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Xbox One’s Achievements will follow you outside the game and watch you May 22nd 2013, 20:11
Following Microsoft’s reveal of the Xbox One, the questions began to flow like an avalanche. We’ve got answers for you concerning the future of Xbox Live, your earned Achievements, and multiplayer match limits.Media files:
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‘Metro: Last Light’ announces four DLCs and a season pass May 22nd 2013, 20:00
Deep Silver detailed four expansions headed to ‘Metro: Last Light’ this summer. A season pass that includes all four DLC as well as an extra gun is available to purchase now for under $15..Media files:
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I’m not OK with this soft ‘G’ GIF nonsense, and I won’t be a part of it May 22nd 2013, 19:45
The father of the animated GIF says it’s a soft ‘G,’ as in JIF. Yes, a part of me has died … but an entirely other part is ready to fight harder than ever for the fate of that hard ‘G.’Media files:
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MoviePass ends invite phase, offers free month through Friday May 22nd 2013, 19:36
MoviePass lets you watch a movie a day at a flat rate per month, and it’s now available – for a limited time – for everyone to sign up and try.Media files:
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EA claims Wii U games are in development, but won’t say what they are May 22nd 2013, 19:31
An Electronic Arts executive backpedals and confirms that the company does indeed have Nintendo Wii U games in the pipeline. But EA has even more games in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.Media files:
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2014 Lexus IS coupe rumored to draw from LFCC concept, plug-in hybrid a possibility May 22nd 2013, 19:02
Lexus’ LFCC is so breathtaking, we hoped it would make it to production some day. Well it looks like our prayers have been answered (kinda) as the Japanese luxury brand is rumored to have an IS coupe in the works that draws from the gorgeous concept.Media files:
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Hey Yahoo, here are a few hints about what Tumblr users want, as written by Tumblr users May 22nd 2013, 18:15
Now that Tumblr’s fate is in the hands of (competent?) Yahoo, it becomes increasingly pertinent for users of the blogging site to voice out what they want.Media files:
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A closer look at the Xbox One’s specs, and what they mean for you May 22nd 2013, 17:48
Microsoft has revealed more about the Xbox One’s hardware, including information about its processor and RAM. But what do these specifications mean for you, and how do they stack up against Sony’s Playstation 4?Media files:
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Harman Kardon brings its AV receivers into this century with networking, streaming and green tech May 22nd 2013, 17:45
Harman Kardon has unveiled three of its newest AV receivers as part of its AVR 1×10 series that are designed to maintain the level of functionality audiophiles expect, but also open up support for streaming services and external devices.Media files:
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‘Okay, Google’: Voice search goes live with latest version of Chrome May 22nd 2013, 17:15
The “conversational search” feature that Google demoed at I/O is now available with version 27 of the Chrome browser, which lets you use your voice to search the Web and Google will speak its answers back to you.Media files:
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Participating in offers on Twitter just got a whole lot easier May 22nd 2013, 16:24
Twitter launched Lead Generation Cards, helping users sign up for offers a lot quicker without having to navigate outside of Twitter.Media files:
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Card counting experts are creating an app for Google Glass – will you be allowed to use it? May 22nd 2013, 16:15
Google Glass is the future for many app developers – but will they be able to make something gamblers can use without getting thrown out of Vegas? The team behind the online card counting community Blackjack Apprenticeship are willing to find out.Media files:
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Kthxbai! How Internet-speak is changing the way we talk IRL (in real life) May 22nd 2013, 16:15
Abbreviations, acronyms, and shortened everything: the Internet is remixing English into a hybrid of LOLCat slang mixed with a hefty amount of Tumblr talk. So is this just a phase or is this type of speech #heretostay?Media files:
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Social entertainment platform Yap releases music app for iPhone May 22nd 2013, 15:15
Yap is known for its social TV system, and now it’s bringing that concept to music and to the iPhone.Media files:
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Designed in California, made in America: Apple to build new Macs in Texas May 22nd 2013, 15:15
Soon enough, Texas will be known for more than black gold, barbecue, cowboys, and George W. Bush. In yesterday’s Senate hearing to talk about Apple’s overseas tax loopholes, CEO Tim Cook announced the company is investing $100 million for “a new Mac product line” that’ll be built in Texas.Media files:
