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PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference Liveblog

Live coverage: Sony’s huge PlayStation press conference from E3 2014

Live coverage: Sony’s huge PlayStation press conference from E3 2014

By on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

It might not have been what we expected, but Sony is coming into E3 2014 as the console maker to beat. With more exclusives, better specs and a less imposing price tag, the PS4 won the first battle of the new generation. Now, Sony might have taken an early lead, but with all the recent changes over at the Xbox camp, the most popular video game console of the generation needs to keep getting better to stay on top. More →

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Microsoft E3 2014 Press Conference Liveblog

Live coverage: ‘Xbox: Game On’ E3 2014 press conference

Live coverage: ‘Xbox: Game On’ E3 2014 press conference

By on June 9, 2014 at 12:02 PM.

Microsoft has a golden opportunity at E3 this year. After a tumultuous reveal, filled with consumer outrage and terrible Xbox 180 puns, Microsoft managed to right the ship, bringing the Xbox One in line with the vision that the public saw fit. Despite trailing behind the PS4, Xbox One sales have been extraordinary. With a steady stream of software updates and a continuous effort to please the fans, Microsoft is entering E3 as strong as it has been since the Xbox One launched last year. More →

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Beats iPhone 5s World Cup Ad

Beats gives iPhone 5s prominent placement in World Cup star-packed ad

By on June 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Beats gives iPhone 5s prominent placement in World Cup star-packed ad

Beats has released a new promotional video ahead of this year’s World Cup edition that will soon kick off in Brazil, featuring many stars, including many well-known players that will compete at the event. Among the stars making an appearance in the video, Beats has given Apple’s iPhone 5s top placement in the 5-minute video, with the handset being Neymar’s weapon of choice in his pre-game chat with his father, and being shown multiple times during the short video. More →

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Star Wars Star Destroyer Lego Model

This incredible Star Wars Star Destroyer model was built with 40,000 LEGO bricks

By on June 4, 2014 at 3:25 PM.

This incredible Star Wars Star Destroyer model was built with 40,000 LEGO bricks

There are times when you don’t know whether to applaud someone’s talent or tell them to get a life. One such instance comes to us via The Escapist and it involves a man from Poland who has built an amazing replica of an Imperial Star Destroyer out of more than 40,000 individual LEGO bricks. The person in question, a Flickr user by the name of Jerac, says that the Destroyer model contains “about 50 kilos (110 pounds) of pure bricks without any steel internal support” and “holds itself together and is straight.” The model itself is remarkably detailed and it contains just about every single nook and cranny that you see in the Star Wars movies. We’ve included one picture of the model below but you really ought to check out Jerac’s full gallery to get a sense of how incredible this really is. More →

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Star Wars Episode VIII Leaked Photos

Spoiler pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leak showing new alien creature

By on June 2, 2014 at 10:49 AM.

Spoiler pictures from the set of Star Wars Episode VII leak showing new alien creature

We learned about the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII in late April and now we’re getting our first look right from the set. TMZ has obtained some leaked pictures that give us a closeup look at the set of the new film, including pictures of both a Tatooine marketplace and a gigantic hippopotamus-like creature that TMZ says takes five different men to operate. The new Star Wars movie is now being filmed in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, so it’s not surprising that the pictures shown on TMZ’s page all show a desert landscape. More →

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Indiegogo Qleek and Tapps Media Player

This tiny wooden hexagon might make physical media relevant again

By on May 30, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

This tiny wooden hexagon might make physical media relevant again

In a world that’s more and more focused on digital content rather than physical media, Qleek wants to make physical media popular and beautiful again by reinventing how digital content is stored and played. Qleek is composed of a wooden media player that can play whatever’s on a Tapp, which is a tiny wooden hexagon capable of carrying all sorts of data, including pictures, videos and music. A Tapp is also user-customizable, both in terms of its external appearance and the content it carries. More →

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LG G3 Liveblog

Live coverage: LG unveils its brand new flagship G3 smartphone

By on May 27, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

Live coverage: LG unveils its brand new flagship G3 smartphone

Ladies and gentlemen, get ready to meet one of the most exciting new smartphones of 2014… again. Details surrounding LG’s new G3 smartphone have been leaking constantly for the past few months, and things came to a head when LG Netherlands accidentally posted official press images of the G3 as well as the flagship phone’s complete specs.

Thanks to that massive leak, we know we’re in store for one of the most impressive Android phones of all time. More →

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Apple Beats Music Streaming Service

Why the Beats deal is still happening and is critical to Apple’s business

By on May 23, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Why the Beats deal is still happening and is critical to Apple’s business

Even though the acquisition still hasn’t been announced, the Beats deal is apparently very much in the picture and appears to be a critical move for Apple’s business, TechCrunch has learned. Speculation has run wild surrounding Apple’s reasoning behind a major $3.2 billion Beats purchase, but the publication appears to have learned exactly what Beats brings to the table for Apple. More →

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Microsoft Surface Live Streaming Video

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

By on May 20, 2014 at 10:48 AM.

Live streaming video: Watch live as Microsoft unveils brand new Surface tablets

Microsoft’s Surface tablet lineup consists of what are arguably the most exciting and intriguing Windows 8/8.1/RT devices on the planet. They’re sleek and beautiful, they’re fast and powerful, and they’re remarkably well designed. In fact, they’re probably some of the best designed tablets the world has ever seen. More →

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It’s official: Luke, Leia and Han Solo will all return for Star Wars: Episode VII

By on April 29, 2014 at 12:50 PM.

It’s official: Luke, Leia and Han Solo will all return for Star Wars: Episode VII

Great news Star Wars fans: All your old favorites will be appearing in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. The new Star Wars film officially announced its cast today and it will include past heroes Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Harrison Ford (Han Solo). Other stars of the new movie will include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow. Other returning stars for the film include Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, who respectively did the voices and/or wore the costumes of C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Although the Star Wars movie franchise fell on hard times after the Jar-Jar Binks-tainted Episodes I through III, Disney is hoping that passing the torch from creator George Lucas over to J.J. Abrams will revive the most popular sci-fi series of all-time.

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In Your Eyes Download

New movie from Avengers director Joss Whedon released as $5 Vimeo rental

By on April 21, 2014 at 11:00 PM.

New movie from Avengers director Joss Whedon released as $5 Vimeo rental

Acclaimed writer and director Joss Whedon is responsible for several cult classic TV shows including Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and he is known more recently for writing and directing the blockbuster smash, The Avengers. Whedon has been known to experiment in his films and with new distribution methods, and his latest project could be one of his most interesting experiments yet. More →

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