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  • News: Humble Indie Bundle 3 Raises Over $2M, Sells 372,235 Copies

    Humble Indie Bundle 3 has officially closed up shop, with donations topping out at $2.16 million. Gamers were even more generous this time around, with HIB3 comfortably beating the previous record held by Humble Indie Bundle 2, which racked up $1.8 in sales and donations. Every person who bought the collection of indie games is now the proud, DRM-free owner of Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, And Yet It Moves, Steel Storm, and Atom Zombie Smasher.

  • Opinion: Instant Coupons Change Discounts For Small Businesses

    LivingSocial, the largest daily deal site behind Groupon, has rolled out an interesting way to purchase your next burrito, yoga class, or massage appointment. It's called LivingSocial Instant, modeled after Groupon's Now coupons, which are served to mobile users for short periods of time. If you're walking by an ice cream shop, for example, a LivingSocial Instant coupon could ping your mobile phone, via an app, that you have an hour to get 50 percent off a banana split.

  • News: Verizon makes its satellite dishes available as standard service

    Verizon is turning its 19 years of responding to hurricanes and disasters with ground-based mobile satellite technology into a standard service for businesses and governments.

  • News: ITC to investigate another Apple complaint against HTC

    HTC faces even more pressure from Apple, now that the U.S. International Trade Commission has agreed to investigate another patent-infringement complaint against the Android phone maker.

  • Opinion: Acer Taking on MacBook Air with Ultrabook Laptop

    Acer plans to rival the MacBook Air this October with a new 13.3-inch Ultrabook laptop featuring Intel Core Sandy Bridge chips, longer battery life, and solid-state or hard disk storage options, according to the latest rumors. The supposed Acer Aspire 3951 is clearly a MacBook Air-inspired device including design choices such as silver aluminum casing, large trackpad, and chiclet keyboard. Images of the purported new laptop recently leaked online through the [News: Boxee launches iPad app, AirPlay integration

    The Internet video streaming service Boxee took square aim at the Apple crowd on Tuesday, launching both an iPad application and a firmware update to its own Boxee Box hardware that includes AirPlay integration as an "experimental" feature.

  • Opinion: BlackBerry Blog Hacked for Helping Police Quell Riots

    Hackers defaced the official Blackberry Blog today in retaliation for Research In Motion's pledge to assist police "in any way we can" in their efforts to quell the riots in London in recent days.

  • News: Visa to make it easier for merchants to adopt chip-based card payments

    Visa today announced plans that will let qualifying merchants in the U.S. eliminate the need to annually validate their compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) data security standard.

  • News: Toshiba to sell glasses-free 3D laptop for $1,699

    Toshiba will start selling its first glasses-free 3D laptop later this month for US$1,699 to free viewers from the awkwardness of wearing 3D glasses to view multimedia content, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Opinion: Jordan To Build $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park

    There are plenty of die hard trekkies out there, willing to spend a fortune on their (understandable) obsession but this one really takes the cake. King Abdullah of Jordan, who was once an extra on Star Trek: Voyager, has apparently just committed $1.5 Billion to building a Star Trek theme park in the gulf state.

  • News: Windows 7 to crack 40% share by year's end

    Windows 7 will be on 42% of the world's computers by the end of this year, a Gartner analyst predicted today

  • News: UK Rock Band Bracing for a Fight with Ubisoft

    Unsigned UK band Rocksmith is preparing for a legal battle against Ubisoft to protect its name from the publishing giant's trademark applications.

  • News: Scosche myTrek exercise monitor hits the ground running

    Months after it made a big splash at Macworld 2011, Scosche Industries’s myTrek exercise-monitoring system for iOS devices is finally hitting the market.

  • News: London rioters plan on Blackberrys as RIM speaks to police

    Blackberry manufacturer RIM has promised to work closely with police after claims that rioters who spread destruction across London, Birmingham and Liverpool last night used their Blackberry devices to co-ordinate action.

  • News: New Free ESPN app to show every Barclays Premier League goal

    This season football fans can watch video clips of all the goals from every Barclays Premier League match – completely free on the ESPN Goals app.

  • News: Team Bondi's Assets and IP Sold Off

    Troubled Sydney studio Team Bondi has reportedly sold off its video game IP and other remaining assets, while staff have been offered alternative employment or severance pay.

  • News: 6 tools that help businesses tame Twitter

    Twitter can be a powerful business tool, not to mention a valuable source of metrics data and feedback. If not managed properly, though, Twitter tweets can quickly become overwhelming -- sifting out the nonsense to get to the nuggets of useful information can become a full-time job. Thankfully, there are a variety of tools you can employ to help your business manage Twitter and cut through the noise.

  • News: New Project Aims to Catalog 'Historic Gaming Locations'

    Gaming writer and historian Patrick Scott Patterson hopes to assemble the definitive list of notable locations that played a pivotal role in the development of video games.

  • News: Study: Companies Lose Millions from Missing Memory Sticks

    While data breaches by hackers get headlines, another form of data leakage can be very damaging to a company's bottom line, too. Most notably, that is sensitive data lost on the USB memory sticks.

  • News: Hackers threaten BlackBerry over London riot pledge

    Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry Blog, has been targeted by hackers in what appears to be retaliation for RIM revealing it will "assist the authorities" in tracking down rioters that have spread violence across the UK over the past three days.



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