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Microsoft has job openings within a new cloud-based Operating Systems Group, and one of the listings says the project is called "Arcadia." ZDNet reports that Arcadia is a new streaming system built on the Azure cloud and is poised to replace Microsoft's Rio game-streaming tech. Arcadia will stream...

December 17th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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The next major entry in the Assassin's Creed series will reportedly be set in London. According to sources close to Kotaku, the game will take place in the Victorian era, which makes some sense of the reported codename for the next rooftop-leaping game, "Victory." Expected to launch in fall 2015,...

December 2nd 2014 at 4:19pm 0 Comments
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According to a new report from analytics firm IDC, 2014 will mark the first time since its launch that the iPad will see a year-over-year decline in sales. Apple's tablet offerings are expected to show a -12.7% growth figure for 2014. Assuming nothing absurd happens in the last few weeks of the ye...

November 26th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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The UN's International Telecommunication's Union (ITU) has revealed that over 3 billion people are now connected to the internet, an increase of 6.6 percent over last year. The good news is that such access can have a huge impact "for those who are the poorest and most disenfranchised, including w...

November 25th 2014 at 9:05am 0 Comments
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The launch of a new iPhone always creates a bump in App Store downloads, but this year's iPhone 6/6 Plus debut was a special kind of crazy. According to a new report by analytics firm Fiksu, October saw a massive surge in iOS app downloads that shattered previous records and led to a daily download...

November 24th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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The Steam Fall Sale will commence on November 26, the day before Thanksgiving, and run until December 1, according to VG247. The site reports that an email sent by PayPal, encouraging account holders to stock up on Steam Wallet codes, has beaten Valve to the punch and revealed dates for the annual...

November 22nd 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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One of the problems with a tech company publicly testing anything is that you can start to hope. Hope, almost inevitably, leads to despair, and from despair it's only a short hop to the dark side, or something. With that in mind, we'd suggest you try not to hope too hard when you hear that Google...

October 16th 2014 at 10:32am 0 Comments
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Missions, strikes and raids, oh my! A bug in Destiny has reportedly leaked the names and locations of several pieces of content set to arrive with the expansions for Bungie's sci-fi shooter, the first of which is due in December. According to a YouTube video posted by "Scott M" (who is not the orig...

September 28th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Fans of alliteration, try this tongue-twister on for size: "Minecraft maker Mojang to merge with Microsoft." Better hurry though, because according to reports from Reuters, the rumored acquisition will be announced Monday, September 15, giving you just a couple days to practice the M-heavy news. R...

September 13th 2014 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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A photo of a pre-order card for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros., supposedly from retail store Fred Meyer, has allegedly pegged the date that Nintendo's brawler will arrive in North America as November 21. Twitter user BluesDriveBuster shared the photo last evening, accompanied by text readin...

September 13th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The virtual reality future is now! ... is what you'll be able to say next summer, according to TechRadar. The site reports that VR start-up Oculus will launch the first consumer version of the Rift VR headset sometime in mid-2015. We say "first" because according to TechRadar, Oculus will be launc...

September 13th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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The Wii U doesn't typically support remote play with the 3DS like the PlayStation 4 does with its handheld cousin the PlayStation Vita, but Smash-ing times call for Smash-ing measures. After spending some time with a preview build, GameSpot reports that the Nintendo 3DS version of Super Smash Bros...

September 13th 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments