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Blizzard to launch 'StarCraft: Remastered' this summer

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:45 -0500

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Rumors surfaced last summer that Blizzard was working on an HD remaster of StarCraft, the popular real-time strategy (RTS) game from 1998. Over the weekend, Blizzard confirmed the rumblings as legitimate.

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Several companies working on wireless solution for high-end VR headsets

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:30 -0500

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Road to VR, a website dedicated to all things virtual reality, has shared a look into what the future of wireless VR may entail. Back in November, we looked at HTC's announcement for a $220 wireless VR upgrade kit for the HTC Vive, the TPCast. And while this looks like...

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Weekend tech reading: Dell's 32" 8K monitor now available, 12-core Ryzen CPU rumored, text editors performance tested

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:00 -0500

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Back at CES in January, Dell announced the next step in personal screen resolution advancements. The recent rise of ‘4K’ (or more accurately, Ultra-HD at 3840x2160) monitors has shown that there is a demand for high resolution interfaces...

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle testing following crash in Arizona

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:30 -0500

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The safety of autonomous vehicle technology is under the microscope once again following a crash on Friday in Arizona involving a self-driving Uber. The vehicle involved in the accident, a Volvo XC90 luxury SUV, came to a stop on its side as shown in a photo shared on Twitter.

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GameStop to shutter 150 retail stores following disappointing holiday sales

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:51 -0500

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The gaming industry as a whole has enjoyed success as of late but those good fortunes haven’t been passed along to the nation’s preeminent video game retailer.

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Watch this: Justice League first trailer

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:30 -0500

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Hitting theaters next November 17th, Justice League first full trailer shows Batman taking the lead in putting together a new team to protect Earth. Ben Affleck repeats his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman and does Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. The team is completed by The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason...

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When is the best time to buy a TV?

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:30 -0500

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TVs are always on sale — which is sort of like saying they're never really on sale. How do you find great TV deals, especially if you can't wait for the one big sale week of the year? How do you know you're getting a good price if you know...

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Weekend Open Forum: Should we be worried about robots taking human jobs?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:30 -0500

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It’s been estimated that over a third of all jobs could be lost through automation from robots and artificial intelligences over the next 20 years. As technology advances and machines get smarter and cheaper, should we be worried about the human cost?

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FedEx will offer you $5 to install / enable Flash

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:30 -0500

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HTML5 has already replaced Adobe Flash at most major online destinations including Facebook and YouTube; even Chrome now loads HTML5 over Flash by default.

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Hackers demanding ransom from Apple provide small sample of valid iCloud credentials

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:30 -0500

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A couple of days ago news broke about a group of hackers calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family claiming they had access to at least 300 million Apple accounts, and were demanding a ransom of $75,000 in Bitcoin or Ethereum or $100,000 in iTunes gift cards directly from Apple. The...

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Comcast is putting the pieces in place for a streaming TV service

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:45 -0500

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Matt Strauss, executive vice president for video services at Comcast, said during a conference in November that an over-the-top (OTT) streaming service isn’t really a priority for them. Instead, there’s significantly more upside and profitability in going deeper and deeper into their base first versus putting out an OTT offering. ...

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Google plans to drop SMS integration from Hangouts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00 -0500

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Earlier this month Google announced some upcoming changes to its messaging strategy that will see the creation of two new versions of Hangouts: Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing product, and Hangouts Chat which is a new business focused communications too that aims to take on the likes of Slack and...

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T-Mobile steps up anti-scam efforts with Scam ID, Scam Block

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:00 -0500

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T-Mobile on Friday became the latest wireless carrier to step up their anti-scam efforts with the introduction of Scam ID and Scam Block.

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Microsoft to license its technologies for use in connected cars; Toyota first to sign up

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:00 -0500

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With tech giants Apple and Google continuing their expansion into the connected car segment, Microsoft has decided it wants a larger part of the market. The Redmond-based firm has announced a new program that allows automobile manufacturers to use its products and technologies in their vehicles.

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The Moto G5 arrives with expected budget pricing, good reviews

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:35 -0500

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For as little as $229, you can get Motorola's latest Moto G5. Lenovo continues to deliver great phones without spending the big bucks and with no carrier commitments. With a large display and an aluminum backplate the G5 feels refined for the price, powered by 2GB or 4GB of RAM...

