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We hate Valve's Steam Controller because it's different

My stomach tied itself into a knot as I read the gaming community's first impressions of Valve's final Steam Controller. "It's cheap feeling," many of them said, "difficult and frustrating to use." Forum posts, tweets and reviews all bemoaned how different the touchpads felt compared to traditional …

Khan Academy is bringing its library of lessons to Android

Learning resource Khan Academy has released its Android app in beta today, allowing users to watch tutorials on a range of subjects including math, science, art history and programming.<p>The nonprofit has created over 5,000 videos to date, and now they’re all available through the app’s simple …

Apps

Raspberry Pi Pimoroni Picade Arcade Cabinet Kit Now Available From Adafruit

Gamers and makers patiently waiting for the Raspberry Pi Pimoroni Picade Arcade Cabinet Kit to be made available stateside, will be pleased to know …

Using Android with Mac OS X: tips and recommendations

One of the principal reasons that many Apple Mac users opt for an iPhone over an Android smartphone is the ability to seamlessly work with their primary computer. As a Mac user who uses Android devices, I’ve often been left frustrated with the inability of my computer and smartphone to work …

Apps

Snowball for Android is like an adblocker for your notifications

Notifications have got significantly better on Android over the past couple of years, allowing you to interact with them without having to launch the app in question.<p>But increasingly, developers are bombarding people with promotions and reminders to use their apps more, often adding little or no …

Apps

MAME Over

<b>MAME OVER <br>The king is dead.</b><p><i>"By far the greatest and most important piece of videogaming code ever written."</i><p>Those were the words, chums, of this very …

Retrogaming

Best apps for casting media

After you’ve decided on picking up your very own Chromecast, it’s time to find out and download some different apps that support casting, so you can …

How Oculus Rift Won Comic Con

First, I was inside a giant mechanical suit preparing to fight off attacking monsters. My copilot, to my right, was ripped out of our machine and I found myself having to face the monster alone. Then I climbed into a rickety elevator and rose hundreds of feet up a wall of ice while the wind rushed …

Droid Life Logo Mark

<b>Google Search</b> 3.5.14 is beginning to rollout with a couple of major enhancements. First, Google is allowing users to enable the “OK, Google” hotword …

11 Android Apps to Make Notifications More Interesting

I love Android as much as the next non-Apple owning guy, but there are times when I get bored of using the same old operating system, and seeing the same boring old Android notifications.<p>Thankfully, there’s no shortage of different ways to liven things up without having to root your phone, or in …

Mike Judge thinks we're doomed

The creator of 'Beavis and Butt-Head' takes on the tech world<p>Mike Judge has been taking shots at pop culture — and making people laugh in the process — ever since <i>Beavis and Butt-head</i> took MTV by storm. From <i>Office Space</i> to <i>King of the Hill</i>, the writer–director's satirical gaze has spared almost no …

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The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that Apple flight of …

Steven Soderbergh mashes two versions of 'Psycho' into one movie

Director Steven Soderbergh seems to be a master at quickly throwing together a sharp cut of an otherwise unwieldy movie. Aside from editing his own films, Soderbergh's name has popped up in anecdotes as other directors recall him offering to cut their movies' lengthy early runtimes down overnight …

Steven Soderbergh

Clickdrive Open Platform Dongle Connects Your Car To Driving Apps (video)

Petrol heads or anyone else looking to track their cars engine performance using smartphone applications might be interested in a new dongle which is …

Apps

10 Most Insane Directing Choices from Stanley Kubrick

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 1

In the past, coding was a pretty niche affair, those of us with our Acorns, Spectrums and Commodore 64s experimenting with lines and lines of code. I remember as an 8 year old, spending ages typing out lines of code on my beige Acorn Electron to draw….a line on the screen. To add insult to injury …

Gabe Newell on what makes Valve tick

<i>Valve is one of the most successful video game companies in the world. The firm's online game distribution and multi-player platform Steam has 65 million users. At next week's CES conference, the company will announce hardware partners for one of its most ambitious undertakings so far: a line of</i> …

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 …

Add an invisible keyboard to Android devices 4.0 and up

Looking for some extra screen real estate? Or maybe you just want to show off by typing on an invisible keyboard? Check out Fleksy for free.<p>Fleksy just came out of private beta, and now it's available on the Google Play store for everyone to try it out. It has its own classic-style keyboard layout, …

Top 10 martial arts movies

Everybody is kung-fu fighting for sure, but it takes more than that to make a great martial arts movie. The Guardian and Observer critics pick the 10 finest ever made<p>• Top 10 movie adaptations • Top 10 animated movies • Top 10 silent movies • Top 10 sports movies • Top 10 film noir • Top 10 …

An astronaut's view on Gravity

Space garb isn't as sexy as Sandra Bullock's in Gravity, and real-life spacewalk dangers can be even worse, says astronaut Major Tim Peake<p>• Gravity – review • Oscar predictions 2014: Gravity<p>I'm in Houston at the moment, training with Nasa for a mission to the International Space Station. I'll be …

Mionix Avior 7000 ambidextrous gaming mouse arrives highly ergonomically

Arriving in the most ambidextrous form possible, the Mionix Avior 7000 has shown itself in the market for the first time this week as a lefty or …

Computer Science

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

Loop is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your phone at nearly any point-of-sale across the U.S., without requiring merchants to upgrade their hardware. Nor do you have to own a particular device, like …

7 Microinteractions You will Love in the new Articulate Studio 13 [Review] | The mLearning Revolution Blog

By onOctober 8, 2013 in eLearning<p>The New Articulate Studio ’13<p>I just finished reading an excellent book written by Dan Saffer titled …

Is There Life After Email? Yes, And It’s Amazing

Scott Berkun, author of The Year Without Pants, on his time at Wordpress.com, a company that–pinch us–doesn’t rely on email.<p>I worked at WordPress.com, the 15th most popular website in the world to write <i>The Year Without Pants</i>, a book about what we can learn from the amazing and progressive culture …

Web Design

New ‘Salinger’ Trailer Reveals Striking Insight into the Iconic American Novelist

New 'Salinger' Trailer Reveals Striking Insight into the Iconic American Novelist<p>“Salinger” opens in select theaters today. The new trailer for the …

Brazil

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BitTorrent Sync Launches for iOS, Brings Unlimited File Backup and Encrypted File Transfers

Popular peer-to-peer service BitTorrent has launched BitTorrent Sync for iOS, an app that allows users to sync and backup an unlimited number of files across their devices as well as the ability to share files with other devices. The app allows for syncing of photos and videos with Camera Roll …

Amazon and Google's first employees reminisce about the old days

Joining a brand-new company can be a risky decision, but sometimes it pays off. In profiles of the very first employees to be hired by Google, Amazon, and Subway, <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reveals what it was like to work for some of today's best-known businesses back before they made it big. Google's …

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“Europa Report”: Summer’s sleeper sci-fi hit?

A mission to Jupiter’s ocean-girdled moon in search of life goes wrong in the sci-fi thriller “Europa Report”<p>What if our first contact with extraterrestrial life – an event of immense scientific, philosophical and even theological importance – doesn’t go well? It’s one of the most venerable themes …