Chris Tirado

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS release date set for 2014, also Mega Man

Popular<p>New on Netflix<br>• Amazon Prime Day 2018 Game Deals<br>• Fortnite Season 5<br>• Incredibles 2 Review<p>News<p>The Blue Bomber is ready to brawl

Why everything geeks think they know about Kickstarter is wrong

Kickstarter has been described as the Home Shopping Network for geeks—picture an online version of the Sharper Image catalog and an investment platform for tech startups having a baby. But this is the wrong way to think about Kickstarter, because the site’s founders have actually shied away from …

Startups

Viewpoint: Mars - what we've learnt in five years

Read Dr Tom Pike's Phoenix mission blog<p><b>On 25 May, it will be five years since Nasa's robotic spacecraft Phoenix touched down in the Martian "arctic". Here, Dr Tom Pike, one of the mission scientists on Phoenix, explains what we've learnt about the Red Planet in that time.</b><p>I'm tightly sandwiched …

Microscopy

Xbox One games will require regular authentication checks, used games won't have a fee

The Xbox One will not require gamers to pay a fee to reactivate a used game, but it will require a regular online spot check to verify the authenticity of games being played, according to sources familiar with the system.<p>While an internet connection will be required for the console, the company is …

Source: Xbox One's Heart-Sensing Tech Not Microsoft's Idea

One of the more unexpected capabilities that Microsoft has baked into the forthcoming Xbox One is the new Kinect sensor’s ability to read your heart rate, which it does optically using a system similar to (or even based on) <i>Eulerian Video Magnification,</i> which is a method of taking standard video …

Microsoft Reveals The Xbox One

Microsoft promises the Xbox One will be more than just a game console, but a "living room" with a TV tuner and cable box. Users will be able to switch between watching TV and gaming instantly through the Kinect device.