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Civilization VI heading to the Switch in November

2K Games has announced that Civilization VI is coming to the Nintendo Switch in just a couple of months, and will ship with all extra bells and …

Civilization (Video Game)

The Boring Company shows off a new way to operate its machines: an Xbox controller

What happens if you try the Konami command?<p>Elon Musk’s The Boring Company showed off a new method for operating one of its massive boring machines: an Xbox controller. The company posted a short video on Twitter showing off an operator controlling a section of the machine with the device.<p>The …

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Watch An Urban Planner Tackle SimCity 2000

A few years ago we got an urban planner's perspective on <i>SimCity</i> compared to reality. That's great, but how about watching one <i>play the game</i>, providing …

Driver was streaming The Voice when Uber self-driving car crashed, say police

The “safety” driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that hit and killed a pedestrian was streaming the television show The Voice on her phone at the time of the crash, police have said.<p>The collision that killed Elaine Herzberg, 49, who was crossing the road at night in Tempe, Arizona, was …

Donald Trump Is Slowly Realising He's Been Totally Played By North Korea

'It was never credible to believe that insulting Kim Jong-un on Twitter was the solution to decades of a diplomatic impasse.'<p>In the 16 months Donald …

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'Homo Machina' toys with industrial body metaphors

Explore the body via Fritz Kahn’s detailed infographics and your phone.<p><i>Homo Machina</i> begins when you wake up. Your body's director of operations must get your eyes open and your cognitive systems online so that you can get out of bed, feed yourself, get to work and -- eventually -- go on a date with …

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Ambitious indie game sees its full launch — six years after it was crowdfunded

Starship Corporation, the work of one developer, is out on Steam<p><i>Starship Corporation</i> has launched for Windows PC. It’s an unusual blend of city-building and real-time strategy gameplay where the user is a space merchant seeking their fortune among the stars. More unusual is it took a long time for …

The Top 10 Best Video Game Trailers Ever Made

Top 10 Best Video Game Trailers<p>For those of you that somehow don’t already know, COGconnected has this fancy little weekly podcast known as Press X …

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The devastation of nuclear war is VR's latest reality check

Whether it's a face-to-face encounter with a shark or being in a Syrian city during an air raid, VR is bringing us experiences that we might otherwise never have. One such example is the burned-out shell of a dome that was right under the atomic bomb that America dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th, …

The story of the Duke, the Xbox pad that existed because it had to

Denise Chaudhari had never touched a gamepad before stepping onto Microsoft's campus as a contractor. The first woman to join the Xbox team, Chaudhari had studied ergonomics and industrial design at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design but didn't have any experience with joysticks. That's …

Steve Wozniak says Tim Cook sent him an iPhone X, compares Steve Jobs to Elon Musk in new interview

<i>Image via @MishManners</i><p>Speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Victoria today, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared a few new tidbits about his experience with the iPhone X so far and his thoughts on Face ID vs. Touch ID. Woz also offered up a few anecdotes about his years working with Steve Jobs. …

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Microsoft did a lot of bad things with Windows Phone, says app developer

Microsoft last month confirmed that the Windows Phone is dead, a declaration that had been expected for a long time. The company stated that it would …

Why Apple's 'What's a computer' just rekt Microsoft's 'real computer' worldview

Yesterday was strange. I opened Twitter and saw a remarkable juxtaposition of story links. In the first, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was …

Under the Surface at Microsoft's Future Decoded

Peter Kyriacou heads up the program management team for all Surface devices. The secret to product perfection, he tells ZDNet, is to test lots of …

Bill Gates switches to Android phone

<b>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has revealed he uses an Android-powered smartphone, rather than a Windows one.</b><p>"Recently, I actually did switch to an Android phone," he said, speaking on Fox News Sunday.<p>Microsoft's own Windows-powered phones have failed to make a significant impact on the smartphone …

All the trailers from Xbox’s Gamescom event

Willkommen bei Deutschland<p>Microsoft’s Gamescom 2017 press conference was a more casual affair than its usual industry events, which makes sense — Gamescom is Europe’s largest gaming convention for fans, after all. But the company still brought seven exclusive trailers to its 90-minute livestream, …

Father Surprises Son With A Nintendo Switch In An Excellent Way

Twitter user Mohikan noticed that his son made a cardboard Nintendo Switch. “Probably because he wants us to buy it,” Mohikan added. After doing …

Rejoice, Netflix Is Making A Live-Action 'The Witcher' TV Series

While it’s tough to get terribly excited about most new video game movies, I have a hunch that this bit of news is going to get fans hopping up and down pretty quickly. Polish production company Platige has come out with a press release revealing that they’re making a live-action adaption of <i>The</i> …

Surface Laptop images leak ahead of Microsoft's event

Microsoft appears to be launching a Surface Laptop at its event in New York City tomorrow. Twitter user WalkingCat has shared several images of what is reportedly simply just "Surface Laptop," and it looks like Microsoft's answer to Google's Chromebook Pixel. The Surface Laptop will reportedly …

Scorpio's Success Began with Overclocking Xbox One S, Says Phil Spencer

And the Xbox Head’s Reaction to Scorpio’s Spec Reveal<p>We’ve been teased and asking for an early reveal of Xbox’s next console. By dev accounts, the …

Call Of Duty: WW2's First (Very Small) Images Seemingly Revealed

The first images from Call of Duty: WWII appear to have leaked, courtesy of an Activision website.<p>This year's entry in the Call of Duty series was officially announced today, but it won't be until next week that we learn any real details about it. Despite that, the Call of Duty website was briefly …

Westworld cast: Dubsmash releases compilation video

The <i>Westworld</i> cast has been having fun with Dubsmash behind the scenes of their HBO hit.<p>Somewhere in between filming gruesome murder scenes and that …

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Microsoft may launch the Surface Phone powered by a laptop-class Intel Processor

Remember the rumours and leaks about the Surface Phone? Yes, we have a seen a lot of them till now, and they simply won’t stop. A couple of months …

How Startups Can Overtake Corporates in the Innovation Race

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago, the world’s largest automotive company, Toyota, publicly doubted the real potential of electric cars. “We do not believe there is a market to accept it,” said Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada.<p>In April, 276,000 people …

A fifth of adults have forgotten how to do fractions or percentages

YouGov survey reveals a poor recall of elementary mathematics, English and science among adults<p>One in five adults (or 20%) has forgotten how to work out either fractions or percentages, and even fewer remember how to calculate the mean, the median or the mode, according to a study.<p>It reveals a …

Mathematics

SpaceX just announced more details about its Hyperloop test track

Musk's company SpaceX announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the global design and construction firm AECOM to design and build its one-mile Hyperloop test track located adjacent to the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.<p>The test track will be used for the upcoming Hyperloop pod …

Apple's iPad Pro is the best illustration of the new Microsoft

Back in the ‘90s, Microsoft and Apple were fierce rivals. As the shape of computing was being formed, Bill Gates’ Microsoft was victorious with PCs. Even in 2015, Microsoft still controls over 90 percent of all laptop and desktop computing. Mac vs. PC commercials and jabs from Steve Jobs were once …

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Here's five minutes of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay

EA has released a five minute trailer that shows an in-game battle taking place on Hoth, called "Walker Assault."<p>For more on <i>Star Wars Battlefront</i>, which is in development at Battlefield creator EA DICE and scheduled for a Nov. 17 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, be sure to read …