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Gears of War 3 Set for April 2011

Hardcore gamers on many platforms enjoy RPGs and FPS titles, making these some of the most popular, and profit-generating categories. Game consoles often fight for the exclusive rights to blockbuster franchise like Halo and Gears of War.

The gaming world is anticipating the latest entry in the Gears of War franchise, Gears of War 3. The launch date for this new title has been announced as April of 2011. That means fans of the Gears of War franchise have a year to wait for the next entry in the saga.

Creator of the Personal Computer, Dies

H. Edward Roberts died this week at age 68. If you don't know the story of how Roberts helped launch the personal computing revolution, let us fill you in.

Back in 1970, Ed Roberts had just finished serving at the Air Force Weapons Laboratory designing circuits for missiles. Along with a close friend, Forrest M. Mims III, he decided to open a business from his garage selling build-it-yourself electronics kits to hobbyists.

NVIDIA 470 Cards Hit Retail April 12

Beats ATI soundly, but will you be able to buy it?

China Tells Google to Play Nice

China expects Google to follow rules

The saga of Google versus China may soon be ending. The confrontation started when Google revealed that it had been the target of a successful hack that originated within China. At the time, Google said that it was considering vacating the Chinese market over the attack and repeated other attempts to hack its servers and mail accounts.

New Lithium-ion Anode Battery

Anode delivers ten times more capacity than conventional designs

The number of uses for nanocomposite materials is staggering. The material has been the source of some revolutionary breakthroughs in many areas of research. One of the most beneficial places for nanocomposite materials has been in battery research.

10% of Microsoft Workforce Uses iPhone

The rivalry between Microsoft and Apple is one of legend. The two firms battle in many major categories including computers, mobile phones, and music players. The rivalry between the two firms has grown to epic proportions and in some instances; employees at Microsoft have been discouraged from using competitor's offerings.

MIT Discovers New Electricity Production Method

The storage and generation of electricity is a hotbed of scientific study around the world. New and improved methods of storing electricity have a myriad of potential uses from phones and laptops that run longer to new electric vehicles with much greater driving range.

Child Labor was Used to Build iPods, iPhones, and Macs

Company is seeking to correct abusive suppliers

Apple last week aired its annual evaluation of its supplier's compliance with its supplier standards program. The program is designed to discourage practices like child labor and substandard living and working conditions among the company's suppliers worldwide.

Sony Warns Not to Turn on PS3s

Both online and offline gameplay is affected for some titles, Sony is looking into it

The bad news is that owners of older Playstation 3 units may find themselves unable to play a variety of games due to a bug in the console firmware or software. The good news is that Sony is on top of the problem and working towards a solution.

Jeff Rubenstein, Sony's Social Media Manager posted an official blog yesterday night, stating:

We’re aware that many of you are having difficulty connecting to the PlayStation Network this evening.

Magic Alternative Energy Bloom Box

It's a shiny box with a whole lot of mystery that's receiving a whole lot of attention this week. The "Bloom Box" a roughly cubic structure has already been embraced by eBay, Google, Staples, FedEx, and Walmart, which extol its savings. But is the new box the solution to all of mankind energy problems or a snake oil remedy for the world's fossil fuel habit?

In an exclusive interview on the CBS television program 60 Minutes, company K.R. Sridhar, CEO of Bloom Energy, gave the public a tantalizing first peek at the secret alternative energy device.

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