If wearing Google Glass on your face isn't a big enough salute to technology, you might want to take a look at Nokia's bizarre, new skirt. It's made from 80 of its Lumia 1520 and 1020 smartphones. I popped along to London Fashion Week, where the skirt was given its catwalk debut.… Read more
Halo 5, the much-anticipated follow-up to the successful Halo 4 from Microsoft-owned 343 Industries, might not launch this year, after all.
Speaking to GameZone in an interview published on Thursday, Steve Downes, the voice of the game's protagonist, Master Chief, said that while a Halo game will launch this year, he "wouldn't expect anything until 2015" on the Halo 5 front.
Downes said that he believes a 10-year anniversary edition of Halo 2 will launch in 2014, according to GameZone.
Although the Halo franchise started with Bungie, that company handed the franchise over to Microsoft in … Read more
President Obama may have to contend with budget crises, economic woes, health care snafus, and international conflicts. But those are nothing compared to the greatest threat now facing the world -- the demise of Flappy Bird.
The popular game met an early expiration date on Sunday when its developer pulled the plug over worries that it was too addictive. Some of those who never got a chance to flap their wings have since turned to knockoffs, but one Flappy Bird fanatic thinks the government needs to step in to solve the problem.
Search for your favorite singer or band on YouTube, and you'll now see their top tracks, full albums, and related artists neatly grouped and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.
A new feature to the popular video-viewing site displays a sidebar on the right with links to top tracks and albums from the subject of your search. Search for Kelly Clarkson, for example, and YouTube displays her top ten tracks and her albums from latest to earliest. Click on any track, and YouTube plays the associated music video. Click on an album, and YouTube loads a playlist of … Read more
Perkins, of course, has been at the center of a firestorm in recent weeks, for comments he made comparing criticism of the tech industry's rich to crimes against the Jewish population of fascist Nazi Germany. "I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its "one percent," namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,'" he wrote in a letter … Read more
Research firm The NPD Group released new data on Thursday showing that hardware sales were up 17 percent to $241 million in January compared to the same time last year. However, since January 2013 was five weeks and January 2014 was four weeks -- normalized sales of gaming hardware shows a 47 percent increase. And, PlayStation led these sales.
"PS4 led overall hardware sales this month, followed by the Xbox One,&… Read more
We love crows. Crows are amazingly smart, smarter than all other birds and even most other animals. If you think that's an exaggeration, it's not. Crows use tools, and even save good ones for future use. They know how to use their environments, such as human car traffic, to help get food. They recognize human faces across generations, remembering humans who have done them either harm or good and reacting accordingly. And they are the only bird to have passed the mirror recognition test.
Apparently, they're also really clever at solving complex problems.… Read more
Dukug Sulcus. Adapa. Lagamal. Wepwawet. Humbaba. They sound like names of places in a lost installment of "Firefly," but they're real. Yes, they're 390,400,000 miles away, but real nonetheless.
These geological features are found on Ganymede, one of Jupiter's gigantic moons. They're detailed in a new map published by the U.S. Geological Survey from a team of scientists led by Wes Patterson of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and Geoffrey Collins of Wheaton College. The map can be downloaded here and measures a generous 58x41 inches. … Read more
With an Angry Birds stable that already features Rio, space, seasons, Friends, Star Wars, and Star Wars II -- not to mention the spinoff Bad Piggies -- you wouldn't think there'd be much room left to fit in more feathers. Alas, the company seems committed to keeping its promise "to continue expanding Angry Birds to make it a permanent part of popular culture."
This time, a lady bird will take center stage in a game called Angry Birds: Stella, due to be released this fall. The developers seem to be taking a bit of an "empowering women" approach to the game, with Thursday's statement noting that "Angry Birds Stella is all about inspiration, empowerment, and other real issues, without forgetting entertainment and quirky fun." … Read more
Finding the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics rather dull? Add some AT-AT walkers from "Star Wars" shooting lasers at downhill skiers and you have a sport worth watching.
This "Star Wars" - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics mashup video aired on TV2 Denmark's show "Natholdet med Anders Breinholt" (Night Shift with Anders Breinholt), with humorous results. You don't need to speak the language to appreciate AT-AT's attacking unsuspecting Olympic athletes. … Read more