Monthly Archives: August 2013

Alt-week 08.31.13: We’re all Martians, Mega Drive music and reinventing the ruler

Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Some things become obsolete, some things rise to live again. Two of our stories over the fold demonstrate new tricks from old dogs. … Read the rest of this entry

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Alcatel quietly reveals One Touch Idol S, Idol Mini and Evo 8 HD tablet

Unlike babies that wail when they’re born, the three new members of Alcatel’s One Touch family have silently slipped into the company’s website. The two handsets, the Idol S and the Idol Mini, follow the original trio revealed at CES … Read the rest of this entry

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Moto X could have price slashed to $100 by Christmas, $50 for wooden covers

When Motorola announced it’s first flagship since becoming part of Google’s empire, it was to mixed response. But, if evleaks is right, as is often the case, then a forthcoming $ 100 price-drop could suddenly change all that. Currently, the … Read the rest of this entry

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Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition opens to the world on November 15

Baldur’s Gate 2: Enhanced Edition, an updated version of the classic BioWare RPG, is set to release November 15, according to the game’s official website. Just like the reworked edition of the first Baldur’s Gate, the sequel is set to … Read the rest of this entry

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BlackBerry Beta Zone app released for early adopters on BB10

Well, it looks as if Twitter isn’t the only one announcing something beta-related today. BlackBerry has (quietly) released Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10, an application geared toward folks who are game to try stuff before it’s ready for prime time. … Read the rest of this entry

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Prison Architect alpha 13 introduces escape tunnels; weekend deal shanks price by 40%

Introversion have released a new build of crim sim Prison Architect. Alpha 13 gives inmates the ability to tunnel out of your jail, which – and I’m just guessing here – sounds like something they might want to do. As … Read the rest of this entry

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New Arma 3 community guide zeroes in on snipers and launchers

Dust off your ghillie suit and shoulder your missile launcher: the new Arma 3 community guide video has you in its sights. Produced by Arma community member Dslyecxi, the new guide deals exclusively with sniper tactics and launcher strategies in the … Read the rest of this entry

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Xbox One voice commands will only work fully in some launch countries, languages

Earlier this month Microsoft trimmed the list of countries where its Xbox One will launch to 13, and now it’s revealed the new Kinect voice commands will only support all of its features in some of them. Pointed out by … Read the rest of this entry

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Oppo teases plug-in mobile camera lenses with stabilization and up to 15X zoom

The extent of Oppo’s mobile photography efforts is quickly becoming clear: the company just used Sina Weibo to tease a new series of plug-in camera lenses for its smartphones. The initial range will use 16-megapixel Sony CMOS sensors with optical … Read the rest of this entry

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Diablo 3 to get major free update alongside Reaper of Souls expansion

Even if you’re not planning to peer inside Malthael mysteriously masked face-hole with Diablo III’s Reaper of Souls expansion, the fallen angel’s appearance will still have an effect on the base game. Much like World of Warcraft expansions, Reaper of … Read the rest of this entry

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