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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 19, 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!

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Check out this working iPhone that someone built inside of Minecraft

An ingenious German gamer has built a functioning imitation iPhone--apps, touch screen, and all--within the blocky confines of Mojang's modern classic, Minecraft.


Upcoming PS4 update lets you play MP3s, MP4s, and other files off of USB drives

Today Sony announced more features that will be part of PlayStation 4's impending firmware update v2.00, including a USB music player and more home screen customization.


Jealous of that Xbox laptop? Now there’s one for PS4 too

Accomplished amateur modder Ed Zarick is back with a self-contained PS4 laptop, the PlayBook 4. Zarick made waves recently with a similar project to produce a a portable Xbox One.


A student spent two years building this breathtaking Minecraft city using an Xbox 360

Two years and 4.5 million blocks: That’s what a 19-year-old art student at the University of Delaware needed to build a massive Minecraft metropolis inspired by New York City – and there’s still building to be done.


Noriega’s Call of Duty lawsuit an ‘outrageous offense’ to basic protections, Giuliani says

Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, defending Activision against Manuel Noriega's lawsuit over Call of Duty: Black Ops II, called it an "outrageous offense to the first amendment."


Project CARS heads back to the garage for a delayed March 2015 release

Realistic driving sim Project CARS has been delayed to March 2015 from its planned November 2014 launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, publisher Bandai Namco announced today.


I am Bread is one slice of bread’s epic quest to become toast

Bossa Studios, the creators of the joyously awkward Surgeon Simulator, are back with I am Bread, an epic journey of one slice of bread's quest to become delicious toast.


Flying Lotus expands FlyLo FM with exclusive tracks for GTA V’s PS4, Xbox One and PC release

Producer/musician Flying Lotus is adding an extra half hour of music to his curated FlyLo FM station in Grand Theft Auto V's upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC re-release.


Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams confirms talks for The Last Of Us movie role

Game Of Thrones actress Maisie Williams confirms that she's had talks about starring in The Last Of Us movie and credits Twitter for her involvement.


It looks like Destiny’s getting a higher level cap, new gear, and harder Strikes in December

A newly discovered dump of data mined from Destiny's files suggest that the upcoming December DLC boosts the level cap, adds a level 28 Strike playlist, and much more.


Beneath the Nazi slaying, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a morality play

Wolfenstein: The New Order creative director Jens Matthies chats with Digital Trends about some of the underlying ideas and impulses that fueled Machine Games' creation of one of 2014's most energizing video games.


Oculus riff: Archos unveils a $30 phone-powered virtual reality headset

Archos, a French company known for its mid-ranged smartphones and tablets, unveiled a smartphone-powered virtual reality product today: the Archos VR Glasses.


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax review

An excellent sequel to Persona 4 Arena, Ultimax broadens both the accessibility and the technical mastery of its fights while making welcome tweaks to its single-player content…

  • Pros: Spectacular character art. , Deep story and fan service for…
  • Cons: Visual novel storytelling ill-suited to television…