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Ouya review (Retail system)

A new challenger appears<p>The first successfully Kickstarted console has finally come to fruition. As of this week, the Ouya is widely available for …

Retrogaming

Call of Duty dev hiring for "fresh new aural experience"

Call of Duty developer Sledgehammer Games is currently seeking an Assistant Dialogue Specialist to help the studio create a "fresh new AAA aural experience" for the company's next game.<p>A successful applicant for the temporary position "will be involved in general audio production, including every …

The candle-buyer's guide to gaming (Spring 2013)

Light 'em up<p>Step into any candle store and you'll be met with walls of scented wax with names like Summer S'mores and London Calling. You'll look at …

Xbox One's Kinect now ready for $399 Windows developer pre-order

Microsoft is opening up pre-orders for development kits of its next-generation Kinect for Windows. The new peripheral, which was unveiled at the Xbox One launch in May, features a vastly improved sensor set and microphone array that can recognize movements and people with greater accuracy and in …

Plants vs. Zombies 2 delayed

PopCap Games today announced that Plants vs. Zombie 2 will not meet its previously announced July 18 release date.<p>The downloadable game is now slated to launch "later in the summer," PopCap said on Twitter, noting more detailed will be shared in the future.<p>No reason for the delay was …

The Real Reasons Microsoft, Sony Chose AMD For The Xbox One And PS4

It has been two weeks since E3, the world’s largest gaming show, and the final pieces of the game console puzzle are starting to come into place. The public knows what the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 look like, what they will run, what they won’t, digital rights management and their price. …

Minecraft PC passes 11 million sales

The PC/Mac version of Minecraft crossed 11 million in life-to-date sales today--up from 10 million in April--propelling the franchise to all-new heights.<p>At $26.95 per copy, Minecraft for PC/Mac has now generated $296,450,000 in revenue.<p>Minecraft: Pocket Edition passed 10 million sales in May, while …

Apple Significantly Reducing iPhone Orders For The Remainder Of 2013 [Analyst]

Apple is reportedly reducing its iPhone orders for the remainder of 2013, according to supply chain checks carried out by analyst Peter Misek. Orders for July-September has been significantly slashed from 40-45 million units to 25-30 million units, while Apple’s holiday quarter build plans have …

Woz: I Don’t Hate The Jobs Movie, But Steve Wasn’t The Saint You Think He Was

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak famously slammed the one-minute teaser for Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic and its script back in January, but that doesn’t mean he has a hatred for <i>JOBS</i> before he’s even seen it. In fact, Woz says he’s open to it as long as it’s entertaining and inspirational, and …

Australia takes the hint, postpones plans for PRISM-style snooping

Here's some good news for anyone who considers Australia a haven from pernicious surveillance laws. The antipodean government has decided to postpone plans to force phone and internet companies to retain two years' worth of personal data after a scrutiny committee demanded changes. While it's not a …

10 Google Reader Alternatives That Will Ease Your RSS Pain

Google Reader is on its deathbed, slated to meet its end on July 1st. Its demise has been looming in the distance for a while, so this should come as …

Can iPhoto and iMovie refocus in an Instagram world?

It's time for Apple to simplify the iLife<p>Despite CEO Kevin Systrom's proclamations, Instagram didn't show off anything revolutionary last week when it added videos to its massively popular photo-sharing service. The new feature essentially takes the best of Vine and mashes it up with Instagram's …

iOS 7 Beta 2 Tidbits: New Welcome Screen, Updated Siri Voices, iCloud Fixes, Voice Memos App

Apple seeded iOS 7 beta 2 to developers today, adding a number of new and improved features to the operating system including support for the iPad, improved Siri integration, and the missing Voice Memos app.<p>iOS 7 beta 2 also brings a slew of minor interface tweaks that make the second version of …

Why Cars Explode Into Fireballs And Why They Usually Don't

Last week, noted journalist Michael Hastings was killed in a tragic and dramatic car crash that ended with his new Mercedes-Benz burning in a massive …

Further iPhone 5S ‘Leaks’ Reveal New A7 Chip, Dual-LED Flash, and More

Following last week’s leaks (1, 2, 3) of a detailed set of supposed iPhone 5S images, which revealed a larger battery, the logic board and display …

Google Cloud Playground lets you dip your toes in the Cloud Platform waters

Google's Cloud Platform holds a certain amount of appeal for developers looking to quickly build robust web apps. Of course, getting started is a bit involved. You'll first need to download and install several tools and an SDK on your local machine. Cloud Playground offers the chance to dip your …

Managing multiple drones is harder than it sounds, and DroneDeploy wants to change that

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jordan Novet<p>Not many software startups can claim to be running in the cloud in more ways than one. Startup DroneDeploy …

Gigaom | Yup, Facebook is working on a Flipboard-like mobile news reader: Report

Advertisement<p>Rumors that Facebook (s FB) is working on a news-reading product gained more ground Sunday night when the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported …

New MacBook Air software issue artificially limiting 802.11ac transfer speeds

In its extensive review of the new 2013 MacBook Air, AnandTech notes an issue with the machine’s new 802.11ac WiFi capabilities that it says is limiting the faster Wi-Fi chip’s potential. While it was able to get an average of 533Mbps using the iPerf networking tool, Anand found real world file …

The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations

The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing the technology to preserve its collection for posterity. Its "laser cowboys" Vince Rossi and Adam …

iPhone 5S “Not Happening” In June [Analyst]

Jefferies & Co.’s Peter Misek is our favorite know-nothing analyst, having been proven hysterically, horribly wrong on about every major Apple prediction he’s ever made. He’s probably safe on this prediction, though: even Misek doesn’t think Apple’s going to surprise us with a new iPhone in June. …

My Voicemail was Hacked, and it Pretty Much Sucked

This post is ludicrous. But it’s true, which means that while it may sound farcical, it’s not. It contains some NSFW language, but you’ll understand why as you read on.<p>This is the tale of the past 24 hours or so in which the voicemail on my mobile phone was hacked, and a message claiming that I had …

DOJ: Apple colluded with publishers to raise e-book prices

A new document filed in the e-book price-fixing suit accuses Apple of conspiring to hike prices, but the tech giant denies these claims, saying it was actually partaking in constant one-on-one negotiations.<p>Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with book publishers to raise the price of e-books …

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Half of Internet Traffic in North America Is Just to Watch Netflix and YouTube

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you combine everything that you do on every website besides Netflix and YouTube — reading this …

Welcome Back to Earth, Commander Hadfield

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the just-completed Expedition 35 aboard the International Space Station, landed safely yesterday in Kazakhstan along with crew members Tom Marshburn and Roman Romanenko after five months in orbit. In his time aboard the ISS, Commander Hadfield not …

Drobo adds Copy cloud syncing and Plex media server apps for 5N owners

Drobo has long had an apps platform to extend the usefulness of its smart drive enclosures, but there's been limits to what it can do in the cloud and mobile spaces. The company is widening that support this week, and it's inaugurating the effort with a pair of apps for the Drobo 5N. For us, the …

Game archiving faces challenges as technology evolves, digital-only media prevails, say experts

Preserving video games presents an unique challenge: while physical products deteriorate over time, newer games are increasingly made digital-only and technology rapidly evolves, how do we archive them?<p>Speaking at the 2013 Game Developers Conference today, a panel of industry personnel, professors …