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Hackers Say Nintendo Switch Contains A Game That Unlocks On The Date Of Satoru Iwata's Death

When a Switch owner named Setery told a gaming forum about how NES <i>Golf</i> randomly appeared on her Switch’s screen, commenters accused her console of …

Today's XKCD comic perfectly sums up Android's volume problem

As I'm sure many of you know, Android has three distinct 'volumes' - one for media, one for the ringer, and one for alarms. Each has its own volume …

Famed hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are joining Cruise after leaving Didi and Uber

Miller left Didi after just four months.<p>Noted security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek — famed for remotely hacking a Jeep — are joining Cruise, GM’s self-driving car company.<p>The two had separated briefly when Miller left Uber to join rival Didi’s new self-driving lab in California.<p>Miller …

Samsung Gear S3 review: giving a full-on phone-on-a-watch a third go - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Well-constructed; attractive design; clever spinning bezel interface. GPS, speakerphone, optional stand-alone LTE phone service and work-anywhere Samsung Pay. Spotify app streams music on the go. Works with most Android phones, and even iPhones to a degree.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's big. Tizen-based …

Samsung Unveils New Gear S3 Smart Watch With GPS and LTE [Update: Will Support iPhone]

Just a week ahead of Apple's planned September 7 event, Samsung today unveiled its latest smart watch, the Gear S3. Samsung's newest wearable device comes in two varieties - a "Classic" model with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and "Frontier" model that features LTE support. GPS, a new feature, is built into …

Smartwatches

See the Bow and Arrow in Action in New Video for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Yet another new game-play video has been shared for the anticipated upcoming adventure game <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.</i><p>The bow and arrow …

'Halo 5: Forge' reaches PCs on September 8th

It won't take much longer before you can get a taste of <i>Halo 5</i> on your PC. Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed that <i>Halo 5: Forge</i>, the multiplayer level creation experience, will reach Windows 10 on September 8th. As mentioned earlier, it's all about playing multiplayer matches, primarily on …

Pokémon Go Moves - Fast TMs, Charge TMs, and the highest DPS, best Fast Attacks and Charge Moves listed

<b>Pokémon moves</b> have been an integral part of the franchise since its inception, from the damage counters of the Trading Card Game through to the …

Big 'Leak' Claims Nintendo NX Is More Powerful Than PS4, But Be Careful

It appears that the Nintendo NX is the hot thing to leak/hoax about these days. Last week, Forbes and plenty other gaming websites reported two separate “leaks” about the new console’s controller: both turned out to be hoaxes, one of them exceptionally complicated. Now we’ve got another set of …

See the Exynos-powered Galaxy S7 edge out its US Snapdragon 820 sibling [Video]

The Galaxy S7 and its curved-screen sibling are fast phones. Incredibly fast. Despite the demanding QHD panels, 4GB of RAM paired with a snappy processor keep things consistently smooth. However, unlike last year’s entire Galaxy S6 family – which mounted the Samsung-made Exynos 7420 – for 2016 …

Review: Galaxy S7 Edge is a powerful and beautiful (almost) flawless smartphone [Video]

In 2015, Samsung changed its approach to smartphones. Instead of just packing in the most powerful components in to a hideous plastic shell, the company actually gave a damn about design for once. It delivered the stunning glass and metal S6 and S6 Edge, but compromised maybe a little too much on …

The late Satoru Iwata honored by Game Developers Choice Awards

The video game industry lost one of its most passionate members last year when Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata passed away. He's been honored before, but there really isn't such a thing as paying tribute to him too many times. During tonight's Game Developer's Choice Awards the governing body debuted a …

Watch a touching tribute to deceased Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata

Developers honor Iwata at the GDC Awards<p>Most CEOs of video game companies are either vilified, or ignored, but that wasn't the case with Nintendo's Satoru Iwata. Eight months after his death, the much-loved Iwata was remembered tonight at the GDC Awards in San Francisco, cast the star of a …

San Francisco

Human outsmarts AI: AlphaGo program loses a game to Go champion Lee Sedol

Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI program may have won the $1 million five-game Go match with three straight wins, but Go champion Lee Sedol struck back …

Go board game champion Lee Sedol apologizes for losing to Google’s AI

Lee Sedol, whom many people believe to be the top player of the ancient Chinese board game Go, put up a real fight in each of the three games against Google’s AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) program, but, in the end, the machine won the match. And for that, Lee Sedol is sorry.<p>In a press …

