John Ryan

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Square can now process chip cards in two seconds

If you’ve made any payments with a chip card, you’ve probably had awkward moments — those long seconds after you’ve inserted the card and everyone behind you is (literally or metaphorically) tapping their foot, waiting for the card to be processed.<p>Well, Square has been working on this problem for a …

Jack Dorsey

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Hands-On Preview: Lara’s Sobering Trek Through The Jungle

Lara Croft’s focus on the imposing jaguar is unwavering. Every swipe of the animal’s razor-sharp claws is a reminder of the danger the adventurer …

Shadow of The Tomb Raider Gets New 'Deadly Tombs' Trailer

Publisher Square Enix and developer Eidos Montreal have released another brand-new <i>Shadow of the Tomb Raider</i> trailer, this time showcasing the game's …

Tomb Raider

God Of War’s Digital Revenue Shows The Market’s Demand For Good Storytelling

<i>God of War</i> is the highest-rated new PlayStation 4 release ever, and one of the most critically-acclaimed games of all-time. But critical consensus …

The Witcher

Shadow of the Tomb Raider video shows Lara's new climbing techniques

Square Enix have been keeping a steady supply of videos coming to showcase various features of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We've seen the series' …

Tomb Raider

‘Extinction’ Might Be Netflix’s First Great Sci-Fi Movie

Watch it before someone spoils the ending for you.<p>Grab a few of your favorite almost A-list actors, combine them with a sci-fi script that feels …

Peña

The New Netflix Documentary 'The Bleeding Edge' Shows How Essential It Is To Be Your Own Health Advocate

As patients, we go into a doctor's office expecting that they have the best intentions and that the medical industry is in the service of the people …

Contraception

Anatomy Of A Brutal God Of War Boss Fight

Weekends are a great time for relaxing, reading, or spending time with loved ones. Or, if you’re me, you can spend an entire weekend trying to beat …

Monster Hunter World

James Gunn’s firing shows the enduring power of Gamergate - Vox

Gunn’s dismissal from Marvel and its Guardians of the Galaxy franchise is only the tip of a much bigger, more hate-filled iceberg.<p>In early July, a video game writer named Jessica Price embarked on a lengthy Twitter thread about the storytelling differences between games meant to be played as …

Social Media

OMG Star Wars is reviving 'Clone Wars' — and there's a trailer

If you thought Star Wars was done telling tales in the prequel era, think again.<p>As Lucasfilm announced to a surprised fandom at San Diego Comic Con …

Star Wars

9 New Shows Amazon Is Banking on to Become the Next ‘Game of Thrones’

As television fans know by now, Amazon head honcho Jeff Bezos instructed his streaming service late last year to go out and find him the next …

TV

Netflix’s Secret City shows how technology is changing spycraft

It’s a compelling, up-to-the-minute thriller about the rapid evolutions in politics and cyber-espionage<p>In one scene in <i>Secret City</i>, the 2016 Australian series now playing on Netflix, a spy comes to a park with a bag of bread crumbs, feeding birds as a cover for picking up an encoded message. It’s a …

Suez Canal

Ranking the Best UFC Fighters Who Have Never Won a Belt

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through its cage doors, but not every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport.<p>Some fighters may have had a single off night while never getting another opportunity, while others were stuck in a division …

Faber

Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath

Lumen's technology is based on the very real metabolic measurement called respiratory quotient (RQ). For decades scientists and dieticians have used …

Carbohydrates

Ellie Will Have An NPC Companion In The Last Of Us Part 2

The Last of Us Part 2 writer and co-director Neil Druckmann announced that Ellie will be accompanied by an NPC in the upcoming game. So far the only gameplay of Ellie we've seen is of her fighting solo against a murderous group of enemies, but apparently that isn't representative of the full game. …

Microsoft Whiteboard is a dead-simple way to brainstorm with your team

Microsoft has finally launched its Whiteboard app for Windows 10 devices. It’s a free tool for collaborating on ideas with as many people as you like, and it’s not half bad.<p>Whiteboard (which has been available in preview since last December) is designed for use with a stylus, so it’ll automatically …

Apps

Guide: The Best PS4 RPGs

Publisher: <b>Square Enix</b> / Developer: <b>Omega Force</b><p>Release Date: <b>25th Apr 2017 (</b>USA) / <b>28th Apr 2017 (</b>UK/EU)<p>If you like an emphasis on action in your action …

The Tribe Is One of the Most Disturbing Movies on Netflix—And It’s Nearly Silent

If A Quiet Place messed you up, you should watch this.<p>We’re so used to sound in cinema that we don’t always think about how it’s used to modulate our experience, how the most violent action can be turned comic by a pop music soundtrack, or how David Lynch can make a cup of coffee terrifying with an …

Porn will never get better than this

After 15 years as a top porn actress, Angela White’s crowning achievement was showing what happens after sex.<p>“Angela 3” featured White and fellow …

FCC Retracts a Plan to Discourage Consumer Complaints

The Federal Communications Commission has reportedly dropped a proposed change in how it handles complaints that critics argued could have left …

Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go to rival the iPad

Microsoft has unveiled its direct challenge to Apple’s iPad, the cheaper, smaller and lighter Surface Go 2-in-1 Windows 10 tablet.<p>The Surface Go resembles other models of Microsoft’s successful Surface tablet range, but has a smaller 10in screen, is 8.3mm thick and only weighs 522g. But the biggest …

Windows 10

Darksiders III Update: First Look at Fury’s Flame Form

We unveiled Darksiders III more than a year ago. We did it quite early in our production cycle as our fanbase was desperate for news after we set the …

How to Be a Better Person

We all want to be our best, but many people wonder if it's actually possible to become a better person once you're an adult. The answer is a …

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Is Worth Revisiting…For A Price

When Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released last year, I had mixed feelings about it. Despite an impressive world and a fascinating array of interlocking …

PS4 Genre-Swapping RPG Death End Re;Quest Announced For The West

Idea Factory, the developer of the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, has announced a new title for PS4. During a panel at Anime Expo, the publisher unveiled the genre-changing RPG Death End Re;Quest, which will launch physically and digitally for Sony's console in North America and Europe in …

How Horizon Zero Dawn Aloy Changed Throughout Development

Horizon Zero Dawn: Guerrilla Executive on How Aloy Changed Throughout Development<p>July 6, 2018Written by Brianna Reeves<p>That development on Guerrilla …

RPG Maker MV coming to PS4, Switch and Xbox One

<b>NIS America are bringing RPG Maker MV to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019.</b>NIS America has confirmed that Kadokawa …

Skyrim director Todd Howard: Why triple-A games are better when you don’t play it safe

Todd Howard is racking up the awards, the latest being the Industry Legend honor at the Gamelab event in Barcelona. And it’s with good reason, as Howard has had a great run in his 25 years at Bethesda Game Studios, where he is director of the studio that has produced blockbuster games such as The …

More Of Code Vein's Story Revealed In New Character Trailer

Bandai Namco released a new story trailer for the company's upcoming action-RPG Code Vein. The trailer focuses on Mia Karnstein, one of the Revenants who can accompany the player throughout the game as a "buddy." These Revenants, vampiric humans who gain power in exchange for lost memories and a …