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Will Microsoft bring Cortana to iOS and Android?

Microsoft contemplates whether to bring its Cortana personal digital-assistant technology to non-Windows platforms. Are the tradeoffs worth it?<p>Microsoft management is considering the wisdom and feasibility of making the company's Cortana personal digital-assistant technology available on Apple's …

Windows Phone

Rumor: The cellular LG G Watch might actually be a real thing, but only in Korea

Citing “industry sources,” a super sketchy report from Korean publication <i>iNews24</i> was posted at the end of May claiming that the upcoming LG G Watch could be shipping with a built-in, unremovable SIM Card. Other publications ran with this rumor, saying that it was truly possible despite the obvious …

How to learn to play piano with a little help from your iPad

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Many music schools that teach piano are very particular about learning to play on a “real” piano. They expect anyone learning …

eCommerce

Brand death: Microsoft will phase out iconic Nokia brand name

Microsoft closed its deal to acquire the mobile and services division of Nokia last fall, and it now appears ready to put Nokia’s iconic mobile brand name out to pasture.<p>The Nokia name dominated a huge chunk of the early history of mobile phones, and its demise will take some getting used to.<p>The …

How Bungie came up with the unique look of Destiny (interview)

Destiny has a unique look as a sci-fi shooter, and that’s by design. It’s not just because some of the action takes place on Mars, the red planet. It’s because some of the artists behind it — part of a 500-person team — wanted to make a place that was not just a gray, post-apocalyptic world. They …

The Sims 4 Digs Emotionally Deeper

For years, the Sims franchise has not only served as a form of entertainment for millions, but as a means of escape from an unmanageable world and …

The Sims

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Tom Clancy's The Division - E3 2014 Stage Demo - IGN Video

This year's gameplay demo of The Division was even more impressive than last year's.

Watch nine minutes of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare here

A live gameplay demo of the Xbox One version of <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> kicked off Microsoft's E3 2014 press briefing, and you can watch it all above.<p>The mission takes place in Seoul, South Korea, on July 10, 2054. U.S. Marines crash-land in the heart of the city and fight their way through, …

The Division Reactions - E3 2014 - IGN Video

What we thought of The Division at Microsoft's E3 conference.

The Division shows new gameplay during Microsoft E3 press briefing

Ubisoft brings new gameplay footage of The Division to Microsoft's E3 press briefing.<p>Massive Entertainment’s Ryan Barnard took the stage at Microsoft’s E3 2014 press briefing to show off never before seen gameplay footage of <i>The Division</i>, the upcoming cooperative third person shooter being published …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Reactions - E3 2014 - IGN Video

IGN's E3 experts give their thoughts on the Advanced Warfare demo.

Watch Dogs Review: Addictive But a Mess

The hype since E3 2012 for Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been continued since it was unveiled at E3 2012. Many who watched that early game footage, like I did, reacted with a collective “<i>whoa.”</i><p>Watch Dogs represented next-gen gaming at its best. <i></i> However, at E3 last year it became clear that the game had …

'The Sims 4' launches this September on PC

You like playing with people's lives, right? When <i>The Sims</i> 4 hits this fall, you'll be able to take that to an entirely new level. Your virtual people will have "heart," can die of laughter and you can import someone else's custom person (or house, even) directly into your game, pretty simply from …

Samsung reportedly planning to release folding tablet in early 2015

For years now we’ve been hearing about flexible, bendable and foldable displays. We have been told that these types of displays have the potential to open up the door to new form factors, and there have been all sorts of demos showing displays that twist, bend and turn to extremely tight radii. And …

Electronics Industry

Elon Musk Has Been Thinking About Making A Flying Car AND A Submarine Car

"I've thought about it quite a lot...We could definitely make a flying car - but that's not the hard part," Musk told The Independent in an interview this weekend. "The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that's super safe and quiet? Because if it's a howler, you're going to make people very …

Elon Musk

Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for the future of Windows Phone

Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets. At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover your finger over the screen to interact with games and applications without …

Docker Launches A 1.0 Product And Gains An Opportunity To Monetize

There’s a funny thing with community-driven open source initiatives. They seem to generate lots of angst within the community. One only needs to look at OpenStack, the cloud initiative started by NASA and Rackspace as an example. While OpenStack has gained serious industry buy-in, it has also …

Battlefield Hardline - GM Confirms Visceral as Lead on Multiplayer and Single Player "With Collaboration From DICE"

Following some of the slight confusion surrounding the teams involved in Battlefield Hardline‘s production, Visceral general manager Steve Papoutsis …