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Adobe is telling people to stop using Flash

Adobe is finally ready to say goodbye to Flash. In an announcement last night, Adobe said that it will now "encourage content creators to build with new web standards," such as HTML5, rather than Flash. It's also beginning to deprecate the Flash name by renaming its animation app to Animate CC, …

14 high-tech gifts to buy the hardcore gamer in your life

From a leather gaming chair with a subwoofer to a noise-cancelling gaming headset, Business Insider UK has compiled the best gift for hardcore gamers.

Apple offers kids free ‘Hour of Code’ programming classes

Apple is once again supporting Code.org’s “Hour of Code” initiative by offering a range of workshops and other special events for kids aged 6 and above at Apple Stores around the world.<p>Other participating tech companies include Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. Apple is presenting a range of …

Woah! Minecraft's got a virtual phone that lets you make real calls

The level of creativity and innovation in Minecraft was already impressive, but now it’s been taken to a whole new level. Verizon has jus revealed that it’s created a way for users to make a working cellphone in the game.<p>Yes, you can order some takeaway, catch up with your mom, or even send a …

Minecraft

Playing these 6 video games could help improve your problem-solving skills

"My number one goal in life is to see a game designer nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize," McGonigal writes on her website.<p>She tells Business Insider she wants people to realize that games can be "powerful tools to improve our attention, our mood, our cognitive strengths, and our relationships."<p>And …

Top Ten Best-Selling Games in the US for October 2015

The NPD Group has released its monthly report for October 2015, detail the top-selling new, physical games at retail in the United States. Unsurprisingly, Halo 5: Guardians, the first original Halo game for Xbox One, came out on top.<p>Trailing behind that was NBA 2K16 (last year's game, 2K15, was the …

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Virtual reality gets jolt with YouTube app, free Google Cardboard

Get ready for VR to be a hot topic as more than 1 million New York Times subscribers get Google Cardboard. Also: YouTube's Android app now supports VR video, and Samsung Gear VR prepares to land next month.

Virtual Reality

Skip YouTube search results and launch videos instantly with this Chrome extension

It’s odd that Google hasn’t brought the beloved ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button from its search engine to YouTube. Clicking it instead of the ‘search’ button automatically takes you to the first search result.<p>YouTube’s now pretty good with search, to the point that you almost never have to scroll …

Google

Nissan's Full Display Mirror lets racers see through solid objects

When your race car doesn't have a rear window, and your side mirrors aren't providing much help, it's up to camera technology to fill in the gaps.<p>Usually, technology created for motorsport tends to trickle its way downward to regular passenger cars -- high-end carbon-ceramic brakes are an excellent …

Le Mans

Augmented reality device turns your arm into a keyboard

Japanese electronics maker NEC has unveiled a unique input mechanism that allows you to type on your arm using augmented reality.<p>The system is called …

Google to talk AI ethics with top minds in the industry

Shutterstock<p>To some it’s scary and to others it’s exciting, but the scientific consensus is that artificial intelligence will have a drastic impact on humanity, probably within our lifetimes.<p>What exactly that will look like is a debated range of sci-fi scenarios. Stephen Hawking made waves when he …

Artificial Intelligence

Live the VR dream with the Homido Virtual Reality Headset

We’ve all dreamed of a future where our games and movie experiences are fully immersive, a virtual reality adventure to bring you inside the action. The sci-fi daydream is now a surprisingly affordable reality with the Homido Virtual Reality Headset, now $69.95 – that’s 30 percent off the MSRP from …

MIT’s experimental 3D-printed sneaker shape-shifts to fit your foot

At the moment, 3D printing is still mostly about experimentation. While it hasn’t quite taken off to revolutionize the way consumer products are made just yet, it does offer a lot of exciting, innovative ideas, especially in the realm of sneakers.<p>MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab, a group focused on research …

3D Printing

Coding bootcamps are replacing computer science degrees

In recent years, a growing number of coding boot camps have helped address the large gap between available software engineering positions and qualified candidates to fill them. Coding bootcamps have been so successful that observers have wondered whether these programs are beginning to replace …

Online Education

Xbox One Boss on Halo 5 -- "Nice to See Halo Multiplayer Doing So Well Again"

A year ago this month, Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched on Xbox One and struggled mightily out of the gate with widespread server and connectivity issues. Microsoft apologized repeatedly for these problems, ultimately labeling the game a "black eye" for developer 343 Industries. Things …

Halo

Halo 5 Map Being Removed Due to Exploits

As part of a new Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer update released today, November 6, developer 343 Industries has pulled the Orion map from all playlists. The studio is doing this to remove exploits and make "additional improvements" to it. The developer didn't say when Orion will be brought back into …

Halo

Black Ops 3 Nuketown Map is UK Exclusive at Retailer GAME

<b>[Update]</b>As noted by Eurogamer, since the publication of this story Activision has altered its official Black Ops 3 website to reflect that the Nuketown map is a pre-order exclusive at GAME.<p>The website now states "Players who pre-ordered or pre-purchased through participating retailers prior to the …

Call of Duty

We turned on the Nintendo PlayStation: It's real and it works

When a mysterious "Nintendo PlayStation" prototype with both an SNES cartridge slot and a CD drive made the rounds back in July, many remained skeptical. Not even Sony PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, wanted to confirm its authenticity. Or perhaps he just didn't want to …

Nintendo's PlayStation Shown Off, Actually Powers Up

When images of the fabled "Nintendo Play Station" console made the rounds over the summer, not everyone believed that the prototype console was actually real, but instead an elaborate hoax. It no longer seems that way, as the ultra-rare console--created as part of a failed partnership between …

Gaming

Halo 5 Dev Reveals New DLC, Responds to Aiming Concerns, Teases Xbox One Controller Options

343 Industries has provided a "sneak peek" at the new content coming to its record-setting Halo 5: Guardians and responded to concerns some players had about the shooter's new aiming mechanics.<p>In a blog post, 343 said the next Halo 5 "content drop" will arrive in "just over a week." Arguably its …

Halo