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Eton’s Rugged Rukus solar-powered Bluetooth speaker now available May 22nd 2013, 12:45
Eton has launched a new portable solar-powered Bluetooth speaker called the Rugged rukus, which has a splash-proof body designed for use in outdoor settings.Media files:
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Ferrari 458 Scuderia: Faster, leaner Prancing Horse to debut at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show May 22nd 2013, 12:15
The Ferrari 458 Scuderia won’t be the most comfortable supercar around, but it will be one of the fastest.Media files:
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How set-top boxes like Roku and Apple TV have changed TV forever May 22nd 2013, 12:15
Not long ago, analysts were predicting OTT set-top boxes would be a flash in the pan, but now they’ve changed their tune. Media streamers like Roku and Apple TV are seeing a lot of action and have, in fact, changed the way we watch TV for good.Media files:
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NuForce releases ‘music pump’ to amp up MP3s on good headphones May 22nd 2013, 11:45
NuForce has come out with its Mobile Music Pump (MMP), a portable headphone amplifier that is meant to pump up the audio quality of compressed music files, like MP3s, to make them sound better.Media files:
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How to get the best out of Google Now May 22nd 2013, 11:15
Have you been taking advantage of the personal assistant in your pocket? Here’s our guide to what Google Now can do and how to unleash its predictive powers.Media files:
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Vodafone shifts UK 4G launch to September, wants the iPhone 5S on its team May 22nd 2013, 11:00
Vodafone has confirmed in an interview it will launch its 4G LTE network in the UK after the summer, saying the “commercial window” is ideal. It may be referring to the iPhone 5S’s possible arrival at that time, and the phone could end up headlining the big switch-on.Media files:
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‘Visually reminiscent of a greenhouse’ – Amazon unveils latest plans for ‘whimsical’ Seattle campus May 22nd 2013, 10:45
With a view to building a campus that’ll inspire employees to “work and think a little differently”, Amazon on Tuesday unveiled its latest plans for office space which it hopes to build in downtown Seattle.Media files:
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Pizza on Mars: NASA funds development of 3D printer that can knock out pizza May 22nd 2013, 10:15
NASA has awarded a $125,000 grant to a mechanical engineer in its quest to create a 3D food printer that could help feed astronauts on lengthy space missions. First dish on the menu? Why, pizza, of course!Media files:
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Samsung buys into Pantech, becomes third largest shareholder May 22nd 2013, 10:09
Samsung has confirmed it has invested in fellow smartphone manufacturer Pantech, in a deal worth nearly $50 million, which it hopes will solidify the established relationship it has with the company.Media files:
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Blingtastic! Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel offers guests gold iPads May 22nd 2013, 09:45
Along with its round-the-clock private butlers, fleet of Rolls-Royces, ‘underwater’ restaurant and rooftop tennis court, guests arriving at Dubai’s luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel will now be offered the use of a 24-carat gold iPad for the duration of their stay.Media files:
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Dream wheels: The top ten most expensive cars in the world May 22nd 2013, 09:15
For a lucky few, driving the finest automobiles on earth is but a few truckloads of cash away. But for the rest of us, we only have this list of the most expensive cars in the world to fuel our dreams.Media files:
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Spotify: Music streaming service launches top-50 charts May 22nd 2013, 09:15
Music streaming service Spotify has moved to increase its presence across the Web with the launch of two top-50 charts – Spotify 50 and Social 50. The weekly listings will showcase the service’s top 50 songs via a widget that can be embedded in websites.Media files:
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Petcube allows you to play with your pets while at work May 22nd 2013, 08:45
Ideal for any pet owner that has to spend a significant chunk of time away from home, the Petcube uses a video feed and laser pointer to help keep your cat or dog entertained during the day.Media files:
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Ex-HTC manager tells friends at firm to, “Just Quit,” as company woes continue May 22nd 2013, 08:42
HTC has seen several executives leave over the past few months, and now a former manager has highlighted the negative atmosphere inside the struggling company, telling co-workers they’ll be much happier if they quit.Media files:
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Helios Bars add GPS tracking, turn-by-turn navigation to your bike May 22nd 2013, 08:15
Definitely useful for anyone that rides in heavy urban areas with a large amount of traffic, the Helios Bars provide cyclists with a built-in headlight, turning blinkers, GPS tracking and turn-by-turn navigation,Media files:
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