There's a devastating narrative being told about the PC these days: It's dying.
If you're looking for a little black box to put under your TV set and devices like the Roku, Apple TV, or any of the many Google TV boxes aren't doing it for you, Jeff Bezos may have your hookup.
When Google announced its cloud-based Chromebook Pixel laptop, the tech community was left puzzled.
The next generation of Xbox could finally be announced this spring.
The Nintendo Wii U has seen its star dim somewhat since its launch in November 2012. Worldwide sales numbers for the console have been disappointing and some gamers have complained that the number of desirable games for the system hasn't grown quickly enough.
More than 20,000 current and aspiring game makers have converged in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference, where the next wave of gaming trends is on display: next-generation consoles, the growth of free-to-play and independent games, and the explosion of mobile gaming.
The chirp of a robin, the crack of the bat, the thump of a ball smacking a glove. These are the sounds of spring and the beginning of baseball season. In the video game world, that means another Perfect Game Challenge for players of "MLB2K13."
The goal of "BioShock Infinite," creative director Ken Levine said, was to have "moved the ball down the field" in terms of how video games can be vehicles for telling engrossing, expansive stories.
When the highly anticipated "BioShock: Infinite" hits stores on Tuesday, a naive 19-year-old with special powers and book smarts -- but little true grasp of the complexities of the world around her -- will meet a gaming public that's been awaiting her debut for years.
Julie Uhrman needed $950,000 from Kickstarter in less than a month to make her dream of an affordable, free-to-play gaming console a reality.
In the beginning, Lara Croft was a wimp.
These days, both violent video games and Congress have come under fire in the media and the court of public opinion, albeit for different reasons.
One thing appeared certain when Barnes & Noble announced Thursday how much money its Nook e-readers brought in over the past three months: The news would be lousy.
Despite all the clatter about what's inside the new PlayStation 4 console, games were in the forefront of everyone's mind during Wednesday's Sony launch event.
Sony's big Wednesday event in New York for the new PlayStation 4 was streamed live online around the world -- filled with gameplay, tech talk and a display of new features.
The eyes of the gaming world are on Sony, which on Wednesday is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4, the latest version of its popular gaming console.
There's no arguing that Apple set the standard for modern mobile devices with the iPhone and the iPad. It didn't take long after those two products launched for competitors to rush out their own copycat devices.
Apple on Wednesday said it would cut the price of its 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display while simultaneously updating it with faster processors.
When you are creating the most anticipated horror video game of 2013, there is a certain trepidation about how you are going to bring the scares to your audience. Visceral Games hopes it's up to the challenge with its latest title, "Dead Space 3."
In an age of streaming media, we're still a culture of digital hoarders.
From Airbnb to GasBuddy to shopkick, lots of apps and websites help consumers save money.
A month after the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association is taking heat again -- this time for releasing a mobile video game that lets players learn how to shoot at targets.
After six days, 3,250 booths and 20,000 new products, a few interesting trends bubbled up at last week's Consumer Electronics Show.
Any pedometer will count how much you've walked, but a good, connected mobile app can push, encourage and sometimes even shame you into putting down the milkshake, getting out of the beanbag chair and meeting a fitness goal.
Televisions are getting wider and thinner, their edges shrinking to make room for displays that pack in more and more pixels.
When 150,000 industry execs, entrepreneurs, salespeople, celebrities, publicists, tech reporters and hangers-on gather here for the annual Consumer Electronics Show, it's a five-day carnival -- even by Las Vegas standards.
Mobile gaming has become a staple for casual gamers looking for fun with friends or just a quick match while killing some time. Now, one hardware company thinks hard-core gamers are ready to take their action on the move, too.
When the world first met Mickey Mouse, it was as a steamboat captain, a cowboy, a wizard's apprentice and in other roles that, while enduring, wouldn't exactly be considered tech-savvy to a 2013 audience.
Judging by a preview event at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, one big gadget trend this year will be sensors that track almost everything in your daily life.
While many people still associate Facebook games with casual offerings like Zynga's "FarmVille," the social media giant has expanded its game catalog through titles like KIXEYE's "War Commander" and Kabam's "The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth."
The new Razer Blade gaming-centric laptop is sleek and powerful, but it's not for every gamer looking to take their action on the go.
The robbers, police say, were "well informed" and had carefully chosen the time and place of their heist.
With new installments of popular franchises such as "Halo" and "Call of Duty," expectations ran high for video games in 2012.
