Monthly Archives: October 2016

‘I Expect You To Die’ will come to PlayStation VR this year

Schell Games has announced that its forthcoming title I Expect You To Die will arrive on PlayStation VR in time for the holidays. Previously the game was announced for the Oculus Rift, and was designed to work with that platform's … Read the rest of this entry

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Humanity’s corner of the Milky Way may be larger than expected

If you accept conventional views of the Milky Way, humans live in a sort of cosmic cul-de-sac: our star is in the Orion Arm (aka Local Arm), a small spur sitting in between the much larger Sagittarius and Perseus arms. … Read the rest of this entry

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Touring around Xiaomi’s headquarters and Mi Home store

Xiaomi was quite a different animal when I first visited back in August 2011: It only occupied three floors in a small building, the cubicles were tight, security was loose (I literally just walked in almost every time) and people … Read the rest of this entry

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Starbreeze deal gives you more freedom to move in VR

If Starbreeze is going to get you wearing VR headsets in IMAX theaters and pods, it'll have to create a wow-inducing experience… and it might have taken one step closer toward that goal. The company has bought Nozon, a visual … Read the rest of this entry

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Terahertz scans could save male chicks from an untimely end

Chicken hatcheries often grind up male chicks as soon as they break out of their shells — they don't produce enough meat as adults, so they're considered useless compared to the egg-laying females. It's not exactly compassionate, and it wastes … Read the rest of this entry

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Six amazing uses for the wonder material graphene

By Cat DiStasio Graphene is a super-strong, ultra-lightweight material that's led to scores of technological innovations in recent years. It consists of bonded carbon atoms formed into sheets that measure just one atom thick. The material's strength… Engadget RSS Feed

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It looks like Sony’s 10-year-plan for the PS3 is over

Yesterday, Sony announced that MLB The Show 17 will launch on PS4 next March — but it won't be coming to the PS3. As the previous year's edition of the sports game was the last first-party title to come to … Read the rest of this entry

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Giphy is giving orphaned Vines a new home

Yesterday, Twitter announced that it will effectively kill off the struggling short-form video platform Vine in the coming months. The news did not go over very well with the service's fanbase, many many of whom took to Twitter to express … Read the rest of this entry

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Apple’s MacBook Pro isn’t the touchscreen laptop it ought to be

Ever since Phil Schiller brought up the issue while introducing the second-generation MacBook Air, Apple has made a point of publicly resisting the pressure to introduce touchscreen Macs. Computers need a fundamentally different interface than your s… Engadget RSS Feed

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Geohot cancels his self-driving add-on amid legal scrutiny

George "Geohot" Hotz, PlayStation and iPhone hacker extraordinaire, has canceled production on Comma One, a $ 1,000 aftermarket add-on that he said would allow some cars to operate semi-autonomously. He claimed the tech was "about on par" with Tesla's… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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