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February 10, 2017 4:13 PM Valve Building Three Full Games for VR

Valve’s Gabe Newell Confirmed They will be ‘Three Full Games, not Experiments.’ Valve will be making three full-sized games for VR, according to a report from Kotaku. Newell explained that developing hardware and software simultaneously is an advantageous position to be in. He referred to Nintendo, explaining that Miyamoto has always had “the ability 19

February 10, 2017 4:04 PM Valve is developing 3 new VR games

Valve Corporation confirmed it's working on three virtual reality games, Eurogamer reported today, expanding upon president and co-founder Gabe Newell's mention of VR games during a Reddit AMA in January. Newell told press that the developer is currently building three virtual reality games, which aren't just going to be small projects like The Lab or remakes 26

February 10, 2017 2:16 PM Review: Hate Your Laptop? Consider Samsung's New Chromebook Pro

So you're shopping around for a new laptop. Maybe it's because you hate your current computer. It's too slow, perhaps, or it's bogged down with viruses. Whatever the reason, you increasingly find yourself using your smartphone instead. After all, you're really just browsing the web, watching videos and making the occasional document. If that sounds like you, a Chromebook 37

February 10, 2017 2:15 PM Samsung’s Chromebook Pro gives me hope in Chrome OS—thanks to Android’s help

Review: Chrome/Android integration is on the right track. The market is about to be flooded with a new wave of Chromebooks, all focused on Android apps. Chrome OS and Android were always meant for different devices, but now OEMs are making Chromebooks that can deliver the best of both worlds. Google's Play Store has already come to some older Chromebooks 21

February 10, 2017 1:37 PM Valve is developing three full-length VR games in Unity and Source 2

The words "half," "life," and "three" were not mentioned. Please stop asking. Setting aside Valve's VR mini-game collection The Lab, it's been over three years since the once mighty games developer released its last full-fat video game—the e-sports MOBA Dota 2. Its last single-player, story-driven game, Portal 2, was released in 2011. So expectations 41

February 10, 2017 12:00 PM Pixel XL Review: Living With Google’s Flagship Smartphone

Google’s Pixel brace of smartphones are the search giant’s first attempt at designing phones completely by itself; where the Nexus devices were created with the assistance of HTC, Samsung, LG and Huawei, the Pixels are Google’s vision through and through. Over the last few months, I’ve been using the Pixel XL, the bigger near ‘phablet’ sized model, and the flagship 18

February 10, 2017 11:15 AM Apple AirPods vs. BeatsX: How The Wireless Earbuds Differ And Which Ones You Should Buy

The BeatsX wireless earphones, made by Apple subsidiary Beats by Dr. Dre, were finally launched in the U.S. Friday. They will be available in black and white models and come with a built-in Apple W1 chip. While both of Apple’s flagship earphones, the AirPods and the BeatsX, are designed to work primarily with iPhones, have a W1 Chip, a dedicated Siri button 13

February 10, 2017 10:26 AM Valve making a trio of 'full' VR games which probably won't include Half Life 3

"When I say we're building three games, we're building three full games, not experiments," says Gabe Newell. Valve founder and CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed that the studio has three "full" virtual reality games in the works, and has specified that they are full games, not tech demos or prototypes. "Right now we're building three VR games," Newell said, speaking 27

February 10, 2017 6:50 AM Whale beaching in New Zealand 'worst in living memory'

WELLINGTON – More than 400 whales were stranded on a New Zealand beach on Friday, with most of them dying quickly as frustrated volunteers desperately raced to save the survivors. It was one of the largest mass beachings recorded in New Zealand, where strandings are relatively common, the Department of Conservation said. Andrew Lamason, the department's 15

February 10, 2017 4:35 AM Eiffel Tower to be shielded by 2.5-metre bulletproof glass security walls

The Eiffel Tower, the symbol of Paris, will soon be protected by bulletproof glass walls 2.5 metres high, part of a plan to prevent attacks at the monument, the city said Thursday. The walls costing some 20 million euros (US$21.4 million) will be erected this autumn at the northern and southern ends of the monument area, city hall said in a statement 13