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Google's beautiful new free font covers 800+ languages

In an effort to make it easier for people from all over the world to create and share information in their language of choice, Google has created Noto, a massive open source font family that spans more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters.<p>That covers every single symbol in the Unicode standard …

Typography

HTC Vive against a green screen shows what VR worlds really look like

It's hard to convey what's going on inside a VR headset. Even if you can put a smoothed-out 2D image on a second screen for the benefit of onlookers, they won't get the sense of immersion that comes from having head-tracked screens blasting images into your eyeballs. How can you show off what it …

Virtual Reality

We Saw the First Episode of Marvel's Jessica Jones and Now We Want More

Netflix and Marvel’s <i>Jessica Jones</i> showed its first episode at a packed New York Comic Con house, and it delivered so much. Here are our spoiler-free …

Send Maps directions in Chrome to your Android phone

It's dangerous to look up directions while you're driving or biking. Voice input can help ease the burden of typing in an address to Google Maps, but it's not perfect and you may end up needing to type the address or business name anyway.<p>To help keep your eyes on the road, Google has added a …

Samorost3 trailer shows another pretty adventure from the makers of Botanicula

Czech developer Amanita Design is known for making gorgeous point-and-click adventures with likeable characters and lush soundtracks.<p>Much-loved games like <i>Botanicula</i> (2012) and <i>Machinarium</i> (2009) have offered up puzzle adventures within impressive hand-drawn worlds. Previously, the Brno-based outfit …

How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Simpsons and Disney Mickey Mouse win big at the 42nd annual Annie Awards

The 42nd annual Annie Awards took place on Saturday night, with DreamWorks Animation’s <b>How to Train Your Dragon 2</b> bagging six honours including Best …

Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 smartphone-4K camera hybrid launches in U.S. for $1K

At Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany, Panasonic has announced – much to the surprise of almost everyone – a new “connected camera” called the CM1. …

The best films of 2014 – readers' picks

Earlier in the year, we asked for your favourite films of the year so far, and you came out in droves in support for The Lego Movie and Under the Skin. This time round, some of the year’s later dramas and thrillers rose to the top of the pile.<p>Thanks to everyone for their votes, and for sharing …

Google's latest Easter eggs are a barrel of LMAO

You may remember the silly tricks Google hid away in its search engine years ago, such as flipping the screen when you type "do a barrel roll." Now …

20 years of PlayStation never looked so cute

I got a PlayStation in the summer of 1996. I remember being a little bitter that my aunt didn't get me a Saturn because I really wanted to play <i>Nights into Dreams...</i> I never did get around to owning a Saturn and I've never even played a minute of <i>Nights</i>, but I have to admit my aunt was clearly onto …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

République: Episode 3 is due this week

République: Episode 3: Ones & Zeroes is due this Thursday, 23rd October, on iOS and Android.<p>Additionally, its its first two episodes will finally …

Woman's interminable selfie shoot divides YouTube

Projecting the right image is now the world's most difficult task.<p>Our visual, virtual selves express more of who we are than words or flesh ever can.<p>It's not remarkable, then, that someone would take time -- a lot of time -- over ensuring that a selfie expresses the perfect angle on the perfect …

15 Dreamcast games that still look amazing

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Don't Miss<p>GIF<p>Avengers: Infinity War nearly had a Sherlock joke Avengers: Infinity War nearly had a Sherlock joke<p>11 stars who were totally the wrong …

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an article published in <i>Pediatrics: The Official Journal Of The American Academy of Pediatrics</i>, we may be fundamentally mistaken in …

5 Chrome tricks for power users

If you're using Chrome as your primary Web browser, then you probably know about a few of the shortcuts that you can use. The Digital Inspiration blog created a list of 15 Chrome tricks to boost your browsing experience. Check out the full list on its site, but here are five of the best ones to get …

The Last of Us walkthrough and guide (PS4, PS3)

For those who missed out on The Last of Us - whether it was on its initial release on PS3 or remaster on PS4 a year later - the PlayStation-exclusive …

SDCC 2014: Appleseed Alpha Coming to Comic-Con

Also, check out this exclusive clip from the movie.<p>Appleseed Alpha is out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, but fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will …

Is PC Gaming Right For You? (PC Gaming Pros and Cons)

Hideo Kojima: 'Metal Gear questions US dominance of the world'

The maker of the legendary series on the pressures of developing a blockbuster and how his games take aim at the US<p>Hideo Kojima is sitting in a bunker somewhere in the belly of Los Angeles Convention Centre’s booming South Hall. It is a bunker in the literal sense: the space is dressed as a command …

Google reveals Cardboard, the company's inexpensive take on VR

Move over Morpheus. On your bike Oculus Rift. Google has revealed a cheap but functioning VR alternative which requires little more than a cardboard …

Mortal Kombat X: Who's Next? - Official Announce Trailer - Eurogamer

Powerful Short Film ‘ReMoved’ Takes You On the Emotional Journey of a Foster Child

I hope you have some tissues nearby, because this short film by Nathanael Matanick, known better as “Heschle,” makes the term “tear-jerker” seem …

Helium Official Trailer (2013) - Oscar Winning Live-Action Short Film Movie HD

Mr Hublot Official Trailer (2013) - Oscar Winning Animated Short Film Movie HD

Makoto Shinkai's 'Cross Road' Anime Ad Posted With English Subtitles

anohana's Masayoshi Tanaka designs 2 high school characters who use Z-Kai's learning courses<p>Correspondence education service Z-Kai released "Cross …