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Like it or not, ports of classic games to the latest consoles are still all the rage... and Microsoft appears eager to cash in on the trend. Both Kotaku and Polygon report that Microsoft, Black Tusk Studios and Dirty Bomb's Splash Damage are working ...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 9:03 pm
NASCAR may be dominated by gas-guzzling racers, but its pace car this weekend is decidedly kinder to the environment. The motorsport league's Sprint Cup race in Richmond on the 26th (delayed from the 25th due to rain) has Toyota's hydrogen-powered Mi...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 6:56 pm
Developer Treyarch has a good record of keeping things fresh in Call of Duty. The company started working on the franchise back in 2005. With World at War it added zombies; Black Ops went to Vietnam; Black Ops 2 traversed time and added branching nar...
Author: Xav de Matos
Posted: April 26, 2015, 5:00 pm
We hope you weren't counting on Nokia reviving its phone business. The Finnish firm is now bluntly denying claims that it's planning to return to making phones -- there are "no plans" to make or sell any, Nokia says. That's not surprising given both ...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:57 pm
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Tesla made headlines again this week with the official (sort of) announcement that it will be unveiling a...
Author: Inhabitat
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:00 pm
A recent security breach just provided a painful reminder that Tor's anonymity network isn't completely foolproof against truly determined intruders. The email service SIGAINT is warning users that someone recently launched a sustained attempt to bre...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:02 am
Believe it or not, police have a real problem with identifying suspects who are identical twins -- unless you're willing to spend a month sequencing genes, DNA samples are all but useless. They may be far more effective in the future, though, as Brit...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:09 am
It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also fou...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 3:20 am
Whatever you think about the morality of using mass surveillance to catch evildoers, the technology only works if people can use it -- just ask the CIA. The New York Times has obtained a declassified report revealing that that the agency was largely ...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 26, 2015, 1:06 am
There's a thin line between a flourishing product category and an oversaturated one. The smart thermostat racket is fast approaching critical mass, and energy providers across the UK have begun offering hi-tech heating controls to their customers thr...
Author: Jamie Rigg
Posted: April 25, 2015, 11:01 pm
Russian hackers may have had more success in breaching the White House network than first thought. New York Times sources understand that intruders who got into the White House's unclassified system managed to collect some of President Obama's email....
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 25, 2015, 10:59 pm
The Nepal earthquake has caused an immeasurable amount of tragedy this weekend, but some internet services are offering tools that might provide comfort if you have friends or family in the area. Facebook has rolled out its recently introduced Safety...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 25, 2015, 9:05 pm
Sending Google Maps directions to an Android phone hasn't been that hard for a while, but it's now downright easy. Google has introduced a web feature that delivers instructions through a simple search. As long as your phone is properly linked to you...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 25, 2015, 7:09 pm
Google might have just hinted at the future of its Glass headsets. The company has sent a mystery "smart BLE" (Bluetooth Low Energy) device to the FCC for approval, the A4R-CAP1, and there are a few telltale signs that it's one of Mountain View's wea...
Author: Jon Fingas
Posted: April 25, 2015, 5:01 pm
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon: These juggernauts are at the forefront of the tech industry. And with that success comes an ever-expanding workforce, and the need for a place to put them. To keep pace with growth, these companies have ...
Author: Jon Turi
Posted: April 25, 2015, 3:00 pm
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. How to Design a Roller Co...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: April 25, 2015, 1:30 pm
Okay, "bad guys" is a bit of an exaggeration: The green boxes you have to kill in Selfie Assault don't really do anything but stay perfectly still. You'd have to eliminate them all to conquer the game, though -- as its tag line says: "Only cameras ca...
Author: Mariella Moon
Posted: April 25, 2015, 11:08 am
In case you were on the fence about grabbing one of Google's affordable Nexus tablets, you'd better jump off it pretty soon. The Nexus 7's been pulled from the Google Store, as spotted by TalkAndroid, and it almost assuredly isn't coming back -- espe...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: April 25, 2015, 9:30 am
There's something inexplicably tranquil about gazing at fish in an aquarium as they swim back and forth, darting about rocks or that tacky plastic treasure chest sitting in the corner. But what if you could have one on your desk, without all the wate...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: April 25, 2015, 7:50 am
Citing violations of its hired transportation rules, the city of Portland, OR sued Uber last December and temporarily halted the ridesharing company's operations within city limits. Now, after months of haggling with civic and community leaders, Uber...
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Posted: April 25, 2015, 1:35 am
GIFs are usually a source of delight and wonder. Artist Vince McKelvie, however, has taken that wonder and warped it beyond recognition. In his new site, click drag click, you can create animated terrors by plugging in a URL of a photo or GIF. Then, ...
Author: Roberto Baldwin
Posted: April 25, 2015, 12:35 am
The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This mat...
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Posted: April 24, 2015, 11:19 pm
Do you wake up in the middle of the night, soaked in cold sweat and frantically worrying, "Oh God, is my wine rack sufficiently full?" Well, fear not, because this automated wine rack from Quirky not only keeps tabs on your vital vino supply, it coul...
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Posted: April 24, 2015, 10:31 pm
Beware the tiny robot uprising, which at this point are taunting us with the equivalent of superhuman strength. Researchers at Stanford have created several tiny bots that can move things more than 100 times their weight, reports New Scientist. They'...
Author: Devindra Hardawar
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:58 pm
In order to better combat cyberthreats to national security, the US Department of Defense is setting up shop in Silicon Valley. At a lecture today at Stanford University, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the department's new focus on cyberdefens...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:27 pm