Valve Releases Portal 2 Authoring Tools Beta

If you are a Portal 2 fan you might be pleased to know that Valve has just released a set of Portal 2 Authoring Tools in a Beta release, a version of the same tools Valve used to make Portal 2. Which will enable you to create your own single player and co-op maps, new character skins, 3D models, sound effects, and music.

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Google Adds New App Discovery Features To Its Android Market

Google has today rolled out a new update to its Android Market, which has brought with it five new ways to discover Android applications within the Market. Making it even easier to find great applications among the 200,000 apps supporting over 300 Android devices.

Google’s five new app discovery methods are : New top app charts, Editors’ Choice, Top Developers, Better related apps and Trending apps.

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Third Rail Innovative Clip-on iPhone Battery Pack

Third Rail have this week launched a new juice pack which has an innovative solution to removing the bulk from your iPhone, when the battery and extra power are not required. The Third Rail iPhone 4 case allows you to clip on and off the battery element of the case. Keeping the footprint of the iPhone as small as possible when you dont need extra power, by allowing you to remove it.

The other neat feature on the Third Rail Slim Case and Smart Battery design is that you can add more than one battery on top of the other if required, doubling or even trebling the power.

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Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Announced

As well as announcing the new Acer Chromebook, Google also announced a model from Samsung called the Chromebook Series 5, it features a 12.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Processing is provided by an Intel Atom N570 1.66Ghz processor, there is also a 16GB solid state drive , plus a HD web camera and of course Google’s Chrome OS.

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Google Unveils Acer 11.6 inch SSD Chromebook For $349

At Google I/O today Google has taken the wraps off its new Acer Chromebook system equipped with a 11.6 inch 1,366 x 768-pixel 16:9 screen and powered by an Intel Atom N570 processor supported by 2GB RAM.

The new netbook is also equipped with a 16Gb SSD drive and 1.3 megapixel camera and will be soon available to purchase for a bargain price of $349, for the Wi-fi only version. If you would prefer a 3G equipped netbook this is also available as an option for an additional cost.

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Farmville Players Get Early Access To Lady Gaga Album

If yours is an inquiring mind, bent on illuminating mysteries, you might want to skip this one. Google have announced a whole bunch of things, even a $20 Chromebook you can pay in installments or whatever. Maybe go look at that for a while.  Because some things just happen for no reason and trying to make sense of them will do the exact opposite.

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iOS Facebook App Getting 3.4.2 Update

Keeping in mind that it’s gone this long without being able to synchronize your Facebook friends with your phone contacts despite claiming otherwise, frankly we’re more than a bit amazed that the powers that be have seen fit to finally update the iOS version of the ubiquitous app.

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LA Noire Dev Rockstar Would Definitely Make Gun-Free Games

Knowing Rockstar, it may seem that asking them whether they’d ever make a gun-free game would be akin to asking Nintendo the exact opposite. If you failed your video game history class, that is, since Rockstar’s Bully and Table Tennis were both critically acclaimed, commercially successful, not even released that long ago and feature no guns at all and fewer bullets than most Mario games.

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Duke Nukem Forever Pre-orders Score Free OnLive MicroConsole

Okay, getting something for free which allows you to do something you already could have done for free may not seem like a huge deal, but look at it this way: you’re getting new gaming hardware. That’s something, right? Also, we’re guessing all those people who were posting pictures of their thirteen year old pre-order slips back when news of Duke’s resurrection broke don’t qualify.

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Huey The Chameleon Is A Really Cool Lamp

Aren’t chameleons just lovable? Actually it depends on the person. Some peeps find them rather ugly. Still, their color shifting ability is legend and has become ingrained in the popular consciousness. Banking on its near-magical powers, the guys behind Huey the Color Copying Chameleon want to color your desk with this lizard lamp.

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