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Inside India’s race to cool 1.3 billion people in a warming world

How do you cool 7.5 billion people on a warming planet?<p>When Rutam Vora was growing up in Vadodara, a city of about 2 million people near the western coast of India, his parents kept cool each summer by drenching bedsheets in water and hanging them in the windows of their house. When the scorching …

China’s smash-hit mobile game is going West without many of its Chinese elements

Launched in 2015, Honor of Kings is a multiplayer online battle game similar to <i>League of Legends</i>, but for mobile phones. About 55 million people are playing HoK <i></i>daily in China, making it the world’s top-grossing mobile game (paywall) in the first quarter of this year. Now Chinese tech giant Tencent, …

PC Gaming Weekly: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds could still get much bigger

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the biggest PC game in the world right now. Of course, that’s not exactly true because more people are still playing Dota 2 or League of Legends, but this is the closest any game has come in a while to getting into the conversation with those perennial champs.<p>Last …

Gaming

Coca Cola’s Alban Dechelotte: “It’s Natural to Celebrate eSports Fans no differently than any other Passion Point.”

Portada talked to Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager at The Coca-Cola Company, about why brands should start investing in …

These Are the Quietest Places in New York City

Find some rare peace at these public oases in the city that never sleeps<p>New York is known for its hustle and bustle, but a little slowdown can be welcome. Though one can't truly avoid the crowds, car horns, and chatter of 8.4 million neighbors, there are certainly some places to find refuge. <i>AD</i> …

The Arts

New Yorkers On What Surprised Them Most About Moving Here

If you've never lived in—or even been to—New York City before, you probably have a lot of misconceptions about what it's really like, and the truth …

New York City

Razer Wants to Pay You to Play Games

Earnings are doubled for the first two weeks of the program.<p>Razer announced a new "Paid to Play" initiative today. Launching games through its Razer …

This gorgeous floating park reopens in New York this spring

There are plenty of beautiful NYC parks in the city, but this is the first (and the only) one that floats!<p>You might be familiar with this …

Twitch goes after Steam with direct game sales

Five percent of sales will go to the streamers and buyers get "Twitch Crate" perks.<p>Twitch has a dilemma -- it can get you fired up about a game, but then you've got to head off to Steam or another site when it comes time to buy (insert sad trombone sound). However, the Amazon-owned streaming outfit …

Someone has made the most peaceful-looking video game we've ever seen, and it's literature nerd paradise

An action-packed video game like <i>Assassin’s Creed</i> or <i>Call of Duty</i> sends players on secret missions and bloody battles. <i>The Sims</i> is all about power and …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Samsung Wants To Turn Augmented Reality Into The OS Of Your Life

Imperfect as it may be, Samsung has shared a conceivable vision of how phones, desktops, AR, and VR could mix.<p>Google Glass and the Apple Watch have both flopped for the same two reasons. First, neither is very attractive. Second, neither proved as essential as the phone that’s already in your …

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The FBI rejected a recent White House request to publicly knock down media reports about communications between Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence during the 2016 presidential campaign, multiple US officials briefed on the matter tell CNN.<p>But a White …

The White House

Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands

Amazon's amazing Alexa AI assistant keeps getting smarter and smarter. Here are 18 dumb ways you can waste all that wonderful computing power.<p><b>VIDEO:</b> …

The PS4 will soon support external drives and 3D movies in VR

You'll also be able to set in-game screenshots as your wallpaper.<p>It's been a little while since we last saw an update for the PlayStation 4, but that doesn't mean Sony hasn't been hammering away on new tweaks for the console. Today, the company unveiled plans for its version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke) …

How indie game 'TumbleSeed' made it to the Nintendo Switch

'We cold-called them.'<p>Greg Wohlwend is an accomplished independent game designer and artist whose résumé includes critically acclaimed mobile titles <i>Threes</i>, <i>Ridiculous Fishing</i> and <i>Puzzlejuice</i>. His games tend to be whimsical and playful, and his latest project, <i>TumbleSeed</i>, is no different in this regard.<p>…

Indie Gaming

“I didn’t know Sketch could do that!”

Sketch Tutorials<p>Here are some tricks for enhancing your Sketch workflow and impressing your designer friends at the coffee shop<p>If I type too much up …

Discovering the Lost Coast of Queens

A wave, of the development kind, finally seems to be forming along the edge of Queens where Astoria meets the East River.<p>Hoping to turn a long-isolated shoreline with panoramic views of Manhattan into a gold coast, developers are at work on a batch of high-end rental complexes that will add pools …

Cover your PlayStation 4 Pro in this real wood paneling, because you’re classy as hell

When I was a kid, consoles weren’t all plastic gray or black boxes. Instead, manufacturers made their plastic look like wood because we were still figuring out aesthetics in the ’70s and ’80s. And now you can give one of your modern systems a wooden makeover.<p>Toast, a company that specializes in …

PS4 Pro

Rainbow Six Siege Is Free To Play On PS4, Xbox One, And PC Starting Today

Curious about Rainbow Six Siege but not sure if you want to buy it? A free version of the team-based shooter is available from today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.<p>As announced previously, it comes with all the maps, modes, and characters in the full version. Additionally, the game is marked …

Nintendo: 100 games now in development for Switch

From 70 publishers<p>The long-term survival of a gaming console is contingent upon a steady stream of games without long gaps, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told investors this week, adding that there are now more than 100 titles in development for Nintendo’s upcoming Switch console.<p>Those …

Last Chance To Get These Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games

It's the final day of January, so it's is your last chance to pick up some of January 2017's free Games With Gold titles before they return to their normal prices.<p>You have the rest of the day to grab Deathtrap: World of Van Helsing on Xbox One, while now is your last chance to grab the excellent …