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Saturday, February 13, 2016

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New World War 2 Xbox/PS4/PC Game Passes Funding Milestone

12 hours 49 minutes ago - Gamespot
With more than two weeks still to go in its Kickstarter funding campaign, new console and PC World War 2 shooter Battalion 1944 has passed $300,000 in funding. The game was a quick success on Kickstarter, having raised its initial target of £100,000 ($142,000) after just two days.At press time, funding stands at around £215,728 ($307,579) from mo...

iPhone soon becoming 'full replacement' for Apple TV remote

12 hours 53 minutes ago - Joystiq
TV remotes are all well and good, but they have a nasty habit of coming up missing at the worst possible moment -- Apple TV's new wand isn't immune to this malady. It should come as good news then that Cupertino's planning an update for the remote ap by Timothy J. Seppala

Tesla improves Summon feature with more safety

17 hours 7 minutes ago - Joystiq
Tesla's slow but steady progression towards fully autonomous driving continues. Last month, the company announced beta testing of its "Summon" remote parking feature.The California-based electric vehicle maker is updating the feature to increase the by Autoblog

Watch DARPA's tiny drone do 45 MPH indoors, autonomously

Yesterday - Joystiq
It's been a bit since we last saw DARPA's bird-of-prey inspired drone system, but the government's mad science wing hasn't been sitting idle. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy program recently took one of its drones on an indoor test flight where there l by Timothy J. Seppala

Shape-shifting polymer straightens out from body heat

Yesterday - Joystiq
There have been plenty of tries at shape-changing materials, but this one might be the most practical yet. The University of Rochester has created a polymer that returns to its original shape when subjected to body heat -- touch a curled mess of the by Jon Fingas

Rock the vote for your favorite game in the GDC awards

Yesterday - Joystiq
Want to make your voice heard in this year's Game Developer's Choice Awards? How about doing the same for the Independent Game Festival's accolades? Boy howdy, you're covered in both cases. Once again, the GDCA and IGF are opening up the floor for au by Timothy J. Seppala

Snapchat hopes you'll subscribe to video channels

Yesterday - Joystiq
Snapchat isn't content with simply offering videos through Discover and hoping you'll watch them... it wants to give you a reason to keep coming back. Recode sources understand that Snapchat is planning to let you subscribe to Discover channels. Yo by Jon Fingas

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gets First-Ever "Double Double" XP Weekend

Yesterday - Gamespot
Double XP weekend events for Call of Duty: Black Ops III are nothing new. But this weekend, Activision is shaking things up by offering the first-ever "double double" XP event, during which you can earn double XP for your character and your weapons. Historically, it's been one or the other. Now, it's both.This started today at 10 AM PST and runs th...

Apple is replacing USB-C cables that shipped with early MacBooks

Yesterday - Joystiq
If you were an early adopter of Apple's slimmed-down MacBook, then this may apply to you. According to the company, a "limited number" of laptops sold between its launch in April of 2015 and June 2015 have USB-C cables that could fail due to an unspe by Richard Lawler

E3 PC Gaming Show Coming Back for 2016

Yesterday - Gamespot
It's only February, but E3 2016 continues to come into focus. Today, PC Gamer announced that its PC Gaming Show, which made its debut at E3 2015 and brought a few announcements, will return this year. The show will take place live in Los Angeles on Monday, June 13 at 12 noon PST / 3 PM EST.In previous years, this would have clashed with EA's briefi...

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