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Oculus Rift at GDC: How Hawken and Team Fortress 2 Work in Virtual Reality

We put on the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset at the 2013 Game Developers Conference and play the mech game Hawken. Learn how the Oculus Rift …

Synthetic vaccine could prevent future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease

Technique could be extended to human viruses and help with eradication of polio.<p>Virologists have devised a way to create an entirely synthetic …

Dragon's Prophet mixes monster collecting and crafting in a land overrun with dragons

<i>Dragon's Prophet,</i> Sony Online Entertainment's next free-to-play massively multiplayer online title, is all about the dragons — as you might imagine.<p>Set in a fantasy world where dragons have bred with every other creature on the planet, players will take on the roles of wizards and warriors as they …

PS4 interface, user account features and social functionality detailed at GDC

Sony went into a deep dive on the PlayStation 4 during a session at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, giving attendees details on the console's user interface, account features and social functionality.<p>Chris Norden, senior staff engineer from the strategy team for developer services and …

BioShock Infinite Review

How do you surprise someone that's expecting a surprise? I went into BioShock Infinite wondering if Irrational was content to simply fall back on …

How I became a password cracker

Cracking passwords is officially a "script kiddie" activity now.<p>At the beginning of a sunny Monday morning earlier this month, I had never cracked a …

LG Optimus G Pro review

<i>Anything you can do, I can do better...</i><p>LG and Samsung are in the midst of a battle. An epic back-and-forth. A billions-of-dollars tit-for-tat. The two Korean conglomerates, part of the chaebol system that dominates commerce and politics in their home country, are immensely and constantly …

Honda Odyssey rolls out with a built-in vacuum, almost makes a minivan sound appealing

It's not quite a minivan fit for a technophile, despite the standard lineup of 2014 in-vehicle gadgets, such as HondaLink with a smartphone interface, HD Radio and an updated center stack. But Honda's 2014 Odyssey does ship with one very practical addition: a built-in HondaVAC, designed with …