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#ChangeTheCover Gets What It Wants: DC Comics Cancels Controversial 'Batgirl' Variant Cover

#ChangeTheCover Twitter campaign succeeds, as DC Comics cancels the controversial 'Batgirl' variant cover due to the artist's request.

Movies/TV Shows March 17, 2015

Apple Stores To Accept Android-Powered Smartphones In New Trade-In Program

Reportedly, Apple retail stores will begin a new trade-in promotion that will accept non-Apple smartphones. Customers who turn in their current Android-powered device will receive a gift card that can be used toward the purchase of a new iPhone.

Business March 16, 2015

6 Things You Need To Know About USB Type-C

Since the reveal of Apple's new 12-inch MacBook on March 9 there has been a lot of talk about something called USB Type-C. But what is it and what does it do?

Computers March 16, 2015

MacBook Battery Packs May Finally Be Possible Thanks To USB Type-C

Apple will finally let companies develop battery packs and chargers for its products, due to the new MacBook's USB Type-C port. USB Type-C, or simply USB-C, consolidates a notebook's separate power, data, and video ports into a single all-in-one wonder port.

Computers March 16, 2015

Google Street View Gives You Virtual Tour Inside Japan’s Newest High-Speed Train

Google Street View takes you on a virtual tour of the inside of Japan’s newest high-speed train, the Hokuriku Shinkansen. An extension of the Nagano Shinkansen Line, the new train’s name derives from the name of the region, Hokuriku, and the name of Japan's high-speed railway, Shinkansen.

Internet March 13, 2015

Twitter Buys Live Streaming App Periscope Possibly To Take On Meerkat?

Twitter bought startup Periscope and confirmed the acquisition through a retweet. Periscope is a live streaming app that gives broadcasters the ability to deal directly with people watching the live stream in real-time.

Apps/Software March 13, 2015

Robot vs. Robot: 'Real Steel' Robotics Championship 2015 Is On

The 15th Anniversary New York City FIRST Championship & Expo starts March 13 and runs through to Sunday, March 15 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

FUTURE TECH March 12, 2015

Medium: Blogging Platform To Launch Limited Beta For Custom Domains

Medium is taking the first steps toward custom domains with a limited beta launch for a few publications including New America, Midcentury Modern, Substance and Medium’s own comics site The Nib. Publications interested in signing up for the beta can do so at Medium's website.

Internet March 12, 2015

PlayStation 4 Firmware Update To Add Improved Accessibility For Disabled Gamers

Sony has an upcoming firmware update in the works for the PlayStation 4 that could make gaming more accessible for players with disabilities.

Video Games March 12, 2015

Twitter Launches New Analytics Home Page To Help You Promote And Keep Better Track Of Tweets

Twitter just made it easier to track your tweets, followers and profile visits by adding a new home page dedicated to analytics today.

Internet March 11, 2015

PlayStation Mobile To Shut Down This Year, But You Can Keep Your Games

PlayStation Mobile, the development, support, and online shop platform for indie games, will cease to exist later this year. The company will stop publishing games on July 15, and then the entire service will close on Sept. 10.

Video Games March 11, 2015

'Super Mario', 'Pong' And 'Gunstar Heroes' Mix To Make 'Videoball'

Nestled in a corner of the PAX East indie megabooth in Boston this past weekend was 'Videoball,' the new project from Action Button Entertainment. The Oakland-based company was founded by Tim Rogers, who is well known for well-crafted essays and critiques of video games.

Video Games March 10, 2015

PAX East 2015: 'Amplitude', Harmonix's 'Guitar Hero' Precursor, Stages A Reunion Tour

Last year, 'Guitar Hero' and 'Rock Band' developer Harmonix turned to crowdfunding site Kickstarter to gauge interest in a new 'Amplitude' game. An enjoyable demo of the game was available to play at this past weekend's PAX East event in Boston.

Video Games March 10, 2015

Apple's New 12-Inch MacBook Is The Thinnest, Lightest, Most Energy Efficient Yet

Apple's new MacBook Air promises to be the thinnest, lightest and most energy efficient notebook yet. It was unveiled at Apple's Spring Forward event in San Francisco on Monday.

Computers March 9, 2015

PAX East 2015: Shovel Knight's Free Plague Knight Expansion DLC Plays Wonderfully

PAX East 2015 sees the return of Shovel Knight with a free Plague Knight expansion DLC that changes the way the original game plays.

Geek March 6, 2015

PAX East 2015: 20XX Is The Mega Man X Sequel Capcom Should Have Made

At PAX East 2015 in Boston, Mega Man X lives in "20XX", an action platformer roguelike with procedurally generated levels and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.

Geek March 6, 2015

'Sim City' Maker Maxis Emeryville Is The Latest Studio Shut Down By Electronic Arts

Maxis Emeryville, the game development studio best known for the Sim City, Spore and the early Sims video games, has been shut down by its parent company Electronics Arts today. EA is known among gamers for buying companies, lowering their games' quality and later shutting down those same companies.

Video Games March 4, 2015

'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain' Collector's Edition And Day One Edition Details Revealed

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Collector's Edition and Day One Edition details have been revealed, alongside a Sept. 1, 2015 worldwide release date that will also see Metal Gear Online's debut.

Video Games March 4, 2015

MWC 2015: Pizza Hut, Accenture And Visa's Concept Car Lets You Order Pizza Using Its Dashboard

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Pizza Hut, in collabration with Visa and Dublin-based tech consulting company Accenture, announced a whole new way to order pepperoni pies: using your car's center dash.

FUTURE TECH March 3, 2015

MWC 2015: Audi And AT&T To Wirelessly Connect Entire 2016 Model Vehicle Lineup

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, car maker Audi of America and wireless carrier AT&T announced a joint plan to bring LTE, 4G and 3G wireless connectivity to all of Audi's 2016 model-year vehicles.

Deals March 3, 2015

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