Artificial Intelligence

Galaxy S7 Edge unboxing and first 48 hours

One of the highlights of last month’s Mobile World Congress was undoubtedly Samsung’s introduction of the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and just a few weeks later, the new flagships are now starting to hit the shelves. With a few welcome improvements and refinements over last year’s handsets, …

Motorola’s old team now designs all Lenovo phones, has big plans for Moto Maker

In an effort to clear up confusion about Motorola’s new branding after its acquisition — “Moto by Lenovo” — Motorola president, Rick Osterloh, held a …

HP announces business-focused, Windows 10-powered Elite x3 phablet

One of the cooler features we saw shown off at Microsoft’s devices showcase last October was Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum feature. However, with the …

First look: The LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 and HP Elite x3 premiere at the Mobile World Congress

If CES is the party deck of the mobile technology world, Mobile World Congress is the engine room. It's where the world's carriers meet …

Watch Samsung's Galaxy S7 event stream at 1PM Eastern

It's no secret that Samsung is going to unveil the Galaxy S7 at its Mobile World Congress event today, but let's face it: there's a certain thrill to seeing things unfold live, isn't there? If you're feeling that buzz, tune in below at 1PM Eastern to watch Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked stream as it …

HP's monster spec Windows 10 smartphone is a brave move

With Mobile World Congress unofficially kicking off already, seeing new smartphones announced isn’t much of a surprise. Seeing a Windows smartphone from HP with a ridiculously impressive spec list was, however.<p>Called the Elite x3, the device offers up a 6-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) …

Windows 10

Hot gaming tip: Galaxy S7 has ice water in its veins

Samsung wants mobile gaming to feel as much like desktop gaming as possible, and with the Galaxy S7 it's pushing to deliver on that mission.<p>But there's saying "we take games seriously" and then there's delivering meaningful features that make a real difference to what people want to do when playing …

This iOS date trick will brick any device [Video]

An interesting bug relating to the date and time system in iOS has emerged recently. Several users have discovered that if you change your iOS device’s date to January 1st, 1970, your device will be permanently bricked. You can see the process in the video below, and while I don’t have any desire …

Apple Store

What's The Difference Between Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire?

On November 21, Nintendo released two new titles in one of the best-selling video game series of all time: Pokemon Omega Ruby and Pokemon Alpha Sapphire. The two games were developed exclusively for the portable Nintendo 3DS video game system, and they both feature new areas to explore, new ways to …

The best Gameboy Advance emulator for iOS is back, no jailbreak required

Although it’s never been in either Apple or Nintendo’s graces, GBA4iOS has long been one of our favorite apps on iOS. An excellent Gameboy Color and Gameboy Advance emulator for the iPhone and iPad, GBA4iOS was long available to install on iOS 7 and above, no jailbreak required.<p>That all changed …

Game Boy Advance

Forget quadratic equations, play 'Super Smash Bros.' on your TI-83

The geniuses that guided Rosetta's lander onto a freaking comet no doubt put their TI-83 programmable calculators to good use, but you know what the rest of us were doing with them? Yeah, playing <i>Wolfenstein</i>. Now you can misspend physics class with another game: <i>Super Smash Bros</i>. Programmer Hayleia …

Pokémon Omega Ruby, Alpha Sapphire add a space battle and a devestating asteroid

The latest trailer for <i>Pokémon Omega Ruby</i> and <i>Alpha Sapphire</i> introduces a new "Delta Episode" in which players must save Hoenn from a giant asteroid, The Pokémon Company International announced today.<p><i>Omega Ruby</i> and <i>Alpha Sapphire</i> are the upcoming remakes of <i>Pokémon Ruby</i> and <i>Sapphire</i>; in addition to …

Gold Moto 360 makes a brief appearance at Amazon

When it comes to jewelry, some folks prefer gold to silver. After debuting its Moto 360 smartwatch in black and silver options, it appears a champagne-hued model is on the way from Motorola. Tipped a brief appearance on Amazon, the $300 wearable sports a matching metal band to complete the look. It …

Verizon's Droid Turbo is a much-improved Moto X (hands-on)

Verizon's Droid Turbo is a curious little beast: It's a distinct improvement over Motorola's one-time flagship Moto X, but it lacks the sort of geek credentials that have gotten people drooling over the newly announced Nexus 6. That said, we were a little taken with just how seriously Motorola …