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5 Topics For…E3

Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are among the biggest companies expected to attend E3 this week. The important gaming conference, which takes place in Los Angeles, hosts developers, fans and companies for demos, annoucements and press events. The expected showing of Oculus Rift is getting much of the …

Crunchyroll, Other TV and Movie Apps Now Available on Xbox One

Microsoft says HBO GO is coming soon.<p>Microsoft has launched three new apps for the Xbox One today, including popular anime streaming service …

Does It Make Sense To Own A Piece Of Ferrari?

Their signature red, beautifully-designed bodies turn heads at red carpet events. Their engines are constructed to emit some of the most pleasing sounds on earth as you accelerate down the road. Their posters dot the walls of children’s bedrooms and man-caves alike, equally coveted but rarely …

Lighter Than Air? Toyota's Quixotic Plan To Sell Hydrogen Cars Feels Almost Real

“They are not out of the race. They are a viable alternative to other zero-emission vehicle technologies,” Wolf-Henning Scheider of Bosch told Reuters last week in Berlin. He was talking about hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, the long dreamed of cars of the future. And yesterday, Toyota unwrapped one …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Live and in the Metal!

Ford’s choice of venue for unveiling the new Shelby GT350 Mustang couldn’t have been more appropriate: Shelby International, the house that Carroll built. Flanked by six original GT350s—Ol’ Shel’s lightweight, high-revving road racers—the newest Mustang’s debut wasn’t just an unveiling. It was a …

Come watch the fastest ever speedrun of Doom 2

<i>Doom 2</i> was the first game that timed players as they finished levels, and the game also allowed you to share your recorded demos. This means that the speedrun community, which arguably began with the game, became very competitive very quickly. It's been years since anyone has improved the best time …

Three years later, Batman: Arkham City reveals one more Easter egg

More than three years after it launched, another Easter egg has been discovered in <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>, and it's another cryptic conversation with Calendar Man, one that seems to portend the end of the series.<p>Rewind: In <i>Batman: Arkham City</i>, visiting Calendar Man in his cell on a particular day — St. …

Dealing with pirates? Give them free copies of your game

<i>This War of Mine</i> launched on Nov. 14, and of course just as quickly it was placed on The Pirate Bay for anyone to download and play without paying. Piracy remains a huge, widespread problem in the world of PC gaming, but developer 11 bit studios responded by ... offering the pirates legit copies of …

Cyanogen's next stop is India

The Android mod-maker inks a deal to come preinstalled on new Micromax phones<p>Cyanogen, the company that makes the popular Cyanogenmod Android Firmware and that started making its own version of that for new phones last year, is now back for more. Today it's announcing a new deal with Indian …

'Far Cry 4' Getting Fatal Error Messages On PS3

It’s been a rough few weeks for AAA games. Nearly every major game launched this holiday season has hit store shelves riddled with some kind of terrible problem, ranging from server issues, to lag, to the broader malady known as “being a complete and total mess.” Next up on the list is Ubisoft’s …

Android Auto Starts The Engine For Developers

Google has begun letting third-party developers build apps for Android Auto, with the release of a new set of APIs for its in-car software platform. The initial set of APIs out the door support audio and messaging apps, similar to the launch set of features being offered by Apple with CarPlay.<p>The …

People Are Already Talking About the iPhone 7

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Apple releases WatchKit allowing developers to prepare for Apple Watch

Apple has officially announced the availability of WatchKit, the software tools that developers will use for creating software for the Apple Watch coming in 2015. The company revealed last month that the SDK, or software development kit, would be released sometime this month. Apple says WatchKit …

Microsoft puts Docker on Windows clients

Microsoft said today that users can now run Docker inside a Windows machine and manage Linux-based containers with the new Docker Command Line …

