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Headphones deliver 3D cinema sound that changes as you move

When it comes to audio experiences, few things can compare to being in the middle of a movie theater with sound blasting all around you. A just-launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for headphones called Neoh is promising to re-create that very experience at home.<p>These high-tech cans have …

Consumer Tech

Call of Duty Zombies Presentation Coming Wednesday

Call of Duty developer Treyarch Studios on Monday released the image above through Twitter and Facebook, hyping up its talk at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas this Wednesday.<p>During this presentation, titled "Treyarch's Zombies: Following the Fun to Win Hearts...and Brains," studio head Mark …

Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Editions Revealed

Splash some cash.<p>Warner Bros. has revealed a number of different special editions of Mortal Kombat X, all of which are available to pre-order now on …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Apple Stores to act more like jewelry stores for upcoming gold Apple Watch

Apple is preparing to take some pages out of the traditional jewelry store playbook. For the upcoming 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, Apple is planning several new features for its retail stores to support the device. As we reported several months ago, Apple is planning on allowing customers to …

Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

If you accepted an invitation to buy Amazon's Echo speaker, you've noticed that the device didn't have a vast musical vocabulary at first -- you could tell it to play iHeartRadio or Prime Music tunes, and that's about it. You'll have a better time of things from now on, though. Amazon is rolling …

This iPad Mini case does a magic trick — it ‘grows’ an actual keyboard

I never describe anything as magical, but this gadget might be the closest to it I’ve seen so far.<p>Tactus Technology, a company that announced $13.5 million in new funding last spring with strategic participation from original design manufacturer Wistron Corporation, is now taking preorders for its …

Kazam Tornado 348 review

Pros<p>Very slim, decent spec, good battery life<p>Cons<p>So-so camera<p>Price<p>£250<p>7 / 10<p>Every time a smartphone claims to be the thinnest in the world, we take …

Gear & Gadgets

Planetside 2 claims the record for most players in an FPS battle

This weekend, <i>Planetside 2</i>'s community set out to beat the world record for most players participating in a first-person shooter at one time, and they're saying they got it. They're claiming a record of 1,158 players in one battle.<p>The PlanetsideBattles Twitch channel broadcast the run at the mark …

Modded laptop is an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 combo

Hardware modder Eddie Zarick today revealed his latest creation: a laptop that incorporates both an Xbox One and a PlayStation 4.<p>Zarick already created laptop versions of each console individually (the Xbook One and PlayBook 4), but putting the two consoles together in one portable box is a first. …

Xbox

Minecraft will let you change your in-game name starting Feb. 4

<i>Minecraft</i> players will be able to change their in-game names beginning Feb. 4, developer Mojang announced today on its official blog.<p>The new ability will be available to those with a Mojang account through their account page. Those who sign in with their email address are ready to go. Those who …

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Talk About Writing THE LEGO MOVIE 2

People are more interested in watching Minecraft than Frozen or Beyonce on YouTube

<i>Minecraft</i> was the second-most searched term of 2014 on YouTube, beating out the likes of Disney's animated movie <i>Frozen</i> and singer-songwriter Beyonce, according to Google.<p>In a post on Think With Google titled "Think Gaming Content is Niche? Think Again," insights lead on pop culture and gaming …

The Assassin's Creed movie is coming December 2016

And Channing Tatum will star in a Gambit X-Men film next October<p>The good news: 20th Century Fox's <i>Assassin's Creed</i> film is back on track for a theatrical release. The bad news: you're going to have to wait until the end of next year to see it. Fox said today that the film, based on Ubisoft's popular …

Need for Speed: No Limits - Gameplay Teaser Trailer - IGN Video

The studio behind the Real Racing series inject Need for Speed with a dose of arcade racing insanity.