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Nvidia's new graphics cards keep the game going longer when you unplug

The GeForce GTX 980M and 970M offer more bang for your watt<p>Gaming laptops and long battery life aren't often used in the same sentence. High-end gaming laptops can offer awesome desktop-like gaming performance in a package that can be moved from place to place, but never far from a power outlet. …

The Equil Smartpen Puts Your Physical Notes And Doodles In The Cloud

Despite the convenience of jotting down notes into text files that can be saved to the cloud, many still prefer jotting down their thoughts or quotes from meetings with a physical pen and a piece of paper. The tech industry has responded with various gadgets targeted at those who prefer taking …

The Plastc all-in-one payment card could eat Coin's breakfast

Payments are tricky. Square, PayPal and others are still working on getting you to pay with your phone. Google Wallet and Apple Pay have and will try to get NFC to finally take off. Meanwhile, Chip and PIN cards are coming to the United States. Yeah, payments are more than tricky, it’s a mess.<p>The …

Why your next camera lens should come from the 19th century

If you’re one of those for whom photography is as much about the journey as the destination, you’ll have a lot of fun with Lomography’s new Petzval lens.<p>Lomography got its start selling ‘80s-era Russian film cameras, but the Petzval lens takes things to a whole new degree of retro. It’s a …

Women in Game Art

With the bad press the games industry seems to be getting over misogyny and sexism, I think we should do what Polycount is best known for:<p>Shutting up …

What We Saw at the Warcraft Comic-Con Panel - IGN Video

Here's what went down at the Warcraft panel and what we think.

Marvel Showed Off Really Cool Footage From 'Ant-Man'

Matter Lets You Add And Edit 3D Objects In Your Photographs

Pixite, a company that creates high-quality photo editing apps on iOS, is increasing its creative suite today with the launch of Matter, an app that allows users to add 3D effects with shadows and reflections into their existing photographs.<p>Pixite’s most recent app was Union, an app that lets you …

Light Field Photography to Replace DSLRs? Lytro Says Yes

On July 31, photographers will finally be able to wrap their hands around the Lytro Illum, the world’s first pro-level light field camera. Unlike the DSLRs that everyone is now used to, the Illum lets you create what Lytro calls “living pictures,” derived from the camera’s sensor and lens, …

Google prepares modular phone dev kits (but your idea had better be good)

If you're a developer eager to start tinkering with Google's Project Ara modular phone technology as quickly as possible, it's time to get in line. The company has started taking requests for test boards; if you fill out the form before July 18th and meet Google's expectations, you could have …

How to Optimize Your PC for Gaming

Gaming PCs are complex beasts that occasionally need to be tamed into submission before they're capable of performing their greatest feats. With a few simple steps, you can get the most out of your hardware and see better in-game performance as a result, and you don't have to be a tech enthusiast …

Computer Hardware

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were a few of the delicacies …

Dragon Age: Inquisition - No DLC Followers, Difficulty Details and More

Share Email<p>The creative director for Dragon Age: Inquisition has once again dropped a few small details about the game while answering fan questions …

Microsoft to flesh out second tier launch in September

Microsoft is set to fatten the launch line up for Xbox One (September 5th) in second tier territories, by releasing the console alongside last year's …

Meet Project Ara, the Modular Google Phone of the Future

For Ara to succeed, it must do things other smartphones can't.<p>Google last week booted up a modular smartphone in public for the first time at its Google I/O developer conference. The demo almost worked, but the screen froze.<p>“The irony is it works 75 percent of the time, and it booted the last three …

HUMAN REVOLUTION - DEUS EX - SHORT FILM

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The …

The Sims 4 lets you create and define your sims' personalities

Want to play <i>The Sims 4</i> with a hot-headed athlete? Or maybe as a hopeless romantic? That's going to all be possible, as <i>The Sims 4</i> grants the player …

Gigabyte's dual GPU Aorus gaming laptop is less than an inch thick

To impress us with a gaming laptop these days requires more than just spec-bombing, but Gigabyte's Aorus has grabbed our attention. For starters, the 17.3-inch model is a mere 0.9 inch thick and weighs 6.4 pounds, rather insane numbers considering that it packs a pair of NVIDIA GTX 765M chips in an …

Low-cost mobile 3D graphics will get much better with latest Imagination Technology's latest designs

Imagination Technologies is unveiling its new series of mobile 3D graphics chip designs today at the 2014 International CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. And it means mobile devices are going to get better at rendering eye-popping 3D visuals.<p>At the world’s largest tech event, the London-based Imagination …

Alienware Steam Machine priced 'very competitive' with PS4, Xbox One

Third-party Steam Machine manufacturer Alienware didn't offer hardware or price specifics about its plans to build a SteamOS-ready gaming PC, but the company says it plans to price its offering very competitively with Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.<p>The Alienware Steam Machine, which …

2014: The Year of the Mirrorless Camera

At the dawn of digital photography, professional cameras maintained the look and bulk of the 35mm film cameras that photographers had been using for a generation.<p>But, because digital sensors were expensive to make, these cameras were equipped with a sensor that was approximately a third smaller …

Surprising "Lake" Bigger Than West Virginia Found Inside Greenland Ice

Scientists say the unlikely liquid water may hold clues to the effects of global warming.<p>A vast aquifer "lake" lies trapped under southeastern Greenland, scientists report, based on ice core results. The finding may help reveal a changing climate's effects on the world's massive, but shrinking, ice …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

From Angry Birds to Despicable Me, Ridiculous Fishing to Clash of Clans, here are this year's top picks for Android players<p>2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and …

Curious about the Steam Controller? Check out these videos.

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>Right now, 300 lucky participants have a Steam Machine connected to their televisions. But the first hybrid …

This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …

Samsung unwraps game controller for Android phones

The new GamePad is now up for sale only in parts of Europe, though Samsung says it's slated for additional markets.<p>Android smartphone owners can add some gaming savvy to their device via a new controller from Samsung.<p>Dubbed the GamePad, the steel-framed controller grasps your phone as you work the …

Android Phones

Why a Cozy Relationship Between Valve and Oculus VR Makes Perfect Sense

Team Fortress 2’s Soldier, Pyro and Heavy<br>try the Oculus Rift.One factoid from Oculus VR’s $75 million funding round last week merits a bit more …

Virtual Reality