Chad Dover

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Eco-Excellence: 10 Green Cars that Don't Suck – Feature

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a “green car.” Green not in the color of its paint, but in the environmental virtue of its engineering and marketing. Green as in economical with fuel but stingy on fun, great with emissions but …

What Hideo Kojima Could Bring to a Silent Hill Game

How one of the most revered game designers around may help revamp the series.<p>For some time now, the Silent Hill series has been lost at sea. Since …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

The riding season is in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and that means a steady flow of cool new motorcycle gear hitting the shops and online stores.<p>This month we’re looking at a hooded jacket from ICON 1000, Kevlar tailoring for your favorite jeans, the amazing Skully AR-1 motorcycle …

PlayStation Network is down; hackers claim they did it (Update)

PlayStation Network is offline in North America, a day ahead of announced scheduled maintenance. A hacker group on Twitter is claiming its attack took the service offline.<p><b>Update:</b> The same hacking group claiming responsibility also Tweeted a bomb threat at an American Airlines flight carrying John …

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2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe Test Drive And Review: Action Caddy

Swooping down Mulholland Drive, downshifting before entering a curve and preparing to clip the apex on my way back uphill, I’m struck by the realization that I’m driving a Cadillac — and I’m having fun. Other than the brutish power of some of the recent “V” models (XLR-V, STS-V, CTS-V and CTS-V …

Testing the Skully AR-1 heads-up display helmet

Augmented reality on two wheels.<p>We were recently invited to experience some gear we've been looking forward to for months—and what could be the most anticipated motorcycle helmet ever produced—the Sully AR-1. Skully is an augmented reality helmet that uses a built-in rear-view camera to provide a …

The days of owning games are coming to an end

There's only so much you can do with a customer who buys a game.<p>And I mean buying a game in the traditional sense, where you go to a store, pick up a physical product, and can play that product on your hardware forever and ever, amen. Sony has found success with "giving away" games every month for …

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes scattered around and among the bones are the remains of ancient weapons, with a myriad breaks and slash marks on the …

Jay Leno opens doors to eclectic 130-car garage

On a sunny day in the Burbank hills, Jay Leno's canary yellow McLaren supercar shatters the silence.<p>Wedged into the cockpit of the 903-horsepower hybrid P1, Leno darts around a curve and leans into the throttle. With the midday roads free of traffic, the $1.2-million McLaren surges through the …

Super Mario Bros. Beaten In Under Five Minutes, A New World Record

You've gotta watch this impressive <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> playthrough by speedrunner "Blubbler." Blubbler beats the game in a bewildering …

Oculus denies John Carmack stole VR tech from his former employer

When word came out last week that Oculus VR Chief Technology Officer John Carmack was being accused by his former employer of stealing intellectual property for use in his new gig, the nascent Facebook subsidiary only issued a cursory statement: "It's unfortunate, but when there's this type of …

Dutch Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Don’t Glow So Well

A pilot project for a futuristic method of illuminating roadways in the Netherlands shows that we still have a ways to go before “smart highways” are feasible.<p>The glow-in-the-dark roads envisioned by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde and civil engineers at Heijmans Infrastructure have been in pilot …

3D-print your own lightsaber with these free files

Star Wars Day was Sunday, but the celebration is never over. Keep your fan passion going by making your own lightsaber using Ultimaker's free 3D-printed lightsaber source files, released in honor of May the 4th. The design is modeled after one of Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsabers, so you know you'll be …

Reinventing the wheel with built-in shock absorbers

When Israeli farmer Gilad Wolf broke his pelvis in 2008, he resolved not to lets his crops wither on the vine and became determined to turn his …

3DSystems Cube Personal 3D Printer (2nd Gen) in Silver: $1000 shipped (Reg. $1300)

MacMall is offering the 3D Systems Cube Personal 3D Printer (2nd Gen) in Silver for $999.99 as part of its deals of the day today. That’s $300 or 23% off the regular price from most trusted retailers and matching the lowest we’ve seen on this unit. Other trusted retailers like B&H and Staples have …

17th-century Hand-Painted Art Book Reminds Us of Pantone

Once upon a time—even before there existed a system called Pantone—artists were obsessed with categorizing color.<p>So much so that in 1692, one artist named A. Boogert—about whom not much seems to be known—undertook the task of writing a book on how to mix watercolors. Written in Dutch, the book now …

Hey, Busy People: This Smart Machine Cooks Meals for You

When you’ve barely got the bandwidth to decode the latest mashed up food craze (Ramen taco? Waffle taco? Donut waffle? Ahhh!), how can you find the time to whip up a culinary masterpiece in your very own kitchen stadium? Really, what does it take for a busy home cook to get a five-star sous chef up …

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Sony's Project Morpheus 'Validated' By Facebook's Oculus Purchase

The Oculus Rift has grown into a formidable technological force, even before it’s publicly released, now that it’s been acquired by Facebook. It will probably be a direct competitor to Sony’s recently announced “Project Morpheus” VR system, and you would think the whole scenario could turn into a …

GamesBeat community: Write about VR and win The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Virtual reality is a hot topic in gaming right now, with Sony announcing Project Morpheus for the PlayStation 4 and Facebook buying Oculus VR, the makers of the Rift headset. I know our community has its own opinions on the matter, so we want you to write them down for GamesBeat Unfiltered, our …

What Feature Does PS4 Need Most? - Podcast Beyond - IGN Video

The Beyond crew debates the merits of various features and functionality.

Virtual Reality: Fad or Future?

Virtual reality is currently experiencing a revival thanks to the Oculus Rift, Sony's Project Morpheus, and Valve's VR tests, and there are hints that Microsoft isn't far behind, either. The prospect of actual, fully realized VR is certainly enticing, but the question on everyone's mind is whether …

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An Exclusive Look At The BotObjects ProDesk3D Color 3D Printer

The ProDesk3D by BotObjects has been one of the most controversial 3D printer products over the past few years. Built by a small firm in London and purported to print in full color – albeit only in bands of mixed color that appear in gradations along the length of the printed objects – pre-orders …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …