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Damaged your Apple Watch? Here’s what warranty will & won’t cover

If you’re already enjoying your new Apple Watch this weekend, the next thing that should come to mind is when it will be damaged in some way. Not …

Apple Watch

Audi just created diesel fuel from air and water

The company's pilot plant, which is operated by German startup Sunfire in Dresden, produced its first batches of the "e-diesel" this month. German …

Implanted micropump could deliver epilepsy drugs right into the brain

A promising new treatment for epilepsy directly targets the nerve cells, deep within the brain, that cause seizures. The treatment uses an electronic …

Android Mascot Peeing On Apple Logo Appears On Google Maps

A few strange things have appeared on Google maps recently, first there was Edward Snowden’s den listed within the White House and now a new Android …

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Silent Hills is dead, actor Norman Reedus confirms

<b>UPDATE 27/04/2015:</b> Konami has confirmed Silent Hills has been cancelled.<p>In a brief statement, Konami said development on the game had ceased.<p>"Konami …

Interactive exhibit honors women in game development

There's a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it's not showing off just any game-related material. No, it's putting a spotlight on the accomplishments female game developers -- eight women who worked on influential titles, in …

Game Development

In a world-first, new docking system means drones can refuel in mid-air

Drones are being used for everything from rounding up sheep to crowd control, but one significant hurdle is holding up progress — the limited …

Drones

How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.<p>Call it bad timing for Comcast. But the heated public debate over Net neutrality likely played a major role in sinking the cable …

Google says Nexus 7 pulled from Google Store, buy the Nexus 9 instead

Now that Google has come official with this news, it is time to announce that Google is no longer going to be selling the Nexus 7. That’s right, for all intents, the 7-inch Android tablet that has been the benchmark of Google’s vision for Android in a tablet, is no more.<p>Over the weekend, Google …

'Gears of War' looks like the next game to get an Xbox One remaster

Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both <i>Kotaku</i> and <i>Polygon</i> report that Microsoft, Black Tusk Studios and <i>Dirty Bomb</i>'s Splash Damage are working on a remastered Xbox One version of at least the …

Gears of War

Smashed Apple Watch gallery of horrors, it's not pretty

Now that users finally have the Apple Watch in their eager little hands, the device is finally being put to the test in real world conditions, which …

Apple Watch

Major figures mourn Silent Hills as cancellation appears likely

It's looking more and more like <i>Silent Hills</i> is canceled, with principal figures attached to the project mourning its demise on Twitter and a source telling Polygon that the game is "pretty much dead."<p>Last night the director Guillermo del Toro, who had been co-directing the game with Hideo Kojima, …

Metal Gear

CyberPower's three-blade gaming PC is built for showing off

Sure, you can accessorize a gaming PC with curved monitors and glowing lights to make it stand out, but what if you don't think they're eye-catching <i>enough</i>? CyberPower thinks it has an answer: it just started taking orders for the Trinity, an oddball gaming rig that divides the chassis into CPU, …

Intel Corporation

Riot Games' new offices are just as fabulous as you'd expect

Riot Games is the supernova of game companies right now, coining millions of dollars from <i>League of Legends</i>' success.<p>So, in the grand tradition of hot gaming companies, Riot is moving into swanky new offices, complete with the requisite decorations and playthings of the elite developer workforce.<p>The …

Daredevil gets a second season on Netflix in 2016

Surprising absolutely no one, Marvel and Netflix have announced that Daredevil will get a second season in 2016, albeit with a new showrunner.<p>Netflix and Marvel will continue to create further adventures of the Man Without Fear! Doug Petrie (<i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, <i>American Horror Story</i>) and Marco …

HP's Pavilion and Envy x360 are a cheaper path to convertible laptops

Intrigued by HP's luscious new Spectre x360 convertible laptop, but looking for something a bit cheaper? Say hello to the new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360. Starting at $410, the Pavilion x360 is HP's most cost-effective convertible laptop -- meaning its screen can be folded all the way around to its …

Laptops

1Gbps uncapped fibre-to-the-home for R799

<b>123NET</b> has unveiled its planned fibre-to-the-home prices, which include a 1Gbps uncapped FTTH product for R799 per month.<p>Last week <b>123 Internetworks</b> …

Cablevision will offer HBO's standalone streaming service to its internet users

You'd think that cable companies would be the mortal enemies of internet-only TV services, but that's apparently not <i>always</i> the case. Cablevision has forged a deal to offer HBO Now to both its internet subscribers and those who use its Optimum WiFi access points. There's no details as to pricing or …

Streaming

The best ad for virtual reality involves the birth of a baby

Samsung's initial ads for the Gear VR, the company's portable virtual reality solution designed in cooperation with Oculus VR, were embarrassing. Virtual reality puts you inside a game or experience, and the act of interacting with these virtual worlds doesn't translate well into words, still …

Virtual Reality

Dead Rising 2 makes the jump to Steamworks this week

Capcom's <i>Dead Rising 2</i> and <i>Dead Rising 2: Off the Record</i> will make the long-awaited transition from Games for Windows Live to Steamworks this week, according to an official announcement posted to Capcom Unity. That means the two Dead Rising games will soon get Steam perks like trading cards, …

Gaming Industry

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD review: winds of change

<i>Final Fantasy Type-0 HD</i> is something the struggling role-playing juggernaut has needed for years now: a fresh start.<p>First released for the PSP in Japan in 2011, <i>Type-0</i> was initially envisioned as a handheld spin-off of <i>Final Fantasy 13</i>. At some point, director Hajime Tabata wisely decided to distance …

Samsung expected to manufacture 14nm chips for Qualcomm, Apple, possibly Nvidia in 2015 - ExtremeTech

By on February 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When Samsung and TSMC laid out …

Fabrication

Hollywood Needs To Seriously Up Its Game When Adapting Anime Into Live Action

With the announcement that Scarlett Johansson will head up a live action Ghost in the Shell and the incessant bumbling surrounding the live action Akira, Hollywood seriously needs to up its game when it comes to adapting anime into live action.<p>Late last year, George Takei kicked off a petition …

Anime

New graphene display creates LEDs at an atomic level - ExtremeTech

By on February 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Graphene has had a rough go of it …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part 1 -- The New 1080p Champion

<i>UPDATE: Part 2 of this review is now live, addressing 1440p benchmarks and 2-way SLI.</i><p>Nvidia recently launched its newest member of the Maxwell family, and Team Green is targeting the majority of 1080p gamers with the GTX 960 graphics card. Nvidia defines the GTX 960 as the “sweet spot GPU,” but …

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Verizon Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon Wireless, then you can upgrade the device to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop already started rolling out across Europe, but Verizon Wireless will be the first U.S. based wireless carrier to receive it. This comes as a surprise because Verizon …

Android News

Samsung unveils standalone Gear S 3G smartwatch: Awesome, until the battery runs out after an hour - ExtremeTech

By on August 28, 2014 at 8:23 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Whether you like it or not, it …