How Osama bin Laden Was Found

In this age of GPS signals, Foursquare check-ins, and iPhone tracking, how did America's most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, stay hidden for almost a decade? A better question would ask how he was found, for that is the reason the world is rejoicing today. » 5/02/11 5:00am 5/02/11 5:00am

Book People Random House Teams Up With Games People THQ For Ebook and…

This will be one of those behemoth marriages where everyone benefits—a little like Brangelina, and we're all the adopted kids. Ebooks, graphic novels and online/console/phone games are expected to come out of the partnership, which will see books spinning out of successful game titles. » 4/04/11 3:50am 4/04/11 3:50am

Philips Takes Pity and Does a Passive 21:9 Gold Series 3DTV for…

You may be sold on active 3DTVs being better than passive, but there's no denying the latter's glasses are much much cheaper than active shutter frames. Adding to last year's active 21:9 3DTV launch, Philips' 50-inch Gold Series TV converts 2D to 3D. There's also a nifty gaming feature, where dual-player games are… » 3/08/11 5:40am 3/08/11 5:40am

This Is Why Xbox Live Avatars Are Cartoon-y, Not Creepy

Xbox's Avatar Kinect is pretty wild: It tracks and replicates your facial expressions with surprising precision. Which probably made you think about having a more realistic Avatar reppin' yourself owning up 12-year-olds in Halo, or something. But Microsoft Research's Photo-Real Talking Head project, which uses 2D… » 2/25/11 2:00am 2/25/11 2:00am