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‘Defiance’ continues to roll: New DLC is outlined for the game even as the TV show has been renewed for another season May 10th 2013, 20:05
Defiance’s executive producer has annoucned that every expansion for ‘Defiance’ will include free content, paid content, and new items for the in-game store. The first DLC, tentatively titled ‘Enter the Castithan,’ arrives this monthMedia files:
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MIT designs autonomous robot that assembles IKEA furniture May 10th 2013, 19:53
A team of roboticists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a set of bots that can assemble flat pack furniture.Media files:
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Google Wallet kills plan to release physical credit card May 10th 2013, 19:50
Sources close to the Google Wallet project revealed that the company’s plans to release a physical credit card have been shelved. CEO Larry Page’s skepticism, plus a glitchy test run, are said to be the main reasons behind the decision.Media files:
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Twitter’s latest acquisition means it’s about to get a whole lot faster May 10th 2013, 19:45
Twitter scooped up scalable computing startup Ubalo, which we suspect will be used to speed up search and improve keyword ad targeting.Media files:
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Namco Bandai reports five-year high profits May 10th 2013, 19:36
The top sellers in the content division, including ‘Tekken Tag Tournament 2,’ ‘ Soulcalibur V,’ and the western release of ‘Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm,’ helped push Namco Bandai far into the black this fiscal year.Media files:
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VW running Amarok? Their R-Style pickup is gunning for the Ford F-150 Raptor May 10th 2013, 19:15
With the Amarok R-Style, Volkswagen proves that Ford doesn’t have a monopoly on hard-hitting pickup trucks designed for off-road racing. Powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine, the Amarok R-Style produces 270 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.Media files:
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How to convert MP4 files to MP3 May 10th 2013, 19:15
Sometimes you just want the audio without the video. Here’s how to extract the audio and convert that precious MP4 file of yours to an MP3 using Any Video Converter or ClipConvert.Media files:
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LG, HTC, and Samsung are planning fall phone releases to compete with iPhone 5S May 10th 2013, 19:07
Rumors are flying around about Q3 mobile releases that are expected to come from Apple, but other manufacturers are ready to compete. HTC, LG, and Samsung are just three with promising devices also scheduled for the same time frame.Media files:
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International Space Station ditches Windows for ‘stable and reliable’ Linux May 10th 2013, 18:54
The United Space Alliance, which manages all the computers on-board the ISS, taps Debian 6 as the go-to platform for the station. The OS offers the astronauts flexibility, and more protection from cyber-attacks.Media files:
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Facebook Home now available on HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Sony Xperia ZL May 10th 2013, 18:51
Facebook announced that its Home software has reached one million downloads, then subsequently released an update making it available on new devices. This is the first update Home has received since mid-April.Media files:
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100 days in, what do we know about Vine? May 10th 2013, 18:45
Twitter is mum on Vine statistics but Unruly has dug up some interesting numbers after monitoring 10 million Vines shared on Twitter in one month.Media files:
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Washington D.C. will be host to EV ‘Electric Sociability Run’ for the second time in just 99 years May 10th 2013, 18:15
99 years ago a group of electric vehicle owners gathered for a picnic and 14 mile drive, beginning in Washington, D.C. This month a new generation of EV enthusiasts will do the same. Promoted as a way to garner notoriety for electric cars, the electric car owners meeting this May 27th may be historic but it will most certainly be boring.Media files:
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Discovery WineStation is like an adults-only fountain soda machine May 10th 2013, 18:01
So you know you like wine, but not sure which is your favorite. The Dacor Discovery WineStation will help you try a sample of each bottle to taste what you like, and automatically pour a full glass if you want more.Media files:
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With R18-inspired A1 hatchback, Audi tries to connect the two extremes of its lineup May 10th 2013, 17:45
An Audi A1 with a new appearance package will pay tribute to the German brand’s all-conquering R18 Le Mans prototype.Media files:
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FCC proposal would make in-flight Wi-Fi faster and cheaper May 10th 2013, 17:24
