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Mobile World Congress 2015

This robot can dance like Michael Jackson, and we can’t stop watching

This programmable robot from Spanish manufacturer, BQ, is designed to inspire the next generation of mechanical engineers, and we have video of it slaying the dance floor like Michael Jackson.


SimEverything studio Maxis is shut down

Electronic Arts has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the original Maxis studio and developer of SimCity, The Sims, and many other significant PC games over the last 28 years.


MacBook ship times slip back a day; new models on the way?

The MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina have suddenly encountered a shipping delay, adding credibility to speculation that a hardware refresh is imminent.


Chappie the film is as artificial and cold as the robot itself

Neill Blomkamp's third feature film has much in common with District 9 on the surface, but upon closer inspection, it's a closer cousin of the disastrous Elysium.

Movies & TV

Age-old rivalry shifts to electric cars as Ford plans a Chevy Bolt rival

Ford and Chevrolet have been rivals from the start, and they may soon go head to head in the realm of electric cars. Dearborn is reportedly mulling a rival to the 200-mile Chevy Bolt.


Cyanogen CEO predicts doom for Samsung, Apple

In a recent interview, Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster said he believes Samsung's market share will drop so low in 3 to 5 years that it will be eliminated from the market. He also believes Apple will run into trouble, thanks to budget devices.


Microsoft now says Windows computers could have a ‘FREAK’ attack

Microsoft has now backtracked in an announcement made on March 5, stating that its Windows 7 computers are vulnerable to the "FREAK" attack after all. Originally, the company thought that Windows was immune to the attacks.


Imgur’s new iOS app lets you browse for your favorite memes easily

Imgur has launched a new iOS app that lets you easily browse for memes and other funny community-shared images, similar to its website. Imgur's app puts emphasis on the photos and comments.


Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wins Game of the Year at GDC

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor took home the top honor of Game of the Year at the 15th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, while Monument Valley took home the most awards.


Bike thieves don’t stand a chance against this self-locking frame

Yerka has designed a bike that uses its own frame as a lock; if a thief were to cut the lock, they'd damage a crucial part of the bike and make it impossible to ride away.

Cool Tech

Bats use echo location to munch bugs, but this phone uses it to snap selfies

Elliptic Labs uses ultrasound technology and gesture controls so you can operate your phone without having to touch it. It works from a distance and can be used in a number of apps.


Mad Max versus Metal Gear: September 1 has another huge release

Mad Max, the upcoming post apocalyptic, open world, vehicular combat game from Avalanche Studios, will arrive on PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on September 1, 2015.


Ford’s e-bike knows when you’re tired of pedaling, takes over

Ford's new e-bike may be aimed at the commercial sector, but we want to hop on for a ride. It syncs with your phone and the handlebars vibrate to indicate which way to turn.

Cool Tech

Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental hit by hackers

Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirmed Thursday it's been the victim of a point-of-sale scam resulting in the theft of credit card data by as yet unidentified hackers.