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YouTube Gaming launches today to challenge Twitch’s livestreaming dominance

YouTube’s hoping to reverse its livestream woes today with the official launch of YouTube Gaming, its video games-focused sub-brand. Both the site and app will go live later today with YouTube boasting “over 25,000 game pages and even more gaming channels.” In other words, it’s a more focused way to access the gaming content you […]

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Portable Gaming Has Never Been This Beautiful

Thanks to designer Love Hultén, it’s now painfully clear that Nintendo missed a golden opportunity with the Game Boy Advance SP. There were many different colors and styles of the console available, but never a wooden version as beautiful as Hultén’s PE358. The custom-made PE358’s American walnut housing folds in half just like the GBA […]

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Microsoft wants you to scan in 3D using only your phone

If you want to do some 3D scanning, you usually have to get either a dedicated scanner or a less-than-elegant add-on. Microsoft Research and the University of Oxford think there’s a better way, though. Their MobileFusion project captures 3D models using only an app on your smartphone. The software scans objects by comparing image frames […]

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Samsung’s Latest Smart Fridge Can Expose Your Gmail Password

The internet-connected fridge is designed to display Gmail Calendar information on its display,” explained Ken Munro, a security researcher at Pen Test Partners. “It appears to work the same way that any device running a Gmail calendar does. A logged-in user/owner of the calendar makes updates and those changes are then seen on any device […]

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Happy 20th birthday, Windows 95!

When Windows 95 launched on Thursday August 24th 1995 (the clue’s in the name), Mortal Kombat was the surprise box office hit, TLC was top of the charts, and Microsoft was pushing its new operating system with a $250 million publicity campaign. Start buttons everywhere, buying the rights to The Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up” […]

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ASUS Makes A Zenfone 2 With A Massive 256GB Of Storage And A Unique Back

64GB? Kid’s stuff. 128GB? Paltry. Real smartphone spec-hounds will settle for nothing less than 256GB of local onboard storage (which, incidentally, is more than many laptops these days). At least they’d settle for nothing less if any of those phones were actually available. There will be one soon, in at least one location: the ASUS […]

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Revealed: the first hydrogen-powered battery that will charge your Apple iPhone for a week

A British technology company has claimed a major smartphone breakthrough by developing an iPhone that can go a week without recharging, running instead off a built-in hydrogen fuel cell. Intelligent Energy has made a working iPhone 6 prototype containing both a rechargeable battery and its own patented technology, which creates electricity by combining hydrogen and […]

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Nintendo patent filing hints at a return to disc-free game consoles

Nintendo has said little about what its future NX console will involve (besides not running Android), but one of the company’s recent US patent applications might be a hint as to what it’s planning. The would-be patent, filed this February, talks about a “stationary game console” that uses only hard drives and external cards for […]

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Watching MIT’s Glass 3D Printer Is Absolutely Mesmerizing

MIT’s Mediated Matter Group made a video showing off their first of its kind optically transparent glass printing process. It will soothe your soul. Called G3DP (Glass 3D Printing) and developed in collaboration with MIT’s Glass Lab, the process is an additive manufacturing platform with dual heated chambers. The upper chamber is a “Kiln Cartridge,” […]

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App takes VHS-quality videos on iPhones and iPads

Because why not? If you’re wondering why anybody would want to record in VHS quality, well, you clearly never woke up with a strange desire to recreate 80’s family home videos that show your dad’s mullet in its full glory. In case we’ve helped you see the light but can’t find your parents’ decades-old camcorder […]

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Of Course BlackBerry’€™s Upcoming Android Phone Is Awkward

Meet the FrankenBlackBerry. Is it an Android phone? Is it a BlackBerry? No, it’s the new BlackBerry Android phone! If you ever wondered what would happen if you slapped a BlackBerry keyboard onto an average Android phone, look no further. BlackBerry has this device for you.

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