Evolve isn’t out until February 2015, but you can play it before then

2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios confirm plans to stage a "Big Alpha" for Evolve, with registration invites being handed out to PAX Prime attendees and offered up on the game's social channels.

Gaming

The Strain weekly recap: Lighting up the ‘Creatures Of The Night’

Ephraim Goodweather and Abraham Setrakian lose an old friend, but gain a new ally, on the latest pulse-pounding hour of FX's vampire thriller.

Movies

Drone video shows how Apple’s futuristic ‘spaceship’ campus is taking shape

Aerial footage posted on the Web recently by a drone enthusiast shows how construction work on Apple's so-called 'spaceship' campus is coming along, and also reveals the sheer scale of the ambitious project.

Photography

Emojli: ‘Silly’ messaging app that only uses emojis officially launches

A messaging app where you can communicate using only emojis has officially launched. Emojli, which hit 70,000 sign-up requests soon after the app was announced, is the work of two Brit friends, who both agree it's a "silly idea."

Social Media

Wearables don’t just let us compete with strangers, they let us peep on them too

Wearable fitness trackers let us learn from the masses and compete with them, but they also hold worrying implications for our own personal data. Who else is looking at your data besides you?

Opinion

Apple inks deals with Amex and others for iPhone 6 mobile payments, report says

Apple has reportedly inked deals with American Express and other financial services firms as part of an expected push into mobile payments with the launch next week of the iPhone 6.

Apple

Limited edition Leica MP Titanium comes to U.S., yours for $40,000

Leica's limited edition MP Titanium camera has for the last four years been sold exclusively at its Ginza store in Tokyo. However, the Leica store in Miami is now offering one of the 150 units to US-based consumers, though it'll set you back a hefty $40,000.

Photography

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of August 31, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Cool Tech

Aston Martin officially unveils the Mid-East-only Lagonda super sedan

The latest in bespoke motoring is here: the Aston Martin Lagonda. The limited edition sedan has been officially unveiled in Oman as it undergoes testing. This massive gentleman's express will come equipped with V12 power and bespoke interiors and amenities.

Cars

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel due for four DLC add-ons

2K Australia confirms plans to release four add-on DLC packs for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, to be sold individually or as part of a $30 Season Pass.

Gaming

Japan to have 30 floating solar power islands to generate 60 megawatts of clean energy

Kyocera Corp. and Century Tokyo Leasing Corp. are partnering to build two massive solar power islands that will float on two reservoirs in Japan to generate about 2.9 megawatts of energy. Plans are in place to build a total of 30 such islands.

Cool Tech

Five reasons why China’s upcoming anti-Microsoft, Google, and Apple desktop OS will fail

China is attempting to make a desktop operating system to compete with those offered by American companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Here are five reasons why it will fail.

Computing

Hands on with Plantronics Backbeat Pro Headphones

At $250, the BackBeat Pro take on a dense field of stiff competition, but they come packing specs that make some competing headphones look like kids' toys in comparison.

Home Theater

How to Install an SSD in a PlayStation 4

SSDs are much faster than mechanical hard drives, which is what the PlayStation 4 comes with. Here, we show you how to replace it with an SSD. This will allow you to boot to the OS faster, load games quicker, and much more.

Computing

Google’s self-driving car is far from ready, can’t drive through rain, snow or parking lots

There’s no arguing that Google’s self-driving car is a thrilling development worthy of enthusiastic discussion, but there are a number of reasons to rain on this parade – rain itself, for one thing.

Cars