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'ZombiU' is proof Wii U's controls can be more than a gimmick

My Army app – review

www.guardian.co.uk
iPhone, Distinctive Developments, 69pPerpetual motion games have proved a big hit on mobiles – thriving on bursts of intensely pressured gameplay in the object-hurtles-towards-dangerous-obstacle mould, with only the player's hand-eye co-ordination to prolong the agony. My Army (iPhone, Distinctive Developments, 69p) pushes this further. With a top-down perspective reminiscent of...
My Army app – review

NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

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A "sandwich." (Photo: Hashgram) Gangs may soon join teens in the “totally over Facebook” collective. The NYPD announced yesterday that it has arrested 63 members from three East Harlem gangs, after they left a trail of evidence boasting about their exploints online. Authorities said the members—all men, 16 to 25—are responsible...
NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as 'Biscuits' on Facebook

A Precision Guided Firearm Powered by Linux

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I’ve written a number of times about how ubiquitous Linux has become. It powers supercomputers and cell phones. It’s in automotive infotainment systems. It’s in medical equipment. It’s also now in firearms, thanks to the folks at Tracking Point. Let me state, up front, that I am not a gun...
A Precision Guided Firearm Powered by Linux

NBA gives casual fans and armchair GMs access to the league's entire statistical history

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The odds of rising from NBA stat junkie / forum poster to Houston Rockets GM like Daryl Morey did are slim, but thanks to the new NBA.com/Stats page fans have access to more data than ever before. Until now, only league and team personnel have had access to the...
NBA gives casual fans and armchair GMs access to the league's entire statistical history
Samsung scores more ammo for Apple patent war

Google Refreshes The Nexus 7 With New Storage Options, Lower Prices, 3G Option

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The Nexus 7 is now a little more awesome. Google just released the details on a significant update that includes larger storage options for less money. Starting today, the Nexus 7 is available with 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249. There is also a $299 3G modelproviding Google plenty...
Google Refreshes The Nexus 7 With New Storage Options, Lower Prices, 3G Option

BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles

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Id software has been largely silent about any future plans for the venerable Doom franchise since Doom 4 was first announced back in 2008. The company broke that silence today, not with new details about Doom 4, but with the announcement of a newly remastered BFG Edition of 2004's Doom 3....
BFG Edition to revamp Doom 3 for PC, consoles

Borderlands 2 - preview

www.guardian.co.uk
Gearbox's shooter is Borderlands on steroids - the same addictive loot drops, twisted creativity and depth, only more soIt's hard to explain the allure of Borderlands to anyone who hasn't played it, but I think it's all tied up in the loot drops. Sure, Gearbox's shooter boasts insane weaponry, twisted...
Borderlands 2 - preview

Games for the weekend: Ridiculous Fishing

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Ridiculous Fishing...
Games for the weekend: Ridiculous Fishing

A look inside Germany's startup industry: its startups, entrepreneurs and VC's

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Over the next couple of weeks we’re planning TNW meetups in 12 countries around Europe to connect with our readers, interesting startups and investors. This, mixed with the insights of our editorial team, local experts and input from online Startup Awards nominations, will provide us with enough ammo to give...
A look inside Germany's startup industry: its startups, entrepreneurs and VC's

Ace of Spades - review

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PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

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Let’s try to parse this. Pirate Bay (.se) user allisfine just recently uploaded a torrent to the site that is a collection of all the magnet identifiers for the entire site (actually, only about a quarter of the site, but all the publicly visible ones). That is to say, it...
Is A Hash Of Hash Of A Torrent Of A Torrent Of Copyrighted Data Copyrighted?

