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Pioneer’s latest Elite AV receivers sport top-notch digital amplification, DSD streaming a more for under $1500 May 30th 2013, 19:59
Pioneer has introduced two new AV receivers, the SC-71 and SC-72, under its Elite series that both offer 7.2-channel surround sound, Class D amplification, 4K Ultra HD upscaling and HD audio playback.Media files:
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EA begins to undo Online Pass as Xbox 360 DLC goes free May 30th 2013, 19:43
Electronic Arts begins the process of eliminating its Online Pass from past games, with content for certain games — Mass Effect 2, Bulletstorm, and Kingdoms of Amalur, among others — plus the full version of American McGee’s Alice, now available for free.Media files:
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Windows 8.1 features confirmed: Start button (not menu), boot to desktop, and more May 30th 2013, 19:39
Ahead of Windows 8.1’s public preview on June 26, Microsoft reveals some new changes that are coming to the platform, which includes a new Start button, boot-to-Desktop, IE11, and Bing-powered search.Media files:
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How to unlock (jailbreak) your Windows RT device May 30th 2013, 19:15
Windows RT is a new ARM-flavored edition of Windows, and Microsoft has locked a lot of potential inside of it. Thankfully there’s a way to free your device.Media files:
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Rumor: Facebook product placement may be coming to VH1 programming May 30th 2013, 19:15
In the wake of Facebook’s TV ad failures, the social network is trying a different strategy – product placement.Media files:
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HTC One Google Edition announced, coming to Google Play on June 26 for $600 May 30th 2013, 19:07
A version of the HTC One with stock Android has been announced by Google’s vice president of Android. The device, which doesn’t come with HTC’s user interface, will go on sale on June 26 through Google Play.Media files:
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Double Fine’s new ‘Massive Chalice’ Kickstarter described as XCOM-meets-’Final Fantasy Tactics’ May 30th 2013, 19:06
Double Fine launched a new Kickstarter campaign for a strategy game called ‘Massive Chalice.’ The studio kicked off the Kickstarter craze last year with ‘Broken Age,’ and now it hopes to replicate that success.Media files:
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Screw passwords! Soon you might log in with electronic tattoos, or pills May 30th 2013, 18:49
Motorola’s head of special projects announced a new way for logging in: electronic tattoos and pills. Both means are in early testing phases, but would eliminate the need to remember passwords in the future.Media files:
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Tesla: Model S drivers can take a road trip coast-to-coast later this year – for free May 30th 2013, 18:45
Tesla promises to up Superchargers to 120kw and install them in every major metropolis across the country by the end of the year, making an all-electric New York to LA road trip a reality.Media files:
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‘Sonic: Lost World’ features competitive multiplayer modes and exclusive 3DS levels May 30th 2013, 18:27
‘Sonic: Lost World’ won’t be exactly the same game on 3DS and Wii U, Sega confirms. Newly revealed story details also confirm that the game sees Sonic joining forces with the villainous Dr. Eggman for once.Media files:
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown makes a confident leap to touchscreens May 30th 2013, 18:20
We check out the upcoming iOS port of Firaxis’ and 2K Games’ ‘XCOM: Enemy Unknown’ and like what we see. The 2012 game is almost entirely intact and the touch controls work very well with the turn-based strategy play.Media files:
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Shhhhh: Drayson Racing quietly sets its sights set on an EV speed record May 30th 2013, 18:15
If it succeeds, the Drayson Racing B12 69/EV won’t be the fastest electric car in the world, but it will still be pretty darn fast.Media files:
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More people share photos on Snapchat than Instagram May 30th 2013, 18:15
Mary Meeker’s KPCB report indicates that photo sharing is accelerating,with Snapchat eclipsing Instagram in photo-sharing uploads.Media files:
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BioWare’s ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ is out now for iPad May 30th 2013, 17:50
Aspyr Media releases an iPad port of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the classic BioWare RPG that is widely regarded as one of its best efforts. The $9.99 iPad release sports touch controls and addresses lingering legacy issues from the 2003 game.Media files:
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Despite Netflix availability, the world illegally downloaded ‘Arrested Development’ May 30th 2013, 17:45
Despite being widely available for just the price of a Netflix subscription, more than 100,000 people torrented the new season of “Arrested Development” on its first day of release.Media files:
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BlackBerry Q10 finally available for Verizon pre-order May 30th 2013, 17:39
