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SimCity Intro Video Released, Space Rockets Spotted

Maxis today released the opening video for the upcoming SimCity. The video is the same one player will see upon booting up the game. The footage comes completely from in-game play and shows off several of the features EA and …

Monopoly Is Replacing a Classic Game Piece and They’ve Enlisted Facebook’s Help
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The classic game Monopoly, everyone’s very first rage quit, is asking its Facebook fans to help in a very important decision. Monopoly wants to retire one of their classic game pieces, and they want to replace it with a new …

London Underground 150th Anniversary Celebrated With Google Doodle London Underground 150th Anniversary Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its UK homepage today, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. For those unfamiliar with the Underground, it’s a transit system in the UK, which serves a big part of Greater London, as …

Mark Cuban Fined Over Twitter Rant At Refs Mark Cuban Fined Over Twitter Rant At Refs
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Mark Cuban, for the second time in a year, has been fined for his public criticism of game officials. The Mavericks owner took out his frustration over two back-to-back losses on Twitter; the second loss–to the Hornets–was the straw that …

CES 2013: Relive The Magic Of Nvidia’s Opening Keynote CES 2013: Relive The Magic Of Nvidia’s Opening Keynote

Nvidia officially kicked off CES by hosting its keynote on Sunday evening. The press conference was at 8 p.m. PST, however, and many people may have been already in bed. If you were too busy sleeping instead of catching up …

The Sims 3: University Life Trailer, Details Released
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EA and Maxis have announced that three new The Sims 3 expansion packs will be released in 2013: The Sims 3 University Life, The Sims 3 Island Paradise, and another untitled expansion. There is no word on when Island Paradise …

LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members LinkedIn Hits 200 Million Members
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Today, LinkedIn is announcing a pretty significant milestone. The social network for professionals has just topped 200 million members. For reference, LinkedIn hit 100 million members back in March of 2011 – meaning it’s taken them nearly two years to …

MLB’s Official Wireless Sponsor is Now T-Mobile MLB’s Official Wireless Sponsor is Now T-Mobile

Major League Baseball (MLB) and T-Mobile today announced a multi-year marketing partnership that makes T-Mobile the official wireless sponsor of MLB. As part of the deal, T-Mobile will “enhance” MLB games with its wireless technology. The agreement includes T-Mobile providing …

Facebook Is “Building” Something, Will Unveil It Next Week Facebook Is “Building” Something, Will Unveil It Next Week
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Facebook isn’t at CES, which is taking place right now (neither is Apple, Amazon, or Google for that matter). But that doesn’t mean that the company doesn’t have a big announcement in the works. We, like most tech press, just …

Flu Outbreak Claiming Lives, Filling Hospitals

The flu. Every year we dread the coming of winter and all the nasty things it brings, and the flu is at the top of that list. And while 2013 isn’t proving to be quite as bad as previous years–so …

1TB Flash Drive Unveiled At CES 2013 As 512GB Version Ships 1TB Flash Drive Unveiled At CES 2013 As 512GB Version Ships
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As previously reported, Kingston announced that it will launch a 1TB flash drive this year. It’s called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0. A 512GB version is already shipping, and the 1TB version will be available at an unspecified date later …

CES 2013: More Details On Valve’s Steam Box Emerge

On Tuesday morning, CES 2013 opened with the news that the oft-rumored Steam box was real. The hardware is a mini-PC that will bring PC gaming to the living room. It’s Valve’s attempt at taking on the console market, and …

Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge

Last month, Foursquare made a pretty significant update to both the check-in screen and location pages on their iOS and Android apps. The update brought large, swipable photos front and center, added relevant info like hours, rating, and more to …

Kevin Bacon: “Chemistry Class” Includes Making Out

Kevin Bacon, who stars in the new Fox thriller “The Following”, reportedly has quite a bit of chemistry with his male co-star, James Purefoy. In fact, a reporter at a press conference recently noted how well the duo works together …

Prof: Newtown Didn’t Happen The Way We Think It Did
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As the families of the slain begin a new year and try to pick up the pieces of their lives, the rest of the country does the same. A tragedy on the scale of the Newtown shootings is something most …

Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses Microsoft Has Now Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses
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It was announced back in November that Microsoft had sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses in one month. It was a pretty impressive figure at the time, and Microsoft was plenty proud of its early success. Now it’s been a …

Mars Rover Curiosity Tidies Up a Rock

Though most of Mars rover Curiosity‘s on-board tools have already been used successfully, a few specific instruments remain to be tested. One of those instruments is the rover’s hammering drill, which it is preparing to test on a rock in …

How Twitter Understands Why You’re Really Searching For ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ (And Decides What Ads To Serve You) How Twitter Understands Why You’re Really Searching For ‘Honey Nut Cheerios’ (And Decides What Ads To Serve You)

Twitter’s Edwin Chen and Alpa Jain wrote an interesting post on the company’s engineering blog about improving Twitter search “with real-time computation”. They discuss the challenges of real-time search from an advertising perspective. I’ve written quite a few articles about …

Brandi Glanville Confronts Woman Who Cheated With Husband
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Brandi Glanville, the ex-wife of actor Eddie Cibrian, seems to be moving on from her beef with LeAnn Rimes for the moment and has set her sights on a new woman: Scheana Marie, who says she cheated with Cibrian while …

Kickstarter Boasts 2.2M+ Pledgers, $319M Pledged, and Many More Year-End Stats Kickstarter Boasts 2.2M+ Pledgers, $319M Pledged, and Many More Year-End Stats

Online crowdfunding leader Kickstarter may be a little late to the game – but late is bette than never, right? They’re finally published their 2012 year-in-review, and it’s in the form of a fun little slideshow that not only displays …

iPhone 5S Rumor: Apple Planning Low Cost iPhone For Emerging Markets iPhone 5S Rumor: Apple Planning Low Cost iPhone For Emerging Markets
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Just like the iPhone 5 before it, details on the iPhone 5S are already being leaked months ahead of its expected reveal later this year. The latest rumors concern the theory that Apple may be planning to release two iPhone …

Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More

Foursquare held its annual Hackathon over the weekend, and they saw over 200 hackers participate in building apps using Foursquare’s API. Foursquare touts high participation in NYC, San Francisco, and “unofficial” sites like Myrtle Beach, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Out …

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Game Announced

LEGO Batman 2 marked a turning point for the LEGO video games. It featured open-world gameplay and fully-voiced super hero characters. Now, it appears DC super heroes won’t be the only ones to get the LEGO treatment. Warner Bros., Marvel, …

Netflix Launches Super HD And 3D Streaming Netflix Launches Super HD And 3D Streaming

Netflix announced the launch of Super HD and 3D streaming options today, with availability only through ISPs who are partners with Netflix’s Open Connect content delivery network, launched last year. Among these partners are Cablevision, Virgin Media, British Telecom, Telmex, …