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Microsoft’s Template Studio gives anyone the tools to build a Windows 10 app
Microsoft wants to help developers and enthusiasts easily create apps for Windows 10, and to that end is launching Windows Template Studio.This is a simple wizard-based system designed to get Universal...
YouTube gives anyone the opportunity to become a broadcaster, but in order to get started you're going to need some sort of software to mix together your content. It may be that you're just recording...
SF artists’ collective cleared out in post-Ghost Ship eviction
“I feel defeated,” said resident Tony Burgess, as he gathered up his shoes to put into a cardboard box. Artists flock to these spaces as a refuge from the city’s expensive and competitive real-estate...
Download of the day: Pop Art Studio
Pop Art StudioPop Art Studio is a fun and easy way to transform ordinary pictures into works in the style of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and modern artists like Banksy and Shepard Fairey.The filters...
Top indie games to look out for in 2017
What can I play it on? Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo SwitchWhen can I play it? May 26 2017Rime hasn’t had the easiest time in the four years since we first saw it at Sony’s Gamescom 2013 press conference....
AOL's new studio in New York shows Verizon's ambitious media plans
Verizon's AOL is doubling down on video with a new studio in New York City. The 13,412-square foot production facility, called Build Studio, formally opened on Thursday and includes a street-level main...
Downloads advent calendar: get DarkWave Studio free today
DarkWave StudioThe holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.Flip open the 14th door on our downloads...
Download of the day: Free Studio
Free StudioFree Studio describes itself as the world’s number one freeware suite. We suspect Google Docs and OpenOffice might have something to say about that, but it’s certainly a useful tool for downloading...
Microsoft—yes, Microsoft—joins the Linux Foundation
reader comments 22 Share this story NEW YORK—At its first Connect event in 2013, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013. In 2014, it announced the open sourcing of .NET, and in 2015, the open sourcing...
Studio Ghibli’s first TV series getting English dub courtesy of Amazon
Enlarge / Expect Ronja to rob... your heart.Studio Ghibli reader comments 19 Share this story Famed animation studio Studio Ghibli launched its first TV series, Ronja the Robber's Daughter, in 2014, and...
Review: Updated: HP ZBook Studio
Introduction and designThe last few months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for HP Inc, which together with HP Enterprise, made the HP that we knew.The split has seemingly been a blessing in disguise...
Has the war on piracy just gone too far?
Cast member Gianni Russo threatened Brando on the set of The Godfather. Prod H Parker The Godfather ... Are you serious? IF YOU are a pirate who thinks you are safe because you’re downloading old films...
At least one Xbox One virtual reality game is already in the works
As we brace ourselves for E3 2016 (14-16 June, gaming fans), the speculation is ramping up about what we can expect to see. With the Xbox One trailing Sony's PS4 in the console race, the pressure's on...
Will ‘Tetris’ filmmakers think outside the blocks?
BEIJING — It lacks the building blocks of characters and a plot for now, but a Chinese-American studio hopes to turn the “Tetris” video game into a blockbuster movie. The project is the first for the...
This photographer shoots sharks in an underwater studio
This article was first published in the May 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content...
Business News Roundup, April 7
Top U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and Irish rival Allergan are charting independent futures after scrapping a record $160 billion deal torpedoed by new Treasury Department rules meant to block American companies...
CHKN, letting you build and raise creatures, is betaworks’ latest game
betaworks doesn’t often launch games, but when they do, it tends to stick. Just take Dots, for example, which ended up spinning out of betaworks as its own game studio. Today, the startup studio...
Microsoft Makes Xamarin Free in Visual Studio, Open-Sources SDK
At its Build 2016 conference today, Microsoft announced it is open-sourcing the Xamarin SDK and making the tool a free component of Visual Studio. SAN FRANCISCO—In perhaps the biggest developer news of...
Microsoft to open source core Xamarin technologies and release for free in Visual Studio
Microsoft is planning to open source the Xamarin software development kit, runtime, libraries and command line tools. Microsoft also plans to make Xamarin's enterprise capabilities as part of Visual Studio...
VR Week: Netflix and Sky see VR as the new frontier for television
Some of the giants of the television world are brimming with optimism for the arrival of VR, with the likes of Netflix and Sky joining star names in proclaiming the potential of virtual storytelling. VR's...
Switcher Studio turns your iPad into a live video editing studio
While improvements in camera-phone technology have led to our mobile devices slowly but surely replacing clunky single-purpose cameras, most heavy editing and production still has to be done on desktops....
Broadcaster Sky jumps into virtual reality, launches new content studio and readies VR app
European pay-tv broadcaster Sky — a long-time investor in virtual reality startup Jaunt — today positioned itself as a more direct content player in the VR world. Today the company —...
Gears of War 4 multiplayer co-developed by Quake Wars, Brink Studio - CNET
Splash Damage, the London-based developer of Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory,Brink, and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, is working on the multiplayer component of Gears of War 4.The detail was revealed to Game...
