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Valve To Unveiled Its Own Virtual Reality Hardware

After unveiling its plans to launch their new Steam Machine hardware early next year and their Steam OS, it now reported that Valve is gearing up to …

Virtual Reality

Pedal Power: Run Your Laptop While Working Out

Using a bicycle to create electricity is nothing new; we’ve all seen pedal generators and bike tools that harvest energy from our sweat. But the …

PlayStation 4 survives devastating tornado

The tornado-producing storms that ripped through the Midwest on Sunday left a swath of devastation. Washington, Ill., lost hundreds of houses, but it appears one man found a gem in the rubble: his new PlayStation 4.<p>Charmingly named Redditor hepatitisC posted an image of the unidentified man wearing …

Weather

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

Google Glass throws open its doors to developers

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google unveiled its Glass Development Kit on Tuesday at a Glass hackathon, inviting developers to create new applications for its wearable technology.<p>The development kit, or GDK, gives developers access to parts of Glass that previously have been under lock and key. Developers now …

Hide Electric Outlets When Not In Use With The Pop-Out Outlet (video)

Electric outlets can be an eyesore, we admit it. But really, there’s not much else you can do with them unless you hide them behind furniture. That …

Xbox One can't play music from USB sticks at launch

Xbox One users hoping to play music from a USB stick are out of luck. Microsoft director of product planning Albert Penello confirmed on Twitter last night that this functionality will not be available when the system is released on Friday. "Not at launch," he said. It is possible that music …

Demonstration

PlayStation 4 Hardware revealed

Next Assassin's Creed game will be "much more" next-gen

The follow-up to Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag--the first entry in the series for next-generation consoles--will be "much more next-gen," according to Ubisoft.<p>"I think 'next' next-gen is going to be for the next games," Black Flag lead designer Jean-Sebastien Decant told GameReactor. "The next …

Nextgen

Microsoft demos Siri-like semantic voice control for Xbox One

Microsoft is using over 300,000 servers to power the backend of Xbox One’s various services, and some of them will be used for the Bing-powered voice controls. While Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console uses Bing’s search engine to surface content via voice or queries, Xbox One expands on this further. In …

A Porsche-Designed, $2,250 BlackBerry. Yeah, That’ll Fix Everything.

Dilapidated smartphone pioneer BlackBerry couldn’t sell enough of its new $300 BlackBerry 10 handsets to avoid a calamitous second-quarter loss, and …

BlackBerry

Twitter decides to close down the direct-message floodgates

Twitter users no longer can send direct messages to those folks who don't follow them.<p>The folks over at The Next Web and some Twitter users have found that the check box under user settings that allowed them to receive direct messages from those they don't follow has been removed. The change …

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro review: a high-end Ultrabook that's actually affordable

With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most versatile Windows 8 convertible on the market (and it had lots of competition, too). But as other PC …

Google releases 'sneak peek' of Glass app-development kit

Back at SXSW, Google announced the Glass Mirror API — the first step in allowing developers to build apps, or "Glassware" for its wearable computing device. Now, developers will have a whole new set of tools at their disposal: the long-awaited Glass Development Kit (GDK). At a Glass hackathon today …

Twitter Gets Experimental — And Not Everyone Loves It

Part of any tech company’s usual rigamarole is testing changes to its products. It gives valuable insight into what your users like and — more …

Social Media

Report: Sony Near To Profit On PS4 Hardware

Amidst the debate over the relative pricing of Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Xbox One, one element of interest is the cost of producing the consoles themselves, and what that means for the two console giants. A teardown by IHS iSuppli has estimated the cost of the …

Sony ekes little to no profit from PS4, says report

Sony squeezes $18 out of each PS4 sold, says research firm IHS, which means the company may not see a profit on the new console.<p>In a tear-down examination released to AllThingsD, IHS revealed that each console costs $381 to manufacture, which Sony then sells to the consumer for $399. That seems …

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft deal

Nokia shareholders have approved a deal allowing Microsoft to purchase the Finnish smartphone maker’s Devices and Services unit. Of the shareholders surveyed, 99.7 percent who participated in the vote agreed with the Microsoft sale, representing around four-fifths of Nokia's shares, according to …