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Mirrativ is DeNA’s mobile livestreaming app — and it has potential beyond gaming

Whenever someone mentions that I should set up a livestream, the first hurdle that comes to mind is all the external hardware components I’ll have to set up in order to just capture game footage. If it’s for a mobile phone game, the logistics get even more complicated.<p>DeNA, one of Japan’s larger …

Livestreaming

Amazon launches 1-hour alcohol delivery service in the U.S.

From toilet paper to tequila, Seattle residents can now have almost anything delivered in an hour<p>In about the same amount of time it takes to watch …

Tesla Model S broke Consumer Reports' rating system

The 2015 Tesla Model S P85D is officially the highest-rated vehicle ever tested by <i>Consumer Reports</i>. In fact, it's so good, it actually broke the magazine's rating system, achieving 103 points on a 100-point scale. The reviewers call the sedan "a glimpse into the future of the auto industry." They …

Here's why Intel can't stop investing in drone companies

The world's largest chipmaker announced this week that it invested $60 million in a Chinese drone-maker, marking its third drone investment to date.<p>What's does Intel see in unmanned aerial vehicles ?<p>The flying machines are packed with the kinds of sophisticated chips that Intel sells and the …

Drones

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5' was designed with YouTube in mind

Secrets have always been a big part of <i>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater</i>. However, when players get stuck trying to find Easter eggs in any game now, they don't turn to glossy strategy guides like they did in the 1990s and early 2000s -- they open Twitch or YouTube on their smartphone. Developer Robomodo had …

Apple's Forgotten Cofounder Is Auctioning Off A Collection Of Early Documents — For Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars

Wayne, now 80, was one of three people to sign Apple Computer's original founding contract in 1976.<p>Although he was given a 10% share in the fledgling company at the time, he sold it for $800 not long after.<p>Wayne decided to sell his stock because he was burned by past business failures and he didn't …

Apple II

Ubisoft shipped a broken game you can't return, free DLC doesn't make it right

The idea that Ubisoft somehow didn't know the condition of <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> doesn't just strain credulity, it snaps it in two and then sets the pieces on fire. The game's issues are blatant, and extensive. The manipulation of review embargoes adds an extra layer of shady behavior to the …

Science fiction: How not to build a future society

Science fiction films have many warnings for us – not least, how the road to a perfect future society is fraught with peril. Quentin Cooper loads up the DVD player to see what lessons we can learn.<p>Science-fiction films sometimes offer us a future so bright we’ve got to wear shades. But mostly we’re …

Science Fiction

Pokemon Isn't Killing Nintendo, And Nintendo Doesn't Need To Go Mobile

Another day, another article lamenting Nintendo’s resistance to going mobile.<p>This time, however, the argument comes in spite of Nintendo’s success. The latest entry in the Pokemon series, <i>Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire</i> sold over 3 million units in as many days. This isn’t exactly surprising …

NASA worker claims there was a secret manned mission to Mars in 1979

Conspiracy theorists have gone wild over a ‘confession’ from a woman who claims to be a former NASA employee that she saw human beings on Mars in …

Paranormal

A few reasons why I'm thankful for video games

Gaming has suffered a tough year of culture hate-mongers, self-serving corporations, death threat nutters, broken games and derivative designers.<p>So it's difficult to talk about gaming's sparkling orbs of goodness without sounding a tiny bit Pollyannaish.<p>Even so, this is Thanksgiving, and gaming …

Converting human waste into rocket fuel

Flushing the human waste produced on space missions out an airlock isn't an option for astronauts. Currently its stored in containers before being …

Space Exploration

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

Sony Pictures hackers release list of stolen files

On Monday, employees at Sony Pictures Entertainment -- the television and movie subsidiary of Sony Corp -- discovered that their internal corporate …

This 24-Year-Old High School Dropout Is Tackling A Problem Every Startup Hates To Deal With

That experience led her to do something more serious for her next business. She leased servers out of a few data centers and created a fully managed hosting service for small businesses, which she describes as a "cheaper version of Rackspace." She had about four part time employees and generated …

Startups

Scientists discover Earth’s ‘Star Trek’-style invisible shield

A team of scientists led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible “Star Trek”-style shield that blocks so-called “killer electrons” 7,200 miles above Earth.<p>The electrons, which travel at near light-speed, are capable of damaging space electronics and can put astronauts in …