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EA at E3 2018: Watch live for Battlefield 5, Anthem and more

E3 2018 may not officially start until next week -- but you won't have to wait long to ride the hype train. Some of the industry's biggest publishers are kicking things off early, starting with Electronic Arts. The company behind games like Battlefield, Titanfall and the most recent Star Wars games …

EA Sports

Nokia’s banana phone from The Matrix is back

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phone<p>Back in 1999, Keanu Reeves was famous for playing Neo in <i>The Matrix</i>, and not for looking sad on a bench. Nokia was also the “world’s leading mobile phone supplier” back then, and it used this popularity to feature its Nokia 8110 “banana phone” in <i>The</i> …

Samsung DeX Pad turns the Galaxy S9 into a touchpad PC

Samsung debuts 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ with incremental changes to flagship phones

On a Sunday evening in Barcelona, Samsung executives officially announced two new smartphones: the 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 (for $720) and 6.2-inch Galaxy S9+ (for $840). These will be available for preorder on March 2 and will start shipping on March 16 in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Coral Blue, and …

New York Knicks: Five keys to defeating the Charlotte Hornets on Dec. 18

The New York Knicks and Charlotte Hornets have spent the past three seasons playing like rivals. What must New York do to win the next …

Tobias Harris is shooting 3s almost as frequently as Klay Thompson and it’s a good thing

Tobias Harris looks like a whole different offensive weapon.<p>Tobias Harris was a part of the blockbuster trade sending Blake Griffin to Detroit and Harris, Avery Bradley, and Boban Marjanovic to the Clippers. Harris is having one of the best offensive seasons of his career and it will hopefully be …

The State Of PC Gaming In 2017

Art by Sam Woolley.<p>In a year when PC gaming became more multifaceted and complicated than ever, it also popularised a genre -- battle royale -- with …

Criticism Of The Facial Animation In 'Mass Effect: Andromeda' May Have Been Misdirected

<i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>’s facial animations are not very good which has led segments of the internet community to lose their minds. Memes, gifs, blog posts, articles and despicable sexist attacks on one of the game’s animators have been the result. Not surprisingly, some of the people contributing …

HMD’s first new Nokia handset is a $26 feature phone

Just last week, HMD was priming the press for the return of Nokia -branded handsets, slated to arrive at some point in the first half of next year. The young Finnish company, founded by a number of Nokia expats, seasoned the pre-announcement announcement with all sorts of superlatives, with the CEO …

New York City has a secret subway line with antique cars — here's what it's like to ride it

The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us.<p>And, occasionally, New …

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Knicks reveal throwback uniforms (video)

It’s been a busy couple days for NBA teams revealing new uniforms.<p>The Nets, Grizzlies and 76ers have unveiled new jerseys.<p>The Knicks, too.<p>The Knicks …

One of the best opening sequences in gaming almost didn't happen

Back in 2007, "BioShock" took players on a creepily beautiful journey through a crumbling underwater city called Rapture. The wanton, unregulated genetic enhancements that led to the city's downfall served as a commentary on Ayn Rand's writing and gave players some fun abilities to use against the …

Apple and Facebook helped bust the world's biggest torrent site

When you're the owner of the world's biggest torrent-sharing site, the last thing you'd expect to land you in trouble would be a totally legitimate (and legal) purchase via iTunes. But that's what happened to 30-year-old Ukrainian Artem Vaulin a.k.a "tirm," owner and operator of KickassTorrents …

Internet

Tuesday's Knicks Links: Derrick Rose trade 'reinvigorated' Carmelo Anthony

<b>Carmelo Anthony ‘reinvigorated’ in Knicks after trade for Derrick Rose</b>: Carmelo Anthony had basically pleaded through the media for Phil Jackson to …

Video game releases for July 2016

Here are some of the big games coming out this month<p>Below are some of the big video game releases for the month of July 2016. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2016 and 25 games for the summer of 2016. Here are the free games you get with your Xbox Live …

Microsoft's 4K-capable Xbox One S leaks before E3

Those rumors of Microsoft launching a smaller, more powerful Xbox One at E3? They're apparently quite real. <i>NeoGAF</i> members have posted multiple images of what they say is the Xbox One S, and the leak points to a huge overhaul for the console. For a start, check out that compact design -- the S is …

Xbox One S

Your PlayStation 4 Will Soon Be Obsolete

After months of speculation, Sony has finally confirmed that PlayStation 4 will soon have a more powerful sibling.<p>The company is building a …

Samsung's Wireless Earbuds and Smartwatch Let You Leave The Phone Behind

The IconX earbuds and Gear Fit 2 are truly wireless fitness gadgets<p>When fitness and technology team up, it's rarely elegant —the standard is a smartphone strapped to your arm, and a pair of wired earbuds.<p>To build out its ecosystem of smartphone peripherals, Samsung has released two new fitness …

The Ultimate Adult's Guide to Snapchat

Before I begin, apologies are in order. To the 310 million monthly active Snapchat users, many of whom are in their teens and early 20s: Sorry, but …

Inside Project Ara, Google's Lego-like plan to disrupt the smartphone

Next year, Google will sell a smartphone that lets you swap in interchangeable parts to get new abilities.<p>Rafa Camargo is playing ping-pong. Thirty minutes ago, he placed the world's most interesting smartphone into his jacket pocket. Now that jacket and its precious contents are lying on the …

Mobile Technology

The most accurate clock in the world is redefining the second

<b>(CNN) —</b> What if everything you knew about time was wrong, and time actually moved at a different rate from what your watch or your phone is telling you right now?<p>A study released Wednesday in Optica, the Optical Society's research journal, is putting the pieces together about how to get an even …

Physics

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Samsung is opening a VR studio in New York City

The library of things you can play and watch on a Gear VR headset is growing, but Samsung doesn't think it's growing quickly <i>enough</i> -- it wants to help make some of that content, too. The company has revealed to Sundance Film Festival guests that it's opening a New York City studio that will create …

Virtual Reality

PC shipments see their steepest drop ever

Windows 10 might be pretty popular, but it wasn't popular enough to rescue the PC business. IDC estimates that computer shipments actually fell 10.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, making it the steepest year-over-year drop in history. In fact, shipments were scarcely any better than they …

Windows 10

How virtual reality is going to change our lives

2016 will be the year of VR. Here's how it will change everything from medicine to the military.<p>23-year-old Palmer Luckey is like a kid in a candy store. “Pick up that stick of dynamite, and hand it to me. Now let’s light it together!” he instructs me, as it explodes in a cloud of sparks. “Now …

NYK 93, OKC 90: Knicks Hang on For Road Victory

<b>Derek Fisher</b> and his coaching staff sent a clear message to the team and the media about tonight's matchup with Oklahoma City: With Kevin Durant out, …

Daily Life Returning to Normal in Paris: Pictures