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37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

This is why Telltale is making a Minecraft adventure game

Many people saw Telltale Games and Mojang's announcement yesterday of <i>Minecraft: Story Mode</i> as an indication that their worst fears about <i>Minecraft</i>'s future under Mojang's new owner, Microsoft, were being realized. But as odd as an adventure game set in the universe of <i>Minecraft</i> might sound, the …

Sony 'disappointed' in Obama's criticism over The Interview

Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton fired back at President Obama today after the president said the company had "made a mistake" by pulling <i>The Interview</i>, saying in an interview with CNN's <i>Fareed Zakaria GPS</i> that "we have not caved."<p>During his year-end press conference this afternoon, the …

Gear VR fixes one of virtual reality's most annoying problems

Virtual reality can make your few moments of downtime feel surreal.<p>Last evening I was floating a few meters underwater, surrounded by half-submerged hunks of ice and Narwhals. I was "playing" a sort of passive underwater experience on the newly-released Gear VR, Samsung's portable virtual reality …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Does Our Military Know Something We Don't About Global Warming?

Every branch of the United States Military is worried about climate change. They have been since well before it became controversial. In the wake of an historic climate change agreement between President Obama and President Xi Jinping in China this week (Brookings), the military’s perspective is …

Artist Uses Only Nails to Create Astonishing Array of Creative Sculptures

Nearly 30 years ago, sculptor John Bisbee was exploring an abandoned house, scavenging for items he could incorporate into found-object sculptures, when he accidentally kicked over a bucket filled with rusty, old nails. To the college student's surprise, the nails that fell out had fused into a …

Big on blue? Microsoft expands palette with new Xbox 360 bundle

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is entering its ninth holiday season with a splash.<p>Starting on October 7, customers who head to Walmart will find a Special Edition Blue Xbox 360 Bundle for $249. While the bundle includes two games -- Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Black Ops II -- along with a free …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

Razer's latest product is an app that hunts down video game bargains

Razer, the maker of mice, keyboards and computers aimed at gaming enthusiasts, is getting into a new game: finding bargains and price drops on PC games. The company's latest product, Razer Cortex, is part game management software, part deal hunter.<p>Razer Cortex's deals app, the company says, scours …

P-One Modular Concept Phone by Bilal Khan

<b>P-One modular concept phone</b> was conceived at the IT university Lahore, Pakistan by Bilal Khan. There are many features equipped within this phone in …

Step Inside an Interactive M.C. Escher Drawing with Monument Valley | Colossal

<p>The hype surrounding the new iOS game Monument Valley by ustwo has been almost impossible to ignore the last few days, and after downloading the …

First Look: Mattel Reveals Secret Line Of Blasters, 3 Years In The Making

For two decades, Nerf has ruled the dart gun “blaster market” virtually uncontested. Today, that changes, as Mattel reveals a secret project almost three years in the making, a new line of blasters dubbed BOOMco. The line of four blasters will be available in the U.S. this summer, ranging from …

Titanfall confines cheaters to aimbot playpen

Respawn's cheat bans for the PC version of <i>Titanfall</i> have started to come into effect, trapping players in what amounts to a cheat "Wimbledon".<p>Respawn …

Sony PlayStation VR review: You know what? Sony did it. The PSVR is actually pretty great - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The PlayStation VR is the most accessible, affordable and user-friendly full VR option on the market. Sony has promised support from a long list of developers down the track but the immediate launch games are pretty solid as well.<p><b>The Bad</b> Its single-camera tracking system occasionally feels …

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Holy Cow: Tech Designer Whips Up a Business Card That You Can Use to Play Tetris!

That the business card is dead, or at least dying, is no secret. At any trade fair I've been to in the past few years, exhibitors would rather scan …

Why Razer Spent $380K Redesigning The USB Port

The CEO of Razer explains the hyper-detailed design of the company’s latest gaming laptop and why it developed its USB port from scratch.<p>The gaming company Razer, best known for its gaming accessories like super-precise lag-free mice and keyboards, announced a new laptop today, the second …

Digital Storm's Vanquish II makes the 'Ultimate' gaming PC affordable

Digital Storm took the wraps off of its new Vanquish II PC today, a desktop gaming rig with a hurricane of features designed to give you a custom-built feel without actually having to assemble your own computer. Prices start at $699 for the"Good" version, which comes with a Core i3 4330 processor, …

30 Fantastic Websites To Lose Yourself In - The Fox Is Black

If you follow me on Twitter you might know that I moved to London last September. You might also know that since then I’ve had nothing but trouble …

This Is 4K PC Gaming With Falcon Northwest's Mach V And Triple Nvidia Titan Blacks

There’s a classic scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film <i>Jackie Brow</i>n, wherein Samuel L. Jackson provides some colorful commentary about the, shall we say, undeniable blanket effectiveness of an AK-47. Falcon Northwest’s Mach V PC is a <i>lot</i> like that.<p>Let’s weed out the window shoppers: the specific …

Photographer Mixes Watercolor Elements Into Her Images to Stunning Effect

What’s the best thing about a 365 project? Some would say it’s that you develop the habit of shooting every single day. Others that you develop your …