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How to run Windows 10 on your Mac for free

One of the selling points of a Mac these days is the ability to run Windows software on it, via virtualization or Apple’s own Boot Camp. Running Windows lets you play PC games that haven’t been ported to the Mac, or stay completely compatible with your documents from a PC-centric …

Operating Systems

How to download the Halo 5: Guardians beta

<i>This article originally said the Halo 5 beta is live. It is available to download, but it won’t go live to play until Dec 29.</i><p>Xbox Live is up to download, and you can start playing some new Halo tomorrow.<p>Microsoft and developer 343 Industries have made the Halo 5: Guardians beta live on Xbox One to …

Advancing Warfare: The Wheel of Shooter Evolution Between Call of Duty, Halo, Titanfall and Destiny

The latest trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has debuted, showcasing a game full of “enhanced combat” where soldiers wearing exoskeletons are leaping and dashing through levels in way that is reminiscent of more than a few past series.<p>And then you can look to Destiny, made by the creators …

Xbox One is getting screenshots, themes, and backgrounds

Xbox head Phil Spencer confirms Microsoft is working on UI changes<p>Xbox head Phil Spencer has confirmed that Xbox One owners will eventually be able to take in-game screenshots and customize the look of their console's dashboard. Speaking on the Inner Circle podcast, Spencer said that "themes and …

7 keyboards for iOS 8 you can try right now

When it comes to typing on your smartphones and tablets, iOS users are about to see how the other half lives. With the launch of iOS 8 this morning, you can now install a third-party keyboard on your iPhone or iPad. The system keyboard still works just fine, and is getting a nice upgrade for iOS 8: …

Forza Horizon 2 offers Xbox One demo on Sept. 16

<i>Forza Horizon 2</i> will provide a demo on Xbox One on Sept. 16, two weeks ahead of the open-world racer's Sept. 30 launch, Microsoft said this morning.<p>The announcement did not provide details of what events or how many cars would be in the demo. Nor does it sound like any demo is planned for Xbox 360;</i> …

The Last of Us has an epilogue, and here it is (correction)

<i>The Last of Us</i> developer Naughty Dog created one final closing scene for the game, and during <i>The Last of Us: One Night Live</i>, yesterday's one-off live performance based on the game's story, the studio presented the epilogue for those in attendance.<p>(<b>Warning:</b> Spoilers for <i>The Last of Us</i> follow.)<p>NeoGAF …

Best flight simulators and aircraft combat games for Mac

Flight simulators and aircraft combat games serve a solid niche for those of us that like to take to the skies when we're not doing other things with …

Destiny Beta Platform Selection Now Available: Each Code Grants 3 Download Keys; Where Will You Play?

Bungie just made the platform selection for the beta of <i>Destiny</i> available on thee official portal. And the sweetest thing is that each code will grant …

Watch Dogs’ scary app puts the power of the NSA in your browser

If you think that the conceit behind Ubisoft’s hacker-themed video game <i>Watch Dogs</i> isn’t real enough, be sure to take a look at this website.<p>Watch_Dogs We Are Data takes real world, publicly-accessible location-based data and parses it into a display ripped directly from the video game of the same …

National Security Agency (NSA)

First Look at the "Gungoose" in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Every <i>Halo</i> fanatic knows the mongoose is only helpful when you need to get across a map quickly. This will likely change in <i>Halo: The Master Chief</i> …

PS4 vs. Xbox One in the U.S.: Here's a state-by-state breakdown of the console war

Xbox One is cool on the coasts, but the heartland belongs to PlayStation 4.<p>The gaming-friendly folks over at the Movoto blog, which takes an irreverent look at real estate and pop culture, went through the data to figure out which console is the most popular in the United States: Xbox One, …

Kings' Drew Doughty Falls onto Ice While Celebrating Game 7 Victory

Making it to the Stanley Cup Final is a good reason to freak out. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Kings' Drew Doughty, his celebration didn't go so well.<p>After the Kings pulled out a 5-4 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 7 of the Western Conference Final, Doughty went wild. His …

