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Crytek Shutting Down Warface on Xbox 360

Service will stop on February 1.<p>Developer Crytek has announced they will be "winding down" service for Warface on Xbox 360.<p>In a post on their …

Firefox Could Soon Come To iOS

For more than a year now, Mozilla has categorically stated that it wouldn’t release a version of Firefox for iOS because Apple won’t let it use its own web engine on its platform. With a new CEO on board, however, it looks like Mozilla’s position may be changing. At an internal Mozilla event in …

Verizon to install teeny tiny cells for its enterprise customers

Verizon is tapping startup SpiderCloud’s small cell technology to move its LTE network indoors. The two announced a plan to begin wiring up office …

ShotTracker: The wearable that counts your hoops makes and misses

I made a decision back in the summer before eighth grade: Become as good at basketball as my 13-year-old body would allow. I did the Air Alert …

It's Lights Out For LED Startup Switch

The people who wanted to mix liquid and light have fizzled out.<p>Switch, a once high-flying LED startup, has liquidated its assets and is no longer in business, reports Katie Fehrenbacher of GigaOm. Customer complaints, low sales, intense competition and unpaid bills appear to be the culprit.<p>The …

Gadgets We Love: Sony Rocks The Room With Its Loud Smartphone Speaker

Music on the go is now ruled by the mobile. Countless music fans listen to the latest hits and classic grooves through the speakers on their smartphones. For all the engineering efforts, physics still prevents a small speaker really filling a room.<p>Which is why you need Sony's latest bluetooth …

The Real Reason Amazon Is Telling Us About Its Robots

A year ago, Jeff Bezos, Amazon's founder and CEO, took "60 Minutes" contributor Charlie Rose into a top-secret room at the company's Seattle campus and unveiled his plan to use drones to deliver packages.<p>For the next 24 hours, Amazon’s drone ambitions -- although nowhere near a reality yet -- …

Microsoft Surface Mini Coming This Month (Rumor)

The Microsoft Surface Mini tablet was expected to launch earlier in the year, although Microsoft put the device on hold at the last minute, and now …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple gets patent to prevent cracked screens by rotating iPhones as they fall

Can science save our iPhones from a big fall?<p>Apple was granted a patent on Tuesday (first reported by <i>AppleInsider</i>) that outlines technology that …

Assassin's Creed Victory leak: Ubisoft confirms London setting for 2015 game

Next year's Assassin's Creed - codenamed Victory - will be set in Victorian London according to a leak which was later confirmed by Ubisoft.<p>Kotaku …

Look At This Gorgeous Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4

Sledgehammer Games/Activision<p>Ubisoft<p>Ashley Gilbertson for TIME<p>The Creative Assembly<p>Ubisoft<p>Ubisoft<p>Bungie<p>Nintendo<p>Sucker Punch …

Special grey PS4 revealed for PlayStation's 20th anniversary

Today is the PlayStation's twentieth birthday. Officially an adult in its native Japan, it can legally smoke and drink, if it had the necessary …

3D compass cells found in the bat brain

Head direction cells in the bat hippocampus encode three-dimensional representations of space<p>Israeli researchers have identified three-dimensional ‘compass’ cells in the bat brain, explaining how the winged mammals can navigate their environments so deftly and perform complex flight manoeuvres …

What's Next For Wi-Fi, After 15 Years Of Existence?

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the appearance of the Wi-Fi technology in our everyday life. It has been quite a ride: back in 1999 Wi-Fi was operating at 11 Mb per second, and then, in 2003, came an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 specification that extended throughput to 54 Mb per second. …

Your Car Could Stop You From Driving If Your Voice Sounds Drunk

I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that<p>As any fan of Drunk History knows, people don’t exactly talk the same when they’re drunk. Now, some scientists are attempting to gather enough information to accurately predict a person’s drunkenness based on a simple conversation.<p>Scientists in Germany …

Alcohol

Here's a Dog Collar That Lets Humans Train Man's Best Friend From Anywhere

Let’s face it, owning a dog is a serious commitment. They constantly need our attention and care. And we want to know where they are and what they’re up to at all times. If Fido is gnawing on my slippers again…<p>Good news: Now you can keep an eye on your pup, and even bark commands to him from afar …

