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New Technology Enables the First 3D Full-Color X-Rays of Our Bodies

New Technology Enables the First 3D Full-Color X-Rays of Our Bodies

From black and white to color, thanks to 3D color X-rays we can now see inside our bodies in ways we never have before. The post New Technology Enable ...
Destination: Primus Vita review — a twist on exploring the final frontier

Destination: Primus Vita review — a twist on exploring the final frontier

Destination: Primus Vita is an episodic narrative puzzle game that weaves together a number of elements into a fantastic sci-fi tale. It’s Epsil ...
Star Trek: Discovery has cast its young Spock for season two

Star Trek: Discovery has cast its young Spock for season two

Enlarge / Ethan Peck (center) poses with members of the Nimoy and Star Trek families. CBS has found its Spock. Following in the ...
Steam survey shows PC gamers are still mostly playing in 1080p and lower

Steam survey shows PC gamers are still mostly playing in 1080p and lower

Valve Software’s latest hardware and software survey for July 2reveals that 63.72 percent of Steam’s registered members still play games with a 1080p ...
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth wows with city of Mayan-inspired Trolls and dinos

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth wows with city of Mayan-inspired Trolls and dinos

World of Warcraft’s newest expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is finally out. That means the race is on to reach the new level cap of 120! But the w ...
‘NBA 2K19’ | Hands-on Preview

‘NBA 2K19’ | Hands-on Preview

Research Center: NBA 2K19 We only scored two points in the ...
Here’s What We Know About SpaceX’s Crewed Dragon Spacecraft

Here’s What We Know About SpaceX’s Crewed Dragon Spacecraft

A lucky group of journalists just got a first glimpse at the future of space travel. SpaceX welcomed them to its headquarters in Hawthorne, Cal ...
The ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ ‘Blackout’ Beta Kicks Off This September

The ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ ‘Blackout’ Beta Kicks Off This September

Call of Duty fans who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 have already gotten a chance to try out the game’s traditional competitive multiplayer mo ...
The ‘Fortnite’ sky rift is closing and rumored to disappear next week

The ‘Fortnite’ sky rift is closing and rumored to disappear next week

Fortnite's giant sky rift that has lit up the sky for the entirety of season 5 is slowly closing and is rumored to completely disappear next week. Fin ...
‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ Azerite Armor Guide

‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ Azerite Armor Guide

Progression is changing in World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. If you want to power up your character, then you'll want to know everything you can ...
‘Dark Souls Remastered’ Releases for Nintendo Switch in October

‘Dark Souls Remastered’ Releases for Nintendo Switch in October

Summer is coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop praising the sun. Dark Souls Remastered was previously announced for Nintendo Swi ...
Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Honoring the ’80s, Def Con’s badge is also a text adventure

Enlarge / My DEF CON badge, complete with Wall of Sheep add-on from the DC801 crew, built by @kL34N and @SirGed. My puzzle quest is far fr ...
Spatial launches Kickstarter for holographic mixed reality gaming device

Spatial launches Kickstarter for holographic mixed reality gaming device

Spatial is launching a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for a new kind of mixed reality device that uses holographic projection to overlay anim ...
Visor analyzes your Overwatch game in real-time for instantaneous advice

Visor analyzes your Overwatch game in real-time for instantaneous advice

Visor has raised $4.7 million for its artificial intelligence system that analyzes Overwatch gameplay in real-time and offers instant advice on ...
Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

Apple Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first plac ...
Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory

Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory

Enlarge / The lines of sight in the BYD factory are all like this: a row of buses stretching to the horizon.Megan Geuss LANCASTE ...
Outward proves you don’t need crunch to make a massive RPG

Outward proves you don’t need crunch to make a massive RPG

Presented by Intel Outward is an ambitious, open-world RPG designed by a team that’s a third of the size you’d expect. It’s dynamic, systems-hea ...
‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ goes all-in on fan service, and it’s better for it

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ goes all-in on fan service, and it’s better for it

The ridiculous number of characters and stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate proves Nintendo understands the series is about fan service before compet ...
Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG

Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG

Enlarge / The launch screen for Fortnite on Android, as rendered by a Samsung Galaxy S8+. (Account information has been scrubbed.)Epic Gam ...
Zendesk integrates Discord chat for better customer support

Zendesk integrates Discord chat for better customer support

Zendesk is partnering with Discord, the fast-growing free voice and text chat application used by more than 14 million gamers a day, to improve ...
Understanding the power of the avatar will be essential for VR’s future

Understanding the power of the avatar will be essential for VR’s future

Digital self-expression has evolved rapidly throughout the past couple of decades, particularly thanks to the gaming industry and strange new so ...
Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for August 2018

Check out the best Nintendo Switch deals and bundles for August 2018

Looking to score Nintendo's latest hybrid console? We've smoked out the best Nintendo Switch deals right here, including some discounts on stand-alone ...
Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers, seize soldering irons

Caesars Palace not-so-Praetorian guards intimidate DEF CON goers, seize soldering irons

Enlarge / This sign is an invitation for a room search at some Las Vegas hotels. In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas i ...
Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

Pricing and lack of content are still barriers against the adoption of VR

A recent survey questioned 595 VR and AR professionals about business growth in the consumer and enterprise markets. Only 24 percent report strong sal ...
The ‘Fortnite’ Heavy Sniper Rifle is coming soon to shake up Battle Royale

The ‘Fortnite’ Heavy Sniper Rifle is coming soon to shake up Battle Royale

The Fortnite Heavy Sniper Rifle is rumored to be coming soon to the game and will shake up Battle Royale gameplay significantly. This powerful beast w ...
World of Warcraft: Legion’s success could carry over to Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft: Legion’s success could carry over to Battle for Azeroth