If you received shiny new gadgets for the holidays, you probably have some older device that is now unwanted or obsolete. If you can't regift your old computer, tablet or TV, make sure you get rid of it the smart way by selling, donating or recycling it.
For many families this holiday season, video games will come wrapped in colorful paper, ribbons and bows -- and lots of questions.
Even if you know nothing about IndyCar Racing or NASCAR, the odds are you know the name Danica Patrick.
This holiday season, shopping for the gamer in your life is easier -- and harder. Easier because there are so many great choices, you can't go wrong. Harder because, with the release of the new Wii U console and the launch of the PlayStation Vita handheld console this year, there are so many choices, you won't be able to pick.
Most console video games these days imitate box-office blockbusters with life-like, amazing special effects, dramatic dialog and powerful storytelling.
Every year Apple has a special one-day shopping event on Black Friday, offering moderately lower prices for many of its gadgets, and this year is no exception.
Buying gadgets for kids these days seems simple: Just get them something with a glowing screen and they'll be satisfied.
Gadgets aren't just for the tech-savvy people in your life.
There's a theory about Nintendo that goes something like this: Nintendo has the best IP in video gaming, the characters with the highest Q score. Mario, Wario, Zelda, Kirby, Metroid, Donkey Kong, Pokémon, you name it. Add up all the Mario-themed games alone and you've got the bestselling video game franchise of all time.
Thinking about picking up a Wii U this Sunday when it goes on sale? Already have one preordered? Maybe you're planning to brave the lines in hopes of lucking out?
Forget the distracting cameo by David Petraeus. Despite its disjointed narrative, "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" twisted me around so many times with its compelling story that I really enjoyed myself.
The future in video games is usually depicted in one of two ways.
If console gaming were a first-person shooter, it would be taking heavy fire right now. A red hue would envelop the viewable screen from all sides, an ominous sign of spilled blood.
May the Feathers be with you.
For all of its expected action and drama, the new "Halo 4" boils down to an essential question: Are its central characters humans, machines or something in between?
After announcing that 343 Industries was taking over the blockbuster "Halo" franchise, Microsoft has faced plenty of speculation about what the new developer would do with one of the most popular video games.
With Tuesday's unveiling of the iPad Mini and a fourth-generation full-sized iPad, this has been a major week for the iPad. On Friday, Windows 8 went on sale ? making it an even bigger week for Windows PCs.
Upgrading to the new Windows 8 operating system is not nearly as complicated as it looks, despite Microsoft's sometimes muddled marketing.
OK, so you probably own a smartphone. If you're a student or someone who travels a lot for work, you almost certainly have a laptop. You may also have a tablet computer, which is great for consulting recipes in the kitchen or watching reruns of "The Office" in bed.
History, we are told, is immutable. What has happened cannot be changed and, when lessons are not heeded, is doomed to repeat itself.
One of the worst-kept secrets in tech has been confirmed: Apple will hold an event October 23 in San Jose, California, at which the company is widely expected to unveil a smaller, cheaper version of its popular iPad.
The Microsoft Surface tablet picture has abruptly come into focus. Tuesday morning this Redmond giant filled in the blanks on the new tablet's pricing, availability and specs.
It is hard enough to make one good video game. Trying to make two at the same time is a challenge not many developers try to tackle. But the creators of a recently released, turn-based strategy game hope that by blending two differing styles of play in one title they will find a pot of gold at the end of the double rainbow.
In an entertainment environment where sequels often do better than the original, it could be considered risky for a gaming company to do something different. However, one team thinks it's the perfect environment to showcase new ideas and stories, not more of the same.
Every year, 1.5 million children around the world die from vaccine-preventable diseases, 10 million girls under 18 are forced into marriages, and 1 million people die from malaria.
The new Kindle Paperwhite isn't the perfect character. Just like the literary creations that live and die on its screen, it has flaws. It's wise, though it still suffers from memories of its past.
The campaign to become president of the United States is drawn-out and contentious, with key battles and strategies that can turn the outcome.
"Borderlands 2" weaves together a rich, deep storyline with its "shoot everything" mentality to produce an adventure that will immerse you for many, many hours.
Microsoft is joining forces with two television shows to make TV a two-way experience for kids.
Nintendo released details about its upcoming Wii U console during a news conference Thursday. But, as happens in the age of social media, reactions began pouring in just as fast as the facts were coming out.
