Let’s Hope Dragon Age: Inquisition Finally Has Dragon Age Figured Out

With any luck, BioWare’s third-in-series action roleplaying game will remedy the last installment’s over-simplistic combat and drab, recycled locations. I’ve liked none of the Dragon Age games. Not even the first. But I’d have to say I enjoyed the first immeasurably more than its lazy sequel, which conjured feelings of loathing by the time I was ticking off the game’s […]

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Now You Can Explore the Star Trek: Voyager Deck With the Oculus Rift

The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift already allows users to enter far-flung lands such as Tuscany, Game of Thrones’ Westeros and Jerry Seinfeld’s apartment. Now Oculus owners can beam up to the famous spaceship from Star Trek: Voyager as well. The new demo, created by independent developer Thomas Kadlec, features an incredibly detailed recreation of the Voyager’s bridge, complete with […]

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5 Fundamental Truths for Tech Companies

Maybe that correction in technology stocks wasn’t such a bad thing after all. As tech companies have started the quarterly ritual of reporting earnings, the early indications are that, while many are still growing, they aren’t growing enough to meet the outsize expectations the market had built up. So far, the flagship tech companies that have posted earnings bore few […]

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Facebook Adds a Feature That Lets People See Your Location — But It’s Optional, Optional, Optional

The social networking site has announced a new feature for its iPhone and Android apps called “Friends Nearby.” The feature will notify users when they have friends in their vicinity — but it only works if users turn it on Facebook is announcing a new feature for its iPhone and Android apps called Nearby Friends. If you choose to turn […]

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This Is What’s Really Powering Google’s Ambitious, Long-Shot Projects

Tech stocks have declined lately, but Google’s core business remains strong as the company powers ahead with futuristic “moonshots” from wearable devices to robots and drones Google’s core online advertising business continues to generate gobs of cash, allowing the company’s braniac founders to pursue all manner of futuristic initiatives. From computerized eyewear to self-driving cars to robots and drones, Google […]

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Sprint Launches WeGo Phone for Kids

On Friday, Sprint announced the launch its new kid-friendly Sprint WeGo phone, a low-cost starter device for ages 5 to 12 that offers plenty of parental controls and tracking features. “Sprint WeGo is the perfect starter phone to give parents peace of mind while teaching kids responsibility – how to keep track of a device, charge it and care for […]

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Warning: Your New Sony Laptop May Catch Fire

The electronics giant has warned consumers its latest Vaio laptop, the Fit 11A, contains a compromised battery pack that could overheat and burn the computer’s housing. Users are advised to “immediately discontinue use, shut down and unplug” The Japanese electronics company Sony announced on Friday that the batteries inside their latest Vaio laptops contain a defect that could cause the […]

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Update: IAC Denies $5 Billion Tinder Valuation

App is only 20 months old, but daily users have doubled to 10 million since December Updated April 11, 4:45 p.m. Bloomberg reported Friday afternoon that dating app Tinder may be worth about $5 billion, but shareholder and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya later tweeted that estimate was incorrect. Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp already has a majority stake in Tinder, and did […]

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