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Breaking down the combat in the latest Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

On Tuesday, Square Enix released a new trailer for its Disney mashup fantasy sequelKingdom Hearts 3. And following that reveal, Polygon had a chance to sit down with the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, to explain what’s happening in the trailer. Specifically, we asked him to pick apart what’s happening with the game’s combat. “We’ve revamped it a lot,” Nomura said. ... Read More »

Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn’t fun

Without a doubt, the most talked about things at E3 this year is virtual and augmented reality. Every company seems to be either looking into reality-altering technology, creating games for it or even making their own hardware. But there is one major exception: Nintendo. And given the 126-year-old company’s history, it’s an odd exception. After all, Nintendo was one of ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »

The 3 Best Stocks to Invest in Hardware

Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Best Buy offer investors ways to profit from digital gadgets. Hardware is a large and diverse category, encompassing many different things, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, and smart gadgets of all kinds. There are quite a few different ways for investors to play hardware. Below are three stocks that offer exposure to the actual physical side of the ... Read More »

Nortech Systems buys device design firm Devicix

Contract electronics manufacturer Nortech Systems Inc. in Wayzata is hoping to capitalize on high demand for health care gadgets by acquiring an Eden Prairie company that does outsourced design work for large and small medical-device makers. Nortech has agreed to pay $5.3 million plus sales milestones to acquire Devicix, which has 30 employees who will remain in their Eden Prairie ... Read More »

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

As the number of connected mobile gadgets — from smartphones and watches to cars — continues to grow, the market is heating up for accurate location data to serve those of us who use these devices.   That fact is being played most expensively at the moment with the sale of Here, the mapping and location services division of Nokia. The companies in the running ... Read More »

Working in a Bangladesh shipyard – in pictures

Bangladeshi photographer KM Asad captures life as a shipyard worker in Dhaka, where conditions are hot and often dangerous, all ages work together, and children grow up in a world of hard labour, missing out on formal education A colourful shipyard in Dhaka, Bangladesh A young worker in the shipyard. People of all ages are employed here Everyone is kept ... Read More »

UK woman can ride bike for first time with ‘world’s most lifelike bionic hand’

Nicky Ashwell, 29, from London, can now carry out tasks with both hands for first time with hand developed by prosthetic experts Steeper A British woman has been able to ride a bike for the first time after being fitted with what has been described as the world’s most lifelike bionic hand. Nicky Ashwell, 29, from London, can now carry ... Read More »

Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep

Google sets up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network – which looks for patterns in pictures – creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes which veer from beautiful to terrifying Thursday 18 June 2015 12.57 BSTLast modified on Thursday 18 June 201518.10 BST What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic ... Read More »

Greece faces banking crisis after eurozone meeting breaks down

Emergency summit of leaders called for Monday as fears rise for Greek financial system if a deal cannot be reached  Greece is facing a full-blown banking crisis after a meeting of eurozone finance ministers broke down in acrimony and recrimination on Thursday evening, bringing the prospect of Greek exit from the eurozone a step nearer. Eurozone talks end without deal ... Read More »