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Samsung’s huge 49-inch gaming monitor is an ultrawide dream

What's better than dual monitors? An "ultrawide" display that makes games more immersive and multitasking easier than a standard widescreen monitor. But Samsung wasn't satisfied with that. Its massive 49-inch QLED gaming monitor heralds an entirely new style -- let's call it "super ultrawide" -- …

These are the trending ideas among tech’s biggest influencers

While Y Combinator has made a clear impact on the tech sector, the company also launched an internal side project in 2007 that would end up becoming highly influential in a different and surprising way.<p>Its user-powered news aggregator called Hacker News, which is now visited by 20 million people …

Magic: The Gathering is becoming an MMO

Cryptic Studios and Perfect World, two companies with plenty of experience making online worlds, are creating a Magic: The Gathering massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG or just MMO).<p>Wizards of the Coast, which owns the popular card game franchise, announced the project today. It …

MMOGs

RetroBlox Becomes Polymega, Joypad And User Interface Get Shown Off

A new supported CD format will be announced next week

Retrogaming

New PC builder promises 60 fps or your money back

DIY component manufacturer NZXT lets you pick games and builds a rig to spec<p>PC hardware manufacturer NZXT, best known for their line of cases, power and cooling products like the Kraken, is launching a new PC building service called BLD. With BLD, (pronounced “build”) customers can pick from a menu …

London Bridge attack latest: Terrorists named as police say they were not under surveillance as they posed 'low risk'

• <b>One of terrorists carried an Irish identity card</b>• <b><br>Families appeal for loved ones still missing</b>• <b><br>Scotland Yard says it knows attackers' identities</b>• <b><br>Sadiq Khan says Trump's state visit to UK should be cancelled</b>• <b><br>Corbyn criticises Theresa May over police cuts</b>• <b><br>Everything we know about the attack</b>• <b><br>How the London</b> …

Extremism

Play Over 400 Game Boy Games That Never Existed

Latest Game Boy Jam delivers big time.<p>Released in 1989, the Game Boy racked up a significant amount of games for a handheld system with four AA batteries, eight bits, no backlight, and an olive green screen that looked like a regular Nintendo game had experienced copper oxidation. It has well over …

eBay's 'world first' VR department store lets you eye before you buy

Forget the outlet malls -- your next big purchase could be hiding in the virtual world. Just put on your "shoptacles" headset and start buying.<p>We believe the next channel for retail will be virtual.<p>Steve Brennen, eBay

Augmented Reality

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

There's an app for saying 'I told you so'

If you're the sort of person who relishes bellowing "<i>I told you so!</i>" into other people's faces then, congratulations, you're an asshole. You're also the prime target for an app called IKI (I Knew It) that aims to take the lowest form of douchebaggery into the 21st century. Essentially, IKI is a …

Studio cancels Wii U game in protest of Nintendo firing employee

Earlier this week, Nintendo of America fired one of its product marketing specialists after a group of people upset with the company's localization …

Tech Industry

The Death and Life of Your City: The Video Game

“Block’hood” invites players to build a complex urban ecosystem, where dystopia sometimes rules.<p>In “SimCity,” says Jose Sanchez, an assistant professor at the USC School of Architecture, the name of the game is megalomania. In that video game, a child of the late 1980s, the player is cast as the …

Stem

Try to Create Star Wars as George Lucas in This Hilarious Adventure Game

If put in George Lucas' shoes in 1975, could you have created <i>Star Wars</i>? That's the question a new text adventure from ClickHole seeks to find out.<p>While far from the first of these games that the satirical site has put out, it is arguably one of the best to date. The lengthy, branching story takes …

Star Wars

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them

We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the …

Michael Jackson DID compose music for Sonic the Hedgehog 3

Though Sonic the Hedgehog fans have long been studying and dissecting the similarities between Michael Jackson's music and the tunes featured in the …

Fallout: New Vegas mod Autumn Leaves is worth a break from Fallout 4

All the cool kids with their fancy new graphics cards are playing something called <i>Fallout 4</i> these days, but <i>Fallout: New Vegas</i> is still alive and …

Battlezone's PSVR reboot is the ultimate fan service

It could be argued that Atari's 1980 arcade classic <i>Battlezone</i> was the first virtual reality game. In a simple duel of tanks, players looked through a small opening in the cabinet to maneuver their lumbering vehicle, firing at a single enemy and avoiding being struck by projectiles. The game's …

