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‘Halo 5: Forge’ to bring mapmaking to first-person shooter on Windows 10

Forge, a level-creation toolkit for 343 Industries' multiplayer first-person shooter Halo 5, will launch for Windows 10 PCs next month with an array of platform-specific tweaks and improvements.
Home

Get ready for Gaze, the smartest standing desk yet

The Gaze desk combines the health benefits of a standing desk with the smarts of a gadget giving users even more control over their workspace in hopes of creating happier and more productive workforce.
Mobile

Leaked documents show Chase will begin supporting Android Pay on Sept. 7

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. Chase Bank will add support on Sept. 7.
Virtual Reality

Feel the shape and firmness of virtual objects with this exoskeleton for VR

When you pick up an object in virtual reality, you can't feel its shape. That could change with Dexmo. Force-feedback makes objects feel real, giving you the ability to feel both shape and firmness.
Wearables

Fitbit can keep operating in U.S. after judge rules it did not steal trade secrets

It seems as though Fitbit will continue to be able to sell fitness trackers in the U.S. A judge has ruled that Fitbit did not steal trade secrets from Jawbone in a case that has lasted over a year.
Cool Tech

With tiny hats, elephant seals help researchers study Antarctica’s melting ice

According to the researchers’ data, if ice shelves continue to melt at their current rate, the production of bottom water will be impacted and the pumping mechanisms Williams described will be restricted.
Gaming

WaveLand takes mechanic from ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’ into single-player realm

A Kickstarter has launched for WaveLand, a game built entirely on wavedashing, a mechanic found in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It's a technical, speedrun-focused game that tasks players with completing levels as fast as possible.
Home Theater

Are you a Sling TV customer with no local NBC affiliate? On-demand viewing is here

NBC has been available to Sling TV customers in select markets for some time, but starting today it's available on-demand no matter where you are, as long as you're a Sling Blue subscriber.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 9: Will Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also divide PC gamers? 37:41

PC gamers love to play games with all the details turned up. But as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proves, there's been a recent uptick in the load maxed-out games demand. Do gamers need to prepare for a costly upgrade?
Photography

Sony adds built-in video light, live broadcasting to latest pro camcorder

Sony is expanding the capability of its latest professional camcorder without needing accessories. The HXR-NX5R has built in Wi-Fi for live broadcasts and file transfers, as well as an adjustable video light.
Gaming

Analyze 'em all: Latest 'Pokémon Go' update adds Pokémon Appraisal system

Team leaders Candela, Blanche, and Spark are now on hand to give trainers appraisals of their monsters in the latest update to Pokémon Go, as Niantic attempts to draw players back to the app.
Gaming

‘Resident Evil HD’ stars in new PlayStation-focused Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle's latest pay-what-you-want digital compilation includes a broad selection of console titles from publisher Capcom, including standouts like Resident Evil HD, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and Mega Man 9 and 10.