Want Cory Doctorow’s New Book For Free?

Blogger and sci-fi author Cory Doctorow’s For The Win hit bookstores today and to celebrate, he’s giving away free copies via download on the book’s web site, like he’s done in the past. (Seriously, if you like For The Win, download Makers from 2009. Yeah, it’s free.) Or, if you’re a print person but aren’t into that whole “driving to …

Bayer DIDGET blood glucose meter connects to Nintendo DS

Kids love games and diabetic kids hate testing their blood sugars. Bayer hopes its new DIDGET meter, which connects to Nintendo DS and DS Lite systems, will convince diabetic kids to test their blood sugars more often.

The $75 system comes with a DS game called Knock ‘Em Downs: World’s Fair featuring “a full length adventure game

Sony Prepares To Do Battle With Apple, Itself

Ask anyone what they think of Sony today and chances are you won’t get a positive response. The company that once dominated the consumer electronics sector has fallen on hard times in recent years. Every facet of the business is playing catch up to companies like Microsoft, Samsung and Apple. What went wrong?

I fondly remember my …

iPad’s Gaming Prospects: EA and Gameloft React

Two game developers shared the stage with Steve Jobs during today’s iPad announcement. Afterward, Techland chatted with both to get their views on the new device. Here’s a mash-up of the two interviews:

Do you have a specific number of iPad games you’re aiming to have available the day it goes on sale?

Travis Boatman (VP …

Review: Mass Effect 2 Hits Its Mark

Commander Shepard dies. Or he doesn’t. I’m doing nothing here to spoil Mass Effect 2’s ending—or the beginning for that matter. Because of the vast amount of choices you can make in this exquisite second chapter in Bioware’s sci-fi trilogy, your experience will almost certainly be different than mine. Paths begin to diverge …

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