ZombiU - review

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WiiU, £39.99, 18+, UbisoftThe Wii may have brought gaming to non-gamers, but the WiiU differs by not having any such focused agenda, and no WiiU launch game hammers that message home more emphatically than ZombiU. It's 18-rated, truly scary and surely the most compelling WiiU title in the shops so...
ZombiU - review
Now Google is the patent bad boy? ITC staff want to sue Android maker

Ace of Spades - review

www.guardian.co.uk
PC, Jagex, cert: N/A, out nowFor anyone new to the indie game scene, Ace of Spades is best described as the answer to "what if you could shoot everything in Minecraft?" Take the charming, blocky aesthetic of the "build anything" sandbox game, strap on a bunch of online-only, team-based multiplayer...
Ace of Spades - review

US Army gets picky, solicits smart feed ammo system for machine guns and auto cannons (video)

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War! Huh! What is it good for? Stuff like smart bullet-feeding systems, apparently. See, the US Army isn't quite satisfied with the mixed ammo feed it currently uses with weapons like the helicopter-mounted M230 chain gun. Instead, it wants its machine gunners to be able to freely switch and...
US Army gets picky, solicits smart feed ammo system for machine guns and auto cannons (video)
Lawmakers rush to ban 3D-printed guns, but enforcement options are murky

NERF Lazer Tag hands-on

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We just came from Hasbro's off-site Toy Fair show room and, needless to say, we made them take us straight to the NERF Lazer Tag installation. The guns are still clearly in the early prototype stages and hand made -- with plenty of hot glue and header pins serving...
NERF Lazer Tag hands-on

The first open-source 3D-printed gun

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In its continuing mission to build a “Wiki Weapon,” Defense Distributed has 3D printed the lower receiver of an AR-15 assault rifle and tested it to failure — on video (embedded below). The printed part only survives the firing of six shots, but for a first attempt that’s quite impressive....
The first open-source 3D-printed gun

Lovefilm, Fox UK deal brings more TV shows next month, movie exclusives in 2013

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Now that Amazon's Lovefilm has become a modernized internet video service by offering HD quality streaming to European customers, it's adding more ammo in the form of a content deal with Twentieth Century Fox. The deal kicks in right away for TV shows, with early seasons of Sons of...
Lovefilm, Fox UK deal brings more TV shows next month, movie exclusives in 2013
Real-world aimbot: The $17,000 rifle with a Linux-powered scope
Play this: 'Vonneguts & Glory' is a lo-fi FPS tribute to 'Slaughterhouse-Five'
Why other hotspots need Paul Graham's binding handshakes more than the Valley
Obama: 'Congress should fund research into the effects violent video games have on young minds'

Paradise Paintball 3D Is The First Social First Person Shooter For Facebook

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As the social games space matures, we’re seeing a diversification of the types of games being released.  This is no better evident by the recent release of Paradise Paintball 3D by Chinese developer CMune.  The game is a first person shooter, but is actually very social and leverages Facebook well....
Paradise Paintball 3D Is The First Social First Person Shooter For Facebook
iPad mini only costs $188 to build, gives Apple 43% gross margin

Motorola: Google’s ammo in its patent skirmishes

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The deal to acquire Motorola will give Google the ammo it needs to battle patent lawsuits from competitors like Apple. FORTUNE  – The Justice Department on Monday gave Google (GOOG) the go-ahead to complete its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility (MMI). Judging by the stern warnings the DOJ issued,...
Motorola: Google’s ammo in its patent skirmishes

Details Of Google Wi-Spy Investigation Show Disorganization And Bad Controls, Rather Than Malicious Spying

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It's been nearly two years since Google revealed that it had been collecting (but not using) some data from unencrypted WiFi networks as it drove around with Google's StreetView vehicles. While the data collection was associated with its efforts to use WiFi networks to help determine location info, it was...
Details Of Google Wi-Spy Investigation Show Disorganization And Bad Controls, Rather Than Malicious Spying

Strata Conference 2012: The End of Big Data Hype?

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Last year, I was slated to attend the first O'Reilly Strata Conference, but the 2011 Snowpocalypse intervened and said "no flights for you, St. Louis." Not only did I miss the inaugural Strata Conference, but it seems like I missed out on all the hype and irrational exuberance for big...
Strata Conference 2012: The End of Big Data Hype?
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