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Microsoft Augments Reality With Windows Holographic

Microsoft debuted Windows Holographic today, a new augmented reality user interface built directly into Windows 10.<p>Windows Holographic differs from what we’ve seen from virtual reality devices in that it augments the world around you with virtual holograms, rather than take users into entirely …

Augmented Reality

Check out this kid's Super Mario Bros. 4 pitch, and read Nintendo's reaction

In early 1990, an 11 year old Jason Venter sent Nintendo a design document proposing a new entry in the Super Mario Bros. franchise. Twenty-five years later he dug it out for us, along with the reply sent back to him from Nintendo of America HQ.<p>The adorably hand-made design document is 13 pages …

Retrogaming

Dragon Age: Inquisition's tavern songs are available for free

Dragon Age: Inquisition's "tavern songs" have been officially released as a free download from BioWare.<p>The developer will sell these songs starting …

'Anki Drive' Races To Bring Life To Toys

After being revealed on stage at Apple's 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last year Anki Drive has gone from strength to strength. The company has grand ambitions and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures and Two Sigma. In the run up to New York Toy Fair I spoke to Joby Otero, …

Here's how Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings' lantern item works

Ubisoft has now released Assassin's Creed Unity: Dead Kings, a free and meaty add-on that introduces a new location and a couple of new items.<p>But one …

Assassin's Creed

Far Cry 4's Escape from Durgesh Prison breaks out | PC Invasion

The <i>Escape from Durgesh Prison</i> DLC for <i>Far Cry 4</i> has just been released on good behaviour, pleasing anyone who wants some time trial goodness added to …

Hands On With Samsung's 110-inch 8K Glasses-Free 3D TV (My Head Hurts)

If there was a CES 2015 award for Craziest TV That Actually Looks Likely To Go On Sale Eventually, it would surely have been won by Samsung for the 110-inch wide, 8K resolution monster posturing away in one corner of the Korean brand’s CES stand.<p>As well as being larger than most households could …

15 Mind-Blowing Facts About Saudi Arabia

The oil-rich kingdom pushed OPEC, the 12-nation oil cartel, to keep oil production up in order to put price pressure on other major oil producers like the Iran, Russia, and the US.<p>Aside from the oil story, there are many more behind-the-scenes facts about this Middle East powerhouse that many …

Saudi Arabia

Watch This Gamer Power Up With Marriage Proposal At 2015 AGDQ Marathon

During the 2015 Awesome Games Done Quick winter marathon, one gamer walked away with more than an impossibly fast speed-running time.<p>At the end of his <i>Mischief Makers</i> run, gamer Jackafur talked about how 2014 had been a difficult year and how his friends and girlfriend had helped him through …

CES 2015: Intel’s $150 Compute Stick Turns Any HDTV Into A Windows PC

Tiny, cheap, and simple to set up, Intel’s stick PC can make your dumb TV into a full-fledged computer<p>There were some impressively thin laptops and convertibles this year at CES. But the trophy of the tiniest PC has to go to Intel’s just-announced Compute Stick. Despite being just four inches long, …

Lizard Squad used hacked routers to take down Xbox Live and PlayStation Network

How does an unknown hacker crew build up enough power to take down the largest gaming networks in the world? It's a question that many observers have been asking, on the heels of the DDoS attacks that brought down Xbox Live and the PlayStation network on Christmas Day. Today, Brian Krebs has dug up …

One Man’s Obsessive Quest To Wish Everyone In The World A Happy Birthday

Greg May has spent hundreds of thousands of his own dollars to record his unique Happy Birthday song for every name in the world.<p>In 2006, an advertising executive named Greg May sat down, like a few dreamers before him, to write a new happy birthday song. Warner Bros. holds a fishy copyright to the …

Pop Punk

It's 8 Years Since The iPhone Was Unveiled — Look How Terrible The First One Was

It was nothing short of a miracle.<p>Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.<p>Full websites didn't run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile versions of their sites.<p>The iPhone changed everything.<p>And yet the iPhone experience …

50 Cent explains how Star Wars is like lingerie

"Watch this metaphor, it's a little sophisticated."<p>Last year at CES, we talked to 50 Cent at length about SMS Audio, the company he founded in 2011. So for this year, we decided to keep the interview very focused — which is to say, we talked almost exclusively about <i>Star Wars</i>, since one of the …

