Cool Tech

Data science artist shows 'virality' of 'Pokémon Go' with data visualization

Swiss artist and data scientist Kirell Benzi has created a stunning data visualization project to show how 'Pokémon Go' exploded in popularity online, as seen through the spread of YouTube videos.

‘The Division’ update overhauls late-game elements to make it more challenging

Publisher Ubisoft has launched a major update for its squad-based third-person shooter 'The Division' that rebalances a number of crucial late-game elements in a bid to make a "more even playing field."

‘Dishonored 2’ protagonist Emily Kaldwin’s abilities reflect her royal status

Dishonored 2 is playable with original protagonist Corvo Attano, but the focus this time around is largely on Emily Kaldwin and her set of powers. Her abilities help to reflect her status as empress.

Zotac unloads three special edition products to celebrate 10 years of excellence

To celebrate 10 years of "excellence," Zotac serves up three new special edition products: a GTX 1080 graphics card, a Magnus miniature PC, and an SSD. The company also said it refined its VR Go backpack, but did not provide any specifics.

Close to the Metal Ep. 18: GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti live review

Nvidia's GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are the company's new budget video cards, with prices that start as low as $110. Can you really use these cards as an upgrade to your existing desktop, and do they beat the competition form AMD?
Game Review

Skylanders: Imaginators Review

‘Skylanders Imaginators’ makes creating your own character feel special again.

Nintendo Switch puppy plush combines the two best things in the world

A fast-acting Nintendo fan has created a plush that combines the console's canine-like features with a real puppy, complete with a tongue and tail. The controllers' buttons act as spots and eyes on the dog's face.

The painted world of ‘Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel’ is no ‘Super Mario 64’

Dark Souls III - Ashes of Ariandel is available now, and the game's launch trailer shows off its snowy, painted world. The expansion includes two new bosses, as well as a fleshed-out competitive option.

Buy a GeForce GTX 1050. Just get the cheapest one you can find

PC gamers have been waiting with bated breath for the new GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti cards, and we’ve got four GPUs worth of benchmarks. While some of the cards shine, others are too pricey for their own good.
Home Theater

Roam and Atari team up for GameOn headphones aimed at both gamers and music lovers

Beats br Dre co-creator Steven Lamar is back with a new brand, Roam, that has teamed up with Atari for the new co-branded GameOn earphones, which the company says are made for both gaming and music listening.
Virtual Reality

No, it’s not PlayStation VR, it’s Xiaomi’s new Mi VR headset

Xiaomi has launched its second virtual reality headset, the Mi VR. This time it's works more like Samsung's Gear VR than Google Cardboard, but has a design that's closer to Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

Original SNES ‘Rayman,’ long thought lost, unearthed by series’ creator

'Beyond Good & Evil' director Michel Ancel uncovered a scrapped prototype of the original Super NES version of 'Rayman', developed years before its retail launch for the Sony PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and other platforms in 1995.