Dan Charles David

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Xbox One too noisy? Microsoft will replace it

A Microsoft forum is overrun with complaints of loud Xbox One consoles. Now, the company says it will replace offending units.<p>Microsoft will replace faulty Xbox One game consoles that have proven too noisy for some owners.<p>Consumers who recently purchased an Xbox One took to Microsoft's official …

Xbox

How Microsoft Can Pivot Windows Phone Into A Relevant And Respectable Smartphone Platform

Let us do a little thought experiment. Bear with me here, but do follow along in your head. If Windows Phone was selling thirty million units a month, most people would probably count that as a success. If Microsoft’s mobile platform was managing thirty sales a month, it would be an abject and …

Kabam launches China's Wartune in North America on iOS and Google Play

Kabam is fulfilling a couple of strategic goals with the debut of its latest game today.<p>The publisher announced that it has launched the popular web game Wartune: Hall of Heroes in North America and Europe on mobile devices. It’s now available on iOS and Google Play as a free-to-play massively …

7 Must-Read Books on Time

Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent</i> …

A Lunar Discovery Reveals The Secret To Building Deflector Shields

Radiation in space is one of the major obstacles to human exploration of the solar system. Astronauts on a round-trip to Mars could be exposed to …

Training the Core: 4 Exercises That Take It To The Next Level

Everyone wants a six-pack. It may in fact be the most sought after physical trait in history. <b>What most people don’t realize, however, is that a</b> …

Gym Psychology: The 6 Types Of Motivation

Vital Stats<p><b>Name:</b> Jamie Eason Middleton <b><br>Occupation:</b> Fitness model, writer, and online trainer<p>One of my favorite topics to speak and write about is …

How to Sprint Your Way to a 6-Pack

Why Sprint Training Is the Best Abdominal Workout<p>There are so many great abdominal workouts out there and in the gym that are based around resistance …

Increase Athleticism in 6 Minutes

5 Things You Should Do Every Day to Stay Healthy<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>The deep squat is an essential movement pattern that you'll lose if …

The Running Theme of E3 2014, 'We Listened To You'

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE</i>: <i>Forbes has just published Fanboy Wars: The Fight For The Future Of Video Games, an eBook that takes a warts-and-all look at the clashes between the video game business and its passionate fans. Written by Forbes contributor Paul Tassi, this examination of the best and worst aspects of</i> …

Rainbow Six Siege will let you do damage in creative ways

<i>Rainbow Six Siege</i>'s procedural destruction system, a system where the environment responds to the damage players inflict, exists to encourage player creativity, according to game designer Andrew Witts.<p>Speaking to Polygon, Witts said the procedural destruction system was balanced on gameplay …

Warframe is officially coming to Xbox One this year

Free-to-play multiplayer shooter <i>Warframe</i> is coming to Xbox One later this year, developer Digital Extremes announced today.<p>The game will be made available through ID@Xbox, which allows independent developers to self-publish games on Xbox One. Like <i>Warframe</i>'s previous iterations on PlayStation 4 and …

​Want to Print Money, Nintendo? Make a Super Smash Bros. Anime.

The most exciting part of yesterday's Nintendo E3 presentations? Not the Reggie vs. Iwata live-action fight, nor the Palutena or Pac-Man reveals. It …

Some 'good surprises' coming for Watch Dogs

Looking back now, a few weeks after the launch of the highly-anticipated but moderately received <i>Watch Dogs</i>, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot says he still thinks the decision to delay the game was a good one. A good decision not because of the work and chances they were able to do to the game before it …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and …

Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom

Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The resulting chimaera was called the Galaxy S4 Zoom, and it was... not great. To absolutely no one's …

Google’s Modular Ara Smartphone To Launch For The Public In January 2015

Google has been showing off its Project Ara modular smartphone in a lot more detail over the past few days, likely because it’s also hosting a developer conference for the device this week. Ara uses interchangeable modules to deliver a smartphone that can be whatever a user wants it to be, complete …

When you cram an entire smartphone into a watch, you get the Exetech XS-3

Most smartwatches act as a secondary display for your phone, but there's a select few, like the Neptune Pine, that just want to replace it altogether. It's in this latter category that you'll find the chunky Exetech XS-3: a watch that stands almost two centimeters tall from your wrist. Wrapped in …

League of Legends Team Builder queue lets players choose roles before joining a team

Riot Games is rolling out a beta on live <i>League of Legends</i> servers to test Team Builder, a new queue where players can select a specific role, champion and position before joining a team, the company announced today.<p>Team Builder beta testing will go live across regions as a staggered roll out …

Here Is The White House Petition Asking The Government To Bring Back Flappy Bird

Some people really aren't taking the demise of hit iPhone game Flappy Bird well.<p>Just yesterday, someone by the name of D.S. wrote a petition, asking …

Activision eyeing possible closure of Call of Duty mobile studio

Activision's mobile-game studio in the U.K., Leeds-based The Blast Furnace, may be in trouble — a representative for the publisher told Polygon today that it's "exploring all [its] options regarding the studio."<p>The studio was founded in November 2011 as Activision Leeds before being renamed in …

Why 'Assassin's Creed' Style 'Eagle Vision' Is Terrible Game Design And Needs To Stop

In <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> games you can enter a super-sensory mode known as “Eagle Vision.” The primary reason for this mode is to tag enemies, items, or reveal hiding spots—a useful sixth sense.<p>In the recent <i>Tomb Raider</i> reboot there’s something called “Survival Instincts.” It allows you to highlight …

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Might Come With an Eye-Scanner

Samsung will release its Galaxy S5 smartphone by April, and the device might include iris scanning technology, a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i> …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 To Launch Alongside Samsung Galaxy S5 (Rumor)

We’ve heard quite a lot of rumors when it comes to the successor of the not-so-successful Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Earlier rumors speculated the …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs Reportedly Confirmed, Galaxy S5 and S5 Zoom in Pipeline as Well

There’s no way one can stop the rumor mill from leaking vital information about unreleased products. Samsung Galaxy S5, one of the most highly …

Phones

On being alone, protecting your gaming space, and expecting the same from what you play

When you write about video games for a living and have five children, guarding the limited amount of time you have to enjoy gaming as a source of fun and not as part of your career becomes difficult.<p>You can tell when I’ve been gaming in the living room; the recliner has been pushed so close to the …

Tom Clancy’s The Division – New Spectacular Screenshots Released | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of the most anticipated games of 2014 and Ubisoft released today three new screenshots from it. The Division sports …

Gaming Industry

Tim Schafer 'would love to go back' to Brutal Legend

Tim Schafer, head of <i>Brutal Legend</i> developer Double Fine, "would love to go back to that world" to develop additional content, if not a full follow-up, he said in an interview with GameSpot yesterday during a <i>Broken Age</i> livestream.<p>Developing a new game set in the world of <i>Brutal Legend</i> "might be …