Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
A big part of what’s won Chrome a lot of converts is how much faster it is over the competition. That speed comes at a price, though: The web browser is notoriously a resource hog (especially if you have a dozen or so tabs open at once) and it dram… —> Read More
IFA isn’t just a time to show of smartphones, tablets, PC, and TVs. It’s also an opportune time for accessory makers to make a big splash as well. Jabra did just that when it announced not one, not even two, but three new wireless headsets to appeal to all sorts of users, from the highly mobile and active, to the … —> Read More
The last thing I’d want to do before appearing on the debut episode of a talk show is make the host angry with me, but that’s exactly what Jeb Bush did this week when he announced a contest to fly one lucky campaign contributor out to New York to see The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sounds reasonable enough — so why is Stephen Colbert unhappy?
Bush never consulted him about the contest.
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If there’s one surefire way to drum up interest in a movie or documentary, try using the court system to have the entire project scrapped. In an obvious lesson that many companies are still learning the hard way, most efforts to prevent a film from being seen will only serve to increase awareness and overall viewership down the line.
So it goes with BBC’s Grand Theft Auto docudrama dubbed The Gamechangers. Starring Daniel Radcliffe as Rockstar Games president Sam Houser, The Gamechangers chronicles development studio’s battles with the litigious (and since disbarred) Jack Thompson over video game violence.
Destiny: The Taken King is so ubiquitous in gaming news and discussion that it’s a wonder people haven’t started thinking no other games were releasing this month. The way Bungie has dominated social media in the build up to the DLC’s release is remarkable, and Guardians who have pre-ordered the game are anxiously awaiting its release in a couple of weeks. Those who prefer to see what the game looks like as a finished product before making their decision, however, might be getting the chance sooner than they’d expected, according to Destiny‘s community manager DeeJ.
The Bungie Weekly Update published today announced that Update 2.0 is on its way, due September 8th, and will contain “much of the Year 2 groundwork”. On top of this, Bungie stated that Update 2.0 has a few surprises for every Destiny player, and one in particular from Lord Shaxx that promises to make September 8th a very popular week for Destiny‘s PvP faithful.
Bungie will be letting all players, regardless of whether they have pre-ordered Destiny: The Taken King or not, into the Crucible to sample the new PvP modes on every single brand new map that will be included in the expansion. DeeJ was quick to point out in the update that the new Super abilities for subclasses won’t be available in the preview, as players will have to visit their class Vanguard in The Taken King to earn their new subclass once the game launches.
What Bungie is cleverly referring to as the Crucible Preview Event will take place from September 8th to September 14th, giving Guardians a full week to get a feel for the new Rift and Mayhem modes that will be making their official debut once The Taken King releases a day later. Once —> Read More
Samsung’s newest smartwatch wears a modern design.
Alcatel has really been surprising us this year, first with a surprisingly good smartphone in April, now with a full set of devices here at IFA 2015. Check our full Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Review to see what I mean about “surprisingly good”, then check the details on all of Alcatel’s new devices here. Everything from a stand-up tablet-like device … —> Read More
Google is making it easier to look up illness, so you don’t have to wait for websites to load in order to get a quick overview of what you might (or might not) be dealing with. Mountain View has doubled the number of diseases in its health conditio… —> Read More
Vicarious Visions had a number of Skylanders SuperChargers Donkey Kong and Bowser amiibo anecdotes to share. —> Read More
“Its been almost 2 years since the launch of the Xbox One. From the misguided, media focused reveal, to the games focused 180 by Phil Spencer, we have see the Xbox adapt to the fanbase. With the launch of the Dashboard Preview and direct user feedback, Microsoft has shown a huge value in how the community feels and what they want to see on the Xbox platform.” — Xbox Enthusiast. —> Read More
Weapon Customization is a somewhat hidden feature in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This guide shows you how to unlock it and how to customize your weapons. —> Read More
Images of Mighty Ape’s exclusive Atoi Plushie bonus (not to be confused with the Iota Plushie that is coming with the special edition) for the upcoming Tearaway Unfolded. —> Read More
Everyone likes nostalgia but its a hard thing to get right. Apply the retro too much and its easy to remember why they dont make them like that any more, but covering everything in pixels and calling it a day ends up being little more than style for styles sake. The trick to modern retro is to find the balance between the look and feel of the time and also remembering that its 2015. Or you can say the hell with that and make a horizontal shooter that feels like a long-lost arcade-accurate port to hardware that lies somewhere between Genesis and Neo Geo. Either is good, and Xydonia chose the latter option. —> Read More
Let’s all go back in time. Before Sonic Boom, before the Dreamcast, before the Saturn. To a time when Sega was awesome, and as famous for their killer arcade games as their console efforts.
Who doesn’t love an all-terrain vehicle? U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is no exception.
Last week Medina, Minn.-based Polaris Defense announced that it is supplying the U.S. military with more all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
The company has been supplying its MRZR ATVs to SOCOM for three years – and now special forces are getting their hands on even more.
The new order is for MRZR 2 and MRZR 4s. The MRZR2 is an ideal variant to carry two operators and the MRZR 4 can carry four, or even six, depending on the configuration.
New research estimates that there are currently more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, but CNET’s Eric Mack ran the numbers and found a shocking number are going up in smoke.
By the looks of things, Google’s self-driving cars have been learning a lot in Austin, Texas. In its first report since it began testing autonomous vehicles in the city, the company details the challenges its cars have had to face while driving on… —> Read More
Fallout 4’s voice recording has officially wrapped and there’s a ton of it.
According to Bethesda Game Studios’ official Twitter, more than 111,000 lines have been recorded and that’s more lines than Fallout 3 and Skyrim had combined.