It's cheaper for Rangers fans to travel to LA than watch the Stanley Cup at MSG

A pair of tickets to Game 3 at Madison Square Garden? $2,174. A pair of tickets to Game 1 at Staples Center, airfare from New York, and a hotel room? $2,083.<p>If you're a New York Rangers fan and you'd like to see your team play at Madison Square Garden in the Stanley Cup Final, you're probably …

Xbox One gets external storage, real name support with June system update

A system update for Xbox One will add a handful of new features, including support for external hard drives and the option to display Xbox Live friends' real names, to the console this June, Microsoft announced today.<p>The June system update will allow Xbox One owners to connect a hard drive (256 GB …

Watch Dogs hidden camera prank wows and terrifies its targets with convincing tech

<i>Watch Dogs</i>, Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game, imagines a world where the phone in your pocket can control everything from cars to street lights, and a video from the developer pranks people into believing that the technology is real.<p>Press play above to see how the magic of futuristic technology …

NHL 15 bringing new commentary and physics to PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

<i>NHL 15</i> will mark the NHL franchise's debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the promise of revamped physics for players and the puck, as well as a commentary changeover for the first time in eight years, publisher Electronic Arts announced today.<p>Physics is at the top of developer EA Canada's …

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.<p>Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an …

iOS

Oculus Rift experiment lets users experience lag in real life

An experiment from fiber broadband provider Ume.net allows Oculus Rift users to experience one of the internet's most frustrating aspects: lag.<p>The experiment, dubbed "Living with Lag," demonstrates the trouble people would have dealing with lag in real life. In the video above, users are outfitted …

Battery Diag Is a Pretty, Informative Battery Monitor for Your MacBook

OS X: Battery Diag is a battery monitor for your MacBook that looks great and provides useful information about the battery in your Apple laptop. It …

MLB Perfect Inning: Can a baseball sim work on a mobile device?

Sports are notoriously difficult to simulate in a video game. There's so much going on under the hood that it requires a lot of processing power, and so many different actions in the game that a typical control scheme uses most of the buttons and sticks on a standard console controller. Those …

'Watch Dogs' adds real guilt to fake killing

The defining experience of every <i>Grand Theft Auto</i>-style game is running over pedestrians with cars. Typically, I think nothing of it — they’re not really people, after all. They might look a little bit like you and me, but they are devoid of personality, of consciousness, of soul. So when I’m …

MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price Mac Bundle 5.0!

It’s not often you get to name your price for something in this world, but it looks like lightening has struck TWICE this week. On Tuesday we told …

The Simple iPhone Accessory Every Game Boy Lover Needs

Let’s face it, touchscreen controls just aren’t the same as old fashioned, plastic buttons. Free emulators on the iPhone make it easy to play classic games, but the D-pad doesn’t translate very well to a touchscreen.<p>If you’re feeling particularly nostalgic for the days of the Game Boy, an iPhone …

Retrogaming

Apple Earns More Money Than HP, Google, Intel and Cisco Combined

Everyone knows Apple is incredibly profitable, but did you know that the top-earning tech company brings in more money than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco combined?<p>That’s according to the <i>San Jose Mercury News’</i> newly published Silicon Valley 150 list, which ranks 75 tech companies using …

Silicon Valley

Samsung's Goals for 2012: 'Beating Apple is #1 Priority'

Internal documents included in the second patent trial between Samsung and Apple last week revealed how Apple viewed Android, calling for a "Holy War" against Google and expressing concern about competition from larger-screened, lower-priced Android phones. A new set of documents reported by <i>Re/code</i> …

American Express offers $5 credit to iTunes customers for the month of April

American Express is running a special offer through the month of April allowing cardholders to get $5 back on any $5 purchase through the iTunes music, app, or iBook stores. If you’ve got an American Express card and want to take advantage of the deal, you’ll need to opt-in to the offer through …

Minecraft Titanfall Mod Ironfall Is Playable And Amazing

On a long enough timeline, everything you know and love will remade in <i>Minecraft</i>, whether it's <i>World of Warcraft</i> or the USS Voyager. The latest example …

Amazing

See Christian Ehrhoff's gruesome photo of sliced right ear

Buffalo Sabres defenseman took a puck off the ear in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Philadelphia and it required about 40 stitches to sew back up. Today, …

Ice Hockey