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The 16 best free PC games

Worth the price of admission There was a time when “free-to-play” was a dirty term in the games industry. There are still terrible, exploitative free-to-play games on the market—more every day, in fact. But occasionally—occasionally—we get something…miraculous. We get a free-to-play game that doesn’t try to con players out of money or make the design intentionally boring in order to make those ... Read More »

I Just Strapped a Windows Computer to My Face for the First Time

Image: Carmen Hilbert/ Gizmodo The future of Windows computers could soon be worn on your face. Today, at a special media event in New York City, we got our hands on the first Windows 10 “mixed reality headset” from Acer. The device is only a developer kit for now, but it’s expected to be commercially available by the holiday season ... Read More »

Before the internet

Pre-internet: less of one spam, and more of another? Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters What would the world be like today if we never had the internet? Humans would be fitter, and far less liable to obesity and associated complaints afflicting couch potatoes. Philip Stigger, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada • Much more talking and meeting, much less tweeting and Facebooking. Pat Phillips, ... Read More »

Technology must amplify the best of humanity Microsoft India’s former chairman

Bhaskar Pramanik, 65, capped a corporate career spanning 45 years with six years at Microsoft India, from where he retired last month as chairman. A science fiction fan and lover of awkward acronyms for action plans, Pramanik remains optimistic about technology for the good of all. He tells Forbes India that disruption is taking place at the bottom of the ... Read More »

Stream PC games to your Nintendo Switch with the upcoming Rainway app

Although Nintendo is sprinkling some gems throughout the launch year of the Switch, the hybrid console will never have a library quite as large as that of the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. That’s one of the reasons why the internet is abuzz over an app called Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of ... Read More »

Education Cannot Wait for the War to End

Context Education indicators in South Sudan were extremely concerning prior to the outbreak of the current civil war. According to the South Sudan Ministry of Education’s 2011 Statistical Yearbook and 2013 Education and Management Information System (EMIS): 73% of men and 84% of women above 15 years of age were illiterate. 60% of teachers were untrained or their qualifications were ... Read More »

Blessing of the Bikes

Dot Smrke bestows a blessing on riders and their bikes on Sunday at the annual ceremony.Chris Barber — Digital First Media KENNETT >> It was a little touch-and-go this past week as members of the Honor Bound motorcycle club looked forward to the annual Blessing of the Bikes in the Power Place parking lot. Ordinarily, conditions are bright and warm ... Read More »

The slightly more affordable BMW HP4 option

BMW left us all drooling earlier this week with the announcement surrounding the new carbon-framed 212bhp HP4 RACE superbike. It’s a thing of true beauty, and at 171kg fully wet, is lighter than the machines currently running in World Superbikes and is dripping in race technology and exquisite parts. The engine is a World Superbike Specification and pushes out a ... Read More »

New technology that can help the 360 million people with hearing loss

For the 360 million people worldwide who lack some or all of their ability to hear, technological interventions have already come a long way. But still, they’re not perfect. Hearing aids don’t translate certain frequencies as well as regular hearing, and some users find hearing interventions uncomfortable or are ideologically opposed to them. Soon that might all change. Scientists are ... Read More »

How technology is going to shape farming of the future

Getty Images The recent introduction of “smart” technology into farming practices provides a new way for farmers to manage natural resources and hence, the economic profitability of the farm. Smart farming practices based on data collection will prove to be beneficial for water conservation and soil longevity. State of the art smart farming solutions and new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies ... Read More »