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The Wearables Road Ahead

I had a meeting with a smartwatch maker last night who showed me one of the coolest wearables I’d seen in a while. It will launch in a few days and it looks gorgeous with amazing attention to detail and a deep understanding of what has been missing in the smartwatch space thus far. He and his team …

Wearable Tech

BioWare stops short of announcing a Mass Effect trilogy remake … but it wants your thoughts

Today is N7 day, BioWare’s annual celebration of its hit action role-playing series Mass Effect, and the topic of a current-gen remake is very much on the table.<p>Aaryn Flynn, general manager at BioWare Edmonton, took to gaming forum NeoGaf last night to get some feedback on what fans would like to …

Wal-Mart's Answer To Apple Pay Has Already Been Hacked

Here's a bad sign for CurrentC, the fledgling mobile payment system in development by a consortium of retailers.<p>CurrentC is sending emails to people who signed up for the beta version of the app warning them "that unauthorized third parties obtained the e-mail addresses of some of you."<p>It doesn't …

iPhone and Android fans are raiding reviews of the CurrentC payments app

Thousands of one-star reviews have hit CurrentC in the App Store and on Google Play<p>Many retailers have been less than responsive to the Apple Pay mobile payments system. Rather than accept fees that banks charge for making the transactions, Walmart, Best Buy, and others disabled NFC in their …

The Opening Cinematic For 'The Witcher 3' Puts The Focus On The Hunt

I remember how the opening cinematic for The Witcher 2 was all about story: some gruff fellow killed a king, which, in the context of the absurdly complicated politics of this fictional world, we were given to understand was a bad thing, and onward went the story: a semi-linear adventure about …

Watch 16 minutes of Quantum Break, Remedy's time-twisting Xbox One game

Remedy Entertainment offers a longer look at its time-manipulating action-adventure <i>Quantum Break</i> in a new video that highlights how the Xbox One exclusive uses cracks in time to mix up the third-person shooter. Some helpful narration from Remedy creative director Sam Lake provides a detailed …

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

Real life is the game that – literally – <i>everyone</i> is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.<p>Basics<p>You might not realise, but real life is a …

Total value of Bitcoin surpasses $1B

The total value of the P2P currency, Bitcoin, has surpassed $1 billion. On Thursday, the exchange rate for the currency surpassed $92, and there is …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Sacha Labourey is CEO of CloudBees</i> <i>was formerly CTO at JBoss.</i> <i>Follow him on Twitter</i> <i>@SachaLabourey.</i> <i>Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees and was formerly SVP of Java Server Development at Oracle. Follow him on Twitter @stevengharris.</i><p>You could hear a …

'Journey' Sweeps Game Developers Choice Awards: Some Alternative Winners

<i>Journey took home top honors at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards. Here are some alternative picks.</i><p><i>Journey</i> swept the Game Developers Choice Awards last week, taking home six awards, including Game of the Year. While I loved the game, and was genuinely moved by my experience with it, I’m …

The biggest cyber attack in the history of the Internet is happening right now

At this very moment, the largest cyber attack ever declared is emanating from a decommissioned, nuclear-war proof NATO bunker with five foot-thick concrete walls and a reputation for harboring spammers and cybercriminals. It’s all part of a dustup between CyberBunker—so named for the building just …

Cyber-attacks