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Dota 2 Reborn is now open for beta testing like Valve promised, and just in time for the weekend. You will need to install Dota 2 if you haven't yet, so you can access the Reborn tab and download the game. The two versions share your match history, MMR, cosmetic items and friends, but Ranked Match...

June 18th 2015 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Sonos owners are able to stream from an impressive collection of services using the company's Controller app. If you've been listening to Spotify on any of Sonos' speakers, you've likely noticed the streaming service's Radio feature isn't available. Well, that's about to change. Starting today, th...

June 18th 2015 at 3:01pm 0 Comments
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When Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched last year, it was supposed to be ultimate fan service: four of the most renowned games in the series, all in one fancy package loaded with extras, all on Xbox One. The final product was... well, problematic. To this day it still isn't 100 percent fun...

June 18th 2015 at 11:23am 0 Comments
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At tonight's pre-E3 press conference, Sony made yet another big splash by announcing itself "the new home of Call of Duty." The next entry of the franchise, Call of Duty Black Ops III, will have a beta exclusively for the PlayStation 4 in August, and map packs will arrive first on PlayStation. It...

June 15th 2015 at 10:24pm 0 Comments
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As of today, you no longer need a relatively pricey PC to chat on Skype when you'd rather not break out your phone -- a cheap-and-cheerful Chromebook will do the trick. In addition to expanding the Skype web beta worldwide, Microsoft has introduced instant messaging for both Chrome OS and Linux us...

June 15th 2015 at 4:43pm 0 Comments
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On stage at WWDC today, Apple announced that a public beta of iOS 9 would be available in July. The beta will include an enhanced Siri; a more proactive experience based on your location, time and recent apps; updated Apple Pay with support for loyalty cards; and transit directions in Maps. The be...

June 8th 2015 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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Want a taste of Windows 10 on your Xbox One? It's coming sooner than you might've thought. Xbox boss Phil Spencer tweeted today that a beta of the program that ties your console in with your desktop computer is coming "post-summer." Exactly what features it'll entail or a concrete timeframe (game...

May 20th 2015 at 10:58pm 0 Comments
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It seems like just yesterday Good Old Games was giving away copies of Aliens vs. Predator to get folks to try its (optional) PC gaming service, Galaxy. Times have changed and leading into The Witcher 3: WIld Hunt's release -- the first major title debuting on the storefront -- the platform is movi...

May 5th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Can an Android launch save Meerkat? SXSW must seem like a long time ago for the folks behind the livestreaming app that took Austin by storm back in March. It was just a few weeks later that Twitter launched Periscope, which, thanks to the social network's clout and a better user experience, has q...

April 16th 2015 at 7:36am 0 Comments
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Think that iOS' music player is overdue for a remake? You're going to get your wish. Apple has released the first iOS 8.4 beta to developers, and its centerpiece is a shiny, new Music app. The refresh includes at least a few long-sought changes, including some borrowed from iTunes: There's a mini...

April 13th 2015 at 6:37pm 0 Comments
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Intrepid folks running Chrome OS beta will soon get to test a huge new feature that's not quite ready for stable release: Chrome Launcher 2.0. This version looks more like a new tab on the Chrome browser than the platform's current, more traditional one that's basically a windows that shows app ic...

March 28th 2015 at 11:20am 0 Comments
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Halo is making a triumphant, if border-blocked, return to PC with Halo Online, a free multiplayer-only game set to launch in Russia this spring. The Russian launch is a closed beta, as Microsoft figures out the best way "to welcome new fans to the Halo universe," according to a post on Halo Waypoi...

March 25th 2015 at 4:04pm 0 Comments