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Xbox One Elite Controller Release Date Revealed by Retailers

<b>[UPDATE]</b> Microsoft has now confirmed that the Xbox One Elite controller will launch on October 27.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>It looks like the new Xbox One Elite controller will release on October 27. While Microsoft has yet to officially confirm the date, it's listed to launch then on a variety …

15 essential games for your new iPhone

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential iPad games as well as our recommendations for Android phones and tablets.</i><p>Now that you’re done completely losing your mind in excitement over the shiny new iPhone someone gave you for the holidays, you’re probably wondering which games to download …

The best video games of 2014

When it comes to video games, much of this year has been overshadowed by Gamergate; the movement has hovered over the industry like a dark, ugly cloud, dominating the discussion about games and the people who make them.<p>And that's a shame — because it turns out 2014 was an absolutely amazing year …

Hearthstone power play delivers 312,417 damage

This video shows a <i>Hearthstone</i> match ending in a combo that forces a player to draw 784 cards and then absorb a whopping 312,417 in damage.<p>For the uninitiated, and come on, the initiated, 312,417 is a bit more damage then you would normally need to kill a player. This particular kill uses a couple …

Forget quadratic equations, play 'Super Smash Bros.' on your TI-83

The geniuses that guided Rosetta's lander onto a freaking comet no doubt put their TI-83 programmable calculators to good use, but you know what the rest of us were doing with them? Yeah, playing <i>Wolfenstein</i>. Now you can misspend physics class with another game: <i>Super Smash Bros</i>. Programmer Hayleia …

'WireLurker' malware attacks iPhones via Mac OS X

A U.S. security firm has found that iPhone and iPad users in China are facing the threat of a new virus that attacks their mobile devices via Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>The virus jumps from Mac OS X to the mobile device via a USB cable, says Palo Alto Networks, the U.S. firm that discovered …

The One App You Need On Your Résumé If You Want A Job At Google

Average pay at Google is $141,000.<p>It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too.<p>The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you.<p>Especially if you know …

The Moneymakers For Social Games Aren't The Big Spenders

If you pay attention to online gaming, especially in the “free to play” space, where a game download is free, but extras of all sorts cost money, you’ll see stories about people spending ridiculous amounts of money in a game – far more than a typical $60 disc. For example, there’s a report today …

Around two years since its launch and the Xbox One has had a strong innings, despite a rocky start. Although sales haven't been quite as strong as …

If 'World of Warcraft' is a drug, Blizzard is a cruel drug dealer

If you search for <i>"World of Warcraft</i> addiction" on the internet, you're likely to see some of the following links:<p>How to break a <i>World of Warcraft</i> addiction: 14 steps<br>• Woman loses children to <i>World of Warcraft</i> addiction<br>• Internet addict tells how <i>World of Warcraft</i> gaming had become "like crack cocaine" …

Parrot reveals new affordable flying drone and two-wheeler built from the AR.Drone

There’s always been little doubt that drones make great toys — the problem is that they’re far from cheap. Now the makers of the AR.Drone are revealing two new toys built from their technology that are small, easy to use, and — if the time we’ve spent with them here at CES is any indication — a …

The Internet's Cicada: A Mystery Without An Answer

"Hello. We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few that will make it all the way through. Good luck."<p>That message, …

World of Warcraft users warned of malware that steals account, authenticator data

<i>World of Warcraft</i> players are being advised to be vigilant of a "dangerous Trojan" that could potentially compromise their accounts, even if they are using a Battle.net authenticator to protect themselves.<p>According to a post on Blizzard's support forum, the reported malware acts in real time by …

December's Best iOS Apps

December (and 2013) will soon be a distant memory, so we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month. So without further ado, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best iOS apps to launch in recent weeks.<p>Codecademy<p>If you want to …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Why I Lost Faith In Bitcoin As A Money Transfer Protocol

As 2013 came to an end, many reflected on last year’s biggest tech news — and Bitcoin was a serious contender. But the main question remains: why are people interested in Bitcoin?<p>This whole debate reappeared when Charlie Stross stated that “Bitcoin looks like it was designed as a weapon intended to …

10 amazing role-playing games from this past console generation

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>As another era in gaming winds down, I thought it might be fun to take a look at 10 amazing role-playing games (and five honorable mentions) that graced the …

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The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Of Course Gas Stations Will Use Facial Recognition Tech to Serve 'Relevant' Ads

Because who hasn't seen Minority Report, right?<p>Say you're at a gas station. Say you're buying some supplies—bottled water, coffee, maybe some M&Ms—before you head back to your car. And as you're buying your loot, an ad pops up on a screen next to the cash register: it is really relevant to you. …

A New App Lets You Bribe People for Dates

Carrot Dating is a new app that lets users bribe each other with gifts and treats in the hopes of securing a first date. Creator Brandon Wade considers it a breakthrough for men who have trouble with the ladies, and users consider it the perfect way to...<p>We live in a big cyber world filled to the …

These 12 Banned Hashtags Tell Us What Instagram Is Afraid Of Becoming

Why does Instagram do this? App stores like the one on the iPhone have pretty strict rules about pornography and obscene content. Blocking hashtags that Instagram users use to post such naughty images helps keep Instagram in line with Apple's rules.<p>Here are 12 examples of hashtags that Instagram …

Why won’t Bitcoin die?

I attended the first Bitcoin World Conference and Expo, held in a second-floor meeting room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, on a Saturday in August 2011. The virtual currency was powering an alternative economy worth around $81 million USD. Roughly 75 attendees, mostly long-haired programmers and …

Splinter.me wants to replace your resume and offer career guidance

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>There are plenty of startups out there trying to revolutionize the job-seeking or hiring process, from TalentBin and Path.to …

Surprise! Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web

We put Mozilla's JavaScript subset—asm.js—to the test.<p>In a bid to make JavaScript run ever faster, Mozilla has developed asm.js. It's a limited, …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

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Apple Predicted to Tap Taiwanese Supply Chain for iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been one of the most vocal sources claiming that Apple will be including a fingerprint sensor in the iPhone 5S, indicating that Apple's 2012 acquisition of AuthenTec is ready to bear fruit for the company as a differentiating feature for the next iPhone.<p>In a …