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Watch the Salmon Cannon fire a fish 22mph

Watch the Salmon Cannon fire a fish 22mph

It is with great personal pleasure that I introduce you to the salmon cannon. Before you fly off the handle, know this: this fish-firing masterpiece does not exist to destroy salmon, but to help them survive. These fish are actually getting fired from a cannon in order to help their species live longer.

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Metal Gear Solid V gameplay demo full rundown

Metal Gear Solid V gameplay demo full rundown

Today we're watching Meal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain in some (what appears to be) live gameplay straight from Gamescom. As our demonstration captain suggests, this is the most advanced version of Metal Gear Solid 5 (or V) that we've yet seen, modified and changed since E3 2014. What you'll see below is a full video of this demonstration for your perusal.

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Xbox One finally gets try now unlock later feature

Xbox One finally gets try now unlock later feature

Gamers transitioning from the Xbox 360 to Microsoft's current gen console might have been feeling the painful loss of one of the Xbox 360 store's killer features, but now they need not pine any longer. Microsoft has flipped the switch and now gamers will be able to try a demo of a game and then just pay later for access to the full game. Now if only there were Xbox One games that took advantage of that.

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NVIDIA Project SHIELD unleashes Riptide GP 2 in sweetest demo yet

NVIDIA Project SHIELD unleashes Riptide GP 2 in sweetest demo yet

It's time again for some rip-roaring action with NVIDIA's Project SHIELD and the sequel to one of the most awesomely entertaining games on the Android gaming platform: Riptide GP 2! This game takes on what the original blasted forth with awesomely futuristic jet-ski racing made excellent by NVIDIA's team-up with the developers at Vector Unit for Tegra optimization. In this demo you'll also be seeing the Project SHIELD implementation of NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processing power with visual splendor popping up on a whopping 72 GPU cores.

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First footage of 0x10c surfaces

First footage of 0x10c surfaces

Ever since Notch announced that he was handing off the main development duties on Minecraft to Jens Bergensten, Mojang fans have been waiting with bated breath to see what he'll do next. Earlier this year, Notch announced a new passion project called 0x10c, but in the time since that announcement, he's been relatively quiet on the game's progress. We've been given small updates here and there, but nothing all that substantial. Today, however, we're getting a peek at the first footage from the game, and you can check it out after the jump.

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E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

Big-screen smartphones may be the fashion, but how about two sizable screens on your next handset with negligible battery impact. SlashGear caught up with E Ink at IFA today to check out the company's latest prototypes, intended to spur some imagination among potential hardware partners. The mockups have a working e-paper screen filling the back, and a (non-functioning) LCD up front, offering two ways of displaying content simultaneously. And, while these might be concept devices right now, E Ink confirmed to us that there's at least one vendor looking at using the idea. Read on for a video demo.

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Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Qualcomm extends Vuforia augmented reality to the cloud

Remember Vuforia? Qualcomm’s augmented reality platform allows you to scan real world objects and create “interactive experiences” on your smartphone or tablet. The technology had its limitation though, only scanning photos against a local database of 80 images. Now Qualcomm has announced that by adding the cloud into the mix, so the platform can perform image recognition against over one million images.

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