Monthly Archives: September 2013

Facebook to join Twitter in providing TV networks with user data

Now that Facebook has granted broadcasters access to your public wall posts, it wants to give them even more of your data — but anonymously this time. Zuckerberg and Co. told the Wall Street Journal it’ll supply the likes of … Read the rest of this entry

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Timothy Leary-developed video games found in New York Public Library archive

The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a “dozen or so” games developed by the LSD-advocate in the … Read the rest of this entry

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Refresh Roundup: week of September 23rd, 2013

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around … Read the rest of this entry

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Mount & Blade II has some lovely new screenshots, also: exists

Somehow, we seem to have missed TaleWorlds’ announcement of Mount & Blade II a couple of days ago, but we can’t very well deny its existence now that it’s spilling screenshots all over the place, can we? Mount and Blade … Read the rest of this entry

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Reinstall: System Shock 2

Reinstall invites you to join us in revisiting classics of PC gaming days gone by. This week, Cory takes a deep breath, braces himself, and journeys back into the hellish depths of the Von Braun in System Shock 2. It’s … Read the rest of this entry

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BlackBerry Z30 reaches the FCC with Canada-ready LTE

BlackBerry hasn’t said exactly when the Z30 will reach North America, but we now know that it’s getting close — a GSM variant with compatible LTE has reached the FCC. The smartphone supports 4G on both the 1,700MHz and 2,600MHz … Read the rest of this entry

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Scribblenauts Unmasked adds Batman, Superman and co., is yours to batbuy right now

It’s been a good few days for superheroes. Marvel’s Agents of Shield thingy made its UK TV debut, I learnt about Phoenix Jones, and I made the surprising discovery that, after being bitten by a radioactive Spider-Man, I can now … Read the rest of this entry

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The FTC wants your thoughts on proposed patent troll investigation

Here’s a question. Forced to decide, would you rather have a patent troll breathing down your neck, or cuddle up with an entity just as ghoulish that’s living under a bridge? The FTC wants your thoughts on the matter, even … Read the rest of this entry

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The Xbox One hits the road on an international magical mystery tour

If you’re still on the fence about choosing between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Microsoft wants to help you make your decision. Redmond is taking its next-gen console on a multi-city international tour starting October 1st, putting the system’s … Read the rest of this entry

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Sudanese protesters use crowdmapping to get around internet shutdowns

Like past regimes, Sudan’s government is trying to silence protests by periodically shutting off internet access. Activists have found a way to keep everyone informed, however, by launching the Abena Crowd Map. The tool sends SMS-based reports of demonstrations and … Read the rest of this entry

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