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The launch of Ultra Street Fighter IV on the PlayStation 4 hasn't exactly gone as planned, with gamers complaining of input lag, shoddy netcode, glitches, a start screen that refers to a button on the controller that doesn't exist and other issues. T...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: May 30, 2015, 3:55 am
According to Bloomberg Business, the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating an incident wherein Google's solar-powered Solara 50 plane reportedly crashed shortly after takeoff. The event occurred on May 1st at a private airfield outsid...
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Posted: May 30, 2015, 2:43 am
There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the US Special Forces plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit ...
Author: Edgar Alvarez
Posted: May 30, 2015, 1:08 am
Google debuted its larger and more robust Cardboard VR headset at I/O yesterday, now it needs some apps that actually run on it. However, designing a program in a virtual 3D environment is quite different than designing one to run on a 2D touchscreen...
Author: Andrew Tarantola
Posted: May 30, 2015, 12:29 am
Even though Google started the whole mobile payment thing years ago with Google Wallet, it never really took off with the masses. Google's newly announced Android Pay, however, might. Instead of relying on you to load the app and unlock it with a PIN...
Author: Nicole Lee
Posted: May 29, 2015, 11:26 pm
Acclaimed developer Frictional Games has fully taken the wraps off SOMA, it's super-hyped new sci-fi horror title. The company, which built it reputation on terrifying first-person games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Penumbra, that focus on atmo...
Author: Terrence O'Brien
Posted: May 29, 2015, 9:53 pm
Windows 10 won't have Media Center included but this week Microsoft revealed that it will have support for surround sound in some new ways, and it could make Netflix streaming even better. Beyond supporting Dolby Digital Plus in the Windows 10 OS -- ...
Author: Richard Lawler
Posted: May 29, 2015, 9:22 pm
Iran wasn't the only country that had its nuclear ambitions targeted by a sneaky US cyberattack. It turns out the American government also tried to take down North Korea's nuclear programs with the Stuxnet worm five years ago, Reuters reports. But th...
Author: Devindra Hardawar
Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:58 pm
Google's Project Loon internet balloons have been airborne for quite some time, and now the company is planning to take the next step with the initiative. The next phase has two parts: a 50-foot-tall launcher and sharing internet signals amongst ball...
Author: Billy Steele
Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:34 pm
Despite Ross Ulbricht's emotional plea for leniency in court today, Judge Katherine Forrest has sentenced him to life in prison. He was facing a minimum of 20 years up to the maximum life sentence after he was found guilty of money laundering, narcot...
Author: Steve Dent
Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:12 pm
Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson is a collaboration between IBM and the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Once a week, as part of an ongoing series, we'll be preparing one recipe from the book until we've made all of them. Wish us l...
Author: Terrence O'Brien
Posted: May 29, 2015, 8:00 pm
Hackers are getting more brazen and passwords are becoming huge of a pain as we keep signing up for services. Password managers help ease the pain of dealing with security over multiple sites and services, but for the most part, our computing lives a...
Author: Roberto Baldwin
Posted: May 29, 2015, 7:15 pm
Panasonic has been a huge proponent of 4K-ready cameras, starting with the Lumix GH4 and LX100. A few days ago, the Lumix G7 joined that group. The recently introduced Micro Four Thirds camera features a 16-megapixel Digital Live MOS sensor, an ISO r...
Author: Edgar Alvarez
Posted: May 29, 2015, 6:44 pm
It seems like a decent of chunk of Google's big news today deals with its partnerships. The search giant is already teaming up with Levi's to explore the realm of smart Jacquard clothes, and now Google has confirmed that it's been working with Qualco...
Author: Chris Velazco
Posted: May 29, 2015, 6:15 pm
Gesture-based system are usually attached to video game consoles like the Microsoft Kinect or your computer like the Leap Motion. Google's ATAP team figured that the smaller form factor of the smartwatch segment needed its own finger-waving way to co...
Author: Roberto Baldwin
Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:57 pm
Remember Path, the social network for keeping in touch with your closest friends and family? Unless you live in Indonesia, probably not. And that's part of the reason why it ended selling its social networking apps to Daum Kakao, the Korean parent co...
Author: Devindra Hardawar
Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:30 pm
When the US Bureau of Industry and Security published how it plans to implement the sections on hacking technologies in a global weapons trade pact called the Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) last week, it ignited an online firestorm of meltdowns, freakout...
Author: Violet Blue
Posted: May 29, 2015, 5:00 pm
Remember when we said yesterday that Google's Project Jacquard would lead to the advent of touch-friendly pants? Well, we were more right than we thought: During the Google ATAP address here at Google I/O 2015, Technical Program Lead Ivan Poupyrev co...
Author: Chris Velazco
Posted: May 29, 2015, 4:56 pm
The human race is doomed, and it's all our own fault. With the quantity of carbon in our atmosphere now well beyond the safe limit, it's almost certain the planet's temperature will continue to rise. Climate change is causing natural disasters of bib...
Author: Daniel Cooper
Posted: May 29, 2015, 4:30 pm
Handpick, a recipe app that helps users craft meals using ingredients they have on-hand, now scours the filtered seas of Instagram for delicious-looking dishes and their accompanying recipes. This means the next time you're searching (or drooling) th...
Author: Jessica Conditt
Posted: May 29, 2015, 4:15 pm
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at TheSweethome.com If you need an all-purpose digital kitchen scale for baking, cooking by ratio, or even measuring beans to brew cof...
Author: The Sweethome
Posted: May 29, 2015, 4:00 pm
Thanks to Beats, there's no shortage of $200 headphones on the market. But what about cans coming from folks known for their speakers rather than their rhymes? Given their heritage in the audio space, I had high hopes for both the Klipsch Reference O...
Author: Timothy J. Seppala
Posted: May 29, 2015, 3:38 pm
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Author: Anthony John Agnello
Posted: May 29, 2015, 3:00 pm
We already know Apple is working on a fix for a recently discovered texting bug that can render your Messages app useless (and in some cases even reboot your phone), but now there's a faster solution for anyone affected. You just need to use Siri to ...
Author: Devindra Hardawar
Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:44 pm
It's hard to believe, but that bastion of instant gratification, Facebook, has never supported GIFs (except via a kludge). But that appears to be fixed and you can now express your joy or add some comedy to posts on the social network. You just need ...
Author: Steve Dent
Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:13 pm