Monthly Archives: October 2015

A ‘Quake Live’ Steam update raises the game’s price from $0 to $10

Quake Live, a highly competitive first-person shooter from Doom studio id Software, has been free since it launched in 2010. Rather, it had been free. On Wednesday, long-time players booted up the game to find it now costs $ 10 … Read the rest of this entry

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6 high-tech bikes that bring cycling to a new level

By Cat DiStasio For cyclists who want to go farther, ride faster, and look cooler doing it, there are a lot of options on the market when it comes to high-end bikes. This week we're gawking over a few of … Read the rest of this entry

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Origin Halloween sale discounts Dragon Age: Inquisition, BF Hardline, more

Halloween is (nearly) upon us. What better time to play Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield Hardline, The Sims 4, and other games EA has discounted seemingly at random for its Halloween sale. Sorry, it’s Zomboss Invasion sale, in which the baddie from Plants … Read the rest of this entry

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Northrop Grumman lands USAF deal for new long-range strike bomber

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced on Tuesday that the DoD has awarded Northrop Grumman the lead contract for the US military's upcoming Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRSB). The contract is valued $ 60 billi… … Read the rest of this entry

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Raspberry Pi offers custom-made, mass-produced boards

It's one thing to buy a Raspberry Pi for your own tinkering, but it's another when you need to buy a lot of them for your company — you aren't going to tweak thousands of boards by hand. Thankfully, you … Read the rest of this entry

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Garmin launches a new smart scale and fitness tracker

If your company makes fitness trackers, then it's probably wise to make your own scale, lest a rival firm steals your lunch from under you. It's a lesson that Garmin has belatedly learned, which is why it's now launching its … Read the rest of this entry

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VR simulator for mice helps researchers study Alzheimer’s

A group of scientists from Janelia Research Campus have built their lab mice some sort of an Oculus Rift of their own. Okay, so it's not a tiny VR headset for rodents — though that would have been amusing to … Read the rest of this entry

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What to expect from the next year of Arma 3 updates

The most interesting and intimidating aspect of the Arma 3 ecosystem is its capacity to handle change. Developer Bohemia Interactive has updated Arma 3 so widely and aggressively—an all-powerful ‘dungeon master’ multiplayer mode called Zeus, a physics-based flight simulator mode, … Read the rest of this entry

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The Surface Mini is a real tablet that you can’t buy

You've heard the rumors: Microsoft axed the launch of a small "Surface Mini" Windows tablet just before the Pro 3 hit stores. Hints of the canceled launch showed up in news articles, Microsoft earnings reports and even the Surface Pro … Read the rest of this entry

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Overwatch closed beta begins tomorrow – in Europe too

You’ve remembered to sign up for that Overwatch closed beta that begins tomorrow, right? Oh—maybe you should get on that. It’s an “old school” beta of the exciting competitive FPS, featuring a Spectator mode and in-built voice chat—and that’s about all we know … Read the rest of this entry

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