In the run-up to Tuesday’s big Microsoft Xbox One reveal, many pondered the fate of the beloved Xbox 360 controller, perhaps the best gaming controller in the business. Would Microsoft make it radically different? Bigger? Unwieldy? Add a touchpad like Sony? Today we have our answer. It’s different and yet, based on what I now know and have experienced firsthand, it’s also somehow better.
Let’s start with the look and feel. Yes, it’s black (obviously, you could always get Xbox 360 controllers…
These days, even lamps in your house can be programmed via Arduino.
A Canadian design company called Fabule has developed Clyde, an LED desk lamp that can be programmed with personality modules in its “brain.” It’s compatible with Arduino, an open-source electronics program.
For example, when Clyde is in “afraid of the dark” mode, he can light up depending on how dark a room is. In “touchy feely” mode, Clyde cycles through different light colors when you touch his jellyfish-like legs. Inside…
Astronomers are calling for volunteers to help them search for “space warps,” rare and distant galaxies that bend light around them like enormous lenses.
Citizen scientists participating in the Space Warps project, which launches Wednesday, could help shed light on the mysterious dark matter pervading the universe and aid research into a number of other cosmic phenomena, organizers said.
“Not only do space warps act like lenses, magnifying the distant galaxies behind them, but we can also…
Happy Star Wars Day! May the fourth be with you.
The epic big-screen battle between good and evil set in a galaxy far, far away influenced generations of young Jedi wannabes. Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi instilled values of discipline and loyalty, while Darth Vader served as a cautionary tale to anyone tempted by the dark side of life.
To celebrate May 4th and honor all the wisdom bestowed by Luke, Leia and that feisty furball Chewbacca, we…
Remember when your mom used to tuck you into bed? You’d be all snuggly and warm and she’d read to you that sweet story “Goodnight Moon.”
There would be red balloons and cows jumping over the moon, mice and mittens and hushing old ladies. You would drift off to a blissful sleep dreaming of candy and ponies and rainbows, all because of that amazing little bedtime tale
This is not the same story
Gritty Reboots works its…
The latest Man of Steel trailer to hit YouTube gives us our fullest look yet at the new Superman flick, and promises a sure-fire summer blockbuster
It showcases plenty of emotional drama and tension, a narrative arc that’ll suck you in, as well as jaw-dropping action and special effects. Embedded above, the new trailer will get you even more excited for Man of Steel‘s June 14 debut
While Superman Returns proved something of a dud in 2006, all signs indicate that this latest attempt at…
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Confession Bear, one of the go-to “advice animal” memes on Reddit, is typically used as a medium for admitting minor quirks, like embarrassing TV addictions or intimate bathing practices
One Redditor, previously known as “Naratto,” took the meme a step further on Saturday by using the image to confess to an apparent murder (original post.) Here’s what he wrote:
“My sister had an abusive meth addict boyfriend — I killed him with his own drugs while he was unconscious and they ruled it as an…
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has approved Apple’s U.S. Patent No8,407,623 for “Playback control using a touch interface.”
First filed in 2009, the patent covers a technology used on mobile devices that registers touch gestures when no content is displayed on the screen
According to the invention, users are sometimes in situations when looking at a multitouch display isn’t feasible. For example, during a gym workout. The invention corrects this by offering “no look” controls,…
As part of its “Windows Phone Challenge,” Microsoft compares the camera capabilities of Nokia‘s Lumia 920 and Samsung‘s Galaxy S III in a new video ad.
Naturally, the Lumia — a Windows Phone — is portrayed as reigning supreme. The ad’s “real people” who own the Galaxy S III toss it aside for the Lumia after seeing that the latter produces photos “like a professional camera.”
But some YouTube viewers took issue with the fairness of the video’s comparison shot, which features a dazzlingly…
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