It's easy to forget that there's a big floating box full of people orbiting about 200 miles above us. The ISS-Above project on Kickstarter wants to be your reminder. It gives out alerts anytime the space station flies above your location, so you can wave, send a tweet to the station, or run outside to see it at night.
The brains behind ISS-Above is a Raspberry Pi system with a memory card loaded with your location information. LEDs light up to alert you to the space station's presence. There are different case options depending on the look you want your gadget to have, including some colorful 3D-printed options.… Read more
Sony is set to unveil something radically slim at the end of the month, according to an invitation received by IGN Friday.
Though a PlayStation 4 overhaul would certainly shake up the industry, it wouldn't exactly be a practical move for Sony, leading many to conclude that the announcement is likely regarding a wider release of the company's PlayStation Vita PCH-2000, the ultraslim model it rolled out to Japan and Asia last fall.
"Following the biggest launch in PlayStation history, join us for an introduction to the slimmest," the invite reads, setting the date at January … Read more
Sony confirmed on Thursday that HBO Go is making its way to PlayStation gaming consoles. The app will first appear on PlayStation 3 and then will come to PlayStation 4, according to the entertainment giant.
"With the HBO Go app on your PlayStation system and an HBO subscription via your cable or satellite provider, you'll have unlimited, on-demand access to your favorite HBO shows, like 'Game of Thrones,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' and 'True Detective'," Sony Computer Entertainment America's senior vice president of business development Phil Rosenberg wrote in a blog post. "HBO Go offers every episode … Read more
US sales of video game hardware increased 28 percent year over year in December thanks to the launch of next-generation game consoles, but consumers were less interested in buying video game software, according to new data released Thursday.
US consumer spending on new video game hardware rose 28 percent in December to $1.37 billion from $1.07 billion a year earlier, according to industry researcher NPD Group. Much of that growth was credited to new game consoles from Microsoft and Sony, both of which reported record sales figures following their launches in November.
"Increases in December hardware sales … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Virtual reality 2.0: Taking a ride in the Oculus Rift Crystal Cove Prototype.
- NASA JPL takes a VR tour of Mars with Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni (video).
- Hands-on with PlayStation Now: Everything we know so far.
- Sony at CES: PlayStation Now, "Breaking Bad," and the "wow" factor.
LAS VEGAS -- During the full week that we spent at CES 2014, CNET TV was hard at work filming every corner of the annual techapalooza. From stage-shy movie directors to the new Roku TV, we captured it all on camera. So, if you couldn't be in Vegas, here are the top 11 CNET TV videos for your viewing pleasure.
1. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference In an bizarre, -- and painfully awkward -- moment, "Transformers" director Bay walked off the stage during Samsung's press conference before he could chat about one of the … Read more
The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been available for almost two months and have already sold more than 7 million units. From playing hit games like Killzone and Dead Rising 3 to streaming live game feeds on Twitch or watching movies on Netflix, both consoles promise to deliver hours of entertainment.
DVD and Blu-ray playerBoth the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 can play DVDs, with … Read more
Sony's cloud-delivered gaming service, PlayStation Now, will require a bit of help from the company's DualShock controller.
Speaking to The Verge in an interview published Thursday, Sony PlayStation Marketing VP John Koller confirmed that to control on-screen titles through PlayStation Now, users will "need to have the DualShock to be able to play."
Interestingly, not all DualShocks will work on every device. The DualShock 4 will obviously work with streaming to the PlayStation 4, but the company's Bravia TV line will require DualShock 3. Tablets and smartphones will also need the DualShock 3, according to … Read more