Nintendo announced a November release date for its next-generation Wii U on Thursday while looking to shore up two key constituencies -- those still puzzling over the console's "second screen" controller and hardcore gamers who still view the Wii as geared toward families and kids.
In the shadow of the iPhone 5 reveal, Apple rolled out updates to its most enduring mobile product, the iPod, on Wednesday.
The Kindle Fire is a multi-tasker. It is good for reading books, playing games, checking websites, listening to music and even checking e-mail.
Amazon unveiled a collection of new Kindle devices in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday. There were two dedicated e-readers and three Kindle Fire tablets, ranging in price from $69 to $499.
It's looking like Apple's next version of its iconic smartphone will be called the iPhone 5.
Windows 7 is now the world's most popular desktop operating system, according to the August report from Net Applications.
It's shaping up to be a good year for the Detroit Lions and they haven't even kicked off the regular season yet.
Making a video game espousing the virtues of compassion, sacrifice and spirituality doesn't sound like a winner in today's battle-happy gaming environment. But 27 years ago, it was exactly the type of game that caught the imagination and spurred excitement in gamers.
The gulf between smartphones and cameras is getting smaller, thanks to a new point-and-shoot camera from Nikon that's powered by the Android operating system.
They call politics a blood sport, a battle royale, a bare-knuckle brawl.
With Sunday's release of the Nintendo 3DS XL handheld console, Nintendo is hoping that bigger is better.
More than 270,000 gamers from throughout Europe and beyond have converged in the beautiful city of Cologne for the annual Gamescom video game festival. The show, which is more than twice as large as San Diego Comic-Con, offers attendees the first hands-on opportunities with some of the biggest games coming this fall and later.
They've been called "blood phones."
It's been arguably the biggest sports-debate question of the past month: Who would win in a head-to-head matchup between the original 1992 Olympic basketball "Dream Team" and the 2012 edition that just won gold in London?
Former Super Bowl champion Brett Favre was back on the football field wearing his No. 4 jersey and throwing touchdowns in front of a cheering crowd.
Amazon is getting into the game-making game. The Seattle-based company announced its first major social-game title, "Living Classics," on Monday.
Quick -- name the most important personal computer of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
One of the top online gamers of "Starcraft II" in the world, Korea's MVP takes us inside the life of a pro-gamer.
Should the world's best video game players -- those who earn six figures and play professionally -- be considered athletes? Are they on par with Olympians?
South Korea is perhaps the world's leader in terms of identifying and treating gaming and Internet addiction. After wiring the nation with the world's fastest broadband infrastructure, South Korea's government spends millions per year to identify and treat gaming and Internet addicts.
Late last year, a video producer and I visited South Korea, which is said to be the global hub for gaming addiction, as well as gaming addiction treatment.
If you know much about the real-time strategy game "StarCraft II," you may have heard a term that will sound completely bizarre to people outside the video game world: A.P.M.
Blizzard Entertainment, maker of "World of Warcraft" and "StarCraft II," has been blamed by some for creating games that are so addictive people can't turn away.
It is the device, arguably, that led the smartphone revolution.
Every year, big name video game titles extend their franchise footprint across the gaming landscape with more explosions, deeper storylines or increasingly outrageous gameplay.
In hopes of raising its game off the court as well as on it, 2K Sports has announced a partnership with hip-hop impresario and part-NBA owner Jay-Z, who is the executive producer of the upcoming "NBA 2K13" video game.
How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?
Samsung has taken another hit from Apple in Europe, thanks to an appeals court in Germany.
As video game technology improves, games are getting quicker, deadlier and more reactive. This, in some cases, is requiring gamers to be faster on the draw, more reflexive in their actions and to be able to act with little time for a thought-out strategy.
Demand for Google's 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet seems to have well exceeded the tech giant's expectations.
Geek is chic these days, especially around the San Diego Convention Center. The worlds of Hollywood, video games and comic books collided for four days at the annual International Comic-Con 2012.
Calling its decision to abandon a green certification system for electronics "a mistake," Apple on Friday announced it would again submit its products for EPEAT certification.
The evidence that people are getting tired of 3-D continues to pile up.
Twist, un app que ayuda a las personas que llegan tarde a sus citas.
Is hip design more important than being green?
Aside from the iconic (and sadly discontinued) TV ads, the "I'm a Mac" vs. "I'm a PC" battle has never been a particularly close one, at least in terms of sheer numbers. To put it bluntly, Apple gets creamed.
