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Puzzle gaming just got real, cooperate or die in Magnetic: Cage Closed

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 38 mins ago

Not for those who suffer from claustrophobia, Guru Games has just released its new single player development: Magnetic: Cage Closed.

 

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You're a prisoner in an extremely high security detention facility and if you wish to make it out alive, you must follow the Wardens instructions as he guides you through various levels and puzzles all involving a magnetic gun that you are issued with.

 

You can use this 'weapon' to push or pull blocks, propel yourself in the air and more. What's even cooler is that the opposite reaction is applied to you, so unlike other games when you pull an object towards yourself, you are also pulled towards it.

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Counter Strike gets airtime on The Joe Rogan Experience

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 42 mins ago

Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert is not new to e-fame, however he's now been given a shot and tapping into a mainstream fan base thanks to Joe Rogan. The well known host of Fear Factor and UFC commentator invited this American CS:GO pro onto his podcast to talk about Counter Strike and eSports in general.

 

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The podcast covers topics ranging from Twitch TV streaming to a 'day in the life' of a professional gamer.

 

It's worth a look for professional gamers and interested casuals alike, check it out for yourself. Be warned, at over 2.5 hours long you're really in it for the long haul.

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A gamer shows us how to restart an iPhone with a text message

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 45 mins ago

Thanks to a bug surrounding message pop-ups and the Arabic language, a gamer by the name of 'Sinfulz0r' has shown the world how to restart a friends phone just by text messaging them.

 

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The scene is set in front of some click looking Tt eSPORTS peripherals and it is explained that there has to be a few things going your way in order for this to work. It is explained that the 'victim' phone must either be on the home or lock screen and have drop down message notifications active.

 

According to 'Facebook experts' (random people on the internet) what is happening here is a glitch with the way your iPhone processes the Arabic text - filling up the phone's RAM and forcing it to restart. Either way it seems to work every time he sends a message to his mother's phone.

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Microsoft opens up cross-platform Office support for Android apps

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: 5 hours, 7 mins ago

Microsoft recently announced that 20 more tablet manufacturers will pre-install Office applications and other Microsoft services on their Google Android-powered tablets. Customers will have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive without needing to download and install an update.

 

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"We expect more customers who purchase Android devices directly from the OEM will receive the pre-installed services and applications," a Microsoft spokesperson told PCWorld. "In the event a mobile operator chooses not to pre-install the MS Services and apps, customers still have access to these apps by easily downloading them from Google Play."

 

Microsoft announced the following new partners: Axdia, Cube, DL, General Procurement, Grupo Nucleo, Haier, Inco, Ionik GBMH, Iview, LG, Multilaser, Noblex, Pacific, Philco, Positivo, Prestigio, Sony, Teclast, TMAX Digital, and Wortmann.

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SpaceX will be able to launch US national security payloads into orbit

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 7 mins ago

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will now be able to launch satellites and other national security payload for the US government, after receiving US Air Force certification.

 

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The certification could help break a stranglehold on the United Launch Alliance, a nine-year-old space venture created by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. SpaceX is muscling its way into conducting launches for NASA and Department of Defense, so it will be interesting to see how ULA responds in the future.

 

"SpaceX's emergence as a viable commercial launch provider provides the opportunity to compete launch services for the first time in almost a decade," said Deborah Lee James, Air Force Secretary, in a statement. "Ultimately, leverage of the commercial space market drives down cost to the American taxpayer and improves our military's resiliency."

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Phanteks adds Titanium Green to its Enthoo Pro line of cases

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 6 hours, 29 mins ago

PC enthusiast company Phanteks has announced the addition of the Titanium Green to its Enthoo Pro Series line of computer cases. The chassis is ideal for PC owners especially interested in water cooling, with a window side panel to add a bit of flare while showing off the cooling setup.

 

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The company said its Enthoo Pro Titanium Green Edition will have multiple radiator support, removable SSD bracket, closed HDD panel, and Velcro cable management. The entire Enthoo Pro line has been designed to enhance cooling potential while also making it easier to swap and expand hardware inside the chassis.

 

The Phanteks Enthoo Pro Titanium Green Edition will be available starting in June, with a $99.99 MSRP.

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Microsoft opens up Cortana for Google Android, Apple iOS devices

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 7 mins ago

Who needs Google Now or Siri? Microsoft is preparing the Cortana voice assistant app for Google Android and Apple iOS. The app will be available for Android devices starting next month, and an iOS launch will take place later in 2015.

 

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"The 'Phone Companion' app on the PC will help you install the Cortana app from the Google Play or Apple App Store onto your phone so you'll be able to take the intelligence of Cortana with you, wherever you go," Microsoft said on its Windows Blog.

 

The Cortana app is able to set reminders, track flights, use the Cortana Notebook, and other simple tasks available on Windows 10 PCs. However, there won't be voice activation or toggle settings in the initial version, but that functionality could be added in future releases.

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Not looking forward to standardized testing? DDoS the school instead

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 7 mins ago

A 17-year-old high school student in Idaho is in big trouble after paying a third party to launch a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack at his school. The student has been suspended, will likely be expelled, and faces criminal charges for allegedly hiring someone to DDoS the school.

 

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The student could face a felony computer crime, which has a maximum sentence of up to 180 days in a detention facility. It's likely his parents will have to pay monetary restitution, and the teenager could face federal charges.

 

The DDoS attack negatively impacted the Eagle High School's network for almost two weeks - with students accessing the Idaho Standard Achievement tests losing their work - and some students had to take the standardized test numerous times. The school administration were unable to reliably access records, including payroll, while e-books and online classes were inaccessible.

SOUL Electronics unveils Pulse, new wraparound earbuds

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 9 hours, 23 mins ago

Audio peripheral company SOUL Electronics has unveiled Pulse, the lightweight wraparound earbuds that provide comfort and sound for owners.

 

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SOUL is best known for creating audio products embraced by athletes and those with an active lifestyle, and it looks like Pulse should fit in with that category. The earbuds have a reversed fitting ear lock cable, so the earbuds shouldn't fall out of your ears while working out.

 

The SOUL Electronics Pulse earbuds are available now with a $49 MSRP.

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Robots in the cockpit? Apparently, don't rule it out

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 9 hours, 35 mins ago

New aircraft already rely on sophisticated computers, and government agencies are openly discussing robots and remote operators flying commercial aircraft. Commercial aviation flies millions of passengers around the world each year and already utilizes computer autopilots - and there is greater discussion to how much human interaction is needed to fly commercial aircraft.

 

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"The industry is starting to come out and say we are willing to put our R&D money into that," said Parimal Kopardekar, manager of the autonomous operations project at the NASA Ames Research Center, in a statement to the New York Times.

 

Pilots currently only spend minutes actually piloting planes, with pilots of Boeing 777s saying they operate the aircraft for about seven minutes - and pilots of Airbus planes spending less than four minutes piloting their aircraft.

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