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Tech Crawl: The never-ending Uber news vortex, RIP Charles Thacker and Verizon-Yahoo finally a done deal

Welcome to your Wednesday! Here are some of the tech stories we’re clicking this morning: Uber can’t stop, won’t stop making headlines In what some are calling Uber’s ongoing “Culture Crisis,” the company on Wednesday had a very big day, including...

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Nintendo Switch brawler ‘ARMS’ and ‘Cars 3’ are new in this week’s games

New video games out this week: “ARMS.” (Out Friday) This Nintendo Switch exclusive will remind you of the heyday of get-off-your-couch Wii games. It involves fighters battling with comically outstretched arms in battle arenas with customizable hands...

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‘Dirt 4,’ Austin-made ‘Battlesloths 2025’ and ‘Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind’ top the week’s new games

New video games out this week:  “Dirt 4.” The off-road racing sim is back with 50 cars, locations that include Australia, Spain, Michigan, Sweden and Wales, and lots of career and online competitive modes. It’s also promising more faithfully rendered...

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Crowdfunded ‘Perception’ and ‘Tekken 7’ on next-gen are new in games 

New video games out this week: “Perception.” A crowdfunded horror game made by some former Irrational Games developers about a blind woman who perceives the world through echolocation and who must deal with a monster in a haunted house. Rated M for...

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Worlds to explore in ‘Rime’ and horror to re-live in ‘Friday the 13th: the Game’

New video games out this week: “Rime.” (Out Friday) A lovely-looking adventure/puzzle game in the vein of “Ico” and “The Last Guardian” from Grey Box Games. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older. $30 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Friday the 13th...

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Dell leaves beige boxes far in the rearview with its design reinvention

Let’s think together for a moment about all the things you and I wish for when we’re buying a new laptop. It should be fast and powerful, at least capable enough to run the apps we need. It should be quiet, because no one wants to hear a jet engine...

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DC heroes and villains are back to fight, ‘Mortal Kombat’-style, with ‘Injustice 2’

New video games out this week: “Injustice 2.” The giant roster of DC Comics heroes and villains returns in this fighting-game sequel, duking it out in settings from Gotham City to Atlantis. New fighters include Darkseid, Poison Ivy, Robin and Supergirl...

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How the Nintendo Switch defied skeptics (including this one) to become the most-wanted console

I was wrong. I can admit that now with the comfort of knowing that I don’t have to be wrong any longer and with a Nintendo Switch gripped tightly in my hands. Back on March 3, gaming titan Nintendo released Switch, a frankly weird video-game device...

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Reality: Austin’s VR game maker Owlchemy Labs snapped up by Google

Austin’s Owlchemy Labs, which has been a bright spot in Austin’s burgeoning virtual-reality gaming and filmmaking scene, has been acquired by Google. Owlchemy is responsible for one of the few hits among VR games so far, “Job Simulator,” which was...

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