Halo 3: ODST coming to Xbox One as a freebie for Master Chief Collection frustrations

Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal plans to release Halo 3: ODST's campaign on Xbox One, adding that it will be a freebie for those impacted by Halo: The Master Chief Collection's matchmaking troubles.

Gaming

Author Neal Stephenson joins AR upstart Magic Leap as Chief Futurist

Neal Stephenson, the author of science fiction classics like Snow Crash and Cryptonomicon, has joined the augmented reality startup Magic Leap as its Chief Futurist.

Gaming

HP's ElitePad 1000 morphs into anything with the right case, for the wrong price

We review HP’s versatile, aluminum-clad business tablet. Can a slew of accessories help this Atom-powered device stand out in a world of more powerful do-it-all devices?

  • Pros: Attractive design , Excellent build quality , Improved…
  • Cons: Expensive , No real ports without optional jacket…

The dock is dead: Go wireless with one of these great iPhone/iPod speakers

we’ve put together a list our favorite sonic solutions, which leverage wireless streaming via Bluetooth, or Apple’s proprietary Airplay system to take all that rad jive on your iPhone to the next level without ever leaving your pocket.

Home Theater

Pew: Internet privacy is a fantasy, will merely be a ‘fetish’ by 2025, according to experts

The future of online privacy is cloudy, and policymakers and technology innovators have a weighty task on their hands – one they’re likely to fumble, according to a new report from Pew about the future of Internet privacy.

Web

Poll: 43% of Americans oppose the commercial use of drones, especially to make deliveries

A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows there are more Americans who oppose the use of commercial drones than there are Americans who support their use. Americans are especially opposed to the use of drones to deliver small packages.

Cool Tech

Flipping through The Manual: Backpacking flasks, socks and boots for the snow

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and…

The Manual

Volvo’s smart connected helmet keeps cyclists safe

Volvo, POC and Ericsson are developing a cloud-based system that can help drivers and cyclists look out for each other through a series of alerts — provided they have the right technology.

Cool Tech

Do cell phones cause cancer? Admit it: You couldn’t give yours up if they did

Phones can cause cancer. No, they can't. It's an argument which has gone on for years, and shows no sign of being settled. The trouble is, regardless of the outcome, smartphones have no become so important, we just don't seem to care if they're dangerous to…

Mobile

Is it a router? Nope! It’s Asus’ new mini-PC

Are you looking for a small, silent computer that can tuck behind your monitor? Asus thinks it has just what you need with its new E210, a miniature desktop that leverages Intel's Bay Trail processor for efficient performance.

Computing

BlackBerry’s latest financial results show further signs of recovery

BlackBerry has announced its latest set of incomings and outgoings, and while the company still made a loss in the last quarter, there are indications that the firm is on the way back.

Mobile

Could Lenovo’s next phone have a 46-day battery life?

Bigger batteries might at last be about to save us from charging smartphones up multiple times a day — rumors from China say Lenovo's next mobile will be able to keep going for over a month.

Mobile

Woman assaults grandmother for denying Facebook friend request

Likely feeling spurned after her grandmother ignored her Facebook friend request, a 27-year-old Florida women decided that committing aggravated battery would be the best way to become Facebook friends.

Social Media