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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void shown off at BlizzCon 2014

Blizzard has shown off the long-awaited conclusion to StarCraft II at BlizzCon 2014, where it was revealed the title will be a standalone game unshackling gamers from Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm pre-requisites. Joining this announcement was the first official look at Legacy of the Void in the form of a trailer (we've got the video after the jump), as well as the announcement of some new modes and other interesting tidbits of information. Says Blizzard, Legacy of the Void picks up where Heart of the Swarm left off.

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Dungeon Hunter 4 expansion “Descending Depths” now available

Dungeon Hunter 4 expansion “Descending Depths” now available

The massively popular mobile game Dungeon Hunter 4 has received a new update bringing the expansion Descending Depths, and with it gamers are gifted with three new dungeons, as well as new features, additional gear, and all new bosses to take on. The game is available on both the App Store for iOS users and Google Play for Android users, with the update being available to download now. Excited? We've got all the update details, as well as a video of the expansion, after the jump.

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United Airlines to roll out iPads at gate seats in Newark airport

United Airlines to roll out iPads at gate seats in Newark airport

The Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey will soon feature iPads in United Airline's main terminal, something that will provide often-delayed travelers at the airport with a way to pass the time, easily keep track of flight times, and even order items from nearby shops. According to Bloomberg, the update will cost $120 million, with every gate seat receiving an iPad, as well as all restaurants in United Airlines' terminal. With this, United has partnered up with OTG Management.

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Lacelamps use 3D printing to paint your walls with shadows

Lacelamps use 3D printing to paint your walls with shadows

If your home decor is feeling a bit rote, a splash of 3D printing might bring it back to life. Lacelamps is one example of how a simple 3D printing project can be used to give one's home a creative flair. The lamps are 3D printed and feature a lacy white "cap" that, when the light is turned on, cast shadows on the wall forming intricate patterns. The lamps are the brainchild of Pierre-Yves Jaques and Linlin, both French designers.

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Foodini 3D prints food from ingredients capsules

Foodini 3D prints food from ingredients capsules

We can't yet pop a tablet to get our daily nutritional needs, but a future where food is select on a touchscreen and then printed out from ingredients capsules is looking more likely than ever. Foodini is a 3D printer that does just that, and its maker Natural Machines recently showed it off at the Web Summit in Dublin. The device first made its debut via a failed Kickstarter project, but that didn't stop the maker from moving forward, and it is already looking toward it second version.

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1989 Batmobile replica is functional and street-legal

1989 Batmobile replica is functional and street-legal

Batmobile replicas are nothing unusual -- they've been popping up for years, some of them going up for auction for generous sums of money, such as the one we saw last year. An Australian man has created his own replica, and it brings with it a unique twist: it is completely street legal, letting him drive it around wherever he'd like. Even better, the creator -- 29-year-old Zac Mihajlovic -- works with Make-A-Wish to dress up like Batman and let kids meet their favorite superhero in real life.

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Apple Web crawler stokes search speculation

Apple Web crawler stokes search speculation

Developer Jan Moesen recently spotted an Apple Web crawler written in Go. He detailed the discovery on his website, where he said it is requesting HTML pages only, ignoring image files, CSS and such. He posited the question: is this a sign of an official Apple project, or is it just an Apple worker tinkering with some personal project? No one knows at this point, but it has stoked quite a bit of speculation, particularly that Apple may have a search-related project in the works, the likes of which are also speculation.

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A modern mining disaster: Bitcoin facility goes up in flames

A modern mining disaster: Bitcoin facility goes up in flames

Modern mining for precious commodities has gone digital, and with that comes what may be the first big digital mining disaster. A Bitcoin mining facility in Thailand recently went up in flames, with three buildings burning to disastrous proportions, taking the servers with them. The mining facility is said to belong to Cowboyminers, and reportedly the hardware was not insured, making it look unlikely it'll be back up and running any time soon. According to Spondoolies-Tech, which made the hardware, the data center's wiring wasn't up to code.

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Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

Bungie executive swatted by unknown prankster

The phenomenon of "swatting" -- calling in a fake threat to get a SWAT team sent to someone's home -- is both illegal and potentially dangerous. That hasn't stopped the "prank" from taking place in growing numbers, however, and newest to the list of victims is an unnamed Bungie executive. Law enforcement descended upon his Washington home in the wee morning hours yesterday following a call that was believed to come from the home making big claims: a family held hostage, bombs, and guns.

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Geak Watch II boasts two displays, hits funding goal

Geak Watch II boasts two displays, hits funding goal

Last summer we saw the GEAK Watch, an Android-toting smartwatch that will soon be getting an upgrade in the form of a new model. The GEAK Watch II has been successfully funded and will be shipping this coming January, bringing with it a stylish design and the features you'd expect to find in a smartwatch: fitness tracking, message and call notifications, and more. The maker is hailing GEAK Watch II as "the world's first true round panel smart watch - with no dead "sensor" area".

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