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Video-hijacking algorithms make this music video different each time you watch it

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:48 -0500

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A British band by the name of Shaking Chains has taken a unique approach with its debut single, “Midnight Oil.” Rather than film a single music video that’s the same every time it is viewed, they’re using technology to create something that is truly unique each time you watch. ...

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Batman V Superman director: Rotten Tomatoes is killing movie culture

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00 -0500

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Rotten Tomatoes, the review aggregator website for movies and TV shows, has been around for almost twenty years. To many, the site’s a good way of finding out if something’s worth their time and money. But not everyone’s a fan, especially those in Hollywood whose work often falls into the...

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Twitter is exploring the idea of a high-end, paid version of TweetDeck for power users

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:30 -0500

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Twitter to the average Joe is just another social network used to keep in touch with friends and family but in the eyes of major brands, news outlets, celebrities and influencers, it’s an important marketing tool that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Four-year-old boy uses Siri to save his mother's life

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:45 -0500

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Not for the first time, Siri has helped save a person’s life. On this occasion, a four-year-old UK boy used his unconscious mother’s finger to unlock her phone and asked the virtual assistant to call the emergency services.

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How to Run Android Apps in Google Chrome

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:45 -0500

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Did you know that you can run Android apps in Google Chrome? This means that all desktop operating systems are supported, including Windows 10, MacOS, Chrome OS, and Linux. App support is hit or miss but if you're up for experimentation, this one is for you.

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YouTuber removed from Yooka-Laylee game for his controversial views on race and immigration

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:45 -0500

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A popular YouTuber who recently caused controversy for his views on immigration and race has been dropped from his voice-acting role in the upcoming Yooka-Laylee game.

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Kickstarter has now helped fund 10,000 games

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00 -0500

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Kickstarter launched on April 28, 2009. One day later, the crowdfunding platform had its very first games campaign – a crossword puzzle project from Eric Berlin.

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Facebook is rolling out Messenger reactions and mentions to everyone

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:15 -0500

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Earlier this month, it was revealed that Facebook had started testing reactions in its messaging service, thereby introducing the closest thing to a dislike button we’re ever likely to see. Following a few weeks of testing in Vietnam, the Messenger reactions are now being rolled out worldwide, along with another...

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Studios are reportedly interested in offering $30 on-demand 'new movie' rentals

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:45 -0500

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Hollywood studios for years have flirted with letting people rent movies in their homes shortly after their theatrical release. Those efforts, according to an exclusive report from Variety, are getting a bit closer to becoming reality (at an affordable price).

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US Senate votes to overturn rule that would have required ISPs to get permission before selling browsing history

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:45 -0500

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The Federal Communications Commission last October ruled that Internet service providers would need to gain consent from customers before being allowed to share (sell) personal information regarding their browsing history to third parties.

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Apple patent application outlines an iPhone-powered notebook

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30 -0500

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Apple may soon be channeling its inner Motorola and Asus if a product described in a recent patent application ever comes to fruition.

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Samsung shows off three Gear S3 concepts including this steampunk-style pocket watch

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:30 -0500

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Samsung at the annual Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show this week is showcasing a trio of new wearable concepts based on its Gear S3 smartwatch.

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Prepare to ace multiple IT certifications with the Ultimate Computer Security Bundle

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:15 -0500

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If you want to join the ranks of ethical hackers employed by companies worldwide, you can get started by picking up the Ultimate Computer Security Bundle, now only $29.

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Walmart's Vudu app converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:30 -0500

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Walmart’ streaming movie service, Vudu, is expanding its disc-to-digital program with an update to its mobile app that will allow users to scan the barcodes the film’s barcode for converting into digital movies you can watch anywhere. The service isn’t free, of course, but for $2 to $5 apiece you...

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Instagram is adding a "Sensitive Content" filter, enables two-factor authentication for all

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:30 -0500

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Instagram on Thursday said that as part of its continued goal of building a safe environment, it will soon blur out sensitive photos and videos as you scroll through your feed or visit a user’s profile.

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