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....


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...


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...


CyberPowerPC takes a second shot at Steam Machines
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 2:20 pm
CyberPowerPC's original Steam Machine plans didn't amount to much (the company ultimately turned them into Windows boxes), but it's back again for another round. Its recently established Syber division has revealed that it will launch no less than si...


JxE Streams: 'Resident Evil: Revelations 2' meets 'Code Veronica'
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 2:30 pm
No one refers to video games as their "stories." Games tend to have a whole lot of sequels but they're hardly suited for serialized storytelling over a long period of time. Super Mario Bros. doesn't keep a thread running General Hospital style; the m...


Snowden in talks to come home -- still holding out for a fair trial
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 2:57 pm
After blowing open the NSA's secret surveillance plans and spending the past few years in Russia, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden is now in talks with lawyers to make his way back to the U.S., reports Russia Today. But, according to his Russian ...


Nokia's N1 tablet is an iPad mini with Android
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 3:27 pm
The Nokia N1 tablet has quite a few people excited here at Mobile World Congress. If you're unfamiliar with Nokia's return to devices, it's a very familiar-looking Android tablet that you could buy today if you lived in China for just $250. This is t...


Google tests new Contacts that blend Gmail and Google+
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 3:53 pm
While Google may be breaking pieces off of Google+, we wouldn't expect its profiles to go away anytime soon, since they're poised for a bigger tie-in with Gmail. The new Google Contacts setup "pools together all your contacts, circles, and the people...


Pebble's color smartwatch is the most-funded Kickstarter project ever
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 3:56 pm
You knew it was going to happen -- just days after Pebble's Time smartwatch topped the company's previous Kickstarter record, it's now the most-funded Kickstarter project ever at more than $13.3 million. Almost all of the pledge money has gone toward...


Android Wear watches are reportedly getting iPhone support
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 12:59 pm
If you carry an iPhone but would rather accessorize it with a Moto 360 than an Apple Watch, you might just get that choice without resorting to unofficial tricks. Sources for French outlet 01net claim that Google is "preparing to launch" an iOS versi...


Obama wants China to stop copying the NSA's surveillance plans
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 1:19 pm
President Obama has criticized a Chinese plan to force US tech companies to install backdoors into their products for sale in the country. Without stopping for a moment to consider the phrase about glass houses and stones, he told Reuters that China ...


Here's a synthesizer made with beans, dolls and ducks
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 1:42 pm
Who said that electronic music couldn't be silly? Certainly not the folks at Minimalogue. The South Korean graphics firm recently built Knuckle Visualizer, a synthesizer that replaces buttons, knobs and sliders with fun bits like jelly beans, rubber ...


HBO Go comes to PS4, unless you have Comcast
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 March 2015, 1:49 pm
Congratulations PS4 owners / HBO Go users, your long wait is over and the app is ready for your console. It's been over a year since HBO and Sony announced it was coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4, and one day shy of a year since it arrived on PS3. T...


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