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Developer Behind “Flappy Bird,” The Impossible Game Blowing Up The App Store, Says He Just Got Lucky

Flappy Bird, a game you can barely play for more than a few seconds without throwing your phone across the room in frustration, is dominating the App Store and Google Play.<p>In an App Store first, an indie game developer from Hanoi, Vietnam, Nguyen Ha Dong, has 3 apps in the top 10 rankings right …

Just How Thin And Light Could The iPhone Air Be?

The Apple Fantasy Prototyping League (AFPL!) is out in full force for the iPhone 6—make that the iPhone Air. Along with a Samsung-style 5-inch screen, many design concepts have been focusing on extreme thinness as an important selling point of the next iPhone.<p>For a reality check, above is an image …

Wife forces man to sell purported Apple iPhone prototype for $1,499

What appears to be a prototype for the original 2007 Apple iPhone was sold on EBay on Monday morning for $1,499.<p>The rare Apple item was sold after receiving 37 bids.<p>It's unclear if the device is authentic, but some aspects of its specs check out, especially because the prototype does not run …

GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars

Ready for a slew of <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the <i>GTA Online</i> community's million-plus custom-match submissions. Because these races and deathmatches -- including a NASCAR-style circuit atop a skyscraper and a …

PS4 Review Part One: Video Game Console Meets Gaming PC

Having spent the past month or so playing around with the Xbox One, I now turn my attention to Sony’s offering: The PlayStation 4.<p>Here are some first impressions.<p><b>The Box</b><p>Sony’s next-gen (current-gen?) system is an impressive piece of hardware.<p>The tilted design looks good, and gives it a distinctly …

Xbox Can Hear You Curse and Will Scold You For It

Shouting profanities while slowly losing to an 11-year-old in Call of Duty is a rite of passage for gamers everywhere. But the symbiotic relationship …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Aug<p>22<p>Wed<p>Bea Miller & Madison Beer<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Aug<p>25<p>Sat<p>featuring tributes to Chris Cornell, Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Stone …

Spec Sheet: comparing the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>The new generation of game consoles is finally here in its entirety. …

PlayStation 4 vs. Xbox One: The winner is …

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of the upcoming next generation.</i><p>I’ve spent a good amount of time with both next-generation game consoles now, and I decided that I’m not happy with them. Not literally, mind you — I’m complaining in a way befitting of a #firstworldproblems …

Xbox One controller vs. the PS4 controller

New consoles don't come around every day, but these past two weeks have certainly been a "when it rains, it pours" situation. And what could be more important about a console's launch than its controller?<p>We already put the PS4's controller through its paces. Next up: The Xbox One's controller. Is …

Xbox One Review: A Multimedia Extravaganza that Plays Games

Now that we’ve been testing the Xbox One in beta for the past few days, Microsoft is pulling the curtains back on press reviews of the next-gen console. The software we’ve been using is near final, though some of the issues we encountered are likely to be addressed with some last-minute …

Here’s what you need to know about the Apple TouchID “hack”

<b>Touch-what?</b><p>You know, the fingerprint sensor built into the Home button on the new iPhone(s aapl) 5s. It’s for unlocking the handset and buying stuff …

10 Credible Mermaid Sightings? (+Videos)

Mermaids have been a subject of fascination for centuries. Cultures from all over the world, that had no contact with each other, have mermaids in …

Apple said to have tested 64-bit ‘A7’ chips for iPhone 5S, 31% speed increases reported

As Apple’s iPhone 5S event approaches, some new details about the new device’s internals are emerging. Clayton Morris has claimed on Twitter that the iPhone 5S’s A7 processor is “running at about 31% faster” than the iPhone 5’s A6 chip. The iPhone 5’s A6 chip is dual-core, and it seems like the …

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 …

Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft

Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like <i>Knack</i>, <i>Watch Dogs</i>, <i>Minecraft</i> and <i>Battlefield 4</i>, as well as smaller properties like <i>N++</i> and <i>Contrast</i>. We've dropped the full list just after the break for …

Last Call- Awaiting the Competizione Edition

There were three distinct series of the “Competizione” version of the 365 GTB/4, all of which were developed from the standard road cars. The first …

Phone screens could soon be visible in direct sunlight and even fight germs

What is unusual about this sheet of glass?<p>That circle in the center isn’t actually a hole; it received a new treatment from glass manufacturer …

Nintendo confirms Wii Vitality Sensor's death, says it produced inconsistent results

Oh Wii Vitality Sensor, we hardly knew ye... in that we didn't know you at all. Nintendo introduced the pulse-sensing Wii peripheral at its E3 2009 stage show, and said we'd hear more in "the future." That future never came, despite occasional assurances that the device still existed. During a …

iPhone 5 trumped Galaxy S4 on user complaints at launch -- study

If you believe the griping on social media, then the iPhone 5 caused the most user angst of the major smartphone releases of the past year.<p>Social media analysts We Are Social gauged the reaction on Twitter, blogs, and forums following the release of the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nokia Lumia 920, …

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively straightforward procedure; all you need is a 3D printer and the ability to follow simple instructions. …