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Get a longer look at Skyrim: Special Edition in action

Get an eyeful of god rays<p>Bethesda Game Studios' remaster of <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> hits PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One next week, but even with that looming release date, we haven't seem too much from <i>Skyrim Special Edition</i>. Today, thankfully, we get another minute and change of in-game …

Gaming Industry

The FPS that’s taking gun customization to absurd heights

Escape From Tarkov is the best kind of weird FPS: Eastern European. It’s a S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-style shooter made in Unity by Battlestate Games, a …

How to build a Raspberry Pi Retro Gaming Centre | Trusted Reviews

<b>We guide you through the process of turning your Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming centre.</b><p>To celebrate the release of the new Raspberry Pi we thought …

Paper for iPhone will change the way you take notes

Taking notes on a smartphone has become so much more than just typing text.<p>How often do you see something that you want to remember and take a photo with your phone's camera? Or take a screenshot to save a photo you like on Instagram?<p>You may have a checklist app for going to the grocery store, a …

Sony Brass Hated Crash Bandicoot, And Other Surprising Facts About The Original PlayStation

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the American release of the original PlayStation, which is easily one of the most important events in gaming history. Sony’s PlayStation wasn’t just a sales dynamo that definitively crushed Nintendo’s chokehold on the gaming industry, it changed the entire …

21 tiny design features that show Apple's incredible attention to detail

Some of these features are incredibley useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, it's fascinating to learn about the lengths Apple goes to when it comes to design and product development.<p>Here are 21 of …

Samsung's latest Galaxy Note is the best smartphone I've ever used

The new glass back and aluminum borders exude a premium look and feel, which is a far cry from the plastic back with fake leather textures that early Note phones had.<p>And the pearly dark blue model I tested shines a lighter shade of pearly blue under direct light. It's stunning.<p>It's not just about …

The Game Is On: Repairs to Get You Gaming Again

Summer is here, and the good ol’ summer sun is in full force in our part of the country. As the temperature rises, a cool, crisp game of Tetris or a …

Gaming

The 100 Best Mods on PC

When we talk about PC gaming, we all mention mods in the same breath. Mods are, above almost anything else, one of the keys to the PC gaming kingdom. …

Snapchat is changing the way you watch snaps and add friends

A shift in Snapchat's core product<p>Snapchat is changing its own game yet again. With an update rolling out today for iOS and Android, you are no longer required to hold a finger down to view snaps and Stories. Watching is now triggered by a single tap on the snap or Story to make it begin playing — …

Social Media

These headphones let you switch between styles in a snap

If you're in the market for a good set of headphones, at some point you have to decide whether you want on-ear headphones or over-ear versions. Either option has its pros and cons: on-ear headphones are smaller, more portable, and can make for a better seal depending on the shape of your ears, …

CSR2 obliterates the line between tablet and console graphics, proves Zynga's smarts

Zynga seems tainted.<p>If you spend your time gaming on consoles and PC, think Zynga, and you probably think about Ville games, casual games, the kind of stuff that your brother’s friend Art’s mom invites you to play on Facebook to <i>get all those coins, man</i>. That view of Zynga has merit. But it is not …

Zynga

Game Pad Digital XD – quad core handheld game console features Android and emulators

Ever wished you could relive the golden age of handheld games consoles? Do you lament the passing of classic games, and love the idea of the Nintendo …

Oyster’s new light-adjusting ebook feature could help you sleep better

Like Flux for ebooks<p>A book before bedtime can be a good way to unwind after a day spent staring at computer screens, but what if your tome of choice is on your smartphone or tablet? Won't the bright light mess with your sleep? Ebook subscription service Oyster certainly thinks so, and has released …

Our first look at Dark Souls 3 gameplay and its new changes to combat

As Dark Souls makes the leap to a new generation of consoles, developer From Software wants to evolve the series' combat, provide new ways to role-play and increase the viable range of character builds, the franchise's creator says.<p>Game director and Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki showed a …

By rain or by shine, Forza 6 is a beast

<i>Forza Motorsport 6</i> is big on numbers. It has 450 cars, 26 locations, two-player split-screen, 24 on-track competitors, a 70-hour career campaign, all running at 1080p / 60 frames per second.<p>So much for the stats.<p>It's also got a Ford GT supercar, a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO and a Lamborghini Huracan, all …

Sony's latest flagship phone can tell which headphones you're using

If you've ever found the music from your smartphone to be lacking, Sony wants your attention with the Xperia Z4v. Sony's latest flagship phone, …

Playing games on the PC is making a comeback

Video game consoles have long dominated the video game industry, offering a seemingly cheaper and more consistent experience. But not for long.<p>With a console, you turn it on, put your game in and you just play.<p>Brian Blau of Gartner

Gaming

The Mo-fi headphones sound wonderful with portable gaming and media, with one catch

Portable devices aren't exactly known for their high quality audio, and we're increasingly a culture that is listening to music on our laptops, phones and other devices. Blue wants to improve that experience a bit withthe Mo-Fi headphones, a set of imposing-looking ear cans that boast a built-in …

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The Console Gamer’s Guide to The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited

The day has finally come. The portal is now open for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamers to enter the vast world of The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel …

The Elder Scrolls

Modder brings Just Cause's outrageous grappling hook to Grand Theft Auto 5

About a month into <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i>'s PC debut and we've got what figures to be an all-time great mod: Someone put a grappling hook, a la <i>Just Cause 2</i>, into the game.<p>See it in action above. It's not a completely polished mod, in that the line frequently disappears but, coupled with the parachute, …

Freebie alert: Amazon’s giving away Android apps worth $110 until May 16

If you’ve never used the Amazon App Store before, now could be a good time to start, since the company is giving away over $110 in Paid Apps and …

Apps

Google Play Music's web interface updated with huge Material Design refresh

Google is now rolling out a huge update to the Google Play Music web interface, which brings a ton of great Material Design user interface changes. The web interface now looks much more refined, and more closely resembles the Google Play Music applications you’d find on an Android smartphone or …

Android News

BitTorrent’s encrypted P2P chat app Bleep launches publicly for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac

BitTorrent today launched its encrypted P2P chat app Bleep. You can download the first stable version for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac from bleep.pm.<p>Formerly known as BitTorrent Chat, Bleep was first released in private alpha in July (but only for Windows 7 and Windows 8) and then as a public …

Apps

Experience dysentery on an Arduino-powered 'Gameboy'

The handheld gaming world has been on the retreat since smartphones replaced the Gameboys in our pockets. But, when you mix nostalgia, an Arduino and a low price point, you get the credit-card sized Arduboy. The 8-bit gaming rig fits in your pocket, sports a black-and-white 1.3-inch OLED screen, …

VR game 'SMS Racing' trivializes texting while driving

Texting while driving is against the law and it can put you and other people on the road in serious danger. That can't be understated. However, when it's your main objective when playing a virtual reality racing game, it can also be seriously good fun. That's the premise of <i>SMS Racing</i>, a diminutive …

How Chirp enables easy data transfers using nothing but sound

Chirp, a London-based technology company that lets you transfer data between devices using nothing but audio clips, has announced it’s opening its platform to developers as it looks to increase the uptake of the underlying technology.<p>Available for Android and iOS, Chirp made headlines back in 2012 …

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Duet Display now extends Windows to your iPad

Plugging in a second monitor to extend your computer's display is about as far from a <i>new</i> concept as you can get, but taking an existing piece of …