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Today in iWatch Rumors: 1.5-inch curved screen, LG Exclusivity

You know what 2014 hasn’t had enough of so far?… iWatch Rumors. But we’re here to fix that! According to Korean site DDaily, Apple’s rumored …

Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the Macintosh to the public for the first time

Steve Jobs debuted the first Macintosh computer before a packed room of shareholders on January 24th, 1984. But that wasn't the end of the story: only days later, Jobs appeared before the Boston Computer Society to show the Mac to the public for the first time. <i>Time</i> has recovered the full, 90-minute …

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Thirty years of the Apple Macintosh – in pictures

It is 30 years since Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne sold their most valuable possessions – a VW bus and a calculator – to launch what would become a revolution in home computing. Here we take a look back at Apple history over the years

Aion: Steel Cavalry expansion available for free on Jan. 29

<i>Aion: Steel Cavalry</i>, the upcoming expansion for NCsoft's massively multiplayer online release, is launching for free come Jan. 29, the publisher announced.<p><i>Steel Cavalry</i> features the new Aethertech class, two additional in-game instances, new skills, along with general balances and improvements. …

The Banner Saga Sequel Blocked by Trademark Claims

"We don't enforce against all uses of 'Candy'."<p><b>Update 3:</b> The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studios has released a statement about the ongoing trademark …

Viridi Appears As Stage Hazard In Super Smash Bros. 3DS

<b>Princesses are priceless.</b><p><i>Kid Icarus: Uprising</i>‘s goddess of nature, Viridi, has been confirmed as the latest Stage Hazard for upcoming fighting titles</i> …

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 debut trailer

20 Reasons Why 2014 Is The Year Of Family Gaming

<i>20 reasons why 2014 is shaping up to be the year of the family gamer on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, 3DS, Vita and PC.</i><p>Picking the best family games of 2013 was a surprisingly difficult job. Not only so many to choose from but such high quality. Even so 2014 looks like it will easily eclipse last …

Alienware won't "prevent" users from modding Steam Machine

PC manufacturer Alienware has clarified an earlier report that its upcoming Steam Machine cannot be upgraded by users.<p>Owners will <i>not</i> be locked out of …

DayZ to increase in difficulty once new vehicles are introduced

Dean Hall's zombie survival mod <i>DayZ</i> is slated to increase in difficulty once new vehicles and weapons are introduced, including helicopters and small aircrafts, the developer confirmed in a recent Reddit AMA.<p>"The plan is to increase the difficulty significantly as new functionality comes online …

The Analyst that Blamed Sony for Nintendo’s Woes Has an Amazingly Funny Track Record with the Wii U

Yesterday we showcased a rather interesting report from the Japanese investment and market analysis firm ACE Securities, that blamed Sony for the …

Spelunky mod lets you choose levels to share with friends

A mod for the randomly level-generating indie game <i>Spelunky</i> now lets players choose particular levels to share with friends, Eurogamer reports.<p>With <i>Seedlunky HD</i>, users can create a custom "seed" that when shared allows for other players to load and play that same level without it generating …

Wales Interactive Highlights "Very Positive" Relationship With Nintendo, Plans More Wii U Releases

Late last year we reported that Wales Interactive is bringing two games to the Wii U eShop; these are Gravity Badgers and Master Reboot. The studio …

Smash Bros. Creator Loves Lightning Returns' Battle System

Electric cars won't save the planet

Broader power reforms are the key to a brighter future<p>New research published in the <i>Environmental Science & Technology</i> journal this month has concluded that the widespread adoption of hybrid and all-electric vehicles wouldn't drastically reduce the emission of harmful gases in the United States. …

Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender

Could virtual reality help us step into the shoes of someone else?<p>The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is a marvel of interactive immersion for gaming: throw it on, and instead of using the medium of a controller or keyboard, it's actually _you _controlling the action. But, thought experiment: …

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Images of closest supernova in years, in galaxy M82

You’ll understand why astronomers say a supernova can outshine a whole galaxy.<p>Amateur astronomers are capturing the first images of the supernova, or …

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What’s a safe distance between us and a supernova?

And how many potentially exploding stars are located within the unsafe distance?<p>A supernova is a star explosion – destructive on a scale almost …

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