Here's how far we've come with net neutrality
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 3:30 pm
The FCC's ruling on net neutrality yesterday was the agency's most significant action in decades -- but it didn't come easy. It's something that's been discussed ever since Columbia Law professor Tim Wu coined the term net neutrality 2003, which, at ...


Masquerada's gay characters are defined by humanity, not sexuality
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 1:00 pm
In Masquerada: Songs and Shadows, the city of Ombre resembles a fantastical, medieval Venice: elegant stone towers are lined with heavy wood furniture and the people dress in lush fabrics, wielding swords and spears. But Ombre is not Venice; it's an ...


Smart liquor bottles can keep tabs on your bourbon collection
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 1:33 pm
A close friend of mine returned home from vacation to discover his house sitter -- his brother-in-law -- had downed an entire bottle Pappy Van Winkle 20 year bourbon. A tragedy, really. However, if an alcohol tech duo in Europe has its way, keeping t...


402a - The Instance: Down but not out
Posted by The Instance: World of Warcraft Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 11:34 am
A quick note about today’s no show, and Nerdtacular info!


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Year of the Goat: 11 Chinese smartphone brands to watch
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 11:00 am
2014 has been a wonderful year for the ever-competitive Chinese smartphone market. We saw the birth of new brands, the record of world's thinnest phone broken three times, and a couple of companies entering India with great reception (although not wi...


EE kicks off 400 Mbps 4G trials at Wembley Stadium
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 11:22 am
EE was the first 4G network operator in the UK, and it's now hell-bent on staying the fastest. After launching its LTE-A network (aka 4G+) in central London last October, it's trialling new spectrum configurations that could boost speeds even further...


Aereo gets only $2 million from selling assets to TiVo and other companies
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 11:37 am
Aereo was expecting to sell its assets for at least $4 million (and up to $31 million) at a bankruptcy auction, following its loss in a protracted legal battle against broadcasters. Sadly, luck wasn't on its side yet again: the company has managed to...


Swatch Touch Zero One tracks your beach volleyball skills
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 12:02 pm
Swatch's first foray into the fitness-tracking business is the Touch Zero One, a touchscreen watch built with beach volleyball in mind. This is an upgrade to the barely readable Swatch Touch, introducing features that track the ferocity of your spike...


'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy passes away at 83
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 12:37 pm
The Star Trek and sci-fi world at large suffered a great loss today, as Leonard Nimoy has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his role as human/alien Spock in the TV and movie series, he had been hospitalized two days ago for chest pains. Hi...


2/26/15 – Not So MMO: The Truth is MMOs are Evolving
Posted by [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 10:15 am
Published an article on MMORPG.com about how MMOs are evolving. Also covered the recent news in the pseudo-MMO market! http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/feature/9438/Not-So-MMO-The-Truth-is-MMOs-are-Evolving.html Enjoy!   Beau


Photography and the subatomic world collide in a new documentary
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 10:01 am
First it was Andy Warhol's obsolete digital archives and then the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project. Now, the Hillman Photography Initiative's documentary team has set its sights on the CERN physics laboratory in its newest film, Subatomic. Famous...


Google search results to show more mobile-friendly sites on phones
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 10:32 am
Google believes you'd want to see more mobile-friendly websites when you do searches on a phone or tablet. That's why on April 21st, it'll start giving online destinations with mobile versions higher placements on the results page, assuming you're al...


Interconnected World of Majora's Mask
Posted by A Green Mushroom [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 10:00 am

I'm through the first dungeon in Majora's Mask and I'm really enjoying the game.  I haven't played it since it originally launched on N64, so it's fun to dig in and discover things I had completely forgotten about.

It's amazing how all the characters interact and have daily lives.  I love the three day cycle of this game, it's such a perfect fit with how they've constructed the world.  You can learn where characters will be at certain times on certain days.  They are all interconnected with quests, objectives, and masks.

To this day, there's still no other game like it.

I think the multi-day cycle is a really cool thing that other games could take and run with.  I would like to see it redone by modern game designers, but it seems like a concept that was left alone after Majora's Mask.

At this point I'm mostly focusing on exploring the world.  It's really fun just exploring and doing sidequests for masks even though I'm only through the first dungeon.  I'll get back to the main questline soon but for now I'm having a good time taking in the world.


Dear DDOGamer An Offer to Create New Free-To-Play Player Character Builds
Posted by DDOcast - A DDO Podcast! [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 February 2015, 7:48 am

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And this one is a doozy, so potent and full of question-answery potential that it entirely filled my feedback box all by itself, pulsing in happy waves of unanswered possibilities.


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Pebble took just two days to beat its crowdfunding record
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 3:47 pm
Pebble Time isn't just one of the fastest-moving Kickstarter projects -- it's now one of the biggest, too. The color smartwatch took a mere two days to get more funding than its predecessor, hitting the $10.3 million mark with 29 days left to go. It'...


Whiplr is Tinder for the fetish-driven
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 4:14 pm
Mainstream dating services like Tinder, Grindr or OK Cupid don't make it too easy to admit if your tastes are "very singular." That's why Whiplr has been created as a hookup app for people who prefer to get off with more than just a special cuddle. S...


Watchdog says spyware violates human rights guidelines
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 4:41 pm
If you think that commercial software designed to spy on computers is problematic, you're not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's UK contact has determined that Gamma International's approach to selling its FinFisher sp...


Facebook lets you specify any gender you want
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 5:20 pm
Facebook already has a range of gender options for those who don't fit neatly into male/female categories, but it just took that accommodation one step further. Much like Google, Facebook now lets you specify any gender you want -- you're not limited...


How much does this game cost? Depends on the temperature
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 5:59 pm
Finally, a game where the pricing structure is as clever as its mechanics. A Good Snowman is Hard to Build is an adorable puzzle game about a monster trying to make snowmen, from established puzzle-game designer Alan Hazelden, co-creator Benjamin Dav...


The net neutrality war of words wages on
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 6:33 pm
While you may have been doing a victory lap around your cubicle in the last few hours, not everyone is so enthused about the FCC's decision today. The commission voted to officially classify broadband internet as a Title II public utility, and it's a...


Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 7:25 pm
It's 2024. An older Japanese gentleman wants to watch the International Space Station's closing ceremony, but he can't get out of bed. No problem! All he has to do is call Robear to help him get up. Yes, that's his caregiver's name, but you see, Robe...


Scientists puzzled by 'bright spots' on surface of dwarf planet Ceres
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 7:59 pm
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres, researchers aren't sure what's causing the "bright spots" on its surface. The imaging orbiter snapped the above picture from 29,000 miles (46,000 km) away just last week, but u...


Daily Roundup: Net neutrality wins, digital brothels and more!
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 8:42 pm
In today's news, the FCC approved its net neutrality plan, a "digital brothel" lets people have sex through the internet and Pebble smashes its own crowdfunding records. Read about all the top stories in today's Daily Roundup....


'Fable' going free-to-play on Xbox One and Windows 10
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 9:16 pm
Now you can add "price" alongside "gameplay" to the list of aspects that separates Fable Legends from its forebears. That's because the game's launching as a free-to-play title on Windows 10 and gratis with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One....


Harrison Ford will return in 'Blade Runner' sequel
Posted by Engadget RSS Feed [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 February 2015, 9:32 pm
Need more good news after today's net neutrality ruling? Deadline and Variety report it has been confirmed that Harrison Ford will return to the role of Rick Deckard in the Blade Runner sequel that's currently in the works. Ridley Scott is producing ...


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