Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. … Read more

Quern – Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

2016 was one hell of a year for Myst-alikes, eh? Straight from the source, from Cyan itself, you had official spiritual successor Obduction—a game which crept onto our Games of the Year list. Then there was The Eyes of Ara, which utilized the same sort of puzzles although in quite a different sort of setting. … Read more

Kenmore,Alfie,Voice-Controlled,Personal,Shopper,review:,For,shoppers,with,plenty,of,time,but,too,little,imagination

Don’t confuse the Kenmore Alfie with the Amazon Dot. Kenmore’s puck-shaped device aims to simplify your shopping experiences, not control your smart home. In that sense, it’s more like an Amazon Dash, except that pushing its button initiates a speech-recognition session that helps you buy any product from virtually any retailer. Kenmore’s website offers this … Read more

2016 in review: The year in Android

Android is in a very different place than it was when 2016 began. While the last 12 months were filled with much of the usual pomp and circumstance surrounding the release of new handsets, connected gadgets, and OS refreshes, the state of Android has never been more promising or less predictable. Google stepped out from … Read more

DirecTV Now review: An extremely rough draft of a great streaming bundle

Don’t rush into DirecTV Now, even if AT&T really wants you to sign up immediately. DirecTV Now is a streaming video service that offers a big bundle of traditional cable channels, similar to Dish Network’s Sling TV and Sony’s PlayStation Vue. And for now, the price is unbeatable, with a promotional rate of $35 per … Read more

IITs urged HRD ministry to review fees exemption policy for economically weaker section

In one of its recommendations, the IIT fraternity suggested that the prevailing merit-cum-scholarship scheme should be improvised so that every eligible student can obtain the scholarship. IIT RELATED STORIES Bihar School Examination Board shows signs of successful clean-up in the system post scam Vice-chancellors across North India enter discussion for greater autonomy in universities Bajrang … Read more

Batman – The Telltale Series review: Wayne-ing interest

Like Game of Thrones, Telltale’s Batman tries to escape the constraints of its well-established universe but ends up falling into the same patterns and railroading the player through a story devoid of… I’m starting to think that the more high-profile the source material, the worse the Telltale adaptation. It’s not a hard and fast rule, … Read more

Obama orders review of election hacks as Trump doubts Russia’s role

President Barack Obama has ordered U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct a full review of the cyberattacks that allegedly tried to disrupt this year’s election, as his successor Donald Trump casts doubt over Russia’s possible involvement. Obama’s homeland security advisor Lisa Monaco first mentioned the need for the review while speaking to reporters on Friday morning, according … Read more

Oculus Touch controller review: Putting virtual worlds at your fingertips, with caveats

Oculus’s motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality, but it’s hard to take advantage of their full potential due to endemic platform problems. Before we talk about Oculus’s motion-tracked Touch controllers, I want to take a moment to discuss how badly the company miscalculated. … Read more

HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

e reimagined Spectre x360, HP seems to have gone about correcting everything that irked users in the first go-round. The original HP Spectre x360 13 on the left, and the latest version on the right. It’s smaller and lighter The most notable update to the Spectre x360 13 is its size. The original x360 remains … Read more