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The 6 Types of Gamer Reactions to Losing an Online Match

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A brief history of Samsung mocking Apple announcements

Getting a new phone is usually a pretty exciting moment, but Samsung doesn't let Apple's customers take much time to enjoy it. For years now, it's almost instantly swooped in with mocking ads that criticize Apple's latest announcements for being behind the curve. They've been effective to various …

Parental Locks For Video Games Used To Be Crazy

These days, parental locks stop kids from playing games using simple software. In 1990, lacking that kind of technology, things were a little more …

The 50 Best Public Relations People In The Tech Industry In 2014

Still, there are PR pros, especially in the tech industry, who go above and beyond to help journalists tell important stories. They always respond quickly, send accurate information (not just corporate "spin"), and pitch us great behind-the-scenes stories. Some of them are influential in their own …

Luddites, Rejoice: IKEA Takes On Apple In Hilarious New Video

"It's not a digital book or an e-book, it's a book book"<p>With the recent revelation that IKEA's catalog has some super-powered tech behind it, we were esepcially delighted by their latest video, an admiring nod to an Apple product launch. The "ad" for the catalog boasts the book's long battery life, …

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Experimental app can detect jaundice in newborns with just a snapshot

Want to make sure your newborn baby's jaundice-free? There's an app for that! A team of researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that can diagnose jaundice among infants just by taking their pictures. Since the condition's typically diagnosed by the excessive yellowing of …

The Parks and Rec Season 6 Gag Reel

Just as their characters keep the Pawnee government rolling smoothly, each of the actors on <i>Parks and Rec</i> contributes something special to this season-six gag reel. Chris Pratt makes Nick Offerman break, Nick Offerman grins impishly below his mustache, Retta dances, Aubrey Plaza shows us her rare …

I caught every Pokémon and it only took most of my life

The road to catching all 719 Pokémon was paved with a childhood's worth of free time, a healthy commute and one very promiscuous ditto.<p>I've played every generation of Pokémon and every version since it came to America in 1998.<p>I remember my first hit: I was eight, and my parents thought it would be …

EA partners with Microsoft for $5 per month Xbox One subscription service

If you’re tired of paying too much for video games, a new deal from EA and Microsoft might sound appealing.<p>The two companies today announced EA …

Honest Game Trailers' Names For The Original Pokemon Are Much Better

Why is Smosh Games' honest trailer for <i>Pokemon Red & Blue</i> nearly six minutes long? Because those insane bastards decided to rename each and every one …

This Lego Super Mario Bros aquarium is the coolest aquarium of all time

Kelsey Kronmiller, a graphic designer, designed this amazing LEGO aquarium, which is about 90% done and "entirely coated in "Krylon Fusion," a clear …

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Here’s Why This School District Chose Google Chromebooks Over Mac And Windows

Only a few old desktop PCs were located in the district's public schools, and his limited budget made it difficult to place a big order for new computers. Being in a working-class community, where 95% of the students receive free or reduced-cost lunches, most students didn't have access to …

Mike Trout Becomes 1st MLB Player Since Ken Griffey Jr. to Get Own Nike Cleat

Mike Trout's year just keeps getting better.<p>Before this season began, the Los Angeles Angels star received a monster contract extension. Now, he has his own Nike cleat: the Nike Lunar Vapor Trout.<p><b>Update: July 15 at 6:35 p.m. ET</b><p>Mike Trout will be sporting a pair of cleats from his signature line for …

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Android Wear Gets Its Own Companion App, Plus A Dedicated Section In Google Play’s App Store

Android Wear, Google’s new smartwatch platform powering wrist-computers like the LG G, Samsung Gear Live, and Moto 360, now has its own companion application. The app, also called Android Wear for simplicity’s sake (?), is available from the Google Play app store, allowing watch owners to configure …

