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Gifts of Holiday Past: Before there was Farmville, Tamagotchi was the pinnacle of time-wasting tech

One of my most beloved holiday gifts was my Tamagotchi virtual pet. But 16 years later, are people still playing with the toys? In a word: holycrapyes. We found a Tamagotchi fan who not only plays with them; he has an arsenal of more than…
Home Theater

The second screen explained: What it is and why we’ll be seeing a lot more of it in the near future

You've probably been hearing a lot about the "second screen" lately, but do you understand what it is and what it means for the future of televised entertainment? We dig in deep to pull back the curtain on the second screen phenomenon and…

6 products that should have arrived in 2012

This year brought us plenty of advances in technology across the board, but these long-promised products and technologies never quite arrived as expected.

Blizzard expands StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta test

Thanks to a recent decision to expand the beta test for StarCraft II's Heart of the Swarm expansion, anyone who preordered the game prior to December 18 is now eligible to play the game prior to its official debut.

Sorry, the only safe sexting is no sexting

Few people want their every word and move to be recorded forever, but as Snapchat's failure proves, it's almost impossible to wash away the footprints you leave in the online sand.

GM and PSA Peugeot-Citroen nix joint-developed midsize cars to concentrate on compacts

The number of new vehicle platforms in the Franco-American "Global Strategic Alliance" has dropped from four to three, but work has begun on new B- and C-segment cars.

Drifting into the action camera market: chatting with Drift Innovation’s head of R&D

We speak with Drift's Billy Bacon on how the company is making its mark in the POV camera sector, and how to shoot the best video on the slopes.
Home Theater

Edifier introduces the alien-esque e1100 Predator speaker set

Can Edifier's Predator multi-media sound system punch above its price?

Maxis: SimCity’s DRM scheme is necessary and positive

In reaction to widespread fan outcry, SimCity developer Maxis has offered up a litany of reasons why the game's digital rights management scheme, which requires players to be connected to the 'net to save the game, is actually beneficial to…

National Rifle Association blames video games (among others) for Newtown tragedy

In its first official statement regarding the tragic December 14 shooting at Newtown, Connecticutt's Sandy Hook Elementary school, the National Rifle Association has pinned blamed for the incident on the influence of violent video games.

Halo 4 is not $5 on iOS, despite two App Store listings to the contrary

A portable version of Halo 4 that you can play on your iPhone seems to good to be true, and if you attempt to download the game via the iOS App Store, you'll quickly learn that this is, in fact, the case.

Land Rover eyeing a 2015 debut for its Defender replacement

As many have hoped, the DC100 concept is being pushed toward production as new entry-level Land Rover