Mario Kart Meets Call of Duty: Hands-On with Blur

The racing genre in video games tends to operate around two poles. On one end, you’ve got incredibly realistic driving simulations games like the Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport series. On the other end, explosive, arcade-style titles like FlatOut and Burnout defy reality with crash-intensive competitions.

The gameplay in Blur

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Studio ensures audiences that Captain America will indeed get some: British actress Hayley Atwell has been chosen to play Peggy Carter, the apple of Captain America/Steve Rogers eye opposite Chris Evans.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

Tweet of …

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Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010

Today in Techland: Techie Doug offers his thoughts on the upcoming Samsung slate, and what they’ll need to do to prevent a flop. Our fearless leader Peter Ha lets you know just how in Wonderland our Monster Madness bracket is going to work and Evan gives us his log of last week’s GDC: good, bad and the …

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Monday, Mar. 15, 2010

Today in Techland: Hey, who needs basketball? We unveiled our March (Monster) Madness bracket, featuring face offs between the most nefarious villains in history. Who will win? The Jabberwocky? Darth Vader? The Joker? Dr. Horrible? MCP? Tune in to find out, fellow nerds.

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Video Review: eStarling WiFi Photo Frame, Starring Twitter

Because you should never, ever, ever be more than 15 feet away from Twitter at any given time, the $200 eStarling TouchConnect digital photo frame provides yet another way to keep up with the mindless goings-on of your favorite internet celebrities.

I bet you’re expecting me to plug my own Twitter feed here. Well, I won’t. It’s not …

First Impressions: Official Twitter for BlackBerry App

RIM’s official Twitter app for BlackBerry devices has been rumored to be coming for the last few weeks. It was released into beta yesterday and I’ve been test-driving it for the last 24 hours. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s not very good and here’s why:

• It’s incredibly slow to load and each tab (timeline, @s, …

Google Buzz = Facebook + Twitter + Flickr + GChat + YouTube + Wave

Today in Mountain View, CA, Google revealed Buzz, a Twitter- and Facebook-like social networking feature that’s been integrated into Gmail that also extends into Android devices and iPhones. It does a little more than inform your followers or friends as to what you’re eating for breakfast, though. Buzz allows you to share links, …

Google Looks To Crush Facebook, Twitter With a More Sociable Gmail

The invites are out and something is afoot in Mountain View, CA, at the Google campus. Whatever could it be? Well, this much we know so far, Google will be “unveiling some product innovations in two of [its] most popular products.”

According to an earlier report from the WSJ, Google will unveil a Gmail plug-in that streams …

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Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010

Today in Techland: We watched Snoop Dog and Darth Vader invade Times Square on behalf of Adidas, Steve talked with Shawn Ashmore (Iceman from X-Men!) about his role in upcoming film Frozen, and Peter sat down with Marvel Comic scribe Matt Fraction, the man behind Iron Man. Peter’s also entering Wired‘s challenge

A Message from Outer Space

Today, Expedition 22 Flight Engineer T.J. Creamer has tweeted where no man has tweeted before.

Until now, NASA astronauts were emailing their tweets to ground support where personnel would help them post to their Twitter accounts. Astronauts on the International Space Station were offered a software upgrade this week that gave them …

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