Tiny Game Developer NimbleBit Slams Zynga For Absolutely Shameless Ripoff

January 26, 2012

Last year, the trio of developers at NimbleBit released their iOS game, Tiny Tower. The game puts players in charge of a building and the diminutive residents, dubbed “bitizens” who reside there. The game was a smash hit on both iOS and Android, was downloaded more than nine million times, and earned Apple’s Game of […]

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Symantec Doing Damage Control After Hackers Threaten to Release Source Code

January 26, 2012

Earlier this month, Symantec essentially shrugged after hacker group Lords of Dharmaraja swiped source code to some Symantec products from Indian military servers and threatened to release it. Now, it appears to have been a lot of false bravado on Symantec’s part. Symantec has publicly acknowledged the breach(es), the extent of the damage,…

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Nvidia warns on Q4 Profits Thanks To HDD Shortage

January 26, 2012

If you’ve paid attention to quarterly earnings reports from the major computer OEMs, you’ve likely noticed that the hard drive shortage this fall had an impact, but not a disastrous one. Companies like Intel reported that manufacturer inventories were substantially affected as company’s held off on restocking to see what prices would do, but…

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Blizzard to Auction WoW Servers and Give Proceeds to Charity

January 26, 2012

Here’s a feel-good story to help justify all those hours you spent wandering through Azeroth and leveling up in World of Warcraft when you should have been working, spending time with family, or, if you’re really addicted, showering. Because of you and millions of other WoW gamers, Blizzard needed to upgrade its server hardware to […]

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Western Digital Announces Thunderbolt Dual-Drive Storage System

January 26, 2012

Western Digital today announced it will demonstrate the ultra-fast data transfer rates of its upcoming My Book Thunderbolt Duo dual-drive storage system at the Macworld/iWorld show. The Thunderbolt-equipped My Book gives the storage system access to up to 10Gbps of theoretical throughput on each of two channels in both directions. According…

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Valve Releases (Beta) Mobile Steam App, Not As Exciting As You Think

January 26, 2012

Steam has changed the way many people play games by delivering hundreds of titles through the cloud. Today, Valve (maker of Steam) announced a closed beta of a Steam app for iOS and Android. If the above gets your heart pounding with the possibility that you’ll soon be able to play Steam games on your […]

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New Firmware from OCZ Gives Octane SSDs a Performance Boost

January 26, 2012

Don’t underestimate the power of finely tuned firmware. Underscoring this point is the release of new enhanced IOPS firmware (v1.13) for OCZ’s Octane SATA 3.0 Series solid state drives (SSDs). With the new firmware applied, OCZ promises significant improvements to write performance, over double in some capacities. For all Octane SATA 6Gb/s…

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Google Combines Public Alerts With Google Maps

January 26, 2012

Google recently launched a new project known as Google Public Alerts. With this project, you’ll be able to see relevant weather, public safety, and earthquake alerts directly from Google Maps. Since the information will be from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the US Geological Survey,…

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Nokia Lumina 900 Could Be Coming In March For $100

January 26, 2012

A leaked roadmap for AT&T suggests the carrier is planning to launch the Nokia Lumina 900 on March 18 for a bargain price of $99.99 with a two-year contract. Considering this phone is expected to be one of the high-end Windows Phone devices of the year, the budget-friendly price is a little surprising. Still, if […]

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NZXT Switch 810 Case Review

January 26, 2012

Options, folks. That’s what NZXT is shooting for with its new full-tower Switch 810 case, which can be configured in a number of different ways to optimize airflow or sound reduction and is equally friendly for air- or water-cooling setups. Available in black or white, the NZXT Switch 810 takes a while to get to […]

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