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The Three Best Open World Video Games Of 2013

<b>Second Runner Up: Grand Theft Auto 5</b><p>You can’t spell open world without Rockstar. The Grand Theft Auto series redefined the genre back in 2001, and this year’s Grand Theft Auto 5 proved that the studio is still one of the preeminent world builders in the industry.<p>Grand Theft Auto 5 stands out as one …

The Limits of Videogame Storytelling Reveal Themselves in The Novelist

In the PC/Mac game The Novelist, you play a very nosy ghost living in a house the Kaplan family rented for the summer. You flit through the house, …

Games of 2013: Saints Row 4

There have been better games this year. There have been more ambitious ones. In terms of scale, Grand Theft Auto 5 throws Saints Row 4's production …

The Best Video Games Of 2013

2013 was a really great year for video games. Maybe not the best year of all time, but a year packed with ambitious, surprising new titles.<p>It was also a year of new benchmarks, with games like <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> blowing away all previous sales records, and two new consoles from Sony and …

Latest technology, gadget and product reviews from Pocket-lint - Pocket-lint

18 May 2018<p>Plenty was revealed during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Community Event in Los Angeles. Developer Treyarch unveiled its additional modes, …

Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales - Pocket-lint

Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013.<p>The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent …

What The Data Says About How We Spent Christmas Morning

The kids woke up, the parents got called out of bed and for a few hours, shockingly, it looks like the family put down their mobiles on Christmas morning, according to data from Mixpanel, a mobile and web analytics company.<p>Welcome to the data-driven Christmas. A day that can be tracked in detail by …

GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Ready for a slew of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the <i>GTA Online</i> community's million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches -- including a NASCAR-style circuit atop a skyscraper and a …

The Chief Data Officer: An executive whose time has come

I often ask people whether they know what Netflix, Harrah’s, Amazon and Wal-Mart have in common? The answer is pretty simple. They use data analytics …

Google’s Chromebooks Have Hit Their Stride

It looks like Microsoft was right to worry about Google’s Chromebook project. According to the latest numbers from NPD, Chromebooks accounted for 21 percent of all laptop sales and almost 10 percent of all computer sales to businesses in 2013. That’s up from virtually nothing in the year before. …

RSA’s Deal With The NSA Reflects A General Mistrust

Here’s how it works when a big company believes that its power is in its girth: They enter this bizarre world that leads them to believe that what comes from their PR organs is enough to float their troubles away. It’s all about denial and avoiding any potential shareholder backlash. And so we come …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Fitbit in push to lead the wearable tech boom

Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets plans major international marketing push in 2014<p>Fitbit, a Silicon Valley maker of health gadgets, is to mount a major international marketing push in 2014 in an attempt to establish itself at the forefront of the new growth sector of wearable technology.<p>The …

Wearable Tech

Here Are The 38 Startups Pitching At TechCrunch Moscow Today

TechCrunch Moscow today features a whole 38 startups pitching to enter the final on Day Two, which features the main conference. You can catch the pitches live today on the live video stream but here’s a run-down of al the companies, as they describe themselves.<p>The Startup Alley features over 70 …

Share an astronaut's perspective: view from the space station

This stunning timelapse footage of the Earth from space will change how you see our planet<p>This compilation of mesmerising timelapse footage of the Earth taken from the <b>International Space Station (ISS)</b> is ... well, out of this world.<p>The clip, called <i>The World Outside My Window</i>, was made by David …