Monthly Archives: December 2015

See the old sci-fi magazine that inspired Her Story

THE COVER OF WEIRD FUTURE’S HER STORY ISSUE (1937) Click upper-right hand corner to enlarge As I mentioned last time, and the time before that, I recently stumbled into a mysterious little shop called ”Curios, Rarities, Bibelots & Old Sci-Fi Magazines That Inspired Games … Read the rest of this entry

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What do the biggest tech companies have in store for CES?

Don't get us wrong: When Team Engadget arrives at CES in Vegas next week, we plan to be thorough, combing through aisles upon aisles of crapgadgets so that you don't have to. But before we start trawling the Las Vegas … Read the rest of this entry

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3D printed digital sundial is brilliant and insane

People have been using the sun to tell the time since life began, but few ever expected that system to be worthy of an upgrade. Step forward a French engineer, going under the name of Mojoptix, who has created a … Read the rest of this entry

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AT&T completes its first LTE calls with another carrier

You can already get high-quality LTE phone calls on multiple US carriers, but they're not all that practical when they only work between customers from the same carrier. They're on the cusp of hitting the mainstream, though: AT&T has quietly … Read the rest of this entry

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Consortium: The Tower trailer reveals January Kickstarter date

The last time we checked in on Consortium: The Tower Prophecy, it was still called Consortium: The Tower Prophecy, and not just Consortium: The Tower, as it is now known. The ambitious sequel to Interdimensional Games’ immersive sim Consortium (which is currently … Read the rest of this entry

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Nadine the social robot takes you straight to ‘Uncanny Valley’

The two women in the image above might resemble each other, but looking more closely at the one in black might make you feel a bit uncomfortable. That's because she's a humanoid robot named Nadine, made in the likeness of … Read the rest of this entry

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Save up to 75% on top PC games in the Golden Joystick Store (updated)

New today in the Golden Joystick Store’s huge holiday sale:  Bioshock Infinite, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Civ V Complete — all at a massive 75% off! Plus you can still pick up Creative Assembly’s tense Alien: Isolation for 75% off, as well as the brilliant, gorgeous adventure Bastion. You can … Read the rest of this entry

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Spend an afternoon with the ‘Sonic’ charity marathon

The fine folks at Respawn Point are in the middle of a non-stop, seven-day Sonic the Hedgehog marathon, livestreamed on Twitch and benefiting UK charity Special Effect, which helps people with disabilities play video games. The stream started on Dece… … Read the rest of this entry

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Marines send its ‘AlphaDog’ robot to the farm

The Legged Squad Support System (LS3, or AlphaDog) won't be part of the near-future Marine corps. Following years of development and improvements through DARPA and Boston Dynamics, the robot was deemed too loud and difficult for deployment. The robo… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Vladimir Putin dissolved Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency

With the flourish of a pen earlier today, Russian president Vladimir Putin officially put an end to Roscosmos, the country's federal space agency. That decree capped off over a year's worth of organizational despair as the agency saw its ten-year … Read the rest of this entry

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