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Surface 3 docking station unboxing & hands-on

What's inside the sales packaging<p>Surface 3 Docking Station<br>• Power cord<br>• User guide<br>• Warranty information<p>To use the docking station, move the sides away …

Apple Watch torture tests include liquid nitrogen, .50 cal bullet

There are certain things to be expected when a new notable product is launched — there will be fanfare and critics and coveting and all sorts of …

LG Watch Urbane: Early impressions

How will the arrival of the Apple Watch affect Google's Android Wear? Well, we probably won't see evidence of that until later this year, but we do …

Wear OS

ZRRO – The World’s First Hover And Touch Controller!

Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on 2015-05-02<p>The zrro box is built for heavy lifting, equipped with quad core 2.0ghz processor and 8 core gpu, it runs …

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games …

Wearable Tech

H1Z1 (Just Survive) -- Gameplay Demo Trailer

30 Jun 2014<p>Survive the post apocalypse.

This is the smartwatch we've been waiting for — but it doesn't exist, yet

Why haven’t smartwatches become the hot new category?<p>“Everyone knows they’re ugly,” and what purpose do they serve?<p>That’s how Ray Fischer, the co-owner of smartwatch startup Momentum Labs, characterized the smartwatch scene for VentureBeat.<p>To combat both ugliness and purposelessness, Momentum Labs …

'Battlefield: Hardline' is an insane version of cops and robbers, beta launches today

Who hasn't played cops and robbers at some point in their life? That's what <i>Battlefield: Hardline</i> is<i>.</i> Matches can handle 32 players and the portion of the match we saw at EA's press conference resembled classic heist flick <i>Heat</i>'s climactic bank robbery, but the craziness is amped up <i>dramatically</i>. …

The Sims 4 - Stories Trailer E3 2014 - IGN Video

The Sims are smarter than ever before with big personalities. Take a closer look at the lives of two Sims in this trailer.

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Trailer

Batman in space!

The Division Cinematic Trailer - E3 2014 - IGN Video

Some semblance of hope lies at the heart of this moving, visceral trailer for The Division.

Is that zombie game good for your moral compass?

"...That moment after when your screen goes black and you've lost everything...that's what makes it very different."<p>Dean Hall, creator of DayZ

Up close with ASUS' quirky Windows laptop/Android phone hybrid

Computex hasn't even officially started, and we're already blown away by ASUS' rather eccentric Transformer Book V from this morning. The name doesn't tell the whole story; it's actually a Windows 8.1 hybrid laptop that lets you dock an Android phone on its back -- a bit like the PadFone concept, …

LITERAL Titanfall Trailer - IGN Video

Watch this awesome fan-made musical trailer that shows you what's really going on in Titanfall. See more LITERAL trailers at tobyturner.com.

Samsung Gear 2 beats Apple to fitness-tracking smartwatch

Samsung has released two updated versions of its Gear smartwatch featuring slimmer designs and heart rate sensors beating Apple to the release of a health-tracking smartwatch.<p>The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo improve on the original Galaxy Gear, which received poor reviews and was described by Samsung as …

DayZ, Dark Souls and the pleasures of being a jerk online

Our actions towards others when we play games online aren't just throwaway motions. If we consider video games to be something more than mindless distractions, then our interactions with other humans are to be taken seriously. They matter.<p>If that’s the case, being an asshole in an online video game …

2014 BMW 428i review: Stunning BMW coupe maintains handling legacy - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> When equipped with the Dynamic Handling package, the <b>2014 BMW 428i</b> corners beautifully, while its turbo four-cylinder engine combines power and economy. The coupe design is a thing of beauty, and available cabin tech includes good app support and connectivity.<p><b>The Bad</b> In base configuration, …

Huge Sales on PlayStation Plus (and BioShock Infinite For Free!)

Where to begin?<p>Today, Sony revealed an all-new series of sales on the North American PlayStation Network called 14 for ’14. These sales are …

Straight from CES 2014: 14 New Smartwatches to Check Out

By now you’ve noticed. Wearables are huge at CES this year. Like bigger than Gaga, bigger than <i>The Hunger Games</i>, bigger than Justin Bieber and Gaga showing up at your local theater to watch <i>The Hunger Games</i> together. And we’re all about the smartwatch movement.<p>But need we be the paladin of style? If …

The LG Lifeband Touch Is A Wearable You'll Want to Embrace

LG may have been one of the last companies to début a product in the wearable computing space, however at least its entry is arriving in style. The …

Archos' Smartwatches don't want to be smartphones-lite

Archos is coming at the burgeoning smartwatch space in a different way. Rather than hedge its bets on a single device offering, it's planning to release a trio of smartwatches for every end of the consumer spectrum. The water-resistant smartwatches in question don't have specific branding attached …

This is the next generation of Meta's smart watch

MetaWatch, the wearables business that was spun out of watch maker Fossil, has lingered at the periphery of the space for quite a while. Now, however, the outfit has teamed up with the legendary Nokia and Vertu designer Frank Nuovo, who has helped redesign both the branding and the hardware in …

Toshiba's 5-in-1 laptop concept debuts at CES with a detachable keyboard

Sure, notebook makers crow about their 2-in-1 hybrids, but Toshiba's brought something to CES that'll humble its competition: a 5-in-1 laptop. The transforming device comes with a slick magnesium alloy case reminiscent of a MacBook, and a 13.3-inch touchscreen. So, just what can this laptop …

Pebble Reveals The Pebble Steel For $249 Shipping Jan. 28; App Store Coming Soon

Smartwatch pioneer Pebble is introducing something everyone has been waiting for at CES this year: new hardware. But the hardware isn’t so new that it throws the baby out with the bath water – any software developed for the current Pebble will work with the new one, and vice versa. And there’s …

Samsung Galaxy S5 concept video borrows iPhone 5s features

A new concept video for the Samsung Galaxy S5 shows what Samsung’s next phone could be like if it takes a couple features from the iPhone 5s and iterates on them.<p>The major focus of the new concept video is what the video creators Rozetked call Reach ID. The idea of Reach ID is very similar to …

Samsung Galaxy S5

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Tech Industry