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The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim Legendary Edition review

The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim Legendary Edition bundles the three official downloadable content (DLC) packs with the already expansive world of Elder Scroll V.

Pros

Extend the adventure: Both the Dawnguard and Dragonborn packs add over 20 hours of gameplay (including side quests), while Hearthfire's additional features can keep you busy for even longer as you try to build the perfect home.

More immersive world: The expansions fall in line with the rest of the Skyrim world by expanding on lores, skills, and features. Didn't like being a werewolf in the original Skyrim? Become a blood-thirsty vampire in … Read more

Wondershare Video Editor review

Geared to the first-time non-linear video editor, Wondershare Video Editor provides all the freedom you need to arrange clips and music with a wealth of available filters and transitions. This is a beautiful and capable piece of software.

Pros

Effects, transitions, PIP: Wondershare Video Editor features a wide array of effects that become beautifully visible in the timeline. The results we achieved were tasteful, and we would be hard pressed to distinguish them from those of editing software that costs many times more.

Everything in view: You will like the fresh-looking black and purple interface with its well-indicated functions and … Read more

Microsoft offers $399 Xbox One, opens apps to all Xbox owners

Today Microsoft announced a cheaper, $399 model of its Xbox One system, which will be available June 9. The price cut comes from removing the Kinect, previously thought to be a required accessory. As to why Microsoft made this sudden change, the company said: "Since the beginning, we have focused on delivering great games and entertainment experiences for you. Your feedback matters to us and it shapes the products and services we build."

In another big policy change, all Xbox owners will get access to entertainment apps previously available only to Xbox Live Gold subscribers for a $60 … Read more

Sphere - 360 Camera review

Sphere - 360 Camera is an innovative app that lets you create and share 360-degree panoramas. If you like trying out new and interesting ways to use the camera on your iOS device, Sphere fits the bill. It's fun to create your own Spheres and view other people's, too.

Sphere opens with a colorful interface that lets you navigate to existing Spheres, and this is a great place to start. The best way to understand how a Sphere works is to look at some that other users have already created. Viewing a Sphere is like standing in the … Read more

Visa 360 Cam review

Visa 360 Cam contains videos of seven Olympic athletes training, taken from various points of view and narrated by the athletes, themselves. You can fly high off a ski jump with Sarah Hendrickson, take on a slalom course with Julia Mancuso, or check out the freestyle ski halfpipe with Roz Groenewoud, and watch from their point of view or that of a bystander.

The interface of this app is clean and intuitive, with clear images of each of the athletes competing on tabs that you can shuffle through to find the clip you want to view. When you select an … Read more

Titanfall review

Titanfall, from the original creators of the Call of Duty franchise, promises to be the next step in the evolution of first-person shooters, offering action-packed gameplay.

Pros

Basic shooter with a new twist: First-person shooters (FPS) may not change much over the years, except for more guns, better graphics, and bigger explosions. But Titanfall introduces a couple new elements into an otherwise stale genre. Parkour-style wall running and giant mechs force old-school FPS-ers to adapt or die.

Seamless mechanics: What sets Titanfall apart? Activating actions is almost completely intuitive. When you run up buildings, cling to walls to set ambushes, … Read more

Camera360 Ultimate review

The latest version of Camera360 Ultimate brings with it a revamped interface, a smart cloud service, and 13 new photo effects. What's even better, all the premium features of the discontinued paid version are now available in this free version.

Pros

Fantastic effects: Camera360 Ultimate's effects look amazing, rivaling those of paid iOS camera apps. From black and white to bright and colorful to HDR, the effects enable you to quickly enhance any photo to give it a professional look.

Quick, straightforward interface: Essential camera options like Saturation, Brightness, or Sharpness that used to be hidden behind a … Read more

Battlefield 4 review

Following the critically acclaimed Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4 continues the tradition of nonstop mayhem that is the sandbox/first-person-shooter genre. Battlefield 4 has a large selections of weapons, vehicles, and maps and keeps the action coming.

Pros

Bigger arsenal, more customization: With over 100 weapons and 35 vehicles, Battlefield 4 carries an even greater arsenal than its predecessor. Keeping its tradition of load-out customization, the game lets all players find their perfect bread-and-butter setup.

New engine, new mechanic: The Frostbite 3 engine not only brings brilliant graphics clarity to Battlefield 4, but it also lets players level the playing field … Read more

Moto 360 will use sapphire glass, wireless charging -- report

Motorola has touted the premium materials for its upcoming Moto 360 smartwatch, which could include a step-up for its face.

The Moto 360 could employ a sapphire glass face, according to games and gadget blog G for Games, which cited unnamed sources.

In addition, the site reported that the Moto 360 could also use an OLED display, as well as magnetic induction wireless charging.

A Motorola representative declined to comment on the rumor, but teased more to come.

These rumored details seem to fit in with what Motorola has hinted at with the Moto 360. Sapphire is often used in … Read more

360 Cam review

Visa's 360 Cam app for Android previews the 2104 Sochi Winter Olympics with brief video profiles of international athletes and amazing 360-degree high-def clips of each in action. Although the Olympics will be over by the time you read this, the high-quality panoramic videos are cool and fun to flip through. The program profiles Alpine Skiing's Julia Mancuso, Freestyle Ski Halfpipe skier Roz Groenewoud, Freestyle Ski Aerial contender Emily Cook, hockey's Pavel Datsyuk, and others, including pioneering ski jumper Sarah Hendricksen. As is always the case, not every Olympic athlete's plans worked out, but the video … Read more