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Here Are Some Mockups Of What The Rumored Budget iPhone Could Look Like (AAPL)

Anarchy Reigns - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, Sega, cert: 16Anarchy Reigns is a strange game, a contradictory mix of the chaotic and the methodical, the cutting edge and the quaintly old-fashioned. On the one hand it's a throwback, an arcade-style brawler indebted to Spikeout, Power Stone and Streets of Rage.On the other, it's evolutionary...
Anarchy Reigns - review
Dwarf Fortress: Ten hours with the most inscrutable video game of all time

Wantful Goes Corporate to Make Sure Your Boss Doesn't Get You Another Fruit Basket This Holiday

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The holidays are rough. There’s a reason why everyone used to believe that suicide rates spiked around Christmas – waiting in line at whichever store happens to be selling the gift you absolutely “have” to get is enough to make even the most stable person contemplate offing themselves. Now imagine...
Wantful Goes Corporate to Make Sure Your Boss Doesn't Get You Another Fruit Basket This Holiday
Startups: Bringing Babysitting Into the iPhone Era
Fujifilm X100S review: Making today's pictures with yesterday's design

Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

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This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 players in a single game. Borrowing the same scoresheet setup of a first-person shooter, you'll...
Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

Chatterbox: Wednesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Vita launch day! Did anyone queue to buy one last night? Have you had a go on it? What's it like? Or do you think the whole thing is a bizarre throwback to a different age of Game Gears,...
Chatterbox: Wednesday

HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

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Before we go into more detail on HTC's Desire X, cast your memory back to a time before the outfit announced the "One" line of Android phones. You may remember names such as Wildfire, Sensation, Rhyme and, of course, Desire. Likewise, you may also remember a certain amount of...
HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?

The Key to Being Good at Twitter Is Tweeting Sappy Stuff You Used to Put in Your Away Message

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Awwwz. (Photo: Twitter) We’ve always wondered if there were any holdouts still ascribing to the mating rituals of AOL 4.0, when users telegraphed their feelings by filling their away messages with maudlin love quotes. It turns out, those methods are alive and well. Some women ages 20 to 35 are...
The Key to Being Good at Twitter Is Tweeting Sappy Stuff You Used to Put in Your Away Message

Samsung Debuts S View Cover For Galaxy S 4 With Integrated Display

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Samsung didn’t just unveil a new flagship smartphone today: it also introduced a cover accessory for that device with unique features. The S View cover has an integrated pass-through window for the main display, which can provide at-a-glance access to basic info like call display, SMS, current battery status and...
Samsung Debuts S View Cover For Galaxy S 4 With Integrated Display

Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

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Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. Steve Wozniak pioneered the personal computing industry with the Apple I and II. In a throwback to our 31st issue of Distro, we'll take a very thorough...
Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios

Snoop Lion Now Has an App, But It's Instagram He Really Loves

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SNOOP. “I’m still Snoop Dogg. Snoop Lion is an extension of Snoop Dogg. He’s the fine-tuned Snoop Dogg, the perfection of Snoop Dogg in so many words.” The fine-tuned version of Snoop Dogg showed up an hour late to last night’s panel at the Soho Apple Store. Given that he’s...
Snoop Lion Now Has an App, But It's Instagram He Really Loves

Google Buzz and hybrid blogging

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Tim O'Reilly and DeWitt Clinton are both experimenting with Google Buzz as a long form -- well, longer form -- publishing tool. It's an interesting adaptation for Buzz, and I think they're on to something. Here's why: Blogs are great for getting people to a site. Twitter is great for...
Google Buzz and hybrid blogging

Apple Introduces Three New Mac Ads During Olympics Opening Ceremonies

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Apple debuted three new ads tonight during the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies featuring an "Apple Genius" helping a Mac owner on a plane, and another while his wife is giving birth. A third ad features a Genius telling a customer who thought he bought a Mac that he really...
Apple Introduces Three New Mac Ads During Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- the launch trailer sizzles

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The makers of the next epic release in the Call of Duty series hint at a bold new future for the franchise. With a throwback: You can ride horses. [Read more]...
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- the launch trailer sizzles

Did Zuck fall prey with Instagram to the same mistake he made with Twitter?