Create Your Own Android Live Wallpapers With Murtastic

Android is well-known for the customization it enables, but what about creating your own live wallpaper from scratch? This is where Murtastic wants to step in and help.<p>For the uninitiated, live wallpaper essentially provides animated and interactive backgrounds for your Android device, sidestepping …

2014 NBA Free-Agency Predictions for Top-20 Names on the Market

Now that LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony have officially decided to opt out of their contracts and hit free agency this summer, there's no longer any doubt that this summer's crop of available players is stacked beyond belief.<p>All-Stars and potential All-Stars abound. And once those players have …

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Hands On With The Moto 360, The First Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch

Motorola’s Moto 360 was ironically probably the most-coveted smartwatch at Google I/O this year, because despite high interest it’s also the only one that wasn’t available. It’ll still be shipped out to all conference attendees when it becomes publicly available later this summer, but for now we …

Ad imagines stealthy World Cup-killing soda can

America often gets a bad rap as the one country in the world that doesn't really care much about the World Cup. But apparently, there are some Europeans who aren't into it all that much either. In fact, in an advertising video for Orangina soda made by French agency Fred & Farid Paris, the narrator …

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US college offers athletic scholarships to 'League of Legends' players

Robert Morris University in Illinois adds video game to its sports program<p>Illinois' Robert Morris University has become the first college in the United States to add e-sports to its athletic program and offer scholarships to professional gamers. The college has started to recruit high-school aged …

Zolo, a new accessory maker, launches a crowdfunding campaign for modular cases, battery packs, and more

A new modular accessory maker called Zolo is launching a 30-day crowdfunding campaign today through Indiegogo to help launch their new product ecosystem. Zolo’s accessories include cases, portable battery packs, and smartphone cases for the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5.<p>What makes Zolo’s products …

Mega Pokémon, Hanging Out With Their Kids

Aww. Who knew that badass mega Pokemon acting like caring, loving parents could be so sweet? Take this Charizard using its tail to help lil …

Japan Arriving to the World Cup in a Pokemon Plane Appears to Be a Hoax

Gotta catch 'em all!<p>With less than 24 hours left before the kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, it looks like the Japanese team will arrive with the best look, as they're poised to show up in a plane decorated with Pokemon characters.<p><b>Update</b>, <b>June 12:</b> However, it seems as if the image might have been a …

FIFA World Cup

Adidas app to print Instagram snaps on your shoes

Usually getting your lunch on your shoes means you've had a mishap with the ketchup. But pictures from photo-sharing site Instagram, used by millions to photograph their food, will soon appear on shoes as Adidas reveals a new app to customise your kicks.<p>It doesn't have to be a photo of the wicked …

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5 best N64 emulators for Android

The Nintendo 64 was in a class all on its own. It was one of the last consoles ever to use cartridges and featured some legendary games such as Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, 007 Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Fable, and Pokemon Stadium. Now you can play those classics on your Android devices. Let’s …

Retrogaming

Jon Stewart Puts the NCAA on Blast on 'The Daily Show'

Another NCAA tournament is in the books, and this year's March Madness will only help student-athletes make a push to receive a share of the profits.<p>Connecticut's Shabazz Napier—who was ultimately named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player—caused quite a bit of buzz when he revealed that he …

Student Athletes

Project Ara video reminds us why we want a modular phone

Google sold most of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.9 billion earlier this year, but it kept one small part of the phone manufacturer. Motorola's Advanced Technology and Projects group had been working on Project Ara when it was incorporated by Google — an ambitious plan for a modular smartphone …

Here’s how the blocks in Google’s Project Ara modular phone stay put (video)

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The first Project Ara developer conference takes place in two weeks to move Google’s(s goog) modular phone platform effort …

What Project Ara could mean for the future of mobile customer service

When we first heard about modular phone projects like PhoneBloks, initially mobile tech publications like <i>Android Authority</i>, industry experts and even tech enthusiasts were skeptical about whether such a concept could ever be anything more than just a pipe-dream.<p>Although a smartphone that can have …