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Maxthon promises you can play awesome console-like games on its browser — and with no downloads (exclusive)

Maxthon wants you to play console-quality online games on its browser — without requiring you to download anything.<p>The company, which makes the superfast Maxthon browser, hopes to become the favorite web browser of gamers by enabling them to play online games without the hassle of downloading …

Steam Concurrent Users Surpass 7 Million

Ding ding ding ding!<p>Concurrent users on Steam reached 7 million over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a new record for Valve's game distribution …

Samsung introduces its latest giant smartphone, the Galaxy Grand 2

Go big or go home.<p>That’s the message we’re hearing from electronics giant Samsung, which today unveiled another oversized Android device to add to its large-screen smartphone lineup, the Galaxy Grand 2.<p>The Grand 2 is more of a mid-tier smartphone than Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S4 or Note 3 devices, …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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Android 4.4 KitKat review: designed by Google, for Google

In 2011, Google introduced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," which took some of the design direction it had begun on tablets and moved it to phones. In the intervening two years, we've only seen "point" updates for the platform: some subtle refinements and a few big new features, but never a big …

Claire Mallett: Bodies and Shadows

More and more are women shooting nudes these days which is a refreshing perspective on an age old subject matter. I’m not sure how the interpretation …

Xbox One vs PS4: All you need to know

Ahead of their release later this year, see how the launch titles, bundles and hardware for the Xbox One and PS4 compare.<p>Techradar takes a look at the latest information on the Playstation 4 and XBox One following the Gamescom gaming convention, including launch titles and bundles.<p>From the design …

The Newest Epidemic Among College Kids: 'Sleep Texting' Syndrome

Mittens, to protect herself from her phone. To render her fingers unable to send those unconscious messages that are as embarrassing as they are senseless.<p>Yup: She's a sleep texter.<p>"It's a phenomenon occurring with the younger generation," says Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova …

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life after she passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle going 60 miles per hour. Where did his driving expertise come from? Mario Kart, naturally.<p>Denver NBC affiliate KUSA …

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Depressing Budget Illustrations Reveal Superman Lives in a Studio Apartment

It's not exactly the Coroflot Design Salary Guide, but it's worth a gander. To promote their Galaxy S4, Samsung teamed up with Mashable to commission …

FPSRussia, One Of The Most Popular YouTube Channels Ever, Will Start Blowing Up Stuff Again

Nearly four months after being the subjects of a surprise raid by federal agents, and almost seven months after their co-founder was mysteriously killed in his Georgia office, the makers of one of the most popular YouTube channels of all time are ready to get back in the saddle.<p>"We'll start filming …

Activision Blizzard splits from Vivendi in $8bn buyout

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has announced a deal to buy itself back from French media giant Vivendi. The company, responsible for hits …

HPV cancers a mystery in men

So far, there's not really any data on how the HPV vaccine affects rates of HPV infection in men, or rates of oropharyngeal cancer. That's both …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Return Of The $750 Gaming PC Build: Now With Blu-Ray, Modular PSU, Double The SSD Storage

In April I posted an article titled “How To Build A Powerful Gaming PC For $750 — SSD And Operating System Included.” In less than three months it has attracted a shocking amount of views and inspired throngs of readers to wade into the exciting waters of PC gaming. Hundreds of you built that …

PlayStation 4: Sony outmaneuvers Microsoft on price, design, and common sense

Xbox One controversy reaches its climax as Sony twists the knife<p>Before yesterday's E3 keynotes from Sony and Microsoft, opinion was split on the very different paths each company is taking. Some found the PlayStation 4 the more appealing proposal on paper — a more powerful, developer-friendly box …

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This Incredible Full Scale Lego X-Wing Is the Largest Model In History

This is truly unbelievable: Lego has built a <i>1:1 scale model</i> of the X-Wing fighter using an astounding <i>5,335,200 bricks!</i> It's as big as the real thing, …

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Foc.us gaming tDCS headset uses electrical pulses to overclock your brain

There’s a category of technology that is still more or less in the fringe – the kind designed to improve one’s own physiology, exceeding typical …

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4: the next console war pits living room against cloud

Microsoft and Sony's consoles are alike, but their visions diverge<p>We think of video game consoles as being principally about, well, the games. But when the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 went head-to-head in 2006, it wasn't games that truly determined the victor. What eventually drove the Xbox 360 to …

Five ways to boost your Android phone's battery life right now

If you've ever caught yourself scanning a room for outlets, or worrying about how long you can eke out a charge on your phone, then this collection of battery-saving Android apps is for you.<p>These apps are helpful even if you've got a built-in battery-saving feature to help you in a dire situation, …

Electronic Arts discontinues Online Pass, a controversial form of video game DRM

Electronic Arts has a reputation to rebuild, and today the video game company is making one important gesture: <i>VentureBeat</i> reports that EA is getting rid of its oft-loathed Online Pass program. Basically, Online Pass was an attempt to allow Electronic Arts to profit even from second-hand game sales …

Japanese company can print a 3D hologram of your unborn foetus

If you have ever wanted to immortalise that first glimpse of the bleary face of your foetus on the ultrasound screen, help is at hand. Now you can …

PS4 'is really easy to program for', Killzone developer reveals

<i>Killzone</i> developer Guerilla Games has spilled the beans on what it's like making games for the upcoming PlayStation 4, and even divulged some tech …

Google opens its Cloud Platform Compute Engine to all comers, updates App Engine

During Google's I/O developer's conference keynote, it actually slipped in quite a bit of, yes, <i>developer</i> news amongst all the noisy consumer launches. One biggie was the announcement that any and all companies looking for computing horsepower can jump on board its formerly-limited Google Compute …

Android Gaming Takes Massive Leap Forward With 'Google Play Game Services'

At Google I/O this morning, Android gaming received a sorely needed shot in the arm, thanks to a new suite of APIs called Google Play Game Services.<p>Let’s face it, we’re living in a multi-device world. Android has reached a milestone of 900 million activations thus far in 2013, and more phones exist …