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The best PC games of 2017 (so far)

Usually I start these mid-year lists of the best PC games with “Can you believe it’s already June?” But I think I speak for everyone when I say, “wow, we’re only halfway through 2017? Seriously?” This has been one of the busiest spring release windows I’ve ever seen, with <i>dozens</i> of major PC games …

Gaming

The 7 best uses for your old Xbox 360

Now that the Xbox One has been out for a good few years and the catalogue of Xbox One backwards compatible games reaches well into the hundreds, you …

Meet The ICON Gaming Chair From noblechairs: Did The Best Just Get Better?

Premium PC gaming chair manufacturer noblechairs has announced the ICON series – a new range of premium adjustable chairs aimed at PC gamers. I took a look at the company’s EPIC series chair last year (see the full review and video here), and found it offered fantastic levels of adjustment, which …

Cognac

It's time for PC game demos to make a comeback

I've been privately lamenting the lack of PC game demos lately. There was a time when demos were commonplace: a chunk of a brand new game you could …

Breathtaking Video Games That Didn’t Cost Tons Of Millions

There’s a certain select group of genres that lend their strengths well to a free-to-play model, MOBAs and card games the most prominent examples, …

Most Underrated Open World Video Games Of All Time

The overabundance of these titles hitting shelves year in and year out, it’s meant that plenty of great games have slipped through the cracks …

Thanks to a little-known airline hack, traveling around the world could be cheaper than you realize

I'll admit, I had nearly written off the possibility of booking an around the world trip and visiting a handful of countries in one fell swoop for fear that I'd never land on a total airline fare I could stomach.<p>Then I learned about the Round-the-World (RTW) ticket, a program offered by the major …

Frequent-flyer Programs

How Arcade Bars Are Reviving a Decades-Old Subculture

Thirty-five years after the sun set on the "Golden Age" of arcades, taverns touting cabinet gaming rigs and craft beers are suddenly back in …

Yuval Harari on why humans won’t dominate Earth in 300 years

“It's not because I overestimate the AI. It's because most people tend to overestimate human beings.”<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s first book, <i>Sapiens</i>, was an international sensation. The Israeli historian’s mind-bending tour through the triumph of <i>Homo sapiens</i>is a favorite of, among others, Bill Gates, Mark …

How to Securely Dispose of an SSD

Solid State Drives (SSD) work a little differently than hard drive and no amount of drilling holes, degaussing, or zeroing out will actually properly …

Google’s AI Learned to Be “Highly Aggressive” When Stressed

Another day another disturbing discovery about Artificial Intelligence. This time, Google’s latest machine learning system, DeepMind, has learned to …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Build a High-Functioning Swimming Pool

Every smart home deserves a smart pool<p>Throughout the arc of human history, man has known a few immutable truths.<p>Death is inevitable.<p>Happiness is …

Swimming Pools

The Porsche 911 Carrera is everything a sports car should be

We don't lack for sports cars in this world. If you want some affordable thrills behind the wheel, you can buy a Mazda Miata for less than $30,000 (and you can buy a well-loved one for less than $5,000).<p>From there, the sky's the limit: The Ferrari 488 GTB, for example, will set you back $360,000. …

50 places to travel to in 2017

While it may be hard to believe, 2016 is coming to a close, meaning that it's time to look ahead to 2017.<p>Whether you consider yourself a tourist, a traveler, or a weekend warrior, one thing is universal: you travel to see and experience new things.<p>To help you do this, we've put together the …

European Travel

The 7 best open-world video games

Video games offer a sense of escapism that can’t be matched. When you read a great book, you watch the pages slowly dwindle. The credits eventually …

The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the …

The 15 Best Retro Gaming Consoles Available

E-Mods Gaming RS-1<p>For a quick and easy on-the-go dose of nostalgia, there’s not much better out there than the RS-1 from E-Mods Gaming. This little …

This San Francisco Home Is An Urban Oasis For A Family Of Four

“Give us an urban oasis, something minimal and modern but warm with a seamless flow from inside to out”, that was the mandate from the clients, a …

San Francisco

Battleborn review

<i>Battleborn</i> is one of developer Gearbox Software's biggest investments of time and money ever.<p>Packed with heroes and powered by the mechanics of a first-person shooter, <i>Battleborn</i> is an amalgam of a number of different sorts of shooters pulled together with the art style and humor of a Borderlands …

Comic Books

Apple Watch faces detailed: Chronograph, Mickey Mouse, Utility, Motion and more

By Dan Grabham<p>The Apple Watch doesn't just have one face, it has many.<p>Naturally, most of the faces can be customised so that they display the …

Smartwatches

25 Best Gifts for Tech Gadget Lovers

Friends, family, that one guy in accounting--they love gadgets. Here are the best gifts this holiday season.<p>25 Best Gifts for Tech Gadget Lovers<p>Gadget lovers unite!<p>REORDER<p>Join Shark Tank’s Daymond John, MailChimp's Ben Chestnut, Drybar's Alli Webb, Boxed's Chieh Huang, Harry’s Jeff Raider, and …

Gear & Gadgets

The best gadgets you can buy this holiday season

Trying to decide on the perfect laptop, tablet, or tech accessory can be overwhelming.<p>Manufacturers release tons of gadgets all year, so sifting through all of your options to find the best fit is often a pain.<p>Our holiday gift guide is full of excellent ideas — whether you're trying to find a new …

Gear & Gadgets

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

From the editors of Esquire.com, catch up on the year's best movies that you most likely missed out on.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but …

The top 17 gaming gadgets you can buy right now

Say hello to Engadget's first-ever Buyer's Guide dedicated to consoles, turbocharged headsets and all things gaming. It's a wide, wide world out there, and choosing the right console and accessories is a daunting task. So whether there's a special gamer in your life, or you're looking to make a few …

The 11 Shows You Should Binge-Watch Over the Holiday Break

’Tis the season for family bonding, holiday cheer, and decking all the halls. But if that kind of fa-la-la-la-ing isn’t your thing, we thankfully live in an age of endless options. I’m speaking, of course, of my favorite vacation pastime: the binge-watch. This time-honored pastime doesn’t <i>have</i> to be …

2015 Subaru WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI | Comparison Test

You have heard plenty over the years about Subaru’s rally-inspired WRX. And, owing to its longer life span, you have probably heard even more about Volkswagen’s genre-defining hot hatch, the GTI. It’s now in its seventh generation.<p>Goodness knows, you’ve also heard plenty from us about the southern …

Subaru

12 of the Greatest Gaming Setups Ever

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PC Gaming

The Most Ambitious Artificial Intelligence Project In The World Has Been Operating In Near Secrecy For 30 Years

IBM's Watson and Apple's Siri stirred up a hunger and awareness throughout the U.S. for something like a Star Trek computer that really worked — an artificially intelligent system that could receive instructions in plain, spoken language, make the appropriate inferences, and carry out its …

Google gives us a simulated ride with Android Auto

Meet Google's answer to Apple's CarPlay: Android Auto. It's a new platform announced today at the annual orgy of software and hardware development known as Google I/O, and it puts the (almost) full power of Android in your car. Why almost? Well, despite the fact that the system leverages your …