Following closure news, Fable studio Lionhead makes first statement - CNET
Following Monday's announcement that Fable Legends had be canceled and that developer Lionhead Studios might be closing down, the UK studio has now made its first public statement. Writing on Twitter,...
Flexible fashion: this 3D-printed dress flows like fabric
This article was taken from the March 2016 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing...
LEGO Architecture Studio Set for $128 + free shipping - CNET
LEGO offers its LEGO Architecture Studio Set, model no. 21050, bundled with the Nexo Knights Intro Pack and Robin's Mini Fortress for $127.98 with free shipping. (The intro pack and fortress appear in...
Hellblade dev diary explores intricacies of movement and control - CNET
Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, and DmC: Devil May Cry studio Ninja Theory has released a new developer diary for Hellblade, its upcoming third-person action game.The video, which is the 20th episode in an ongoing...
Up to 160 jobs go as gaming firm closes NZ studio
New Zealand's largest video gaming studio, Gameloft, has closed down costing 160 jobs.New Zealand Game Developers Association chairperson Stephen Knightly confirmed the closure, adding that other developing...
Samsung to open VR movie studio in New York: 'We love stories' - CNET
Enlarge ImageSamsung wants to produce new immersive experiences for the Gear VR headset. Nate Ralph/CNET Lights, camera, Samsung! The company behind the Gear VR virtual-reality helmet is opening a New...
IK takes aim at the mobile studio with backpack-friendly iLoud Micro Monitors
At NAMM 2013, IK Multimedia announced two portable streaming speakers that it claimed were "on par" with conventional studio monitors. At this year's trade show, the company has added what's said to be...
Titanfall dev working on new third person action property alongside Titanfall 2 - CNET
Respawn Entertainment's second project in development alongside Titanfall 2 is a third-person action game.A job listing posted on Gamasutra has revealed the studio is looking for "designers for two game...
Microsoft opens NY studio to showcase HoloLens headset
Microsoft is opening a studio in New York to showcase its upcoming HoloLens headset for inserting holograms into real-world settings. At the studio, software developers will see a video and get hands-on...
Fallout 4 publisher opens new studio to expand console, PC, mobile development - CNET
Bethesda Game Studios has opened up a new development studio in Montreal, Quebec with an aim to "expand its development capabilities in console, PC, and mobile gaming.""We've worked with some very talented...
God of War studio teases what's next - CNET
Sony Santa Monica, the California development studio most recognized for its work on the God of War series, has teased its next project on social media.The teaser gif, posted on the studio's official social...
You can check out all the radio waves around you with this app
Beyond your phone, you may not realize just how many wireless and mobile devices you have around you relying on radio signals from cell towers, GPS satellites and Wi-Fi routers. But if you're curious about...
This room was built by a robot
This lovely building was carefully crafted by a robot, using automatic milling techniques. It's apparently the first robotically-fabricated building in the Netherlands, according to its designers Studio...
Hands-on review: HP ZBook Studio
The HP ZBook Studio mobile workstation (starting at $1,699, about £1,118, AU$2,400) is the perfect compromise between style and performance. Unlike mobile workstations of the past, which were heavy, ugly...
Konami closes down studio responsible for Metal Gear Online
Kojima Productions Los Angeles, the studio responsible for the so-so Metal Gear Online portion of Metal Gear Solid V, has been closed. "Konami has made the decision to close its Los Angeles Studio, effective...
Zinc-clad artist’s studio stands in and against the elements
Zinc is the 24th most abundant element on Earth and as an architectural material it offers an extremely durable, corrosion resistant, easy to maintain surface that can be used to cover and create buildings...
The Witcher 3 developer denies EA takeover rumours
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt developer CD Projekt Red has denied rumours it is in discussions with EA about a potential takeover.Posting on Twitter, community manager Marcin Momot said he discussed the rumour...
Dark Souls and Bloodborne developer opening second studio
From Software, the studio behind the Demon's and Dark Souls series, as well as PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne, is set to expand by opening a new studio.The studio will be established in October 2015...
Embarcadero RAD Studio 10 Seattle Targets Windows 10
Embarcadero Technologies released its RAD Studio 10 Seattle developer toolset, which squarely targets Windows 10 development. Embarcadero Technologies, an application and database development toolmaker,...
The best smart home devices for 2017
The best smart home devices are dramatically bringing your dumb household into the future, letting you control everything from the front door lock to the bedroom lights with a phone, tablet or even a...
A review of the Amazon Echo Show: Doing more by doing less
Furthermore, there are very few skills out there that really take advantage of the screen. Ask Alexa to show you a weather radar, and it can't. You can watch YouTube and Amazon Prime video while you cook,...
Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages
Amazon's cloud computing division has been working on a translation service that developers could use to make their websites and apps available in multiple languages, CNBC has learned. Amazon already...
Amazon Prime Day 2017: when is it and what's it all about?
Amazon hasn't officially confirmed Prime Day 2017 yet but you can be sure it's coming - our guess is on July 11th which would be the second Tuesday in July, the same date it's been for the last two years.In...
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