Alexis Lopez Mendoza

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​How To Get A Perfect Starting Boost In Mario Kart 8

It's no big secret that in <i>Mario Kart</i>, you can start each race with a turbo boost by punching the accelerator at the perfect moment before the race …

Deer God This Looks Good! Beautiful Survival Platformer Promises To Make Strong Use Of Wii U GamePad

Crescent Moon Games recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a beautiful pixelized survival platformer known as <i>The Deer God</i>. Fortunately for …

Indie Gaming

Hands-On With Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker On Wii U

Can't wait for this game<p>I read somewhere that this is going to be a retail release (and a $60 one, no less). It looks fun, but I was expecting a …

How Can Wii U Beat PS4, Xbox One? It's all About Content, Nintendo Exec Says

Nintendo's Wii dominated the last generation of consoles, selling 100 million units, compared to around 80 million each for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But so far in this generation, the PlayStation 4's 7 million units sold is already ahead of the Wii U's latest confirmed sales figure of 6.17 …

Retrogaming

The Calling review

Some unknown maniac is slicing and dicing citizens of the sleepy, snowy Ontario town of Port Dundas. The mysterious killer leaves his victims in …

August's Hottest Video Game Releases

Summer heat got you beat? Cool off with six great titles that let you do everything from fighting in the street to flying like a kite.<p>PCMag reviews …

What it feels like to launch an indie hit

Shadow TowerFall creator Matt Thorson as he releases his breakout game.<p>The faded paint, the patchy yard, the bikes strewn across the driveway — who would guess this three-bedroom, two-bath doubles as an incubator for a handful of the best young talent in video games? But it is, indeed, Matt …

Pac-Man mapped: how to stay away from the ghosts and win

Data scientist Seth Kadish has created this map showing how many moves would be required from any point on the game map to make the nearest intersection where Pac-Man could escape the ghosts trying to catch him.<p>Those familiar with the seminal video game, first released 34 years ago, will get that …

Japan Is Getting One Piece Airplanes. They Kind of Suck!

At least the flight attendants will apparently wear straw hats just like <i>One Piece</i> character Luffy. I guess.<p>According to <i>Naver</i> and <i>Excite</i>, five of …

The official Pok�mon Center online store is opening in August

Jonesing for official <i>Pokémon</i> merchandise from the Pokémon Center but nowhere close to one? I feel your pain. That one trek to Manhattan wasn't enough …

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Lomocubes by MPA Architetti

MPA Architetti have designed the Lomocubes building in Lugano, Switzerand.<p>Project description<p>Lomocubes is a new innovative and sophisticated …

Conceptual Climate Change: Test the Air in Lima from the Comfort of Your Couch with Air Globe

One of the best parts about skipping town for an exotic vacation is the anticipation of spending time in warmer (or cooler) weather. But what if …

AT&T adds additional solar charging stations in New York

OnlineAthens<p>Engadget alerts us to AT&T doubling the number of Street Charge stations in New York City. Inspired by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which left many city residents and network providers without a power source, AT&T launched the street stations in June of 2013.<p>Now, AT&T is installing an …

The iPhone's Fingerprint Scanner Is About To Get Really Useful

Wouldn't it be cool to log into your banking app on your smartphone using your fingerprint instead of that string of capital letters, numbers and symbols known as your password?<p>For iPhone owners, those days could be near.<p>Apple announced on Monday that it's opened up Touch ID, the fingerprint …

5 Companies Building Keyboards for iOS 8

Following all the hullabaloo at WWDC this week, with OS X Yosemite, iCloud Drive, iOS 8, HealthKit, HomeKit, and a brand new programming language unveiled, you could have been excused for glazing over this tantalizing tidbit: third-party keyboards are coming to iOS.<p>Just as potential car-buyers may …

iOS 8 is hiding a split-screen mode in its code

WWDC came and went without a single breath mentioning the split-screen multitasking mode in iOS 8 that was rumored to be on the way, but iPad users hoping for more productivity features might be in luck after all.<p>Developer Steve Stroughton Smith says he’s been digging around in the iOS 8 beta files …

iOS

Hidden iOS 8 files reveal iPhone is about to get one of Google Now’s coolest new features

Google Now is one of the most exciting things to happen to the mobile industry in years, and Google has been working hard lately at adding even more …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Review: Beautiful Screens Make These Tablets Magic For Movies

Samsung has never made a tablet that truly got my blood pumping, but that might’ve just changed. I bought an original Galaxy Tab when it was first released, only to find the experience frustrating and return it a few days later because of a dropped Wi-Fi issue. Now, Samsung has a new line of …

Google Glass Gets Shazam, Livestream, and a World Cup App

On the eve of its annual developer's conference, Google is launching 11 more official apps for its connected headset, Google Glass. Shazam, …

Emojli is a chat app that only lets you send emoji

Emoji is the true language of the internet, spanning all borders and allowing any dispute to be resolved through a series of tiny, bizarre, and occasionally incomprehensible glyphs. That makes it, perhaps, the perfect way to communicate over the internet too, and so the upcoming app Emojli intends …

Vessyl is the smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking

Can more transparency help you drink more water?<p>As a biomedical computing student at Queen’s University seven years ago, Justin Lee knew he wanted to build his own "internet of things" device — but he didn’t want it to be any old "smart" lamp, toaster, or light switch. "I wanted to put a computer …

2.5-Inch iWatch Concept With Curved, Rectangular Display Demoed in New Video

Two weeks ago, <i>Reuters</i> released a report suggesting the iWatch's screen might measure in at 2.5-inches diagonally. The rumor came as a bit of a shock, because previous reports had all pointed towards a device with a much smaller display, in the range of 1.3 to 1.7 inches.<p>Previous concept images and …

eBay will soon let you pick up purchases from 650 Argos stores

If you love to eBay but are constantly making trips to the Post Office to collect a missed delivery, your nearest Argos store could soon come to your rescue. The two companies have extended their click-and-collect partnership, which began with 50 eBay sellers and 150 stores in September, to …

Report Claims September 25 Launch for iPhone 6, 16GB 5.5-Inch 'iPhone Air'

Apple will look to announce the iPhone 6 on Monday, September 15th ahead of a launch on Thursday, September 25, according to various Chinese media reports citing "inside sources" (Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>). The sources also claim that the larger 5.5-inch iPhone will be called the "iPhone …

Art Academy on Wii U Gets October Release Window

The Wii U's upcoming art training application will release later this year.<p>Art Academy on Wii U, the working title for an upcoming game that teaches …

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Coming to Wii U

Slated for release next year.<p>Nintendo revealed after is Digital Media Event that Mario vs. Donkey Kong (working title) is coming to Wii U next …

E3 2014: Mario Maker is the Best Mario Game I’ve Ever Made

Find out what its like to build Mario levels for the first time.<p>Levels in the next great Mario game aren't being made by Nintendo. The stages are …