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Gearbox's beautiful 'Homeworld' remake reaches PCs February 25th

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-25 16:13:00

If you're a long-time PC gamer, you probably have a soft spot for the Homeworld series. Relic's epic saga was both eye-catching and proof that real-time strategy could work in the void of space. However, time hasn't been kind to the games -- the firs...

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Completely open source, high-end laptop gets closer to reality

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-25 12:02:00

If you've wanted a laptop where all the software is free and open source (FOSS), you've usually had to settle for mediocre hardware. Even FOSS champion Richard Stallman is making do with a ThinkPad that's several years old. At last, though, it looks ...

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'Kaiju Fury!' sets the stage for 'snackable' virtual reality

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by Edgar Alvarez 2015-01-25 16:44:00

The 2015 Sundance Film Festival has been taken over by virtual reality, but not every project being showcased here tells a story in a different way. Some filmmakers choose to make experiences based on computer-generated imagery; others prefer a live-...

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Here's what our readers think of the Moto X (2014)

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by Kris Naudus 2015-01-25 14:16:00

In his review of the second-generation Moto X last September, our Senior Mobile Editor Chris Velazco called it "a huge step forward from last year's model." He complimented the seamless feel of the edges and thought its improved OLED screen was "one ...

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The music industry's best-known production app will soon be free

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-25 00:36:00

You've probably heard the output of Avid's Pro Tools audio production software, even if you don't know what it's like -- it's virtually a staple of the music industry, and spawned now-famous (or infamous) effects like Auto Tune. There hasn't been a c...

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Apple's home automation tech reportedly won't hit devices until spring

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by Jon Fingas 2015-01-25 07:05:00

We hope you weren't in a big rush to outfit your household with devices that use Apple's HomeKit automation technology -- you may be waiting a little while. Recode tipsters claim that Apple started certifying HomeKit gear later than it wanted, pushin...

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Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar-powered planes, bamboo bikes and mud houses

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by Inhabitat 2015-01-25 10:00:00

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. One of America's most innovative solar power plants officially opened in the Mojave Desert this past week...

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Carnival's floating IMAX theater is the cruise line's version of sunblock

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-01-25 03:46:00

Not to be outdone by Dolby opening its own large-format theater, the folks at IMAX are putting one of their massive screens on a cruise ship. Yes. Really. IMAX says that not only is this an industry first, but that the screen will be three decks high...

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Google Fiber is (possibly) heading to North Carolina

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by Mariella Moon 2015-01-24 18:34:00

North Carolina residents might soon see Google Fiber vans driving down the streets. According to several publications, Mountain View has invited local Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham officials to a super secret "Save the Date" event on Wednesday, Januar...

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Apple's missing spark, hands-on with HoloLens, the end of Skymall and other stories you might've missed this week

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by Jaime Brackeen 2015-01-24 22:30:00

Microsoft dives head-first into augmented reality, President Obama addresses the State of the Union -- and the internet-- and (say it ain't so!) Skymall files for bankruptcy. Get caught up on these stories and more in this latest edition of Weekends ...

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