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Take A Look At The Next Game From The Makers Of Angry Birds

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Amazing Alex just hit the App Store and Google Play store today. The puzzle game is made Rovio, the same people who brought you Angry Birds. Amazing Alex is a physics game based off of a similar game, Casey's Contraptions. Rovio acquired the rights to the game earlier in the...
Take A Look At The Next Game From The Makers Of Angry Birds

Angry Birds follow-up dubbed ‘Amazing Alex’

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Rovio earlier this week confirmed that it bought the IP for the game Casey’s Contraptions. The company’s founder and CEO Mikael Hed revealed to Finnish TV channel Yle on Friday that the game will have an educational element and revolve around Alex, a curious young boy who loves to...
Angry Birds follow-up dubbed ‘Amazing Alex’

Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses everywhere weep for lost productivity (video)

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It's finally happening: after roughly two and a half years, Rovio Mobile is weaning itself off of its addiction to avians. The company's first non-bird title in what feels like an eternity, Amazing Alex, will be reaching the official stores for both Android and iOS come July 12th. Strictly...
Rovio's Amazing Alex arrives on Android and iOS July 12th, bosses everywhere weep for lost productivity (video)

iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

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It’s Saturday morning at the eBay/PayPal headquarters, and developers are busy preparing for the second day of iPad development at the first official iPadDevCamp (brought to us by the same people who previously organized three iPhoneDevCamp events). The coffee is brewed and the bagels are served. Teams were formed last night...
iPadDevCamp: The Future of iPad Apps

Bad Piggies: Rovio's Next Game Will Let You Play As The Pigs, Launches September 27

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You can only kill so many pigs in Angry Birds before you inevitably start to feel a bit of empathy with them, so it doesn’t come as a huge surprise that the next game in Rovio‘s franchise will let you experience the Angry Birds universe from the pigs’ perspective. The...
Bad Piggies: Rovio's Next Game Will Let You Play As The Pigs, Launches September 27

Google Announces Offline Maps, 3D Fly-over Views, and Street View Expansion

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Google's Mapping team goes offline with mobile Google Maps, shows off backpack-sized Street View contraptions, and wows with new 3D fly-over technology....
Google Announces Offline Maps, 3D Fly-over Views, and Street View Expansion

Rovio has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions, new release this summer

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Rovio has reportedly confirmed that it has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions from developers Snappy Touch and Mystery Coconut. Tucked into the announcement that Rovio’s Angry Birds titles hit 1 billion cumulative downloads, Rovio shared a sneak peek of its next major franchise, which was a red flag for the gaming industry. According to Gamasutra,...
Rovio has acquired the IP rights to Casey’s Contraptions, new release this summer

Getting to grips with social media

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The way brands are communicated to their customers is undergoing massive change in a world of modern and developing media activity. Jemima Kiss reports on what the new landscape looks likeSocial media is a marketing revolution, enabling new ways to engage with customers and potential customers, and empowering customers to...
Getting to grips with social media

Fez – review

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Xbox 360; 800 MSP; cert 3+; PolytronFive years in the making, and yet as fresh as one of the 10x10 pixel daisies that punctuate its felt-tip green hills, Fez is at once a tribute to the joy of childhood exploration, the wonder of adolescent Nintendo video games and the adult...
Fez – review

The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices

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The BBC has been slowly rolling out updates and overhauls across its digital services over the past year or so, and today it launched the latest iteration to BBC News for mobile devices. The broadcaster may have native mobile apps for Android and iOS, but there are some who access...
The BBC rolls out new ‘responsive’ mobile site, tailoring news layout to suit multiple devices
Moleskine Notebook And "Analog App" Brings Manual Photo And Video Mixing To iPhone

After Sandy, Wired New Yorkers Get Reconnected With Pay Phones

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NEW YORK — Alison Caporimo, a 24-year-old who lives in Manhattan’s East Village, is undaunted by newfangled smartphones and computers. But as for old-fashioned, coin-slot pay phones? The magazine editor had never really trained her Warby Parker eyeglasses on the contraptions. “I lost a lot of coins,” confesses Ms. Caporimo,...
After Sandy, Wired New Yorkers Get Reconnected With Pay Phones

Storage: Violin Memory

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Narayan Venkat turned around, and there was Joe Tucci, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of EMC. It was a bit like one of the Vandals receiving a visit from the emperor of Rome. Over the past thirty years, EMC has built a $56 billion empire selling beefy hardware...
Storage: Violin Memory

Angry Birds creator confirms name of next game to be ‘Amazing Alex’

