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YouTube star PewDiePie made $7 million in 2014

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-07-06 18:28:00

Last year around this time, word got out that Felix Kjellberg, a 24-year-old Swedish bro known online as PewDiePie, made $4 million a year by playing video games, recording his reactions and uploading the resulting videos to YouTube. At the time, he ...

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Microsoft has $500K in prize money for HoloLens science projects

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by Timothy J. Seppala 2015-07-06 19:37:00

Microsoft wowed me a few weeks ago with its internal HoloLens programs, but like we've seen with Kinect, the coolest uses aren't always the ones Redmond devised. To help make more applications a reality, the tech giant has opened up what it's calling...

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Laser projection creates galloping horse movie on the clouds

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by Mona Lalwani 2015-07-06 19:11:00

A bright green horse was projected across the sky over Nottingham late last month. It wasn't a Bat-Signal-style projection that was made from a searchlight on the ground. Instead, the silhouette of a rider on a horse was projected directly onto the c...

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Giant Japanese robot will fistfight America's MegaBot

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by Steve Dent 2015-07-06 10:09:00

Get set for a live-action version of Transformers, as the company behind giant Japanese robot Kuratas has accepted a duel challenge from upstart US challenger MegaBot. However, it'll only fight on one condition: Combat must be hand-to-hand with no gu...

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Samsung brings 2TB solid-state drives to your home PC

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by Jon Fingas 2015-07-06 11:40:00

You no longer have to bend over backwards to get more than a terabyte of fast, flash-based storage in your home computer. Samsung is shipping 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid-state drives, giving you as much capacity as a decent-sized sp...

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Documentary explains why 'Shenmue 3' is a big deal

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-07-06 19:54:00

The Shenmue series represents a milestone in the gaming industry for many fans, a point where console experiences truly took off. The first Shenmue, released in 1999 for the Sega Dreamcast, was an immersive, emotional, cinematic role-playing game tha...

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Helio's cellphone service comes back to life with a $29 plan

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by Jon Fingas 2015-07-06 18:09:00

Remember Helio, the virtual carrier that tried to cater to the tech-savvy young crowd (not so successfully) with data-centric plans and rebranded basic phones? It's baaaack. Ubi Telecom, a mobile company focused on Korean-speaking Americans, has quie...

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Apple Stores to carry third-party accessories in custom boxes

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by Jon Fingas 2015-07-06 18:52:00

Apple is well-known for being very particular about its packaging... and it apparently cares about other companies' packaging, too. According to 9to5Mac, the tech giant is telling retail staff that it will soon sell third-party accessories in boxes c...

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Check out Predator's gory moves in 'Mortal Kombat X'

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by Jessica Conditt 2015-07-06 15:20:00

Predator -- the Invisible Eviscerator; the Brutalizer in the Brush -- creeps into Mortal Kombat X tomorrow, July 7th, for anyone who owns the $30 Kombat Pack as well as the full game. For everyone else, the Dreadlocked Destroyer will be available to ...

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What's on your HDTV: 'The Strain', Shark Week, Hannibal Burress

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by Richard Lawler 2015-07-06 20:23:00

Shark Week is in full swing on Discovery, as the network tries to find even more shark-related programming it somehow hasn't covered yet. (The answer, apparently, is to just make stuff up -- we won't be fooled again by Alien Sharks and Ninja Sharks.)...

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