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FIFA 15, PS4/Xbox One - Video Review - IGN Video

FIFA 15 is still one of the best sports simulations around, with superb animation and big-match atmosphere. Watch the full review.

The 15 Best Features of iOS 8

On the surface, Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 8 looks strikingly similar to iOS 7, but beneath the surface, it's brimming with new features …

Review: Smaller iPhone 6 proves bigger isn’t always better

My first impression? My goodness, this is the small one?<p>The iPhone 6 is a big step up. It makes older iPhones look small. Ridiculously small. Even after a few days, my old iPhone 5s feels positively Lilliputian. The 6 dwarfs the 5s, which felt big and expansive at the time. Now it looks like a …

iOS 8 review

Apple has become a different company this year. It’s undergone major personnel changes, promised to be a more open and friendly company, and released two new iPhones that are clear responses to consumer demand.<p>A year ago, Apple released the most dramatic visual revision to iOS since the launch of …

Apple’s iWatch will reportedly debut alongside new iPhones in September

Apple fans, get excited. You might be getting an iWatch (or whatever it’s called) a month sooner than you expected.<p>Apple may unveil its much anticipated wearable tech alongside its two new iPhone 6 models at a September 9th event, rather than a month later, as earlier rumors suggested.<p>The device …

WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will have sapphire screen

But cheaper models of the iPhone 6 might not<p>A new report today from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says Apple's upcoming smartwatch will match the iPhone 6 with a sapphire screen that's more resistant to scratches and other common wear and tear. The <i>Journal</i> claims sapphire glass intended for the watch and …

Facebook Messenger Is No. 1 in App Store, Has One-Star Rating

The Facebook Messenger split has officially arrived, forcing users of the Facebook app to download it — but they're not happy about doing so.<p>This has …

You can now use Facebook Messenger on your wrist with Android Wear

Android Wear is quickly gaining support for more messaging apps beyond Google's Hangouts. WhatsApp recently released a beta update enabling owners of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live to dictate message replies, swipe through a stack of multiple notifications, and view full-length message …

BBC's iPlayer redesign comes to a much wider range of TVs and set-top boxes

Since the BBC announced a substantial iPlayer redesign earlier this year, it's been rolled out to different platforms in stages, starting with the web and most recently, iOS, Android and Windows Phone. A limited line-up of connected TVs and set-top boxes, as well as the PS3 and PS4, were granted …

New iPhone part leak: Sorry, the Apple cutout on the back isn’t going to light up

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>With the expected launch of the newest iPhone(s appl) about one month away, the usual rumor background noise is starting to …

Apple releases iTunes 11.3.1 with bug fixes for podcasts

Apple has released iTunes 11.3.1 (Mac, Windows) for OS X Mavericks today with a bug fixes for subscribed podcasts not receiving updates and for podcast episodes lists becoming unresponsive while browsing.<p>iTunes 11.3.1 addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may stop updating with new episodes …

Apple patent application hints at a Siri-like assistant for Macs

Siri might be making her way to a Mac near you. According to a patent application filed in February and released today, Apple's considering bringing the iPhone personal assistant to its desktop OS. The 92-page document details how you'll interact with Apple's "digital assistant," a term that occurs …

Self-assembling origami robot is world's first Transformer

Harvard scientists have built the world's first working Transformer robot, inspired by the ancient Japanese paper-folding art of origami.<p>The alien robots that feature in the Transformer movies conceal their true nature by taking on the form of cars and trucks. The scientists' robot has yet to reach …

Yelp now uses Bing Translator in iOS, with Android coming soon

Traveling abroad? This ought to pique your interest. Yelp just updated its iOS app to be more useful for non-English reviews. It now has the Bing Translator integrated, allowing you to translate foreign language reviews with a simple tap of the screen.<p>The new feature works with the 15 languages …

Microsoft's 'selfie' Windows Phone purportedly appears in leaked photos

Behold Microsoft's "selfie" phone. <i>Windows Phone Central</i> has published images of what's believed to be Nokia's Lumia 730, one of two devices<i>The Verge</i> reported on late last month. The pictures show off a bright green color that's by now familiar to Nokia fans, and the overall design seems to position …

Shadow Realms: You've Been Chosen Impact Teaser - IGN Video

BioWare brings us their 3rd teaser trailer for Shadow Realms. This time a house is involved in an unfortunate accident.

