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Batman: Arkham Origins' remote claw is a multi-functional tool

<i>Batman: Arkham Origins'</i> remote claw, a new addition to the Dark Knight's utility belt, offered a diverse and multi-functional purpose in a demo we saw today at E3.<p>Using the remote claw, players can hookshot to different locations and jet across large spaces or high areas. The claw works by snagging …

No internet for Xbox One? Get a 360, says Microsoft

Microsoft's confused and controversial online requirement for the Xbox One finally got cleared up last week, with the company confirming the console needs to connect to the internet every 24 hours. At E3 this week, a common trend is emerging about how Microsoft is dealing with future offline …

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

Canon EOS

How much do oceans add to world’s oxygen?

Most of Earth’s oxygen comes from tiny ocean plants – called phytoplankton – that live near the water’s surface and drift with the …

Marine Biology

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Microsoft's Xbox One policy answers raise even more questions

Earlier this week, Microsoft finally clarified some of its policies regarding the Xbox One — specifically, privacy concerns surrounding the always-listening Kinect; whether the console is an always-on device; and the ability to play used games on it. The company had dodged questions about those …

How to Capture the Perfect Photograph

As artists, we see the beauty in the everyday. It isn’t easy to portray that beauty in an image. Getting what we see in our mind’s eye into the final …

Landscape Photography

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Sony still has a lot to prove at E3 2013

Despite Microsoft's messaging missteps of late, E3 won't be an easy win for Sony. Here's what it needs to communicate next week.<p>Heading into E3, Sony has more to prove with the PlayStation 4 (PS4) than its console-making competition. Microsoft has already shown that, in its quest to take over your …

Living Rooms