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Level up your home bar with Super Mario warp pipe shot glasses

If you want to impress the hell out of your friends when you have them over for drinks, offer them a shot – and then hand it to them in a miniature …

Why 'Skyrim' Forever Remains in the Shadow of 'Morrowind'

Fans of The Elder Scrolls maintain the third game is the series' best—and its makers have paid attention since the missteps of 'Oblivion.'<p>It's difficult to place where Bethesda sits in the public consciousness. The RPG studio turned publisher has a great deal to be proud of—in recent years, it has …

Phree Stylus Makes the World Your Paper, and Your Phone a Notepad

It's nice that we have our phones and tablets everywhere we go but trying to draw on the screen or write notes on a document is a pain, since your finger is too big and the screens weren't really designed to be written on. Phree is a new gadget that takes a different approach, somewhere between a …

Sideclick accessory adds TV control to set-top remote

If you’ve a set top box of some sort, such as a Roku player or the Amazon Fire TV, that means you have at least two remotes sitting in the …

Protein converts pancreatic cancer cells back into healthy cells

Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy …

Lumia Communicator laptop/phone hybrid concept is all about the bass - MSPoweruser

According to The Information Microsoft is working on a laptop/phone hybrid for the enterprise market. We have no idea what this device will look …

Microsoft is turning Skype into its own version of iMessage in Windows 10

Microsoft is integrating Skype directly into Windows 10, and the result looks a lot like Apple's iMessage service. While the company unveiled some of its Skype integration at a special Windows 10 press event in Redmond yesterday, the software maker didn’t show its new Messaging app on the PC …

You can buy Xbox games with Bitcoin now

Microsoft is making it easier to exchange Bitcoin for games, apps, movies and more. The company announced today it's working with payment processor BitPay to support the popular digital currency for Microsoft accounts.<p>Fans of the digital currency will be able to exchange Bitcoin for Microsoft Store …

Razer Seiren Digital Microphone Launched

Razer has announced the launch of a new digital microphone which is designed to produce studio quality sound, the Razer Seiren, and it connects to …

Report: Sony wants to make a Mario Bros. movie and they just landed the rights

Nintendo and Sony Pictures appear to have closed a deal for the film rights to the Super Mario Bros. video game franchise, according to a Buzzfeed report based on Sony emails recently leaked to the media.<p>While Buzzfeed's report includes a number of congratulatory emails between producer Avi Arad …

Candy Crush Saga in beta on Windows Phone? - MSPoweruser

MonWindowsPhone reports that a video of hit game Candy Crush Saga has popped up on YouTube running on a Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 625.<p>The game …

Here Are Microsoft's New Robot Security Guards

Microsoft recently installed a fleet of 5-feet-tall, 300-pound robots to protect its Silicon Valley campus. The robots are packed with HD security cameras and sensors to take in their organic, protein-based surroundings. There's also an artificial intelligence on board that can sound alarms when …

Moleskine app converts images drawn in notebook to Photoshop

A new app created in collaboration between Moleskine and Adobe allows artists to easily convert their doodles from page to Photoshop<p>From paper page to Photoshop - a new app from Moleskine and Adobe is making it easier than ever before to turn your drawings into digital masterpieces.<p>Artists …

KinectKannon Is A Robotic T-Shirt Cannon That Can Track Your Movements And See In The Dark

You can run. You can hide. Hell, you can even <i>turn off the lights</i>. Do what you want, but this thing <i>will</i> get you… a complimentary t-shirt.<p>Meet the KinectKannon, a semi-autonomous t-shirt cannon that can track your movements, go into night vision mode, and fire t-shirts into a crowd. It’s like …

Pay Phones In NYC To Be Replaced With Up To 10,000 Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Next Year

There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with <b>up</b> …

Mario Kart 8's take on F-Zero's music is the best thing ever

<i>Mario Kart 8's</i> DLC includes a track based on <i>F-Zero's</i> own "Mute City" track, and the swinging version of that game's music is one of the high points of the content. Nintendo has been killing it when it comes to the soundtracks to its latest games, and it's great to see how much of the music is …

Snapchat begins banning 6Snap users - MSPoweruser

After warning users of third party applications to cease and desist, Snapchat has finally taken action. A Windows Phone user has reported that …

Samsung Will Release A Crazy, Bendable Smartphone Next Year

At Samsung's Investor Forum in New York, the company revealed these displays will be so bendable that they can actually fold in half, according to ZDNet.<p>Specifically, Samsung says it will be making between 30,000 and 40,000 flexible displays per month by the end of 2015. The first device to use …

Nokia Teases “Something” That Either Is, Or Comes In, A Black Box

Nokia is getting back into hardware after selling its handset division to Microsoft, but its re-entry into the gadgets market doesn’t look like it’s going to be a phone. The Finnish company tweeted out a teaser for an announcement it’s making November 18, which included a photo of a device that …

Search for the perfect headphones – Nokia Purity Pro Review

I have had these headphones for a while and wanted to share my experiences.<p>I have gone through several different types of headphones over the years …

The Wearhaus Arc Connects Headphone Wearers In Wireless Concert

Wireless headphones are fairly rare, a few current models excluded, and good wireless headphones are exceptionally rare. The guys at Wearhaus, however, have created some wireless cans that might just be the coolest things we’ve seen all week.<p>The headphones play back music, as you would expect, and …

This man can hear Wi-Fi

LONDON — Frank Swain can hear Wi-Fi, and he's been tuning in to the city's networks for the past week.<p>It's not "the result of a sudden mutation or …

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist<p>A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five.<p>Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at …

How Mario Kart 8’s DLC Smashes The Competition

<b>I can’t quite put my finger on whether Nintendo’s handling</b> of the Mario Kart 8 DLC packs is extremely smart or a little bit stupid. In each pack, you …

Impossible electric folding bike fits in an ordinary backpack

The “Impossible” bike is making obsolete the days of having to load your bicycle on the bus rack, strap it to poles, and wheel it into storage. Many …

Frostbite team shows off Battlefield 4 iOS tech demo made possible thanks to Metal

The team at Frostbite, the gaming engine behind many popular console titles and more recent mobile games, today published a blog post showing off a tech demo of the graphically demanding Battlefield 4 console game running on an iPad. The company previously showed off what the Frostbite engine was …

HTC's Re Camera is a good idea in need of better execution

When HTC announced the $199 Re Camera last month, the news was met with many different questions that all started with the same word: why. Why did a company known for making phones decide to get into the ever-crowding action camera market? Why did it make a camera that everyone agrees looks like an …

Romania opens corruption case into nine ministers over Microsoft licensing deal

Romania's local anti-corruption authorties are examining whether the government overpaid for resold Microsoft licences.<p>Microsoft has inadvertently …

Microsoft's AutoTag leverages your Facebook account to automatically tag friends in all your other photos (updated)

<b>Update on October 20</b>: Microsoft has pulled the AutoTag video and accompanying details from its site. Our original story is below.<p>Microsoft this weekend quietly revealed AutoTag ‘n Search My Photos, a new Windows 8.1 app that leverages the photos tagged in your Facebook account to help you tag your …

Before Mario Book Now Available for Pre-Order

Before Mario, a new visual book about Nintendo history, is now available for pre-order from Omaké Books.<p>The Before Mario book focuses on Nintendo …