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Virtual reality tabletop gaming meetups are now a real thing

The only form of Dungeons & Dragons nerdier than larping<p>If you're reading this, there's a decent chance you're familiar with <i>Existenz</i> or <i>Avalon</i> or <i>Harsh Realm</i> or <i>Ready Player One</i> or that one episode of <i>The X-Files</i> about an evil first-person shooter. Even if you're not, you probably understand the trope …

The 2017 Top Programming Languages

It’s summertime here at <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, and that means it’s time for our fourth interactive ranking of the top programming languages. As with all …

Programming Languages

Dolby has a better vision for the future of TV

While the company’s noise reduction and surround sound technologies have become mainstays, Dolby entered a new era in 2012. That’s when it announced Dolby Atmos, a total rethink of the way movie sound was mixed and played back in theaters. It gave filmmakers the ability to put sound anywhere they …

Mobile Devices

257 gadgets in three minutes at CES 2015

<i>Hello and welcome! If you've found this page, you might have figured out that we're launching something new very soon</i><i>. We'll have much more to say about it when we launch on April 25th, but in the meantime this video, created in January of 2015, is a pretty good indication of how we're thinking</i> …

The Verge Awards at CES 2015: the year in tech starts here

Best auto tech: BMW anti-collision<p>Can you make car crashes obsolete? It sounds like a ridiculous notion, but BMW demonstrated a system that almost gets us there: an array of sensors around the car keeps a close eye on the surroundings, making sure you can’t hit them no matter how hard you try. Once …

CES

The first truly wireless earbuds are here, and they're awesome

I'm sick of them, and I don't want a pair of "wireless" ones that wrap around the back of my head. I want really, truly wireless earbuds. Basically, I want these:<p><i>Ryan Reynolds knows what's up.</i><p>That is the GIF that David Pierce and I passed back and forth to each other after he got our Moto Hint …

Consumer Tech

This is the year to buy a new laptop

Intel’s 14nm Broadwell processor is finally ready for release. Having been announced and re-announced by Intel at every electronics show for the past couple of years, this week Broadwell leaps from promise to fulfilment. Intel tells me that this will be the fastest ramp-up in production and …

Consumer Tech

A new antibiotic discovery promises more help in the fight against resistance

And more new types of antibiotics may be on the way<p>Researchers have discovered a new antibiotic — and it belongs to a brand new class.The compound, named teixobactin, treated a wide variety of infections in mice, including staph and blood infections, reports a study published in <i>Nature</i> today. And …

2015 is getting an extra second and that's a bit of a problem for the internet

On June 30th at precisely 23:59:59, the world’s atomic clocks will pause for a single second. Or, to be more precise, they’ll change to the uncharted time of 23:59:60 — before ticking over to the more worldly hour of 00:00:00 on the morning of July 1st, 2015. This addition of a leap second, …

The Internet of Things now has a gun

We've talked plenty about how the Internet of Things has become the biggest category at CES — a broad descriptor that basically means "everything is connected." Sometimes that's a flowerpot. One day it might be chairs. The Internet of Things's logical conclusion is The Internet of Everything. And …

We finally know what comes after the smartphone

Which brings us back to those twin themes that emerged yesterday: the Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). They're the next places that these big tech companies are heading. If all the smaller guys are making new (and sometimes exciting!) gadgets, the big guys are …

Internet of Things

TCL's 110-inch curved 4K TV is the definition of CES spectacle

Look at this utterly massive TV. TCL has somehow managed to go even crazier than Samsung on the show floor at CES, showcasing this 110-inch curved 4K televison. And you might consider that strange since Samsung has a 110-incher of its own. But TCL had the Guiness Book of World Records come out to …

Facebook is the new AOL

So it's worth noting that the broad outlines of tech in 2015 look surprisingly like the late '90s. The major players are set up the same, the fights are the same, and the mistakes will almost certainly be the same. It's going to be pretty fun until it all blows up, actually — some of these ancient …

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Why quantum dot technology is taking over TVs

Forget 8K or a curved screen, you want nanoparticles<p>It's easier than ever to make big TVs. Each year brings a new record size and price tag for TVs that have stretched into triple-digit inch territory. There's been a simultaneous quest to be the thinnest TV, a metric that's great to chase on phones …

