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Cortana isn't the only part of Microsoft that's interested in predicting the future. David Rothschild, an economist with the company's New York research lab, was behind the team that successfully guessed six of last night's biggest Oscar winners, including the awards for best film, director, actor...

February 23rd 2015 at 8:13am 0 Comments
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A documentary that outlined how Edward Snowden revealed the NSA's data surveillance program to the world has just won an Oscar. Citizenfour director Laura Poitras has a track record of serious documentaries, including My Country, My Country and The Oath, but the PRISM documentary marks her first O...

February 22nd 2015 at 11:23pm 0 Comments
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Constructing a fantasy to escape reality is no game - unless that game is Oscar by Team Sharkeye. In Oscar, players take on the role of a young girl - Oscar - who explores a bright and colorful dream world with her stuffed elephant, Flynn, held tight in her arms. As Oscar's journey progresses, t...

March 2nd 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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For many Lord of the Rings Online players, the name Chance Thomas is synonymous with the feel of virtual Middle-earth. From the earliest days in the game, explorers have traversed the Shire, Moria, and beyond listening to Thomas' melodies. So we were excited to hear that Turbine is bringing Thoma...

July 31st 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The Dakar is the most grueling race in the world and, while that historic location is no longer the destination, the race itself still serves as the most brutal punishment a car (or bike) can take. If you can cover 5,500 miles across some of the roughest terrain in the world you know you built it r...

April 11th 2011 at 12:56pm 0 Comments
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Sure, you could just watch the Oscars for free along with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite Twitter commentary, but the folks behind the Academy Awards are hoping you'll try something even more "interactive" this time around. Those that head to Oscar.com this evening will be treated to a few diff...

February 27th 2011 at 2:13pm 0 Comments
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Motorola may only be offering the Xoom in basic black to the general public, but it's cooked up something a little extra special for the Oscars this Sunday. It will be handing out these limited edition gold Xooms -- complete with a custom leather envelope case -- to the hosts and the nominees in th...

February 22nd 2011 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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Remember Greg Strope? No? Perhaps you'll remember his dog, Oscar, who purchased 5000 Microsoft Points -- worth $62.50 -- last week while his owner slept. At the time, we reported that Strope was out of luck thanks to Microsoft's "no refunds" policy. As it turns out, Microsoft contacted Joystiq to i...

November 2nd 2009 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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15 Minutes of Fame is our look at World of Warcraft players of all shapes and sizes – from the renowned to the relatively anonymous, the remarkable to the player next door. Tip us off to players you'd like to hear more about. Last week, WI reported about Oscar-winning WoW player Steve Preeg,...

March 3rd 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments