The simple summer pleasure of enjoying a hot dog at the ballpark or on the patio of a casual eatery has evolved into a gourmet event.
It's been five years since Spider-Man's previous appearance in movie theaters, but Marvel's webslinger has been busy on video-game consoles.
No video-game company values its characters as deeply as Nintendo. Visit the company's flagship store in Manhattan and you'll find plush versions of dozens of Nintendo favorites, from icons such as Mario and Pikachu to more obscure creatures such as Mr. Resetti from "Animal Crossing."
DRESDEN, Germany - It sounded like a better, lighter way to pack for a trip to Germany: a Kindle with a Lonely Planet travel guide in lieu of an 844-page brick of a book.
LOS ANGELES - Paramount Pictures will release a digital sequel to its surprise hit "Jackass 3D," after weighing a full-blown theatrical release.
NEW YORK - Here's where the iPad has gotten me: I'm sitting with an old book in one hand and a utility knife in the other. My plan is to make the two meet, by cutting up the book and feeding the pages through a scanner.
Following a widely popular title such as "Assassin's Creed II" in a year's time inevitably leads to murmured worries about whether a company is trying to rush out a sequel or repackage what should be add-on content as a new game.
GLENDALE, Calif. - When veteran video game designer Warren Spector spots a pamphlet for a never-erected extension of Disneyland's Main Street U.S.A. inside the Walt Disney Co.'s archive vault, his eyes seem as if they want to burst out of their sockets through his oval-shaped glasses. The ex…
Hold on to your touch screens. The first serious competitor to Apple's iPad has arrived.
Activision's "Call of Duty" series has become such a global phenomenon the controversies surrounding each release are more interesting than the games themselves. The latest edition has even drawn the wrath of the Cuban government, thanks to a mission based on an attempt to assassinate a youn…
SAN FRANCISCO - The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt.
NEW YORK - Like a lot of Web series fighting for eyeballs in the diffuse world of online entertainment, Crackle's new "Backwash" hopes to entice viewers with big names usually beamed out on bigger screens.
"Technology," says Microsoft's Alex Kipman, "is making us less human."
There are a lot of futuristic things we're still waiting on: jet packs for the entire family, self-driving cars and time-travel, to name a few. But one new, pretty darn amazing bit of technology has finally come to fruition, thanks to the folks at Microsoft.
Peter Molyneux has long been one of the more ambitious developers in the video-game industry. His first big hit, 1989's "Populous," let you play God - and in the years since, his games have gotten only slightly less grandiose.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - You awaken in a tiled room, strapped to a chair, hooked up to an intravenous drip and surrounded by TV monitors broadcasting images of numbers and your grizzled face. You're being interrogated by a shadowy figure from behind a glass wall who issues a stinging charge of…
NEW YORK - The first MacBook Air laptop hit the catwalk in 2008 as an elegant but somewhat impractical statement about how far Apple would go to make the thinnest laptop ever. It wasn't very powerful, had a short battery life and started with a nosebleed price tag of $1,800.
NEW YORK - The Walkman, the Sony cassette device that forever changed music listening before becoming outdated by digital MP3 players and iPods, has died. It was 31 years old.
I've spent so much time playing "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero" during the past five years that, by now, I ought to be able to give Eric Clapton a run for his money.
LOS ANGELES - When the Prince of Albion isn't battling reanimated corpses, searching for mystical medallions or attempting to overthrow his tyrannical brother, he has a pretty nice life at home with his husband, Kyle the Blacksmith, and their two adopted sons, Alex and Tim. It's just one pat…