Portal
Gaming

‘Portal’ Hololens demo explores the wonders of virtual teleportation

Hololens developer Kenny W puts a mind-blowing spin on Microsoft's mixed reality technology with a reality-warping tech demo that incorporates gameplay mechanics from Valve's hit first-person puzzler Portal.
Web

Microsoft security bulletins’ days are numbered as February approaches

Although the last web-based security bulletin was published on January 2017 Update Tuesday, the service officially ends on February 13, 2017. Microsoft will then open the doors to its new Security Updates Guide portal the next day.
Gaming

Gabe Newell talks about a possible new game in the Half-Life universe in AMA

Valve president Gabe Newell hosted a Reddit AMA and answered questions from fans about the status of Half-Life, the Left 4 Dead series, and the Half-Life/Portal films. Plus, a new Team Fortress 2 update is coming.
Gaming

J.J. Abrams teases possible ‘Portal’ movie announcement at ‘Westworld’ premiere

It has been more than three years since J.J. Abrams first teased the possibility of a Portal movie, but new comments from the producer and director indicate that an official announcement might be inbound.
Computing

A new router on Kickstarter uses a spectrum once reserved for weather radar systems

There's a new Kickstarter campaign seeking funds for a wireless router called Portal that uses spectrum originally set aside for weather radar systems. The manufacturer is seeking $160,000 before July 8, 2016, and offers nine tiers ranging…
Virtual Reality

Portal Stories: Mel gives virtual reality headset owners their first taste of Portal in VR

Remember Portal Stories: Mel? The Portal mode that let us explore the earlier days of Aperture's developments through a new character's eyes? It's now coming to virtual reality as a free launch title for the HTC Vive.
Movies & TV

JJ Abrams says the Portal and Half-Life movies are still happening

10 Cloverfield Lane producer J.J. Abrams says the movies based on the Portal and Half-Life game franchises are still happening, with writers currently working on the stories for both projects.
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: This DIY Portal gun is a Valve fan’s fantasy come true

No, it won't teleport you. But this cleverly made Portal gun, crafted from PVC and foam, is the ultimate fan tribute to one of Valve's finest games.
Gaming

Here are the ‘new’ backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games on Xbox One

Microsoft announced that 16 more Xbox 360 games have been made backwards compatible on Xbox One Thursday, including Halo: Reach, Braid, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and Portal: Still Alive,
Music

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.
Cool Tech

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.
Mobile

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.