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The Best Video Games Of October, 2013

Last month I played a ton of games and there were all sorts of great, time-consuming digital expeditions to write about in my “Best of September” post.<p>I feel like October was a little thinner, so I’m sticking with just the top<p>threefour.<p>To be fair, I missed some good looking games this month, so …

30 years of Wrestlemania saves WWE 2K14 from smelling like last year’s leftovers (review)

Can you smell what 2K is cooking? Smells a little like leftovers to me.<p>Don’t be confused by the slightly new branding. After taking over publishing duties for the yearly WWE games from the now defunct THQ, 2K played things safe with its first offering for wrestling fans.<p>WWE 2K14, out now for the …

10 zombie games where the undead are the least of your concerns

[<i>This story was originally going to go up yesterday for Halloween, but our editor fell into a deep candy coma before he could get to it. We’re still not sure if he’s okay. … — Ed</i>.]<p>Zombies are powerful and terrifying enemies. They’re also an endless source of cannon fodder — and sadly, most games …

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

Pollution

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Apple hopes for big holiday sales of iPads

As they usually do, Apple customers queued up at stores in 42 countries around the world Friday as the company kicked off what it hopes is an "iPad Christmas" with sales of the latest model, the iPad Air.<p>But the lines were reportedly shorter and the atmosphere more muted than in September, when the …

Point This Magical Scanner At Your Food And It Will Count The Calories

The TellSpec could be the missing link for people watching their weight or trying to avoid certain ingredients–if its creators can manage to bring it to the market.<p>Today there are wearable trackers available for just about every move you make and step you take. Almost. If there’s a missing link, …

York University

Qualcomm could join BlackBerry founders in bid for beleaguered phone maker

As if the rumor mill wasn't crowded enough, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that mobile chipmaker Qualcomm could be joining RIM founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin in a bid to buy BlackBerry. Speculation of Qualcomm's involvement would be part of a bigger deal between RIM's founders and Cerberus …

CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 release arrives with Android 4.3, 4.4 decisions likely weeks away

CyanogenMod is cranking out "Milestone 1" release builds for the 10.2 version of its software tonight, targeting a preview for over 70 devices if all goes well. Based on Android 4.3, the latest edition of the open source mobile OS project will bring a number of tweaks to the wide swath of hardware …

Google Nexus 5 review: A Nexus with power, potential, and the right price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Google Nexus 5</b> has LTE for multiple carriers, a sleek and solid build, and an excellent price. It makes crystal-clear calls, battery life is long, and integration of Google Now is deep and wide.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Nexus 5's screen is dimmer than its competitors' and its camera struggles under …

Gear & Gadgets

Call of Duty: Ghosts' Extinction mode classes explained

The recently revealed Extinction mode for <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, which pits four soldiers against an alien infestation, will feature a class-based system for up to four players. On the game's official blog, developer Infinity Ward explains how those classes are expected to work together.<p>Extinction …

SoulCalibur II HD Online release date announced

Namco Bandai's HD remake of popular 2003 brawler SoulCalibur II will be released on November 20, the publisher has announced.<p>SoulCalibur II HD Online will be available to download on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, priced at $19.99 on both platforms in North America and £13.49 on Xbox 360 …