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  • News: Rooks Keep is Unreal-Powered Battle Chess Meets Archon

    Developer RuneStorm is made up of three brothers in South Africa and is perhaps best known for its Unreal Tournament? mods "Ballistic Weapons" for UT2004 and "The Crucible" for UT3, developed as part of the Make Something Unreal? contest and scooping 10 prizes in the process. Now the team is currently preparing its first commercial project, a "fighting strategy game" known as Rooks Keep.

  • News: Gamescom: Mass Effect 3 Provides a 'Standalone Story'

    Speaking at Gamescom, BioWare said that it believed Mass Effect 3 was the perfect entry point to the series thanks to the refinement of all the game systems, and the balance between action game and RPG.

  • News: Career Watch: When the CIO isn't part of the team

    Ask a Premier 100 IT Leader: David O'Berry

  • News: Gamescom: WildStar Blends Ideas for Good MMO Experience

    WildStar is the newest MMO from NCSoft, developed by Carbine Studios. It's a sci-fi MMO with a distinctive World of Warcraft?-esque aesthetic and combat system, but some interesting new features atop these tried and tested formulae that set it apart somewhat from typical examples of the genre.

  • News: Ubisoft -- Best in Show?

    This was a very pleasant surprise. Old-school 2D platforming combines with high definition 3D-compatible graphics and an excellent orchestral soundtrack to produce a game which Ubisoft freely admits draws influence from titles such as Shadow Complex?.

  • News: Cloud Computing: More IT Leaders Turn to SaaS ERP

    In 2006, Epec Engineered Technologies found itself in a situation familiar to many in corporate IT. With a series of business acquisitions behind it, the New Bedford, Mass.-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards, battery packs and other electronic components needed to replace multiple ERP systems with a single platform capable of supporting the entire organization.

  • News: Nokia updates N8 camera functionality

    In a blog post today, Nokia has introduced an optional beta version of an update to the camera app on Nokia N8. If you've got Symbian Anna installed you can get the update from here.I downloaded the .SIS file to my computer, connected my N8 via USB cable and copied the .SIS file to the N8, then tapped on the .SIS file on the N8 with the File Manager and it installed. A restart of the N8 and the new Camera App appeared.

  • News: PayPal Founder Envisions Libertarian Utopia à la BioShock

    Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal and early investor in Facebook and Spotify, has an eye for finding big ideas and watching them grow. Now Thiel has invested $1.25 million of his $1.5 billion into the Seasteading Institute, a Libertarian group inspired by Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged that aims to build experimental floating societies in international waters.

  • News: Cloud Growth Prompts Shift in Enterprise Security Strategies

    What a different global economy this would be if it were only a little bit more like the cloud. As the financial markets go through their bipolar mood swings with every wrenching headline, the market for cloud services has marched steadily upward and onward, seemingly unfazed by the concerns of the non-virtual world.

  • News: Microsoft pursues webOS devs, offers free phones

    Taking advantage of HP's departure from the tablet and smartphone market, Microsoft has offered webOS developers free phones, tools and training to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 platform.

  • News: Wireless sensors could avert bridge disasters

    A University of Maryland researcher has developed inexpensive wireless sensors that could avert the kind of bridge collapse that killed 13 and injured 145 along I-35W in Minneapolis four years ago.

  • News: The race to cloud standards gets crowded

    The rise of cloud computing has led to a strong push from IT leaders at many major companies to develop standards that address issues such as security and data portability in the cloud.

  • News: Big businesses take a small bite of the Apple

    On the surface, USAA looks like a prime example of how Apple is making new inroads into large enterprises. The financial services company has deployed more than 500 iPhones and 300 iPads, has about 200 Macintosh computers, and it's considering bringing in more Macs to displace some of its Windows desktops.

  • News: How to join the gold rush for mobile apps

    As demand surges for apps to run on iOS, Android and whatever operating system will power the next wave of smart mobile devices, companies are facing a dearth of mobile development talent. For IT professionals with programming skills, that gap represents a fresh opportunity to embark on a career makeover.

  • News: 'It's Alive!' Says HP Exec of WebOS

    HP may be out of the tablet hardware business but, it's holding on to its software presence in the market. "The WebOS is not dead," declares Stephen Dewitt, senior vice president of Palm, which is owned by HP.

  • News: Anonymous Plans Second BART Protest

    The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) warned San Francisco area passengers of possible service disruptions on Monday afternoon because of a second protest planned by hacker group Anonymous. The demonstration, dubbed OpBART, is scheduled to start at around 5 p.m. on BART's Civic Center station platform, which is the same place as ">last week's public outcry.

  • News: Hackers Post 1M Danish Government Business Records to Net

    One million records from a business database maintained by the Danish government were posted to the Internet Sunday by an unknown hacker. In a message posted to The Pirate Bay website, the hacker declared the records were being exposed on the Internet as a protest against the government using public funds to process the records in question, then charging the public to access them.

  • Opinion: Is Cloud-Based Backup Safe?

    Melissa has her doubts about backing up online. "With hackers now able to hack into government and large holding companies' computers, wouldn't I also be at risk?"

  • News: AMD Updates CPUs to Boost Laptop Performance, Battery Life

    While competitors Intel and Nvidia are racing off to make smartphone and tablet chips, AMD is standing steadfast to the PC market, announcing today updates to its C- and E-series processors for laptop and desktop PCs.

  • News: Skype Makes Play for Mobile Group Messaging with Acquisition

    Skype announced it will acquire GroupMe, a group messaging smartphone app for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows Phone 7 that lets you create group texts, make conference calls, and share photos and your location. This is the second acquisition for Skype this year after buying video streaming service Qik in January.



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