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Why Opening Loot Boxes Feels Like Christmas, According To Game Devs

Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

Lost in navigation: Sat-navs switch off parts of our brain, study suggests

A new study suggests that drivers who use technology like satellite navigation (sat-nav) systems don’t benefit from memory-associated boosts to the brain because sat-navs effectively turn off parts of our hippocampus. The post Lost in navigation: S.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News38 min. ago

‘Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak’ brings tactical first-person shooting to mobile devices

Tom Clancy's ShadowBreak is a tactical sniping and strategy game built exclusively for iOS and Android devices. Its the second Clancy game of 2017 following March's launch of Ghost Recon Wildlands. The post ‘Tom Clancy’s ShadowBreak̵.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News38 min. ago

Stick Two Of These Ridiculously Popular Motion Lights In Your Closets For $15

OxyLED’s OxySense motion-sensing closet light is one of the best-selling products in Kinja Deals history, and it’s easy to see why. You can stick it anywhere, it turns itself on and off, and it’s super cheap. Today, add two individual lights yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News1 hr. 30 min. ago

One in Five Mobile Phones Shipped Abroad Are Phoney

Nearly one-fifth of mobile phones and one-quarter of video game consoles shipped abroad are fake, according to a report by the the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Register adds: The Trade in Counterfeit ICT Goods re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News2 hr. 14 min. ago

A "90s Version of Snapchat Would Have Been a Whole Lot Less Confusing

Looking back at older versions of software makes you wonder how we even managed to use them years ago. Dusty iterations of programs like Word, Excel, and even Photoshop were crude as hell by today’s standards. But what if Snapchat—Mark Zuckerber.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

‘Watch Dogs 2’ Showdown PVP game mode will now be free for all

Following pushback from the community over maintaining solid PVP player bases, Ubisoft is making the upcoming Showdown mode free for everyone. To placate season pass owners, it has also expanded the No Compromise DLC pack. The post ‘Watch Dogs.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

‘World of Warcraft’ players targeted by email phishing scam

World of Warcraft players have reported a new email phishing scam that attempts to convince recipients to part with their login credentials, using the promise of free in-game pets and mounts. The post ‘World of Warcraft’ players targeted.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News2 hr. 22 min. ago

Yes, You"ve Still Got Mail

Veteran technology columnist Walt Mossberg, writes: Like radio, email isn't dying, it's just changing. Over the past decade or so it's become much more like postal mail. It's not the place you expect to find a greeting from a friend or even a timely.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 46 min. ago

IDG Contributor Network: How to test SD-WANs

Whenever I speak with companies starting to research SD-WANs, the question about testing invariably comes up. Like probably any enterprise device, SD-WANs are filled with features. And as with any major WAN acquisition, testing those features prio.....»»

Category: networkSource:  networkworldRelated News4 hr. 6 min. ago

Apple bars price references on new titles appearing in the App Store

Apple has long discouraged developers from referencing price in the titles of its apps, and now it appears the firm is cracking down with a new policy. Apps containing words like "free" are no longer permitted in the App Store. The post Apple bars pr.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 14 min. ago

Uranus Smells Like Farts

Scientists have lots of questions about Uranus. Why does Uranus look the way it does, why did Uranus form the way it did, why does Uranus differ so much from other gas giants, like Jupiter and Saturn? But I had a more important question.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Contrary to info on game"s box, "Lego City Undercover" requires no extra download

Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch will not require an additional download on Nintendo Switch, though the game's box says otherwise. Publisher Warner Bros. clarified that the full game is on the cartridge. The post Contrary to info on game'.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Behind the scenes: How Samsung designed and built the Galaxy S8 and S8+

Digital Trends flew to Seoul, South Korea, in early March and crisscrossed the country to learn how Samsung designed the new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, how it planned to continue pushing the envelope -- and how it ensured that nothing like the No.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

‘Persona 5’ review

Persona 5 combines traditional Japanese game elements with more style -- and hours -- than ten of any other game. But can it hold up under its own weight? The post ‘Persona 5’ review appeared first on Digital Trends......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 30 min. ago

Stealth update to enemy power causes an uproar in World of Warcraft

Blizzard runs into problems rebalancing end-game challenge based on player gear. This patch announcement video fails to mention a massive change to late game enemy power hidden in the latest World of Warcraft update Keeping a massivel.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 38 min. ago

What Killed Adobe Flash?

An employee, who claims to have worked on the development of Flash, writes: Apparently, the world settled on the "One True Cause" for why Flash "died". Take for example this blogpost by John Gruber about FedEx... it ends with this consideration on St.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 6 min. ago

Nintendo Arms Release Date, Features & Details

Nintendo Arms Release Date, Features & Details is a post by Travis Pope from Gotta Be Mobile. Nintendo has to prove that video game lovers really do want a single device that can act as both their living room video game console and a way to play thei.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News5 hr. 14 min. ago

What"s in Samsung"s Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones?

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones look beautiful, and are loaded with new features that could make an upgrade worthwhile.The handsets are superfast and 4K capable, and also herald the arrival of new technologies like Bluetooth 5 and LTE.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News5 hr. 38 min. ago

Italian police foil creepy plot to steal and ransom Enzo Ferrari’s body

Enzo Ferrari's remains were the target of a planned extortion scheme, according to Italian police. A gang had planned to steal the body and demand ransom from the Ferrari family or company. The post Italian police foil creepy plot to steal and ransom.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 38 min. ago

Contrary to packaging, ‘Lego City Undercover’ includes full game on Switch cartridge

Lego City Undercover on Nintendo Switch will not require an additional download on Nintendo Switch, though the game's box says otherwise. Publisher Warner Bros. clarified that the full game is on the cartridge. The post Contrary to packaging, ‘.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 38 min. ago