Nearly Half Of The Operation Onymous Takedowns Were Scam Or Clone Sites

While the FBI was able to take down a number of popular Dark Web sites including the Silk Road 2, it seems the wide-ranging attacks targeted mostly fake sites.<p>Friend of TC Nik Cubrilovic has taken a closer look at the sites the FBI attacked and found that 153 of the 276 them were spam sites or …

BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat

BuzzFeed is a modern media empire that moves, or at least tries to move, with the times. The company was initially famous for its easily shareable stories and listicles, but these days it is more sophisticated than that, mixing Pulitzer Prize winning authors and serious journalism with the cats, …

I Was Assaulted For Wearing Google Glass In The Wrong Part Of San Francisco

A colleague and I had just finished covering a march in protest of a Google employee who had recently evicted several tenants after buying and moving into a home in the area.<p>After more than an hour spent working on the story in a coffee shop, I arranged my laptop, camera, and notes in my backpack. …

Sprint will pay you to switch from a rival carrier to its Framily plan

T-Mobile may have stolen the spotlight earlier this year by paying customers to switch, but it looks like Sprint is cooking up a similar deal in response. An <i>S4GRU</i> leak has revealed a Sprint promo that will pay you to switch from a competitor to the carrier's Framily plan between April 4th and May …

See Zero-Gravity Juice-Making Courtesy Oscar-Winning VFX Shop Framestore

For this spot the Oscar-winning crew behind Alfonso Cuarón’s 2013 space odyssey went 35,000 feet in the air to then drop 24,000 feet to create …

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 With New Action Center, Cortana, Start Screen Improvements

As expected, Microsoft debuted the Windows Phone 8.1 update, previously internally known as “blue,” this morning at its Build developer conference in San Francisco.<p>The software will roll out to consumers over the next few months. For new devices, Windows Phone 8.1 will come pre-installed on new …

Samsung promises truly flexible electronics sooner with graphene breakthrough

Graphene. It was going to reinvigorate the electronics industry. Better than silicon, flexible yet more durable than steel and with high heat conduction, it all sounded like The Dream for thinner components and wearables.. but it kinda faded away. Well, it's back, according to Samsung. In a …

A Google Glass App For Doctors To Stream Video Of Patients To Consult Other Doctors

Beam, a secure Google Glass platform that allows health care providers to share images, text, video and location, was developed by Siddiqui and her …

Microsoft’s OneNote Flies To Top Of The Mac App Store

OneNote for Mac has become most popular free Mac app in the App Store in a single day, besting OS X update Mavericks, which was released in October.<p>The app is now available across both major PC platforms and all three mobile platforms for free.<p>Response has been strong so far. Racking up more than …

Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline

Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents underpinning Siri. <i>TechCrunch</i> reports that Novauris' experts are already working inside Apple to …

Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in just 22 days

One of Project Loon's hot air balloons just completed a journey 'round the world, but unlike Vernes' Phileas Fogg who took 80 days to do so, Google's creation took but a mere 22 days. That far exceeds Mountain View's expectations (the team thought it would take around 33 days), all thanks to data …

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 'Geek' bundle includes free Xbox controller and games

If you've considered the Surface Pro 2 to be more than just a portable workstation, then Microsoft's latest tablet bundle might pique your interest. In collaboration with online culture show <i>Geek & Sundry</i>, the company has quietly pushed live a new gaming deal on its virtual store in the US and …

BMW’s Best City Commuter Has Two Wheels, Costs $10K

Amid all the hype surrounding BMW’s new carbon-fiber i3 city car and the technical magic it brings to the electric-car segment, BMW quietly rolled out what is undoubtedly its best solution so far to urban gridlock. This BMW can park on a sidewalk, can flit easily between lines of stopped cars in …

Electric karting hits the streets of downtown Vancouver

Green racing, right through downtown.<p>It's not the kind of city you'd normally associate with motorsport. Vancouver is best known for outdoor living, congestion, and maybe cycling. Yet this is the birthplace of CART champion Greg Moore and GT3-winner and performance instructor Ross Bentley. There's …

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