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Twitter blocked in Turkey

by Ryan Burgesson March 21, 2014
Turkish Twitter users are being redirected to a statement by Turkey’s telecommunications regulator when they try to access the website. It cites a court order to apply “protection measures” on the website. This comes after Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to “wipe out Twitter” after allegations were made about his ‘inner circle’. The Turkish […]
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Free-to-play; Valve’s Documentary released

by Ryan Burgesson March 20, 2014
Valve released their documentary Free-to-play today on Steam and it details the resurgence of the MOBA. The blurb reads: Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, e-sports has surged […]

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OVIVO Mobile shuts down

by Ryan Burgesson March 20, 2014
The British firm OVIVO announced yesterday evening that they were to shut down… That same evening. OVIVO left this message on their website to the disgust of their customers: Dear OVIVO Customers, We are very sad to announce that for reasons beyond our control, OVIVO Mobile is closing down on the evening of Wednesday 19th […]
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EA game web server hacked to host Apple phishing website

by Ryan Burgesson March 20, 2014
Hackers have managed to take over an EA game server and have hosted on there a phishing website under the guise of an Apple website. The website asks users to enter their Apple ID and bank account details. Paul Mutton, from Netcraft, the internet security company that uncovered the hack said in his blog: The […]

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Israel Certifies Commercial Jets to Fire Laser

by Eric Brownon March 20, 2014
Israel has just taken a new twist in fighting shoulder-launched missiles. Their latest, Laser firing jets nicknamed SkyShield, are set to help combat launched missiles. Yesterday, Israel’s ministry of defense announced that SkyShield has successfully completed testing and is ready to face the threat of Man-Portable surface-to-air missile systems (MANPADS) by a combination of laser […]
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Private Photo Sharing Enabled on Facebook’s Updated App v8.0 for iOS

by Eric Brownon March 20, 2014
Facebook has released an updated version of its app for iOS. The focus of the app was to improve the private sharing capabilities. The version 8 app enables users to select the people who will be able to view their photo albums in their feed. The feature which was rolled out by Facebook a few […]

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Project Morpheus – Sony’s VR Headset

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
Sony announced at GDC their new VR headset dubbed Project Morpheus. Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony’s Worldwide Studios said this in a blog post: Greetings from GDC 2014! Earlier this evening, I had the pleasure to introduce Project Morpheus, SCE’s prototype virtual reality (VR) system that works with PS4. Virtual reality is the next innovation […]
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Unity 5 engine revealed at GDC

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Unity Technologies revealed the new iteration of their engine Unity 5 and it is available to pre-order today. David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, wrote in a press release: Every time we ship a new version of Unity, we’re looking to empower developers with technology that’s more […]
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GOG to start stocking Linux games this Autumn

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
GOG announced yesterday that they are to start selling Linux versions of games starting this Autumn with at least 100 games to be available. GOG said in a blog post: We’re initially going to be launching our Linux support on GOG.com with the full GOG.com treatment for Ubuntu and Mint. That means that right now, […]

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Steam VR has arrived in the latest beta update

by Ryan Burgesson March 18, 2014
In a new beta client update today, Steam added some interesting features pertaining to the use of VR with their client. In the beta patch details it said: Virtual Reality Mode: Added “Virtual Reality mode” to the View menu and removed the –vr command line option. This will only appear if SteamVR is installed and […]
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Agency Glass: Replace Your Eyes With Fake Ones

by Eric Brownon March 18, 2014
Finally there is a way out of those boring meetings that probably sends you into non intended power nap credit to engineer Hirotaka Osawa who has come up with goggle-eyes glasses called Agency Glass. Engineer Osawa invents new ways of interactions between people and machines, robots and computers. His latest, the Agency glass, enables people […]

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Firefox for Windows Metro pulled

by Ryan Burgesson March 18, 2014
Mozilla has had to withdraw support of their Metro version of their web browser Firefox after they were only seeing 1000 users per day. With normal desktop version of Firefox hanging at around 18% of the global web browser pie that is hundreds of millions of people so this is really not good enough for […]
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Respawn engineer Jon Shiring on Xbox Live Compute

by Ryan Burgesson March 18, 2014
A Respawn engineer by the name of Jon Shiring is the latest to try and convince us that Xbox Live Compute is the real deal… In an interview on a podcast with Xbox’s Larry Hyrb (aka Major Nelson) shiring explained how the cloud has helped Respawn to implement things into to Titanfall that no one […]

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