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7 Massive Video Games Released In 2011 That Changed Gaming Forever

L.A. Noire’s intriguing character profile, deep interrogation and investigation system, and impeccably detailed facial technology puts this detective …

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

Talking it out: Do I buy a console or the Oculus Rift?

So my old Xbox 360 finally gave up its ghost last weekend and presented me with the most dreaded of error codes, the 'Red Ring of Death'. It wasn't an entirely shocking turn of events, mind you. I'd had that console since 2006 -- it survived four intra-state moves, countless roommates and a bitter …

24 life skills every functioning adult should master before turning 30

There's no handbook for adult life.<p>Somehow you're just supposed to know that you should have more money coming in than going out and you shouldn't wear a fuzzy orange sweater to a job interview.<p>We've put together our own handbook of sorts for anyone transitioning from their 20s to their 30s, which …

Sleep

How to Skip the Wait for Your Windows 10 Update

You can put Microsoft’s shiny new OS on your system right now.<p><i>[UPDATE: We've added a section that covers alternative options to try if the media</i> …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

New Responsive HTML5 Website Templates | Design

New responsive <b>HTML5 website templates</b> with clean, flexible and creative design, these web template delivers the perfect user experience. All template …

Web Design

The Future Of The MMO Is Casual, Accessible And Free-To-Play

This year, video game maker Blizzard did two very remarkable things.<p>First, the company released <i>Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft</i>, a free-to-play collectible card game that’s taken the world by storm.<p>Second, they cancelled their in-development MMO <i>Titan</i>, and pared it down into the multiplayer shooter</i> …

Why Suikoden II Is the Best Game You've Never Played

Build an army, fight wars, and win the game of thrones.<p><i>Update: Suikoden 2 is on sale in The PlayStation Store for 5 bucks until May 5, 2015. He're</i> …

How Graph Analytics Can Connect You To What's Next In Big Data

Everything in our digital universe is connected. Every single day, you wake up and start a series of interactions with people, products and machines. Sometimes, these things influence you, and sometimes you play the role of the influencer. This is how our world is connected, in a network of …

The 5 best iPhone and iPad games of November

Here at BGR, we’re in the business of bringing you all of the best free iPhone and iPad apps every week, but there are plenty of apps on the App …

‘South Park’ Brilliantly Deconstructed Free-To-Play Mobile Games Last Night

The full episode of last night’s <i>South Park</i>, “Freemium Isn’t Free”, is embedded at the bottom of this post, and it’s damn fantastic. We’ve already posted a foul-mouthed rant about how much the free-to-play gaming modality seems like a killjoy experiment in behavioral economics and manipulating …

The Evil Queen of Dragons is Back to Snack on The Forgotten Realms! - Unbound Worlds

It’s hard to believe, but Wizards of the Coast’s highly successful fifth edition of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> has been out for about six months already. It …

5 Best Reasons To Buy A PS4 Instead Of An Xbox One, 2014 Edition

The holidays are coming. For the video game industry, this is when things get real. We’re about one year into the console war and PS4 has a solid lead. That doesn’t mean Sony’s machine is the right decision for every gamer — Microsoft’s Xbox One still has a lot going for it, and the fight is a …

Facebook’s Potential Anonymity Project Could Be A Tough Sell

A new Facebook app project might try to embrace the kind of anonymous sharing that we’ve seen on apps like Secret and Whisper, according to a new report by NYT’s Mike Isaac. The software would be a standalone application designed for mobile that wouldn’t require users to employ their real names, a …

Imoji For iPhone Lets You Turn Any Image Into A Custom Emoji

With the rise of smartphones and messaging apps, emoji and stickers have also grown in popularity, and are now a part of our everyday conversations. But the standard set of emoji that come pre-installed on the iPhone can be limiting. Today, a new application called imoji launches in hopes of …

Gmail's latest move isn't the end of email, it's a new beginning

The Gmail API could turn our email accounts into gold mines, and that's a good thing<p>Everybody loves to hate email.<p>It’s overwhelming, all-encompassing, and perhaps most importantly, lacks the context we’ve come to expect from modern communication apps. It's hard to blame email, though, since most …

​Uber gives startups 7-minute rides to pitch Google Ventures investors

Startups in Silicon Valley will have seven minutes to pitch investors during a free Uber ride Wednesday, according to a post from the on-demand car service.<p>Uber is partnering with Google Ventures, the investment arm of the tech giant, to give entrepreneurs a chance to market their ideas. The …

Print Your Own Offline Glass

Remember a few months ago when I talked about the Offline Glass, a clever hack by a Brazilian ad agency that ensures that you and your good friends will be focused on chatting and drinking rather than futzing with your cellphones? Well now you can 3D print your own glass on almost any printer.<p>The …

UpTo, A Calendar App With A Social Layer, Just Got A Complete Redesign

“Instead of merging it all into one feed, we came up with this concept of a layered approach.”<p>When UpTo launched its first calendar for the iPhone in March 2012, it was engineered with social in mind.<p>The old version of UpTo<p>“We initially started with this vision of more of a social application that …

Top smartphone chat apps reviewed

Kate Russell's weekly review of the best apps and websites.<p>With so many chat apps vying for your attention how do you choose the right one? You will obviously be swayed by how many of your contacts you can reach with the platform, and smart voicemail service, Libon, has just added Open Chat to its …

Apps

WonderVoice Now Has Pocket and Glimpse integration

Remember WonderVoice, the app that wants to be Siri for Facebook? Well, it’s recently been given a bit of a spit-shine in the App Store.<p>To recap, WonderVoice lets you ‘speak’ a command to like a post, listen to comments, save for later and more. And it’s not just Facebook it works with, you can …

Movable Ink Launches agileEMAIL, A Platform For Email Marketing

Startup Movable Ink has been trying to improve marketing emails with real-time content, and now it’s launching a broader platform called agileEMAIL. Co-founder and CEO Vivek Sharma said agileEMAIL includes the company’s older tools, but where it previously offered a “piecemeal solution,” with the …

Findery: Caterina Fake Launches New App for iOS

After more than a year as a Web app, Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake is today unveiling the iOS incarnation of her latest startup – Findery.<p>Though the app has been available previously in Australia as a test-bed of sorts, this heralds the official launch of the native app internationally, and it …

Connect Debuts A “Living” Address Book That Maps Your Nearby Friends

Connect, a new location-based address book and friend-finder utility launching today for both web and iPhone, will tell you who’s nearby, allowing for more “serendipitous” encounters. If that idea sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because a crop of location-based social apps, including Highlight, …

Korean Messaging Service Kakao Gets Ready For A $2 Billion IPO

Korean messaging leader Kakao is negotiating with Morgan Stanley and Samsung Securities Co. to file for an IPO in Korea, according to the WSJ. The seven-year-old company is mostly known for its dominant messaging app, KakaoTalk. 133 million people are using the app. It is also the primary platform …