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Microsoft Makes Project Spark Free on XBox One and Windows 8.1 PCs

Earlier on in the year, you might remember that Microsoft announced a game called Project Spark. It allows players to create their own games and worlds (including a pinball game).  It’s been in beta for a while now, but it has finally become a full, finished game. Better still, Microsoft have released the game and it’s available right now for the XBox One and Windows 8.1. Additionally, I am really glad to report that Project Spark is going to be free to download! Incidentally, there will also be a phsyical version that you can buy with This seems like quite...

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Sale for $4.99 (£2.49)

As part of the Steam Summer Sale, one of the huge deals of the promotion is Skyrim.  The game is normally £9.99 but has been reduced to £2.49($4.99). At the time of publishing, there is only one hour left on this deal. So if you’ve been waiting for a good discount on this game, then now is the best time to jump on it. And jump on it now because this is a great game with a metascore of 94/100. For the record, I never actually played Skyrim. I wanted to do so but could not afford the hefty price...

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Game Sale Alert: Steam’s 2014 Summer Sale is Live

It’s that time of the year again folks. Valve has started it’s annual Steam Summer sale as of today. As of today, a lot of games on the Steam Store are going to be heavily discounted. There will be some daily deals which last for 24 hours, flash deals which last for up to half a day and deals voted for by the steam community. There will be new deals every single day. For me, the best deals to be had on day one are Mirror’s Edge(£2.45), Skyrim(£4.99) and The Witcher 2(£2.99). With new deals every day, it’s important to...

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XBox One Controllers Now Work on The PC

If you have an XBox One, then there is some really good news for you. As of today, Microsoft has officially released their own drivers/software for the XBox One controller. You will be able to download and install the drivers, connecting your XBox One controller to the PC and just like that you will be able to play your favourite PC games with the XBox One controller. At this time, we’ve not been able to confirm if any other third party XBox One controllers (like the Mad Catz Killer Instinct FightStick TE2) will also work with these drivers. However, if...

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Netgear: N-900 Router Connects with All Devices – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:08 — 163.5MB) Netgear was back on the TPN CES Live show this year. They are looking at how you connect to your routers and the new Netgear N-900 Router. The N-900 has the ability to not only connect to all your devices – whether computer, mobile, smart TV or appliances. They also introduced the Media Storage router. It’s like a NAS and router in one. A 2 TB drive is inside this device to make central storage for all your devices. Get Netgear N-900 at Amazon They did a survey and found...

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Shodogg: Stream Videos from Smartphone to Computer – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:06 — 167.8MB) It’s just like Apple’s Airplay, Shodogg is a video delivery platform. It allows any smartphone fetch videos, then toss to any connected screen, then share with your friends. Any screen that can connect to the web, iPad, PC, Set top box or more. iOS and Android devices. It’s in Alpha, March will beta iOS, then Android after. You pair the device with an 8-digit code. The screen shows a QR-code for easy connection. Once your devices are linked, you can send video to them – Seamlessly. If you move to a...

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16 Tech Innovations that didn’t quite stick

You might remember the products. You might remember the hype. Then, you are tooling down highway 41 years later and all of a sudden you think to yourself – “Hey, whatever happened to…” Failed ideas. Maybe it was a great idea, but wasn’t made right, or design errors brought it down. Maybe it was just a bad product. Well, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see if we cannot repeat these errors again. Oh yeah, why 16? Well because we could. The Computer Watch: Whether it was the Ruputer, the MSN Direct ‘Smart’ Watches, the Timex Data Link...

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Smartphones Killed the PDA Star (and more)

I saw you back in Comdex in 83 – You were a exciting new technology – a marvel to me with a touchscreen. Ohhhh, ohhh But times have changed and you are now put to the side – the integration with the phone makes it real nice – and you get tossed in the scrap pile to die. Ohhh, ohhh I used your applications ohhh, ohhh And all your revelations…. I did have a PDA. I had a few of them. Palm, iPaq, Axim and a host of others. However, 2 years ago I got my first Smartphone. That pretty...

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Searching for a CTO – Bitstrips

Well, the election is over and now it’s time to put the cabinet together. Need some nails, glue and instructions… Aw heck! Who am I kidding. We don’t need no stinkin instructions. CNet reported that the new cabinet is without a Chief Technology Officer. The CTO is a pretty important position and the IT guy that takes that role will have to be on top of their game. The CTO will have not only other IT people on their case but those IT people most likely will blog about it. Talk about cut-throat. This week on Bitstrips, we sit down...

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Why Not Make the Move to 64 Bit?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (3.3MB) When I go out to find a new PC – Many Years from now. Will it be equipped with a floppy drive, 2 gigs of RAM and 1 gig WiFi. Can it process a Terrabyte of data or will it be real slow. Will it be a PC, Intel or AMD, and will it be 64 bit. Windows 7 is just around the corner. It will have something like 20 versions of it. Most important, it will have 32 bit versions as well as 64 bit versions. Try GoToMeeting free for 30...

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LIVE SHOW 10-20-2008 – Chat with Jeri Ellsworth

The coolest thing about the LIVE SHOW is you never know who is going to show up. This week started slow, but that all changed when Jeri Ellsworth showed up. Jeri created the Commodore 64 joystick – 30 C64 games on one joystick controller. We talked about Pinball machines and Video Arcade systems. Jeri was also building a new studio, so we talked about ways to make the room less noisey. Jeri even talked about creating a new video capture system. We also had Art from twoguystech.com, as well as Brokenshovel and husker_fan. All in all another great show. Hour...

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WITH p2 – 101008 – Tom Cruise and Pac Man Fever

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (4.6MB) Firstly, we are changing the name of the show to Week in Tech History, or WITH.On the Weekend edition of WITH, we got two interesting events. First of all, it’s Pac Man Fever and It’s driving me crazy! 1979, Pac Man was introduced in Japan and in 1980 was introduced in the US. Of course, Pac Man was created by Namco, has over 30 spinoff games and even has a board game version. There are a lot of other cool items in the weekend edition like IBM releases, XP SP1 and it’s...