The BlackBerry Q10 is now available for pre-order on Verizon’s website, with a ship date expected for June 6. The phone will come in both black and white models, the latter being exclusive to Verizon.Media files:
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Report by people who apparently don’t get it label Twitter users bad spellers May 30th 2013, 17:30
Twitter users are apparently the least literate on social media – apparently, the researchers might not really understand that whole 140 character limit thing.Media files:
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Cool Cadillac Ciel Concept, classic Caddys to be featured in iconic fashion mag May 30th 2013, 17:15
The Cadillac Ciel Concept will be featured with a number of classic Cadillac vehicles in the June issue of Bergdorf Goodman Magazine with a series of vintage-inspired collections by designers like Oscar De La Renta, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs.Media files:
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TempoRun App Review: Finally, a music app designed for runners May 30th 2013, 17:15
If you have trouble getting motivated to go on a run, having the right music can get you going. TempoRun provides that by organizing your library by beat, making sure that you’re always accompanied with the proper soundtrack no matter your speed.Media files:
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‘Crysis 3′ books June 4 trip to ‘The Lost Island’ multiplayer DLC May 30th 2013, 16:51
Electronic Arts and Crytek reveal Crysis 3: The Lost Island, an upcoming multiplayer content expansion that adds four news maps, two new match types, and an unspecified number of new weapons to the game.Media files:
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Grumpy Cat signs a Hollywood movie deal, still not impressed May 30th 2013, 16:45
The Internet’s most famous feline, Grumpy Cat, has officially locked down a Hollywood movie deal which will star the cat in a Garfield-like caricature. It’s going to be absolutely horrible.Media files:
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NYC Health Department warns Grindr might be linked to meningitis outbreak (hint: it’s not) May 30th 2013, 16:19
Grindr and other gay hookup apps are a common link between meningitis victims. But this connection is rather arbitrary and it’s a dangerous distinction to make.Media files:
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2014 BMW X5 ‘SAV’ gets more power and tech, but not more style May 30th 2013, 16:15
BMW says the redesigned X5 “Sports Activity Vehicle” is better to drive, but you wouldn’t know from looking at it.Media files:
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The Vita has a new contender with Killzone: Mercenary May 30th 2013, 15:50
We go hands on with the PlayStation Vita exclusive first-person shooter, Killzone: Mercenary. While the Vita has yet to reach its potential, games like Mercenary go a long way towards realizing it.Media files:
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Nvidia releases GeForce GTX 770 for $400, boasts 65 percent upgrade from 2011′s GTX 570 May 30th 2013, 15:24
Nvidia adds one more to its desktop GPU line with the reveal and release of the GeForce GTX 770, a $400 graphics card that bests the performance of 2012’s GTX 680 flagship and boasts the fastest memory speed in the GTX series.Media files:
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Enterprise Holdings to acquire Chicago car sharing program as services grow in popularity in the US May 30th 2013, 15:15
With two major car sharing city programs already in the fold, Enterprise continues to bet on the growth of the service with the acquisition of I-GO Car Sharing in Chicago, indicative of a major shift underway on the idea of car rentals.Media files:
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Just say no: How to block a website May 30th 2013, 15:15
Need a little help blocking a certain website from your kids, or worse … from yourself (if you’re a Facebook addict, we’re taking to you!)? We’ve thrown together a how-to guide to getting it done without any annoying third-party software.Media files:
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Think you’re getting a sunburn? The Beauty Sign Plus will let you know May 30th 2013, 15:00
A new gadget can measure the UV index of the sun, plus your skin’s current condition, to help you determine when you should get out of the sun. It measures your skin’s moisture, oil, and suppleness.Media files:
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Chinese military to launch cyber war games next month May 30th 2013, 14:48
The official news agency of China has announced that the country’s People’s Liberation Army will launch a new round of war games next month to test its military readiness. The big difference in this go-around? The inclusion of cyber warfare.Media files:
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Buzzkill: 7 gadgets you need to repel the cicada swarmageddon May 30th 2013, 12:45
Cicadas, mosquitoes, flies – pesky insects are just part of the things that can ruin a good summer. So why let them? Here are some gadgets to help eliminate those annoying bugs.Media files:
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