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Video game releases for March 2016

Here are some of the big games coming out this month<p>Here are some of the big video games releases for the month of March 2016. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2016.<p>What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the …

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence

<b>Mathias Döpfner: Mark, on Facebook we learned that you were jogging at the Brandenburg Gate this morning. How was it?</b><p><b>Mark Zuckerberg:</b> It was good. It was the first time I have gone running in snow in 20 years. Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get …

Artificial Intelligence

Sony files patent for 'Powerglove'-like controller

Sony has reportedly filed a trio of patents for a new glove-based controller system. NeoGAF user Rösti came across the filings. The system centers around a finger-tracking flex sensor, a separate contact sensor that registers when the user touches a physical object and a communications module that …

NoPhone Zero is the greatest fake phone money can buy

Last week we reported on a study suggesting phone addiction behaved similarly to drug addiction, and we even suggested a few apps that can help you wean off your over-reliance on your mobile, if you feel you are “truly addicted”. Want to go to an even further extreme? The NoPhone and NoPhone Zero …

Kickstarter

Astronaut Snaps Photo of an Airplane from the ISS

Every day, NASA releases a photograph from their collection that allows us to admire the great blue and green planet we call Earth. Recently, the …

Space

Toshiba's featherlight tablet sets the stage for the iPad Pro

In just a few days, Apple is expected to unveil its iPad Pro. It will mark more than five years since the original unveiling of the iPad, and comes at a crucial time for the future of Apple’s tablet. iPad sales have stagnated, so many are looking to the rumored iPad Pro to see if Apple can generate …

IPad Pro

WhatsApp Hits 900M Monthly Users, Edges Closer To An Actual Business Model

Happy Friday! Today is WhatsApp monthly active user number update time, folks. The Facebook-owned messaging service, which doesn’t yet have a business model, has now crossed 900 million MAUs, as CEO, co-founder and (now) Facebook board member Jan Koum revealed on Facebook. (Of course.)<p>The app …

Startups

Bubl’s Spherical Video Camera Gets Samsung Backing

Canadian startup Bubl, maker of a 360-degree camera for capturing spherical panoramas, has closed a $3.5 million (CDN$4.6 million) seed round, led by Samsung Ventures and J-Tech Capital, with other unnamed investors also participating in the round.<p>The company has been beavering away at spherical …

Virtual Reality

Polaroid Snap: A New 10MP Instant Digital Camera

Polaroid today announced its new 10-megapixel Polaroid Snap instant digital camera, which the brand calls “the perfect blend of nostalgic Polaroid …

Mobile Photography

The Global Race To Build The Fastest Supercomputer

Last one to exascale is a second-rate world power<p>High-performance supercomputers can solve complex problems in climate science, aerospace design, biomedicine, and particle physics. But they are also used to develop new kinds of stealth technology, run complex ballistics models, and simulate nuclear …