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This Is the Most Beautiful Game You'll See All Year

This year’s E3 generated a huge number of exciting announcements and jaw-dropping reveals. For the first time in the new console cycle, there appears …

No Man's Sky

The Aerodynamics Of The World Cup Soccer Ball, In GIFs

Some demos from NASA's Ames Research Center<p>NASA stuck a World Cup soccer ball into some of its aerodynamics testing chambers because why not. NASA is not involved in developing or testing the ball, so these demonstrations were really just for fun.<p>The demos put some cool visuals to what <i>Popular</i> …

Need for Speed 2015 could go early access as Ghost commits for the long haul

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced it would not be releasing a Need for Speed racing game this year.<p>The morning after the investor call during which EA CEO Andrew Wilson made the announcement, Marcus Nilsson — general manager and executive producer at Need for Speed developer Ghost Games …

PS4 Already Profitable for Sony

The company considers the PS4 launch "hugely successful."<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>Console manufacturers often sell hardware at a loss with the plan to make …

Mario Kart 8 review: shell game

Mario Kart 8 doesn't mess with the formula much, but it left me smiling<p>With <i>Mario Kart 8</i>, Nintendo has mastered the easy-to-pick-up, fast-paced fun that it's been developing for over 20 years now.<p>It would be easy to write off that accomplishment, because not a lot has changed, even going back to the …

The best 'Mario Kart' ever

Being ahead of the pack in <i>Mario Kart</i> makes me uneasy. Even when I'm winning, I'm never really comfortable. I know that a blue shell — that unstoppably powerful missile that seeks out the first-place racer — is likely only moments away, and there's nothing I can do to stop it.<p><i>Mario Kart 8</i> for the …

Mario Kart 8 is beautiful, fast, and missing something (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>I don’t expect the eighth entry of anything to maintain the quality and excitement of the original, but here we are with Mario Kart … and I’m still smiling.<p>Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U, as you probably already know, is Nintendo’s mascot racing game. …

Tinitell straps a mobile phone on kids' wrists

With Tinitell, Mats Horn and his team have created a simple mobile phone designed to be worn on the wrist. The design is minimal, with features …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

iPhone 6 to feature ultra-sharp screen resolution, report says

For months, reports have said the next iPhone, or iPhones, will feature significantly larger screens than the one on the iPhone 5s. Now, a new report says they may also feature a significantly higher resolution.<p>The next version of Apple's smartphone, the so-called iPhone 6, may feature a screen …

Mobile Technology

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

What It Really Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Car

Google’s project to change transportation by designing cars which can drive themselves is getting less secretive. On Tuesday, the company pulled back …

Music Messaging Service Pingtune Lands on Android

PingTune, an app for sharing songs from YouTube and SoundCloud with friends, is now available for Android devices.<p>First launched in beta at the end of last year for iOS devices, the music sharing app also managed to attract a $1.6 million round of investment in November.<p>Now, it’s launching on …

Google Glass tempts travelers with new apps from Foursquare, OpenTable and TripIt

Now available to one and all (but still in beta, only for US residents and priced at $1,500), Google Glass is adding another selling point: travel accessory. That's thanks to new Glassware from Foursquare (we hope a Swarm patch is included), OpenTable and TripIt, adding to other services that …

'Moto X + 1' = Motorola's next Android phone?

Here come the Moto X successor leaks. Early word from the rumor mill is that Motorola is taking some inspiration from algebra for its next flagship.<p>The kids, they just love the algebra these days. At least that's what the marketing folks at Motorola seem to be thinking if the latest from online …

Mobile Technology