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Sundance 2015 review: Sleeping with Other People – no sex please, we're brutish

This rom-com starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as ex lovers who begin a chaste friendship is more shocking for its traditionalism than its potty mouth<p>Leslye Headland’s first feature, Bachelorette, debuted at Sundance in 2012. An adaptation of her own bleak, savage play about female …

Adam Scott

Here’s How To Turn On Windows 10’s New, Hidden Calendar And Clock

I presume by now that if you are a Windows kid, you are using the newest build of the Windows 10 operating system, the recently released 9926 edition.<p>If you are, go ahead and select the clock in the lower right corner of your screen. It looks slightly mundane, does it not? I thought so. What if it …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

The Reason To Be Cheerful About HoloLens

<i>Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>The question I’m always asking of any invention in the games-tech space is “can I see it being used every day?”. Or is it slight, a …

Augmented Reality

Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade game drops players in front of a dome for full immersion

The newest Star Wars arcade title literally puts the player inside the game.<p>Bandai Namco Amusement America calls its latest release, Star Wars: Battle Pod, the most cinematic arcade gaming experience possible. Its cabinet features a large dome-shaped screen that surrounds the player for full …

Star Wars

The Third Hobbit Film Just Set a Surprising Box Office Record

There are many ways in which <b>Peter Jackson’s</b> <i>Hobbit</i> trilogy is dwarfed by its predecessor, <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. <i>The Hobbit’s</i> padded plot didn’t sit favorably with fans of <b>J.R.R. Tolkien’s</b> work, and the final installment didn’t achieve the kind of awards season dominance (or even presence) as <i>Return of</i> …

Shinra starts ‘supercomputer cloud gaming’ test in Japan with Final Fantasy VII

<i>This article originally claimed Shinra is a Japanese company. It is actually based in New York. I apologize for the error.</i><p>Cloud gaming means you don’t need a console to play video games, and now another new company is stepping in to make that happen.<p>Shinra, a technology company based out of New …

Final Fantasy

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'How Do You Tell Your Kids That You've Got Alzheimer's?'

<i>This is the first in a series, Inside Alzheimer's, about the experience of being diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.</i><p>In 2009, 59-year-old Greg O'Brien was a successful journalist and writer living in Cape Cod. He was healthy and happy — he exercised every day, made a good living, spent …

Science Says Doing These Things Will Make You Seem Smarter

Finding yourself caught in the middle of a conversation about a book you haven't read, do you: (A) listen quietly, (B) leave the area, or (C) say something about the book anyway, in an effort to seem smart?<p>When 2,000 Britons were polled last year about tactics they'd used to try to appear more …

Psychology

Classic video games make the best NBA logos

The designer behind pop culture adaptations of sports logos — Star Wars baseball teams, for example — now drops some NBA logos modeled on great video game franchises. Ladies and gentlemen, preeeee-senting your Chicago Bowsers!<p>This is the work of Mark Kenny, known online as AK47 Studios. (Not the …

The next episode of MythBusters takes on Doom

The next episode of Discovery Channel's <i>MythBusters</i> — the show in which rumors, urban legends and myths are tested with a scientific approach — will explore an aspect of video games that most first-person shooter fans take for granted. The question the show will attempt to answer is: "Is it possible …

Mendocino County

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

Google Glass

Could Microsoft's HoloLens Be The Real Deal?

Shortly after Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic paired with the HoloLens Augmented Reality headset, upstaging Windows 10 at its own event, my cynicism meter shot up to 11.<p>Not for no reason, mind you. As I explained in the piece I wrote that day shortly after the event wrapped, it feels …

Microsoft finally delivers the Windows we really wanted

Over the last few years, Microsoft seems to have been flailing. Windows 8, while a step in the right direction for the company, was an utter mess and saw slow adoption along with poor developer uptake.<p>Windows 8 went too far, too fast; it was a user experience disaster. As users bemoaned Windows 8’s …

Shock Galaxy S6 Leak Reveals Massive Samsung U-Turn

It isn’t just consumers who get nervous near major handset launches, stress levels at the major manufacturers go through the roof. And it appears patience at Samsung over perhaps the most important part of the Galaxy S6 has snapped.<p>Bloomberg reports Samsung has decided to drop Qualcomm’s next …

With Windows 10 You Can Stream Any Xbox One Game To Your PC Or Tablet

Sony has dabbled in the streaming of PlayStation games to devices within its own ecosystem like Vita and Xperia phones. Valve’s in-home streaming for Steam delivers the capability of playing a large majority of your PC games library to other “client” computers (even Macs) or devices like Nvidia’s …

Microsoft announces HoloLens, an augmented reality 'hologram' headset, for Windows 10

The next step in Windows technology is called Microsoft HoloLens — an augmented reality headset that uses holograms — operating system group technical fellow Alex Kipman announced today.<p>HoloLens is not quite Microsoft's version of the Oculus Rift or Project Morpheus, but something different: a set …

Microsoft Wants You To Believe In Holograms

And by "holograms," they mean "augmented reality"<p>Holograms have captivated our imaginations for a long time—for me, they go back as far as R2-D2 projecting an image of Princess Leia pleading for help. More recently, we've had rap concerts, election coverage, and even sitcoms try to capitalize on …

Xbox's Kinect Reminds Us To Be Skeptical Of Microsoft's Windows Holographic

Microsoft closed out their lengthy Windows 10 press event today with the unveiling of Windows Holographic and the HoloLens, a device that may look like a VR headset to compete with the likes of Oculus and Sony, but focuses on Augmented Reality (AR) instead.<p>The demo video showed users projecting …