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Turkish Mine Explosion: Angry Protests As Death Toll Rises

The death toll in the coal mine explosion in Turkey keeps rising, and anger over the incident has spread around the country. Thousands of people staged protests after a speech from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in which he suggested such accidents are unavoidable.<p>Officials say at least 282 …

The Oculus Rift Will Battle PS4 And Xbox One At E3

Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo….Oculus? It’s no surprise that Oculus VR has just announced they’ll be bringing the Oculus Rift to E3, as they’ve had a presence at many, many gaming events to date, and E3 will be a can’t-miss for them.<p>But now, the situation is different. The Oculus Rift is no longer just …

Electronic Arts is exploring virtual reality

When you're the CEO of the second largest video game publisher in the world, people have a tendency to take what you say seriously. Case in point, Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson recently revealed his company's plans for virtual reality. At a South by Southwest panel, Wilson said that his company is …

Nintendo's Plan to Quietly Kill the Wii U

The Wii U is performing dismally at retail. It's the depressing reality in which we live, and one that has caused us to think up ways to improve the console's fate. What if Nintendo no longer bundled it with the expensive GamePad? Or partnered with outside studios willing to create exclusive games …

Here’s the first unofficial Steam Box unboxing

Steam Box tester and YouTube user Corey Nelson released a video of himself unboxing the console prototype.<p>The system, packaged in a simple brown crate, comes with the beta controller, manuals, HDMI and USB cables, a power cord, a wi-fi antenna and a recovery USB key. You can watch the video above …

What's in the box? Valve ships the prototype Steam Machine

Valve has shipped both Steam Machine and Steam Controller prototypes to its beta testers, packed in some very impressive boxes.<p><b>The prototype of</b> …

Xbox One and Xbox 360 getting original TV shows by early 2014

Microsoft will begin introducing its planned original TV shows to Xbox One and Xbox 360 come the first quarter of 2014, the company's televsion executive Nancy Tellem told Variety.<p>According to Tellem, as of yet unspecified programming will begin airing through Xbox Live during "the first quarter, …

How To Win A Trampoline War, According To Science

A study from the Ohio State University looks into the physics of bouncing on trampolines.<p>Before Alison Sheets was an assistant professor at Ohio State University, she was a competitive gymnast who knew her way around a trampoline. Over dinner one day, she began explaining the dynamics of trampoline …

Skype is Evaluating Adding Typing Suppression Feature

At a press event in Stockholm, Sweden today, Skype confirmed it is evaluating the addition of a typing suppression feature to its desktop clients that will automatically filter the sound of your fingers hitting the keys. Unfortunately, the Microsoft-owned company isn’t ready to ship the …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

How Video Games Are Getting Inside Your Head — And Wallet

<i>This week on All Tech,</i> we're exploring kids and technology <i>with posts and radio pieces about raising digital natives. Share your thoughts and ideas in the comments, by</i> email <i>or</i> tweet.<p>Max Kelmon, 13, has his own little version of a man cave in Palo Alto, Calif. Behind the family kitchen in a converted …

Nintendo To Focus On New Games, May Outsource HD Remakes To Partners

Nintendo doesn’t plan on making any more HD remakes of its first party classics, despite the success of <i>Wind Waker HD</i>.<p>However, the company may contract development out to third parties.<p>Nintendo chief game designer Shigeru Miyamoto says more remakes would likely come from Nintendo’s development …

Google Glass to get upgrade, will fit prescription glasses

Existing Google Glass Explorers will be able to trade in their Google Glass for an updated model that can fit prescription glasses and</b> …

7 Must-have Apps for Audio Lovers

Are you someone who constantly has your ear buds on?<p>Do you love listening to music, audio books, or podcasts while driving or working out?<p>Well, here are seven awesome iPhone apps to fill your ear buds with energizing music, educational audio books, or funny podcasts all day long.<p>1. Umano (free)<p>If …

Apps

Google Autocompletes The World’s Opinion Of Women–And It’s Not Pretty

Here’s one easy way to determine how rampant sexism is across the globe: run a Google search. To prove that masses of Internet users have worrying opinions on what women should–or cannot–do, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) tested the search …

Ogilvy & Mather

The End of the Wii and What It Means for Nintendo

Looking back at a system ahead of its time<p>Nintendo will no longer manufacture the Wii, and the company may stop selling the system entirely. With the …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Fitness Technology

After 6 years, Anki launches slot car game with artificial intelligence

Anki was born six years ago from frustration with the failures of robotics. The company’s founders were robot experts at Carnegie Mellon University, and they saw that most artificial intelligence applications came from the government and industrial sectors. But few robot applications succeed in …

Microsoft: Xbox One and PC cross-platform play "makes sense"

Cross-platform play between consoles like the Xbox One and PC "makes sense," according to Microsoft corporate vice president Phil Spencer. Speaking with AusGamers, the executive said such a connected ecosystem is in fact where he believes the industry is headed.<p>"I’m not allowed to leak things," …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Mar<p>5<p>Mon<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Mar<p>6<p>Tue<p>Eric Johnsonwith original band members Tommy Taylor & Kyle Brock plus Special Guest Arielle<p>Rams Head …

Is A 'League of Legends' Digital Card Game Coming?

With other huge IPs and brands getting into the digital card game arena, will <b>League of Legends</b> be next to toss its hat into the ring? Over the weekend, <b>Riot Games CEO Marc Merrill’s Twitter account</b> was allegedly hacked. The perpetrator used this time to tweet out tons of images and some vague …

SNES classic 'Final Fantasy VI' comes to iOS and Android this year

It may have seemed inevitable given prior form, but it's good news nonetheless — <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, one of the most well-regarded entries in the classic Japanese RPG series, will be joining the previous five games on iOS and Android this winter. The news comes courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i>, who spoke to Square …

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Space Science

League of Legends World Championship Shows The Highs And Hurdles Of eSports

Hundreds of hours of gameplay came down to a scant ninety minutes last night as Korea’s SK Telecom T1 took down China’s Royal Club to secure their first League of Legends World Championship and a million dollar first prize provided by Riot Games.<p>The Chinese champions were favored to win by all the …

Trainer uses Master Ball to catch common Pokemon

“I ran into a Rattata in the grass, and I’m trying to complete my Pokedex, so I figured it’d be an easy catch,” Basil told reporters. “I nearly …

Pokémon

Xbox streaming service called Rio - Report

GameSpot sister site CNET has heard from a source that Microsoft's recently revealed cloud-powered streaming service is called Rio. Its former codename was Ridgeway, another source said.<p>During Microsoft meetings last week, the company reportedly demonstrated Halo 4being streamed to a Surface tablet …

Halo 3 free for Xbox Live Gold members in October

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can download a copy of <i>Halo 3</i> for free starting Oct. 16, Microsoft announced today. The Bungie-developed shooter is one of two games being given away next month as part of Xbox's "Games with Gold" promotion.<p><i>Halo 3</i> will be preceded by Capy Games' <i>Might & Magic: Clash of</i> …

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

Users say the operating system's new parallax and zoom features are causing them to experience some motion sickness.<p>At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the …

iOS