Google TV is finally dead. Long live Android TV

Google pulls the developer tools for the doomed platform<p>Google TV, we hardly knew you. No, seriously, basically nobody bought you and those who did suffered through a slow, confusing interface that married the worst of cable with the worst of IR blasters, all on devices that were slow and buggy. …

Sony Electronics President Mike Fasulo: you don't really need 4K content for that 4K TV

Yesterday Sony delivered its CES 2015 keynote and announced a slew of new devices, from televisions and watches to a pricey new Walkman. (Seriously, it's <i>really</i> expensive.) Today I sat down with Sony Electronics President and COO Mike Fasulo to talk about the new devices, and how the company's …

The thinnest phone you can buy in America is $199 unlocked, and it's beautiful

You've probably still never heard of Blu Products, even though the Miami-based company has built a big business selling unlocked phones in developing markets. The company continues to prove that it's easier and simpler than ever to build a beautiful smartphone, and to sell it for next to …

Is Apple about to launch a totally redesigned, 12-inch MacBook Air?

Codename: MacBook Stealth<p>Every year, Apple does some counterprogramming at CES. This year, whether it meant to or not, it may have some big news: <i>9to5Mac</i> has some new details that say there's a 12-inch MacBook Air with a completely new design, a higher-resolution display, and few of the trappings …

What's happening in Vegas: the CES 2015 keynotes you won't want to miss

Nvidia always kicks off the live events at CES, and every year it’s a show. Last year, a very ill Jen-Hsuan Huang, Nvidia’s CEO, shed his cold and his leather jacket long enough to talk about next-gen gaming, 4K, and the future of streaming games. If you’re a gamer, or just want to see what happens …

Consumer Tech

These Star Wars headphones are how you listen to music in a galaxy far, far away

Sure, consumer electronics products and movie tie-ins have long gone together like a fine steak and a glass of red wine — but with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> finally scheduled to come out later this year, these SMS Audio headphones are more relevant than ever. They're based on the brand's existing …

Intel's Curie Module lets anyone build wearables the size of a button

Intel spent most of 2014 shifting its focus to wearables by buying fitness band company Basis Science and creating partnerships with fashion companies. But CEO Brian Krzanich just announced a major extension of that focus at the company's CES keynote presentation with the Intel Curie Module. It's a …

Dell's new XPS 13 has a stunning edge-to-edge display

Dell is claiming the new XPS 13 is the "smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet," thanks primarily to the 13.3-inch borderless display that’s squeezed into an 11-inch size laptop. That doesn’t affect the keyboard though, you’re still getting a full size backlit chiclet keyboard. Alongside that, Dell …

personaltech

GOLD STROKES faux gold iPhone 6, iPhone 6 PLUS, iPhone 5/5s case

Make a graphic statement with faux gold strokes on your mobile device. Sleek and Chic, our impact resistant case features a snap-on hard plastic shell with interior padding and a lip around the screen's edge for face-down protection with full access to all your phone's features.<p>Need some extra …

Bike Shopping

<b>BEFORE YOU GO</b><p><b>Sketch yourself.</b> Grab a pencil, paper and some brutal honesty. Now make two lists. The first is an inventory of your current status as a cyclist or, for first-timers, your fitness level: how competitive you are, how much time you spend riding (or working out) each week, your highest …

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Is the Apple Watch the beginning of the end for the enterprise?

It’s been an exciting week. Salesforce just created a venture arm, announcing a new $100 million venture fund with two major investments in wearables. Then Apple introduces two new products — the iPhone 6 with Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.<p>Just as the iPhone and other smartphones have transformed …

Apple sees voice messaging as the next wave of digital communication

iOS 8 and Apple Watch revive our push-to-talk fantasies<p>Remember Push-To-Talk? Before Blackberry’s ascent, and before the launch of the original iPhone, Nextel’s range of PTT devices were the hottest phones in America. Cell phones were still relatively new at the time, offering high-tech …

Why T-Mobile wants to give you a wireless router for free

If you're a T-Mobile customer, your company just gave you a very unexpected gift at yesterday's UnCarrier event: a wireless router. Yes, a fully functioning, magenta-branded, ASUS-built router, which can do essentially everything your current router can do -- and if yours is old, this will likely …