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Dead Steve Jobs Selling New Android Tablet in Taiwan

Apple is in direct competition with Google's Android. Steve Jobs hated it. He once told Walter Isaacson, "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. More »

When Your University Teacher Is a Badass Ninja

Most teachers are regular folks. Before they entered education, maybe they worked in an office. Maybe they were students themselves. But how many of them were ninja, head-butting trees in the forest? More »

The Case of Final Fantasy VII's Phantom Panties

OK. So there's been a long-running mystery surrounding Final Fantasy VII and a pair of women's underwear.
For fifteen years now people have wondered what the hell these knickers - actually an unused item - were for, but some recent fan translations of Japanese-language interviews have finally... More »

Facebook Cares about Your Stupid Farm

While you might hate browser game FarmVille, Facebook revealed that it needs the game's developer, Zynga.
In its recent SCE filing, Facebook stated, "We currently generate significant revenue as a result of our relationship with Zynga, and, if we are unable to successfully maintain this... More »

Sony Is Bleeding Money (Again)

Today, Sony announced its recent financials, and the Tokyo-based electronics giant is hemorrhaging money.
For the fourth year in a row, Sony is in the red. More »

How THQ Went From Bad to Very Bad

In 2007, shares in publisher THQ were going for over $30 a piece. Today, in 2012, they're going for around $0.70. Studios are rumoured to be on the chopping block. More »

Crysis' Developers New Online Gaming Service is OnLive + Skype + Facebook

Crytek, the developers behind the Crysis series (and the CryEngine), will soon be helping release their own online multiplayer gaming service. It has a stupid name, but everything else about it is very interesting.
It's called GFACE. More »

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants Anti-Bullying Tax on Video Games

"Violent video games," a governmental classification of speech and expression that the Supreme Court found a smidge troubling last June, would be taxed extra under a proposed law in Oklahoma, with the collected money going toward state programs fighting bullying and child obesity. More »

The Ridiculous Three-Month Ban of An Innocent Xbox Gamer

Reclaiming a hacked account is always a nuisance, but Josh Hinkle's nightmarish story of losing, reclaiming, re-losing, and then re-reclaiming his Xbox Live account takes the cake.
Settle in for a hell of a yarn that reads like a world tour of the Xbox's worst problems. More »

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