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New GTA Online Exploit Lets Hackers Steal Millions From Other Players

Some <i>GTA Online</i> fans on PC and last-gen consoles are being hit with a new exploit that hackers are using to steal millions of in-game dollars from …

Grand Theft Auto

Here's how much money you'd need to be Iron Man

Genius. Billionaire. Playboy. Philanthropist.<p>Tony Stark wasn’t kidding about the billionaire part. It takes that kind of net worth to even think …

Was My Samsung TV Hacked?: How To Tell If Your Smart TV Was Compromised By CIA Weeping Angel Hack

Tuesday brought revelations about the hacking capabilities of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency thanks to a massive collection of reportedly …

Gameband Gaming Smartwatch Hits Kickstarter (video)

Even though Apple seems to be cornering the market in smartwatches, one company has created a unique wearable which has been specifically created for …

IvoryBoards 2,000 Watt Affordable Electric Skateboards (video)

IvoryBoards have unveiled a new range of high quality yet affordable electric skateboards which have been specifically designed to provide users with …

Gear & Gadgets

Tammax Smart Mirror Hits Kickstarter (video)

If you don’t fancy making your very own smart mirror using hardware such as the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC, you may be interested in the new Tammax …

The 20 best smartphones in the world

This month, we still consider the Pixel a superior phone, and we've added a surprise newcomer, which you'll find in 11th place.<p>To make way for the newcomer, it was time to take off the BlackBerry Passport. It's still a great, unique phone, but after three years on the market, it was time to let it …

This selfie-snapping camera drone lives on your phone

The tiny 8-megapixel Selfly is ready to fly in seconds and cleverly folds to fit in a phone case.<p>The Selfly is an 8-megapixel camera that works as an extension of your phone's camera. And by "extension" I mean it flies.<p>Designed primarily for aerial self-portraits, it's a small folding quadcopter …

Drones

Pokémon's Super Bowl ad is the very best

We're still a few weeks out from Super Bowl 50, but we've already been blessed with one of the most absurd — and amazing — ads of the season. To commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary, The Pokémon Company shelled out millions of dollars to create a Super Bowl ad that'll run at the beginning …

It looks like Google wants to make its own VR hardware

Google is going all-in on virtual reality hardware, if a few recent job postings are anything to go by. <i>Road to VR</i> spotted a handful of consumer-focused VR jobs up for grabs at Google, including a Hardware Engineering Technical Lead Manager, Consumer Hardware and a PCB Layout Engineer, Consumer …

I quite literally ran around a virtual arena and loved it

We've been watching the development of Virtuix's Omni VR treadmill since 2013. The company debuted a fully-functional production model at CES 2016 and I was lucky enough to take the $700 device for a test drive -- or rather test run.<p>The treadmill doesn't work like the one at your gym, mind you. …

Vote for Microsoft's trio of HoloLens app finalists

After some 5,000 entries, Microsoft has narrowed down the field by picking the finalists for its HoloLens app pitch-off. Voting opens at noon Pacific today and your choices include the following: "Airquarium," "Grab the Idol" and "Galaxy Explorer." The winner will be open-sourced and Redmond says …

'Exploding Kittens' comes to iOS with local multiplayer

The <i>Exploding Kittens</i> card game became an overnight sensation thanks to Kickstarter, and now it's on your smartphone. Available on iOS now, and Android "soon," the multiplayer-only game has you doing everything in your power to avoid the titular exploding kittens and be the last person standing. …

Psychedelic love arrives on PS4 in time for Valentine's Day

Let's say you were gazing longingly at your PC and Xbox One owning friends when <i>Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime</i> released on those platforms last year. Despite all the killer couch co-op games at your disposal on PlayStation 4, none could quite fill the niche the gorgeous and altogether psychedelic …

Lenovo Y900 'Razer Edition' gaming desktop to launch in June

Project Christine, Razer's boldly designed modular gaming PC, still hasn't surfaced as a commercial product -- but that doesn't mean you can't get a Razer-branded gaming desktop. Lenovo just announced that its Ideacenter Y900 gaming rig will be getting its Razer makeover this summer, equipping it …

Maingear proves that all-in-ones can be monster gaming PCs

Ask gamers why they don't buy all-in-one PCs and they'll usually give you two main reasons: The hardware isn't beefy enough, and it's rare that you can upgrade after the fact. Well, Maingear might have both issues licked. Its new Alpha 34 crams genuinely good hardware behind a curved, 34-inch 1440p …

