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Smartwatches are growing ever more capable by the day. Sometimes, though, there’s no harm in a little focus. Enter Emvio, a watch with one core goal: to help you manage stress. There are no message notifications or apps, instead, Emvio monitors varia… —> Read More
From the talented JonasDrawsStuff (whose Rocket Raccoon is my desktop wallpaper) by way of Reddit co
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Whenever “the next James Bond” comes up in conversation, Idris Elba’s name is sure to follow. The rumor that the Thor and Luther actor could succeed Daniel Craig as 007 one day has been going around for years. But just how likely is it?
IGN’s Roth Cornet was recently on the set of Spectre, where she and a group other journalists got a chance to speak with 007 producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. While the discussion was mostly centered around the new movie (more on that soon!), the producers were also (re-)asked about Elba’s potential as the British secret agent.
If you’re feeling down, this pin-sized book may be just the thing to cheer you up. Just don’t put it in your pocket, or it’ll be lost forever.
Borderlands remains one of the best new IPs of the previous generation. Its sense of humor, sharp mechanics and billions of different guns helped the series stand out from the competition. Now two adventures, Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, have been remastered and repackaged for PS4 and Xbox One. With a focus on main antagonist Handsome Jack, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection brings together his story in one complete package with all content ever released for both games, but is there any reason to return to Pandora for a second-dip? —> Read More
In the latest Iwata Asks, Xenoblade Chronicles’ Tetsuya Takahashi talks about his intentions to make a JRPG masterpiece, and his love of sci-fi. —> Read More
Pathfinder Online, the crowd funded MMORPG, v6 officially launched. —> Read More
On October 29th, 2013, EA and DICE released the last installment in their popular Battlefield franchise. While Battlefield 4 benefitted from being a launch title on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the overall game failed to meet high expectations due largely in part to several technical issues that stifled the online experience for everybody. —> Read More
Destiny’s legacy won’t be its record-breaking sales, its silky-smooth gameplay, or its ambitious – if ultimately underwhelming – MMORPG-styled mechanics. Instead, it’s going to be that darn loot cave. Originally, the location allowed players to power up their characters through repetition instead of effort, and came to symbolize everything good and bad about Destiny: a flawed levelling system, addictive gameplay, and a dedicated and passionate fan base.
While Bungie patched out the original loot cave, the exploit proved to be somewhat like the mythical hydra: chop off one head, and two more take its place. Less than twenty four hours after the original loot cave closed, players found another one. Since then, the gaming community has been filled with stories of new loot caves and loot stairs; basically, any place where players can easily farm engrams (items) or glimmer (money) spreads through …
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Samsung has a dizzying array of flagship smartphones. CNET’s Marguerite Reardon helps you break down your options.
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“You make bad decisions” said a coworker as I pulled the relatively massive Asus ROG G751JY-DH71 gaming laptop out of my backpack during a recent trip to our home office in New York City. I’m not certain I did.
After her loss to venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins in a sexual-discrimination case, Pao takes to Twitter to speak her mind.
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X-Men star Hugh Jackman has long gone back and forth publicly about wanting to play Wolverine forever or finally hanging up his claws. But the Aussie actor took to Instagram on Saturday to announce he’s poised to leave the role behind.
He posted this photo of his hands and the X-Man’s signature adamantium claws with the caption: “Wolverine … one last time”:
Over fifty years ago, physicist Freeman Dyson proposed an awesome, if slightly insane, idea: That an advanced alien civilization might construct a massive, energy-harvesting sphere around its star, and bunk up inside.
Best Buy is a mainstay of tech shopping in the US, but it knows that it’s small potatoes in Canada — it kept the country’s better-known Future Shop chain going for years after a takeover, even after opening shops of its own. However, the American re… —> Read More
The top 32 Call of Duty teams in the world are squaring off this weekend in Los Angeles for part of a million dollar prize pool. Catch all the action from the 2015 Call of Duty Championship live…
Valve and HTC will give their virtual reality headset Vive to some developers for free, Valve has announced.
Valve’s spokesperson Doug Lombardi told Ars Technica that the company hopes to start taking requests from developers soon. “More info and ‘sign up’ forms will be available to all interested developers, big or small, via a new site coming soon,” Lombardi said, adding that a new sign-up site might go live as early as next week.
So far, we’ve seen only a handful of developers make games for the Vive headset, like Owlchemy Labs, which is working on Job Simulator.
Giving the development kits away for free could help Valve and HTC encourage developers who are already making games for the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus develop games for Vive as well, which Valve said will be out by the end of the year. Oculus, by comparison, currently charges $350 for development kits, while the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition (which is powered by Oculus and a Galaxy Note 4 smartphone) is already for sale at Best Buy for $199.
Remember the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s early, failed foray into virtual reality gaming? Twenty years after its release, somebody’s finally figured out the best use for the unwieldily console: Giving all of your friends a handlebar moustache.