View, a Silicon Valley-based startup had, its coming out party today with Dynamic Glass, an auto-tinting window that promises to save money on cooling bills, as well as reduce glare and make for more natural lighting in their given setting.
A brouhaha on the Microsoft forums has revealed that the next update (11.1) to DirectX, the company's graphics software, will be exclusive to Windows 8. This cuts against Microsoft's usual trend of supporting older operating systems for quite a while after they are no longer the prize pony.
Controversy abounds concerning the media presence of former and current Navy Seals in the wake of the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama Bin Laden. Until now, video games had largely (and perhaps surprisingly), dodged that media firestorm. No more.
The Art of Video Games, the Smithsonian's partially crowd-sourced exhibit on the visual history of video games is going across the country. The EMP Museum in Seattle will play host to the exhibit from February 15 to May 12 in 2013.
Tuesday brought a ton of news with it. Outside of the Presidential election and the return of the Master Chief, Puerto Rico (non-bindingly) voted to become the 51st State in the Union. While Puerto Rico's ascension to statehood isn't guaranteed, Reddit has been buzzing with flag designs to welcome the 51st star.
Pixar, a company that Steve Jobs heavily invested in, served as Chief Executive for and eventually sold to Disney, has named its new headquarters in his memory. A Pixar employee tweeted the photo you see here on Wednesday.
Merchandising important franchises can have its moments of levity. This is one of those moments. Toy designer Jason Geyer strikes back with more failed merchandise concepts from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Editor's Note: With the election over, this article is now out of date. However, many of the tools here go beyond yesterday's vote, and are well worth checking out. Our original post follows. Media old and new is out in force to cover today's U.S. presidential election. That means there's a lot of noise, too, so we've rounded up the most engaging tools of what we've found for your perusal this election. If you haven't cast your vote, there's still time, and these tools will help you. Even political agnostics will have something to celebrate tonight: all of those obnoxious ads will finally be over. I think we can all agree on how good that news is.
Rumors have swirled before, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is building a 7-inch gaming tablet. The Xbox Surface launch will supposedly come before that of the next Xbox console. There's no word, thankfully, of a touch-friendly Halo 4 port yet.
Dragonborn will be the next DLC for The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. Bethesda's trailer, which we've embedded after the break, announces new content that centers on the first Dragonborn. More importantly, the preview all but confirms that players will be able to finally ride dragons.