Ryan VanDrunen

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Xbox owners tricked into destroying consoles

Online trolls tricked Xbox One owners into “bricking” their new consoles with instructions promising to unlock new features but actually sending devices into an endless loop of reboots that renders them useless<p>Online trolls have convinced Xbox One owners to “brick” their brand new consoles with a …

Good Deal: Nintendo's 3DS XL is $149.99 at Target this week

If you're still looking for the perfect gift for the gamer in your life, you might be in luck: this week Target is offering the Nintendo 3DS XL for $149.99. That's $50 off the original price of $199.99, and a great find, considering the device might be hard to find at all so close to the holidays. …

Wii U Outsells Xbox One The Week Before Christmas According To VGChartz

We’ll start with the obligatory caveat: VGChartz is a controversial website. Any sales numbers taken from the site should, for a variety of reasons, be taken with a grain of salt. The numbers presented below should be viewed as estimates rather than hard data.<p>That being said, VGChartz’ weekly …

Play practically every game for five vintage consoles in your web browser

The Internet Archive is on a mission to ensure that decades-old software isn't lost to the vicissitudes of time — and that anyone can use it on the web for free. In October, that meant releasing a Javascript port of the extremely nimble MESS computer emulator, and 25 choice apps and games. This …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Report: Valve's latest Steam Machine partners include Alienware, Origin PC and 10 more

A dozen custom PC builders and manufacturers including Alienware and Origin PC are among the latest hardware partners announced to make third-party Steam Machines, Valve's gaming platform designed for playing games in the living room.<p>Engadget reports from CES 2014 that Alienware, Falcon Northwest, …

Valve reportedly has 12 Steam Machine partners

iBuyPower, Digital Storm, and Piixl have all announced their Steam Machines — computers which run Valve's SteamOS game platform — and tomorrow Valve is holding a press conference to announce many more. How many? <i>Engadget</i> has a list of 12 companies that it claims are all among Valve's official Steam …

Nintendo Shares Valued Higher than Sony Page 1

With growing interest from investors and a shift in the Chinese market, Nintendo's market value has been valued at higher than Sony.<p>Despite the …

Steam Family Options Now Out of Beta

Users now have the option to control what features and content their kids can access.<p>Steam's Family Options are now out of its beta period, allowing …

An Inside Explanation Of Why Third Parties Have Left The Wii U

While it’s Saturday, and there isn’t much news in the video game world, I absolutely must point you to a fantastic read over at Eurogamer. Their piece, “The Secret Developers: Wii U – The Inside Story,” is written by an unnamed dev who worked on an early 3rd party Wii U title, and who has now spent …

Steam Machines are here, but who are they for?

Too many options can be a bad thing<p>Last year at CES in Las Vegas, Valve finally announced its long-rumored Steam Machine platform, designed to bring the PC gaming experience into your living room. At the time, the appeal was obvious: a small PC that fits under your television and lets you play the …

PlayStation Now could be the future of gaming

Cloud gaming has never seemed closer. Sony’s $380-million Gaikai acquisition finally bore fruit at CES 2014, where the company announced PlayStation Now — a hugely ambitious initiative that could revolutionize the distribution of video games. PlayStation Now lets you stream PlayStation 3 games over …

RP One is an Xbox-style controller for your iPhone and iPad

The first wave of iOS 7 game controllers failed to impress, but the RP One is trying something a bit different. Whereas early efforts from Logitech and Moga doubled as phone cases, the RP One is simply a Bluetooth controller that works with your iOS devices. It looks a lot like an Xbox controller, …

SteelSeries Debuts The Stratus, World’s First Bluetooth iOS Controller [CES 2014]

We recently called SteelSeries’ H Wireless gaming headset a “miracle of sound and function.” Will the same enthusiasm hold true about the company’s other gaming accessories?<p>SteelSeries is obviously hoping so, since is has announced its new wireless iOS gaming controller — the Stratus — at CES …

How to instantly share files with AirDrop for iPhone or iPad

Using Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy to broadcast, discover, and negotiate connections, and point-to-point Wi-Fi to transfer information AirDrop is fast, …

Sony expands Vita streaming support and improves icon visuals

If you've been waiting for better streaming support and improved visuals on your PlayStation Vita, Sony's latest update has you covered. In firmware version 2.6, the company has tweaked the UI, made it easier to access saved game data on PlayStation Plus, and opened up new ways to toggle networking …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Asus Transformer Book Duet: dos tabletas y un portátil

A Asus le gusta jugar con nuevos formatos. A comienzos de 2013, la compañía presentaba el <i>Asus Transformer Trio</i>, un portátil pegado a una tableta …

ASUS VivoTab Note 8

Era uno de los grandes esperados de esta feria y no ha defraudado. Nos preguntabais sobre qué había sido del tablet de ASUS con Windows 8 y lápiz …

A Wall Dock Ruled By Simplicity

There are a lot of wall chargers and docks out there for iOS devices. A lot. So many. But it's nice to see one that's simple, portable, flexible, and …

Nymi Heartbeat Wristband

While we're still a long way off from the complete interconnectivity of the things that make our everyday tasks easier, the Nymi Heartbeat Wristband …

Wearable Tech

Panasonic's 20-inch 4K 'tablet' comes to the US in January for $6,000

We got our first peek at Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet last January at CES, and now the company says it will go on sale in the US about a year later, for $5,999. Panasonic announced two devices for Europe, but here in the US there's only the higher end UT-MB5 that packs Windows 8.1, 8GB of RAM, a …

2013 Tablet Comparison Guide

<b>Update</b>: We've now published a more updated version of this guide.<p>Meet the tablets<p>We had to narrow our list down somehow, so we went with what we …

Switched On: The Yoga Tablet does kickstands with a twist

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>If one takes a narrow view of the tablet market, the largest PC makers have fared especially poorly as a group. At the launch of the iPad, HP, Dell, Acer and Lenovo had little experience with the Android ecosystem, …

Apple to unveil 12.9-inch iPad, claims report

Apple is reportedly cooking up a tablet that would outsize the current iPad by more than two inches.<p>Citing an official at a Korean Apple supplier, news site Korea Times said on Tuesday that an iPad with a 12.9-inch Retina Display screen will launch in early 2014. The new iPad would boast a better …

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The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

Deal: Abco Bluetooth Speaker

Our friends at LogicBuy spotted this Bluetooth speaker you can use in the shower while your phone sits safely out of harm’s way. Sticks with a …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Like the Xperia Z phone, the Xperia Tablet Z is dust- and water-resistant. It has a 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, NFC and …

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