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​Orwell: The surveillance game that puts you in Big Brother's shoes

"Big Brother has arrived -- and it's you."<p>As CNET's resident privacy nark, I didn't need much convincing to play a game all about social engineering and online surveillance.<p>But when I stepped into my role as a new recruit for the fictional Orwell internet surveillance program, I didn't expect to …

Surveillance

Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis' Early Demos Released

Over the last 10 years, 1970s funk icon Betty Davis has enjoyed a renaissance of rediscovery. Her music has been lavishly reissued and anthologized, but for years the holy grail was a collection of songs she recorded for Columbia Records in the late '60s, several of which her then-husband, Miles …

What's so great about high-resolution audio?

High-resolution audio has a long history, dating back to at least 1999, with the introduction of the Super Audio CD, aka the SACD. DVD-Audio followed a year later, and a hi-res format war was waged for a few years without a clear victor.<p>Hi-res PCM and DSD download files are now widely available, …

'Mortal Kombat' Beer Is Here to Capitalize on Your Video Game Nostalgia

Iconic '90s fighting video game <i>Mortal Kombat</i> has already been made into a few television series and films, and soon it will be recreated as an alcoholic beverage. Global Beverage Traders has announced it is launching a beer series that toasts <i>Mortal Kombat X</i>, which was released for Xbox and …

Retrogaming

Top 10 Hardest Video Games Of All Time

Think you’re pro at videogames? Think the standard AAA market isn’t a challenge? Well here’s some games that will really push your buttons. Welcome …

YouTuber spots mouse cursor in "Street Fighter V" game trailer

Over the weekend, Capcom published a game trailer video confirming that Ibuki will be the next DLC fighter added to the Street Fighter 5 roster. The announcement is big news for fans of the kunoichi (Japanese for "female ninja"), but her return was unfortunately overshadowed by another secret …

Game Trailers

Cakewalk to release free version of Sonar software for Mac

<b>Mac users will get a version of Sonar later this year.</b><p>US music software company <b>Cakewalk</b> has announced a much-requested Mac version of its production …

PS4 Exclusive Gran Turismo Sport Gets Lots of New Info: Watch Kazunori Yamauchi's Full Presentation

The day after the unveiling of <i>GT Sport</i>, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Polyphony Digital hosted a fan event in London, where Kazunori …

Sports Cars

Valve’s Steam Games Software Running PC Games On PlayStation 4 (video)

If you fancy being able to play Steam games on your PlayStation 4 then you might be interested in a new Linux patch which has been released via …

This Programmer Hacked A PS4 To Run Steam Games Without A Hitch

As home game consoles get increasingly more sophisticated they bear a closer resemblance to personal computers than they do the consoles of old. Along with that technological leap comes the ability for consoles to do more, such as play and capture all sorts of media and serve as more of a home …

Best emulators for Android

Many think emulators are a gray area, but it’s actually not. Emulators in themselves aren’t bad. They’re essentially the platform that you can play …

Retrogaming

Starwars BB-8 XBOX One Laptop (video)

Custom gaming rig creator Edward Zarick, has this week unveiled his latest creation in the form of the Starwars BB-8 XBOX One Laptop which is sure to …

Man Buys NES Game For $2, Sells It for $7,500

If you ever see a copy of Stadium Events at a yard sale, snatch it up quick.<p>For a different generation, it was the story of the baseball card that got away. A rookie Mickey Mantle that got lost during a move. A mint Darryl Strawberry from 1984 that your mom threw away. But in 2016, you may want to …

7 crazy video game controllers we can't believe people once thought were a good idea

Analog sticks and triggers were added in the mid 1990's to accommodate the shift from 2D to 3D games, but that didn't replace the basic controller layout that came before, comprised of face buttons and a directional pad.<p>In a few cases, like with the popular "Dance Dance Revolution" or "Guitar Hero" …

Kobe Bryant's 20-Year Career, In Video Games

The curtain comes down on Kobe Bryant’s 20-year NBA career tonight, and nothing makes you realise just how old this guy is like seeing the gulf …

Basketball

Pick up this ridiculously useful desk gadget for $8 — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in …

The 11 Biggest Standouts from the Baselworld Watch Extravaganza

Everyone loves a great watch.<p>Some are inspired by motorsports, others are merely inspired. At least one of these pieces of wearable art would look good on the wrist positioned at 9 o'clock on the steering wheel, like the Tag Heuer Monza above (more on that beauty soon).

How to turn any speakers into Bluetooth speakers

Try as they might, wireless speaker companies simply haven’t been able to capture the same look and feel that old cabinet speakers used to offer. …

iTron Super Faster Charger, Charges A Smartphone Battery From Flat In Just 3 Minutes (video)

Anyone who needs to charge their smartphone or mobile devices in a short amount of time might be interested in a new super fast charger called the …

15 Cool things you can do with USB OTG Cable in Android

You can do many cool tricks with your android phone. Nowadays most of the Android devices comes with OTG (USB ON THE GO) support. A USB On The Go …

RippleBuds Noise Blocking Earbuds Fitted With In-Ear Mic (video)

Team RippleBuds have created a new range of noise blocking earbuds, aptly named RippleBuds, which are also fitted with an in ear microphone and have …

Version 1.4.0 of Wii U Emulator, Cemu, Shows More Rapid Progress

Still a long way from full emulation

How we made Motown

Berry Gordy: ‘I didn’t like Stevie Wonder’s singing – but I loved his harmonica-playing’<p>I was in a group called the Matadors and Jackie Wilson was my idol. When Jackie’s managers gave us an audition, I noticed this young man sitting in the corner listening. The managers rejected us, but he said: …

How To Run High-End Games Without Graphics Card

My tutorial on how to run games without <b>graphics card</b> is here. Applying this tutorial you will able to run high-end games on <b>low-end …

Raw Photos Of Women In Labor Aim To Show That Birth Isn't 'Gross'

"I want my images to challenge norms; reinvent the norm."<p>Angela Gallo is a doula and birth photographer who is on a mission.<p>Gallo is a mother of two living in Australia who is seeking to change society's perceptions of the birthing process. She not only assists women in labor, but also photographs …

The Legacy of Zelda

The woods were thick in Massachusetts, and in the wake of harsh Boston winters, a young Cliff Bleszinski would roam the forest in search of adventure.<p>"I'd wake up, eat my Fruit Loops, and meander through the neighborhood, creating forts, sometimes lighting fires, catching snakes, skinning my knee," …

The photographer teaching women to feel beautiful naked

Photographer Mathilde Grafström struggled with body image issues and confidence for much of her life. “I had a major identity crisis a few years back and I’m still working on trying to accept my own body as it is. I suffer from these beauty ideals that are put out by the media, and it affects my …

As Duke Nukem 3D Turns 20, Co-Creator Shares His Original Notes

It was 20 years ago today that Duke Nukem 3D, one of the most influential (and controversial) shooters of the 1990s, was released. To mark the occasion, Duke Nukem co-creator George Broussard has been sharing photos and details about the game's development on Twitter.<p>"Duke 3D was made in 2.5 years …