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September sales spell more success for Sony's PS platform

Grand Theft Auto V's record-breaking billion-dollar plus run last month made the video game industry's health a front and center topic, putting both the game's now-standard controversial content and the role of video games as an influential entertainment medium up for debate in media outlets small …

Put These Quarter-Sized GPS Trackers On Everything

They'll go on phones, bicycles, teenagers—anything!<p>Misplaced your phone? Dropped your keys? Lost your dog? This crowdfunded project would let you locate basically anything with tiny GPS trackers that are accurate to within 5 feet.<p>Retrievor is GPS disk that's barely more than an inch in diameter and …

Gear & Gadgets

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

FilmOn thumbs nose at TV streaming ban, faces contempt of court charge

To all the perks of being a billionaire, you can add one more: taunting judges. That is what Alki David, the eccentric CEO of FilmOn, is doing by …

Square Cash lets anyone with a debit card send money instantly over email

What if sending money was as simple as sending an email?<p>That’s the premise of Square Cash, launching today for all debit card users in the US, using any email service. To use Square Cash, all you do is compose an email to a friend, type the amount you way to pay in the subject title, and cc …

Journal App Narrato Goes Freemium, Now iPad-Optimized

Narrato rolled out a major update to its all-in-one journal app today, offering a new iPad-optimized version and support for the 64-bit A7 processor and M7 motion co-processor built into the iPhone 5s.<p>The lifelogging app is only supported on devices running iOS 7 now – a timely reminder that …

Nike CEO Hints At Collaborative Future For FuelBand

For the development of the FuelBand, Nike partnered with a slew of outside companies. CEO Mark Parker hints that more partnerships could be in the device’s future.<p>The Nike FuelBand is one of the more promising products in wearable computing. But as larger technology rivals–from Samsung to Google to …

Think twice before you send: This app can save Snapchats forever

Sending pictures and videos on Snapchat just got a whole lot riskier. Business Insider happened upon a new app called SnapHack Pro, which just hit …

HTC Launches One Max Smartphone, Fingerprint Sensor Garners Negative Reviews

HTC today unveiled its newest device, the HTC One max, a 5.9-inch smartphone that includes a dedicated fingerprint sensor. Unlike the convenient home button location of the fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5s, the One max’s sensor is located on the back of the device, near the camera.<p>The sensor is …

Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage (updated)

Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile apps that compensate users if they allow their mobile behavior to be monitored. We're told that the …

Activision Blizzard completes buyback from Vivendi Universal in multi-billion dollar deal

Activision Blizzard recently bought back a controlling stake in itself from Vivendi Universal. The reacquisition was a joint effort by the company itself and an investment group that includes Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and Chairman Brian Kelly. When the dust settled, Activision Blizzard picked up …

Activision Blizzard finalizes purchase from Vivendi

The Delaware Supreme Court today lifted the preliminary injunction freezing the separation of Activision Blizzard and its parent company Vivendi, the company announced today, allowing it and investor group ASAC II to finalize the required transactions by Oct. 15.<p>Activision Blizzard announced in …

PlayStation 4 won't support Bluetooth headsets

The PlayStation 4 will not support Bluetooth headsets for chat, Sony has confirmed to Game Informer.<p>Owners of previous-gen gaming headsets that use USB for their chat functions will be able to use their headsets in the PlayStation 4, but not at launch. An update will also provide compatibility for …

iWatch could control your home as well as your phone

The Apple iWatch could be a remote control for your home as well as your iPhone. Where the Samsung Galaxy Gear and other smart watches are second …

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Sprint opens LG G2 pre-orders ahead of November 8th release

Already on sale for more than a month at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint has finally revealed when you'll be able to get your hands on LG's G2 flagship. The operator today opened pre-orders for the $99 Android phone but doesn't expect deliveries to hit your doorstep until November 8th. To …

Despite press release, Samsung didn't buy fingerprint ID maker

A press release stating that Samsung had agreed to acquire Fingerprint Cards is "incorrect," the Swedish maker of fingerprint ID sensors said Friday.<p>"The previous press release was not sent by Fingerprint Cards AB. Trading in the share has been suspended," Fingerprint Cards said in a statement. …

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iPhone 6 will raise screen size close to 5 inches, says analyst

Apple's iPhone 6 will jump in screen size to almost 5 inches from the current 4 inches. At least, that's the claim from Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White.<p>After meeting recently with an Apple supplier, White expressed confidence that a new big-screen iPhone will emerge next year, as reported by …

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Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Ballmer's final shareholder letter outlines the future for Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled his plan to transform the software maker into a devices and services company during his shareholder letter last year, but this year's final address is more about reflection, execution, and a future with a new Microsoft CEO. Ballmer is planning to retire from …

Samsung and LG are really close to announcing curved, flexible smartphones

Are curved, flexible smartphones the next frontier in smartphone innovation? LG and Samsung really want to make it so.<p>Both companies are weeks away from announcing smartphones with curved displays, whose plastic substrate should make them more durable and cheaper to produce.<p>LG said today that it’s …

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Grand Theft Auto Online: 26 tips and tricks for success

Being dropped in a hostile world is scary. And Grand Theft Auto Online – the recently-launched multiplayer part of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V – can be very hostile at times.<p>It’s dog-eat-dog out there. Everyone’s hustling for a quick buck and death comes easily. The crime-themed open …

'Prime World' Review: Not Quite A Brave New World

Nival’s <b>Prime World</b> (PC) is a MOBA/ARTS title that combines elements of traditional persistent role-playing games and sim-building social games into a modern lane-battler. In a world where many developers are making MOBAs and the vast majority adhere to the model popularized by <i>Warcraft III</i> mod map …

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Neuromancer-inspired game brought to life via Oculus Rift

MIT Media Lab artist Greg Borenstein is working on an iPhone and Oculus Rift-powered recreation of the raids found in William Gibson's cyberpunk novel, <i>Neuromancer</i>.<p><i>Case and Molly</i>, Borenstein's prototype creation, is about "the coordination between the virtual and the physical, between ‘cyberspace' …

The Sleeping Genre: Cthulhu's Time Has Come

Let's move on from zombies and embrace Cthulhu.<p>Are you sick to death of the dead? The mewling, loping cannon fodder that couldn’t even die right.<p>They …

What Games Are: The Unfulfilled Promise Of Videogames

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a veteran game designer and the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are. You can follow him on Twitter here.</i><p>There are few figures in the games industry more deserving of respect than Chris Crawford. He founded GDC, has designed numerous games and written many …