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This is a bit of a throwback, but remember when Twitter was the newest thing in the world, and the likes of CNN were falling over themselves to ‘get hip’ by using the service? It led to endless free press for the little company, and big user growth. That user...
Did Zuck fall prey with Instagram to the same mistake he made with Twitter?

Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media

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As a wave of new hopefuls enter the online travel market using social media elements to stand out from the pack, two more traditional sites that focus on vacation rental accommodation, Roomorama and Lofty, are merging to scale up, and they’re picking up a $2.1 million seed round to help...
Roomorama And Lofty Merge Online Rental Sites, Take $2.1M Seed Round From ProFounders, Lerer Media

Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week

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This week, Ars reviewed the 21.5 inch iMac and iTunes 11, weighed in on a court filing saying that the jury foreman in the Apple v. Samsung case knew little to nothing about the details of the case before the trial, and dug in to NASA's Curiosity discoveries (which...
Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week
How 'Retro City Rampage' finally came to the NES
Wii U's restrictive DRM is a baffling throwback

Microsoft Loses Appeal of EU Antitrust Judgment From Another Era

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Right on schedule, the European Union General Court rejected Microsoft's appeal to dismiss $1.12 billion in fines for allegedly not complying with a 2004 antitrust order. The judgment, which leaves most of the fine print in place, is in some ways a relic of another time - one when Microsoft...
Microsoft Loses Appeal of EU Antitrust Judgment From Another Era

Barry Diller vows to support Expedia as long as he's 'sentient'

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Barry Diller Sometimes billionaires say the darndest things. That’s how we felt after reading the latest statements from media mogul Barry Diller who circulated a memo to Expedia staffers today after news hit that he planned to sell his stake in TripAdvisor and step down as chairman. You may recall...
Barry Diller vows to support Expedia as long as he's 'sentient'

MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8

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This story was originally published in February. We are republishing it because Steve Sinofsky is in the news after Microsoft launched Windows 8, the most radical change to its ubiquitous operating system in 17 years. Sinofsky is the man responsible for that change. It was summer 2009. Microsoft had...
MEET THE NEXT CEO OF MICROSOFT: Steven Sinofsky Is The Man Who Made Windows 8

How Brands Can Use The Most Popular Instagram Hashtags

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. Four Ways Brands Can Leverage Instagram Hashtags (Ignite Social Media) #NoFilter -- If you spent all that money on a professional photoshoot,...
How Brands Can Use The Most Popular Instagram Hashtags
Satirical 'Startup' Vooza Gets Serious About What It's Really Up To -- A New Kind Of Web Advertising

Redbox Instant CEO: Netflix was wrong to sideline DVDs

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A digital media service – that also offers DVDs? In 2013? “We are a bit of a throwback,” admitted Redbox Instant by Verizon CEO Shawn Strickland at a small press event in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Common wisdom in the industry is that consumers are moving towards streaming and that...
Redbox Instant CEO: Netflix was wrong to sideline DVDs

London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - review

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Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Sega, cert: 3, out nowIt should come as no surprise that the Games have their own game. Every major and minor competition (yes, even darts) throws up a spin-off, but London 2012, like the Olympics itself, has a much richer heritage than most - from the...
London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games - review
Quick Review: Verizon’s Droid Incredible…isn’t

Five Reasons Why Chatroulette is Addictive, and Worth a Try

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Everyone (from the mainstream media to celebrities) is obsessing over Chatroulette, the website that randomly connects users via one-on-one videochat with strangers around the world. Why is it so addictive? As Wired’s resident Chatroulette expert (I’ve been using the service since it was created in late 2009), I think I...
Five Reasons Why Chatroulette is Addictive, and Worth a Try
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