Second US College Now Offering 'League of Legends' Scholarship

Robert Morris University made headlines around the world when it became the first university to consider video game League of Legends a varsity sport, and in turn offer scholarships to pro players. Now, a second college has followed suit, the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, a small liberal …

Konami explains MGS: The Phantom Pain chicken hat item

Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain includes a chicken hat item that will let you skip sections of the game that you find too tricky.<p>The downside, of …

Phantom Pain

'Dragon Age: Inquisition' Is Beautifully Boring

Dragon Age is not a game that makes sense. For one thing, there are dragons. How do they even fly? Ridiculous. But okay, fine, I’ll go with it. There’s also a hilarious contradiction at the game’s very core: that you, as the main character, are the inquisitor, leader of a sizable military force, …

Roaming CES on ZBoard's second-generation electric skateboard

Has there ever been a product as paradoxical as an electric skateboard? After all, the price and concept can intimidate any amateur, and yet it's this group that would get the biggest benefit out of owning one. It's a tricky tightrope that companies like ZBoard have to walk, creating a product that …

Skateboarding

British and Dutch researchers develop new form of lie-detector test

Police and intelligence agencies around the world have for almost 100 years relied on lie detectors to help convict criminals or unearth spies and traitors.<p>The polygraph is beloved of the movies, with countless dramatic moments showing the guilty sweating profusely as they are hooked up.<p>But the …

Security

How to Watch (And Understand) Some of the World's Fastest Videogame Players

Speedrunning has a vocabulary all its own -- but if you know what you're watching, it can be incredible.<p>Believe it or not, “speedrunning” is something you do while sitting down. And it’s sometimes incredible to watch.<p>At least in the videogame world, speedrunning refers to playing through a game as …

This chair is an invisible gym for your living room

LAS VEGAS — Most people dream of burning calories, as they power through episode after episode of their favorite Netflix show. And if you could do …

Living Rooms

HP debuts virtual reality screens and immersive curved displays

Hewlett-Packard is marching into the 2015 International CES tech trade show in Las Vegas this week with three new types of displays: virtual reality, 4K and 5K high-definition, and curved screens for gamers and professionals.<p>The new monitors show that plenty of innovation is happening in display …

Augmented Reality

CES 2015: MSI's New Mechanical Keyboard Laptop Is Insane

Would you like a kitchen sink with that?<p>Among the products MSI will be launching during CES are a couple of notable new gaming laptops—and at the …

A former intern found the video CNN planned to play at the end of the world

When CNN launched in 1980, founder Ted Turner already knew how it was going to end. "Barring satellite problems, we won't be signing off until the world ends," he reportedly said. "When the end of the world comes, we'll play 'Nearer My God To Thee' before we sign off."<p>According to various rumors …

After Raising $150 Million In Stealth Mode, What The Heck Is Gogoro?

In 2011, Gogoro raised $50 million. Three years later, another $100 million. And yet, no one seems to have any idea what the heck Gogoro does.<p>Until now.<p>Having somehow managed to keep their plans almost entirely under wraps for the last three years, the company is unveiling their first product as …

An exclusive look at Bragi's ambitious smart headphones

Eleven months ago an audacious Kickstarter campaign promised a sports headphone like nothing we'd ever seen before. Bragi's spec sheet for "The Dash" read like a ridiculous wish list. There was touch control, two separate ear buds (that connect to each <i>other</i> wirelessly, as well as to your phone), …

The New 3Doodler 2.0 Is A Streamlined Plastic Squirting Machine

When the first 3Doodler came out it was almost an instant hit. The pen-like plastic extruding system let anyone with a little creativity make fun 3D objects. Now the product just got better.<p>The company has just announced a new version of the device, called the 3Doodler 2.0, on Kickstarter and …

Ubisoft polls public on future Far Cry settings

Would you like Far Cry 5 to include vampires? Or how about a Jurassic Park-style setting filled with huge dinosaurs to hunt?<p>Ubisoft appears to be …

What you need to know about Tor and the hackers targeting it

There are a lot of tools online that claim to offer you total privacy. But when dealing with something like Internet anonymity, it's hard to be …