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  • Xbox One E3 2014 conference puts games first, sidelines Kinect

    Microsoft's Xbox One E3 press conference presented a confident, games-come-first side of a company that back in 2013 had lost the next-gen battle before it even began. 2014 though presents the Xbox One at its best, with no Kinect, Xbox 360, TV or any other gimmicks at the show. This is the Xbox One's shining moment, as Microsoft presented game after game without the hiccups and fan disservice of 2013. It's a sign of a company that recognises exactly who it's working for, and not against. Microsoft even demoed a few titles for the 2015. As it is in...

  • Microsoft’s Xbox One E3 2014 conference: the liveblog

    "By gamers, for gamers," says Microsoft of the Xbox One. E3 2014 is a big year for the second-best (in terms of sales) current generation console on the market, and Microsoft has much to prove so that it can eliminate the foul taste left in gamers' mouths after the E3 2013 debacle. New IPs, sequels to beloved games and quirky indie games are all part of the lineup, so let's dive right in. For those who don't want to read, you can watch it all an hour after the press reveal on the Xbox One official site. Or, watch...

  • 7 games on our wish list for E3 2014

    With E3 right around the corner, by now we all have an idea of what games will be showcased in 2014. For example, Destiny developer Bungie has already indicated it will be showing off more of its amazing FPS RPG MMO. The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will certainly make an appearance, and The Order: 1886 is heading to E3 as well. But what of the games that we can only wish for? Games that have garnered a mention in the press at some point but then disappeared into obscurity. Games that have been lurking at the edges of our...

  • Linkin Park’s first iOS game LP Recharge – Wasteland has playable band members, in-app purchases

    Linkin Park and Swiss games company Kuuluu Interactive are teaming up to make the world a better place via a third person action shooter game. Titled Linkin Park Recharge—Wastelands, the game sets out to compete in a hostile apocalyptic territory filled with hybrid android overlords (the bad guys) who have sucked the planet dry of energy. The goal of the game is to deprive the hybrids of the remaining energy that they desperately need. As an added perk, users have the option to play as members of the band, because we all know Chester Bennington kicks some serious hybrid android...

  • Google reveals new powerful 3D-mapping tablet with Kinect-like features

    Google just released a prototype tablet that carries NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra K1 and can smoothly map out physical spaces in real-time. Developed by Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) division, Project Tango's tablet uses 3D cameras to make virtual replicas of your surroundings. Now, how sci-fi is that? Given its larger size to the smartphone, Google's three-dimensional mapping device is able to hold more than enough hardware than your everyday tablet. Similar to the Nexus 7, the Android tablet carries a 7" display but features much beefier mechanics such as NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra K1, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of...

  • Hold the phone: this hoodie will let your mom know you miss her

    Meet the smart hoodie, a wearable that doubles as a cellphone and a comfy sweatshirt. I know, who knew that technology didn’t just have to be housed on your wrist, face, or in your pocket? Finally, a wearable you can actually wear. The hoodie, designed by two New York University ITP graduate students, allows the wearer to send text messages to preprogrammed numbers with discrete gestures. Currently, the hoodie can notify your friends when you are in class, by touching a switch on the left sleeve. It can also send your mom a message telling her that you miss her...

  • 8 3D printed foods that will change the future of cuisine

    Like it or not, 3D printed food will be at the forefront of future cuisine. The technology to print edible foodstuffs practically on demand is around the corner, but the real issue for companies will be ridding 3D printed food of its unnatural, synthetic taboo. Food supply is a global issue and as the population continues to balloon, alternative resources must be found. 3D-printing provides a potential solution to the problems of food and time wastage, by producing 3D-printed food that one can enjoy  immediately, without the added strain placed on the environment. As human existence moves closer to a fully-automated life,...

  • Meet Joytone: the Raspberry Pi musical instrument with joysticks for keys

    We've covered the highly customisable Raspberry Pi and its potential before, but no prior applicator sought to transform it into a full blown musical instrument. Dave Sharples, a student at University of Pennsylvania, has created just that. It's called the Joytone, and it sounds as incredible as it looks. Developed as a senior project for his BSE course, Sharples and his teammate David Glanzman have created a novel musical instrument using the Raspberry Pi, that privileges user convenience and expressive musical creations over design. The project has been featured on the official Raspberry Pi blog. Based on exterior aesthetics, there's no...

  • Reddit leaks full game list for Nintendo’s E3 showroom

    Thanks to user-generated news site Reddit (via Powerleveled), we can now see all the games Nintendo plans to showcase at E3 2014. While the image is a blurry screenshot from (presumably) a hotel room, and the legitimacy of the list cannot be confirmed, it's difficult to argue with the lineup of games, as they are genuine Nintendo titles that most fans expect the financially-battered company to release. Super Smash Bros. for both the Wii U and 3DS, Bayonette 2 and Hyrule Warriors are Nintendo titles that have been previewed extensively by the gaming press. The list, titled "E3 Showroom Instruction...

  • Stir’s Kinetic Desk with Fitbit integration creates health-tracking ecosystem

    The Stir Kinetic Desk, the "world's first" actively learning work surface can now exchange wellness information with the Fitbit range of health bands, Stir has announced. The new partnership will allow wearers of the Fitbit (namely the Flex, One and Zip) and users of the Kinetic Desk, to track their fitness more intricately than ever before. Stir's US$3890, American-built Kinetic Desk actively records data regarding its user's sitting and standing habits, resultant calories burnt and overall wellness. It learns user preferences through some nifty software, while intelligent motors allow the legs to extend if the user has been sitting too long....