Portal

Musical hieroglyphics, recreating the ’80s, and drumming on a baby belly with Lights

Canadian-born electronic artist Lights knows a thing or two about recording, and she wasn’t afraid to take the controls on Little Machines, her latest album.

Music

Portal is a flexible smartphone that you strap to your arm

If current smartphones and wearable devices leave you cold, check out the Portal phone, which promises to provide the best of both worlds. The project is currently looking for funds on Indiegogo.

Cool Tech

Windows Phone: Microsoft creates online training portal to win new users

Whether you're looking for your first smartphone or want to dump Android, iOS, or BlackBerry, a new online training portal from Microsoft offering a run through of the capabilities of its Windows Phone platform may be of interest.

Mobile

Telltale Games goes deep into the geek bank for this awesome crossover in ‘Poker Night 2’

Telltale Games knows its fan service. Whether it's making new sequels to Monkey Island or making games based on famous comics like Fables, the company knows its audience. Its new crossover game Poker Night 2 is a fan service sundae, mixing characters from…

Gaming

OUYA signs Portal’s creator to an exclusive, while one of ‘Journey’s’ creators joins the team

OUYA is just one month away from sneaking into the hands of players rather than just game developers, and more and more games are coming to light. Portal creator Kim Swift is making an original OUYA game with Airtight Games. Meanwhile OUYA has hired Kellee…

Gaming

Homebrew hero keeps Nintendo DS alive with a port of Valve’s Portal

After nine years, Nintendo is ready to retire the Nintendo DS, but fans of the console aren't ready to let it die just yet. One intrepid homebrew game maker is intent on bringing on some recent hits to the machine. After finishing work on Minecraft DS…

Gaming

From cake to Capuchin: Portal fan to direct Y: The Last Man movie

Dan Trachtenberg, creator of the excellent Portal: No Escape fan film, has been tapped by New Line Cinema to direct the studio's upcoming adaptation of Y: The Last Man.

Gaming

Portal fan Guillermo del Toro confirms GLaDOS/Pacific Rim connection

Director Guillermo del Toro's latest, Pacific Rim, features an AI that sounds suspiciously similar to GLaDOS, the malevolent star of Valve Software's Portal series. According to del Toro, this is all by design.

Gaming

Steam Greenlight now includes non-gaming software

Mirroring Steam as a whole, Valve's ubiquitous software distribution platform now includes non-gaming, productivity software among the list of titles awaiting your approval on Steam Greenlight.

Gaming

Imminent DLC adds Move support, new levels to PS3 Portal 2

A new downloadable content addition is scheduled to hit the PlayStation 3 version of Portal 2 on November 6 that adds support for Sony's motion controlled Move peripheral to Valve's beloved puzzle title.

Gaming

Hacked Portal gun levitates homemade Companion Cubes

Replicas of the famous gun from Valve Software's Portal are a dime a dozen, but how often do you see one capable of legitimately levitating real-world objects?

Cool Tech

Valve wants you to test unreleased games, hardware

Valve Software has put out a call for Seattle-area playtesters to try out its latest, greatest toys.

Cool Tech

Quantum Conundrum review

Quantum Conundrum, the latest first-person puzzle game from Airtight Games and Portal creator Kim Swift, is a well-designed adventure that is short on charm but big on rewarding challenges.

Gaming

College student creates talking, shooting ‘Portal’ turret

Possibly the most fun anyone has ever had working on a project for class, a Penn State student has developed a working Portal turret that tracks and shoots targets.

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Valve Software seeks engineers to work on mystery hardware project

Why is a company best known for hit games like Half-Life and Portal hiring an electrical engineer to work on new hardware platforms?

Gaming