The Witcher 3 Gameplay Video

Watch over 30 minutes of gorgeous gameplay from The Witcher 3, the most anticipated RPG of 2015

By on August 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Watch over 30 minutes of gorgeous gameplay from The Witcher 3, the most anticipated RPG of 2015

We have plenty of great games to look forward to this fall, from console exclusives like Sunset Overdrive and Driveclub to huge third-party releases in the Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed franchises, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about 2015. And one 2015 release that quickly shot to the top of our most anticipated list after E3 this year was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. More →

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Amazon Fire Phone Update

Latest update makes Amazon’s Fire phone slightly more usable than before

By on August 19, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Latest update makes Amazon’s Fire phone slightly more usable than before

The Internet has not been kind to Amazon’s first foray into the smartphone market. The ironically named Fire phone has received a frigid response from consumers, failing to make any significant impact on the sales charts and prompting some very harsh comparisons from BGR, but the first major software update from Amazon might begin to repair the phone’s already badly damaged reputation. More →

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iPhone 6 Display Resolution

Hidden iOS 8 code may reveal a key iPhone 6 specification

By on August 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM.

Hidden iOS 8 code may reveal a key iPhone 6 specification

Apple is just weeks away from unveiling two new iPhones, but as with any Apple reveal, there are still plenty of details being kept under wraps. The most oft-repeated rumor, supported by enough evidence to put it in the fact column, is that one iPhone 6 model will have a 4.7-inch display and the phablet version will feature a 5.5-inch display. With larger displays, it would make sense for Apple to bump up the resolution as well, but previous reports regarding an upgraded resolution have been shaky at best. More →

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HTC One (M8) for Windows Hands-On Preview

HTC One (M8) for Windows hands-on preview: Windows Phone finally has a contender

By on August 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM.

HTC One (M8) for Windows hands-on preview: Windows Phone finally has a contender

When HTC launched the One (M8) earlier this year, we called it the best Android phone the world has ever seen. With a few substantial hardware upgrades and some smart software additions from the (M7), HTC had built one of the best smartphones on the market. Microsoft saw the praise the device was receiving from press and consumers and hatched an idea: What if the best Android phone became the best Windows Phone? More →

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HTC One (M8) for Windows Specs Features

2014’s best Windows Phone is finally official – here’s what you need to know

By on August 19, 2014 at 10:32 AM.

2014’s best Windows Phone is finally official – here’s what you need to know

We’re here at HTC’s press event in New York and the HTC One (M8) for Windows has finally been made official. The new Windows Phone is a Verizon exclusive and will be the first flagship device released on multiple operating systems. More →

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Microsoft Renaming Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s plan to rebuild Internet Explorer’s image: Stop calling it Internet Explorer

By on August 18, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Microsoft’s plan to rebuild Internet Explorer’s image: Stop calling it Internet Explorer

What would it take for you to give Internet Explorer another chance? What if it wasn’t Internet Explorer any more? During an Ask Me Anything on Reddit last week, engineers working on Internet Explorer discussed everything from reducing fragmentation by phasing out old versions of IE to the flavor of the cake Mozilla sent two years ago, but the most interesting reveal from the thread came when one Reddit user asked whether or not the team had ever considered rebranding the browser. More →

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LG G Watch 2 Reveal

LG’s G Watch 2 expected to be revealed early next month

By on August 18, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

LG’s G Watch 2 expected to be revealed early next month

LG’s first ever Android Wear device, the G Watch, launched less than three months ago, but The Korea Times is reporting that the company is already prepping a sequel for IFA 2014 next month. According to the report, the new smartwatch is tentatively being called the “G Watch 2,” although the name is subject to change before the wearable hits the market. More →

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Xbox One August Update

The latest major Xbox One update is now available to download

By on August 18, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

The latest major Xbox One update is now available to download

The Xbox One might not be topping the sales charts, but with every system update, Microsoft is building upon what has quickly become the most capable console on the market. Although the most exciting new features aren’t due until later this fall, the August system update brings many additions that users have been clamoring for over the past few months. More →

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Apple Misunderstood Commercial

Apple finds new ways to win that don’t involve hardware or software

By on August 18, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Apple finds new ways to win that don’t involve hardware or software

Apple has always had a penchant for creative advertising. From the original, iconic 1984-inspired Macintosh ad to the influential Mac vs. PC commercials of the Get a Mac campaign, Apple has approached customers with dark satire and goofy humor — but last year, a new advertisement tugged at our heartstrings, leading to a well-deserved Outstanding Commercial Emmy win for the creative team behind the holiday spot, “Misunderstood.” More →

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YouTube Video to GIF

Here’s how to turn any YouTube video into a GIF

By on August 18, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

Here’s how to turn any YouTube video into a GIF

Last Friday, we featured one graphic designer’s incredible X-ray GIFs, focusing on the process by which he converted segments of video into the short, repeated clips we see so often online. The software he used to create the GIFs can be fairly expensive, but as Hacker News demonstrates, there’s an easy way to convert a section of any YouTube video into a GIF straight from your browser. More →

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Smartphone Gyroscope Security Flaw

Researchers figure out how to spy on your smartphone in a way you’ll never see coming

By on August 15, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Researchers figure out how to spy on your smartphone in a way you’ll never see coming

One common smartphone sensor that never seemed to pose much of a threat might in fact be the key to eavesdropping on a stranger’s conversation from afar. According to Wired, a group of researchers from Stanford University and the Israeli defense research group Rafael are going to hold a presentation at the Usenix security conference next week that will demonstrate how the gyroscope in your phone can be converted into “crude microphones” which can pick up sound waves in the area. More →

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iPhone 6 Lightning Cable

Here’s one way Apple could make up for the iPhone 6’s reportedly skimpy battery

By on August 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

Here’s one way Apple could make up for the iPhone 6’s reportedly skimpy battery

Apple made all of our lives easier when it introduced the Lightning cable back in 2012. Two years later, the company might be looking to shake things up again by building a Lightning cable with a reversible connector on both ends. More →

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Amazing X-ray GIFs

Human skeletons come to life in these amazing X-ray GIFs

By on August 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Human skeletons come to life in these amazing X-ray GIFs

As doctors transition into the digital age, they are finding new ways to communicate with their patients. One project, commissioned by Dr. Noah Weiss, had designer Cameron Drake take raw X-ray video footage and create GIFs that the doctor could use on his website. If you visit Weiss Orthopaedics online, you will see a drop-down menu labeled “Hurt?” There are five different options: shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand, knee and foot & ankle. Each page contains an enormous X-ray GIF of the body part in motion. More →

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