Hotel My Phone Temporarily Moves Your Number to Another Phone

iOS/Android: It happens to the best of us: you forget your phone when you go out, or it runs out of juice. Hotel My Phone lets you use a friend's phone, but still use your phone number. » 3/15/15 6:34pm 3/15/15 6:34pm

Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fueled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today's calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered… » 2/10/15 12:37pm 2/10/15 12:37pm

Kate Upton Is Shilling A Terrible Game

During last night's Super Bowl, millions watched as Kate Upton stepped out of a bathtub, donned battle armor and escaped a crumbling stronghold on horseback. The game she's advertising is nowhere near as exciting. » 2/02/15 4:46pm 2/02/15 4:46pm

Explore Research On The Space Station With This Phone App

The International Space Station is inarguably a source of incredible photographs of our home planet, but does it actually get any science done? Yes, and if you have a smart phone, NASA has an app to guide you through all of it. » 12/26/14 8:15pm 12/26/14 8:15pm

SimCity Purists Are Understandably Upset About The Newest SimCity

The new SimCity game for iOS and Android may have a four-star user-review rating on the iTunes app store, but a glance at those reviews—and some time playing the game—make it clear that this city's got some problems. » 12/26/14 6:56pm 12/26/14 6:56pm

There's Not Much To Love About The Latest Marvel Game

Poor Juggernaut. All he wants to do is roar his triumph to the heavens, yet his mouth remains closed. It's a fitting allegory for the frustration I feel over Marvel Contest of Champions, a game that could have been so much more than what it is. » 12/13/14 3:23pm 12/13/14 3:23pm

The Best Black Friday Gaming Deals

Retailers took their time, but this is an amazing set of Black Friday gaming deals. Deals will be hyperlinked as they go live. » 11/27/14 1:09pm 11/27/14 1:09pm

The Best Black Friday App Deals

We'll update this list throughout the Thanksgiving weekend as we find new deals. Let us know in the comments if you spot anything that we missed. » 11/26/14 11:15am 11/26/14 11:15am

The Best Free Android Apps in Amazon's Two-Day Giveaway

The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but now it's gone and decided to give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $100, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first. » 6/27/14 9:45am 6/27/14 9:45am

12 Low-Budget Robot Movies That Are Better Than Transformers

This weekend, we'll all be watching giant robots turn into trucks and dinosaurs, and it'll be like fireworks for your brain. But robots can do more than just throw down — they can make us question the nature of existence. Here are 12 mindblowing indie movies about robots that you could watch instead of Transformers. » 6/25/14 10:21am 6/25/14 10:21am

The Day Google Became Skynet

The New York Times reports that Google has just purchased Boston Dynamics, the company known for building biomimetic robots for DARPA, the US agency that oversees military research. » 12/14/13 11:12am 12/14/13 11:12am

Tour The Too-Cute-To-Blow-Up Tiny Death Star

NimbleBit, Disney and LucasArts are about to unleash the ultimate weapon on our unsuspecting planet — Tiny Tower, only set on Star Wars' Death Star. Disguising myself as an Australian, I infiltrated the adorable Imperial base, hoping to save my people from destruction. Is there no hope left? » 10/16/13 5:48pm 10/16/13 5:48pm

What Kind of Robot is the Best Robot?

MIT Tech Review reported on a study from Georgia Tech which showed that older people prefer a more humanoid look to their robots, while younger ones prefer robots that look more, well, robotic. Today, we want to know what style of robot you prefer. » 10/11/13 7:00am 10/11/13 7:00am

Angry Birds Star Wars II Could Have Been A Great Shameless Cash-Grab

Making a mobile game crossover is easy. Just take your popular game and re-skin it to resemble whichever pop culture phenomenon will rake in the most cash. This is twice now Angry Birds developer Rovio has screwed up that simple formula. It's probably because they're Finnish. » 9/18/13 1:55pm 9/18/13 1:55pm

Man Of Steel Is Not A Bad Game. Just A Bad Superman Game.

If Phosphor Games Man of Steel featured some generic superhero character — if I weren't meant to be stepping into the red boots of a comic book icon with three-quarters of a century of history — I would probably love it. » 6/14/13 3:25pm 6/14/13 3:25pm

The Best Comic Reader App for Android

Reading comics, particularly on tablets, is a delightful use of bright, vivid touchscreens. If you're a heavy reader and want to bring your own files, Astonishing Comic Reader is a relative newcomer with a ton of slick features. » 6/07/13 12:58pm 6/07/13 12:58pm

Make Michael Fassbender your plaything with these exclusive Prometheus

This morning you met Michael Fassbender's creepy android character from Ridley Scott's film Prometheus. Now you can play with David, simply by typing in these emotion codes. » 4/17/12 11:57am 4/17/12 11:57am

Doctor Who clockwork android cosplay is delightfully creepy

Sometimes the scariest thing is the face behind the mask. Reddit user hpierce snapped this clockword android, from the Tenth Doctor episode "The Girl in the Fireplace," which has escaped 18th century Versailles and invaded Boston for PAX East. [reddit] » 4/07/12 2:46pm 4/07/12 2:46pm

See the timeline of Weyland Industries and witness the birth of the…

The full Prometheus trailer isn't the only exciting new media Ridley Scott is sharing today. The Weyland Industries website has been updated with a timeline of the corporation, along with a video of the birth of a certain android. Minor spoilers. » 3/17/12 3:08pm 3/17/12 3:08pm

Watch the first human/humanoid handshake in space!

Yesterday, after almost a year onboard the International Space Station, NASA's tweet-happy automaton astronaut (dubbed Robonaut 2 by its creators) did something no robot has ever done in space: it shook a human's hand. You're looking at what could go down as one of the most iconic grip-and-grins in history — human… » 2/16/12 9:40am 2/16/12 9:40am