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'XCOM 2' delayed until February 2016

Engadget - 42 min 39 sec ago
XCOM 2 was supposed to launch in November, but apparently planet-wide alien invasions are tricky to schedule. Firaxis has pushed XCOM 2's release date back to February 5, 2016, noting that the game isn't up to the studio's standards quite yet. "We...

Babolat and PIQ team up for a pair of wrist-worn tennis wearables

Engadget - 1 hour 7 min ago
The market for connected tennis wearables hasn't exactly been around for very long, yet equipment maker Babolat has already established itself as something of a veteran in the space with its Play series line of sensor-equipped rackets. But that mea...

Rocket League sells 1 Million on Steam

CNET News - 1 hour 8 min ago
In all, the game has been downloaded more than 5 million times.









LawBreakers gameplay video showcases Gears of War creator's new FPS

CNET News - 1 hour 8 min ago
Get a quick overview of the characters in the game and what they can do.









Bungie teases Destiny: Taken King's new raid, the game's biggest ever

CNET News - 1 hour 8 min ago
King's Fall is "objectively and emphatically our biggest raid yet."









XCOM 2 delayed until 2016

CNET News - 1 hour 8 min ago
Originally slated to launch in November, the PC game is now coming February 2016.









Many psychology experiments aren't replicated, study shows

CNET News - 1 hour 18 min ago
Technically Incorrect: A research study involving attempts to confirm the results of 270 studies in the top-ranking scientific journals of 2008, 64 percent of studies weren't confirmed.









HTC Vive launches this year, but the bulk will be released in 2016

CNET News - 1 hour 32 min ago
Electronics maker HTC will launch the Vive in "limited quantity" this year and follow that up with a wide launch in the first quarter of 2016.









Grumpy Cat is unimpressed to be honored at Madame Tussauds museum

CNET News - 1 hour 45 min ago
Watch the famous Internet cat barely tolerate figure sculptors as they take measurements for her animatronic wax statue for Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.









These 'Star Wars' products are all wrong (pictures)

CNET News - 1 hour 55 min ago
"Star Wars" merchandising takes a swerve to the dark side with these odd, unusual and just plain weird products.









Virginia teen gets 11 years for ISIS support on Twitter

Engadget - 1 hour 58 min ago
17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin from Virginia will spend the next 11 years and 4 months in a federal penitentiary for his role in running the powerful pro-ISIS Twitter account, @Amreekiwitness. This account collected and disseminated ISIS propaganda to...

Furry Chewbacca Crocs: Nuttiest 'Star Wars' merch ever?

CNET News - 1 hour 59 min ago
No Wookiees died in the making of these clogs, but your "Star Wars"-merchandise-loving heart may still veer a little further into the Dark Side if you buy them.









'Hunger Games,' 'Twilight' studio is doing a 'Borderlands' movie

Engadget - 2 hours 19 min ago
Lionsgate and two long-time Marvel producers are working on a Borderlands movie and, no, it's not called Mad Max. Lionsgate is the production company behind Twilight, The Hunger Games, Ender's Game, Warm Bodies and tons of other mainstream flicks,...

HTC Vive launches this year, but the bulk will be released in 2016

CNET News - 2 hours 25 min ago
Electronics maker HTC will launch the Vive in "limited quantity" this year and follow that up with a wide launch in the first quarter of 2016.









The Perfect Storm Bass Preamp Contains Secret Soviet Technology

TechCrunch - 2 hours 26 min ago
ef3b3c1ce280a772bb22171f6844bc46_original There’s a lot about this Kickstarter project to dissuade me from writing about it. First, this is a bass preamp, a little box that sits between the bass player and the amplifier. It is a device that is interesting only to a certain subset of musician and it is expensive – $1,495 for the early bird models. Heck, it doesn’t even look like it will hit its goal. But the… Read More

FAA Starts Beta Testing App That Tells Drone Pilots Where They Are Allowed To Fly

TechCrunch - 2 hours 32 min ago
sevengables Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it would soon start beta testing an app that would help drone flyers understand where they can and — more importantly — can’t fly. Today, the FAA announced a few more details about the app and launched the first beta version of the aptly named B4UFLY app for iOS. Read More

Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser uses an Xbox controller

Engadget - 2 hours 40 min ago
Drones are playing an ever-expanding role in modern warfare, so it's no surprise companies like Boeing are developing news ways to shoot them out of the sky. Its last laser was the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) -- a huge weapon mou...

Defense Dept. turns to Apple, Lockheed Martin for wearable tech

CNET News - 2 hours 45 min ago
The US government is teaming up with the private sector and academia to make sure the country keeps up with the rapidly advancing wearable tech market.









No hoverboard, no problem: Buy McFly's skateboard instead

CNET News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Marty McFly's hoverboard antics may get all the glory, but he had a much more reliable method of transportation: a skateboard, now available as a replica.









Here's our first look at Cliff Bleszinski's 'LawBreakers' in action

Engadget - 3 hours 5 min ago
We've already been introduced to the world of Lawbreakers, the next shooter from the Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski, but now we've got our first look at some actual gameplay. And while the science behind the game's setting may be suspect (it...