Sony abandons its PlayStation Mobile Android initiative

If you want PlayStation while on the go, you should probably stick to the Vita.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment is dropping support for its PlayStation Mobile store for Android (via The Verge), which was originally a means for Sony to release indie games and PlayStation classics on the Vita handheld as …

Google Just Added Maps For Mars And The Moon, And The Level Of Detail Is Stunning

No, the company didn't send its Street View cars into outer space, but Google still provides plenty of geographical details about both planetoids you probably weren't expecting.<p>Some of these features were previously available on Google Earth, as 9to5Google's Stephen Hall points out, but this is the …

Sony is putting PlayStation Mobile for Android to sleep

Sony will discontinue the PlayStation Mobile for Android program, after the service failed to catch on in its two years of availability.<p>Under the PlayStation Mobile program, developers can create games for the PS Vita and select PlayStation Certified Android devices, including most Xperia phones …

HBO Go is poised to become more like Netflix

Time Warner is finally admitting that Netflix is a competitor to HBO. And now, it might create a Netflix of its own.<p>CEO Jeff Bewkes acknowledged the rise of his company’s competitor on this morning’s quarterly earnings call. “We think there’s an increasingly competitive and strong set of buyers out …

Apple iPhone 6 battery may get a power boost

One of the big questions surrounding Apple's expected iPhone 6 : what size battery it will come with? An industry analyst believes it might be bigger than earlier rumors suggested.<p>The 4.7-inch model of the iPhone 6 could ship with a 2,100mAh capacity battery, rather than the 1,810mAh battery …

Mobile Technology

Cybersecurity experts take Russian hacking scare 'with a pinch of salt'

Security researchers have expressed concern over the claim that more than 4.5bn user credentials including 1.2bn unique usernames and passwords have been amassed by a Russian cybercriminal gang.<p>Security researchers from Kaspersky, Symantec and University College London have questioned the news …

Steve Jobs had plans to make free, shared Wi-Fi the norm to improve iPhone experience

There were lots of hints that Steve Jobs was interested in changing the way we all access the internet on the devices he helped create. Back in 2011 there were reports that Apple considered developing its own network for the original iPhone that could potentially replace traditional carrier …

GameStop now offers 20 percent more cash for your old titles

Between pre-orders, promotions and credit offers, it feels as if you need a PhD in economics just to trade-in used games. Thankfully, GameStop has decided to simplify its arcane pricing structure and, best of all, increase the price of each trade by 20 percent. According to documents leaked to …

Assassin's Creed: Rogue trailer leaks, may be coming Nov. 11 (update)

<i>Updated at 12:07 Pacific time with confirmation.</i><p>Well, we finally got a little more info on that last-gen Assassin’s Creed game.<p>A trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Rogue leaked to the Internet via Facebook fan page Access the Animus, and then Ubisoft officially announced and released the video shortly …

White Xbox One Heading to Retail With Sunset Overdrive

According to a French retailer.<p><b>Update:</b> Microsoft has confirmed the Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle will come with a white console.<p>A Microsoft …

Apple Debuts Another App-Focused iPhone 5s Ad – “Dreams”

- Aug 4, 2014<p>Apple has launched another television ad in its “You’re More Powerful Than You Think” ad campaign. The new ad is entitled “Dreams,” and …

Coffee-brewing alarm clock starts your day with a fresh mug

The bedside brewer is the work of UK-based industrial designer Josh Renouf, who was seeking a slightly gentler way of starting the day than the jolt …

Console gaming is approaching an evolutionary dead end

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The “next gen” consoles are now current generation, and sales have been fairly disappointing. The largest problem is a two pronged attack from the worlds of …

Apple Continues App-Focused TV Ad Campaign With 'Dreams' Spot

Apple launched a new television ad in its "You're More Powerful Than You Think" campaign, this time called "Dreams". The song in the ad is "When I Grow Up" by Jennifer O'Connor.<p>It is the fourth ad in the series, with previous spots "Powerful", "Strength", and "Parenthood" focusing on the sheer …