The Evolve Alpha is Here, and it is Awesome

Evan Wade Contributor

By Evan Wade in Apps on Saturday 1 November 2014

It’s hard not to respect game developers who test their work via large-scale alphas. Putting your unpolished, unfinished work (and thus your reputation) on the line has to take Duke Nukem-style balls of steel, especially when the title’s due for an eventual console release: Here’s your game, your baby, and you’re releasing it to the most vocal subset of a hobby already famous for the whiners it attracts.

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Russian politician wants to ban Tim Cook, fearing “The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea”

Brad Reed Partner

By Brad Reed in Web on Saturday 1 November 2014

When Tim Cook came out as gay on Thursday, the reaction from fellow tech leaders and from most politicians was largely positive. We knew that not everyone would react this way, however, and sure enough The Washington Post has cataloged some of the more idiotic reactions to Cook coming out.

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Latest AC Unity trailer is (time) trippy

Tyler O'Hare Contributor

By Tyler O'Hare in Gaming on Saturday 1 November 2014

With just a couple weeks to go until the worldwide release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft have chosen to reveal their most confusing and ambitious teaser trailer yet.

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Paradigm: The Aussie game turning point-and-click on its head

Pooiee Contributor

By Pooiee in Gaming on Saturday 1 November 2014

Isn’t it boring to always play games as a handsome or beautiful protagonist fighting ugly monsters? Well Paradigm turns the tired old stereotype on its head, with an ugly mutant hero and a cute but evil sloth antagonist.

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Samsung launches mid-range slimline A3 and A5 full metal unibody smartphones

Ben Woods Partner

By Ben Woods in Mobile on Saturday 1 November 2014

Samsung has announced two new mid-range smartphones that will go on sale in China and other markets from next month.

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin quits Google to build his own hardware incubator

Chris Smith Partner

By Chris Smith in Web on Saturday 1 November 2014

Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android and former Android Guru inside Google, is leaving the company to start a tech incubator for start-ups that want to build hardware, The New York Times reports. After being removed from the Android team last year and replaced with Sundar Pichai, Rubin was put in charge of Google’s new robotics division.

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Mark Zuckerberg is hosting an AMA on Facebook, November 6

Napier Lopez Reader Find

By Napier Lopez in Social on Saturday 1 November 2014

Have you ever wanted to ask Mark Zuckerberg something? Maybe you want to know when the long-fabled dislike button will be added, or perhaps you just want to know his favourite colour. Well, you could get the chance next Thursday.

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Aaron Sorkin may have found the perfect person to play Steve Wozniak

Brad Reed Partner

By Brad Reed in Web on Saturday 1 November 2014

Do you imagine Steve Wozniak smoked a lot of pot and made a lot of penis jokes in his youth? If so then you’ll think the casting choice for Woz’s role in Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs biopic is absolutely perfect.

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Space: NASA’s coolest inventions that you actually use in everyday life (Part 1)

Janek Speight Contributor

By Janek Speight in Web on Friday 31 October 2014

NASA’s adventures into space haven’t just sent people to the moon and into orbit – their technology developments have contributed to everyday life more than you might think.

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2014 Timelapse footage is amazing

Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Exhale on Friday 31 October 2014

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta is the world’s largest gathering of hot air balloons and a great annual event that stretches for nine days and features more than 600 balloons each year.

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