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Your Credit Card Is Now Your Fare Card on the Mumbai Metro

Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.<p>Every second counts when you're racing to catch a bus or a train, and stopping to buy or replenish a fare card is often enough of a delay to miss the next ride. That's no longer a worry on the Mumbai Metro. The transit …

FinTech

Wireless charging: How a key iPhone 8 feature could work

Wireless charging is fast becoming standard on smartphones. Samsung has long included the technology on its Galaxy devices, which can be re-powered without having to be plugged in.<p>After years of waiting, Apple could be about to add the ability to charge wirelessly to its 10-year anniversary iPhone …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

Android Phones

How To: Unsend An Email

We've all been there: against your better judgement, you sent an email that should have never been sent. You write your boss and detail all the …

The Ultimate Healthy Grocery List When You're Cooking for One

A trip to the supermarket tends to result in one of two outcomes: a frozen dinner, chocolate bar, and tub of hummus—and another trip to the store the …

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See which applications are connecting to the Internet on Windows

A change in your Internet speed can be the result of several different factors. If you've already ruled out issues with your ISP, router or other networking equipment, then it might be time to look at the computer itself.<p>To make sure that nothing suspicious is happening in the background, it's a …

4 Expert Ways to Optimize Your Pre- and Post-Workout Nutrition

How on point is your nutrition? Many of you have asked the question; "what supplements should I take before and after my workout?" While there is no …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

Sense Is a Bedside Gadget for Improving Your Sleep

James Proud, a graduate of the first class of the Thiel Fellowship, has launched his new startup, Hello, on Kickstarter with Sense, a gadget that sits on your nightstand and monitors your sleeping environment.<p>The device includes motion, light, temperature, humidity, noise and air quality sensors in …

Mortal Kombat X introduces Raiden with 2 minutes of gameplay

Raiden has been a mainstay character of the Mortal Kombat series since its beginning, so his inclusion on the roster for <i>Mortal Kombat X</i> is hardly a surprise. Still, NetherRealm Studios revealed him at Evo 2014 with a solid review of his moveset, comprising a good two minutes of gameplay in …

Samsung Gamepad review

Samsung's controller accessory aims to turn your phone into a portable console<p>As smartphones become larger and ever more powerful, their gaming …

E3 2014: Brutality and Possibility in Mortal Kombat X

New blood.<p>If visceral is an over-used marketing term (and it is), it’s only because people apply it so readily to games a lot less brutal than Mortal …

More details of the PC's GTA V emerge thanks to Steam listing

We heard the announcement by Rockstar that Grand Theft Auto V was coming to PCs (and next gen consoles) at the E3 expo earlier in the week. This was …

Mortal Kombat X | Polygon E3 2014

Three times the fun<p><i>Mortal Kombat X</i> plays much like its predecessor. Players still fight in bloody one-on-one battles, there's still a block button and features like the bone crunching X-ray moves, breakers and enhanced special moves, all powered by a meter, return.<p>"A lot worked in <i>MK9</i> and we …

Mortal Kombat

World of Warcraft's Draenor was built to answer questions

The world of Draenor in the upcoming <i>World of Warcraft</i> expansion, <i>Warlords of Draenor</i>, was inspired by the desire to evoke a sense of nostalgia in players while also answering questions, according to creative director Alex Afrasiabi.<p>Speaking to Polygon, Afrasiabi said the development team looked at …

Dodge's Incredible Free Advertising In 'GTA 5'

Product placement is increasingly common in video games these days as brands desperately try to get themselves noticed with consumers fast-forwarding commercials or blocking banner ads. In-game ads and cross promotions have popped up in all manner of games from Call of Duty to Need for Speed. But …

Game writers explain how character diversity prevents boredom and repetition

Game writers talk about the importance of diversity<p>Video game developers should aim to be as inclusive as possible when designing characters for their games because this allows them to explore fresh perspectives and stories, according to a panel of developers who spoke at a PAX panel in Seattle …

The PlayStation 4's release date is Sony's first big next-gen mistake

Sony has spent the last six months locked in a brutal war with Microsoft, with each attempting to best the other for next-gen supremacy. From the …

Blizzard Trademarks 'The Dark Below' Ahead of Gamescom

Could this be the name of the Diablo III expansion Blizzard might be announcing next week?<p>A newly filed trademark application may have revealed the …

GTA 5 CONFIRMED on PC by NVIDIA! - Inside Gaming Daily

Summer reading: The best books for gamers

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>I love games. I’m usually jittery with excitement when I finish one, but that’s rarely because of the story. It’s probably due to how most developers tend to …

6 Tips for a Tight and Toned Body

When it comes to exercise we all have similar goals: we want to lose weight, build muscle, and live a healthy lifestyle. Maybe you don’t want to bulk …

Valve opens Pipeline to aid budding game developers

Valve has launched a community website aimed at helping high school students who are seeking a career in the video game industry.<p>Pipeline was created by a group of high school interns working at Valve, and aims to "establish a connection to the world of teenagers that are asking many questions …

Your PS4 digital library will be playable from any system

<b>Speaking at the Develop conference in the UK, Sony's R&D senior team leader Neil Brown has outlined some of the PSN library features of the</b> …