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Play This! Podcast: Netflix's series House of Cards

The gang has just about finished watching Netflix's new original series House of Cards, and they think it's pretty great.

Windows 8 picture passwords: Their great untapped potential

Windows 8 lets you use a series of gestures to log into your PC, a minor improvement with big implications for data thieves and desktop enthusiasts.

Google Chrome: How to make it faster, smarter and better than before

Google's Chrome is already one of the fastest web browsers on the block, but you can use these extensions and experimental tweaks to make it sing.

How to sacrifice your online privacy for fun and profit

Companies buy and sell your private data every day. Should you remain a passive observer, or jump into the action yourself? Welcome to the dark side of the data economy.

First look at Nvidia's Project Shield (video)

Our Boston colleagues got some hands-on time with Nvidia's Project Shield gaming device, and here's what we found out.


Hands-on with MLB 13: The Show

We get our mitts on Sony's brand new ballgame and spend some time testing the new Beginner Mode.

Get in the game with this prototype controller (video)

The Intellect Motion Gameplay prototype controller wires you in to be part of the game.

The hunting rifle of the future is here at CES (video)

We have self-driving cars, so why not self-firing rifles?

This year, PC gaming breaks free from your desktop

Windows 8 gaming tablets to powerful game streaming technology, PC games are invading your living room in 2013.

Roccat MK Ryos Pro keyboard offers fully programmable lighting (video)

Highlights from Roccat’s CES suite include a mechanical keyboard with its own SDK and a nifty smartphone app for remote controlling your PC.

Mad Catz gaming keyboard acts like Legos (video)

You can rip apart and reassemble the Strike 7 gaming keyboard in a wild number of combinations.

Oculus Rift VR headset prototype works so well it’s a little scary

This is the first headset I’ve tested that doesn’t trigger any motion sickness or disorientation after 15 minutes of play

Xi3, Valve join forces on a compact gaming PC for your HDTV

This little black box could bring PC games out of the corner and into your living room.

Surprise! Razer brought a decent Windows 8 gaming tablet to CES

It’s called the Edge, and it’s powerful enough to give other Windows 8 tablets a run for their money.

Vizio leaps onto the Ultra HD bandwagon at CES

New Ultra HD TVs and an 80-inch LED HDTV headline Vizio’s home theater lineup.