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Friday night topic: The professionalization of childhood
— 5:13 PM on April 5, 2013

I don't know how many of you have observed this, but I think there's a growing trend over the past, say, 20 years or so...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Report: Next-gen Xbox to require persistent online connection
— 9:13 AM on April 5, 2013

If the recent SimCity launch taught us anything, it's that gamers aren't all that keen on titles that require a persistent online connection. Making...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Internet

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Google to fork WebKit into its own browser engine
— 2:39 PM on April 4, 2013

While Apple and Google have severed many of their connections lately, the two companies have maintained an active collaboration on one project: WebKit, the open-source...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Firefox 20 has better private browsing, new download manager
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2013

Attention Firefox users: version 20 of the browser is out. The Mozilla Blog has the goods on what's new in the latest release,...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Epic: HTML5 Unreal Engine 4 'upgrades the web to a platform'
— 6:00 AM on April 1, 2013

Remember that browser-based Unreal Engine 3 demo we showed you on Thursday? Well, Epic is also porting Unreal Engine 4 to the web—and it's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet Software

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Friday Night Topic, early edition: What's going to happen with North Korea?
— 6:11 PM on March 28, 2013

We're doing our Friday Night Topic early this week, since tomorrow is a TR holiday. Also, because Scott is on a plane flying back from...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Epic, Mozilla port Unreal Engine 3 to the web
— 6:00 AM on March 28, 2013

Unreal Engine 3 works on just about every platform out there, including Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and all the modern consoles. There's even...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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BitTorrent Live P2P video streaming protocol to be free for all
— 6:00 AM on March 27, 2013

We first heard of BitTorrent's peer-to-peer video streaming protocol two years ago, when creator Bram Cohen demoed it. The protocol was supposed to...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome gains Google-powered contextual spell check
— 4:54 PM on March 26, 2013

Google rolled out the latest update to its Chrome web browser today, and in the process, it introduced an intriguing new feature: an enhanced spell...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Friday night topic: The rise of rulemaking
— 5:58 PM on March 22, 2013

Growing up, I sometimes wondered what my generation's contributions to the world might be. Now that I'm an adult, I can see those contributions...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Surf TR through Google's HTML5-powered 3D maze
— 10:03 AM on March 22, 2013

The Radeon HD 7790 launch is dominating the news today, and things appear to be pretty slow otherwise. Also, it's Friday, so let's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Google Keep puts your notes in the cloud
— 6:00 AM on March 21, 2013

A couple of days ago, Google acidentally unveiled Keep, its cloud-based note-taking service. Keep was only online briefly before being pulled, but it...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Software

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My sci-fi book is on sale through Friday!
— 4:00 AM on March 20, 2013

Hi folks. A few months ago, my first book, a sci-fi novella called...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Security vulnerability discovered in EA's Origin service
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2013

EA has caught a lot of flak for making some games exclusive to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Gadgets on the piste
— 10:23 PM on March 17, 2013

Warning: The following is by no means an in-depth review or related to PC hardware. I used a recent ski trip as an opportunity to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous

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Friday night topic: Glued to the YouTube
— 6:33 PM on March 15, 2013

Many things about YouTube fascinate me: the apparent decision of nearly everyone to go easy on copyright, the distinct possibility that it's enabling post-literate human...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Internet

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Release roundup: Cases, coolers, memory, and an overclocking event
— 5:28 PM on March 14, 2013

This week in our roundup of miscellaneous announcements, we have news of fresh products from Corsair and Thermaltake. We also have the skinny on an...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Miscellaneous Memory

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Google Reader to be retired July 1
— 12:18 PM on March 14, 2013

If you're an avid consumer of RSS feeds, chances are you saw this news last night. Google has decided to retire its Reader aggregator as...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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