Anthony Biscardo

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More models, more applications: 2015 set to be the year of the smartwatch

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Pebble Time smartwatch is simple, effective and long-lasting.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/29/1432900419926/14f484de-84c7-4626-82d2-ceb8778ce281-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Pebble Time …

Apple Watch

How the Apple Watch is made

<i>Greg Koenig is an industrial designer and co-founder of Luma Labs in Portland, Oregon. This post originally appeared on his blog, Atomic …

4chan’s Overlord Christopher Poole Reveals Why He Walked Away

At 11 a.m. on January 21st, Christopher Poole posted a note online saying he was retiring as the administrator of 4chan, the notorious website he had …

Banjo-Kazooie devs are bringing its spiritual successor to Kickstarter

The former-Rare developers at Playtonic will crowdfund a spiritual successor to the Banjo-Kazooie franchise, known only as "Project Ukulele," with plans to bring the project to Kickstarter in May, it was revealed during the Rezzed conference this weekend.<p>The studio also released the first in-engine …

Listen to Xenoblade Chronicles X's divisive battle music

Nintendo released a new video highlighting the battles of role-playing game <i>Xenoblade Chronicles X</i> to its YouTube channel this week, offering a look at some of the monster-slaying action coming in Monolith Soft's game. More importantly, the video gives us a taste of the Wii U game's soundtrack, …

Minimap March 12, 2015: Cards Against Humanity, Civilization, Terry Pratchett, Homefront and Star Wars

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture.<p>Subscribe on iTunes<br>• Subscribe to the podcast (RSS)<p>Here's what we're covering today:<p><b>THE BIG STORIES</b><p>Cards Against Humanity is free online starting this weekend• <i><br>Civilization: Beyond</i> …

HTC’s One M9 is the world’s most beautiful disappointment

On the surface, the One M9 is difficult to distinguish from the One M8 preceding it. The display’s 1080p resolution and 5-inch size haven’t changed, and neither have the BoomSound speaker grilles that surround it. The brushed aluminum case also looks thoroughly familiar, which is quite intentional …

Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first

Samsung is essentially splitting its flagship model into two distinct, but very similar designs. The Galaxy S6 has a flat display, metal frame, and glass front and back panels. Its counterpart, the S6 Edge, has all of the above, but throws in a curve to the sides of its front and rear glass, giving …

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Valve's big announcement should get you excited (and terrified) about virtual reality

We knew Valve would be showing some form of virtual reality something at this year's Game Developers Conference, but a surprise Sunday announcement blew the lid off the device and gave us more than enough details to get excited.<p>Here are a few reasons this is a very big deal.<p>The specs are …

This device could eradicate software-based cheats in competitive gaming

The stakes on competitive gaming are only going up; these days it's not rare for huge, real-money stakes during events, and the specter of software-based cheats surrounds the business.<p>Catching software that's meant to give someone an unfair advantage, and using other forms of software to try to …

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6

<b>Update:</b> Read the Samsung Galaxy S6 review.<p>Our best look yet at Samsung's next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6, comes courtesy of T-Mobile. Late Sunday evening, CEO John Legere tweeted out news confirming that the Uncarrier will be offering Samsung's latest, but didn't provide any details beyond …

Gear & Gadgets

Jazz Great Clark Terry Dead at 94

Trumpeter Clark Terry, a jazz legend who in his seven decades as a musician and bandleader collaborated with artists ranging from Quincy Jones and …

Bethesda to hold its first E3 news conference this year

Bethesda Softworks will hold its first ever E3 news conference this year, the publisher announced today, which likely means it has big news to reveal from the industry's biggest expo.<p>Bethesda gave no other details, of course, in setting the date (June 14). What might Bethesda be talking about at …

Microsoft and Samsung settle their fight over Android royalties

It looks like Microsoft and Samsung aren't eager to drag out their dispute over Android patent royalties. The two tech giants have reached an agreement that ends Microsoft's lawsuit over interest payments and otherwise smooths things over. The circumstances surrounding the deal are "confidential," …

