Ben Heck’s Hackbot wars, part 3

Find out who will win in the final Hackbotz showdown between the Death-A-Nator, Ghandi-Bot and Mr. Pointy? Ben’s weapon of choice is an “intimidation knife” that’s attached with 3D printed parts, but how useful will that be? Then he reveals the c…

Find out who will win in the final Hackbotz showdown between the Death-A-Nator, Ghandi-Bot and Mr. Pointy? Ben's weapon of choice is an "intimidation knife" that's attached with 3D printed parts, but how useful will that be? Then he reveals the c…

Lockheed Martin hopes to turn your kids into astronauts

Lockheed Martin knows that its future spacecraft will only fly if there are enough people interested in flying them, so it’s trying something a bit unusual: it’s helping to raise the next wave of astronauts. It’s launching a Generation Beyond program…

Lockheed Martin knows that its future spacecraft will only fly if there are enough people interested in flying them, so it's trying something a bit unusual: it's helping to raise the next wave of astronauts. It's launching a Generation Beyond program…

‘Futurama’ gets its own quote search engine

Ever since The Simpsons got an encyclopedic search engine through Frinkiac, many TV fans have been wondering one thing: where’s the Futurama version? Relax, it’s here. The creators of Frinkiac have launched Morbotron, a quote search tool that lets…

Ever since The Simpsons got an encyclopedic search engine through Frinkiac, many TV fans have been wondering one thing: where's the Futurama version? Relax, it's here. The creators of Frinkiac have launched Morbotron, a quote search tool that lets…

What’s on your HDTV: ‘No Man’s Sky,’ Olympics, ‘The Get Down’

Live streaming or tape-delayed to prime time, we’re watching the Summer Olympics, but there’s a lot more to check out this week than just the action in Rio. The highly-anticipated game No Man’s Sky arrives on PS4 and PC this week, allowing gamers to…

Live streaming or tape-delayed to prime time, we're watching the Summer Olympics, but there's a lot more to check out this week than just the action in Rio. The highly-anticipated game No Man's Sky arrives on PS4 and PC this week, allowing gamers to…

Runkeeper’s Running Groups keep you motivated

If you have running buddies, you know the advantages they bring — they’ll encourage you to run when you’d otherwise slack off, or when you just have to one-up a friend. And Runkeeper knows it. The Asics-owned developer has updated its Android and…

If you have running buddies, you know the advantages they bring — they'll encourage you to run when you'd otherwise slack off, or when you just have to one-up a friend. And Runkeeper knows it. The Asics-owned developer has updated its Android and…

‘Second Life’ removes support for Oculus Rift

When Second Life patched in support for the Oculus Rift, Linden Lab was cautious to pitch its online world as a haven for virtual reality. “We’re trying not to make too big of a deal out of it,” Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg said in 2014. “It’s still e…

When Second Life patched in support for the Oculus Rift, Linden Lab was cautious to pitch its online world as a haven for virtual reality. "We're trying not to make too big of a deal out of it," Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg said in 2014. "It's still e…

Eye tracking software can gauge your intent and boredom in VR

One of the singular things about virtual reality is the freedom to look in any direction. But that’s also one of its biggest narrative problems. How does a storyteller retain control when the viewer is free to decide where to look? The answer, it see…

One of the singular things about virtual reality is the freedom to look in any direction. But that's also one of its biggest narrative problems. How does a storyteller retain control when the viewer is free to decide where to look? The answer, it see…

‘The Solus Project’ is Xbox One’s sci-fi exploration game

We’ve seen a few games graduate from the Xbox Game Preview program and become full-fledged Xbox One titles, but perhaps none as intriguing as The Solus Project. Earth is a goner, so humanity takes to the stars, with what’s left of the human race hang…

We've seen a few games graduate from the Xbox Game Preview program and become full-fledged Xbox One titles, but perhaps none as intriguing as The Solus Project. Earth is a goner, so humanity takes to the stars, with what's left of the human race hang…