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Popular Nintendo war game Panzer Tactics invades iPad

If you’re an iPad-owning fan of turn-based tactical games, you’ll be happy to know that popular Nintendo DS game <i>Panzer Tactics DS</i> has received an iPad remake.<p>Called <i>Panzer Tactics HD</i>, the game puts players in 1939 Europe and allows them to engage in three mission-extensive campaigns — creating …

Epic's Unreal Engine 4 'Flappy Bird' homage 'Tappy Chicken' now available for free (update: video!)

Epic Games can crow all it wants about how easy its next-gen development toolset is to use, but until we actually see results, those words are pretty hollow. That changes today with the release of <i>Tappy Chicken,</i> the first Unreal Engine 4 game released for Android, HTML5 browsers and iOS. Yeah, it's …

Facebook wants you to think hard before you share

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Facebook will now start bugging you about whether you really want to share that photo or that comment with all those …

Make the Case: Is Net Neutrality a Good Idea?

New Dimensions: 10 Amazing Things Printed In 3D

<i>Jordan Forrest is a freelance writer. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission.</i><p>Using a machine to print an object from scratch may sound like something out of a sci-fi novel, but the concept has actually been around for more than 30 years. As …

Investigators Target eBay Over Massive Data Breach

Attorneys General in three U.S. states along with European officials are investigating a massive data breach at eBay which may have compromised more …

Samsung could go head-to-head with Oculus Rift VR headset

Samsung could be the first company to go all "Lawnmower Man" on us with reports of a virtual reality headset that could pip Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift to our eyeballs.<p>The rumoured virtual reality headset, which would strap on your head with screens in front of your eyes that make it feel like …

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How to spring-clean a PC that has problems booting

I have a six-year-old HP DX2250 running Windows Vista Home Basic, which I tend to keep on all the time, just putting it in sleep mode when I'm not using it. Of late, if the machine has to shut down (eg to complete the installation of Windows updates), it won't get past the blue "HP Invent" screen. …

Dating App Coffee Meets Bagel Ditches Twilio With New IM Features

When I wrote about the Coffee Meets Bagel dating service more than two years ago, I hoped (but didn’t quite believe) that it would last this long. Yet, here we are.<p>The company has received $2.8 million in funding and is today launching the biggest update yet to the app.<p>Coffee Meets Bagel takes a …

Shake your moneymaker: PlayStation 4 is already profitable for Sony

While Sony is struggling as a corporation, its gaming division is doing what it can to bring in the cash.<p>The PlayStation 4 is already making money for the Japanese company after only half a year on the market. Sony chief executive officer Kazuo Hirai revealed that the latest console is booming and …

A Paralyzed Teen Will Kick The First World Cup Ball Thanks To A Robotic Exoskeleton

The 2014 World Cup begins next month in Brazil and will feature something truly amazing: the plan is for a paralyzed, non-ambulatory Brazilian teenager to stand up and kick the first ball of the first game using a motorized exoskeleton and special 3D-printed helmet.<p>Created by an international team …