Brennan Tanksley

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Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

How an office sauna might help make Finland’s next tablet game blockbuster

<i>The organizers of Slush paid my way to Finland last month. Our coverage of the event and of the Helsinki startups we talked to remains objective.</i><p>HELSINKI, Finland — Grand Cru has built a very nice and very Finnish headquarters for its employees, complete with a wood-burning stove in the kitchen and …

Lightsaber - Fact and Fiction, How It Works Infographic

PlayStation Plus gets three of 2013's best games for free in January, including 'Bioshock Infinite'

Sony is kicking off 2014 by giving some of this year's best games to PlayStation Plus subscribers. <i>Bioshock Infinite</i>, <i>DmC: Devil May Cry</i>, and <i>Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons</i> will be added to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection throughout the month of January. That's on the PS3 side; <i>Don't Starve</i> …

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

TFTW: Steve And Larson's Most Played Games of 2013

SKULL KID: A ZELDA LEGEND Live-Action Fan Film

Biggest Rumors of 2013 We Wish Were True

PACIFIC RIM Theme Performed with Tesla Coils and Robot Drummer

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Movie Review

100 Greatest Action Movie Punchlines - Video Supercut

All Is Lost – review

Robert Redford's near-mute performance as a mysterious old man of the sea adrift and utterly alone makes for a bold, gripping thriller<p>JC Chandor's All Is Lost is a quasi-silent movie, or perhaps rather quasi-mute, portraying the ordeal of a lone sailor in a desperate situation: he is played with …

2014 in film preview: science-fiction

Kicking off a new daily 10-part series previewing key movies of 2014, we take an advance look at next year's sci-fi hopefuls<p>• 2014 in preview: comedy • 2014 in preview: drama • 2014 in preview: Oscar contenders • 2014 in preview: romance<p>The Edge of Tomorrow<p>Tom Cruise, all trussed up in …

2013 was the year of freemium games, but 2014 may not be

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: King<p>It’s amazing how mobile app stores can change in a single year, especially when a major trend like freemium …

Developer to release game created in 1993 next year

Modesty will release <i>1993</i> — a game created 20 years ago for the Commodore Amiga — for Windows PC in 2014, the developer recently announced.<p>Side-scrolling space shooter <i>1993</i> was created in Sweden by four teens. Just before the game's release, the group split, leaving <i>1993</i> stuck in limbo. According to …

20 Social Apps that Got Us Talking in 2013

As we wind down the year, The Next Web compiled a list of some of the social apps that have made some significant moves in 2013. How did we qualify what a social app was? In our mind, it was a service that had a core functionality that enabled users to interact and engage with other people, either …

The 50 best Android games of 2013

From Angry Birds to Despicable Me, Ridiculous Fishing to Clash of Clans, here are this year's top picks for Android players<p>2013 was a very good year for Android games, as more developers recognised the potential of Google-powered smartphones and tablets. From action and puzzle games to sports and …

Curious about the Steam Controller? Check out these videos.

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>Right now, 300 lucky participants have a Steam Machine connected to their televisions. But the first hybrid …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Bill Gates

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …

Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business …

SUPERMAN VS. HULK - Epic CG Animated Battle Continues!

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Best mobile games of 2013

It's been an amazing year for mobile gaming, with more new games than ever before. Here are some of the best titles released in 2013.<p><b>It's been an</b> …

The best games for your new iPhone or iPad

Goodbye, Game Boy. The best mobile game platform is iOS, and both the iPhone and the iPad have an embarrassing depth of riches to plumb. Whether you’re a classic shoot-em-up gamer or just looking for something fun and simple to relax with, trust us, the games are here. But iOS is also connected to …

The best games for your new console

A year ago, we got a new Xbox and a new Playstation, with more power and more features than anything we've ever seen before. This year, we got the games. 
If you got a new console this year, or unwrapped a slightly smaller package with a Nintendo 3DS or a PlayStation Vita, what you need next is to …

Parents Recreate Famous Film Scenes with Cardboard Boxes and Their Baby Boy

I don’t have kids just yet, so I can’t say from experience, but it seems one of the benefits of having a child is the ability to feature the adorable …

Dark Souls publisher wants a mobile version — but developer From Software doesn’t

Dark Souls developer From Software is pretty stubborn. Its publisher for the Dark Souls games, Namco Bandai, wants the studio to make a mobile version of the popular (and brutally difficult) console role-playing games. From Software isn’t sure that’s such a great idea.<p>“We’d like to bring Dark Souls …

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