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105-inch curved Ultra HD televisions announced by both Samsung and LG

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner, which means it's time for companies to show off some of the most extravagant — and least practical — televisions out there. LG has announced that at CES 2014 it's going to be revealing a 105-inch curved Ultra HD television, what the …

Explore Blaine County in new GTA 5 tourism video

What is there to do in GTA 5's Blaine County, AKA everything in the game that isn't Los Santos? Let Duane Earl of Blaine County Talk Radio extoll the …

Internet Of Things Project “Hello Lamp Post” Was A Huge Success

Hello Lamp Post, an interactive art project-slash-game that allowed passersby in Bristol to converse via SMS message with postboxes and other objects, has finished. The two-month installation, which wrapped up on Sunday, was so successful that it is traveling to Brazil next year, and may even be a …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

Microsoft details a faster, more powerful SmartGlass experience for Xbox One

SmartGlass, which enabled Microsoft's Xbox 360 to communicate with mobile devices, came relatively late in the console's life cycle. But Xbox One has been designed to maximize interplay with your Windows, Android, and iOS hardware, Microsoft revealed today. The company is sharing new details on …

Verizon's blue HTC One trickling out to Best Buy stores starting today

See that? It's an HTC One, programmed for use on Verizon's airwaves, and it's <i>blue</i>. Moreover, it's at Best Buy, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to pick one up yourself as early as tonight. If you'll recall, we had heard that Sprint was aiming to ship the aforesaid device on September 10th, but …

Microsoft's mind-blowing IllumiRoom Xbox projector costs too much to release

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox coffee table projector concept earlier this year, but it's unlikely to see a release any time soon. After previously describing IllumiRoom — an augmented reality projector that expands content onto living room walls — as "just research," Microsoft now says cost is an …

HTC's Butterfly s gets official Hello Kitty makeover

Last week, an HTC Butterfly s leaked out sporting Hello Kitty colors, and our Chinese sister site has now had a chance to play with one, in the fur. The celebrated feline's bow is now butterfly-shaped, of course, and it comes with kitty flight attendant and pilot figures wearing EVA Air uniforms, …

Google Glass Isn’t Coming To Best Buy Next Year, And It Won’t Cost $299

Even though Google Glass is out in the wild and on the heads of around 10,000 people, there are still plenty of questions about it. For a long time now, we’ve heard that Glass would retail for $299. And earlier this week, unofficial Glass evangelist Robert Scoble put a bit more oil on the fire when …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

It's up to Apple now to top or debunk the flood of iPhone 5S rumors, but many of the rumors seem credible.<p>We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days …

iPhone

ZopNow Takes a Crack at Online Grocery

Image: Sudhanva Atri for Forbes India<p>Bal Krishn Birla (left) and Mukesh Singh, Zopnow founders, at their warehouse in Bangalore<p>“Don’t forget to get …

eCommerce

Samsung could beat Apple’s smart watch to market with a Sept. 4 unveiling

Samsung has been teasing some new product releases for a September 4 event called Samsung Unpacked, and the fan site SamMobile, citing an anonymous source, reports that one of the things Samsung will unveil is a “Galaxy Gear” smart watch that will act as a companion to Samsung’s Galaxy phones. …

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Comic creator James OBarr discusses The Crow reboot

<i>Total Film</i> <b>magazine issue 210 is the ultimate comic-book movie preview, featuring a roster of amazing exclusives and full Comic-Con 2013 …

Comics

Microsoft has "no plans" to release Xbox One without Kinect

Microsoft is not currently considering releasing an Xbox One without the Kinect, a representative for the company told GameSpot today.<p>"We have no plans to introduce an Xbox One without Kinect. We believe in Kinect and the value it brings to both games and entertainment, and believe $499 is a great …

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Microsoft wants everyone to make games (or apps) for Xbox One (interview)

Earlier today, Microsoft revealed it will allow indie developers to publish their own games on the upcoming Xbox One console (due out in November). On the new platform, the company will be abandoning its Xbox 360 policy that required independent studios to partner up with publishers.<p>Microsoft is …

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Microsoft Has One Last Policy Change For The Xbox One, Self-Publishing

Microsoft made headlines last month when they changed nearly every controversial aspect about the Xbox One after a disastrous showing at E3. They eliminated an internet connection requirement and officially lifted all sanctions on the resale of used games, putting the system on equal footing with …

As Xbox One Looks More Like PS4, Sony Still Has One Key Advantage

The Xbox One keeps changing. After Microsoft previously announced that all developers would need to find publishers for their Xbox One games — effectively shutting down the burgeoning indie gaming scene — it has now walked back and announced that self-publishing is allowed after all, the company …

Battlefield 4 review

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable--YouTube is filled with clips …

Microsoft's Gamescom event set for Aug. 20

Microsoft will host a Showcase Event at Gamescom 2013 on Aug. 20, where specifics of the company's self-publishing policies for Xbox One will be disclosed.<p>Microsoft corporate vice presidents Phil Spencer and Phil Harrison will co-host the event, which will take place at Dock One in Cologne, …

Xbox One Vs. PS4 Launch Title Line-Up

<i>Both the Xbox One and PS4 have a lot of exclusives in the works. Here are the ones coming during the systems’ launch.</i><p>Both the Xbox One from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 from Sony have a number of exclusive games you won’t be able to get anywhere else.<p>Both consoles have even more content that will …

Best Buy back to school sale discounts Ni No Kuni, The Walking Dead and more

Best Buy launched the second round of its Back to School sale, offering discounts on more than a dozen video games including <i>Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, The Walking Dead</i> and <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3</i> until Aug. 3.<p>The sale includes free shipping on all items, except for <i>Ni No Kuni: Wrath</i> …

Xbox 360 developers able to self-publish this August - Report

Independent game developers will soon be able to publish Xbox Live Arcade games on the Xbox 360 without the need for a third-party publisher, Polygon has reported.<p>According to Polygon, developer FarSight Studios made the announcement in a newsletter, stating, "Microsoft has just announced that …

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Deadpool 2 finds its Cable in Josh Brolin - yup, Cable and Thanos are now the same person

Look, I know you're getting tired of the Deadpool 2 Cable casting rumors. Everyone from Keira Knightley to Stephen Lang to Brad Pitt has had their …

Atlas Virtual Reality Turns Any Room Into A Holodeck You Can Run Around In

Archenemies for decades, video games and exercise are about to unite. Atlas is a cheap, new “walk-around” virtual reality system that uses markers you put on the ground to track your movements as you play with an Oculus Rift headset. Protagonist is Kickstarting Atlas to get real-space VR into the …

Microsoft prices Xbox One acessories

<b>Microsoft has priced a number of its Xbox One accessories in the US.</b><p>A controller will cost US$59.99, while the Play and Charge rechargeable battery …

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