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The Best Video Game Soundtracks for Real Life

Improving those boring moments.<p>Video game soundtracks don't get the respect they deserve. Composers and performers dedicate their time and talent to …

Large-scale trial of driverless cars to begin on public roads

The world’s first large-scale test of driverless cars will involve 100 Volvos taking to the streets of Gothenburg in 2017<p>Volvo is to introduce 100 <b>driverless cars</b> on to public roads as part of the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot.<p>The cars will drive in normal, everyday road …

Halo programmer departs Microsoft for Naughty Dog

<i>Halo 4</i> principal engine programmer Corrinne Yu recently departed from Microsoft's Halo team to join Naughty Dog.<p>According to her LinkedIn profile, Yu's current duties include coding on the PlayStation 4. Specific titles or projects are not listed.<p>Yu worked as the principal engine programmer for 343 …

PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday

Today is the day: Xbox One is available in at least 13 territories. The PlayStation 4 launched last Friday to massive sales. The next-gen is officially on, having kicked off last year with Nintendo's Wii U. Don't believe us? We even reviewed all three!<p>Nintendo Wii U review<br>• PlayStation 4 review<br>• Xbox …

Xbox One Problems Affect Only 'a Very Small Number' of Customers

The Xbox One may only have been on sale for around 24 hours, but that’s plenty of time for launch day gremlins to rear their head.<p>According to various reports, some of the launch day Xbox One units seem to be suffering from assorted hardware problems – just like the PlayStation 4.<p>The issues, which …

MediaTek launches world's first true octa-core processor

In a brazen attempt to look better than its competition, MediaTek has unveiled the MT6592, a processor which it is claiming is the world’s first true octa-core mobile platform. Ignoring all the fluff in the release information like “premium gaming performance” and “perfect balance of performance …

The Alternate Ending To 'Breaking Bad' Is A Genius Tie-In To 'Malcolm In The Middle'

It shows Walter White demanding he be addressed as "Heisenberg," then he suddenly wakes up from a nightmare — filled with weird stories of dealing meth, having a shaved head, and killing people.<p>"Oh, I knew this was going to happen," his wife chides him. "You grow a beard and all of a sudden you …

Google Now's voice commands brought together in a useful infographic

When Google Now first arrived with Android 4.1, many folks referred to it as the Google alternative to SIRI. In reality, Google Now is much more than just a simple digital assistant, levering the full power of the web and Google’s services to provide an experience that is worlds above the …

The New Batsuit In The 'Batman Vs. Superman' Movie Will Be Different From Anything We've Ever Seen Before

For anyone who has been against the casting of Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, you can be assured that one thing is awesome so far: Batman's new suit.<p>Comic book lord and filmmaker Kevin Smith spilled during his latest Hollywood Babble-On podcast that he has seen a picture of Affleck in the new …

Adam Driver from Girls is up for Nightwing in Batman vs. Superman

It’s hard to know what to make of all the premature casting stories going around, but according to one from LatinoReview, <i>Girls</i>‘ wood-working weirdo Adam Driver is up for the part of Nightwing in WB’s upcoming Superman vs. Batman movie. My God, this movie is starting to sound deliciously bizarre. By …

Kevin Smith Says Ben Affleck's Batman Costume is Mind Bending

Ubisoft hopes to reignite love for classic JRPG mechanics with Child of Light

<i>Child of Light</i>, Ubisoft's fairytale Japanese-style role-playing game, utilizes a combat system grounded in traditional, classic mechanics of the genre but with a twist that rewards clever thinking over button-pushing dexterity, game writer Jeffrey Yohalem told Polygon.<p>During a hands-on demo with</i> …

How Assassin's Creed 4's Remote Play works on PlayStation 4

<i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> is one of the more robust third-party titles to be ported to next-generation consoles, but in a brief hands-on session with the PlayStation 4 version played on a PlayStation Vita via Remote Play, we could detect almost no differences in the shrunken-down handheld …

Square Enix wants to revolutionize cloud gaming with Project Flare (interview)

When Square Enix announced Project Flare last week, the Japanese company said it would revolutionize gaming through smart use of the cloud.<p>Call it “cloud gaming 2.0.” It certainly isn’t what OnLive and Gaikai tried to do by streaming games from the Internet to a person’s compatible machine. Rather, …

Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light

High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your living room, too? After the Fraunhofer Institute showed off 3Gbps speeds with LED lights, researchers from five UK universities have managed to transmit data at 10Gbps using micro-LEDs with a technique …

AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat

There are fitness wearables that track steps, gauge your quality of sleep and monitor your stress, but few combine all three. As for keeping track of what you eat, most people still resort to old-fashioned food diaries and calorie counters. The AIRO wristband, however, aims to measure all of the …

Thieves In Indiana Steal More Than 20,000 LG G2 Smartphones, Presumably To Build The World's Most Expensive Toy Fort

It ain't exactly Gone In 60 Seconds, but at least one thief is now sitting on a pile of electronics worth more than any sportscar. CNET reports that …

Japan: A Journey Between Tradition And Modernity

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Samsung posts record profits, again

Samsung Electronics has posted a 26% jump in profits for the three month period ending in September 2013, mainly due to strong smartphone sales and better memory chip revenues. Net income for the quarter was 8.24 trillion won ($7.6bn) up from 6.56tn won during the same period last year. Samsung …

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …