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Review: 'Alien: Isolation' delivers sci-fi terror

Ridley Scott's "Alien" has inspired dozens of video games since its debut in 1979, but "Alien: Isolation" (Sega, for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, $59.95) is the first in a while ...

Oct 09, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0

Whither the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things – IoT – it's a phrase we hear more and more, often hyped, often discussed seriously in the context of cloud computing but definitely a buzz phrase. Put simply, it is the connection of "smart" (and ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Review: New 'Skylanders' delights and frustrates

There's a peculiar kind of tension at work in Activision's wildly successful Skylanders series. If you just want a dozen or so hours of fun, with fast-paced action and an amusing story, a $75 starter pack ...

Oct 07, 2014
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'World of Tanks' game finds ally in 'Fury' film

"Fury" is rolling into "World of Tanks." Before the World War II tank drama reaches theaters Oct. 17, video gamers can make like Brad Pitt's character, Sgt. Don "Wardaddy" Collier, and steer a virtual rendition ...

Oct 07, 2014
3 / 5 (2) 0

Mozilla is making plans for 64-bit Firefox browser

Late last year, a questioner sent his query to Mozilla support: "Is there still not an official 64-bit version of FIrefox available for Windows?" The answer: "Mozilla doesn't have a release version of Firefox ...

Oct 06, 2014 weblog
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'Alien: Isolation' game an homage to original film

By the end of the original "Alien" film, warrant officer Ellen Ripley had been attacked by an android, stalked by an extraterrestrial and stranded in space. That's just the beginning of the interstellar mayhem ...

Oct 02, 2014
5 / 5 (1) 0

Indonesian graft busters launch anti-corruption app

Indonesia's powerful anti-graft agency said Thursday it had launched a mobile app packed with graphics and games to educate the public and officials about bribery in one of the world's most corrupt countries.

Oct 02, 2014
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Microsoft skips Windows 9 to emphasize advances

The next version of Microsoft's flagship operating system will be called Windows 10, as the company skips version 9 to emphasize advances it is making toward a world centered on mobile devices and Internet ...

Sep 30, 2014
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