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Xbox One Joins the Gamecasting Fray With Social Game DVR

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Games were given second billing at Microsoft’s Xbox One unveiling yesterday, but one of the coolest new features of the new console is only for games: Xbox One will be a social-media-ready DVR for gameplay video recaps. Which means, in a nutshell, that developers will be able to tell their...
Xbox One Joins the Gamecasting Fray With Social Game DVR

Hope For Flickr? Marissa Mayer Joins Photo-Sharing Site, Reportedly Doubles Team

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It looks like FLickr may be getting some much-needed love from its corporate parent Yahoo — Yahoo’s new CEO Marissa Mayer just created an account on the photo-sharing site. That may not seem like a big deal, but neither Carol Bartz nor Scott Thompson, Yahoo’s past two CEOs, had a...
Hope For Flickr? Marissa Mayer Joins Photo-Sharing Site, Reportedly Doubles Team

How Snapchat took over Yale

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Snapchat isn’t localized to high schools anymore. During the fall term, Snapchat use exploded amongst Yale undergrads. After viewing Snapchat’s rampant growth on Yale’s campus firsthand, I understand why Snapchat’s features are compelling, and why it’s growing so damn fast. Snapchat is growing fast In September, virtually no one...
How Snapchat took over Yale

Online daters, be warned! 1 in 10 profiles are scams, report reveals

venturebeat.com
Dabble in online dating? It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.  A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine. The scam typically works like this: a con...
Online daters, be warned! 1 in 10 profiles are scams, report reveals
Twitter gets a paparazzi makeover: bigger, bolder profiles, photo stream on mobile

Sniper V2 Elite – review

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Xbox 360/PS3/PC; £xxx; cert 16+; 505 Games/RebellionA criticism often levelled against gun games is their routine failure to address the consequences of the violence they demand their players perform. Nathan Drake may be an affable, swashbuckling hero in the cutscenes, but in action he is a cold-blooded murderer, never pausing...
Sniper V2 Elite – review

TheOatmeal Fights Back Against Troll Lawyer

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TheOatmeal is a great web comic featuring funny birthday cards, wacky bear sex, and other merriment. It’s drawn by Matthew Inman and is great. Now, however, it’s the target of a decidedly odd – and funny – slander lawsuit. Sadly the post is up and down right now but the...
TheOatmeal Fights Back Against Troll Lawyer
About.me will now take your money -- that's you, narcissist

Students: how to be boss-friendly online

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Is your Facebook full of dodgy photos? Is your Twitter feed a list of drunken ramblings? Let a digital expert help you clean up your profile - and give your job prospects a boostHave you been getting warnings from your university to clean up your online profile? Perhaps you've been...
Students: how to be boss-friendly online

Tomb Raider - review

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PC/PS3/Xbox 360; £39.99; Square-Enix; 18+There's a moment at the start of Tomb Raider Legend - Crystal Dynamic's first Tomb Raider game, released in 2006 - when Lara Croft, the archaeologist destined for spinal troubles in later life, meets an armed guard standing with his back to her at the yawning...
Tomb Raider - review

From frags to riches: how City Interactive took out the big guns

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How the huge success of Sniper: Ghost Warrior changed the fortunes of a lowly Polish publisherFor 10 years, City Interactive based its business around budget video games. While its Polish neighbour CD Projekt, developer of The Witcher, chose to compete with the triple-A blockbuster RPGs of America and Japan, this...
From frags to riches: how City Interactive took out the big guns

Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny - app review

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(69p, Butterscotch Shenanigans, iOS/Android)Rare gems of originality are often crowded out in the busy app market but occasionally one really does shine. Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny (65-60p, Butterscotch Shenanigans, iOS/Android) has some impressively fresh gameplay. You play the part of an old Indian man, Hardik, who is whisked...
Towelfight 2: The Monocle of Destiny - app review

The semantic web: Can it make Google as smart as IBM Watson?

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Once upon a time, search was the greatest thing since sliced bread. Most of us still couldn’t live without it, but hardly an hour goes by that we aren’t cursing the lousy results from our otherwise favorite search engine. Queries which seem straightforward to us stump even the mighty Google,...
The semantic web: Can it make Google as smart as IBM Watson?
How Google Author Rank could change content marketing... and journalism

Deadlight - review

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XBLA; 1,200 MSP; cert 17+; Tequila WorksWe knock them to the ground with broken chairs, sever their limbs with kitchen knives, side step their faux-amorous lunges and headshot after headshot after headshot. But still no button press has yet managed to stem the cultural advance of the video game zombie....
Deadlight - review
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