Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Coming To XBLA/PSN 2012

You might have thought you had played Virtua Fighter 5 about four years back. You thought right! And wrong at the same time. It’s kind of the same logic that gives birth to about three new Street Fighter IV editions a year (we think, though make sure to Wikipedia it if you care that much), each more Hyper and Premium-Extremo than the last.

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Ubisoft Putting From Dust Online DRM Out Of Your Misery

Good news! Ubisoft’s seething hatred for its customers seemed to have simmered down to a slow boil. As a result, Eric Chahi’s well-received… RTS? God game? uhh… game will be drawing its first free offline breath about two weeks from now. We’re not sure what finally led Ubisoft to the conclusion that inflicting online multiplayer game problems on an offline single-player game without any reasonable justification was a valid business model, but we’re just glad they finally did.

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Could The Earth Have Seeded The Solar System?

It’s hardly a theory and the only guys testing if it were possible are running models in Mexico. See, the idea goes that in the darkness of our past when bacteria enjoyed dominion over a malformed world, particles broke off or were convulsed out of the Earth’s crust, sending them to the stars. What happened next? Read more after the jump.

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Enormous Robot Graphic Puzzle Hides Wall-E

Quite a sight , to be honest. Below is every single robot that has figured in movies for the past century. Movies and cartoons and TV shows to be specific. The challenge, however, is to spot Wall-E. That’s why it’s called Where’s Wall-E (get it?) We’ve already pinpointed where he is, but we’re not telling (there’s a hint after the jump.) On the other hand, his love interest EVE is in plain sight.

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Speech Recognition, How Its Changing Our Lives (infographic)

An informative infographic has been created showing how speech recognition impacts our lives and how its being used to change and develop our world. The infographic has been created by Medical Transcription and shows the technology used behind  Automated Speech Recognition (ASR). Showing examples of areas we now take for granted and new areas that are currently under development like lie detection within banks and voice controlled applications.

Google has already invested heavily in ASR development and hopes to push out new service using the technology. The reason Google’s ASR system works so well when you use it, is because Google is currently storing every spoken or written search terms entered into its systems, explains the infographic. I wonder how many that actually is?

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NOOK Color 1.3 OTA Update Adds 200 Interactive Magazines

If you are the lucky owner of a Nook Color a new update rolling out this week brings with it access to over 200 interactive magazines, optimised for the Nook Color. The new magazines will be available through the Nook Newstand application providing users with access to Time, Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated to name a few.

The Nook optimised editions will provides interactive magazines including audio podcasts, video, photos and animations with in them to the Nook. If you already subscribe to any of the printed editions of the magazines you will be able to access the digital editions at no extra cost.

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Sony Relaunching PlayStation Home With Themed Districts

Sony has unveiled plans to revamp and relaunch its 3D virtual social gaming network, PlayStation Home which has been used by over 23 million users worldwide since its original launch. The new redesign and launch hopes to providing a new world of games to PS3 gamers and develop PlayStation Home into a more engaging social gaming platform for PS3 owners.

The newly designed update will be arriving this fall and Sony hopes to transform PlayStation Home from just a virtual environment to a world of games. Enabling players to rapidly interact and connect with friends and other gamers of similar styles and interests using “Themed Districts”.

 

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PS3 N-Control Avenger Now Available To Pre-Order (Limited Release Launch)

N-Control has just announced that they are no taking pre-orders for their PS3 version of the N-Control Avenger controller add-on. The N-Control Avenger has been available to Xbox 360 players since February 2011, but soon PS3 games will also be able to benefit from the adapters enhanced gaming control.

The PS3 N-Control Avenger like the Xbox 360 version has been designed to enhances the gamer’s manual dexterity and situational awareness by improving accuracy and reaction time. By reducing the amount of movement required to press a button or triggers, and also allowing you to access nine functions simultaneously.

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Evernote Receives Major iOS Update And iPad User Interface Redesign

Evernote has today released a new update to its iOS applications that brings with it some great new user interface improvements to the iPad version of the application. Making the Evernote iPad application much more suited to the iPad. Now allowing easy to view scrolling through notes, which are now laid out in a more user friendly style called the Slideshow View.

Other great updates to the application include iOS rich text support and shared notebooks. Together with passcode lock security features, which is only available to Premium Evernote users.

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Fossil’s Meta Watch Delayed Again

Unfortunately for some Fossil has today announced that their new Meta Watch which was expected to be launched in the last couple of months has been delayed again and will now launch sometime in September. The delay has been caused by a problems discovered within the devices’ programming clips used for micro-USB connections and the analog-digital version’s steel case.

The meta watch has been designed to allow developers to create applications for the watch enabling additional functions using the embedded Bluetooth technology.

 

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