Meet the "rock, paper, scissors" robot that never loses. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has the sharpest screen on the market, but its price may be too high for many.
Researchers at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base created state-of-the-art uniforms that resemble the comic hero.
CNN's Jim Boulden takes the Samsung Galaxy S III for a test spin. Could this smartphone knock iPhone from its throne?
CNN looks at how one man changed the gaming world one block at a time.
Imagine a character, draw it, and watch it come to life. The Next List interviews Eric Cleckner at SXSW about GraFighers.
A day before Zynga bought his company, OMGPop CEO Dan Porter told CNNMoney he wants to keep making more offbeat games.
The software giant released Kinect for Windows, a $250 motion sensor marketed toward businesses, not gamers.
Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, explains how his company's upcoming new website will make it into a game network.
Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka discusses the game's launch on Facebook and why they rejected a $2 billion buyout from Zynga.
HLN's Mario Armstrong reveals how gadgets and tech can help keep your health in check.
HLN's Mario Armstrong reveals what's behind the new gadgets you can now find behind the wheel.
The electronics giant has developed a prototype touchscreen that is completely transparent.
Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime says his company's next console, the Wii U, will help it win back hardcore gamers.
The successor to the PSP faces serious competition from Nintendo's 3DS and iPhone and Android smartphones.
CNN's Dan Simon previews this year's Consumer Electronics Show and says why Microsoft won't be there next year.
Tech expert Mario Armstrong looks at the hot-ticket items at the CES show: Ultrabooks and 3D TV.
HLN's Mario Armstrong is at CES and takes a look at connected devices, some that may even improve your health.
Apple's iPad 2 was launched in London with great fanfare. Nina Dos Santos reports.
Buyers from around the world explain way they're willing to wait hours outside Apple's London store to get their iPad.
CNN's Jim Bittermann reports on five French brothers who turned a farm supply store into a computer gaming giant.
Hackers nab personal data, but not credit card information, of over 1 million online Sega game users.
After 14 years, "Duke Nukem Forever" is finished and releasing to game fans in the U.S. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
Join Doug Gross to see the latest games on the floor of the world's biggest gaming expo, E3.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout explains how Apple's iCloud is expected to allow users to stream music.
CNN.com's Doug Gross reacts to strongly worded comments about his article on five video games Lady Gaga could invade.
Sony says hackers have stolen personal data from PlayStation users. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.
CNN's Dan Simon talks to Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka about the success of hit mobile game "Angry Birds."
Fifteen years ago, chess master Garry Kasparov took on a supercomputer, with man winning 4-2.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout looks at some of the best tech gifts for the Lunar New Year.
Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong has more on Nintendo's 3D gaming system and the future of 3D television.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout takes a look at the impact of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is taking a medical leave.
CNN's Dan Simon reports on all the buzz at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
What makes your credit card or passport easy to scan could be making it easier for crooks to rip you off. WREG reports.
November: From the Cold War to zombies, the new "Call of Duty" aims to get fans shooting.
M.I.C. Gadget editor Chris Chang reviews some of this year's best shanzhai or knock offs made in China.
Gaming never had it so good, especially when people start to take it seriously. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Live demonstration of new technology to make character-based video games more accurate.
A new video game system allows users to control what happens on the screen by just moving their bodies.
CNN's Kyung Lah gives Xbox Kinect a test run at the Tokyo Game Show.
With PlayStation turning 15 today, we take a look back at the big game systems and look ahead to the future of gaming.
Sony claims its new move controller is an improvement, not a copy, of the Wii. CNN's Colleen McEdwards reports.
It flies and streams live video, but this drone is no weapon of war. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout takes it for a spin.
"Crisis in the Gulf," a new video game for the Xbox, lets you zap virtual oil blobs. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
CNN takes a look at Microsoft's new Kinect motion control device.
At the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo, testers show off Sony Playstation's newest device, Move.
Nintendo is jumping on the 3-D gaming wagon. CNN takes a look at the game-maker's newest games and the Nintendo 3DS.
Actor Leonard Nimoy shows CNN how to step into a movie with Yoostar 2 at E3 in Los Angeles.
A physics professor uses science to quiet the noise from gamers. CNN speaks with inventor of "KOR-fx" Shahriar Afshar.
The makers of Sony Playstation 3 continue their push into 3-D gaming, announcing the release of several titles at E3.
Olympic champion Shaun White tells CNN about his upcoming video game, and about his move from the slopes to the streets.