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A new challenger appears: Firefox-powered ‘Matchstick’ aims to take a shot at Chromecast

Chromecast's crusade for dongle domination might have a pesky new obstacle to contend with. The Firefox OS-powered dongle, dubbed "Matchstick," could end up bringing significant new competition to the streaming market.

Home Theater

Years after burning loyal PC users, Microsoft asks forgiveness with Windows 10

Geeks despised almost everything about Windows 8. Microsoft, it seemed, had forsaken them in a misguided attempt to compete with tablets. Now, however, the company has reversed course, and Windows 10 may bring desktop enthusiasts back into the fold.

Computing

Pebble smartwartch now priced at $100, update includes activity and sleep tracking

Pebble announced that the original Pebble smartwatch will now cost $100. In addition, Pebble detailed firmware update 2.6, which throws in sleep and activity tracking.

Wearables

Four hackers charged with stealing $100m worth of U.S. Army and Xbox technology

The US Department of Justice has charged four hackers with stealing over $100 million worth of intellectual property and proprietary data related to Xbox and the US Army.

Gaming

Watch Ryan Reynolds get shot repeatedly in A Million Ways To Die In The West

A clip from the bonus features of Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways To Die In The West features Ryan Reynolds getting shot repeatedly by Liam Neeson.

Movies

Thanks to Tusk, Kevin Smith has the financing to make Clerks 3

His recent horror movie Tusk enabled director Kevin Smith to find financing for the third film in the franchise that gave him his start, Clerks.

Movies

Talking warfare, fanfare, and power with the minds behind the next Call of Duty

Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey charts the path that led to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and its dramatically changes approach to player movement.

Gaming

Learn the sci fi epic backstory of Tetris in the upcoming film adaptation

Tetris, one of the most enduring and classic games of all time, is getting a film adaptation at some point in the near future from the studio that adapted Mortal Kombat in the 90s.

Gaming

Need a little Net right now? Karma Go is a pay-as-you-go LTE wireless hotspot

Ever been somewhere you need Wi-Fi right away? Karma is offering up a brand new mobile hotspot that is LTE-capable and charges only for the data you use. It costs just $99 too until late October.

Mobile

Break your bad posture habits with Darma, the slouch-sensing smart cushion

Using an array of embedded sensors, the Darma cushion can track not only your posture, but your heart rate, respiration, and stress levels as well

Home

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor review

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor introduces one of the most intriguing social gameplay systems we've ever encountered, but scripted plot requirements work against it.

  • Pros: Nemesis System is revelatory , Open world is packed with…
  • Cons: Player-scripted story and actual plot at odds during the…

Goodbye Windows Phone! Windows 10 will take it from here

Windows 10 is coming to your PCs, laptops, and your smartphones. The new OS will be designed for smartphones, replacing Windows Phone 8.1 when it launches in 2015

Mobile