Steve Gregorio

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The Average American Auto Payment Is ...

How much money are you paying for that new car you enjoy driving so much? The truth told, Americans have been paying more for cars in recent years than ever before. But how much is the average American auto payment?<p>According to statistics that were released by Experian Automotive, the average …

Fallout 4 is huge, so the Vault Dweller's Survival Guide is here to help

The rise of online FAQs in the previous decade nearly rendered printed video game guides obsolete, but every so often, a game comes along that seems to deserve a book-length breakdown — a stand-alone work that you can put on your shelf. <i>Fallout 4</i> looks to be that kind of game, and publisher Bethesda …

Israeli researchers compromise isolated network with dumbphones

Without a doubt, storing highly sensitive data on an internet-disconnected, "air-gapped" computer network is one of the best security measures an organization can take -- but nothing is foolproof. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University in Isreal have figured out how to discreetly siphon data from a …

Fallout 4: Bethesda Can't Make More Pip-Boy Collector's Editions

Don't expect a fresh wave of pre-orders.<p>Bethesda has revealed it's struggling to keep up with demand for the recently announced Fallout 4 Pip-Boy …

See all 25 minutes of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's E3 demo

If you want to see what everyone at E3 saw of <i>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</i>, you are in luck. Here is the entire 25-minute presentation shown at Square Enix's booth.<p><i>Caution: a spoiler scene runs from 18:25 to 22:20.</i><p>The commentary comes from Steve Szczepkowski, the game's executive audio director. It …

'Fallout 4:' What Makes This Series So Special

The other day, I wrote an article about how I hope that Fallout 4 features real-time combat over the classic V.A.T.S. system, which allows players to pause time and select their targets. As with any opinion on games, I knew it would be controversial, but even I underestimated just how strongly …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

Destiny's Dark Below expansion punishes the game's most important players

<i>Destiny</i> could be defended in the past.<p>When others deemed its loot systems broken, I came up with justifications for them. When others declared the game mediocre, I explained why it was one of my favorite games of the year. I committed to this game, and mastered its arcane and counterintuitive …

This Wooden Alarm Clock Will Definitely Wake You Up

The alarm clock is an unfortunate, but necessary, addition to our lives, especially if we want to get to work on time. Fortunately, though, if we …

The Gaming Books You Must Read

This is embarrassing to admit, but I haven't read much in the way of nonfiction books about video games. Don't get me wrong: there's some incredible …

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Homemade Lush Shower Jellies

Here is a super fast and easy craft to put together with the little ones. I make these for my girls to play with in the bath tub and also outside in …

5 Things You Should Know About The Xbox One's SmartGlass Upgrade (list)

SmartGlass, until now, has been something of an also-ran feature for the Xbox One. Yeah, it was there, and it was kind of cool, but Microsoft just …

Waiting for Steam Spring Sale? Arkham Origins for $8, Tomb Raider GOTY at $6

If you’re waiting for Steam’s Spring Sale for 2014 — you might have some salvation in ways to blow your cash thru a different retailer. Today the UK …

This Is How Xbox One Will Beat the PS4 - Cheat Code Central

In the next-gen, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over…<p>I believe in calling it like I see it, which has resulted in the ruffling of many Xbox fanboys feathers …

Microsoft’s game exec Phil Harrison explains how Xbox One will catch the PlayStation 4 (interview)

Sony has grabbed an early lead in the gaming console war, selling 6 million PlayStation 4 consoles since November. Microsoft has sold perhaps 4 million Xbox Ones, and has clearly fallen into the No. 2 position in next-generation consoles after leading with the Xbox 360.<p>Marc Whitten, chief product …

Professor Layton And The Azran Legacy Review – Professor Layton Finally Attains Tenure

After five games and a film, Professor Layton is ready to retire. This isn’t the end of the franchise, but developer Level-5 says the Azran Legacy …

Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes: The deadly combination of isolation and cooperation

You and the bomb are alone together. The good news is that you're the only one who will die if you fail to defuse the device.<p>The better news is that your friends are speaking to you through a radio, and they have access to the bomb’s documentation. The bad news is that it’s still your life hanging …

Getting the Most Out of Your Xbox One and Microsoft Surface

If you’ve got an Xbox One, you probably already know that, in addition to playing great games, the console offers a wide range of built-in …

25 Xbox One Games to Play in 2014

From Snake to Sora, 2014 has you covered.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>When the Xbox One was released in November 2013, it did so alongside a handful of great …

The new Mass Effect exists in a playable state right now

A new entry in the <i>Mass Effect</i> series, developed by BioWare's Montreal studio, is currently playable. Not by us outside the studio, of course. BioWare …

Say Hello To Flint, The Most Expressively Adorable Pomeranian Ever

Robin Yu’s series, “Adventures with Flint the Fabulous Pomeranian”, is truly demonstrative of the joy and happiness a dog can bring into a person’s …

Behind the scenes with Hello Games' No Man's Sky

You're in a used book store, lurking in the fantasy and sci-fi section, rummaging through a box of old novels.<p>You see a fat tome with a flea-bitten cover featuring a garish technicolor vista of a strange new world, a grandiose title. On the cover, the artwork speaks of multiple moons, distant …

Remember lots of passwords with this trick

A new scheme lets people create 100 or more passwords by remembering—and regularly rehearsing—a few one-sentence stories.<p>The story sentences become …

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The Best Android Launchers You Can Download Today

We love Android devices as much as the next person, but sometimes the vanilla Android experience leaves us wanting a little more. Thankfully, it’s possible to change the whole look and feel of your Android device with only the minimum of effort – and no need to root.<p>Android launchers, or home …

Secret city design tricks manipulate your behaviour

Hidden in our streets and buildings are "unpleasant designs" that force us to make certain choices, discovers Frank Swain. Once you know what they are, it will transform how you see your city.<p>When Selena Savic walks down a city street, she sees it differently to most people. Whereas other designers …

No girls allowed

Unraveling the story behind the stereotype of video games being for boys.<p>Four-year-old Riley Maida stands in a toy aisle of a department store in Newburgh, N.Y. The backdrop is pink. The shelves behind her are stacked with plastic babies in pink onesies. To her left are hair-and-makeup dolls with …