verigamesIf there is a reason developers launch betas of their software is so that users can use the software they normally would, and in the process hopefully come across some bugs or holes that the developers themselves might have missed during testing. After all we all use softwares in our own way, so sometimes it’s impossible to catch everything.

That being said DARPA thinks that by playing video games, gamers will be able to help identify any software flaws in the process. Now we’re not talking about the flaws within the games itself, but rather the process of playing certain types of games would allow DARPA to identify flaws found in the programming language itself or in open source software, after which DARPA would then notify the organization about it. Read full post →DARPA Thinks That Playing Video Games Can Identify Software Flaws

wildstarBack in the day, MMORPGs largely relied on the subscription model in which gamers had to buy the game and pay a monthly subscription to enjoy it. However games like Guild Wars went a slightly different direction by removing the subscription, instead all gamers had to do was buy the game.

Recently more games have started to evolve and have adopted the free-to-play model and proving the speculators right, it looks like Wildstar has officially adopted the free-to-play model and will be switching to it this fall. What this means is that gamers will soon no longer have to pay a subscription fee every month in order to play the game. However in order to generate revenue, the developers will introduce services, conveniences, and cosmetic options. Read full post →MMORPG Wildstar Adopts The Free-To-Play Model

steam summer saleMost of us are always on the look out for a good deal, and if you’re a gamer then you know how big these video game deals are, especially if it means you could potentially save yourself hundreds of dollars on new video games that you have been eyeing but did not want to pay full price for.

Now the Steam summer sale is one that many gamers are looking forward to but the question is, when will Valve kick it off this year? Well according to IGN Russia (via destructoid), it seems that 2015’s Steam summer sale is expected to begin on the 11th of June and will last until the 20th of June. After which gamers can look forward to two days of encore sales in which the best-selling titles will be offered at discount again. Read full post →Steam Summer Sale Reportedly Kicking Off 11th June

spotify-24-million-active-6-million-payingSpotify first started out as a music streaming service, but overtime the platform developed and evolved and soon became more than just a place to listen to some tunes. It became a platform for discovering new music and recently the company has dived into fitness (sort of) by expanding on its running playlists.

The music streaming platform has also dabbled in video by teaming up with various video partners who will introduce various clips from their shows within Spotify. With that being said with the new directions that Spotify is headed towards, what could be next for the company? Could gaming be part of the company’s future as well? Read full post →Spotify Rules Out The Possibility About Getting Into Gaming

The Microsoft Kinect can be used for many things, such as medical purposes, educational purposes, and gaming purposes. However recently music conductor Ludovic Morlot found out that the Kinect can also be used to conduct music and as it turns out, it was a perfect fit in his orchestra.

As conductors rely on gestures to command direct the orchestra or parts of it, it seemed like a natural fit to include a Kinect into the mix. Through the use of gestures, Morlot was able to command the Kinect to play additional instruments alongside his orchestra. This allowed him to include instruments such as a 24-reedhorn sculpture, a set of concert chimes, and a robotic grand piano. Read full post →Music Conductor Integrates The Kinect Into His Performance

whatsapp-callIt has been a while since iOS and Android users have enjoyed the voice calling feature of WhatsApp, but unfortunately for Windows Phone users, they’re still in for a wait. Well the good news is that you guys are now one step closer to getting the feature as the WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone has finally gotten the feature.

Like we said this is only for those who are using WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone. If you’re still using the full version of the app, then you won’t be able to access that feature until the beta is released to the masses as a final version. However for those who are part of the WhatsApp beta testing program, you should be able to take the feature for a spin. Read full post →WhatsApp Beta For Windows Phone Gets Call Feature

While drones are pretty small, they can still be detected, but what if you could build a drone that could fold into itself, thus becoming incredibly tiny, or even better yet, what if these drones could somehow dissolve itself, thus erasing any evidence of it being around? As it turns out this is something the folks at MIT have come up with.

Researchers at the university have recently revealed that they have created a drone that measures just 1.7cm long. The drone does not look like much upon first glance and resembles something that looks like a piece of paper or wafer. However the drone can be activated by a heat source after which it will transform its shape and will begin moving. In fact it has no problems swimming either and will move at a speed of 3cm/s. Read full post →Scientists Develop Drone That Can Fold Into Itself Or Dissolve

project_jacquardRight now when it comes to interacting with objects, we’re still largely relying on familiar interfaces such as touchscreens and physical buttons, keys, knobs, and sliders. However Google is exploring the idea of using non-traditional interfaces to interact with our devices and with Project Jacquard, Google is looking into creating interactive fabrics.

Unveiled at Google I/O, Project Jacquard is basically Google’s way of looking into different ways of interacting with devices. The idea was conceived by the company’s ATAP which is the same group behind Project Tango and Project Ara. The fabric contains conductive material which can take our touches and relays that as a command. Read full post →Google Makes Fabric Interactive With Project Jacquard

google logoWhen Google announced Android M yesterday, they did not provide a specific release date. Instead Google simply mentioned that it will be released in the fall of 2015. Now if you’re not a fan of vague releases, here’s a way to keep track of it. During the “What’s new in Android” session held at Google I/O, Google’s Chet Haase revealed the company’s timeline for Android M.

Basically it seems that Google has plans for two developer preview updates before the final release of Android M to the masses. The first developer preview update has been pegged for a release towards the end of June, and the second one is expected to be released towards the end of July, meaning that we can look forward to Android M’s official and final release sometime after that. Read full post →Google Plans Two Developer Previews Before Final Android M Release

google_wallet-1024x881Yesterday when Android M was officially announced, Google also announced that Android Pay is a new feature that would launch alongside of it. For those who missed the announcement, basically Android Pay is a mobile payments service that users can use to make payments at retail outlets with their mobile device.

Now if you’re thinking that this sounds very similar to Google Wallet, you’re not mistaken but at the same time, how can two similar services exist side-by-side? Or is Google planning on doing away with Google Wallet? Well for those who are fans of Google Wallet, you can rest assured knowing that Google Wallet will not be going away. Instead the service will see some of its features changed in order to have it function as a completely separate app and service. Read full post →Despite Android Pay, Google Wallet Will Continue To Exist