Twitch's next live community challenge: install Arch Linux

Gaming-focused streaming service Twitch got its community to play Pokémon collaboratively as a single entity last February, and subsequently Dark Souls in August. This Saturday, it’s offering viewers a tougher challenge: installing Arch Linux on a virtual machine.<p>At 4PM Eastern on October 31, the …

Linux

Newegg extends Black Friday all month with 'Black November' tech deals

The sales begin this Sunday. Here's what you can expect.<p>Deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer isolated to a single day or weekend. Target and Walmart (among others) are starting holiday sales this weekend. Meanwhile, Newegg -- the big Internet PC and tech retailer -- announced this …

Windows Phone

Watch the creator of I Wanna Be The Guy build a devious Mario Maker level

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly may not be a household name, but if you have any interest in the masocore scene or indie games in general, you've probably heard of his masterpiece, <i>I Wanna Be The Guy</i>. The game, along with its sequel, <i>I Wanna Be The</i> …

Boeing Creates The World's Lightest Metal

Boeing files a lot of patents. From the filing for a force field to protect planes from blasts mid-air in 2012 to a laser-powered fusion engine earlier this year, these are all patents for potential uses of technology that may or may not become a commercial reality.<p>But earlier this week, Boeing …

General Motors

Watch: Mark Zuckerberg says virtual reality ping pong blows his mind

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that “the craziest Oculus experience I’ve had recently is playing ping pong in virtual reality.” Facebook famously bought virtual reality startup Oculus VR last year for $2 billion, and since then it’s been pushing hard into the VR space.<p>“You feel …

Elon Musk: Tesla autopilot features coming Thursday in software upgrade

Tesla Motors, the electric automaker, plans to roll out its latest software upgrade—version 7, which includes autopilot features—worldwide to owners …

Stephen Hawking Envisions the Worker Robot Apocalypse

In his Reddit AMA, the scientist forecasts potential doom and admits he missed Wayne's World 2.<p><i>Theory of Everything</i>, the Academy Award-winning biopic about Stephen Hawking, took an elegant look at the life of the world-renowned genius. But it left a few things on the cutting room floor about …

$5 service will break up with Comcast for you

I wonder how many actual hours I’ve wasted sitting on hold, navigating audio phone menus and arguing with cable company representatives over why I want to cancel my service. I’m betting it’s a lot, and I’m betting that you have been victim to this ridiculous gate-keeping system, too.<p>AirPaper, a new …

San Francisco

Fairphone delivers on its ethical, modular smartphone

Fairphone is a slightly different kind of smartphone manufacturer. It's not out to make the prettiest or the most powerful handsets, but the most ethically responsible. The company bankrolled its first device through a pre-order program, and went on to sell 60,000 of the things, affording it the …

iPhone 6s teardown reveals smaller battery, heavier display

The new iPhone 6s looks identical to last year’s model, but there are some major differences in the hardware, as revealed by the gadget gurus at iFixit, who have already torn apart Jony Ive’s fabulous new creation.<p>The biggest change is the hefty new 3D Touch display, which weighs 15 grams more than …

Mobile Technology

North America Runs Out of IPv4 Internet Addresses

The American Registry for Internet Numbers has issued its last IPv4 number for North America. That means that anyone looking to get a number will now be entered onto a waiting list.<p>The transition from IPv4 to the newer IPv6 has already begun, but it still could cause headaches for some service …

North America

There is a robot waiting in line to get an iPhone 6S outside an Apple Store in Australia

There is a robot currently waiting in line to buy an iPhone 6S at the Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, according to Mashable.<p>Yes, a robot is waiting in line to buy another robot.<p>Instead of waiting out in the elements to snag Apple's latest creation, an enterprising Sydneysider named Lucy Kelly has …

Apple Store

Turing's 'Dark Wyvern' up for preoder, comes with Armor case enabling 60GHz data transfers

If you have been following the Turing Phone you know the regular version of the device will begin shipping on December 11. We have given the Turing Phone the hands-on treatment and know what to expect from it, but Turing Robotic Industries is throwing in a little something extra for those of you …

Alan Turing