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China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers

China bans the installation of Windows 8 on government computers

China believes that Windows 8 poses enough of a future security risk that it’s banning government agencies from installing the operating system on any of its new computers. In a statement issued last week and picked up by China’s official news agency today, the Central Government Procurement Center has dealt Microsoft a massive blow by […]

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Google and China clash again, this time over Gmail access

Google and China clash again, this time over Gmail access

Last week we noted, with a growing sense of disquiet, how China was busying itself with locking out VPN access within its borders and, seemingly, preventing people from using their Gmail accounts. Google has now given a public voice to those concerns, noting that “there is no issue on our side. We have checked extensively. […]

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The Simpsons finally making high-def debut

The Simpsons finally making high-def debut

The Simpsons began its twentieth season last September, and now — at long, long last — we’re going to see Bart, Homer, Lisa and the whole gang in high-definition. Starting on Sunday, February 15th, the American sitcom that has entertained both young and old for decades will make its high-def debut on FOX. Just let […]

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CES 2012 – Coverage From Android Community

CES 2012 – Coverage From Android Community

Well CES2012 is going on in Las Vegas as I write this post.  For those who do not know CES is the International Consumer Electronics Show which is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) “CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of consumer electronics products.” […]

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Documentary chronicles the sounds of console gaming’s early years

Documentary chronicles the sounds of console gaming’s early years

When it comes to video games, more often than not audio gets the short shrift because, well, you can’t see music in a screenshot. It’s with that in mind that Red Bull (yes, that Red Bull) is putting together a documentary series about the scene surrounding classic Japanese video-game music called Diggin’ in the Carts. […]

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Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale

Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale

“I would not do it again because there’s nothing else to accomplish … The fact that it worked once, does not mean it will work again.“ Felix Baumgartner is a rock star. At least, he is to the bright-eyed group of tween boys crowding his Red Bull Stratos exhibit at the Smithsonian, the pieces of […]

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DIY’er constructs elaborate Metroid arcade console

DIY’er constructs elaborate Metroid arcade console

We’re not exactly sure what’s with the sudden resurrection in arcade obsession, but hey, we’re not complaining. On the radar today is a showy Metroid arcade console that was apparently created from the ground up by one astoundingly diligent fanboy. The exterior primarily consists of plywood, lights and paint, while a home-built PC resides within […]

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Original Game Boy gets the Advance treatment courtesy of retro-loving modder

Original Game Boy gets the Advance treatment courtesy of retro-loving modder

The original Game Boy will forever hold a special place in our hearts, but spend a few minutes squinting at an original model and you’ll quickly realize that even nostalgia can’t make up for that horrible green screen. That’s been banished in this custom version, courtesy of modder CRTdrone, which features GBA SP internals housed […]

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Samsung teases the US by bringing the Galaxy Alpha to Canada

Samsung teases the US by bringing the Galaxy Alpha to Canada

Samsung is being a bit cruel to Americans jonesing for the Galaxy Alpha. The company has announced that its upscale Android smartphone will launch just north of the border (that is, Canada) on September 26th through Bell and Virgin Mobile. There’s no mention of Virgin’s pricing, but Bell is already taking orders at either $150 […]

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The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is smaller, lighter and more elegant than the GS5

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is smaller, lighter and more elegant than the GS5

Aluminum sides, chamfered edges, slim profile, solidly built back — this is what Samsung’s chosen as its brand-new design language, and it’s why the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge (which was introduced this week) have a premium look and feel. But the new Note isn’t the only device with the same type of setup: […]

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