World of Warcraft’s seventh expansion, Battle for Azeroth, launches later today. I’m excited, but I’m also feeling a bit retrospective and even ...
Bethesda pressures Sony with “non-negotiable” cross-platform demand

Bethesda pressures Sony with “non-negotiable” cross-platform demand

Enlarge / Don't expect to see this action on PS4 unless Sony starts changing its tune on cross-platform play... Across multiple ...
Isabelle Riva: How the Unity game engine will democratize film

Isabelle Riva: How the Unity game engine will democratize film

Unity Technologies has been known among developers as the maker of a “game engine” since the tool debuted in 2005. But these days, “creation eng ...
‘Forza Horizon 4’ Will Reportedly Include ‘Halo’ Mission

‘Forza Horizon 4’ Will Reportedly Include ‘Halo’ Mission

The original Halo: Combat Evolved is one of the most important games — if not the most important — that Microsoft has ever published, and it looks li ...
NASA’s TESS Spacecraft is Searching Space for Earth-Like Planets

NASA’s TESS Spacecraft is Searching Space for Earth-Like Planets

NASA’s got an eye way up in the sky and it’s searching outer space. Will NASA’s new TESS spacecraft find the next Earth? The post NA ...
HyperX Releases Line of Nintendo Switch-Compatible MicroSD Cards

HyperX Releases Line of Nintendo Switch-Compatible MicroSD Cards

Mike Epstein/Digital TrendsHyperX, a peripherals company primarily known for its PC products, including keyboards and mice, is jumping into the Ninten ...
Google Play warns searchers that Fortnite “is not available”

Google Play warns searchers that Fortnite “is not available”

Enlarge / The unique warning "fortnite" searchers receive on Google Play.Ron AmadeoGoogle is taking special steps to let Goog ...
I Tried Apple’s Screen Time Tool. The Results Were Not Heartening.

I Tried Apple’s Screen Time Tool. The Results Were Not Heartening.

I unlock my iPhone. I stare blankly at the grayed-out Twitter icon on my Home Screen, but I open it anyway. “You’ve reached your limit on Twitt ...
KamaGames will sell cryptocurrency tokens for social casino games

KamaGames will sell cryptocurrency tokens for social casino games

KamaGames, a big European operator of social casino games, said it is moving into blockchain and cryptocurrency with the launch of its own KamaG ...
Niko Partners: China’s console and TV-based game market will hit $736 million in 2018

Niko Partners: China’s console and TV-based game market will hit $736 million in 2018

Sony and Microsoft launched their video game consoles in China in 2014, but there wasn’t much to celebrate about the sales back then. But slowly ...
Niko Partners: China’s console and TV-based game market will hit $736 million in 2018

Niko Partners: China’s console and TV-based game market will hit $736 million in 2018

Sony and Microsoft launched their video game consoles in China in 2014, but there wasn’t much to celebrate about the sales back then. But slowly ...
AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is out, and you can get one for free

AMD’s new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper chip is out, and you can get one for free

AMD’s 32-core Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU is now available for $1,800. It’s compatible with motherboards packing the TR4 socket and the X399 chipset ...
General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed

General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed

The trailer for General MagicThe story of General Magic, which is chronicled in a new documentary named after this early '90s ...
Gnog Review: Short and sweet puzzle unboxing

Gnog Review: Short and sweet puzzle unboxing

Enlarge / Who's a hungry frog? Gnog doesn’t ask much of its players. The pastel puzzler is easy on the eyes and easy on the pock ...
Want to kill unwilling players in Fallout 76? You can, but it will cost you

Want to kill unwilling players in Fallout 76? You can, but it will cost you

Fallout 76 is taking an interesting approach to unwanted PvP encounters. You will be able to murder other players, but it will place a bounty on your ...
The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

The hottest new board games from Gen Con 2018

Late summer is the time for barbecues, concerts in the park, and (most importantly) making the trek to downtown Indianapolis ...
Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews and almost aligns their features

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews and almost aligns their features

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. The first build, which contains only bug fixes, is from the RS5 branch, which repr ...
Earn a trove of 200 skins and victory poses in ‘Overwatch’ Summer Games

Earn a trove of 200 skins and victory poses in ‘Overwatch’ Summer Games

Blizzard has unveiled the Summer Games 2018 running from August 9 to 31. It includes three Lúcioball stadiums, over 200 cosmetic loot box items, nine ...
Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

Speedier broadband standards? Pai’s FCC says 25Mbps is fast enough

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing to maintain the US broadband standard at the current level of 25Mbps downstr ...
Here’s How Vaping Really Compares to Smoking Cigarettes

Here’s How Vaping Really Compares to Smoking Cigarettes

Vapes, e-cigarettes and all kinds of paraphernalia have become America’s norm. But what’s really in vape juice and is it actually healthier? The ...
‘Fortnite’ Hit A Golf Ball From Tee To Green Challenge Guide

‘Fortnite’ Hit A Golf Ball From Tee To Green Challenge Guide

Fortnite’s latest Battle Pass-exclusive challenges is the “Hit a golf ball from tee to green on different holes” challenge. This one has an odd title ...
In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

In-the-wild router exploit sends unwitting users to fake banking site

DLink Hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in DLink modem routers to send people to a fake banking website that attempts ...
Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players

Fortnite devs working to segregate keyboard/mouse players

Enlarge / Who says mobile players are at a disadvantage? A decent part of Fortnite's meteoric success has been the capability fo ...
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