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Museums Give Video Games Bonus Life, But The Next Level Awaits

The long-running debate over whether video games constitute art may finally be moot — at least as far as the Smithsonian American Art Museum is concerned. Last week, SAAM acquired two video games, Halo 2600 and Flower, for its permanent collection.<p>The acquisitions follow the museum's The Art of …

50 Best Albums of 2013

50<p>Beck, ‘Song Reader’<p>There's old-school, and then there's "Man, it would rule if someone would invent electricity" old-school. Beck's "album" of …

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Black Friday deal: Two HP Chromebook 14 options for $100 off or more

We still have a few days to wait for Black Friday ads to appear, however the details of those details are leaking out. And those looking to buy an …

Right on time, Qualcomm opens pre-orders for its Toq smartwatch

We already heard that Qualcomm’s(s qcom) Toq smartwatch would be available around December 2, but it’s possible some could wear one before then. The …

iBuyPower's Steam Machine offers PC specs for the price of a new Xbox

Valve's official Steam Machine prototype isn't cheap, but it won't be the only Steam-powered video-game console available come 2014. This morning, iBuyPower revealed a prototype of its own upcoming Steam Machine, which will go on sale for just $499 next year. For the price of an Xbox One, the …

DoubleTwist redesigns its music player for tablets and Android 4.4

DoubleTwist, one of the pioneering app developers for Android, released a completely new version of its music player today that offers support for Android 4.4 KitKat and an all-new interface specifically designed for tablets. The new app has a cleaner, easier to use design with a prominent focus on …

Sex pixels: what 4K means for porn

Still reeling from the transition to HD, the erotic-video business faces another sea change<p>"Porn killed Betamax." Among the tech cognoscenti, this is often an article of faith, suggesting that A/V format wars are won and lost not on dull technical details such as price (VHS machines had a cheaper …

HTC M8 specs leaked in AnTuTu benchmarks

The phone is still months away from release, but new leaks of the HTC M8 detail the specs of what will likely be HTC’s next flagship phone.<p>The HTC M8 recently appeared in the AnTuTu benchmarking database, detailing the specs of what’s likely a prototype version of the new phone. The specs detail a …