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Chromecast Gets Family-Friendly Games in Time for the Holidays

Just in time for the holidays, Google has launched an update to the Chromecast that introduces an assortment of multiplayer games and some new show channels. The new features position the Chromecast as a stronger console alternative. Though it seems to be easing its way in, it could be only be a matter of time before […]

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Recap: Newegg’s Second Annual ‘We Own the Night’ BlizzCon After-Party

“Are you ready to party?” yelled James Wu, Soren Mills, and Patrick Chung to a packed dance floor. “Yeah!” the crowd screamed in response, their excitement almost tangible. All eyes were pinned on the three gentlemen in eager anticipation. In a surreal blend of party and techy, Newegg threw its second annual “We Own the […]

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Reserve: One Restaurant Concierge to Rule Them All

“It’ll be like Uber for pumpkins!” We’ve all heard companies promising to be the Uber for something, hoping to drastically change a space the way Uber did for personal transportation. Companies that have succeeded in doing so, however, are few and far between. Maybe this time around it’ll be different. Enter Reserve, a personal concierge […]

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3 Ways to Tech-Up Your Halloween

Haunt your house with spooktacular savings from Newegg!

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This Japanese Robot Can Run — Fast

2.6 miles per hour. That’s how fast the latest humanoid robot of Japan can run. With its legs measuring at just over 5.5 inches, this new prototype robot is fresh out of the oven at University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory. While fast, ACHIRES, short for “Actively Coordinated High-speed Image-processing Running Experiment System,” is not […]

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A Fight to the FINish: Two Fish Play Street Fighter

#200384493-001 / gettyimages.com In what might just be the most-anticipated gaming showdown in the history of showdowns, Robert the Bruce fights AG.Aquarius in Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting. This isn’t your just your average tournament match, however. This is a match between goldfish. In a similar vein to Twitch Plays Pokemon and Fish Plays […]

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The Internet of Things Just Got Smarter

#184351964 / gettyimages.com The home takeover of the Internet of Things is imminent. Late last week, Samsung officially announced its purchase of SmartThings, a move that pits Samsung against powerhouses Google and Apple in the smart home space. SmartThings is a home automation startup that is rapidly making a name for itself, starting as a […]

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White House Hosts First-Ever Maker Faire

Not that I frequent government websites, but if you were to happen upon the official website of the White House yesterday, you would have been in for a surprise: yesterday, President Obama hosted the first-ever Maker Faire in the White House. If you missed it, here was the home page: Obama hosted the first-ever White House […]

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Google Unveils Powerful 3D-Mapping Tablet

In the latest Project Tango news, Google’s experimental Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) group unveiled a prototype tablet on Thursday with depth-sensing capabilities. The tablet will allow users to generate 3D representations of their surrounding space in real time. The development kit, available in limited supply, will cost $1,024 for developers that meet the requirements. […]

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How the Maker Faire Restored My Faith in Humanity

What happened to the happy-go-lucky, carefree, everything-is-awesome kid I used to be? It’s hard to pinpoint specific experiences — I think it comes down to life. Life happened. I went to college, grew up, moved on to see what the world was actually like, and decided that it’s not what I’d expected. It’s only natural […]

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