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Arma 3 multiplayer tutorial teaches communicating, moving and shooting

A new community guide for <i>Arma 3</i> teaches players how to operate as a team in Bohemia Interactive's military sim.<p>The guide covers three principles. The first is communication — how to inform your team about what you see and where. The second is proper movement, such as not bunching up and learning to …

Apple boosts R&D spending

Apple is increasing its research and development spending and is now at 3 percent of revenue compared with 2 percent in recent years.<p>The R&D spending was detailed in Apple's quarterly 10-Q filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As Apple's sales have ramped, the company hasn't been able …

Wunderlist ‘Pro’ arrives today with new team collaboration features for $4.99/month

6 Wunderkinder, the developers behind the ‘Wunderlist’ to-do app that’s currently home to over 4 million users, today announced a new “Pro” version of the cross platform productivity app. Launching today on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and on the web, the new pro version comes with the introduction of the …

Nintendo works with dev to remove Yoshi lookalike from Android game

Era's Adventure's main character gets a legally distinct facelift.<p>Back when we first noticed developer Botond Kopacz using an unlicensed Yoshi model …

Wi-Fi, Voice Calling Come to More New York City Subway Stations

Busy New Yorkers are about to get even more distracted.<p>Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the body for New …

Yes, The Times and Journal Are Sending You More Push Notifications

The country's two largest digital newspapers have been sending more push notifications to mobile readers lately, and not just because of the recent …

The iTunes Store turns 10: It's Apple's empire to lose

<b>T</b>HE SPRING OF 2003. Apple was still in the early stages of what became one of the biggest comebacks in the history of business. Steve Jobs, who had returned to the company six years earlier, had already taken bold steps: He had killed off product lines, won Apple great attention with its colorful …

Google Drive Gets Profile Pictures and One-Click Group Chat

Google on Thursday announced an update to its Drive service featuring the addition of profile pictures, one-click group chat, and a new look for anonymous users. The company says the new features will roll out “over the next day or two” so if you don’t see them yet, don’t fret.<p>Once you get the …

Microsoft Launches Bing Offers in the US: Local Deals on One Site

Microsoft on Thursday announced the launch of Bing Offers in the US. The site aggregates deals from “a broad set of partners” including what the company claims are many of the “leading local deal providers.”<p>Bing Offers’ features are as follows:<p>All your favorite deals in one place: You no longer …

Apple faces $118K fine in China for copyright breach

Apple will have to compensate three Chinese writers for infringing their copyright rights when it sold their books online without first seeking permission.<p>A China Daily report stated the Beijing No. 2 Intermediate People's Court ruled in favor of the authors, and Apple will have to pay them in …

Earth Day Pictures: 20 Stunning Shots of Earth From Space

Auroras, glaciers, and gullies feature among the most stunning pictures of Earth from space, chosen by National Geographic photo editors for Earth Day 2011.

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …

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Apple Patents Built-In iPhone Remote Unlocker, Engine Starter And Parking Locator For Cars

The USPTO published a number of Apple patent applications Tuesday, including two related to automobiles (via AppleInsider). The car patents both describe systems that can be built into future iPhones, replacing most of the functionality of your standard key fob with the smartphone, and providing a …

Sony devs discuss how DualShock 4 adds new features, but still feels like a DualShock

Sony's first-party developers believe the PlayStation 4's new controller, the DualShock 4, will open up new gameplay possibilities and make using the console much more intuitive, they said in a video released today by the company.<p>According to Toshimasa Aoki of Sony Computer Entertainment's product …

Xbox 720 launching in November at $500 - Report

Noted Windows blogger Paul Thurrott has details on Microsoft's recently confirmed next-generation Xbox. In an update to his website today, Thurrott claimed the platform will launch in November at $500.<p>This release window would put the Xbox 720 up against the PlayStation 4, also believed to release …

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Patents reveal Apple’s car-friendly iPhone intentions

This week the folks at Apple have had a patent application turned up that may very well have the next iPhone controlling your Bluetooth-toting …

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17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

The microconsole battle royale: GameStick vs. Ouya (gallery)

The Ouya and the GameStick are like the <i>Deep Impact</i> and <i>Armageddon</i> of Android-based microconsoles. They’re so similar that it might be hard to parse the differences between the two, let alone in an increasingly crowded alternative console market that relies on digital downloads (as opposed to buying …

Why aren't video game actors treated like stars?

Voice actors anchor billion-dollar games but only get paid by the hour.<p>When Nathan Fillion says you're disposable, it tends to stick with you.<p>For voice actor Jen Taylor, that moment came when Fillion, star of <i>Firefly</i> and basically geek culture's handsome older brother, dropped by her hometown of …

Epix video streaming app launches today on PS3

The Epix streaming video service will be released today as a PlayStation 3 app, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog by Chris Mahoney, director of emerging platforms at Sony Computer Entertainment America.<p>PlayStation Network users can sign up for a 14-day free trial, and the app will be …

Minecraft Xbox 360 title update 9 coming this Friday

The Xbox 360 edition of <i>Minecraft</i> will receive title update 9 this Friday following a delay from its initial February release, OXM confirmed today.<p>Full patch notes for the latest update are available here. Title update 9 brings with it fixes to a number of areas in the game, in addition to big …

Next-gen mobile devices will be more powerful than consoles, says Nvidia exec

Graphics processors in the next generation of mobile devices will outperform those of consoles, according to Nvidia's senior vice president of content and technology Tony Tamasi.<p>According to Bit-Tech, Tamasi said the next model of chips, which will follow the Tegra 4 currently used in Nvidia's …

River turns white from pollution in China

Locals began calling the river, 'milk river' after runoff from a nearby mine turned the water white. It is their only source of drinking water and farmers use it to irrigate their fields.<p>Pollution problems are growing in China. Smog in Beijing, captured in pictures and heavily reported, caught the …

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Apple’s Next Two iPhones Reportedly ‘Already Designed’ Under Steve Jobs’ Supervision

- Apr 2, 2013<p>Those of you that may be concerned about the future of the iPhone now that Steve Jobs is no longer at the helm may yet have something to …

It's April Fools. You can swap the main characters of any two games for everyone who plays them today to hilarious effect. Which two games would you choose?

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