How keen are you on your tablet? Do you tend to use it more often than your PC or are you more of a hardcore desktop/laptop fan? If the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker is to be believed, tablet shipments are set to surpass PC shipments in the fourth quarter of 2013. Tablets are selling like hotcakes.
IGF finalists given chance to distribute games through Steam
Valve is offering a deal that Independent Games Festival (IGF) nominees can't refuse. The sixteenth annual IGF competition finalists will be given the chance to distribute their very own games on Steam, as announced yesterday via CVG. This bombshell comes right after the introduction of Steam Sharing, a handy new service we reported just a few days ago.
Videos on your mobile Facebook feed will now auto-play
Last month, we reported Facebook's plans to bring auto-play ads to your social networking experience. Now, TechSpot reports, Facebook is currently testing a new mobile feature that auto-plays videos on your feed. While this feature is being touted as a simpler way to view video content on your mobile devices, it's heralding the video ads we caught wind of previously.
It's been a great year for old-school PC gamers. First Rise of the Triad, and now Shadow Warrior. The infamous ultra-gory first-person shooter is receiving a special makeover care of Flying Wild Hog (Hard Reset), and it's received a brand new trailer that pokes at the hilarity of "next-gen tree sway" and the like.
Could Amazon's smartphone be given away for "free?"
Rumors are circulating via TechSpot that Amazon's elusive smartphone could eventually hit the scene as a freebie. Amazon is supposedly considering giving out their as-yet-unnamed smartphone away to consumers, according to reports from Wall Street Journal reporters Jessica E. Lessin and Amir Efrati.
After a long and fruitful career with CCP and EVE Online, Kristoffer Toubourg is moving to Riot Games. EVE Online's lead designer is indeed jumping ship! The five-year stint spent with CCP in Iceland is ending for Toubourg as he makes his way to Riot in Dublin to work on the insanely popular League of Legends.
The National Security Agency will, in most cases, be able to access your most private of online data if they want to. Google wants to make sure they aren't forced to comply with the many requests they receive for data, however, as they scramble to encrypt their data centers and protect the precious information -- probably including yours.
Possible spiritual successor to Mega Man coming to PC
Mega Man fans, rejoice! Keiji Inafune, creator of the iconic Blue Bomber, is taking to Kickstarter in order to bring his own game, Mighty No. 9, to fruition. The platformer, which Inafune wants to bring to PC, looks like an awesome amalgam of classic Mega Man action, modern art direction, and slick new stages.
If you find yourself flocking to Twitter when you need a quick update on what's hot online, you may soon be checking Facebook as an alternative. According to The Wall Street Journal (via PCMag), Facebook is currently trying out a "trending" box of its own.
If you're a current Exchange Online or Office 365 user, you'll be seeing an increase in storage capacity from 25 GB to 50 GB. The upgrade is being rolled out right now, and by November it is projected to be complete. These new storage limits give Microsoft a substantial advantage over Google Drive, so if you were looking for a reason to switch, this might be what clinches it.