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Single-player version of SimCity ‘rejected’ – BBC News

Single-player version of SimCity ‘rejected’ – BBC News

18 March 2013 Last updated at 06:33 ET Cities built by players are part of larger online regions Electronics Arts has said plans to turn SimCity into a single-player game were rejected early in the development of the latest version. The admission […]

Danger Dodge: Put 2013 Challenger in park warns Chrysler – SlashGear

Danger Dodge: Put 2013 Challenger in park warns Chrysler – SlashGear

Chrysler has warned owners of 2013 Dodge Challenger models running V6 engines to park up their cars and avoid driving them, after a potential fire hazard that has already caused multiple incidents forced a recall. Seven accidents are currently known about, where the wire harness in 2013 model year cars with the V6 power plant […]

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s: thinner, coming in April – CNET

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s: thinner, coming in April – CNET

The ThinkPad T431s: new keyboard, just like the X1. (Credit: Lenovo) ThinkPad is as conservative a laptop design as there is, but that doesn’t mean ThinkPads don’t evolve. Announced at Engadget Expand in San Francisco, the ThinkPad T431s is a slimmed-down version of the ThinkPad T series, a line of 14-inch laptops that, previous to […]

Legend of Zelda hack makes Link the damsel in distress – SlashGear

Legend of Zelda hack makes Link the damsel in distress – SlashGear

Inspired by the father who modded Donkey Kong so his daughter could play the Princess, another person had the idea of modifying another classic Nintendo game. Kenna W has always loved The Legend of Zelda series, and she always wanted to play the game as Princess Zelda instead of the male protagonist, Link. She wished […]

MessageMe Gets Vine’d; Facebook Pulls Access to Friend-Finding – PC Magazine

Hell hath no fury like a Facebook scorned. Or, at least, Facebook doesn’t seem to be very keen on allowing apps to tap into Facebook’s platform if they contain similar features as Facebook’s own apps and services. Case in point: MessageMe, a full-featured messaging app that launched just last week and rocketed to […]

Dropbox buys Mailbox app, will develop it independently – Washington Post

Post Contributor Badge This commenter is a Washington Post contributor. Post contributors aren’t staff, but may write articles or columns. In some cases, contributors are sources or experts quoted in a story. More about badges | Request a badge Dropbox buys Mailbox app, will develop it independently – Washington Post

Lenovo redesigns ThinkPad, drops weight by a quarter – Computerworld

IDG News Service – Lenovo is updating the design of its ThinkPad laptops to keep them up-to-date in a market where computers are getting thinner and lighter at a fast rate. The ThinkPad’s external appearance isn’t changing a great deal, but it is getting considerably thinner and lighter. The changes are exemplified in the new […]

St. Patrick’s Day good for a Google Doodle and a ‘Leprechaun’ » – Los Angeles Times

St. Patrick’s Day good for a Google Doodle and a ‘Leprechaun’ » – Los Angeles Times

Thousands congregated Sunday in Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (Kim Haughton / EPA) St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and brought with it a high-stepping Google Doodle. The Feast of St. Patrick means shamrocks and green T-shirts and parties. St. Patrick’s Day may be a celebration of the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, but in […]

Ex-CEO John Sculley On Apple’s Innovation ‘Lull’ – Huffington Post

John Sculley served as chief executive of Apple between 1983 and 1993, during which time he oversaw the ousting of Steve Jobs and a tenfold increase in Apple’s sales. Sculley left Apple in 1994 — Jobs returned several years later — and the former Apple executive is currently managing an investment firm with his two […]

Google’s St. Patrick’s Day doodle features the Irish stepdance – SlashGear

Google’s St. Patrick’s Day doodle features the Irish stepdance – SlashGear

Google’s always ready to celebrate the holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Google has updated it’s search engine page with a new Google Doodle. The Doodle shows six children, each wearing a letter of Google’s name on their clothes, performing the traditional Irish stepdance. Google has had St. Patrick’s Day Doodles since the […]