Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Pirate Bay banned by UK ISPs

Popular torrent site The Pirate Bay is set to be blocked by six major UK internet service providers following a high court ruling, according to The Daily Telegraph. In his ruling, Mr Justice Arnold said that the site’s operators “actively … Read the rest of this entry

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Commercial space shuttle prototypes fly through wind tunnel testing

A pair of companies developing their own commercial space shuttles are presumably trying to flatten their hair after some rigorous wind tunnel testing. First up, Blue Origin, founded by Jeff Bezos (the guy behind Amazon), which has largely quiet on … Read the rest of this entry

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Vessel review

In Vessel’s alternate universe of gushing smokestacks and spinning cogwheels, industry has been supported by a single inventor – you – and your world-changing creation: the fluro. These semisentient servile beings coalesce from available liquids, and have an often self-destructive … Read the rest of this entry

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MUD – FIM Motorcross World Championship review

The roar of the engines, the kick of your tail-end, the jostling for position. MUD may lean (mid-air, foot outstretched) towards the accessible end of the racing spectrum, but its initial races do a great job of selling the excitement … Read the rest of this entry

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Mozilla dispatches Firefox 3.6, fills its chair with version 13 beta

If you’ve been defiantly clinging onto Firefox 3.6 by your fingertips, bad news. Mozilla is officially putting it to sleep — whether you like it or not — by auto-updating users to version 12. You’ve still got a few days … Read the rest of this entry

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Nintendo Adopts Retail Game Downloads for 3DS and Wii U

After hinting that the capability was already in place to do so, Nintendo has announced plans to begin selling digital versions of retail games for 3DS starting with New Super Mario Bros. 2 this August. To date, the only games … Read the rest of this entry

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Rocketfish’s Sound Prism is triangu-lovely

Cunning design is a wonderful thing, and this triangular bundle of smarts is almost meta! Rocketfish‘s Sound Prism is exactly what it says it is, a three-sided speaker bar with a twist (metaphorically speaking.) Inventors, CRE8 Design studio, cooked up … Read the rest of this entry

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Is this RIM’s BlackBerry 10 development device?

You know the drill — grab yourself a spoonful of Morton’s and get ready for another supposed leak of a gadget. This time around, you’re looking at what’s claimed as being of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 “Development Alpha” devices … Read the rest of this entry

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Blizzard’s new restoration system gives items back instantly

I once feigned stabbing myself in the eye with a popsicle stick only to actually stab myself in the eye with a popsicle stick. Yep. I’ve been known to make some rash decisions that cloaked the next hours of my … Read the rest of this entry

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Nokia experiments with location-based white space services in Cambridge, UK (video)

Following news of the first successful white space trials in Cambridge, UK, Nokia is now touting its research in the area with a demonstration of location-based services for the unlicensed spectrum. Traditionally, proponents of white space usage have positioned this … Read the rest of this entry

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