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Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux

You already know that <i>Half-Life 2</i> for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, <i>technically speaking</i>, you couldn't actually <i>play</i> that version until this week when it launched on Steam for Linux, but our question stands! Yeah, that's what we …

The wait for Tegra 4 devices looks very close to over

Chip maker Nvidia is preparing to unleash the first Tegra 4-powered devices on the market, with the initial wave of releases set to be revealed this …

Microsoft: Google Docs is not worth the gamble, makes you less productive - http://tcrn.ch/YL6CVi

Not so heart healthy: Teen finds potential problems with iPad 2 magnets

While most high school students are undoubtedly looking forward some time off from school, 14-year-old Gianna Chien is possibly saving lives.<p>In …

Formlabs prepares to ship the super sexy Form One 3D printer - http://tcrn.ch/10o5jWA

Google IO: top 5 moments

Google IO 2013 has come and gone, leaving us tantalized with technologies to come. After covering the show at San Francisco's Moscone Center, we've …

Star Wars: Episode IV Opening Sequence Recreated In Minecraft

People have done some pretty amazing things in Minecraft and now someone has recreated the first five minutes of Star Wars completely in Minecraft. …

Star Wars

The $100 Lumia 928

It was a huge week for Nokia, who announced and showed off hands-on demonstrations of two new phones. The company isn’t really seeking to make …

Gear & Gadgets

Six-foot fire-breathing Piranha Plant

Hack-a-day’s Caleb Craft has created a six foot tall fire breathing Piranha Plant. Why? Just because he can of course. You know the plant. The one …

Gear & Gadgets

Google's rumored Babel chat service will reportedly launch as Hangouts

Google hasn't even officially launched Babel, but word on the street has it that the aforesaid term was being used internally to reference a new, unified chat platform. Now, <i>TechRadar</i> is reporting that Babel will simply become a part of Google Hangouts -- almost certainly as a means to continue the …

Learn to program your Raspberry Pi

<b>Note: Our learn to program your Raspberry Pi tutorial has been fully updated. This feature was first published in May 2013.</b><p>In this tutorial, we're …

Raspberry Pi

Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux

For reasons involving reliability — which is semi-kinda important in low-Earth orbit, apparently — our fellow nerds living aboard the International Space Station have made the switch from Windows to Linux for astronauts’ laptops.<p>The space nerds will get training from the Linux Foundation for the …

Star Wars: Episode VII to be filmed in a studio not so far, far away

The new Star Wars film will be made in the United Kingdom, Lucasfilm announced on Friday.<p>Episode VII of the iconic franchise is due to begin …

Android this week: New Nexus 7 specs; Android @Home thoughts; Google X Phone tests

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>It’s the week before the annual Google(s goog) I/O developer event so predictions and expectations are in full force. April …

Gigaom | Pay to play: Can YouTube succeed with its paid channel subscriptions?

Advertisement<p>Are you ready to pay for YouTube? Earlier this week, YouTube (s GOOG) launched paid subscriptions in cooperation with a few select …

Home console gaming may suffer death by a thousand cuts, rather than a major revolution - http://tcrn.ch/10q0egA

Facebook Home Is Losing Steam In The Charts…Fast

Facebook Home, the app which CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted as the “next version of Facebook,” has not been an immediate hit. Its Google Play rankings have been dropping steadily after the launch buzz wore off, according to new data from top app store analytics firms. Despite having an active user base …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Monster-hunting multiplayer romp Evolve goes free-to-play on PC (with consoles to follow later)

By Dom Reseigh-Lincoln<p><b>Evolve, the four-versus-one shooter from developer Turtle Rock, is going free-to-play on PC as the studio attempts to turn the</b> …

Nextgen

Steam on Linux: everything you need to know

The lack of quality mass-appeal games on Linux is the critics' favourite excuse for dismissing Linux as a serious desktop operating system. We are …

How Mint became one of the most popular Linux distros

What makes Linux Mint so awesome? That, in itself, is quite a question. After all, why do we use Linux? It's one of those questions that can only be …

Email, Still A Sonofabitch

Just about two years ago, I went off the deep end. I had come home early from an event in an effort to do something responsible: email. I was on the road and knew the situation would be dire (since I had not been checking my email all day). I was wrong. It was a <i>disaster</i>. It may as well have been …

Google’s Android Game Center Google Play Games Leaked

Google’s gaming push continues with a Game Center-style matchmaking service for its Android platform. The service, dubbed in typical Google fashion …

Android News

Flying Cars Coming Soon?

John McGinnis has spent more than two decades teaching himself aeronautical engineering and thinks he has the answer to the flying cars dilemma. …

Gear & Gadgets

Command & Conquer F2P Hoping To Make Up For C&C 4

The long suffering Command & Conquer series is getting a new entry in the form of a free to play sequel of sorts to one of the best games the series …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Poses For The Camera

It has been a while since we have heard anything about the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, now photos of the handset have appeared online which you can …

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung claims 5G breakthrough

New technology paves the way for movie downloads in less than a second, Samsung claims.<p>Despite the fact that major countries including the UK and China have yet to complete their 4G mobile phone network roll-out, South Korean Samsung claims its new technology could offer “ubiquitous” access to …

Telecoms

Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft

Last night's <i>60 Minutes</i> gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at how the Foundation is using the ethos of a technology company to meet humanitarian challenges, such …