A new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission would both increase the speed of in-flight Wi-Fi connections and likely make it more affordable. Though promising, it will be a few years yet before any real changes are seen.Media files:
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LG of South Korea bucks controversy and builds Chevy Volt batteries – in Michigan? May 10th 2013, 17:15
LG makes good on its production promise after returning $842,000 in federal stimulus money. The first product to receive the soon-to-be-manufactured batteries is the Chevrolet Volt.Media files:
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Can the Syrian Electronic army weaponize Twitter to topple Western media? May 10th 2013, 17:15
In an interview with the Syrian Electronic Army, we talked to its 24 year old leader “The Shadow” to get a glimpse of the SEA’s motivations and agenda.Media files:
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No, there is no screenshot warning feature heading to Instagram, says Instagram May 10th 2013, 17:00
Don’t freak out. Instagram doesn’t snitch on you for screenshots – those rumors are just Twitter fodder started by some confusion. Here’s what Instagram has to say about all this.Media files:
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Finally! A discovery engine for Instagram that lets you search by date and location May 10th 2013, 16:46
Seeing as how Instagram is a source for breaking news ProPublica developed Sinatra, an open source Ruby app for searching photos based on time and location.Media files:
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Nokia Lumia 928 coming to Verizon with fancy PureView camera in tow May 10th 2013, 16:12
After a veritable barrage of teaser images and videos, focussing on the Nokia Lumia 928’s camera technology, the latest Finnish flagship is officially coming to a Verizon Wireless near you. On paper, not much has changed, but the 928 looks a lot different – a 920 after a major facelift.Media files:
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Microsoft: Don’t expect iTunes for Windows 8 ‘any time soon,’ the ball’s in Apple’s court May 10th 2013, 16:11
Microsoft wants and has been waiting for an official iTunes app to arrive on the Windows 8 app store, but it doesn’t seem like Apple has immediate plans to release one in the near future.Media files:
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According to a new report, Twitter is a breeding ground for terrorism and hate speech May 10th 2013, 15:57
While all social networks face the challenge of scrubbing their sites clean of offensive or damaging material, Twitter has it the worst. The site received an F rating after its platform was found to be full of terrorist and hateful content.Media files:
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Don’t throw away your old DVDs! They could help diagnose HIV May 10th 2013, 15:32
In the age of digital downloading and streaming media, the DVD format may not be as dead as you might think – Although its purpose may end up changing entirely in order to survive. Can you imagine if a DVD could test for disease?Media files:
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Researchers develop a smartphone app that can help the blind take pictures May 10th 2013, 14:55
A new app built by researchers at the University of California in Santa Cruz could be a breakthrough for vision-impaired photographers – It’ll literally talk them through the process.Media files:
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Asus already promoting its Computex 2013 event, hints at Galaxy Note-challenging tablet with a stylus May 10th 2013, 14:50
Asus has traditionally introduced a variety of exciting and innovative products at the Computex show, and this year looks to be no different. Its first teaser video hints at new devices in its Transformer range, and a tablet with a stylus, ready to challenge the Galaxy Note.Media files:
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Silicon Knights reportedly still ‘alive’ following founder Denis Dyack’s departure May 10th 2013, 13:41
A new report dives deep into the plight of Too Human developer Silicon Knights, a studio that reportedly laid off most of its staff, closed its offices, and sold off the bulk of its assets. Meanwhile, Silicon studio vets at Precursor Games attempt to distance themselves from the controversy.Media files:
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Turn your smartphone into a laptop with the $250 Casetop dock May 10th 2013, 13:30
Livi Design’s $250 Casetop dock turns your smartphone into the brains and touchpad of an 11-inch laptop via HDMI and Bluetooth, and comes with a slide-out Frontbar that you can later upgrade.Media files:
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Car making a weird noise? New portable ‘sound camera’ can help spot the cause May 10th 2013, 13:15
The SeeSV-S205 sound camera allows users to “see” sounds, making car troubleshooting much easier.Media files:
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A closer look at who is watching the watchers in Ubisoft’s ‘Watch Dogs’ May 10th 2013, 13:15
In Ubisoft’s upcoming next-gen (and current gen) game ‘Watch Dogs,’ the “smart city” of Chicago is a veritable sea of information waiting to be unlocked and accessed. And you have the key.Media files:
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