Pets

6 golf gadgets to up your game on the green

From hitting the links with potential clients to meeting up with your friends for a leisurely game on the weekends, golf is one of those sports that …

Google produces Android 5.0.1 with bug fix in tow

Android 5.0 Lollipop, a month out the door, is getting its first bug-fixing update.<p>Image files pushed out by Google onto its Android Open Source Project page and its Factory Images for Nexus Devices page show a 5.0.1 update for the latest flavor of the search giant's mobile OS. So far, the 5.0.1 …

Evolve Developer Teases Game's Third Monster

Computer, enhance!<p>The image below may offer a glimpse of Evolve's third monster, "Wraith."<p>Phil Robb, co-founder and creative director at Turtle Rock, …

The best Compact Tripod Mount and Stand for the iPhone

They say the best camera is the one you have with you, and since an iPhone is usually on hand for most photographers, professional or amateur, it's no wonder that so many photos are taken by iPhone. Still, there are times when a tripod is necessary, but who wants to carry around a bulky …

Google may use quantum computing to improve its advertising and web search capabilities

While Google regularly gives futurists talking points by pursuing experimental projects like driverless cars and smart contact lenses, the company’s investment last year in a “quantum” computer from startup D-Wave Systems could well help the tech giant with a few of its core processes.<p>D-Wave’s …

Apple is working on VR gaming & user interfaces for future products, Oculus and Leap experts wanted

<b>Update:</b> Apple removed the job listings, but we have screenshots below.<p>Following our discovery that Apple was looking to hire app engineers to build virtual reality experiences, new job listings give us more insight into its interest in building VR gaming experiences and “cinematic user interfaces” …

Superduino Is A Tiny Arduino Board With A Built-in Touchscreen

Another day, another Arduino project. This time it’s something called SuperDuino, a tiny touchscreen powered by a coin cell battery and backed up by a tiny Arduino-Like processor.<p>The kit can be used to build smartwatches and other mini devices and costs about $25 for the entire system. You can add …

Retina iMac and iPhone 6 shipping times improve slightly ahead of holidays

Shipping times for the new 27″ iMac with 5K Retina Display have improved from 2-3 weeks yesterday to just 1-2 weeks today. It’s a small improvement, but it’s certainly better than nothing with the holidays right around the corner.<p>The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also saw a drop in shipping times. Many …

Google to release kid-friendly versions of its products

A report from USA Today says that Google is working on new versions of its most popular products targeted directly at children 12-and-under.<p>According to the report, Google Search, YouTube and Chrome are most likely to be up first, since they have “broad appeal.” Pavni Diwanji, the Vice President of …

The 12 Best New Apps You May Have Missed

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>From apps that will help you choose your next beer or wine when you grocery shop to a new email app from the Gmail team, you're bound to find something you'll like.

Apps

New Airbus design offers toilet facilities for passengers with reduced mobility

Most of us take flying for granted, but for passengers with reduced mobility, taking a plane can be quite a challenge. Nowadays, getting on and off an aircraft is a lot easier than in the past, but using the toilets is often a problem for wheelchair-bound passengers.<p>On wide body aircraft the …

Samsung set to release its slimmest smartphone ever

Samsung is far from done releasing thin, all-metal, mid-range smartphones, judging by a leak at Chinese wireless regulator <i>Tenaa</i>. Though more modest in specs than the Galaxy Alpha, the new 5.5-inch Galaxy A7 is definitely the A-series' alpha model, trumping the Galaxy A5 and A3 phones. At 6.3mm, …

Tommy Hilfiger launches solar power jackets to charge your phone

It's happened to the best of us: you're out and about, just doing you thing, when your phone/tablet/iPod/handheld gaming system runs clean out of power. And sure, there are a bunch of products on the market to help you out in these situations -- but most of them are an extra device that you have to …

What to get when you want a smarter home

It's that time of year again! You know, the one when you have to hand over your hard-earned cash or dole out the credit card digits to get the loved ones in your life a little something celebratory. Lucky you, we've got a slew of great recommendations in our easy-on-the-eyes Holiday Gift Guide.<p>Need …