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Ultima Underworld is making a big comeback

You don't hear much about <i>Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss</i> these days. Which is surprising, given that this early first-person role-playing game exercises such a huge influence on games today.<p>Released in 1992 by Origin, it allowed players to explore the dungeons of the fantasy Ultima world in …


SAFFiR, the US Navy’s prototype firefighting robot gets baptism of fire

If there's one job that a person would probably prefer to lose to a robot, it would be fighting fires aboard ships. To help make such a vision a …

Interview with Huawei Handset President Kevin Ho

Google Glass just couldn't handle the stress

No piece of consumer technology in recent memory was as divisive, hyped up and emblematic of a spooky dystopian future as Google Glass. The search company's wearable eyeglasses only ever left the secretive research labs of Mountain View, Calif., as a grossly overpriced prototype for early adopters. …

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Huge Neon Signs Photographed From Below Become Futuristic Abstractions

It's a wonderful sensation when you encounter something you've seen countless times before, only from a different vantage point. The electric glow of …


Bloomberg: Twitter is reconnecting its firehose to Google

Tomorrow Twitter will release its latest quarterly earnings figures, but ahead of that <i>Bloomberg</i> has word that the service is bringing its "firehose" of data back to Google's search results. The two have been estranged ever since 2011 when Google announced its agreement to access Twitter's data …

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