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'Project Spark' Beta Expands To Xbox One

Alongside the March system update, the much anticipated game creator Project Spark beta program comes to the Xbox One.<p>Creative tools in video-games used to be a short hand for fiddling round the edges of what came in the box. You could, perhaps, redesign your character, change some colors or maybe, …

Twitch to stream live E3 game announcements directly to your console

If you aren't among the lucky few attending the Electronics Entertainment Expo each June, Twitch wants to take a bit of the sting out of that. 2014 is the start of a three year deal with the ESA making it the official streaming partner for the tradeshow. According to Twitch, this means its …

One-Way, Manned Mission To Mars Just Got Closer To Reality

Mars One announces deals with Lockheed Martin and SSTL to develop technology to colonize the Red Planet by 2025.<p>Yesterday, Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced the companies it hopes will build the technology necessary for the first private mission to Mars. Lockheed …

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Researchers create a more accurate alternative to Wi-Fi for tracking people through walls

Back in June, MIT researchers revealed they had figured out how to use Wi-Fi to track moving objects through walls. Today, the same team announced …

This ‘air modem’ could hack your PC or phone via sound waves — without any electronic connection

The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.<p>Not so much, …

Target Accidentally Sold Xbox One Consoles Early So Microsoft Banned Gamers From Using Them

He wasn't the first one to accidentally get an Xbox One early, reports Evan Narcisse from the gamer blog, Kotaku.com. Target also sent one to at least one other gamer, known for his eBay name, priceless228.<p>They weren't supposed to be able to start using the new Xbox right away. Microsoft is making …

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5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

<b>((Wikimedia))</b><p>Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>Paul Bucheit<p>October 8, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Alternet.<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten …

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: Toronto 2013 - first look review

It's barely five minutes before the woman starts to wail on the soundtrack. Young men in terry-towels run through the long grass. The sun brushes the lens. He dives into the river a boy, emerges fully-formed as a world leader.<p>A Long Walk to Freedom lays out the legend of Nelson Mandela in grand, …

The Double: Toronto 2013 - first look review

Dank and depressing, spurred by impotent rage and deflated ambition, The Double arrives as the black sheep of this year's Toronto film festival. It's a moody, gloomy comedy. A taut study of self-identity that comes up with no easy answers. It's totally out of step with the festival's sunny tastes. …

iOS 7 launch & release date: what to expect and what you need to know

The Techradar team says iOS 7 will bring the biggest changes to the operating system since its launch.<p><b>iPhone 5S and 5C release - live</b><p>Chief executive Tim Cook has described iOS 7 as “the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone”.<p>What Apple has done is show that it can cater to its own loyal fan base …

New Grand Theft Auto V promises excellence

Graphics, plot, and a freaking minigun.<p>September 17 can't get here quickly enough. Rockstar Games has just released a new trailer for GTA V, the fifth installment in the long-running Grand Theft Auto franchise. The short clip features a host of characters, cars, weapons, planes and backdrops that …

Hollywood apocalypse not now despite summer flops and directors' strops

When Hollywood does Armageddon it tends to be in the form of asteroids, aliens or zombies, with the action on screen. This summer has seen a plethora of such fodder – After Earth, Pacific Rim, Elysium and World War Z – but an arguably more compelling disaster storyline has been unfolding in …

The Grandmaster

I stalled on seeing Wong Kar-Wai’s <i>The Grandmaster</i> because the U.S. release is 22 minutes shorter than the 130-minute version released in China. Wong …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

BEYOND 2013: What Will Apple Make Next?

We already have a pretty good idea of what's coming from Apple this fall: A new iPhone 5S, a plastic "cheap" iPhone, and a few new iPads.<p>But what about next year and beyond? Well, there's still a lot of talk about a computerized wristwatch and a larger iPhone. And it looks like 2014 will be the …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days when Apple rolls out a new product.<p>Apple is widely expected to hold an event unveiling the new iPhone on …

Apple iPhone 5S and 5C: all the news and rumors

It might not be the iPhone 6, but Apple could have some surprises this year<p>Apple’s next iPhone is approaching fast. A new phone is all but certain to be revealed at Apple's September 10th event, and there have been hints that a big surprise may be in store: since as far back as January, rumblings …

EA COO Peter Moore: 'We don't ship a game at EA that is offline' (video)

Electronic Arts is a mainstay in the game industry. From early days on the PC, pre-game consoles, to its current role as one of the world's largest game companies, the EA name's been synonymous with gaming. To stay in such a position, the publisher's had to adapt to changing trends in gaming, as …

Dying Light shows new ways to deter zombies, but not enough to save your skin

Techland gives players an arsenal with which to combat the zombie menace of <i>Dying Light</i>, including high-powered flashlights and spark-spitting decoys — but that's not enough to save you if you can't jam down that run button.<p>In a demo at Gamescom 2013 this week, Techland showed off a number of new …

Batman: Arkham Origins: your costumes will define you

Every player needs to be their own Batman, according to <i>Batman: Arkham Origins</i> creative director Eric Holmes.<p>Holmes told Polygon that the decision to launch so many extra Batman costume skins as downloadable content is just one way the studio hopes to help players connect with the Dark …

Lego Marvel Super Heros trailer explores the plot

A trailer released today for <i>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</i>, the upcoming title from veteran Lego video game developer TT Games, explores the game's story.<p>Check out the trailer above to see Marvel minifigures in a Lego version of New York City, what cosmic bricks look like in the Lego universe and the …

Fighter Within attempts to correct the mistakes of past motion fighters (preview)

Fighting games live or die by their controls. If they’re too slow or unresponsive, players will ignore it and move on to something else. So when a developer ditches the controllers in favor of motion-based commands, they’re already raising a lot of eyebrows.<p>Fighter Within (a launch title for Xbox …

EA details NBA Live 14 career mode, Rising Star

<i>NBA Live 14</i>'s career mode is called Rising Star, and it will allow users to build the type of player they want over a career of up to 25 years, developer EA Canada announced yesterday.<p>Rising Star begins with the EA Sports Draft Showcase, which takes place on the Under Armour-sponsored court seen …

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The 2015 Ford Mustang shows its face

The uncovered snout of the pony car, spied.<p>Spy photographers managed to click off a few images of the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang with its face exposed, and the car looks far better than I could have hoped. The front fascia is appropriately menacing and manages to toe the line between the overly …