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Dive into the hallucinatory analog visions of a damaged VCR

This video is unsettling and comforting at the same time. Broken and distorted images assault the eyes; it seems as if the video medium itself is breaking as different clips snap over each other, punctuated by analog artifacts and noise. Despite the carnage, there's a warmth to the old analog …

Watch philosopher Daniel Dennett explain how to reprogram your brain

Drawing from the recently published <i>Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking</i>, philosopher and scientist Daniel Dennett breaks down the rhetorical signals that can indicate a shifty argument ("surely" and "rather" among them), the mental "programs" that can help people better dissect the world …

Exclusive: Inside Hangouts, Google's big fix for its messaging mess

<i>By Ellis Hamburger and Dieter Bohn</i><p>Skydivers equipped with futuristic glasses live-broadcasted their descent into the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco during last year’s Google I/O. Developers lined up to receive not one, but four free devices costing $300 or more. Google announced the Nexus …

Google adds button-free voice search in Chrome: just say 'OK Google'

Google has updated its voice search feature with what it calls a "no-interface" approach for Chrome and Chrome OS. With the latest version of Google Search, saying "OK Google" and asking a question will prompt it to respond, with no button presses needed. Like Siri or previous voice searches, users …

YouTube launches paid channels starting at $0.99 per month

As long-rumored, YouTube is launching paid channels in a pilot program starting today. A small number of shows, including <i>Sesame Street</i> and <i>UFC</i>, will begin offering channels that can only be accessed after paying an apparently variable subscription fee, which starts at $0.99 per month. A full list of …

Second Fez remix album FZ: Side Z released

The second album of <i>Fez</i> soundtrack remixes from composer Disasterpeace and 18 various artists is now available through Bandcamp and Loudr. The album, titled <i>FZ: Side Z</i>, is the follow-up to the <i>FZ: Side F</i>, which was released on April 20.<p><i>FZ: Side Z</i> features 24 remixes from artists including Brent …

Saint's Row 4 gameplay walkthrough shows off super-powered combat to the tune of a dubstep gun

Volition has released a new gameplay video for the upcoming open-world <i>Saint's Row 4</i>, narrated by the game's senior producer Jim Boone.<p>The video is the demo that Volition showed at PAX East back in March, this time with added commentary. In it, the leader of the Saints — who has since become the …

Instagram filters out the noise with redesigned logo

Inspired by Kellogg's and Coca-Cola<p>Instagram last week unveiled a slightly redesigned logotype, introducing subtle yet significant changes to its two-year-old design. Released alongside the app's new photo tagging feature, the script was designed by Mackey Saturday, a Denver-based typographer and …

Adobe announces first hardware, the Project Mighty smart stylus and Napoleon ruler

Adobe has just announced its first hardware initiative, a pressure sensitive stylus and an electronic ruler that will tightly integrate with its software applications. The company's Project Mighty stylus and Napoleon ruler have been showcased connecting to an iPad and iPhone over Bluetooth. The pen …

Using Google Glass: stuck in traffic

"OK Glass, get me to the San Jose Airport"<p><i>Google's Glass Explorer Edition is finally shipping, and Verge staffers worldwide have been waiting to try out the new headset. So we're sending our editors out to live life with Glass, to explore the brave new world we're lurching into whether we like it</i> …

Valve looks to sweat levels and eye controls for future game design

Company says biofeedback technologies could open new frontiers in gameplay<p>Valve has begun testing new biofeedback technologies based on a player's sweat levels and eye movements, as part of the company's ongoing efforts to incorporate user emotions into gameplay. As <i>VentureBeat</i> reports, Mike …

Google's Deep Learning project and the search for a brain-like computer

Stanford Professor Andrew Ng is bringing back the idea of an artificial intelligence that can think like a person. With Google's Deep Learning project, he's creating machines that take a multi-layered approach to information, building up knowledge and figuring out concepts by passing data between …

‘Sword & Sworcery’ composer Jim Guthrie releases first solo album in a decade

'Some things just take time.'<p>"I'm a lot more comfortable doing instrumental music," explains Jim Guthrie. "I feel like I can say more without words." After getting his start in the Canadian indie rock scene, Guthrie has spent the last few years intimately tied to the worlds of film and gaming …

BitTorrent goes legit with new ‘gated’ file format

Users forced to pay or register before downloading<p>DJ Kaskade.<p>Kazaa. LimeWire. Napster. There are hardly any widely used filesharing sites that didn't try to "go legit" at some point after being dinged for facilitating piracy. It doesn’t usually work. Napster, for example, no longer exists; it was …

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 'Blue' public preview due end of June

Speaking at the Wired Business Conference on Tuesday, Windows chief Julie Larson-Green confirmed Microsoft will ship a developer release of Windows 8.1, codenamed "Blue," at the end of June. The release will be available during the company's Build Developer conference, Larson-Green …

Google+ Hangouts updated with live rewind and instant replay

Google+ Hangouts are getting a little more convenient for viewers with a new update. The video chat service will now let users rewind live broadcasts, allowing those who came late to an event to catch up on the full chat. Recordings of the Hangouts will now be immediately accessible on YouTube as …

Google Glass software update adds Google+ notifications, limits background uploads

If you're lucky enough to be an early Google Glass owner, you might want to glance at device settings to see what software your headset is running. According to reports, Google is tonight pushing out a new update, XE5, that contains a number of bug fixes, optimizations, and other changes. First, …

Pixelmator 2.2 goes after graphic design with new shape tools and vectors-first UI

The inexpensive image editor is bridging two worlds<p>Popular OS X image editor Pixelmator is releasing a major update on Thursday, codenamed Blueberry, and if you like working with vector shapes, it might just make your day. New tools for working with text as vectors, a new Shapes palette, and the …

One year in, Paper for iPad gains pinch-to-zoom, integrated gallery of popular creations

FiftyThree today updated its app Paper for iPad to include pinch-to-zoom, one of the most requested features from users, and "Made With Paper," a wholly new section of the app dedicated to user creations. As it did with the "Rewind" undo feature and an ingenious color picker, FiftyThree sought to …

Acer CEO optimistic about Windows 8.1, claims Microsoft is back 'down to Earth'

While Microsoft executives have been hinting at the arrival of a Windows 8 update, codenamed Blue, two Acer execs have been voicing their approval of planned changes for the OS. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Acer president Jim Wong explained that Microsoft is making alterations "at a high …

Netflix takes Bluth's banana stand on tour ahead of 'Arrested Development' return

Throughout <i>Arrested Development's</i> three seasons on Fox, Bluth's Original Frozen Banana Stand served as a constant set-piece and quite possibly the family's sole legitimate means of income. As Netflix prepares to revive the beloved series for its subscribers, it's giving fans the chance to visit the …

CyanogenMod 10.1 hits Release Candidate, nears a 'stable' future

If you're a fan of CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that flashing nightly builds of the 10.1 release is now damn near second nature. Fortunately, a more stable future is in store for you <i>and your phone</i>, as CyanogenMod has revealed that a final release is close at hand. As a buildup to that point, …

Google updates I/O 2013 Android app, details streaming schedule

Google's spreading the love around to both I/O 2013 attendees and non-attendees alike with an update to its official conference app and a schedule of live-streaming videos, events and interviews. After signing in with your Google+ account, the app will figure out whether you'll be there in person …

Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)

Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2.0, with the biggest addition being support for Apex Notifier. This feature enables better control …

The Engadget Interview: Cliff Bleszinski on next-gen gaming, Oculus Rift and the always-on console

What's life been like for the outspoken <i>Gears of War</i> designer and former design director of Epic Games since his departure last fall? Well, a lot of taking it easy. Cliff Bleszinski (or CliffyB to many) may not be manning the design reins of an upcoming game, but he's still quite active -- …

Adobe's move to the cloud: What it means, and why it isn't so bad

In case you haven't heard, a chapter in the history of Adobe's venerated Photoshop (and other Creative Suite applications) has just snapped shut. That's because all future versions have been moved to the Creative Cloud and renamed "CC," meaning that the only way to grab anything after CS6 will be …

Caption contest: Google Glass explorer takes virtual vision to a whole new level

What's better than a single pair of Glass Explorer Editions, you say? How about five? Well, that's exactly what Mr. Adib Towfiq has done, mounting a few of these bizarre frames to his head and, luckily for us, he took to Mountain View's social network to share it with the world. Now, he asks, "Am I …