Why a Keyboard—not a Processor or Screen or Anything Else—Is the Only Way to Beat Apple

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The killer (or be killed) feature of that new Microsoft Surface for Windows RT is its keyboard. The tablet itself is a wonderful device. It’s got a great body and a (seemingly) fast processor. But input is everything. At the Surface launch yesterday, the auditorium was packed with the tech press, and lots of MacBook Airs, but there was [...]

‘Tomb Raider’ hits its target

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The Game: This is an origin-story reboot for the adventure-seeking archaeologist Lara Croft. Fresh out of college, our 21-year-old heroine boards a ship called the Endurance to “make her mark” in the world. But the ship is destroyed in a storm, stranding Lara and her colleagues on a tropical island near Japan. And like any good tropical island [...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

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The Game: You’ve heard of Call of Duty? Powerhouse videogame franchise? Burgeoning national pastime? Excuse for foulmouthed 12-year-olds and a significant number of men to spend hours screaming at a TV screen? Right, so take that and add robots. (Available on Nov. 30 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC) What We Saw: First, we saw a level from the Black [...]

Facebook Camera Reviews: A “Second Rate” Instagram Clone? That’s Not the Point

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In reading a few reviews of Facebook’s latest mobile app release – Facebook Camera – it occurs to me that perhaps the company should have allowed it to marinate in the knowledge of its newly acquired Instagram development team. That said, perhaps Facebook’s decision to release Facebook Camera had less to do with the product being [...]

The Galaxy S3 is the best-in-class smartphone in the world?

Samsung pointed out that while the screen is 22 per cent larger than the previous S2, the ‘bezel’ around it has been slimmed down, so that the gadget is barely bigger than its predecessor. The gadget will launch on May 29 in Europe, and in 10 other cities worldwide including Tokyo and Dubai. The gadget [...]

Man-slater anyone?

I know this is kinda old… but still manage to make me crack up!

Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman battle in ‘Injustice: Gods Among Us’

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The Game: For reasons as yet unclear, the heroes and villains of the DC Comics universe — including Superman, Batman, the Flash, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Solomon Grundy — are brawling one-on-one Mortal Kombat-style in this new twist on the superhero mythos from the makers of, whaddaya know, Mortal Kombat. (Out 2013, for PS3, Xbox 360, and [...]

Devil May Cry

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The Game: Like Tomb Raider, this is an origin-story reboot that stars a considerably younger Dante. Once again, Dante — the child of a demon father and human mother — is out killing demons and other gruesome monstrosities. But this time he’s doing so in Limbo City, a distorted mirror image of our own world. The player’s [...]

Rumor: Apple Tapping Nvidia for Newest MacBook Pros

The drooliest MacBook Pros are around the corner, so we hear, and they’re going to be pretty swanky! And here’s a nice cherry on top: the Pro models will have Nvidia’s newest, fastest graphics. The Verge cites Verge alumna Joanna Stern alongside an anonymous “a trusted source” who says the new MBP fleet will “feature Nvidia graphics alongside [...]

BlackBerry 10 phone release date pegged for October

At its BlackBerry World event in Orlando today, RIM pulled the wraps off BlackBerry 10, a thoroughly-revamped platform based on QNX that the company is hoping will bring it back into contention. Though it’s been talking about BlackBerry 10 since last year (when it was known as BBX), this is the first time that RIM [...]