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Discovery drives into Ukraine

BroadbandTVNews - August 27, 2015 - 2:14am

Discovery Networks CEEMEA will launch its channel DTX on Volia in Ukraine on September 1. Read the story »

Kabel Deutschland continues 200Mbps rollout

BroadbandTVNews - August 27, 2015 - 1:57am

Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has made its high-speed internet access service with a data rate of up to 200Mbps available in further 25 cities and surrounding towns. Read the story »

Six more channels for Polsat

BroadbandTVNews - August 27, 2015 - 1:52am

Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster Polsat will launch six more channels by the end of 2016. Read the story »

Amazon is the next US streaming video service to launch in Japan

EngadgetHD - August 27, 2015 - 1:40am

Amazon isn't about to let Netflix launch in Japan without making a move of its own. The American internet giant has announced plans to bring Prime Video to the island nation this September, including its worldwide original shows (such as Mozart in the Jungle) as well as Japan-specific content. Sounds exactly like what you'd expect for a regional expansion, wouldn't it? You may think differently when you see how little Japanese residents will pay, however. They'll get Prime Video as part of their existing Prime subscription, which costs a mere ¥3,900 per year ($32) -- that's a bargain when many Americans are paying three times as much for largely the same thing. That rock-bottom pricing might be necessary, though, as being a US streaming powerhouse is no guarantee of success across the Pacific.

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Source: Amazon.co.jp (translated)

Tags: amazon, amazonprimeinstantvideo, amazonprimevideo, hdpostcross, internet, japan, PrimeInstantVideo, streaming

The Big Picture: 'Mass Effect' Reapers invade Los Santos

EngadgetHD - August 26, 2015 - 4:46pm

It's a mod, mod world when a universe-destroying Reaper from the Mass Effect series invades Grand Theft Auto V's Los Angeles stand-in, Los Santos. What you see up above is the result of Flickr user berdu applying the pretty self-explanatory "Mass Effect 3 Reaper as Blimp" modification to the PC version of Rockstar's stick-up simulator. It looks awesome and there's video of it in action after the break. As creator JJxORACLE writes on the (currently in beta testing) tweak's download page, sometimes the vanguard of our destruction will disappear from the skies completely and there doesn't seem to be any collision detection here. Oh, and its legs can touch the ground while it moves every now and again, because, you know, it's replacing Los Santos' legless blimp.

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Via: Kotaku

Source: Flickr

Tags: bigpicture, gaming, GrandTheftAuto, gtav, hd, hdpostcross, masseffect, mods, pcgaming, reapers, rockstargames, thebigpicture

What do Edward Snowden and Elton John have in common? Crustaceans

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 3:18pm
A newly discovered crayfish gets named after the NSA leaker and an amphipod after the singer of "Crocodile Rock." Now whose name are we going to use when we find a new species of crocodile?

Cult classic 'Deadly Premonition' gets deluxe PS3 box set

EngadgetHD - August 26, 2015 - 2:28pm

Deadly Premonition might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years-late collector's edition of eccentric Japanese developer Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro for the PlayStation 3 (fits with the game's weirdness, right?) is packed to the gills with goodies for the fans. Custom deck of playing cards? Check. A 30-page hardcover art book? Present and accounted for. There's a soundtrack packed into the pretty swanky collector's box, the game's director's cut and a download code for additional content so you can while away a few more hours with special agent York in this very Twin Peaks Pacific Northwest, too. Perhaps best of all? The Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition will only run you $50 and it releases November 24th.

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Via: Wario64 (Twitter)

Source: NISA

Tags: boxset, collectorsedition, DeadlyPremonition, gaming, hd, hdpostcross, playstation, ps3, swery65

3D-printed dresses take inspiration from the Audi A4 luxury car

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 2:21pm
Anouk Wipprecht, a maven of fashion that incorporates tech, has designed a series of dresses based on the technology and design of the new Audi A4.

ProSiebenSat.1 to launch Swiss Puls 8 on October 8

BroadbandTVNews - August 26, 2015 - 2:16pm

The new Swiss TV channel German media company ProSiebenSat.1 is currently preparing will carry the name Puls 8. Read the story »

Hope Channel to move to HD on Astra

BroadbandTVNews - August 26, 2015 - 2:13pm

Religious TV broadcaster Hope Channel will transmit its German-language channel in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from September 1, 2015. Read the story »

'Star Wars' and Daft Punk collide in funky mashup

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 2:12pm
Darth Vader wears an LED helmet and Boba Fett rides a light-up skateboard as the electronic music dance party of Daft Punk collides with the "Star Wars" universe.

So long Humvee, Hello JLTV

Reuters Technology - August 26, 2015 - 1:26pm
Oshkosh Corporation wins a multi-billion dollar contract to eventually build 55,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the iconic Humvee.

Hubble sees the shimmering wings of a space butterfly

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:18pm
The Twin Jet Nebula looks like a cosmic butterfly -- its shining wings glowing with iridescent colors -- in a new Hubble Space Telescope image.

Former Game of War dev arrested for allegedly stealing trade secrets

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:07pm
42-year-old Jing Zeng detained as he attempted to board a plane to China.

Witcher 3 sells 6 million copies

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:06pm
CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG reaches new sales milestone.

Rise of the Tomb Raider collector's edition comes with 12" Lara Croft statue and more

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:06pm
The £110/$150 premium bundle also comes with a model of her jade necklace, and more.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Xbox One beta suffering from code redemption issues

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:06pm
Microsoft and Activision are working to fix the problem "ASAP."

Madden NFL 16 patch coming soon to fix bugs and more

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 1:06pm
EA Sports to deploy a new patch "as soon as possible."

Facebook adds Siri rival to Messenger

CNET Media 2.0 - August 26, 2015 - 12:47pm
The social-networking giant launches its artificial intelligence-based personal assistant to compete with Apple's Siri and Google's Now. Can it beat out the other guys?

The shaky science of shattering the moon in 'LawBreakers'

EngadgetHD - August 26, 2015 - 12:30pm

LawBreakers is the new, free shooter from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and it features a bold premise: Humans accidentally explode the moon, which leads to catastrophic earthquakes that nearly split the world in two. Plus, the event leaves pockets of low gravity scattered across the Earth -- including in the Grand Canyon, which ends up surrounded by giant, floating rocks. It's a wild idea that, at first glance, appears to be heavier on fiction than science. So, we asked Dr. Phil Plait, a popular astronomer and science writer known as Bad Astronomer, what would happen to the Earth if humans accidentally shattered the moon. Plait responded via email with the following intro:

"I watched the trailer. Yeah, nope."

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Tags: badastronomer, bosskey, CliffBleszinski, hdpostcross, lawbreakers, philplait

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