Origin has an all-in-one gaming PC, too

One trend we <i>didn't</i> expect to see at CES this week was all-in-one gaming PCs. But here we are with another, this time from the folks at Origin PC. Dubbed the "Omni," the machine packs quite a bit of customization for its class. The company's calling it the "world's most powerful and customizable" …

Razer's gaming Ultrabook lets you bring your own video card

If you're a gamer, you don't have it easy when buying laptops: You may want a sleek, lightweight Ultrabook when you're traveling, but you also want the big, powerful desktop replacement when you're home. What to do? Razer thinks you can have both. It's launching the Blade Stealth, a 12.5-inch …

Razer's 'Stargazer' webcam is built for streaming

Razer announced a new feature-laden webcam geared specifically for gamers and streamers, rather than business conference calls, on Monday. Dubbed the Stargazer, this webcam is built on Intel's RealSense SR300 imaging sensors and offers 720p resolution at 60fps which matches the frame rate of modern …

London is getting a 10-day 'Games Festival' this April

The UK has never held a video game event with quite the same clout as E3, the Tokyo Game Show or Gamescom. There's EGX and the indie-focused EGX Rezzed, but neither attracts quite as much attention as their international counterparts. To remedy the problem, Film London and games trade body Ukie are …

ICYMI: DARPA Bots doing chores, VR fight action and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: A team that placed in the most recent DARPA challenge is still testing its robot, only now the tasks are more house-related. The IHMC has found that they can best tell whether their bot is responding well to new software by seeing how it handles common chores around …

Samsung is building chips for next-gen gaming graphics

Samsung likes being the first kid on the block with new memory products, and has done it again with a type of DRAM. The so-called HBM2 modules can power through data at the rate of 256GBps (with a capital "B"), making them a whopping seven times faster than the best DDR5 chips on the market. The …

'Minecraft: Education Edition' is launching this summer

<i>Minecraft</i> has become a popular tool to teach children about countless subjects including art, geography and computer science. A tweaked version of the game called <i>MinecraftEdu</i> has long helped educators with this task, but now it has a new owner: Microsoft. The company, which bought developer Mojang …

'Battlefield 4' hides an incredibly elaborate Easter egg

You've probably seen some clever gaming Easter eggs in your day, but few of them are likely to be this... involved. Gamers playing <i>Battlefield 4</i>'s new Dragon Valley map have discovered an Easter egg that requires a massive, multi-step sleuthing campaign to complete. How massive? Well, it <i>starts</i> with …

Kid opens PS4 on Christmas day, finds block of wood instead

It's always a little awkward when a well-intended Christmas gift is a bit off target. But it's down right cruel what happened to little Scott Lundy from Wakefield, MA. After (we imagine) weeks, maybe months, of anticipation and avoiding the naughty list, Lundy was rewarded with a PlayStation 4 …

Intel's RealSense camera made me the star of 'Fallout 4'

Over the holidays, I've really been putting the hours into <i>Fallout 4.</i> So when Intel and Uraniom said that it'd be demonstrating its RealSense 3D camera to embed people into that vault suit, I knew what I had to do. Uraniom's tech includes machine learning, geometry processing and 3D game engineering …

ICYMI: Delivery drone for humans, VR gaming and more

Today on In Case You Missed It: The <i>Ehang 184</i> is a Personal Flying Vehicle (PFV) that promises to deliver human cargo to its commuting destination in a way that has us intrigued and also, of course, mildly terrified. It can hold one person and fly anywhere within a 23-minute flight time radius. The …

Tokyo's solution to rogue drones? Drones with nets

Law enforcement agencies the world over are worried about the power of drones, and how nefarious types could use them for evil. Tokyo has decided that there's only one thing to be done about the problem, which is to form an anti-drone squad that'll apprehend rogue fliers in the air. Rather than …

Red launches the Scarlet-W, an entry-level 5K cinema camera

Shooting a film or commercial with the same high-end equipment as a Peter Jackson or David Fincher just got cheaper. Red just revealed the $9,950 Scarlet-W and Scarlet-W Monochrome, cameras that shoot 5K RAW video and 2K ProRes with the company's Dragon sensor. For slo-mo, the 3.5-pound camera can …