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Ubisoft nixes female avatars in Assassin's Creed Unity

Apparently, creating female players to battle it out in 18th century revolutionary France is simply "a lot of extra production work."

By June 11, 2014

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Are you Superman or Voldemort? Avatars may affect the real you

Researchers use chili and chocolate to determine how your virtual avatar may affect behavior after a game is over.

By February 10, 2014

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Camp like 'Avatar' in a floating hammock-tent cocoon

A suspended hammock shelter on Kickstarter lets you camp up in the air, away from bugs and the hard ground.

By August 19, 2013

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The affordable heavyweight champion: Outlaw Audio Model 5000 power amplifier

Outlaw Audio's powerhouse amp can take your home-theater sound to the next level.

By March 7, 2015

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Chicago schools opt for paper and pencil over online tests

Technically Incorrect: Some schools in the Chicago area decide that the traditional methods of testing kids are more reliable.

By March 2, 2015

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Old school meets new school: Yamaha A-S801 stereo integrated amplifier

It may look like a vintage 1970's amp, but Yamaha's all-new A-S801 sounds like the 2015 component that it is.

By February 28, 2015

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How Carl Bass is crafting Autodesk's push for makers like you

The software company known for projects as far afield as One World Trade Center and Grand Theft Auto is bringing its tools to DIY-ers tinkering fixes to everyday problems.

By February 26, 2015

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​Video beautification app Looksery reaches Android too

The video effects app, which can make faces look better, funnier or weirder, should grow in usage now that it supports the second major mobile operating system.

By February 24, 2015

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FaceRig maps your face onto a 3D avatar in real time

How would you look as a demon? A software program seeking funding on Indiegogo uses a Webcam to map your facial expressions and movements onto the face of an animated character.

By January 9, 2014

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5 fun multiplayer games for your Google Chromecast

You can do more with Google's HDMI dongle than just stream audio and video. Here are a few games that play nice with this low-cost media device.

By January 28, 2015