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Bing gets personalized: “cards” work with Cortana data

Bing gets personalized: “cards” work with Cortana data

While Microsoft isn’t quite ready to release Cortana to the desktop world, they’re letting it be known that they’re more than happy to spread the personalization love. With Cortana you get a collection of features aimed directly at you, grown from your recorded interests, contacts, and so forth. With Bing’s new homepage, you’re getting a series of cards with similar information being tapped.

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Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

Google icon update incoming: cleaner, flatter

This week there’s word that Android - if not the web as well - will be getting a full makeover by Google in the icon department. Evidence suggests that the icons being added to the world of Android and the web will be flatter, a bit more well organized, and sized relative to one another.

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GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

GameSpy shuts down May 31: will your game be affected?

There’s a brand called GameSpy out there in the gaming technology universe that runs multiplayer and CD key authentication for a wide variety of games. While part of GameSpy was a video game news site, there was also an online matchmaking service - now owned by Glu Mobile - which will be shut down on May 31st, 2014. There are a number of games that will be affected by this shutdown.

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Xbox One to launch Windows Universal Apps eventually

Xbox One to launch Windows Universal Apps eventually

After introducing the idea of Universal apps across all Windows devices earlier in the day, Microsoft let it be known that Xbox One would be participating in the layout in the future as well. With the launch of the latest Windows 8.1 Update, Universal apps will be pushed as well. This means developers will be able to use a lot of the same code for all platforms, be they Windows, Windows Phone, or Xbox One.

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DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

DC Comics Infinite Crisis multiverse Open Beta begins

If you’re all about the multiple-universe action pushed in the DC Comics Infinite Crisis comic series - or you just like free Open Beta games in general - today there’s a MOBA you’re going to want to peek at. This game goes by the name Infinite Crisis (of course), and has been released by the developers at Turbine and distributed by the folks at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. You’ll be able to play this game - provided you’ve got the prerequisite powerful PC - right after you hit the download button.

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CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini keeps tiny gaming alive

CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini keeps tiny gaming alive

Not that the mini-PC market was going anywhere, but CyberPowerPC's entry into the ranks this week just goes to show - there's more than enough room for another super-small gaming desktop machine out there. Here we're seeing the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini, a tiny tower that still manages to jam in the likes of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 or an AMD R9 290. It'll be coming your way in black with green or red lighting, too!

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