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Did Manufacturers Just Leak The Release Date For The Next Nintendo Console?

Nintendo has managed to fail upwards for nearly a decade now, pulling massive profits off its Amiibo toy line and mobile devices while dropping the ball in the console wars with the Wii U and consistently delayed franchise entries. They’ll have a chance to redeem themselves with their next console, …

These Are All the Key Windows 10 Features You Probably Won’t Have Access To

Windows 10 launches later this month — sort of — to save us from the disaster that was Windows 8. As has become tradition at Microsoft, the company …

Windows 10

Xbox On Windows 10 Preview Features Detailed By Major Nelson

Microsoft has today unveiled more details about the latest additions that are now available to use on the Xbox on Windows 10 application.<p>To be able …

Software

10 richest video games developing companies of all time

7. Electronic Arts<p>Electronic Arts, or EA, is a favourite name among gamers who like sports-based video games like Madden NFL and other such …

A little number theory makes the times table a thing of beauty

Most people will probably remember the times tables from primary school quizzes. There might be patterns in some of them (the simple doubling of the …

Dirty cloud: warnings over online gaming industry's environmental footprint

Gaming giants scrutinised in the past for using hazardous materials in consoles could soon see their online enterprises put under the microscope<p>The video game industry, while dedicated to delivering hours of thumb-strengthening entertainment, hasn’t always shown a similar verve when it comes to …

Sustainability

Don't buy a Steam Machine

The lines are blurring between gaming PCs and traditional consoles. Valve’s Steam Machines, gaming PCs designed to express the best of both worlds, are ostensibly the prototype for this awesome future, and they’re now available for preorder. Too bad they’re not something you should buy — yet.<p>Valve …

Steam Machines

Marauder's Map Chrome extension pulled down on Facebook's request- Technology News, Firstpost

Facebook has decided to stop Marauder's Map - a Chrome extension that showed your Facebook friends' exact whereabouts.<p>Aran Khanna, a Facebook intern, …

Social Media

The 5 Best Cheap Lenses for Canon DSLRs

You don’t need to spend over $1,000 to get a great lens for your Canon DSLR. Heck, you don’t even need to spend over $400. Canon and third party …

Apple's mystery vans are all about improving Apple Maps

Remember those mystery Apple vans tootling around the States a few months ago? No one was quite sure what they were up to, but it's now become clear …

Google Street View

‘GTA V’ Boss Claims That Full Power Of Consoles Not Yet Realized

For those who play <i>GTA V</i> on console, you might want to take note of what Rockstar’s CEO Strauss Zelnick said concerning the PS4 and Xbox One this week.<p>…

The Witcher

Nintendo NX Console May Run on Android

Nintendo's next console, codenamed the Nintendo NX, may use Google's Android platform as its operating system, according to Japanese newspaper Nikkei.<p>In a recent article from the publication, Nintendo highlighted the fact that third-parties were not able to easily move between developing games for …

This Final Fantasy 7 Ad Reminds Us How Brutal The Console Wars Can Get

Microsoft and Sony have done their share of trash-talking in recent years. However, this <i>Final Fantasy 7</i> ad from 1997 demonstrates that console makers …

Final Fantasy

Nvidia Shield Review: Do You Want An Android TV Game Console?

I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I'm a selfish prick. <i>If</i> you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will make actually games for it -- …

Televisions

13 Disappointing Things About XBox One... And 3 Things That Should Give You Hope

Reading Time: 5 minutes<p>In the wake of February’s uninspiring press conference revealing the Sony PlayStation 4, great hope for the next generation of …

NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station don't need to flick on the TV to help them fall asleep at night. They can just look out the window. This weekend, Commander Terry Virts, who's been aboard the station since November, gave us Earthbound folk a look at just what we're missing. A video …

Space Exploration

Consoles held The Witcher 3's graphics back, but PC gaming is far from cursed

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has finally seen its long-awaited release, and by all accounts, happiness should reign. Instead, its launch has been soured …

The Witcher

Why the DIY smart home revolution won't work

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) is seemingly everywhere – from home improvement to healthcare. The DIY Network is an entire television channel devoted to projects you can do yourself. When a simple search can find pages of Pinterest projects for every room in your house and day of the year, the allure and …

Instagram’s cool questioned as it starts emailing users with ‘Highlights’

Instagram has started sending out ‘Highlights’ emails to some users. The emails, er, ‘highlight’ things they may have missed from accounts that they follow.<p>As TechCrunch’s Josh Constine, who spotted the development, noted, it could help draw lapsed users back to the app.<p>“Some people will surely …

Elon Musk is terrified that Google CEO Larry Page will accidentally create 'evil' robots that take over the world

When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked it up and began reading.<p>2 …

Elon Musk

This Chinese Policeman Built The World's Top Gay Dating App, Now He Wants More International Users

<b>The story has been updated to reflect changes in the print version.</b><p>Portraits of naked young men hang along the stairs to Ma Baoli’s office. Inside is a shirtless picture of Ma himself and the seven other founding members of Danlan.org, the most popular gay discussion forum in China.<p>Ma, who still …

China

Chromecast app update gives a clearer look at your streaming devices

If you're fortunate enough to have more than one Chromecast device at home, you should now have an easier time making sense of your streaming options. Updates to both the Android and iOS Chromecast apps give you a reworked hardware view that gives each device its own card, complete with its current …

Unorthodox Sprite drone tolerates abuse and actually flies

When you picture a consumer drone, something bulky with four or six props <i>à la</i> DJI probably pops to mind. But the folks behind a new model on Kickstarter think that such UAVs have two big problems -- namely, they're hard to carry and break easily if you mess up. They built The Sprite to overcome …

BlackBerry cuts more jobs as it changes its focus from phones

"We continue to grow customer-facing teams around the world, and we continue to invest in bringing in new talent to support areas of strategic focus around software, enterprise, security and the Internet of Things, for example," BlackBerry said in a statement.<p>Last August, BlackBerry CEO John Chen …

Profit

Chrome for Android is now ‘almost entirely open-source,’ letting anyone build a Chromium-based mobile browser

Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open-source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project.<p>Chromium is the …

Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control

Wondering what will happen when Android's Photos app finally makes a clean break from Google+? You should now have a pretty good idea. <i>Android Police</i> has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos app, and it's clear that Google is using the service split as an incentive to shake things up. The …

Xbox Live is down for many, with core services affected (update)

Xbox Live is down for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game consoles, according to Microsoft.<p>The Xbox Live Status page shows that both social and gaming are down on the Xbox 360, and the core services are also limited for both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360 game machines.<p>“We are aware of the …

PS4 the "World's Most Powerful Console" According to New Sony Ad

Sony UK has released a new PlayStation 4 TV ad that does not hold back in boasting about the company's new system, touting it as the "world's most powerful console."<p>The 30-second video hypes three major new and upcoming releases, including Bloodborne, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Batman: Arkham …

Witcher 3's PS4/Xbox One Patch Not Coming This Week

The recently released PC patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which included a long list of fixes and performance optimizations, won't arrive for consoles until next week at the earliest. Developer CD Projekt Red confirmed release timing details and more recently on Twitter.<p>"Not this week. Sorry," …

The Witcher