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World's oldest working digital computer springs back to glorious blinking, clacking life

Chet Faliszek on Counter Strike: Global Offensive

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How is Valve looking to prepare its legendary team shooter for the modern era? Can gamers brought up in the age of Modern Warfare really cope? We get the answers from Valve writer, Chet FaliszekThis was always going to be a tough gig for Valve. Counter-Strike is a PC legend;...
Chet Faliszek on Counter Strike: Global Offensive

Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For

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After the strange initial success and eventual flameout of the Twitter-inspired sitcom, $h*! My Dad Says, it was only natural that memes got their own TV show too. LOLwork, a show about the interoffice workings of Ben Huh’s Cheezburger Network, premiers Wednesday, Novemeber 7th on Bravo. And now that memes have already...
Here is the TV Show Based on GIFs That No One Was Waiting For

When the end also turns out to be a beginning

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E-readers have only enhanced the sense of a book's final pages being a springboard to further literary discoveryHow do you feel at the end of a book? When the last page has been turned, the last sentence run out, the story run down? Elated, contemplative, breathless, deflated? Sorry that you...
When the end also turns out to be a beginning

The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!

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Dearest readers, we'd like to take this opportunity to share a bit of good news -- we've been nominated for a Webby Award for The Engadget Show! It's the third year running that our in-house video project has been nominated, and we couldn't be more humbled or happy to...
The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!
Asus PadFone 2 preview: forget the pad, this is a great phone in its own right
How does the Nokia Lumia 925 stack up against its high-end competition?

ZX Spectrum: 30 years old, and still one of the cheapest computers ever made

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Today is the 30th birthday of the ZX Spectrum, one of the most popular home computers ever made, and probably the single most important factor in the creation of the IT industry in the UK. The ZX Spectrum, made by Sinclair Research in Cambridge, England is usually considered the UK...
ZX Spectrum: 30 years old, and still one of the cheapest computers ever made
How Intel's new president Renee James learned the ropes from the legendary Andy Grove
LG Optimus L7 review

Big Bird film project raises money to profile Sesame Street puppeteer

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Caroll Spinney has given life to Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird, and now a Kickstarter documentary hopes to tell his storyAfter portraying Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street began more than 40 years ago, puppeteer Caroll Spinney is now set to have the spotlight turned on...
Big Bird film project raises money to profile Sesame Street puppeteer

Is Shigeru Miyamoto's game over at Nintendo?

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Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto turns 60 this year, but the father of Mario and Zelda has no thoughts of retiring. Simon Parkin met up with him in Paris"Why do you still play video games?"Shigeru Miyamoto is tired. Jetlag is partly to blame – the 11-hour flight from his hometown Kyoto...
Is Shigeru Miyamoto's game over at Nintendo?

Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks

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One of the most important pieces of research to emerge last year was "Media Piracy in Emerging Economies". A central theme was that much unauthorized copying around the world is driven by attempts to impose Western-level prices everywhere, resulting in media goods that are simply beyond the reach of most...
Costa Rican Students Fight For The Right To Photocopy Textbooks

WATCH: That Time Jon Hamm Wouldn't Leave Marc Maron's House

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Marc Maron seems to have a pretty good life right now, with the success of his podcast "WTF" where the stand-up veteran interviews his comedy contemporaries. But the job does have one downside: Sometimes, his interview subjects won't leave his house after they finish, he told Jimmy Kimmel last night...
WATCH: That Time Jon Hamm Wouldn't Leave Marc Maron's House
'Braid' creator Jonathan Blow talks art games and getting rich

LG Optimus 3D Max wages dual-core war in benchmark tests

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A mere day has passed since we stumbled upon initial benchmarks for the Optimus 4X HD, and now, yet another LG smartphone has tossed its hat into the arena. In the Optimus 3D Max's arsenal is a dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, which is part of the TI OMAP 4430 SoC....
LG Optimus 3D Max wages dual-core war in benchmark tests

Where Entrepreneurs Come From

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By Yuliya Chernova When Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, for The Wall Street Journal, asked three successful entrepreneurs where they came from, the biologist in the room, J. Craig Venter, who decoded the human genome, clarified the issue: “Sex.” Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive of...
Where Entrepreneurs Come From

With Glass, Google Gives a Fashion Icon a New Toy (Video)

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DVF It’s tough being a rich and famous fashion mogul. You’ve seen the best of the world. You have exclusive access to private events. You have expensive tastes — as you should. And then all of the sudden, Google hands you a fancy new toy. That’s been the case for...
With Glass, Google Gives a Fashion Icon a New Toy (Video)
Chinese Entrepreneurs and the Dwindling Importance of the American Connection
NASA chief rules out manned Moon mission in the foreseeable future
Katy Perry in 3D: totally unique, just like everyone else

Japanese carrier debuts 'the world's smallest and lightest phone'

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Japanese carrier Willcom has just announced the Phone Strap 2 WX06A, which it calls the world's "smallest and lightest phone." The Phone Strap 2 is the sequel to the original Phone Strap, measures just 32 x 70 x 10.7mm, and weighs only 32 grams. That's actually slightly thicker than...
Japanese carrier debuts 'the world's smallest and lightest phone'

Providing a springboard for women entrepreneurs in India

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Meghana Musunuri was a typical female entrepreneur in India. Born and brought up in Medak, she received a good education and spent time abroad both studying and working. Eventually, she decided to return to India and make a difference in her native country. After teaching in London for more than...
Providing a springboard for women entrepreneurs in India
Retail brick and mortar may not die completely, but it's dying as we know it

Backed Or Whacked: Kickstarter's Great Wallet Project Glut Of 2012

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Crowdfunding campaigns employ all kinds of logical and emotional appeals to get you to dig into your wallet. But...
Backed Or Whacked: Kickstarter's Great Wallet Project Glut Of 2012
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition review: Flawed, but still classic

TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)

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Previous endeavors in the stratospheric and ultra-high end phone market have resulted in fanciful hardware made out of exotic materials, often marred by perplexingly outdated innards. If you believe TAG Heuer's latest marketing hyperbole, that's set to change with its upcoming Racer smartphone. Just like its bespoke contemporaries, there's...
TAG Heuer's Racer smartphone wants to be as ostentatious and flashy as your supercar (video)
Screenreader enables blind programmer to succeed on the App Store (exclusive)

RIM's Sad Reality: Collapse Has Been Obvious for a Long Time

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Let's be real: Anyone who's been paying attention isn't surprised by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's recent collapse. It's unfortunate, but it's been inevitable. On Thursday, RIM announced its latest bad news: Last quarter's sales and losses were worse than expected, and its new BlackBerry 10 platform won't be ready until...
RIM's Sad Reality: Collapse Has Been Obvious for a Long Time
'The Thing' Redialed: how a BBS changed the art world and came back from the dead
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