TechnologyTell

No Oculus Rift support for Mac and Linux just yet

Oculus has paused development on Oculus Rift compatibility for OS X and Linux. In a recent blog post, Chief Architect Atman Binstock said the team has instead opted to focus on the consumer versions of the Oculus Rift headset that will launch in early 2016. As such, they will prioritize Windows, the largest PC market, for more »

CHIP is a $9 computer that’s smaller than a floppy disc

The unending march of technology never fails to impress. Now, we as a species tend to spend most of our gray matter on unbelievably stupid inventions, but inventions nonetheless. Thankfully, there will always be companies like Next Thing Co. to offset our collective frivolity with things like CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. Aptly named, CHIP more »

Meet Arduboy, the card-sized retro console

“Less is more” has always been a key mantra for technology. It’s why home PCs don’t need their own room and why manufacturers won’t quit banging on about ultra-thin laptops. It’s also at the heart of Arduboy, a new game system the size of a credit card. Currently gaining ground on Kickstarter, Arduboy is an open more »

Xbox 360 update supports 2TB hard drives, free multiplayer until May 3, 2015

Today’s Xbox 360 update adds support for larger external storage. USB hard drives of up to 2TB may now be used for downloads, profiles, game saves, and other data management, a post to the Major Nelson blog confirmed. USB 2.0 and 3.0 drives are supported, although the latter will only operate at 3.0 speeds. However, you more »

16

Too many Steam Machines are just overpriced consoles

The 2015 Game Developers Conference was apparently the stage Valve needed to debut the act its been rehearsing for some time. The house of Half-Life had been sitting silently on its Steam Machines for the better part of a year before the recent slew of details, which is to say nothing of the company’s newly revealed more »

Nvidia under legal fire over technical specs for GTX 970 GPU

The uproar surrounding Nvidia’s under-performing GTX 970 GPU reached a boil Thursday when a class action lawsuit was filed against the company. As reported by PC World, the suit alleges that both Nvidia and retailer Giga-Byte Technology, which sells 970s, deliberately misled consumers with inflated and false technical specifications. The specs in question are the NVidia more »

1

ZRRO introduces hover technology controller

Love mobile gaming, but hate only having a tiny screen to work with? Tried other Android-to-tv gadgets, only to find out they sucked? Well, the ZRRO (pronounced Zero) is supposedly the answer to all those troubles. The ZRRO box is a powerful, Android-based micro-console, and it works with the ZRRO pad, a one of a more »

New Nintendo 3DS XL system transfer guide

Upgrading to a shiny New Nintendo 3DS XL? (Or a smaller New Nintendo 3DS, if you’re not in North America?) The system transfer isn’t the most straightforward process, but we’re here to help. What you need Your current 3DS system. Unfortunately, those looking to trade in toward the cost of new hardware can’t do so, unless more »

1

Japan’s not buying consoles, so Nintendo’s selling mobile (update)

Author’s Note: Some readers have pointed out that this article at time implies that Puzzles & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition will release for iOS/Android. I realize this is not the case, and I regret any confusion in wording. The point I’d like to make is that Nintendo is latching onto the bustling mobile demographic more »

The New 3DS’s C-stick will be a win

The new, I’m sorry, New 3DS may have a bit of an identity issue. One thing it doesn’t have an issue with is charm. The thing is just flat-out weird. I love weird. The new “C-stick” looks to effectively be one of those antiquated little “pointing stick” nubs that Lenovo still sticks on their Thinkpads. more »

2

New 3DS is a huge mistake

Nintendo just made a surprise reveal of a new 3DS, called the New 3DS. This is a terrible name, not for the obvious reason of being a terrible name, but because Nintendo is about to completely alienate a huge portion of their fan base. You see, the New 3DS is a more capable machine than more »

Virtuix Omni might be the future of VR

It’s obviously no secret that I’m a fan of virtual reality. It stems from my ongoing love affair with anime like .Hack and Sword Art Online. I dream for the days when we can be fully immersed in video games. Hopefully that immersion doesn’t end badly like it did in .Hack or SAO, but that’s more »