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Why young-adult video games are thriving

In the recent hit game Inside, you play a child on the run through a mysterious and horrifying surveillance state straight out of 1984. Oxenfree stars a group of teenagers with a complicated history arriving at a spooky island for an ill-advised camp...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

Dyson's latest smart fan heats, cools and purifies the air

Dyson has expanded its lineup with The Pure Hot+Cool Link, a very expensive WiFi enabled fan that combines all the features of the Dyson Pure Hot+ Cool fan and Pure Cool Link. It can thermostatically cool, heat and purify the air, and connect with yo...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

Moto Z's Hasselblad camera add-on surfaces in fresh photos

When Motorola and Lenovo unveiled the Moto Z, they unveiled a host of MotoMods... except for one. Where was that camera add-on we'd seen in leaks? Apparently, it's still coming -- and it might be more than you were expecting. Moto G3 has come across...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the BlackBerry DTEK50

With a review headline that reads "cheap, secure and better than expected," you might expect the device in question to have earned a high score. As it turns out, this is a BlackBerry we're talking about, which is to say, "better than expected" doesn'...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

China reveals images and details of its first Mars rover

NASA's next-gen Mars rover might not be the only space vehicle heading to the red planet in 2020. China is apparently planning to deploy a rover of its own by July or August 2020, and the country has just released some mission details and computer-ge...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

Leap Motion wants picking up VR objects to feel believable

Virtual reality is more immersive when you can pick up objects with your bare hands, rather than a controller or a pair of wand-style remotes. Leap Motion is one of the frontrunners in this area, having pivoted its candy bar motion-tracking sensor fr...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

The highs and lows of Gamescom 2016

Gamescom is over. The publishers have packed away their booths, and the lingering smell of sweaty, Kölsch-fueled gamers (and sweaty, coffee-fueled journalists) has finally started to dissipate. In the closing hours of our trip to Cologne, German...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

ICYMI: Racecar drivers are being replaced by computers

Today on In Case You Missed It: Formula E racing is gearing up for new robo-races with the DevBot, a hybrid vehicle that can be driven by a computer rather than a person. Meanwhile, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania tested injecting a...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

YouTube's app for the big screen is being updated today

YouTube may have originated on the desktop (more than a decade ago!), but now mobile and the living room are two of its most important platforms. The latter is receiving an update today: Game consoles, streaming devices like Roku, smart TVs and of co...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link

Comcast's Watchable streaming app adds new exclusive series

Even cable giant Comcast has to pay attention to internet viewers, and last year it launched an interesting YouTube-like site called Watchable. Packed with content from creators including Buzzfeed and Vice it took aim directly at the very millennials...
Published on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | link