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Rumors Microsoft would dump its Media Center feature have plagued the project for years -- in 2007 we worried if it still had a future, after it was largely pushed aside in Windows Vista -- and the company confirmed to ZDNet this week that with the launch of Windows 10, it's actually happening. Wh...

May 2nd 2015 at 2:09pm 0 Comments
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The Star Trek and sci-fi world at large suffered a great loss today, as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as human/alien Spock in the TV and movie series, he had been hospitalized two days ago for chest pains. His wife Susan Bay Nimoy told the New York Times h...

February 27th 2015 at 12:37pm 0 Comments
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On Thursday, January 29, friend and former Joystiq editor Andrew Yoon tragically drowned while on vacation in Austin, Texas. He was 29. Following his tenure at Joystiq, I was fortunate enough to convince Andrew to pick up his life in New York and join me in Los Angeles as part of the Shacknews edi...

February 1st 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The writing has been on the wall since Android TV appeared last summer, but now it's official -- Google TV (and all the hardware that used it) is yesterday's news. Google gave developers confirmation that "most Google TV devices won't support the new platform," although a small subset of devices w...

January 6th 2015 at 3:47pm 0 Comments
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It looked like Twitpic would live on after a trademark spat with Twitter. Last month, the photo-sharing service announced that it was shutting down, and then that it had been acquired. It seems that whatever deal was on the table went south as the service is really truly shutting down on October 2...

October 16th 2014 at 5:53pm 0 Comments
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On August 11, 2014 the world lost Robin Williams, a legend in comedy in and cinema. Recently, Apple released an advertisement that featured the actor's dialog from "Dead Poets Society." Tim Cook has already paid his respects via Twitter, but now his company has as well. Apple posted the above ima...

August 13th 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Justin Carmical, a games writer and entertainer known for his You Can Play This series and "JewWario" persona, has passed away. Carmical's wife, Jenny Valentine, posted on Facebook that she was with Carmical when he took his own life on January 23. "He knew I loved him, he knew all of you loved hi...

January 26th 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Nvidia marketing manager Philip Scholz, 35, was killed on January 20 when a commuter train struck both him and an unidentified man whom Scholz was trying to help off the tracks. Mercury News reports that Scholz saw the man, who is currently in critical condition, down on the tracks and laid down to...

January 25th 2014 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Well faithful readers, the day has come. In this final issue of our weekly, we examine the death of innovative devices that despite miscalculated timing, still had their influence on a handful of gadgets that we use today. We also throw down the review gauntlet for the Jambox Mini, HP SlateBook x2...

September 27th 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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We've sad news to report today in the world of audio: Ray Dolby has passed on. His death comes relatively soon after losing both Dr. Fritz Sennheiser and Dr. Amar Bose, and as with those two gentlemen, Dolby's legacy will continue to impact viewers and listeners around the globe for many years to...

September 12th 2013 at 6:26pm 0 Comments
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Giant Bomb founder and Gamespot alum Ryan Davis has died. Giant Bomb put out a statement this morning, saying that Davis passed away last week. The site did not divulge the cause of death. "Many of you know that Ryan was recently married. In the face of this awfulness, many of us will at least alw...

July 8th 2013 at 1:09pm 0 Comments