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How John Carmack pestered Microsoft to let him make Minecraft for Gear VR

Oculus VR chief technology officer John Carmack was desperate to get the block-building open-world game Minecraft into virtual reality, but it took a lot of effort and a meeting between two of the most powerful people in tech to make that happen.<p>At the Oculus Connect developer conference in …

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Will Receive Darude Sound Pack

Finnish trance DJ Darude is creating a sound pack for Valve's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.<p>Sound packs replace the default sounds for guns, reloads, and player actions.<p>News of the Sandstorm pack was announced on the CS:GO Reddit, where Counter-Strike and Sandstorm fans from all corners of the …

Apple predicts iPhone 6S sales will break records

Company claims demand for new 6S and 6S Plus models could overtake record sales of 6 last year, as people rush to get latest smartphones<p>Apple claims demand for its new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus could surpass the record-breaking sales of iPhone 6 last year, as the newest versions of the firm’s …

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Hershey’s Chocolate 3D Printer Whips Up Any Sweet Design You Want

Hershey’s chocolate scientists are now 3D printing uniquely designed candy. The confection company is taking its CocoJet 3D printer from 3D Systems to different exhibits throughout the U.S. to show chocolate lovers how this futuristic candy machine creates uniquely delicious designs.<p>Consumers …

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Telltale's 'Minecraft' adventure game arrives on October 13

<i>Minecraft</i>, but as a point-and-click adventure game? When Telltale's <i>Story Mode</i> title was first announced, it left many of us scratching our heads. Minecraft is hardly known for its rich narrative, and its open-ended gameplay couldn't be further from the tightly woven, decision-driven moments found …

PewDiePie is probably shooting his own TV show

He's the king of YouTube, but that's not enough<p><i>Kotaku</i> has taken a deep dive into the recent work and social media life of YouTube star PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg), one that's yielded an interesting conclusion: he's probably making a TV show. Kjellberg is set to spend the next two months in Los …

Porsche Mission E Concept puts Tesla Model S in its sights

Porsche might not be saying it directly, but anyone taking even a quick glance can see the Germans are taking aim at Tesla with the freshly unveiled Mission E concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. With over 590 horsepower, this electric sedan doesn't have quite as much electric grunt as a Model S, …

Untethered iOS 9 jailbreak shown off in new YouTube video

Well-known iOS hacker “iH8snow” published a new YouTube video last night showing off the first untethered jailbreak for the as-of-yet-unreleased iOS 9. The modified iPhone 5 is running the GM build of the software, which will be released to the public on Wednesday.<p>iH8sn0w says that the jailbreak …

Apple’s iOS 9 makes it easier than ever to flip off your friends

Apple’s next big iOS upgrade, iOS 9, will eventually come with many new emojis — among them, a unicorn and a bamboo plant (?!) — but, who cares? The show is stolen by the debut of the one and only middle finger.<p>Up until now, only a handful of emojis could express frustration, like the “unamused” …

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus Priced Higher in Canada, Australia and Europe as U.S. Dollar Remains Strong

Apple has set higher prices for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, Australia and other countries to reflect a strengthening U.S. dollar and fluctuating currency exchange rates.<p>The off-contract prices for the iPhone 6s Plus in Canada, for example, are $1,029, $1,159 and $1,289 CAD for 16GB, …

Bill Graham Civic hosted Apple’s biggest hyperbole-fest ever

We get that yesterday’s Apple event was a marketing thing, which is why every presentation began with whoever was onstage telling us how “thrilled,” “excited” or “really happy” they were to be there. And the exaggeration just continued from those intros.<p>Here are some of the most outlandish and …

OMG! Pope gets his own emojis for first US visit

If we can have customized emoji for Darth Vader and Donald Trump, why not the pope?<p>With Swyft Media's new Popemoji keyboard app, available for both iOS and Android, we can all celebrate Pope Francis' first visit to the US on September 22 with cute illustrations of him eating a giant sandwich and …

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Apple didn’t “blow it” with the stylus, it did what was right

Apple announced a giant new iPad Pro yesterday that comes in at a gargantuan 12.9 inches along with a new accessory called the Apple Pencil which just happens to be a stylus made for graphic designers or document editing.<p>Naturally, the world went crazy citing the two times Steve Jobs famously said …

The US Army is building hoverbikes based on technology from a Kickstarter campaign

Last year, 451 backers pledged £64,089 to bring Malloy’s hoverbike prototype to life on Kickstarter. That same company has now announced a partnership with a US Department of Defense contractor to build the futuristic bike for the US Army.<p>Under the new partnership, Malloy Aeronautics will open an …

NASA takes to the sea to test new space tools

What's the best way to simulate the conditions of outer space here on Earth? Go to the bottom of the ocean, of course. NASA has actually been sending astronauts to an underwater habitat for years under the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) program, and the 20th expedition is …

Condoms That Change Color In Contact with STD Win Tech Award

The old adage goes that teenagers think about sex constantly, but there are at least a few out there who have expressed a very keen interest in the …

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Leaving mobile behind: The indie developers heading back to PC

Mobile gaming’s not what it used to be. Or perhaps — for many small studios, at least — it was never really such a great opportunity.<p>The mobile market is worth an estimated $30.3 billion, but that revenue’s not shared evenly across the platform. The sustained dominance of established big-hitters …

Now watch this learning AI attempting to master Mario Kart

Last week, we showed you Seth Bling’s MarI/O neural network mastering Super Mario World. Now it’s taken on Mario Kart and got good at racing depressingly quickly, with the help of a modified script by Winterbunny:<p>Just as it did with Super Mario World, MarI/O attacks Mario Kart via a process of …

AppAdvice - Latest iOS News And Reviews

Best Journal Apps<p>Days are fleeting and keeping a handwritten journal can be a struggle. So, we present the best journal apps out there. Never miss a …

World Zombination is Getting Updates for Just About Everything This Week

<i>World Zombination</i> is getting even more worldly (zombinational?) this week by way of a big update. Seriously, the list of changes is almost …

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For two days, Fallout Shelter earned more than Candy Crush

Bethesda's surprise announcement at last week's E3 showcase is paying off for the developer in a pretty big way: For two days in its launch week, it sat at the number-three top-grossing app on the iTunes app store, according to App Annie data.<p>Ahead of it were free-to-play multiplayer strategy …

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Giphy's new Chrome extension feeds animated madness with each tab

Forget about getting anything done — ever.<p>Giphy has released Giphy Tabs for Google Chrome, a new extension that serves up a wacky animation with each new tab.<p>Giphy Tabs is an evolution of Giphy TV, a continuous feed of the staff’s favorites.<p>In addition to Giphy TV launching and occupying your …

Google looking for Jump VR camera rig testers

Google is investing a lot of its efforts and resources into helping jump start the VR revolution. They went nuts at Google IO, where they announced a new Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions and Jump VR, an all around set of tools for creating VR content.<p>It’s especially exciting to see Jump VR …

21 Instagram photos that capture common objects as works of art

Last week, we challenged you to combine everyday objects with doodles to create unique works of art. This theme was inspired by Christoph Niemann, a …

Was the Nokia 3210 the greatest phone of all time?

Endless battery life, colourful fasciae and Snake (obviously) – as Nokia plans a return to the phone market, in praise of its most enduring product: the 3210<p>Hold the phone – Nokia has announced its return to the mobile (cell) market. The Finnish telecoms giant, which was once the biggest producer …

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'The Witcher 3' Sold 4 Million Copies In Two Weeks

So that’s what a Metacritic score of 93 can do for you. The Witcher 3 is putting up some serious sales numbers, CD Projekt Red announced today: 4 million copies in just two weeks. As a point of comparison, The Witcher 2 did 940,000 sales in three months. CD Projekt Red isn’t one of the biggest …

All the rumors are true: The long wait for the games of E3 2015

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo saw some announcements that gamers have been waiting for. And I mean <i>waiting</i>, in some cases for years. All …

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Hands-on with YouTube Gaming at E3 2015

Amazon-owned Twitch may dominate the market right now, but Google wants in on the gaming video action. Enter YouTube Gaming, the gaming video service launching later this summer, that we were able to try out on Day 3 of the E3 2015 show in Los Angeles.<p>We tested a “dogfood” (pre-release) version of …

Here are our impressions of Unkilled from Madfinger Games at E3 2015

In the final day of the gaming extravaganza known as Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3, we picked up our gear, loaded the shotgun, and started blasting our way through the zombie-infected alleys of a post-apocalyptic NYC.<p>Coming from Madfinger Games, the Czech developer known for the popular Dead …

Skype's real-time translator now speaks French and German

After adding Italian and Chinese support a couple of months ago, Microsoft is now bringing French and German to its Skype Translator app. That brings the total number of languages to six, with English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, and Spanish all supported, nearly 30 percent of the world’s …