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  • Gaming in the Cloud with OnLive
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    OnLive’s cloud-based gaming service not only turns any computer into a gaming rig, it shows how streaming could be the future for all kinds of application

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  • ‘Facebook for Farmers’ in rural China
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Like millions of Chinese, Fu Yajun left her hardscrabble life in the countryside for the promise of high wages at a coastal factory town.

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  • Swann wants ‘golden’ England era
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Spinner Graeme Swann thinks England’s cricket team could take over the ‘golden generation’ tag from its footballers.

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  • Seattle has inside track to land LeBron-Dwade-Bosh
    By on June 30, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    With report after report contradicting one another, whose anonymous sources are you going to trust?

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  • Alleged Russian Spy Ring Exposed In US
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Several readers sent in the story of an alleged Russian spy ring busted yesterday by the FBI after a decade-long investigation. The FBI says that Moscow trained and planted long-term “moles” in the US in order to infiltrate the upper echelons of US government and business circles and pass back intelligence to the Russians. Twelve people have been charged; ten were arrested in the US (one is at large) and one in Cyprus. Wired and the New York Post (more…)

  • Microsoft: Kinect Feels Like Mario Bros.
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    The easiest way to explain the situation is to show it. Here’s what Kudo Tsunoda, creative director for Kinect at Microsoft, has to say regarding the often difficult task of explaining Kinect in written form:

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  • Judge Vacates Seat Over Video Games
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    There are many odd stories in the world of games, especially when pertaining to the court system. However, this one seems to come out of left field.

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  • Landon Donovan’s WAG: Bianca Kajlich [PICS]
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Okay, so they technically separated last year, but this is a good example of the caliber of talent that Landon enjoys…

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  • Halo Reach – Lessons from the Beta
    By on June 29, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Halo: Reach’s multiplayer beta, which ran from May 3 to May 19, had more than 2.7 million participants. In this exclusive interview, Bungie’s community director Brian Jarrard discusses the lessons, numbers, and stories that came out of the beta testing, as well as what we can expect to see in Halo: Reach when the full game releases Sept 14 on x360.

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  • ESA’s GOCE Satellite Provides Gravity Map of Earth
    By on June 28, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    kaulike writes “The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite, launched in March 2009, has provided a spectacular, highly detailed map of our favorite gravity well. This map shows the normalized surface of the earth as defined by gravity, showing the relative altitude differences from the average for each surveyed point. The article provides the helpful metaphor that a ball resting on this surface would not roll anywhere, even though there would be visual (more…)