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Uber adds electric cars to its fleet in China with launch of UberGreen

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, ride service Uber is going green. The company is introducing ten hybrid electric vehicles to its fleet of cars through a partnership with Guangzhou Automobile.<p>The hybrid car service is expected to roll out this week and will be called UberGREEN, according to Tech in …

Electric Vehicles

Now that Android Auto is here, get ready to sell your car

This is how the car-sharing economy really starts to shine<p>On a recent trip to San Francisco, I crossed the bridge connecting SFO's terminals to board the light rail, commuting a couple stops down the line to the rental car garage. I walked past what seemed like 20 aisles of 100 cars each in the …

Meet Chimp, A Disaster Response Robot With Four-Limb Drive

He's one of 25 robots competing in DARPA's Robotic Challenge this month<p>This month, 25 robots will traverse rubble, saw through walls, and drive a vehicle through a simulated disaster zone in the DARPA Robotics Challenge final showdown. The three-year competition--inspired by the Fukushima-Daiichi …

The US Air Force hopes to recruit you with a virtual reality game

The US Air Force has an interesting dilemma: how do you convey the thrill of flying a fighter jet to potential recruits without taking them on a very expensive trip? Virtual reality, apparently. The military branch is teaming up with Reel FX on Air Force Performance Lab, a recruiting "experience" …

Jony Ive Named as Apple’s Chief Design Officer

Apple designer and SVP of Design Jony Ive has been promoted to a new position at the company, Chief Design Officer. Ive will oversee a wide array of …

Rumor: Two new Nexus phones on the way, 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch – but no new tablet

With Google reporting falling revenues from its Nexus devices, and having seemingly abandoned the original concept of an affordable vanilla device in favor of more expensive devices, the future of the product line was looking a little uncertain. But a new rumor says that Google will indeed be …

Fish

Xperia Z3+ is Sony's new global flagship, but it's the same as the Z4

Sony's naming scheme for smartphones is getting weird.<p>In April, the company launched the Sony Xperia Z4, its new flagship smartphone and a successor …

Facebook’s Oculus buys computer vision startup to help the Rift understand the world

The Oculus Rift already understands where you are looking and how you’re moving your body — and now, thanks to an acquisition, it may soon understand the space around you.<p>Oculus VR, the Facebook subsidiary responsible for the latest virtual-reality revolution, just acquired technology startup …

Oculus Rift

Watch This Super Fast Robo-Roach Launch A Robot Bird

If it runs any faster it will fall apart<p>Ever turned on a light at night in summer and watched roaches scatter, and then subsequently thought, “You know, what I’d really like is if these roaches were both faster and robots”? Well, weird-thought-haver, you are in luck. Made by researchers at UC …

Twitter brings live-streaming app Periscope to Android

Expanding the scope<p>Periscope, the promising live-streaming app owned by Twitter, arrives on Android today. Like its cousin on iOS, which debuted two months ago to the day, Periscope for Android lets you watch and record broadcasts from your mobile device. Reaching 1 million users in its first 10 …

Microsoft’s New iPhone App Could Make Siri Jealous

Microsoft’s “personal digital assistant” for Windows devices, Cortana, will soon take spoken commands on Apple and Android devices as well.<p>Microsoft …

Mortal Kombat X Getting Tanya DLC Soon

The next DLC character for Mortal Kombat X, Tanya, will arrive in the next few weeks, according to series creator Ed Boon.<p>Boon, who likes to reveal (or at least tease) things on Twitter, responded to a message asking for news about Tanya with a brief, straightforward poem: "She's koming soon, In …

Gaming

Gaming Deals: $40 Bloodborne, $20 Destiny, $400 PS4 + Free PS Plus, Headset

Today's best deal comes from GameStop, which is offering the Last of Us Remastered PS4 bundle with a PS Silver Wired Headset and a one-year PS Plus membership for $400.<p>Amazon and Best Buy both have Bloodborne for $40. Gamers Club Unlocked gets the price down to $32 at Best Buy.<p>Toys R Us has Destiny …

Destiny players: Never turn your back on a 'dead' Warlock

So, a bit of background before you enjoy this video.<p>"We received a message from the enemy saying 'we are on 8/9 wins for trials of osiris please let us win,'" the video's description states. "So this is what we did..."<p>The three-person Trials of Osiris team pretended to throw the match, and of …

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Gaming Consoles

Need for Speed Reboot Running on Same Engine as Star Wars: Battlefront

Same version of Frostbite engine.<p>DICE’s Johan Andersson, Frostbite engine technical director, has confirmed via Twitter that Ghost Games’ upcoming …

Star Wars: Battlefront

Witcher 3 Dev Treating Xbox One Save Problems "Very Seriously"

The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red has acknowledged an issue affecting the ability to save games on the Xbox One version of its open-world role-playing game.<p>The issue, as reported by numerous users on the Witcher 3 forum, disables the auto-saving and manual saving function, but doesn't notify …

Expected

Witcher 3 Becomes Biggest UK Launch of 2015

Namco Bandai's The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has taken the top spot UK chart and, according to sales monitor GFK Chart-Track, has had the biggest debut week for a game release in 2015 so far.<p>The Witcher 3 beat Battlefield Hardline's sell-through by 53 percent to attain this record.<p>The game's week-one …

RPGs

Xbox One's D4 PC Release Date, DLC Plans Revealed

The PC version of the Xbox One murder-mystery game D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die finally has a release date. The Windows edition will arrive on June 5 for $15, while a variety of downloadable content (see below) will also be available for purchase. Developer Access Games (Deadly Premonition) also said …

Xbox One

Resident Evil 0 remaster heading to consoles and PC next year

Resident Evil 0 is getting another chance to shine.<p>Capcom announced today that it’s remastering the 2002 GameCube-exclusive survival-horror game that saw a no-frills rerelease on Nintendo Wii back in 2010. This new HD remaster is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in …

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The Simpsons

Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic — ‘Begun, The Clones Wars have’ in Disney Infinity 3.0

Disney is taking the wraps off of Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic, one of three major Star Wars “play sets” that go with the family-friendly Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition toy-game platform that is coming later this year.<p>The game is part of a gargantuan Disney strategy to bring toys to life in …

Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Lone Ranger

BioShock Veterans Working on Horror Game Where You Play as a Blind Woman

A team of former BioShock developers impacted by the Irrational Games closure have assembled to create Deep End Games, a new Boston-based indie developer that today announced its first project, a horror game called Perception. Though it's early days, the game certainly looks and sounds …

Bioshock

Preordering NBA 2K16 Lets You Play Four Days Early

Following last week's official NBA 2K16 announcement, developer 2K Sports on Tuesday revealed various preorder bonuses for the professional basketball game.<p>The marquee offer is what 2K is calling an "Early Tip-Off Weekend." Anyone who preorders the game at stores or online will get to play four …

The Mad Max video game looks like Fury Road crossed with GTA

There are a few reasons to be excited for <i>Mad Max</i>, the upcoming video game spin-off of the excellent <i>Fury Road</i>. For starters, the game is being developed by Avalanche Studios, the same developer behind the wild, open-world <i>Just Cause</i> series, and its publisher is WB Interactive, which has a solid …

Gaming