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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Skeptical was what I was when I began playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. When you attempt to transfer a beloved, storied universe from one media to the other, you’re under a lot more scrutiny than you’d be if you’d started fresh. But like Alejandro Jodorowsky said about Dune, you have to disrespect your source material if you want to successfully create new life. Behold: Shadow of Mordor.

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VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

VLC update downloads a major reboot for Windows 8.1

This week the newest VLC update will be bringing an entirely new - and surprisingly beautiful - look to VLC. This is the app you use when you want to be able to play any kind of media. The app you use when you want to play your videos without all the fuss. For Windows 8.1, this update also brings on the visual loveliness.

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Cortana speaks Klingon in Star Trek update

Cortana speaks Klingon in Star Trek update

This week Microsoft is launching the Lumia 830 in the UK. At the same time, they’re sponsoring a big chunk of the "Destination Star Trek" convention a London’s Excel center. What better way to connect the two than to update Cortana with a bit of the ol’ Star Trek language modifier?

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HERE Maps hands-on: Google & Apple should be worried

HERE Maps hands-on: Google & Apple should be worried

For a long time, Nokia HERE Maps has been Windows Phone's secret ace card. The quiet star of Lumia - and perhaps the most interesting part of Nokia now that Microsoft has its phone division - the app's free offline navigation and comprehensive traffic data service has made it a hit among users. Now liberated from its Windows Phone blinkers, though, the HERE team has spread its sights to include Android and iOS, slipping us a beta version of the app for Samsung's Galaxy smartphones to try out ahead of the full release.

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