Here’s the only place at CES where your vote really matters

CES is host to two of the most entertaining tech spectacles you’ll ever see. At Last Gadget Standing and Mobile Apps Showdown, the makers of the most cutting-edge gadgets and apps are given a stage, an audience of hundreds, and just 4 minutes to sell their…

CES

Vevo and Pandora apps pump up the jams on Xbox One

A selection of new media apps just went live on Xbox One, including those for the Pandora music streaming service and the music video channel Vevo.

Gaming

Live reading of The Empire Strikes Back casts Ellen Page as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Obi-Wan

A live-reading of the script for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back casts Ellen Page as Han Solo, and Mark Hamill as Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Movies & TV

No baby bro for the Boxster: Porsche cancels entry-level 718 project

Porsche’s rumored baby brother to the Boxster, codenamed 718, has been cancelled. Porsche's head of R&D said that there simply isn’t room below the Boxster in Porsche’s range, claiming that the automaker should focus on quality rather than quantity.

Cars

Among many flaws, the final installment of The Hobbit just needs more hobbit

Peter Jackson concludes Bilbo Baggins' origin story with an outrageously action-packed finale — and not a moment too soon.

Movies & TV

Far Cry 4’s prison escape add-on makes Kyrat even more dangerous with permadeath

Escape from Durgesh Prison, Far Cry 4's first major DLC expansion, is set to arrive on January 13, 2015, adding a challenging new mission with unprecedented permadeath.

Gaming

Trends with Benefits: Sony conspiracy theories, a screen on your arm, and rockets!

This week we talk about North Korea's attack on Sony, including some conspiracy theories about Sony's response, Samsung's attempt to monopolize 4K content, SpaceX rockets, and Jetsons-style wrist bands.

Podcasts

Bradley Cooper takes aim in new trailer for American Sniper

A new trailer has debuted for American Sniper, which casts Bradley Cooper as U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

Movies & TV

As six-cylinder sales fall, Subaru may lean on turbo and hybrid four-bangers

Six-cylinder engines are decreasing in popularity around the world. Subaru engineer Yoichi Hori recently weighed the options of switching to smaller engines equipped with hybrid tech and forced induction.

Cars

Add Wi-Fi connectivity and HomeKit compatibility to your Roomba with this clever retrofit

Designed to replace the faceplate of your existing Roomba, Thinking Cleaner connects the bot to your home wireless network and gives it all the features and functionality that iRobot forgot to include

Home

Call of Duty’s zombies return in January, and they’re chasing John Malkovich

Expect to see some familiar faces when Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Exo Zombies mode shambles forth in the upcoming Havoc DLC, due to arrive in January 2015.

Gaming

Hot, smelly, and handmade: A behind-the-scenes look at how Christmas decorations are made

This video profiles the city of Yiwu, China, where 60 percent of Christmas decorations are made. Somewhat surprisingly, they're mostly hand-assembled, instead of being mass-produced in a huge factory.

Home

Your say Friday: Has a corporate hack affected you?

Many corporations have fallen victim to hacks, leaking hundreds of millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Have any of these leaks directed affected your life?

Computing

[Updated] FBI confirms North Korea hacked Sony pictures, Obama pledges response

Speculation that North Korea was directly responsible for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures has now been confirmed by the FBI. President Obama is expected to address the issue during his end-of-year address later today.

Computing