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Weirdness: According to Iowa State, the Pokewalker is the most accurate pedometer ever - NintendoToday

study performed at Iowa State University showed that Nintendo's Pokewalker accessory was the most accurate pedometer among consumer products.

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X-rayed games consoles are art, look

<b>ORIGINAL STORY 9AM GMT:</b> Ever broken a bone and wondered, while being X-rayed, what your games console at home would look like examined in the same …

Gaming Consoles

Meet Nvidia's GTX 800M Series: Maxwell, ShadowPlay, And GameStream Land On Laptops

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 …


Two Incredible Glitches Make The First Pokémon Games Way Easier


The indie game console may already be dead

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

Say Hello To Maxwell With Nvidia's New GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

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 …

Graphics Cards

Connection lost: The Cinderella story of online multiplayer - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2014 at 9:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Over the past two decades, we’ve …


Controllers? Pft. Watch This Guy Play Tekken With A Piano.

Sure, there are a lot of amazing fighting game players out there. But how many of them can kick ass and play the piano at the same time?<p>In the …



How Nokia made the modern cell phone

Nokia is planning a comeback at Mobile World Congress by releasing its first Android phones. For a company that made so much mobile history, the stakes are high.<p>Nokia. Knock-ia. Know-kia. Noh-keea.<p>However you pronounce it, few companies (other than Motorola, of course) have been so influential in …

Mobile Technology

Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move

Technology reporter<p>Google is calling the next version of its mobile operating system Android KitKat.<p>The news comes as a surprise as the firm had previously indicated version 4.4 of the OS would be Key Lime Pie.<p>The decision to brand the software with the name of Nestle's chocolate bar is likely to …

Android News

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 …

Street Fighter

Microsoft buying Nokia's phone business in a $7.2 billion bid for its mobile future

That's one way to become "a devices and services company"<p>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 …

Windows Phone

VC&G | » Why Super Nintendos Lose Their Color: Plastic Discoloration in Classic Machines

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 …


Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki to retire, says Studio Ghibli

Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Oscar-winning Japanese animator known for directing Studio Ghibli movies such as <i>Spirited Away</i>, <i>My Neighbour Totoro</i>, and <i>Kiki's Delivery Service</i>, is retiring from feature-length film production. Studio Ghibli president Koji Hoshino made the announcement at the Venice Film …


Microsoft's mind-blowing IllumiRoom Xbox projector costs too much to release

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 …


Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> 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.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

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Remote control your (now) headless Android phone

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 …

Remote Controls

Read Facebook’s ad sales presentation from April 2004, two months after it launched

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.<p>Digiday earlier today published a similar slide deck from October 2004, which led us to this one from half a …

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ParaShoot wearable camera lets you shoot stealthily, monitor on a smartphone

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 …

Wearable Tech

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

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 …


Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …


Remarkable Series of Then and Now Composite Photographs of NYC with Interactive Slider

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 …

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Layton 7 for mobile, 3DS will put a new spin on the series

<i>Layton 7</i>, 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.<p>According to a post on NeoGAF summarizing the conference, <i>Layton 7</i> will take the franchise in a "brand new …


Aperture Science DS transports Portal onto the Nintendo DS

Two indie developers have created an homage to Valve's puzzle game, <i>Portal</i> — on the Nintendo DS.<p>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 <i>Aperture Science DS</i>, drawing inspiration from …

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