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Lockheed Martin's laser can stop a truck from over a mile away

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by Daniel Cooper 2015-03-04 16:51:00

Lasers have staggering range, can attack land or air-based targets and are dirt-cheap to fire, making them ideal for a military with one eye on the budget. Now, Lockheed Martin has worked out that the technology could also be used for stopping a car ...

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NVIDIA's got a new GPU monster, and it's called Titan X

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by Devindra Hardawar 2015-03-04 16:31:00

NVIDIA just announced the Titan X, its latest powerhouse graphics card, at Epic Game's GDC session this morning. And boy, it sounds like a monster: According to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, it's now the world's most powerful GPU with more than 8 billio...

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Steam Machines are coming this fall and this is what they look like

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by Joseph Volpe 2015-03-04 16:15:00

Steam Machines. Maybe you've heard of them. They're Valve's oft-talked about, rarely seen in the wild solution for streaming PC games to the fancy HDTV in your living room. And at GDC this week, the company brought us closer to the promise of that co...

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HBO's standalone streaming service reportedly costs $15 per month

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by Jon Fingas 2015-03-04 15:49:00

Wondering how much HBO's hyped-up standalone streaming service will cost you when it (hopefully) arrives this April? Considerably more than your Netflix subscription, it seems. The International Business Times hears that the internet-only offering, r...

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EA shuts down the studio behind 'SimCity'

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by Billy Steele 2015-03-04 16:58:00

The studio that created SimCity and The Sims is no more. Today, EA confirmed that it will shut down Maxis Emeryville, displacing the folks primarily responsible for the aforementioned titles. In a statement, EA said that it'll relocate Maxis' develop...

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Xbox games are coming to Microsoft's augmented reality headset

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-03-04 14:46:00

If you watched Microsoft's announcement of its Hololens augmented reality headset and wondered if you'd play Xbox games with it, well, wonder no longer. Today at its Game Developers Conference presentation, Redmond announced that games would be en ro...

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Valve's final Steam Controller is still missing something

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-03-04 16:20:00

I spent roughly 10 minutes with the final Steam Controller at GDC 2015, playing snippets of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, The Talos Principle and Unreal Tournament on various Steam Machines. The body of the controller is wonderful to hold. Two long...

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Microsoft bought 'Minecraft' after a single tweet by its creator

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by Daniel Cooper 2015-03-04 12:31:00

We're only halfway through the decade, but it's already obvious that Minecraft is the biggest game of the '10s. Its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson has now been honored for his achievement with a cover story in Forbes. The piece reveals a few interes...

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US tech companies have stashed over $420 billion overseas

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by Jon Fingas 2015-03-04 17:19:00

It's no secret that the US government wants companies to bring more of their offshore profits back home for the sake of taxes, and it's now exceptionally clear as to why. Bloomberg has sifted through financial filings and discovered that the top eigh...

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HTC's Vive made me believe in VR

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by Nicole Lee 2015-03-04 13:00:00

It's almost as if I'm in the Matrix. I'm in that same expanse of infinite white space that was also Neo's training grounds in the movie. A pattern of hexagonal tiles appears underneath me. They start to rise and fall randomly and rapidly. Hesitantly,...

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