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Microsoft is teaming up with Epic Games to make Fortnite available to play for free through its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. In doing so, Fortnite essentially makes an epic return to iOS and Android devices after being banished from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store due to a philosophical dispute over each one's... Read more...
Hardware nerds of a certain vintage will recall the name Glaze3D with a mix of emotions. Some folks will feel wistful at what could have been, while others will smirk in vicious irony at the vaporware nature of the product. After all, the truth is that Glaze3D never came out, so we don't really know what could have... Read more...
Do you remember what you were doing towards the tail end of 2004? One thing you might have been doing was navigating the web with Firefox version 1.0, which emerged in November of that year and would later become a hugely popular alternative to Internet Explorer. Now almost 17 and a half years later, Mozilla is... Read more...
Last week, Google introduced its new data safety section for the Play Store, which states thatAndroid application developers have until July 20th to fully disclose their data collection, sharing, and safety practices. A new analysis of popular Android apps shows why this kind of data collection transparency is... Read more...
Let's take a nostalgic trip back to 2006, shall we?. The hottest holiday gift since Teddy Ruxpin was hitting store shelves, that being the Nintendo Wii packaged with Wii Sports. The game practically defined motion controls, and also gave unfortunate examples of how easy it was to break your TV if you used it... Read more...
For a long time, it seemed like Ron Gilbert would never have a chance to make another Monkey Island game. The series continued past the first two installments he developed after he departed Lucasfilm what feels like a century ago, but there remained a tiny glimmer of hope from the rabid fan base that somehow, someday... Read more...
A mechanical jumper just set a new record for any known jumper, engineered or biological. The jumping robot is able to leap an astounding 100 feet (30 meters) into the air. The Eliot Hawkes Lab's jumping robot is referred to as a fresh approach to the design of jumping devices. It was developed by UC Santa Barbara... Read more...
Robert Krakoff, affectionately known as RazerGuy and who was a pioneer in gaming mice and peripherals, has passed away at 81 years old. Razer, the company he co-founded 17 years ago, announced the sad news on Twitter. "We are saddened by the passing of co-founder and President Emeritus, Robert Krakoff, known by... Read more...
NASA believes it has solved a 60-year-old mystery pertaining to a process known as magnetic reconnection. Scientists with the space agency's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS, have developed a theory they believe explains how the most explosive type of magnetic reconnection occurs. To put this in... Read more...
These days, video game audio is so complex that it's actually simple. Computer processors and audio hardware are advanced to the point that everything can simply be multi-channel digital audio. Game sound effects and music tracks are just digital samples; digitized recordings of real-world sounds. Digitized audio has... Read more...
Snap, parent company of Snapchat, has created a new way for you to use its Snap camera, and it is taking selfies to a new height (literally) with Pixy, described as "your friendly flying camera" that is small enough to fit inside your pocket. The art of taking a selfie is an ever-evolving task. Smartphones are... Read more...
End-to-end space company Rocket Lab is set to try and catch a falling booster rocket as it falls from space later today. This unique approach entails utilizing a helicopter to latch onto a cord dangling from the booster rocket's parachute as it floats toward the ocean. SpaceX and Blue Origin have capitalized on... Read more...
Microsoft will be retiring Internet Explorer once and for all on June 15. However, Microsoft wont be out of the web browser game with this retirement. The company has shifted its focus to maintaining and developing the Chromium-based Edge browser. Microsoft rolls out new Edge features fairly often, though some of them... Read more...
The first solar eclipse of 2022 is nearly upon us, and with it will come a heavenly view of the sky. This particular one will be a partial solar eclipse, with the Moon shimmying its way between a chunk of the Sun and the Earth, blocking some of the light beams. The imperfect alignment can be breathtaking, resulting in... Read more...
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks can be debilitating, shutting down websites and services for hours or even days on end. Last month, a DDoS attack took down the servers running the popular online multiplayer game Among Us for almost three days. DDoS attacks attempt to overwhelm a system by flooding it with... Read more...
The XPS 13 Plus is Dell's latest introduction into the company's highly acclaimed XPS family of premium laptops. This new variant model received major updates to performance, industrial design, and materials, and it's available to purchase now. Dell announced the retooled XPS 13 Plus during CES 2022, and the... Read more...
In our latest 2.5 Geeks livestream, we have a round-table chat that explores some great new Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-based gaming PCs from Dell and Origin, Samsung's HOT new Alder Lake-powered Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, the Galaxy TabS8, as well as the sights, sounds and happenings at PAX East 2022... Show... Read more...
A group of MIT engineers have developed a paper-thin loudspeaker that can be used to turn just about any surface into an audio source. The new technology, referred to as the thin-film loudspeaker, produces sound with little distortion while utilizing minimal energy. Imagine being able to wallpaper your room with... Read more...
When a video game loads and runs smoothly without any glitches or weird anomalies, we tend not to think about all the work that went into making such an experience possible. But should a game skip frames and stutter even though it shouldn't on the hardware we're running, or worse yet, crash to the desktop, the range... Read more...
NASA's SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are preparing to dock with the International Space Station (ISS), and you can watch live. Jessica Watkins will make history as she becomes the first Black woman to join the ISS crew on a long-term mission. SpaceX launched four astronauts into space early this morning headed to the... Read more...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Intel and its collaborators a contract to develop advanced simulation solutions for off-road autonomous ground vehicles. The hope is that these sims will reduce the significant gap that exists between on-road and off-road autonomous vehicle... Read more...
Study's have shown that sitting at your PC for extended periods can be detrimental to your health. As such, it's a good idea to get up and walk around on occasion. Alternatively, a height adjustable standing desk will get you off your bottom and on your feet without taking you away from your PC, if you just can't be... Read more...
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