Super-efficient 'Vulkan' leaves your games more graphics power
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 March 2015, 2:03 am
Psst: the games you play might not look as good (or run as smoothly) as they could. In many cases, the overhead from graphics standards gets in the way -- Apple went so far as to develop its own technology just to make sure that iPhones and iPads cou...


You can unlock this smartphone with the blood vessels in your eyes
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 March 2015, 12:49 am
Tired of punching in numbers or swiping strange patterns to unlock your smartphone? Fingerprint and facial recognition have been tried before with varying levels of success, and now ZTE thinks it can offer something better. The company's Grand S3 sma...


GWJ Conference Call Episode 438
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Episode 438 - March 4th, 2015
Hand of Fate, Homeworld Remastered, Kingdom Hearts 2.5, Grim Fandango, Mashing Up Game Design, Your Emails and more!

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This week Shawn and Julian are joined by Lara Crigger to talk about her new podcast, genre mashups and more!

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Shield: NVIDIA's $200 gaming-focused Android TV set-top box
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 10:17 pm
Another year, another new Shield device from NVIDIA. What's Shield? It's the hardware line from NVIDIA that spans a bizarre handheld game console, a powerful gaming tablet, and now a $200, Android TV-powered set-top box. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang unv...


Crysis 3, Doom 3 and more ported to Android, powered by NVIDIA
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 10:40 pm
"Can it play Crysis?" is the question people are still asking after all these years, despite the vast majority of game hardware now being more than capable of running Crytek's gorgeous first-person shooter. It's how NVIDIA introduced Crysis 3 this we...


Apple now ships more smartphones than Samsung, if you ask Gartner
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 11:13 pm
When we last checked in on the battle for the top spot in the smartphone market, Apple and Samsung were neck and neck. If you ask Gartner, though, it isn't quite so evenly matched. The analyst group estimates that Apple managed to edge past Samsung i...


Using NVIDIA's streaming, Android TV set-top box: the Shield
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 11:40 pm
You already know what NVIDIA's latest Shield hardware is: an Android TV-powered set-top box that uses the latest chip from NVIDIA. It streams games over the company's "Netflix for gaming" platform known as GRID; it streams games from your local PC; i...


Valve's new 'Source 2' game engine has the low price of $0
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 8:06 pm
Half-Life 2. Counterstrike: Source. Team Fortress 2. Left 4 Dead. Portal. Besides being developed by Valve, what else do those games share? They all run on the company's Source Engine that's been used since the first two released 11 years ago. Well, ...


$50 Steam Link streams PC games anywhere within your house
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 8:55 pm
Along with a slew of new Steam Machines, Source Engine 2 and VR news, Valve announced an interesting add-on for anyone interested in in-home streaming for their PC games: Steam Link. These $50 boxes (in the US, international pricing is TBD) will stre...


Uber buys a mapping company to give you better ride estimates
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 9:39 pm
Uber wouldn't be where it is without good ride estimates, and it's clearer than ever that the company knows this. The app-based transportation outfit just bought deCarta (its first ever public acquisition), a firm that specializes in mapping, navigat...


Daily Roundup: Day 2 of MWC, Pebble Time Steel and more!
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 9:58 pm
Find out what's new during day two of Mobile World Congress, get the details on the new Pebble Time Steel and learn how Microsoft will unite Windows 10 devices. All this and more can be found in today's Daily Roundup....


I’m still here
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 5:50 pm

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Hey gang…yes, the entire hand-full of you :) I just wanted to hop-on and say hi, and that I’m still here. Thanks for the new follows (DDOCentral, EvenNote, and Draculetta), […]


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Sony sold over 20 million PlayStation 4s
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 6:55 pm
People really like the PlayStation 4. How many, though? Over 20 million. As of March 1st, Sony says that it's sold through (not shipped, sold) 20.2 million of its latest console. It's going to be hard to judge just how far Sony's ahead of chief rival...


Using the PlayStation 4's new version of Project Morpheus
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 7:10 pm
I just used Sony's newest version of the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus. Rather, I should say that I just faced down a burly, British would-be-torturer before being whisked away to a first-person gunfight in a well-appointed ...


Valve's 'Lighthouse' VR tech lets TVs and headsets work together
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 7:22 pm
We already saw the new Vive virtual reality headset that Valve and HTC are working on, but they're not stopping there. Hardware engineer Alan Yates says that it's Lighthouse room scale tracking system brings the "high resolution, high speed tracking"...


Over a dozen Steam Machines 'more powerful' than consoles hit this fall
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 7:24 pm
Valve continues to put console gaming in its crosshairs with news that a dozen new Steam Machines are hitting this November. Prices aren't concrete, but the company promises higher performance than game consoles starting at "the same price point." Wh...


Sony's PlayStation 4 VR headset launching in the 'first half of 2016'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 6:08 pm
Sony's PlayStation 4-powered virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, has new specs and a slightly different look (seen above). Okay, it doesn't look that different. What's new? For one, the screen resolution is improved: it's now 1920 x RGB x 1080...


Server Maintenance, Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Posted by Lineage II [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 4:21 pm
All game servers will be down for maintenance on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, at 5:00am PST / 7:00am CST / 8:00am EST / 12:00pm UTC/GMT and will end at 9:30am PST / 11:30am CST / 12:30pm EST / 4:30pm...


WSJ: NBC is working on a streaming service for comedy fans
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 4:23 pm
Standalone streaming apps continue to surface, and it looks like NBC has one in the works just for comedy-loving cord cutters. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the network is building a subscription service in hopes of reaching younger view...


Uber Family offers kids-friendly tablets in Washington, DC
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 4:51 pm
If you live in Washington, DC, and are a fan of Uber's family-focused option, you don't have to hand your phone over to the little ones to keep them busy during the ride. The transportation company is partnering with Fuhu to equip Uber Family commute...


Here's the trailer for season six of 'Community' on Yahoo Screen
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 5:17 pm
Community will get its 13-episode sixth season (and eventually, maybe a movie?) on Yahoo Screen October 19th March 17th, and now we have the first trailer. It looks like the gang are up to their usual Dan Harmon-written schemes, but it's still missin...


Metallica is releasing a remastered 1982 demo... on cassette
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 5:49 pm
Dust off your tape players, folks: cassettes are still making a comeback. A number of independent artists have already leveraged the classic format, and Metallica is looking to join the bandwagon. The metal act recorded the seven-track No Life 'Til L...


Unofficial PBE Patch Notes for 3/3/2015
Posted by News [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 3:52 pm

Bard Champion Select

Kassadin

  • Riftwalk [R] - Range increased to 550 (up from 450)

Xin Zhao

  • Audacious Charge [E] - Damage reduced to 70/110/150/190/230 (70/115/160/205/250)

Veigar

  • Baleful Strike [Q] - Missile Speed Increased to 2200 (up from 1750)

Bard

  • Tempered Fate [R] - Missile Speed reduced to 1800 (down from 2000)



DDO Screenshot of the Week #212
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 2:39 pm

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Danwich valiantly attempts to defeat the Inevitables of Folurrh in the Desecrated Temple of Vol in our 212th DDO Screenshot of the Week!


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Square's restaurant delivery service arrives on Android
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 2:00 pm
You no longer have to carry an iPhone just to check out Square's restaurant delivery service, Caviar -- it's now available for Android. Like before, you can both order fine meals and track the couriers in real-time as they bring that dining to your d...


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