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Ring Review: Knocking is dumb (Video Doorbell)

Microsoft’s Oculus partnership is a very clever move

Oculus revealed the final version of its Rift virtual reality headset today, but Microsoft managed to steal the show. The company surprised the world today by announcing a partnership with Oculus to bundle an Xbox One controller with every Oculus Rift and the ability to stream Xbox One games to the …

Virtual Reality

What Does Alibaba Want Out of the U.S.?

While the Chinese e-commerce giant has focused thus far on selling goods to Chinese shoppers, many believe Alibaba will eventually make a foray into American e-commerce.<p>When Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, it’ll mark one of the …

How to use your Xbox or PlayStation controller on your PC

Using a mouse and keyboard is usually the most optimal solution for playing PC games, but sometimes a controller can make for an even more enjoyable experience. There are numerous controllers out there from a variety of different companies, but there is no need to purchase one if you already own …

Unnamed Russian Banks Are Using AlterGeo’s Location Data For Credit Ratings

To some extent, AlterGeo bills itself as the ‘Foursquare of Russia’. You can check-in to a location via their apps, get discounts, the usual sort of thing. But on the back end of the consumer facing apps it has a hybrid positioning technology which is a B2B product. It is far more sophisticated …

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

Facebook Considering Drone Company Acquisition

Social media giant in talks to buy Titan Aerospace.<p>Over the years, there's been plenty of hand-wringing over how Facebook collects and shares …

Three flawed, expensive controllers help you get a grip on iOS games (update)

<b>(Update at 10:42 a.m. on Jan. 23: SteelSeries dropped the price of its Stratus from $100 to $80.)</b><p>When you lose a video game, sometimes your first instinct is to blame the controls. It’s even easier when the controls are a flat touchscreen instead of an actual joystick and buttons. While many mobile …

Which game stocks will benefit from new console launches?

A new generation of games consoles ought to be a golden opportunity for investors hoping to cash in on industry growth. But which stocks are most likely to rise?<p>Investment website The Motley Fool has made its picks, based on early movers and shakers in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arena. The Fool …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

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Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

KOTD - Rap Battle - Bonnie Godiva vs Young Gattas

Rap & Hip-Hop

Image of Logitech iPhone Game Controller Leaked

An image of what might be Logitech's upcoming MFi (Made for iPhone) controller for the iPhone has been leaked on Twitter by @evleaks, who has been known to provide reliable images in the past.<p>The enclosure controller wraps around the iPhone, adding buttons and controls on either side of the phone …

Expansive Photo Gallery Highlights Numerous Alleged iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C Parts

Sonny Dickson has posted a new gallery of nearly 70 photos showing parts allegedly from Apple's upcoming iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. While many of the parts and even some of the individual photos have been seen previously, the gallery provides a good look at the various parts apparently making their …

Xbox VP Phil Harrison: 'I hope we do have to deal with tens of thousands of games'

Microsoft Xbox corporate VP Phil Harrison isn't worried that making publishing open on Xbox One will flood the console's storefront with junk. In fact, he welcomes the impending flood. "I hope we have to deal with tens of thousands of games," Harrison told Engadget in an interview this week during …

Microsoft Has One Last Policy Change For The Xbox One, Self-Publishing

Microsoft made headlines last month when they changed nearly every controversial aspect about the Xbox One after a disastrous showing at E3. They eliminated an internet connection requirement and officially lifted all sanctions on the resale of used games, putting the system on equal footing with …

Spike Lee crowdfunds film project on Kickstarter

Spike Lee has become the latest high-profile film-maker to launch a project on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter in an effort to get a new movie …

A US power surge in Africa competes with China

Sub-Saharan Africa has a power problem<p>International Energy Administration<p>Six African countries contain a significant portion of the world’s electricity scarcity. More than two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity, and even though several countries there have started …

Economic Development