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The Secrets Of Far Cry 5's Open World

With the recent release of Far Cry 5, Ubisoft Montreal has added yet another open-world to the Ubisoft portfolio. This time, however, the formula is a bit different.<p>In the video above, Mike Mahardy takes a closer look at the changes that set Far Cry 5 apart from other games in the series, and push …

Far Cry 5

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

Demonstration

TERA Action MMORPG Launches April 3rd 2018 On Consoles

In just a few days time the highly anticipated action MMORPG TERA, The Exiled Realms of Arborea will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One …

MMOGs

11 amazing smartphone apps that will help you make music

Deluxe recording studios are great if you can afford them, but there is another way. It’s now possible to make music using nothing but your mobile …

Music Production

Google launched a simple browser-based sequencer for making music

Meet Song Maker<p>Chrome Music Lab has launched a new music creation tool called Song Maker. A browser-based experience, Song Maker is a sequencer that allows you to program loops for two different instruments of your choosing, then save it or send to someone else for collaboration.<p>Google Creative Lab …

Music Production

Anchor's new app offers everything you need to podcast

Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving out a niche for itself in the short-form, social audio space, the new version – Anchor 3.0 – aims to be …

Apps

'I Hope This Is an Instance of Fake News': FBI Messages Show the Bureau's Real Reaction to Trump Firing James Comey

When President Trump fired James Comey as FBI director last May, the special agent in charge of the Detroit field office, David Gelios, wrote an …

Diablo creator goes solo for his next RPG, It Lurks Below

After 27 years in the business, renowned game developer David Brevik is following up his big-ticket productions – which include the massively popular RPG, <i>Diablo</i>, as well as <i>Hellgate: London</i>, and <i>Marvel Heroes</i> – with a homemade title that’s he building on his own.<p><i>It Lurks Below</i> is the first major …

Lyft made annoying car alarms into a slightly less annoying version of 'Despacito'

Hijacking big events for viral success is one of the most well-worn sections of the marketing playbook. Effective and often entertaining, there’s no better way to get your brand in front of millions than by piggybacking on an even bigger brand.<p>Oreo, for example, was the toast of the marketing world …

Windows 10's new app: Microsoft's Ink to Code turns sketches into working code

Microsoft offers Windows and Android developers a new Garage Project app to prototype software faster.<p>Microsoft's latest app from the Garage Project …

Rugged Dell Chromebook 5000 Series Arrives Next Month From $289

This week computer manufacturer Dell has announced the imminent launch of its new rugged Dell Chromebook 5000 series hybrid, convertible notebooks, …

Design Your Own Games on Playable NES Cartridges, Promises NESmaker

Are you ready to NEStify?<p>NESmaker stopped by the IGN office with an NES development kit -- an unusual occurrence in 2018 -- and asked us to pitch a …

Retrogaming

Someone just created a site to make browsing Netflix easier

Here's some great news just in time for the weekend: someone's created a site that makes browsing through Netflix so much easier.<p>Reddit user …

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Brilliant turns your light switches into connected-home hubs

Brilliant plugs directly into your home's existing light-switch ports, and it controls a slew of smart home devices, including lights, the Ring doorbell, Nest thermostat, Sonos speakers, Amazon Alexa and more. This is a control panel built for everyday folks, rather than businesses, and it has a …

Home Automation

User Interfaces: How Not to Design a Microwave

User Interfaces: How Not to Design a Microwave<p>02 Jan 2018<p>A few months ago I was introduced to the microwave oven sitting in the office kitchen. I had …

UI Design

In the Middle of Nowhere, Panasonic Builds a Smart City

In a remote area near the Denver Airport, Panasonic is installing LED street lighting and community-wide Wi-Fi, and prepping for autonomous cars. …

Home Ownership

This $39 bootcamp will give you a complete UX/UI education

Just because a website or an app looks fantastic doesn’t mean users will flock to it. Having an easy-to-navigate, structurally sound site or app where important information can be found quickly and intuitively is ultimately a lot more critical to its success than flashy graphics or other visual …

UX Design

20 mostly practical gifts for the technophile

Lets face it: A lot of holiday gifts just aren’t that useful, and end up stored in a closet indefinitely.<p>That’s just a waste of money, so we’ve tried to collect gadgets tech that will hopefully avoid the same fate. As such, some of these items aren’t necessarily things you’d normally consider as …

Gear & Gadgets

‘Destiny 2: Curse Of Osiris’: How To Activate And Beat New Heroic Public Event On Mercury

The release of the <i>Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris</i> expansion brings an all-new Public Event for Guardians to tackle called “Vex Crossroads.” Bungie touts …

Microsoft’s collaborative Whiteboard app is now available for Windows 10 users

When it announced the new Surface Pro a few months back, Microsoft also used the opportunity to preview Whiteboard, a Windows 10 app designed to offer creative and business collaboration across devices. Since then, the app’s only been available as a private beta, but starting today, Microsoft’s …

Apps

Turn your wall into a touchscreen tablet!

You could own an android tablet… or you could turn any plain surface into your android tablet! The Touchjet Pond isn’t your regular pico projector. …

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone Is Coming In 2018

We have been hearing more and more rumors about the new foldable smartphone from Samsung, the Samsung Galaxy X. The handset recently appeared on …

Columbia's New Empire Strikes Back Jackets Will Keep You Warmer Than a Dead Tauntaun

Last December, Columbia released a collection of winter jackets based on the costumes in <i>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.</i> They were all only available in …

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp review

<i>This is a review in progress for the first 20 levels of</i> <i>Animal Crossing</i><i>: Pocket Camp. We’ll update this review upon hitting the level cap of 40.</i><p>Animal Crossing is the game about taking life slow. You meander to the shore to catch fish, you pick oranges and mosey down to the general store to sell the …

Animal Crossing

‘Destiny 2:’ Alexa’s Newest Skill Just Made Playing The Game A Lot More Immersive

Bungie has teamed up with Activision to bring Ghost, <i>Destiny 2’s</i> A.I., into the real world with Alexa. The combination could herald a new wave of …

Ascent: Infinite Realm – PUBG Studio's New Game Is a Steampunk MMO

Airships and dragons ahoy!<p>To say Bluehole is on a hot streak right now would be an understatement. With more than 20 million copies sold, the …

Acquainted

Eve V review: can a scrappy upstart undercut the Surface Pro?

Back in May, I met a young CEO called Konstantinos Karatsevidis at the Computex Taipei trade show. His company, Eve-Tech, has an unusual pitch — why buy computers from massive companies like Dell or Lenovo if a lean, nimble startup can offer better value by cutting out inefficiencies? And why not …

Gear & Gadgets

This launcher will delight Android fans who favor function over form

As a longtime Android user, I’m partial to Nova Launcher for its flexibility, allowing me to customize my home screen and app drawer just the way I like – minimal and clutter-free (see below).<p>If that looks like a nightmare to you, you might want to check out AIO Launcher, an interesting new …

Build your first basic Android game in just 7 minutes (with Unity)

Making a fully working game for Android is much easier than you might think. The key to successful Android development— or any kind of development— is to know what you want to achieve and find the necessary tools and skills to do it. Take the path of least resistance and have a clear goal in …