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Are you such an Angry Birds fan that you just can’t wait for the next game out of Rovio? Well luckily for you, that time seems to be coming soon. As noted by The Next Web, Rovio CEO announced on a Finnish TV channel that the Angry Birds successor will...
Angry Birds creator confirms name of next game to be ‘Amazing Alex’

Rovio releases Amazing Alex trailer, details gameplay and features of new iOS and Android apps

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Showing there is life beyond (the hugely successful) Angry Birds franchise, Rovio has today pushed live the official trailer for its new ‘Amazing Alex‘ smartphone and tablet game, detailing the features, levels and social elements of its new title, launching in July. Rovio touts Amazing Alex as an “amazing new...
Rovio releases Amazing Alex trailer, details gameplay and features of new iOS and Android apps

Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, Tapjoy and Rovio

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Google Play passes 15 billion app downloads — Google’s official Android app store, Google Play has now driven more than 15 billion app downloads over the course of its lifetime, reports TechCrunch. Jury finds Android does infringe on Java copyrights — The jury in the two year long Google/Oracle trial...
Mobile app news roundup: Google Play, Tapjoy and Rovio
Networks: Physicists Foretell Quantum Internet With Entangled Photon Router

Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum

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To weapons companies, Turkish protests sit alongside terrorism as another sales opportunity. It's time to stop the mass poisoningIn the wake of the protests in Turkey, much has been written and said about the iconic "woman in the red dress" pictured in Istanbul's Gezi Park. But there's another story in...
Teargas: a booming market in repressing dissent | Anna Feigenbaum
Bad Piggies review: Rovio's back on its game
Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z leaked: an all-in-one desktop that looks like a PC monitor

DARPA's low-cost silicone robot cloaks like a chameleon, treks like a snail (video)

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Remember those colorful sticky hands that you used to buy for a quarter from grocery store vending machines? Yeah, this is kind of like that -- except that it's a freaking robot. DARPA is currently working to develop low-cost silicone robots that use both air and fluid to control...
DARPA's low-cost silicone robot cloaks like a chameleon, treks like a snail (video)
7-Eleven clerk says Amazon Lockers are pretty much sitting empty

Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

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When Lego introduced the Mindstorms EV3 earlier this year, it bundled building instructions for five "hero" models, several of which can be seen in our CES hands-on. The complex kit of sensors, modules and bricks can do a lot more than that of course, and Lego community members have...
Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)

Rovio's Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Don't Burn Them

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Angry Birds is now a household name. Even Rovio (the company responsible for the ultra-successful bird-flinging app) is a logo as familiar as EAs. But today we’ll have to add another bit of vocabulary to our repetoire. Prepare yourselves: Bad Piggies has arrived. We’ve known about Bad Piggies for a...
Rovio's Bad Piggies Goes Live In The App Store: Build Bridges, Don't Burn Them
Rovio's 'Bad Piggies' trailer shows evil green pigs performing Wile E. Coyote-style antics [video]

At Least the Internet Turned Out to Be a Good Government Investment -- Millions Watched Debate Online

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Who won the first Presidential debate last night? According to the cable news pundits, the winner was Republican candidate Gov. Mitt Romney. The other winner, according to Twitter’s peanut gallery, was Sesame Street’s Big Bird, who came up in Romney’s pitch for cutting PBS funding. But the other other...
At Least the Internet Turned Out to Be a Good Government Investment -- Millions Watched Debate Online
Threeview: A critic, an analyst, and an academic review Bad Piggies

Rovio hopes that Amazing Alex will fly as high as Angry Birds

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Revamped game released for iPhone, iPad and Android but faces iOS competition from Tiny WingsAngry Birds made Rovio's name in the mobile games industry, but the Finnish publisher is hoping that its new game Amazing Alex will prove that there is more than one string to its bow.It has been...
Rovio hopes that Amazing Alex will fly as high as Angry Birds

Rovio's Amazing Alex hits iOS, Android on July 12

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Rovio has revealed that its next game Amazing Alex will be available on iOS and Google Play Thursday, July 12. The game is the company’s first non-Angry Birds branded title to be released in over three years. The basic gameplay and setting for Amazing Alex are taken from Casey’s...
Rovio's Amazing Alex hits iOS, Android on July 12

Nick Gillett rounds up the latest mobile games releases

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It's hard to believe that only a decade ago the apogee of mobile gaming was downloading a crippled version of Pac-Man for a fiver. These days you'll find decades' worth of surprisingly decent mobile entertainment, much of which costs less than a packet of crisps.Star Wars: Falcon Gunner You're gunner...
Nick Gillett rounds up the latest mobile games releases
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