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Android L release today: developers first

Android L release today: developers first

This week Google has announced the L Developer Preview. This is the next generation of Android, coming with a "fresh, bold, and new look." This system was announced by Matias Duarte of Android for Google, coming with a look that’s made for mobile, desktop, and beyond.

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Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

Android Wear video asks why Wearables exist

A Google Developers video made for Android Wear has been revealed this week, the newest and probably last to be released before Google I/O 2014. This video asks the question - what couldn’t we do on the smartphone that we can now do on the wrist? Placing icons on a smartwatch, for example, is not the solution Google is looking for.

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Web predecessor Xanadu may one day replace the PDF

Web predecessor Xanadu may one day replace the PDF

It would appear that one of the strangest predecessors to the World Wide Web has finally been revealed after 54 years of development. You read that right - this software’s development started in 1960, and its creator now has a working model for users to take a peek at and interact with. Ted Nelson’s creation is a computer interface project, one also known as a universal library.

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Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

The ominous big black banner looms overhead as we prepare to enter the 2014 WWDC keynote presentation for Apple. This year’s event is sure to bring on some big updates in the software world for Apple’s various mobile and desktop machines, with at least one new name coming in hot. That’s what black banners are for, after all.

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Half-Life 3 “confirmed” by Counter-Strike creator

Half-Life 3 “confirmed” by Counter-Strike creator

Counter-Strike co-creator Minh ‘Gooseman’ Le has done the unthinkable this week: he’s (sort of) confirmed Half-Life 3. Speaking on a goRGNtv interview - also embedded below - Gooseman was asked if he had any confirmation of Half-Life 3. As if this was a question that he’d simply be able to answer like it was no big deal.

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Flappy Bird clone Tappy Chicken first to mobile with Unreal Engine 4

Flappy Bird clone Tappy Chicken first to mobile with Unreal Engine 4

The game development environment Unreal Engine 4 has been ushered in with its first-ever implementation on Android. The game is known as Tappy Chicken, and it’s essentially a clone of Flappy Bird - with a chicken. This game was created by an artist by the name of Shane Caudle and is being shared by Epic Games to show how extremely easy Unreal Engine 4 makes developing games, even for someone who has never developed a game before.

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