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E3 2014: Razer Junglecat Gives Your iPhone a Slide-Out Gamepad

Part iPhone, part PSP Go.<p>Razer wants to make gaming on your iPhone easier with its new Junglecat accessory. By snapping in your Apple smartphone, …

Far Cry 4 DLC Adds 60 Minutes of Missions

New weapons and content come free with pre-order.<p>Players who pre-order Far Cry 4 will receive the Limited Edition, a free upgrade that grants another …

Amazon Leaks PlayStation 4/Vita "Ultimate Player Edition" Bundle

Has an E3 surprise been ruined?<p><b>Update</b>: Twitter user Wario64 Tweeted the circular below. It comes from the American electronics retailer Best Buy, and …

Daily Deals: Rockstar Games, PSN RPG Sale, LA Cosplay Con

Cheap game downloads by the ton and a special offer for cosplay fans in LA.<p>Today's Big Deal<p>I'd pay a whole lot more than eight dollars just to hear …

Tetris Ultimate Announced

The next installment in the puzzle game franchise will include 4-player multiplayer.<p>Ubisoft announced that Tetris Ultimate will release this summer …

Amazon May Announce its Eye-Tracking Smartphone on June 18

After years of rumors, Amazon's smartphone may finally become a reality.<p>Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos will be hosting an event on June 18 in Seattle, …

New Minecraft PS Vita Screenshot Revealed

4J Studios is making progress.<p>In response to a fan's tweet asking about the upcoming PSVita version of Minecraft, 4J Studios, the studio porting the …

NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

The GoPro drone that makes art in the sky – in pictures

Photographer Rus Turner strapped his camera to a drone – or quadcopter – and sent it sky-high to capture the rolling countryside of Hampshire from a dramatic new angle

There's a Place in the Utah Desert Where People Pretend to Live on Mars

Outfitted in bright orange spacesuits and a full pack of oxygen, three astronauts push open the foot-thick door and step outside onto the rusty red …

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Art

Mozilla Is Moving Ahead With Sponsored Tiles On Firefox’s New-Tab Page

Despite what you may have read, Mozilla isn’t canning its plans to sell sponsored tiles on its new-tab page.<p>A few days ago, Mozilla’s Vice President of Firefox Jonathan Nightingale wrote a brief blog post defending the organization’s plans to include sponsored tiles on Firefox’s new-tab page. For …

Oppo HA-1 Headphone Amp Preview

Oppo’s HA-1 headphone amp comes hot on the heels (not surprisingly) of their first headphone, the PM-1.<p>Oppo built their name (in the US) on the backs of some pretty excellent high-end Blu-ray players, many of which had some serious audiophile hardware inside. So a headphone amp isn’t too much of a …

Yet another leaked picture of the LG G3 shows all three color versions

Following a flurry of leaks last week, the G3 is once again in the spotlight. This time we’re looking at a spy shot showing the back of the black and white versions, and what appears to be the top of the golden version.<p>The pic was supplied to <i>Phone Arena</i> by an unverified source, so take it with the …

Mobile Technology

Sennheiser lends ears to Phonebloks modular mobile phone

The audio experts at Sennheiser are lending an ear to the Lego-like bolt-together Phonebloks modular mobile phone backed by Google.<p>Sennheiser is the latest company to bolt its expertise onto the bolt-together Phonebloks phone, a modular mobile device being developed by Google.<p>Google's Project Ara …

Mobile

Despite court battles, Apple switches back to Samsung as main iPad display supplier

The court battles between the two companies doesn’t seem to have harmed Samsung’s position as a key supplier of components to Apple. DisplaySearch figures show that Apple switched from LG to Samsung as the primary supplier of its display panels for iPad Air and iPad with Retina display last …

Google Doodle Honors Dorothy Hodgkin, Nobel-Prize Winning Chemist

Monday’s Google Doodle honors Dorothy Hodgkin, a Nobel-Prize winning British chemist who determined the 3-D molecular structures of some of our most …

Women in Science

Sony's Project Morpheus brings virtual reality to mainstream console gaming

An add-on VR headset offers a convincing look at the future of gaming and a whole new experience. But what is it like to use?<p>After 30 years in the geek wilderness, virtual reality entertainment is suddenly being taken extremely seriously.<p>In March, the independent manufacturer of a forthcoming VR …

From X-Men to Netflix rival: How TCL plans to break into the US (Q&A)

The Chinese electronics giant already has its foot in Hollywood. Coming soon: a Netflix-style video service and a $250,000 Imax home theater.<p>TCL is the biggest name in television you've probably never heard of.<p>The Chinese company is the third-largest LCD television manufacturer in the world, behind …

Televisions

Leica T swings above par but is handicapped by price (hands-on)

The Leica T gets a lot of things right, from its dapper design down to the razor-sharp kit lens. It's an ideal entry-point into the premium world of Leica.<p>First dates can be awkward. Long gaps in conversation or a general mismatch of ideals result in you giving your date the number of the local …

Cameras

Tado Cooling Launches On Kickstarter To Make Your AC Smart

Internet of Things startup Tado has today unveiled its most ambitious product to-date. The German company and maker of the Tado smart thermostat, which competes with Google-owned Nest and others, has taken to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to launch the Tado Cooling, an Internet-connected device …

Samsung reported plans to launch Tizen smartphone in Russia, India

Handset based on Samsung's homegrown mobile operating system will be launched at an Unpacked event in Moscow in the coming weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>Samsung is preparing to launch a new smartphone in Russia and India based on its own Tizen operating system, according to the Wall Street …

Mobile

Samsung: No KitKat update for international Galaxy S3 and S3 Mini

Most versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 won't be getting the upgrade to KitKat. The LTE version of the S3, however, will be eligible for the Android 4.4 upgrade.<p>If you own the global 3G version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 , the bad news is that KitKat, the latest Android 4.4 update will not be coming …

Phones

Want Google Play Music on your iPad? It’s hiding in the iPhone version

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>For iOS users, tuning in to Google(s goog) Play Music currently means using an iPhone(s aapl) app, even if your device is an …

Logitech Ultrathin Portfolio Bluetooth iPad Air keyboard case $50 shipped (Reg. $100)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>As one of its bonus deals of the day, Best Buy offers the Logitech Ultrathin Portfolio Bluetooth keyboard case in Navy Blue and …

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Streaming Music Service

Someone you work with may have a 13-hour Spotify playlist comprised entirely of calming wind chimes.<p>It took me a while to get into Internet-based “streaming” music services. But I’ve finally warmed up to the idea that music files don’t have to be something that I physically possess.<p>And streaming …

Microsoft Azure Gets New Tools For Hybrid Clouds And Simplified Cloud Storage Service For Businesses

Today is a big day for Microsoft . It’s making a large number of announcements around its developer tools at its enterprise-centric TechEd event in Houston today and in addition, it is also bringing a number of new features to its Azure cloud computing services. Among these are the general …

5 inventive iOS games that wowed Leo’s Fortune designer

Bouncing, huffing and puffing through a beautifully-rendered cartoon world, avoiding jagged rolling wheels and collecting coins, <i>Leo’s Fortune</i> may just be the year’s most lovable iPhone game. But which games did its creators fall in love with?<p>Following our exclusive look inside behind the scenes of …

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Adds Support For Building Cross-Platform Hybrid Apps With Apache Cordova

At its TechEd event in Houston today, Microsoft is launching the latest update to Visual Studio. There are no massive changes here compared to the release candidate the company announced at its Build developer conference last month, but the company did make one announcement that will surely take …