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Homefront: The Revolution Gameplay Demo - IGN Live: E3 2014 - IGN Video

We explore Philadelphia in this new open-world game from Crytek.

Microsoft's next big Windows Phone may use Kinect-like motion gestures

Yes, the Lumia 930 and 1520 are fine Windows Phones, but where's the sequel to the fan favorite, the 1020? Apparently, it's coming -- and it's bringing a clever control scheme along for the ride. Sources for both <i>WPCentral</i> and <i>The Verge</i> claim that Microsoft's future Lumia hardware, nicknamed McLaren, …

Report: Windows Phone getting smarter with gestures and sensors

As talk heats up about the expected 3D head tracking of Amazon’s(s amzn) smartphone, don’t count Microsoft(s msft) out of the handset gestures game. …

How to buy a graphics card—Six things you must know about GPUs

<i>Article by Julian Vernon</i><p>In a perfect world, the hardware experts at PC Gamer would accompany you on a shopping trip to pick up your next graphics …

NBA Live 15's first look is a closeup of six stars

The official Facebook page for <i>NBA Live 15</i> this morning offered the first glimpse at the improved graphics for EA Sports' basketball title.<p>The six closeups of NBA stars Paul George, Tony Parker, Rajon Rondo, James Harden, Blake Griffin and Steph Curry send a message that NBA Live has addressed the …

Microsoft Releases Windows Drivers for Xbox One Controller

Microsoft today released PC drivers for the Xbox One controller, allowing Windows gamers to use the device to play games on their computer. You can download them now directly from Major Nelson: Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit.<p>Microsoft says it plans to release the drivers as part of a Windows …

Yezz to honor Bill Gates with the Billy smartphone, running Windows Phone

Microsoft has shown some new Windows Phone hardware at the Computex trade show currently taking place in Taiwan. However, it’s not built by the usual …

How Crytek has imagined Homefront: The Revolution as a modern guerrilla war on U.S. soil (interview)

Homefront, the dystopian first-person shooter created by the now-defunct THQ and Kaos Studios, finally has a home. Originally published in 2011, it depicted a war in which the North Koreans conquered the U.S. But THQ went under, Crytek bought the rights to the property, and now Deep Silver will …

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Surface Pro 3: Microsoft finally makes a killer tablet — and it can replace your laptop (review)

It took several tries, but Microsoft has finally delivered a device that lives up to the bold promise of its Surface line.<p>The Surface Pro 3 is Microsoft’s third try since 2012 at unifying tablets and laptops — but with some key differences from its predecessors. Its screen is bigger, so you can …

Two more companies sign up to build Windows Phone handsets

Microsoft may have its own phone business now, but that doesn't mean that other companies can't still produce Windows Phone handsets under their own flags. Redmond's China VP Zhang Yongli has announced that both China's K-Touch and Florida's Blu Products have signed up to produce mobile devices …

Say hello to the first Windows Phone 8.1 handset: Lumia 630 sales begin

Starting Wednesday in Asia, consumers can purchase the first Windows Phone 8.1(s msft) handset: Nokia has announced the start of Lumia 630 sales. …

TomTom Runner Cardio GPS watch review

TomTom's latest GPS running watch does away with sweaty, constrictive heart rate straps with a clever sensor that measures how your pulse subtly changes the colour of your skin. So far so good, but does it work, asks Matthew Sparkes<p><b>Product:</b> TomTom Runner Cardio <b><br>Price:</b> £249.99 <b><br>Released:</b> May 31, …

Microsoft To Complete Purchase Of Nokia’s Hardware Business This Friday

Even a long road has an end. Today Microsoft announced that it will complete its purchase of the preponderance of Nokia’s hardware assets on Friday. The deal has undergone minor adjustment since its initial formulation.<p>Initially, the Microsoft-Nokia arrangement was expected to conclude in the first …

Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole

Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with every iteration until, at some point, it all just <i>clicks</i>. Arguably, Windows Phone just came of age with its latest update, …

Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia gets thumbs-up from China

When one massive corporation buys another one, it's not as simple as handing over the dosh and winking. There's also the small matter of the world's competition authorities, which check that the deal won't affect market conditions. China has finally given its blessing to the Microsoft - Nokia …

Here's what you missed at Microsoft's 2014 Build conference

We came, we saw, we barked orders into a phone. Though Microsoft's annual developer conference is technically called "Build Windows," we actually spent far more time at this year's event playing with handsets -- almost no PCs, come to think of it. Indeed, the star of the show was a husky-voiced …

The Nokia Lumia 930 is a global version of the Icon (hands-on)

The Nokia Lumia Icon is a fantastic Windows Phone that comes with a bunch of top features that most WP users haven't been able to enjoy until recently, but it had one critical flaw: it was an exclusive to Verizon, which meant that only a handful of users in the US could buy it. For the rest of the …

Samsung ATIV SE leak hints at April launch, warmed-over Galaxy S 4 specs

Samsung's ATIV SE hasn't been a terribly well-kept secret, but we've heard precious little about the Verizon-bound Windows Phone beyond its use of a 5-inch, 1080p display. However, tipsters have given <i>The Verge</i> hardware specs that will seem very familiar. If the leak is accurate, the ATIV SE will be …

BMW CS reinterpretation proves retro can be sexy [w/video]

Designer David Obendorfer doesn't work for BMW, but perhaps the German automaker should give him a call. His CS Vintage Concept shows a singular ability to understand the brand's classic style and reinterpret it for today. He isn't some amateur, either. Obendorfer has an industrial design degree …

Nike's 10 Best Non-Running Air Max Models

<b>words // Zack Schlemmer</b><p>Celebrating the original release of the Air Max 1 on March 26, 1987, Nike has declared today "Air Max Day". Essentially a …

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Samsung’s ATIV SE with Windows Phone looks a lot like a Galaxy S4

Evidence of a new Samsung Windows Phone(s msft) continues to mount: On Sunday, an image of the handset for Verizon(s vz)(s vod) was published by …

Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet

Windows Phone has never looked this good. The latest update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, known as Update 3, added support for 1080p displays, large smartphone screens and state-of-the-art processors. And now, these features are finally showing up on actual hardware. The first device to …

Jordan Brand Presents Official Images of the Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Infrared 23'

<b>words // Brennan Hiro Williams</b><p>If you thought the torrent of sneaker releases was going to calm down after that crazy February, you're wrong.<p>The first …

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Obama speech highlights gap between his goals and his resources

WASHINGTON — President Obama's sixth speech on the state of the union spotlighted many issues, but more than anything it illuminated the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them.<p>The president made the ambition clear last month, when he referred to a "dangerous and …