Ubisoft Introduces “Castle Empire” Its Free Online Strategy Game (video)

If you are a fan of The Settlers or similar strategy games, where you have to build an empire and conquer and trade with surrounds empires. You might be interested in a new game by Ubisoft. Castle Empire is a new free to play online game  which has just been launched and provides a similar feel.

The new Castle Empire games has been developed by the original creators of the Settlers game at Ubisoft’s Blue Byte Studio. The new Castle Empire game is now out of its Beta stage and ready to play, watch the promotional video after the jump.

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Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 Pricing Announced

Olympus announced its new range of PEN cameras at the end of last month, although they didn’t give us any pricing information, one of the models that was announced was the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3, and Olympus has now revealed that it will go on sale in ‘late summer’ here in the UK for £549.99 with a 14-42mm II R zoom Lens.

The Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3 will be available in a range of different colors which includes, white, black, silver and red, and it features a new 12 megapixel Live MOS sensor with Olympus’s new imaging engine, it also features in-body image stabilization.

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Official Star Wars R2-D2 Limited Edition Xbox 360 Revealed

Earlier this month we heard that Microsoft would be releasing a Star Wars themed Xbox 360 to celebrate the launch of Kinect Star Wars, and now we have our first photos of this Star Wars themed Xbox 360.

As we mentioned previously, the Star Wars Xbox 360 is designed to look like everyone’s favourite Astromech Droid, and the guys over at Gizmodo have got some exclusive photos of the new Star Wars R2-D2 Xbox 360.

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Adobe Backtracks On Apple Disabling Flash Hardware Acceleration

Adobe has today admitted thats its claims about Apple disabling hardware acceleration in its latest OS X Lion are not true and are now confirming that the latest release of OS X Lion provides the same support for Flash hardware video acceleration as Mac OS X Snow Leopard did.

Adobe have now reversed their claims and say their results which prompted the hardware acceleration outcry about Apple’s OS X Lion were based on misinterpreting results from a pre-beta release of the OS X Lion build released by Apple.

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2011 Mac Mini Gets Taken Apart

As well as releasing the new MacBook Air, Apple also released the new Mac Mini, and we have already seen what is inside the new 2011 MacBook Air and now it is the turn of the 2011 Mac Mini.

The guys over at iFixit have taken apart the new Mac Mini, have a look at the photos below to find out what the found inside Apple’s latest Mac Mini.

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HTC Wildfire S Hits T-Mobile August 3rd

US mobile carrier T-Mobile has announced that the HTC Wildfire S will be available on their network from the 3rd of August, and the Wildfire S will be available for $79.99 when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier.

The HTC Wildfire S features a 3,2 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and it will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3 and the latest version of HTC Sense UI.

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2011 MacBook Air Gets Taken Apart

Apple released the new 2011 MacBook Air on Wednesday, as usual with any new hardware release from Apple, the guys over at iFixit had their screwdrivers ready to take it apart.

This time it is the turn of the new 2011 MacBook Air, and in the photos below we get to see the inside of the new MacBook Air, and the iFixit guys found out that the MacBook Air SSD isn’t soldered to the logic board, this means it should be pretty easy to upgrade the SSD in the MacBook Air.

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Lodsys Sues Rovio Mobile Over Angry Birds For Android And iPhone

We have heard much about Lodsys, the company who has been suing smaller Android and iOS developers, the last thing we heard was that Apple was intervening in the case between Lodsys and the developers.

Now it looks like Lodsys has decided to start suing some of the larger game developers for Apple’s iOS and Android, as they have filed lawsuits against Rovio Mobile, the creators of the massively popular Angry Birds game series for iOS devices and Android.

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OS X Lion Reaches 1 Million Downloads In The First Day

Apple released the latest version of their Mac OS on Wednesday, OS X Lion,  Lion is already top of the Mac App Store charts and Apple has now released download figures for the first day of Lion’s release.

OS X Lion is the eight major release of Apple’s Mac operating system and according to Apple OS X Lion is selling faster than any other operating system in Apple’s history.

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Mortal Kombat Getting Freddy Krueger DLC

We’re definitely not contesting the awesomeness of including the Nightmare on Elm Street character, it’s just the randomness we have something against. Yeah, he may have those badass scars and metal claws and whatnot, but what exactly is the connection, justification or indeed even rationale for having him in Mortal Kombat in the first place?

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