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Half-Life's lone writer has left Valve after 18 years - Destructoid

January 8, 2016 - 2:07pm

Destructoid

Half-Life's lone writer has left Valve after 18 years
Destructoid
Marc Laidlaw, co-creator and sole writer of the Half-Life franchise, has resigned from his position at Valve. He had worked at the Bellevue-based developer for 18 years at the time of his departure. The news comes as a result of a reddit user emailing ...
Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Confirms Valve RetirementGameSpot
'Half-Life' writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve after 18 yearsEngadget
Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw leaves Valve after 18 yearsGamasutra
Tech Times -Game Revolution -Ars Technica
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Panasonic's 4K CES: OLED, LCD and Ultra HD Blu-ray - Engadget

January 8, 2016 - 1:49pm

Engadget

Panasonic's 4K CES: OLED, LCD and Ultra HD Blu-ray
Engadget
Panasonic stashed its Ultra HD tech in a small corner of the CES booth this year. Richard Lawler , @Rjcc. 1h ago in AV. Comments. 120 Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. At Panasonic's CES press conference we focused on its new ...
New Tech for the Ultimate Home Theatre SystemFortune
What CES Cleared Up — and Muddied — About UHDTVStudio Daily
Sony leaves Ultra HD Blu-ray player at home, brings 4k SVOD insteadHD Report
Twice -High-Def Digest -Electronic Design (blog)
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The government says your Internet service is too slow - Washington Post

January 8, 2016 - 1:19pm

Washington Post

The government says your Internet service is too slow
Washington Post
Think your Internet service could be way faster? The government agrees with you. A new report from the Federal Communications Commission finds that while providers have done a decent job building out high-speed Internet, as many as 10 percent of ...
AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definitionFierceTelecom
USTelecom: Broadband Report Is Commission's FailureBroadcasting & Cable
FCC report: 34M in US lack access to fixed broadbandThe Hill
The Verge -Gizmodo -The Consumerist
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I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears - TIME

January 8, 2016 - 11:54am

TIME

I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears
TIME
The light poured directly into my eyes. It flashed, strobed, pulsated, faded, and changed color, desperately begging for my attention. Meanwhile, my ears flooded with a radio dial full of sound: an ad for a steakhouse, music by Rihanna, comedy shows, ...
I am not ready for Virtual RealityCNET
Bits | My Virtual Life at Tech's Big Consumer Electronics ShowNew York Times (blog)
Car tech, wearables leading buzz at CESSFGate
PC Magazine -Ars Technica -ABC News
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I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears - TIME

January 8, 2016 - 11:54am

TIME

I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears
TIME
The light poured directly into my eyes. It flashed, strobed, pulsated, faded, and changed color, desperately begging for my attention. Meanwhile, my ears flooded with a radio dial full of sound: an ad for a steakhouse, music by Rihanna, comedy shows, ...
Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe explains why the Rift has a $600 price tagWashington Post
Bits | My Virtual Life at Tech's Big Consumer Electronics ShowNew York Times (blog)
Retale envisions virtual showroom appDrug Store News
IEEE Spectrum -Lifehacker -Tom's Hardware
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I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears - TIME

January 8, 2016 - 11:01am

TIME

I Finally Tried Virtual Reality and It Brought Me to Tears
TIME
The light poured directly into my eyes. It flashed, strobed, pulsated, faded, and changed color, desperately begging for my attention. Meanwhile, my ears flooded with a radio dial full of sound: an ad for a steakhouse, music by Rihanna, comedy shows, ...
I am not ready for Virtual RealityCNET
Hands-on: HTC Vive Pre Brings Notable Improvements to Visuals, Tracking, and ...Road to VR
Bits | My Virtual Life at Tech's Big Consumer Electronics ShowNew York Times (blog)
Bay News 9 -Lifehacker -Tech Times
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Did Microsoft and Samsung just announce an IoT deal? Nope - ZDNet

January 8, 2016 - 10:08am

ZDNet

Did Microsoft and Samsung just announce an IoT deal? Nope
ZDNet
A "commitment to joint innovation" is not the same thing as a Windows 10 in your washing machine. azureiothub.jpg. Given the guest appearance of Microsoft Windows and Devices chief Terry Myerson on stage at Samsung's IoT-focused keynote at CES this ...
If you're fine with Microsoft's approach to privacy in Windows 10, you're out ...BetaNews
Another week, another freak out over Microsoft snoopingNetwork World
Samsung's home tech will eventually plug into Windows 10Engadget
ExtremeTech -Small Business Trends -RCR Wireless News
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Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains - Mac Rumors

January 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Telegraph.co.uk

Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains
Mac Rumors
Apple has registered a trio of auto-related top-level domain names, including apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto. Whois records updated on January 8 show that Apple registered the domains through sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor Inc. in December 2015 ...
Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain namesApple Insider
Apple Registers 'Apple.car' Domain: Sign of Cars to Come?Fortune
Apple registers domains tied to carsUSA TODAY
BGR -9 to 5 Mac (press release) -The Verge
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Why tech firms hate new UK surveillance law - CNNMoney

January 8, 2016 - 8:33am

CNNMoney

Why tech firms hate new UK surveillance law
CNNMoney
Dubbed a "snoopers' charter" by critics, the law would force internet service providers and phone companies to retain huge amounts of customer data that could be accessed by British security services, once a judge has reviewed their request. "No ...
U.S. Tech Firms Criticize U.K. Spying LegislationNasdaq

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Oops, Facebook Inc's Virtual Reality Plans Hit A Snag - Motley Fool

January 8, 2016 - 7:13am

Motley Fool

Oops, Facebook Inc's Virtual Reality Plans Hit A Snag
Motley Fool
Despite taking pre-orders of its virtual reality headset, the social media king's VR subsidiary has hit a bump in the road. Tim Brugger. (timbrugger). Jan 8, 2016 at 8:13AM. For virtual reality (VR) aficionados, not to mention Facebook (NASDAQ:FB ...
Bits | My Virtual Life at Tech's Big Consumer Electronics ShowNew York Times (blog)
4 Reasons Not to Buy Virtual Reality in 2016The Cheat Sheet
The New York Times Will Make Money with Virtual Reality in 2016, Mark ThompsonBeet.TV
RetailWire -Action Trip -Investorplace.com
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This is the web browser you should be using if you care at all about security - Salon

January 8, 2016 - 4:03am

Salon

This is the web browser you should be using if you care at all about security
Salon
No matter what you've heard about the Tor network, the basics of the service are simple: Tor keeps anyone who uses it safe, secure, and anonymous on the Internet. Originally created by the U.S. Navy, Tor can be used to browse the Web anonymously, send ...
ProPublica is the first big news site optimized for the dark webThe Verge
ProPublica Builds a Dark Web OutpostInverse
There's Now a News Site on the Dark WebNewser
Apex Tribune -Engadget -The Next Web
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