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Age of Empires: World Domination Coming to iOS, Android & WinPhone

While PC Gaming may be the biggest player on the market, mobile games have received a lot of attention lately as well. Microsoft has even noticed and is just announced that they are bringing Age of Empires: World Domination exclusively to mobile (for now). The good news is that it is slated to launch on Apple, Android and Windows Phone devices. Quite likely it will launch on Android first, Apple second and then a month or so later - on Windows Phone. That's my guess according to their track record.


Source: Age Of Empires: World Domination

PC Gaming Alive and Well

According to a panel of industry professionals over at PAX East, PC Gaming is not dying and in fact it is still the dominant gaming platform when it comes to serious gaming. This panel talked about quite a few things related to gaming in general, but the conversation kept coming back to the fact that PC Gaming has always had a huge market share and looks to continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The fact is that PC hardware evolves much faster than console hardware and many people love the graphics quality that you can only get from a PC.

Roberts has been making PC games since the 1980s, and in developing his latest title, Star Citizen, he's exploring all platform options. One thing that he says he's been dissatisfied with is anything involving remote video streaming—he says that latency is still an issue that hasn't been overcome, and he can't see it ever working well enough to be truly playable—not for a long time, anyway.

Source: ARSTechnica

Still Using MSE? Stop It.

If you have been using Microsoft Security Essentials for Anti-virus, you may really want to consider changing to a different program. Microsoft announced that they weren't supporting it anymore a while ago, and now it is starting to really show the lack of support. In the analysis below, they show why it's failing and offer some good alternatives.

Those numbers might seem okay – until you look at the competitors. Avast free antivirus, for example, blocked 100% of known threats and 98% of zero-day attacks. That means that if you have 100 computers with MSE, and 100 with Avast, the group running MSE would fall victim to 14 zero-day attacks for every single attack that slips by Avast.

Source: MakeUseOf

Google Glass for Sale - One Day Only!

Google Glass is finally going to be on sale to the public, unfortunately it is only going to be on sale for one day (Tuesday, April 15) and is going to run you $1500 bucks for the Explorer edition. While the price might be high I'd still venture a guess to say they will sell out very quickly as everyone wants to look like a Cyborg this summer. For more details head on over to TomsHardware.

Want a piece of Google's Glass? The company is now offering consumers a way to get into the Explorer program without the need for an invitation. The cost for the Explorer Edition will still run you $1500 plus tax, so get ready to drain the bank.

According to Google, over the past few months, the company has tried various ways to expand the Explorer program. Some have gained access through a school or university, whereas some were referred by a friend, signed up at Google I/O, and told the company what they would do with Glass via #ifihadglass. Now it's time for something different.

Amazon App Store hits 200k

The Amazon App store has quietly been growing last year and has now hit 200,000 Apps. Of course Apple and Google Play are still ahead with each having over 1 Million apps but I'd still think Amazon should be pretty happy seeing as their service launched in March 2011 and has now hit 200k already. CNET has the full story.

Amazon's app store now has 200,000 apps, CEO Jeff Bezos announced Thursday in a letter to investors.

The store has nearly tripled in size over the past year and is now in almost 200 countries, Bezos wrote in the letter, which also covered the rest of Amazon's multitude of services, including Prime, Instant Video, Amazon Web Services, and Mayday support.

The World's Most Reputable Companies

Over the past few weeks we've talked about the worst company in America contest over at the Consumerist which saw Comcast win for 2014. Forbes had decided to go the other way and has come up with the most reputable company list and amazingly I didn't see much overlap.

Reputation Institute’s list stands out from other corporate lists we cover, like the most ethical and the most trustworthy companies, because it aims to quantify the way companies are viewed by consumers, or “stakeholders” as Nielsen calls them, in four areas that he says determine a company’s success: trust, admiration, feeling and overall reputation. The list measures public perception rather than actual corporate practices. Perceptions are vital, he contends. According to Reputation Institute’s data, 85% of consumers say they would definitely buy products sold by a company with a top reputation while only 9% said they would buy from companies with weak reputations.


Heartbleed Bug - The Passwords you need to change now

Most likely you've heard about the new Heartbleed bug that is hitting the internet hard and is potentially going to cause a ton of issues, mainly in the fact that your passwords and credit card info could be stolen. Mashable has comprised a list of websites that have potentially been hit and shows you which ones it might be a good idea to change your password on.

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed your sensitive account information (such as passwords and credit card numbers) over the past two years.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Teardown

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is coming soon and since this is BCCHardware (and we like to tear things apart) we couldn't not post iFixit's teardown of the Galaxy S5. Follow this link if you want to see what's inside of Samsung's next big phone.

Every so often, our Earth-bound teardown team gazes skyward. Today, we look to take the Samsung Galaxy S5 to pieces. Will this device be immortalized among the stars of repairability—or will it plummet to the ground like a blazing meteorite?

Join us as we use our best scientific instruments to find out—iFixit Style.

Nintendo's Smash Bros. to Launch on 3DS before Wii U

If you are a veteran Smash Bros. player then you will be ecstatic to hear that the new one is coming out on the 3DS this summer! There is a bit of bad news though; the Wii U version won’t be landing until this winter. This is a bit of a cold blow to those Wii U owners who have been waiting for that new Smash Bros. title.

The new #SmashBros. for #3DS will arrive this summer, while the one for #WiiU is coming in winter 2014.

Source: Nintendo Twitter

AMD Launches Radeon R9 295X2 Card

AMD doesn't want to let NVIDIA take all of the limelight with their recent Titan-Z launch so they've gone ahead and rushed out the Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card. This is basically a single-PCB card that houses a pair of Radeon 290X cards in Crossfire. The "good" news is that this combo is available for a mere $1,500 - half price of the competitions Titan-Z.

What makes the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 somewhat sui generis in the world of GPUs is the use of an Asetek closed-loop water cooling system with 120mm radiator and fan for its cooling configuration. There are integrated pumps that sit atop each GPU using micro channel cold plates. The tubes are sealed and heat is exchanged to the 120mm radiator with fan. No assembly is required and it is maintenance free like most AIO CPU coolers you are likely familiar with.

Source(s): HardOCP, Neowin

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