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Calm Down, Internet -- Valve Isn't Building Their Own Steam Box

With the unveiling of SteamOS — a forked distribution of Linux dedicated to running the Steam platform in the living room — a vocal majority online is expecting Valve to follow up with the announcement of their own, branded “Steam Box” hardware. It’s not happening, it never will, and here’s …

TCL Is Launching A 50-Inch 4K Television For $999, But Should You Buy It?

Ultra-HD (4K) televisions may be the holy grail of living room entertainment, but obtaining one at anything resembling a reasonable price is nearly impossible. At this rate it may take years for it to reach widespread consumer adoption. That is, unless a manufacturer like TCL brought a 50-inch 4K …

Australian Inquiry Finds No Justification For Massively Higher Games Prices

It’s a running joke in the industry that Australia is one of the most inhospitable places to be a gamer due to severe censorship restrictions on games (Saints Row IV was recently refused classification <i>again</i>) to massively higher prices for titles.<p>But it’s no joke for Australians who don’t want to go …

Saints No: Australia bans Saints Row 4 again | PC Invasion

Oh, Australia, country of my birth. I love you, but you are a bit weird about those videogame things.<p>Australia’s Classification Review Board – …

Scientists use sound waves to lift and move objects, make cup of joe mid-air

​<p>Levitating objects with sound waves isn't anything new, but a team from Switzerland has taken it to the next level by rotating and moving objects as they float. In fact, the researchers were able to manipulate a number of objects mid-air, including water droplets, inserting DNA into cells and …

Viscera Cleanup Detail imagines what happens after your typical horror shooter

Pretty much every horror shooter these days ends with a space station smeared with blood and littered with organs. But what happens <i>after</i> that? …

Worst disguise ever? Bungling robber uses plastic bag to ‘conceal’ identity

<b>This bungling robber could be Britain’s stupidest criminal after holding up a petrol station with a plastic bag over his head.</b><p>Jamie Neil, 41, and …

Fashion designers Dolce and Gabana have been sentenced to jail for 20 months each by an Italian court. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had been accused of evading tax of up to €400 million after the sale of their D&G and Dolce and Gabana brands in 2004. More here: http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk/news-features/TMG10130753/Dolce-and-Gabbana-sentenced-to-jail-for-tax-evasion.html Photo: AP

Coolest dad ever

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Nanotech

Edward Snowden was NSA Prism leak source - Guardian

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/985000/985168_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524689504_c2c58176fa0307edf7c0f83f996cf5c8<p><b>A former CIA technical worker has been identified by the UK's Guardian newspaper as the source of leaks about US surveillance programmes.</b><p>Edward Snowden, …

Surveillance

Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video - E3 2013 - Eurogamer

Star Wars : Battlefront - Official E3 2013 Teaser

How not to get busted

EACH year Memorial Day weekend brings the Northwest Folklife Festival to Seattle, along with a haze of marijuana smoke. But at this year’s festival …

Oculus co-founder killed as innocent bystander during police car chase

33 year-old Oculus co-founder Andrew Reisse was hit and killed on Thursday by a car containing alleged gang members who were fleeing police at high …

State of Decay due this week on XBLA

Undead Labs' hugely ambitious open-world zombie survival game State of Decay is due this Wednesday, 5th June on XBLA.<p>A PC version is also in the …

Bell Labs' lensless camera takes photos with a tiny amount of data

Although there have been attempts at lensless cameras before, few of them would replace our point-and-shoots when they're frequently expensive, or capture photos outside of the visible light spectrum. We shouldn't have either of those problems with Bell Labs' new prototype. The experiment uses an …

Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa

Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.<p>The company is …

Chemical Spillage Simulation announced for release next month

Excalibur Publishing - the company that brought us such bizarre curios as Train Simulator 2013, Camping Manager, and Police Force 2 - has announced …

Microsoft patents awarding achievements for watching TV

Microsoft has issued a patent that will award players - or should I say viewers - achievements for <i>watching TV.</i><p>As reported by GamesIndustry …

Dead Island dev unveils open world first-person survival horror game Dying Light for current-gen, next-gen and PC

Techland, maker of Dead Island, has announced a new game: Dying Light.<p>It's described as first-person survival horror with a Mirror's Edge-style free …

Mirror's Edge 2 listed on Amazon Italy, Germany

<b>UPDATE #2:</b> If you were still unconvinced that Mirror's Edge 2 will happen, how about this - EA is now listing the game in the help section of its <i>own</i> …

8 Arrested for $45 Million Cyber Bank Theft

Eight people were charged on Thursday, May 9th, for being part of a global cyber theft ring that stole more than $45 million from banks all over the …

Techland's Hellraid looks like Dead Island meets Oblivion - here's your first (brief) look

Techland's first new IP since the Dead Island series looks to recapture the magic of '90s PC gaming, evoking classics such as Quake, Hexen, Diablo …

Ex-Googler releases big update to Disconnect, a data-blocking tool

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Sergey Nivens<p>The rise of social media means companies are collecting more and more of our personal data every time we …

Google launches Person Finder in response to Boston Marathon blasts

Two explosions rocked the area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon today, leaving dozens injured and at least three dead.<p>Social media is …

Marathons

Video: BioShock as a 1994 PC game... and more retrofied classics

NOTE: This article originally ran in October, 2011. But seeing as BioShock Infinite is a) amazing and b) features its own '1999 mode', we thought it …

The next Xbox will be fully integrated into your TV via a cable box connection - report

The next Xbox will operate similarly to Google TV and overlay its features and UI on top of existing stations, suggests a report by The Verge citing …