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Microsoft Looking for Video Game Testers, Offers Free Software

Microsoft Looking for Video Game Testers, Offers Free Software
Citizens of the United States of America, young and old, noob or hardcore, Xbox loyalist, Wii fanatic or PS3 fanboy, hear ye hear ye! Microsoft is looking for video game testers! The most likely location of the “Playtest facility” will be in Microsoft’s Seattle compound, but they’re encouraging everyone from…

Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?

Microsoft Merges Zune and Xbox Teams: Zune Xbox Handheld Anyone?
Last week, Microsoft announced that the Windows Media Center and Zune software groups have been assimilated by the “same Interactive Entertainment Business group that handles the Xbox as well as all gaming.” Microsoft says that this is a logical step in terms of being able to unify their mobile platforms.…
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God of War 3’S Huge Bosses: Kwhere’S Kratos

God of War 3’S Huge Bosses: Kwhere’S Kratos
The video gaming part of the internet is abuzz right now with God of War III’s insanely giant creatures and/or environments. And if you’re a fan of the series, you’re probably pretty envious of people like Nick Chester of Destructoid, who were lucky enough to be allowed to play the…

Is This Hp Webcam Racist?

Is This Hp Webcam Racist?
Meet Desi. He’s in front of an HP MediaSmart computer, which has a fancy face tracking software that allows its webcam to follow your face within the confines of the frame. Desi may look like a happy guy, but he’s definitely not. Why? In his words: “As soon as White…

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo

Blump It Tablet Interface Tries to Outdo Joojoo
With all the buzz about tablet PCs like the soon-to-be-maybe-released CrunchPad JooJoo and sure-to-be-possible-someday Apple tablet, it was only a matter of time before the market will fill up with a variety of tablets and interfaces vying for a piece of pie in the great tablet landgrab of 2010. The…

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines

Ghost in the Shell: Scientists Working on Programming Morality Into Machines
Earlier this year, Luís Moniz Pereira of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal and Ari Saptawijaya of the Universitas Indonesia published a paper describing what they think is a stepping stone to having artificial intelligence that can analyze moral dilemmas and evaluate the consequences of the resolutions to the…

Ribbon Hero: a Game About Using Ms Office? Go Clippy, Go!

Ribbon Hero: a Game About Using Ms Office? Go Clippy, Go!
Actually no, it probably won’t be. And if Ribbon Hero does come out Microsoft will most likely distribute the game for free. istartedsomething‘s Long Zheng dug up a trademark application filed by Microsoft last November, which describes Ribbon Hero as a “computer software for training users to use business application…

Google Chrome Os Download, Almost Exactly the Same as the Browser

Google Chrome Os Download, Almost Exactly the Same as the Browser
Curious and/or impatient techies! An early developer build of Google (Google’s?) Chrome OS – which was just formally announced – has been unleashed on the Internet for those who want to take an early early early peek at what I like to call the BrOSer. From what I’ve read about…

Nasa Launches Free iPhone App

Nasa Launches Free iPhone App
Space puns ftw! NASA recently released a free iPhone app that promises a ton of content for space fans, including mission details, videos, images, and twitter feeds. The mission portion is probably the geekiest part of the app, allowing users to read mission details, view launch or arrival countdown clocks,…

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One

Os Calculators: I Bet the Mac Version Will be Twice as Expensive as the Windows One
Call it a case of life imitating software: a designer at Mintpass recently showed off a couple of designs for calculators that look exactly like the calculator apps in Windows and in OS X. The Mac version has a metal case and a 2-liner LCD screen like its software counterpart,…

Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All

Clearview: One Software to Fix Them All
Ah, software problems. We’ve all experienced them in varying degrees – sometimes it’s just a stupid online video that won’t load, and sometimes the operating system itself gives up. Now imagine a future where programs can still be compromised, or attacked, but will no longer crash or hang. A group…

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car

Toys for Big Boys: iPhone Remote Controls Honda Civic, Blackberry Remote Controls F1 Car
Man, these are smartphones indeed. The wise – and probably bored – folks at the University of Berlin made a one-of-a-kind iPhone app which they called iDriver, which allows them to control a Honda Civic via Wi-Fi. But it’s not like our German friends just coded the app and then…

Photosketch Internet Image Montage: This Needs to be Out Now

Photosketch Internet Image Montage: This Needs to be Out Now
Developed by a team of students from Tsinghua University and the National University of Singapore, Photosketch is a more practical version of Scribblenauts. Say you want to have a picture of a shark jumping out of the sea in an attempt to swallow a helicopter. All you have to do…

Proloquo2go: iPhone App Gives Speech Impaired a Voice

Proloquo2go: iPhone App Gives Speech Impaired a Voice
The iPhone app store is loaded up with tens of thousands of apps ranging from video games, to GPS software to fart apps. But here’s an application that can actually change lives. Proloquo2Go is an amazing iPhone and iPod Touch app that helps people with speech impairments communicate wherever they…

Nintendo Ds, Ds Lite and Dsi Xploder Cheats: God Mode on the Go

Nintendo Ds, Ds Lite and Dsi Xploder Cheats: God Mode on the Go
I love playing video games because they give me quantifiable proof of my progress, unlike in real life where sometimes (cue violins) you just don’t know where you are, what you’re supposed to do and where you’re going (stop music). Tactical RPGs are my favorite because in my opinion they’re…

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux

Microsoft (Mis)Educates Best Buy Employees About Linux
A Best Buy employee recently posted screenshots of what he claims is part of a training program about Windows 7. The screenshots show some Windows vs. Linux comparisons. You probably know where this is going. The employee is overclock.net forum member GodofGrunts, and here are some of the screenshots he…
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