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Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

Candy Crush Saga reaches new heights as designer explains its success

Candy Crush Saga has dominated the mobile charts and our finger touches during the past year as the world’s most popular mobile game.<p>It’s a simple “match 3” game akin to Bejeweled, where you line up three pieces of like-colored candy in a row to trigger a cascade of matches. It’s an addictive game …

These little stickers make crafty working circuits

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: chibitronics<p>Simple circuits are, well, simple, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always perfect. To transform …

Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s job-crushing drones and robot armies: They’re coming for your job next

It’s inescapable: We’ll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?<p>Alienation comes easy when you stumble into the glare of a modern airport off a red-eye flight. Bleary-eyed after three hours of fitful sleep, unready for the dawn, I did not know what …

3D print extra-tall models with the Deltaprintr

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Deltaprintr<p>“Delta” style 3D printers are among the most elegant in the 3D printing world. They’re tall, adaptable and …

Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs

Good morning and how do you do? Do you enjoy all of your limbs and organs? Good! Keep them healthy because these Dystopian War Robots are sure to want them when they come to power.<p>To begin with, we present the two-armed worker robot from Seiko Epson. Designed to work a great deal like the …

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch 2.0 puts full Android phone on your wrist (pictures)

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Play-i Raises $1.4M From The Crowd For Toy Robots That Make Programming Kid-Friendly, Comes To Stores Near You Next Summer

If we’re going to prepare future generations for an increasingly technical world (and workforce) ahead, then we need to teach them computer science and engineering. To some, that may sound like a no-brainer, but to the American educational system, where nine out of ten schools don’t offer …

Bloc Party’s lead singer is releasing a 3D printed record, and so can you

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Signe Brewster<p>What can you do with a 3D printer?<p>It’s a question I hear a lot, and there are many answers. But the most …

Watch out, Google. Vuzix smart glasses sell for $1,000

Now available for preorder, Vuzix's high-tech specs undercut Google Glass by $500.<p>Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.<p>Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the …

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Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

Android 4.4.1 shows signs that mirroring to Chromecast is coming soon

So far, the ability to wirelessly stream the display of an Android phone or tablet to your TV has been limited to solutions like Miracast, but information spotted by Cyanogen Inc. cofounder Koushik Dutta suggests that will change soon. Dutta, who has been working on a similar feature (embedded …

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

<b></b>Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you’ve probably been photographed without your knowledge.<p>The presence of surveillance cameras is becoming a growing norm in public spaces. For example, currently in the United Kingdom, there are an estimated 4.2 million cameras —some even with …

Quadrocopter drone recovers from failures without skipping a beat (video)

Quadrocopter drones are capable of some incredible acrobatics, but they seldom handle failure all that gracefully. ETH Zurich's Mark Mueller is tackling this problem through a new failsafe algorithm that gives these flying robots a better chance of survival. As you'll see in a video demo after the …