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Almost exactly a year ago, I received an email about "the world's first social headphones." The main feature of the Wearhaus Arc was their ability to wirelessly connect with other Arcs nearby, letting users broadcast (or listen in to) each other's tunes. Owners of the Arc would be able to create i...

July 29th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Unlike forest fires, you personally can't do much to stop trainwrecks. With that in mind, the folks over at General Electric took a break from tracking your brain on BBQ and devised a way to keep one of the oldest forms of powered-transport on track in adverse weather conditions. You see, the Arde...

April 27th 2015 at 4:42pm 0 Comments
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If you've yet to try it, Torchlight is a decent way to while away the holiday hours this week. A frequent flyer in our 2009 Best of the Rests, Runic's loot-heavy action-RPG is free until Sunday, November 30 on Perfect World's Arc client, and that's for keeps. If you don't have Arc then it's another...

November 26th 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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Music is a social experience. Headphones -- by their very nature -- are not. Except the team behind the Wearhaus Arc you see above never got that memo. If you think these look familiar, that's because I wrote Wearhaus an open letter back in May. I received the press release about the Arc headphone...

November 12th 2014 at 3:31pm 0 Comments
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It's been going only for three years, but the action MMO Rusty Hearts is being brought to an early end. Perfect World Entertainment announced today that it will be ending the game's run on September 15th. If you're not playing and were hoping to check Rusty Hearts out before it ends, you're alread...

August 4th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Wearhaus wants to crowdfund its dream, its vision: to create a brand of social headphones that let you share music with other wearers nearby. Essentially, it wants to make the world a silent disco, a world where people can choose to share music between Wearhaus headphones directly, without wires,...

May 15th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Perfect World wants you to know about Arc. It's a new application that purportedly allows PWE users to "manage [their] worlds, stay connected, and be in the know" regarding the company's suite of free-to-play MMOs. There's an in-game overlay with "quick and easy access" to various tips and game gu...

January 8th 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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A week or two ago, I came across a dev blog about the new portal called Arc on the Star Trek Online website that seemed to raise more questions than provide answers. Not unlike most passionate gamers, I reacted emotionally and admittedly with some unfounded anger. I realized very quickly that if I...

November 18th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Perfect World Entertainment is pulling its games together in a big way. The company's new Arc platform is meant to integrate all of its various titles, from Star Trek Online to Neverwinter to Perfect World International, under a single launcher and a more unified scheme. A new development update ex...

November 14th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments