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Kids who play video games are smarter: study

Kids who are good at video games tend to be more intelligent than those who just play outside, according to a new study.<p>Researchers have discovered a …

Razer attacks the Xbox One Elite Controller with its vicious Wolverine Ultimate

While using a controller to play games on Windows 10 may seem like blasphemy to many die-hard PC gamers, they’re still useful for titles that don’t …

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

7 Tips for Winning in 'PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds'

To climb to the top of the ladder in this battle royale, you'll need to master these strategies.<p>Originally released as a mod by Brendan …

The Best Gaming Router

Our top picks for blazing fast wireless action<p><i>Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Note</i> …

Wi-Fi

Microsoft HoloLens could help you find your keys, and also stalk your every move

Do you want a techno-photographic memory?<p>You know the trope in <i>Sherlock</i>-esque detective shows where some brilliant sleuth cracks a case by drawing on their nigh-photographic memory? Well, one of the most fascinating and terrifying things about augmented reality glasses is that they turn <i>everybody</i> …

FBI finds emails related to Clinton’s time at State Department on Weiner’s laptop

The FBI has found emails related to Hillary Clinton’s time at the State Department on the laptop the agency seized from disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin, a U.S. official said Thursday.<p>The emails discovered are not duplicates found during …

How to set up your home network for optimal gaming performance

PC gaming demands the best hardware, and gamers are constantly looking for the competitive edge that can be a key ingredient for victory. Too often, …

Wi-Fi

Battlefield 1 takes military shooter games back to first world war

The long-running series features biplanes, battleships and the earliest tanks in an attempt to combat Call of Duty’s move into future war<p>While Call of Duty is heading far into the future with this year’s installment, its annual first-person shooter rival, Battlefield, is heading in the opposite …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 review: Take note, this is the big-screen phone to beat - Pocket-lint

The Samsung Note family is characterised by one thing: the inclusion of a stylus (that's S Pen in Samsung speak).<p>Previously, the Note stood slightly …

Triton Underwater Artificial Gills

We can already breathe underwater. But it requires that we strap a heavy tank on our backs and go through training. The Triton Underwater Artificial …

How To Play Xbox One Games On PC: Play 'Halo 5,' 'Forza 6' And 'Rare Replay' On Windows 10

Microsoft shocked gamers when the news broke Monday that it wants a future where Xbox and Windows play the same games, with the Xbox upgraded on a …

The Strange, Scientifically Backed Method for Drinking All Night Without Getting Drunk

Jim Koch of Sam Adams knows beer. He also knows a weird secret trick that will let you drink beer after beer without getting sloppy.<p><b>"That guy from the TV commercials!"</b> That's what they call him, either because they don't know his name, or are by now too drunk to remember it. As the co-founder and …

The State Of The Xbox One in 2015

It must be frustrating for the people who work on the Xbox One, to have turned one of the worst-pitched gaming consoles ever into a machine that’s in …

Xbox One Elite Controller tips: Getting the most from shooters, racers, and action games

If you’re going to spend $150 on a gamepad, you’re going to want to use it for everything you play. Well, it turns out that the Xbox One Elite Controller has the versatility to deliver great results almost no matter what game you boot up.<p>We’ve already reviewed the Xbox One Elite Controller, but now …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

Watch these Destiny players beat the new raid without dying once

<i>Destiny</i>'s latest, greatest challenge is King's Fall, the raid included in <i>Destiny: The Taken King</i>. It requires a full fireteam of six Guardians working together like a finely tuned machine, knowing their roles and executing their tasks like clockwork. Even then, most groups will be lucky to finish …

The Raid

More Details on Destiny's New Court of Oryx Mode and a Big Raid Tease

Bungie has shared the first details about Destiny's upcoming "Court of Oryx" mode, which will be introduced as an end-game activity in the upcoming Taken King expansion. First, this new mode--which takes place in The Taken King's new Dreadnaught location--is accessible after you hand over a rune …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 unboxing and first impressions

Samsung unveiled its latest addition to the popular Galaxy Note series a few days ago, and we’ve got our hands on one. We can’t wait to run this device through its paces, but before giving it the full review treatment, here is a quick look at the unboxing, and we give you our first impressions …

Phones

Bungie gives Destiny players a sneak preview of The Taken King's weapons

<i>Destiny</i>'s upcoming expansion <i>The Taken King</i> features "the largest armory any Guardian has ever seen, and that includes the original launch of the game last year," Bungie said in a post on the game's official website today. To prepare players for the impending deluge of guns, the developer is giving …

Audio Mixing

How to Glue Anything to Anything Else

There are a lot of glues out there. And sealants and epoxies and putties that bond. It can get overwhelming, not to mention ineffective. But not if you know what you're doing.<p>Wood » Wood (wet): Gorilla Glue<p>Wood glues aren't durable in water. So if you're building something that will be out in the …

Robbing Diamond Stores Like a Pro in Payday 2 - IGN Plays Live - IGN Video

Diamond Store has an interesting way to move goods around. Watch us find it for the first time.

Fallout 4 Pip Boy Restrictions and The Division Beta Details - IGN Daily Fix - IGN Video

Fallout 4 Collector's Edition Pip Boy won't work with iPhone 6 Plus and Bethesda accepts odd currency for Fallout 4. Plus The Division's beta …

AMD Confirms Next-Gen GPU Arriving Q2 2015, Will Utilize High-Bandwidth Memory

But we still don't know what the cards look like.<p>New information coming from AMD's financial analyst day confirms a Q2 2015 release date for its …

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

8 Open Chords All Beginning Guitarists Should Know

An open chord is a chord that includes at least one open string. The easiest open chords require only three fingers to play and don't extend beyond …

Electric Guitar

18 apps, tips and hacks to get the most out of your gaming PC

Introduction<p>As gamers know, Windows can get bogged down over time to the point that a tiny bit of system lag could make you miss that all-important …