BioShock 2 pulled for sale from Steam, PlayStation Network and Xbox Live (update)

If you're looking for a digital copy of <i>BioShock 2</i> right now, you might be out of luck. The game has disappeared somewhat unceremoniously from a number of online stores, including Steam, Amazon, Apple's App Store, the PlayStation Store and Xbox Games Store.<p>Digital versions of the game and its …

Spider-Man is joining Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Sony and Marvel confirm

Spider-Man is coming to Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today, meaning the web-slinger will make an appearance in an upcoming Marvel film to rub elbows with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor.<p>The deal is a confirmation of long-burning rumors that …

Our cars are more hackable than we thought, Senate report finds

With smarter cars comes improved safety, better performance and all the benefits of a smartphone baked into your dashboard. Yet automakers have been slow to recognize how hackers can take advantage of on-the-road computers or how best to protect our privacy, according to a new report.<p>The report, …

7 great keyboard apps for your Android phone or tablet

The beauty behind Android's flexibility is that it's easy to replace the preinstalled keyboard with a new virtual keyboard with a slightly different layout and features that outperform your default fare.<p>Finding the right keyboard for you may take some trial and error as you narrow down the …

Here's what the first Ubuntu phone will look like

It's been promised for years, but now it looks like the first Ubuntu phone is actually happening. The Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is expected go on …

Three shot at Pittsburgh-area mall - CNN.com

<b>(CNN) —</b> At least three people were shot Saturday evening at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-area mall, said a spokesman for the hospital treating the victims.<p>Jesse Miller of Forbes Hospital in Monroeville told CNN that the emergency department received the three victims from Monroeville Mall at about …

Google Glass just couldn't handle the stress

No piece of consumer technology in recent memory was as divisive, hyped up and emblematic of a spooky dystopian future as Google Glass. The search company's wearable eyeglasses only ever left the secretive research labs of Mountain View, Calif., as a grossly overpriced prototype for early adopters. …

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.<p>But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.<p>Microsoft's HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with …

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

Microsoft's hologram glasses change the way you see the world

Microsoft's hologram headset is real, is absolutely coming to market, according to the company, and, for the most part, does what it says it does: creates interactive holograms in a user's view of the real world.<p>Early builds of the HoloLens device allowed me to walk on the surface of Mars and talk …

Patent application shows iPhone with built-in joypad [Corrected]

As we all know, the world of product patents and the real world of actual products are often as far apart as Neverland and Nevada, but every now and again, a filing pops up that demands attention and even speculation.<p>Apple has applied for a patent on a design for an iPhone that features a pop-out …

Hear an Unreleased Early Mix of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Houses of the Holy’

Next month, Led Zeppelin will reissue their sixth album, the 1975 double LP <i>Physical Graffiti</i>, with a disc’s worth of unreleased versions of the …

UK's Beagle 2 lander spotted on Mars

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turns out the Beagle had landed, after all.<p>The 11-year-old mystery of what happened to the UK-sponsored Beagle 2 Mars lander on its trip to the red planet's surface appeared to be mostly solved Friday with the announcement the craft had been spotted in high-resolution NASA images taken from …

HTC One M9 to boast 20-megapixel camera, smartwatch coming too says report

The HTC One M9 could be just weeks away, and is set to bring with it HTC's first smartwatch.<p>That's according to the latest rumours surrounding the follow-up to last year's HTC One M8. The new flagship is likely to be a big deal for the troubled Taiwanese company, but with Samsung's dominance over …

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

<b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when you know exactly what you’re after. For example, let’s say you want to change your network settings, but you don’t know where to look. Just head …

Samsung brings more metal, launches 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 phone

After years of criticism of the materials quality for its plastic smartphones, Samsung has turned to metal casings for its Galaxy A3 and A5 handsets. …