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Bloodborne: The Card Game is actually pretty great

Review: All the blood and death, none of the smashed controllers.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our regular look at tabletop games. Check out our complete …

Board Games

An Exhaustive Look At One Of The 80s' Coolest Games

OK. Pull up a seat. We're going to be here a while.<p>Back in 2011, I wrote a retrospective on Snatcher, Hideo Kojima's sci-fi masterpiece. It was OK. …

How we made the compact disc

Jacques Heemskerk, research scientist: 'When the CD came in, I got rid of all my old Rolling Stones and Beatles vinyl. It still hurts'<p><b>Jacques Heemskerk, research scientist, Philips</b><p>In the 1970s, Philips felt that the vinyl disc was coming to the end of its lifetime, because it was cumbersome, dusty …

SofaPlay Streams Media from Your Mac to Your TV via Drag and Drop

OS X: Macs can stream audio and video pretty easily over AirPlay, but if you want to watch/listen to your media on a television you need an AppleTV …

Smart TV

First Alleged Part Leaks Surface for Apple’s ‘Budget’ iPhone

While supposed leaked parts have already surfaced for Apple’s next-gen iPhone 5S, and even the claimed “redesigned” 5th-gen iPad, Apple’s budget …

BlackBerry 10 launch by the numbers: Over 50% returns, 71% of people don’t want under any circumstances, 83% of Americans unaware it even launched (Updated)

Six years after Apple took the smartphone industry by surprise with its release of the iPhone, former market leader BlackBerry Limited, or <i>RIM</i> as it called itself until just recently, launched what some consider to be a true iPhone competitor.<p>The problem is that almost no one has seemed to notice. A …

Google’s New Inactive Account Manager Gives You Control Over Your Digital Afterlife

What will happen to your Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ accounts after you die? That’s probably not something you really want to think about, but as more and more of our data now lives online, that’s sadly a question that comes up with some regularity. Today, Google is launching its …

Group Says Google Uses Android as a ‘Trojan Horse’ to Lock Out Competitors

Google’s Android operating system has always been given away free of charge to phone manufacturers in the hope of growing the ecosystem of devices …

Microsoft brings 3D maps to Excel users

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Microsoft<p>The PC market might be a hot mess right now, but anyone using a Windows machine for data analysis might be …

More Efficient LED Backlighting May Lead to Thinner, Lighter iPad 5

Improvements to the iPad's LED backlighting will allow Apple to create a thinner iPad 5, NPD DisplaySearch's Paul Semenza told <i>CNET</i>.<p>"It's likely that part of the thinner/lighter design will be reducing the size of the LED backlight, partly by making the display more efficient and partly by using …

Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 won't be sold officially in the UK

Now that you’ve probably got a fairly good grasp of what the newly-minted Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone is all about, then perhaps you’re wondering when you’ll be able to actually get your hands on one. As in, when it will be available for sale in your area. Well, if you’re from the U.K., you’re …

Electronics Industry