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Chalk this one up to weirdness that I just couldn’t help but share. We know Nintendo has always strived to make quality products, but according to a …Pedometers
ORIGINAL STORY 9AM GMT: Ever broken a bone and wondered, while being X-rayed, what your games console at home would look like examined in the same …Art
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: PC gaming is dying. Of course if that had any semblance of truth, it wouldn’t be a $25 billion industry — actually edging out global box office receipts by a few million bucks in 2013. And while “traditional” desktop and laptop sales slide south, their …
One thing many Pokémon fans have in common is that growing up, we'd hear all sorts of stories about glitches and legendaries you could capture if you …
Last year, I predicted that the rising tide of Android gaming would raise all boats — that indie game consoles like the Ouya, the Shield, and the Gamestick could mount a challenge against Xbox and PlayStation because of all the attention they were getting as a whole. Sadly, it looks like I was …Gaming Consoles
When AMD showed the world their new Hawaii GPU last last year, their debut vehicle was the high-end flagship Radeon R9 290x. Nvidia is taking the opposite approach by giving us our first taste of their new graphics card architecture toward the tail end of their 700 series. Say hello to Maxwell via …NVidia
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Over the past two decades, we’ve seen plenty of bizarre hacks, strange devices, and oddball services that enable online multiplayer gaming. …SNES
Microsoft has completed its purchase of Nokia's phone business for $7.2 billion. For that cash, Microsoft is getting a lot of cell phone …Nokia
Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.
The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie.
The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to be seen as a …
Watch this: Official 'Street Fighter' documentary celebrates 25 years of the quintessential fighting game
Technically, 2012 marked the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter, the classic Capcom fighting game franchise that's made a comeback over the past few years. This weekend, however, Capcom has made "I Am Street Fighter," a 72-minute documentary film, available to stream free on YouTube. Originally …Film
One of the most enticing "what-ifs" of recent years has come true: Microsoft has purchased Nokia's devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia lineup under the Redmond roof. The move unites Windows Phone 8 with its biggest hardware supporter, giving the company the integrated mobile offering it's …Nokia
Sure, consoles age and get dirty. Heck, I remember a suspicious incident involving my Super Nintendo (SNES) console and a can of Coca-Cola in the …
Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Oscar-winning Japanese animator known for directing Studio Ghibli movies such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service, is retiring from feature-length film production. Studio Ghibli president Koji Hoshino made the announcement at the Venice Film …Animation
Microsoft unveiled its Xbox coffee table projector concept earlier this year, but it's unlikely to see a release any time soon. After previously describing IllumiRoom — an augmented reality projector that expands content onto living room walls — as "just research," Microsoft now says cost is an …Microsoft
Material scientists at Harvard University have developed a translucent speaker made out of a thin sheet of rubber squished between two membranes of saltwater gel.
By running a high voltage ionic signal across the surfaces, the rubber can be made to rapidly contract and vibrate, producing sounds that …Music (UK)
Parallels Access is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.
The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …Software
Draw the design for a level on graph paper, and Pixel Press can translate it into a real, playable game
Who hasn't sat on the couch at the end of a marathon gaming session and wondered what it would be like to make a game rather than just play one? With Pixel Press, anyone can do both—no coding …Game Design
Last night a terrible thing happened, I dropped my Razr Maxx and shattered the screen. In its defense, I have dropped it on many occasions, including …Phones
Add this to the annals of internet history: Facebook’s presentation for potential advertisers in April 2004, just two months after the nascent social network launched at Harvard University.
Digiday earlier today published a similar slide deck from October 2004, which led us to this one from half a …Facebook
GoPros are great, but if you'd rather film discretely without your subjects going into "dude" mode, there's now the ParaShoot wearable camera on Kickstarter. The idea is to sport the 1.3 ounce device like an amulet or on a belt during your day-to-day activities, so you can shoot 720p, 30fps video …Cameras
A team of Berlin-based computer scientists have modified common mobile phones so that they can block incoming calls or text messages intended for nearby devices connected to the same mobile network.
The system exploits second-generation GSM networks, which are widely used for mobile communication …Phones
It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …
People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar are they, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …
NYC Grid has quite an entrancing photo series that can have you staring for hours. For the uninitiated, NYC Grid is “an exploration and documentation …
Layton 7, the next game in Level-5's Professor Layton series will put a new spin on the six-year mystery adventure series, the company announced today during its Vision 2013 conference.
According to a post on NeoGAF summarizing the conference, Layton 7 will take the franchise in a "brand new …
Two indie developers have created an homage to Valve's puzzle game, Portal — on the Nintendo DS.
Developer Jordan "Smealum" Rabet and an artist who prefers to go by the name "Lobo" worked on the homebrew DS version of the PC and console game, called Aperture Science DS, drawing inspiration from …