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Blizzard’s gifting two free Hearthstone card packs to its European players

It’s raining Hearthstone cards, at least in Europe.<p>European Hearthstone:Heroes of Warcraft players experienced connection issues last week, and publisher Blizzard is saying sorry by gifting them all two packs of virtual cards. The online card-battler is now one of Blizzard’s hottest properties, …

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Brandon Grotesque Download – HVD Fonts

Download HVD Fonts’ Brandon Grotesque font family.<p>Brandon Grotesque is an award winning sans serif type family from German type foundry HVD Fonts. …

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

Yandex Gives Its Browser A Minimalist Makeover

Russian tech giant Yandex has launched a refreshed version of its Chromium-based browser that’s been designed to make the browser itself feel less visible to web users.<p>Where it is visible, such as the URL bar, it uses translucency and cloaks itself in flat design to de-emphasize its presence. The …

An 'honest' look at Pokémon Gold and Silver

As part of its Honest Game Trailers series, Smosh Games recently tackled popular Pokémon games <i>Gold</i> and <i>Silver</i> — a sequel brought to you by "the company that's throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks," Nintendo.<p>The trailer recounts the journey of "another fatherless 10-year-old" on his way …

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Comedy Issue<p>Mistakes were made.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? Kashton? Kairo? KAYCE?!<p>By Drew Magary1 day agoView More<p>Health<p>One …

Magellanic Clouds and more

Milky Way, Large and Small Magellanic Clouds and bright star Canopus can be seen in this image taken at sunrise over East Java’s Mount Bromo.<p>Justin …

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'Dragon Age: Inquisition' And The Problem With Roleplaying Games

I quite like <i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i>.<p>Like <i>Origins</i> before it, the game is one you can just sink into for many long hours, following your quest and embarking on various adventures. The combat isn’t as inspiring as a truly turn-based game like <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> or a true action game like <i>Dark Souls</i>, …

These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

I have to admit it was the look of the tiny Kvart & Bolge Sound Sommelier tower speakers that first piqued my interest. My samples were finished in a textured "Fender Tweed Amp" covering, a refreshing contrast to the usual boring black. Measuring a scant 4 inches wide and 32.5 inches tall (10.1 x …

Hot deals ending soon: ilumi Smartbulb, Adobe KnowHow, Flip PDF, 3-In-1 Lens Kit [Deals]

At Cult of Mac Deals, we love cool tech and tech related products, especially when they are offered at prices that can’t be beat anywhere else.<p>As the old saying goes, though, all good things must come to and end. The four deals we highlight today are soon to ride off into the sunset, so jump on …

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

How Green Are Those Solar Panels, Really?

As the industry grows, so does concern over the environmental impact.<p><b>As the world seeks cleaner power, solar energy capacity has increased sixfold in the past five years. Yet manufacturing all those solar panels, a Tuesday report shows, can have environmental downsides.</b><p>Fabricating the panels …