Riley Ledbetter

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Just Cause 3, and the Limits of a Physicalized World

It was the most explosive choose-your-own adventure game I've ever played. At E3 2015, I joined my fellow CBS employees from Giant Bomb in chatting with representatives from Avalanche Studios about the upcoming Just Cause 3. Rather than play the game for us, producer Omar Shakir and crew led us …

Stephen Hawking says One Direction could be intact in the multiverse

Stephen Hawking is taking on an unlikely new role as grief counselor to the innumerable tweens devastated by Zayn's departure from One Direction.<p>During a special live event Saturday evening at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, a hologram of the famed physicist appeared onstage to answer some …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

How to Build a PC

Continued from Page 4<p><b>Step 6: Install the Power Supply Unit</b><p>Take out your power supply from its packaging. If it’s a modular unit, decide if it’ll be …

Chromebook Pixel (2015) review

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

‘WankBand’ is a wearable kinetic charger that generates power as you jerk it

Apparently Pornhub has plans to get into the wearables game. We’re not entirely sure if this is a joke or not, but earlier today the company unveiled …

Kinetic

Raspberry Pi Portable

Introduction: Raspberry Pi Portable<p>About: My name is Zach Sousa and I'm a Canadian highschool student that has a passion for making. More About Zach …

Raspberry Pi

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Branding

Cyberpower PC Gamer Xtreme 2000

<i>Feb 6 2015</i> - For someone that wants to experiment with tweaking a PC gaming desktop system but does not necessarily want to build it, the Cyberpower …

How to build a gaming Hackintosh on the cheap: assembly

Now that we’ve got all the parts for our Hackintosh, it’s time to put them all together. This is the really fun part of this project: You’re turning processors and chips and motherboards into a working computer that’s going to do all kinds of things for you.<p>You’ll get an incredible sense of …

Computer Hardware

Tesla Turbine From Old Hard Drives and Minimal Tools

Introduction: Tesla Turbine From Old Hard Drives and Minimal Tools<p>About: At heart an engineer, musician, polyglot, cook, computer programmer, wood …

Woodworking

Watch out, Spotify, Tidal is upping the ante for streaming-music sound quality

I was initially skeptical about Tidal, but I'm really enjoying this new streaming music service. Spotify, Mog and Pandora never clicked with me; with those music subscription services I'd jump from tune to tune, listen a bit, then move onto something else. It's not that I ever thought Spotify or …

The Best Headphones At CES

With dozens of headphone booths at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, finding the best headphones at the show wasn't easy.<p>As someone who listens to hours of music every day, I was determined to find the perfect pair of headphones, regardless of cost. Even if I couldn't afford them, …

Why Your Next TV Could (and Should) Be Stuffed With Quantum Dots

It's no secret that OLED televisions produce the best quality HDTV images on the market today. It's also no secret that OLED sets are ludicrously, …

OLEDs

Avegant's personal theater headset looks like a pair of premium headphones

At long last, Avegant unveiled the final design for its Glyph personal theater headset at CES 2015, and it looks even more like a pair of headphones than earlier prototypes suggested. Crafted out of high-grade plastic, it has a soft-touch exterior, shiny aluminum accents on the earpads and …

Far Cry 4 PC specs released

Ubisoft has released Windows PC specifications for its forthcoming adventure <i>Far Cry 4</i>.<p>Set in the fictional Himalayan kingdom of Kyrat, <i>Far Cry 4</i>, due to be released on Nov. 18, is a lush combat adventure with a ton of stuff going on. Opimal specs call for 8 GB memory and 30 GB free hard drive</b> …

Review: The Sims 4

It didn’t take long for me to realize that <i>The Sims 4</i>, the game I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for since my <i>Sims 3</i> playtime hours dipped into …

Genius Sonority's Free-to-Play 3DS RPG Crosses 500,000 Downloads

Genius Sonority’s Free-to-Play 3DS RPG Crosses 500,000 Downloads<p><b>By Ishaan</b> . September 3, 2014 . 2:00pm<p>Back in July, Genius Sonority released the …

PlayStation Vita Slim makes the case for a dedicated gaming handheld

<b>The Good</b> The new Vita Slim charges with any Micro-USB cable, is thinner and lighter, has improved battery life, and works nicely as a PS4 accessory for local game streaming. The game library's gotten really good, too, including freebies for PS Plus subscribers.<p><b>The Bad</b> Expensive proprietary memory …

Gear & Gadgets

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Building a PC: Everything You Need to Know About GPUs

W<i>ant</i> <i>to build your own gaming PC but don't know where to start? Over the next few weeks, we're bringing you the essential info on how to pick the best PC parts for your budget. This week, we're kicking things off with arguably the most important part of any gaming PC: the GPU.</i><p>So, you've decided to …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

The Elder Scrolls VI: Argonia

<i>The Elder Scrolls VI: Argonia</i> is the sixth installment of the game series <i>The Elder Scrolls</i>. It will be created by Bethesda studios and will be close …

Alienware's Alpha Is A Gaming PC With The DNA Of A Console -- And It's The Real Deal

A funny thing happened on the road between CES 2014 and E3 2014: Alienware went from showcasing a console-esque Steam Machine with unknown internals, to showing a legitimate living room PC with the unadulterated DNA of a game console. Frankly I’m surprised I’m uttering these words, but the …

LG G3 – Top features and thoughts

After a myriad of leaks that told us almost everything we needed to know about the smartphone, the LG G3 was finally unveiled. Despite the leaks, I was still very excited to get my hands on the latest LG flagship, and the phone certainly didn’t disappoint. Well, it’s been a few days since its …

Impossible Math app review: How fast and how good are you at math?

Introduction<p>I will be honest with you. I love me some math. I would always try to solve a problem, be it calculating a tip or some simple …

BLU Life Pure XL review: well priced, but nothing to write home about

The Bottom Line<p>Well priced, but nothing to write home about<p>Pros<p>Decent handling<br>Snapdragon 800 holds up<br>32GB of storage out of the box<br>Priced competitively for an unlocked device<p>Cons<p>Uninspiring design<br>Performance is brought down by unoptimized software<br>Camera quality is only decent at best<br>No …