Rumors Swirling Of Alibaba Group’s Yahoo Purchase

In hindsight, maybe firing their CEO wasn’t such a brilliant idea after all. See, Yahoo has this special kind of reputation in the technology scene that may not be too rosy, but despite that, it truly is a valuable asset. Or is it?

It must be, since a lot of big names have been lining up to buy the search engine. The latest from the grapevine hints no less than the Alibaba Group headed by Jack Ma (that’s him smiling below) is going to make a bid.

Jack Ma

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Valve Boss Weighs In On EA’s Steam Competitor Origin

Looks like Gabe Newell really wants to keep things friendly with EA despite the recent drama. Either that, or it’s just a bit of professional courtesy from the grizzled old veteran to the spunky new wannabe. “I think there are still some areas where, as a customer, I’d like to see it improve. It’s not that different from any other system like this. There are positive things and negative things,” he said in a PC Gamer interview. Also, if your entire collection of games is on Steam, you’re going to smile at this next one. And by smile we mean punch a wall.

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PS Vita 3G Downloads Limited To 20 MB

We weren’t expecting Sony to go all Amazon and provide free unlimited 3G service for their beefy new handheld, but the revelation that there will be a 20 MB limitation on 3G downloads of any kind did come as a bit of a disappointment. Mind you, this is exactly the same as the iOS App Store 3G limitation, but the difference is you won’t be using that 20 MB to get any full games downloaded to your device. Unless the games in question are Minis, but that would be predicated on people finding out they exist and braving Sony’s attempt at a digital store to actually buy them.

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Nissan Hard At Work On Mind-Reading Car

Whenever ‘mind-reading’ and certain vehicles are brought up, it always conjures nostalgic reminisces of the Craig Thomas-penned cult thriller Firefox. Forget the lame Clint Eastwood-starrer adaptation, Firefox was awesome. (Never heard of it? Try YouTube, it’s gotta be there.)

Anyway, news has just broken that the nerds over at Nissan are perfecting our mobile future. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, a car that drives itself according to the passenger’s thoughts.

Nissan Mind Car

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Webcam Installed Near Mount Everest Summit

Hooray! Now anyone can check out a frigid mountain top in their off time. This extraordinary project was undertaken by a German camera firm with the help of some sherpas, who put much effort into its setup. More than a live streaming attraction, the camera near the Everest summit is a joint scientific effort.

Everest Summit

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Handmade EXO10 Aluminium And Rosewood iPhone 4 Case

If you are looking for an iPhone 4 case that is a little different from the normal mass produced case on the market. This handmade EXO10 Aluminium and Rosewood iPhone 4 Case might well be worth a look.

Created by EXOvault and constructed from high quality aluminium and features a full, beautifully grained solid rosewood the EXO10 offers unique protection for your beloved iPhone 4. EXOvault iPhone cases are handcrafted in their studios located in Brooklyn, New York and all work is completed in house from the initial design to prototype to hand finished final product.

EXO10 Aluminium and Rosewood iPhone 4 Case

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Tango Video Calling Service Arrives On PC (video)

Tango the mobile video calling app which launched back on iOS and Android devices a year ago and surpassed one million registrations in its first 10 days. Has today announced the launch of a new PC version they have developed bringing Tango to PC desktop computers supporting XP, Vista and Windows 7. A Mac desktop version is also under development but Tango didn’t reveal any timescales for its release.

The new PC app keeps the same look and feel as the Tango app for mobile devices and once you have installed and enter your email and phone number the Tango PC app will automatically populate your address book with your Tango contacts, if you are an existing Tango user. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

Tango PC Calling

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GhostGuitar iPad App Provides Magical Augmented Self Reality To Air Guitarists (video)

The GhostGuitar iPad App is an innovative application that allows you to play the guitar without actually holding one, using augmented self reality as its creators say.

The innovative application uses Realtime Mobile Machine Vision (REMMVi) technology which allow you to play air guitar using your left hand to fret a chord and your right hand to strum or pick. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

GhostGuitar iPad App

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RAGE : Jackal Canyon 7 Minute Gameplay Trailer Reveals Games Scale (video)

If you are looking forward to the launched of the new RAGE game on October 7th 2011 for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You might enjoy this 7 minute trailer showing a little of the gameplay you can expect. The new trailer released by id Software and Zenimax show the Jackal Canyon level and the impressive scale of the Rage game, explaining why  it will be on three disks when it arrives.

Set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, you emerge into a vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as bandit gangs, mutants, and more. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

RAGE

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