldn’t be proud of: ducking my family duties in order to play through my library of Steam games on a brand new PC.<p>It was all in the name of work, however, because this PC was newsworthy. It was the first gaming-capable PC I’ve used …

PS4 vs Xbox One: Which console is the best? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Xbox One vs PS4: We examine Microsoft and Sony’s consoles and see how the price, specs, features, games, accessories and more compare to see which</b> …

Why the Xbox One Is Better Than the PS4

The months leading up to the Xbox One's launch have been uncomfortable and confused, but Microsoft has managed to put out the best game and home …

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Analyst: Brazil, Russia, India, and China as well as Steam will help PC gaming top $24 billion by 2017

Brazil, Russia, India, and China — this isn’t just a list of countries with better food than the United States. It’s a list of the countries that will lead PC and Mac gaming to new heights in the next three years.<p>PC gaming will top $24 billion in revenues by 2017, according to the International …

YouTube deal was a 'typical marketing partnership,' say Machinima and Microsoft

The advertising arrangement between Microsoft and Machinima under which Machinima paid a bonus to YouTube producers who highlighted the Xbox One was a "typical marketing partnership," said Machinima and Microsoft in a joint statement issued to Polygon.<p>Under the deal, Machinima offered a $3 CPM …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

Gravity-Defying Upside Down House in Russia

In Moscow, visitors to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre are welcome to explore inside this unique, inverted house, where the ceiling is on the floor and vice versa. Everything within the home, whose name is roughly translated as <i>Shifted House</i>, is completely ordinary… if you're standing upside down. …

Getting the Most Out of Your Xbox One and Microsoft Surface

If you’ve got an Xbox One, you probably already know that, in addition to playing great games, the console offers a wide range of built-in …

This Could Be Why Gamestop Is In Real Trouble

As Brian Solomon is reporting today, Gamestop shares are taking a beating after experiencing a “greater than expected decline” in new software sales. The price collapsed nearly 20%, and this just a week after another crash following Sony's announcement of its streaming service, “Playstation …

Microsoft Reiterates That No Halo Movie Is In the Works

Despite new rumors involving Ridley Scott, a movie based on Halo isn't in development.<p>Although rumors which surfaced this week may suggest otherwise, …

Google's upcoming game console beautifully imagined as "Nexus Orbit"

It wasn't too long ago a Wall Street Journal rumor began making the rounds, talking about how Google might be looking to enter the gaming market with …

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