Monthly Archives: January 2013

Terraria creator asks what YOU would like to see in a possible update

It seems today is a good day to speak to the community and ask them how you should update your game. Following the news that Terraria is being ported to consoles with a bunch of new features including split-screen support, … Read the rest of this entry

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Canada’s Dextre robot refuels faux satellite from the ISS in first-of-a-kind test

Move over, Canadarm. You may have helped the space shuttle fleet repair the Hubble Telescope and build the International Space Station, but there’s another robotic tool that’s the apple of the Great White North’s eye. Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale

We recently saw research that suggested negative radiation pressure in light could lead to a practical tractor beam. A partnership between the Czech Republic’s Institute of Scientific Instruments and Scotland’s University of St. Andrews can show that it’s more than … Read the rest of this entry

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The Daily Roundup for 01.25.2013

You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for … Read the rest of this entry

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Gizmo Board is an AMD-powered embedded system for developers and tinkerers

GizmoSphere and AMD are targeting independent developers, embedded system makers and tinkerers with the Gizmo Board — a four-inch square powered by a dual-core 1GHz G-T40E. The x86 CPU and Radeon 6250 GPU put a lot of power and flexibility … Read the rest of this entry

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Vine’s friend-finding feature already blocked by Facebook

Facebook obviously isn’t interested in welcoming new social media players, and not long after stopping Yandex’s new Wonder app from combing its precious data, it’s decided to block the friend finding feature in Twitter’s Vine video service. Using the “find … Read the rest of this entry

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Wind Waker HD, Redefining Zelda, And Third-Party Collaborations Show Wii U Means Business

Since it first debuted in October 2011, Nintendo Direct has been used for many things, from detailing Miiverse to delivering some of the most important details about Wii U (namely, its price and release date). Despite being only just over … Read the rest of this entry

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Belkin to acquire Cisco’s home division, scoop up Linksys in the process

Belkin has just struck a deal to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit, which will bring Linksys’ name, products, technology and employees under its new owner’s umbrella. Mothballing isn’t in the cards for Linksys, however, as Belkin plans to keep … Read the rest of this entry

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PODCAST: 1UP Staff and Friends Gather to Talk About Nintendo and More

Honestly, I don’t enjoy it when 1UP podcasts change to new names but it’s happened many times before. Remember 1UP Yours? That eventually became Listen UP, which then turned into 4 Guys 1UP, and then In This Thread after that. … Read the rest of this entry

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Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it

When Microsoft and Nokia married at the temple of Windows Phone last year, the dowry was nothing if not complicated. Nokia had to pay a minimum amount in software royalties to Microsoft regardless of how many Lumia smartphones it sold, … Read the rest of this entry

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