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butr.net Will Cover the LA Auto Show, Again

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In our annual trip to the LA Auto Show, butr.net will cover the show with loads of photos and videos. Stay tuned!

Pebble Time is Now

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With the Apple Watch just around the corner, it may be easy for some of us Cupertino devotees to block out the competition. But I think this latest Kickstarter campaign from Pebble may be worth your consideration. One of the most legitimate concerns tech reports are surfacing with the upcoming Apple Watch is the projected battery […]

Review: Shadow of Mordor

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I have spent the better part of 60 hours playing through Shadow of Mordor and still aching to go back to finish unresolved conflicts. The game’s real time mechanic makes the world feel alive. Any decision you make, anytime you die and anyone you kill can have profound effects on the story. One of the most […]

Microsoft Should Let Internet Explorer Ride Off into the Sunset

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In order for the newly announced internet browser, codenamed Project Spartan, to succeeded on Windows 10, Microsoft will need shed Internet Explorer completely. I realize Microsoft needs to walk this fine line between modern Apps and legacy software, but seriously guys, it’s 2015. Backwards compatibility is fine, but whenever it comes at the price of […]

Windows 10: Universal Apps from a Web Developer’s Perspective

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As a web developer building websites (including this one), I strive to construct websites that will conform to any desktop, tablet or smartphone automatically thanks to CSS3. Looking at Windows 10 and its promise of universal applications, I can’t help but think how responsive web design techniques could really benefit App development.   When building […]

Microsoft Goes into the Future

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Microsoft today announced a slew of new products and services across all their devices. The most notable being Microsoft Holographic. At first glance, it appears to be less holographic and more augmented reality with the help of a Google Glass-like headset called Microsoft HoloLens. Price and availability were not mentioned, but word on the street […]

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend: Internet Explorer

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Internet Explorer’s days are numbered. To some that’s a music to their ears and to others it’s a reminder that we’re getting old and just like everything else in life, everything comes to an end. Microsoft is set to announce a number of new software updates and features at tomorrow’s BIG Windows 10 event. One of […]

Captain America Stars in a China Only ‘Call of Duty’ Game Trailer

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Call of Duty is now free-to-play! That is, if you live in China. In a country where free-to-play MMOs dominate the gaming community, a game like CoD would also need to conform to that market in order to compete. There is however, in-game purchases via micro-transactions. I think what’s most notable about this game is its […]

Google’s Project Ara Could Be a Nonstarter for a Fashion Forward Society

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Google’s Project Ara is a modular smartphone project currently its in early stages of development. If you’re in Puerto Rico, you’ll be able to get your hands on the device soon. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to wait for now. The idea is simple, you buy a module and then connect your […]

PSA: Windows 10 Webcast Happening Next Week

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Heads up to all the Microsoft Windows devotees: the upcoming Windows 10 media briefing will be happening next week (Jan. 21) and you’ll be able to watch it here: http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/ I for one am pretty excited about it. New Start menu, new browser (good riddance Internet Explorer) and one Application that will work on the desktop, tablet and phone. Sounds […]

Monument Valley Review: Beautiful Mobile Game

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If you’re looking to sink a couple of hours into a video game, that will not only delight but possibly relax, then check out Monument Valley available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. The game’s somber soundtrack, silly protagonist and sometimes stumping puzzles kept me intrigued enough to finish the game in one sitting. There […]

Acura NSX Revealed, Changes from the Concept

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The new Acura NSX has been revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show and personally I couldn’t be more satisfied with the final design. Concept Final Sadly Acura did not disclose the output of its engine, or any useful information yet. But from the look of it, I hope this design language seeps its way […]

E3 2014: Microsoft Needs to Grow a Pair, Sony’s Kicking Ass

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This year’s E3 was filled with a lot of excitement and promise for gamers. Without getting too ahead of ourselves, it’s looking like there will be a plethora of great games, in 2015 A lot of games I looked forward to this year, Batman and Tom Clancy’s The Division for instance, were pushed to 2015. […]

Satya Nadella Named Microsoft’s Third CEO

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After months of speculation and debate, Microsoft officially announced its choice for their third CEO, Satya Nadella. As an immigrant myself, I’m proud to see Nadella—born in India—rise through the ranks in one of America’s greatest companies to finally lead it. I look forward to what Nadella will bring to Microsoft. "I fundamentally believe that […]

Xbox One ‘Titanfall’ Super Special Duper Edition Controller

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If you’re like me, then you’ve always dreamt of the day of controlling giant sized mechs firing heavy artillery at your enemies, while devilishly giggling on the inside. Soon, as in March 11, that day will come true, but it will only be fitting to do it with a customized Xbox One controller. This unique […]

First Look: ‘Forza Motorsport 5’ [w/video]

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Having played a ton of car racing games, from Mario Kart to Gran Turismo, I’ve had my share of adrenaline pumping first place finishes and frustrating loses. But out of them all — at least for the time being — Forza Motorsport 5 is the best. Me Drifting at the Wrong Time Before I write about […]

‘Ryse: Son of Rome’ Review

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I have actually completed the game during the holiday break and wanted to wait until I played Ryse: Son of Rome online before I fully judged it. Alas, I haven’t gotten around to the multiplayer aspect of the game and from the look of it, I won’t be able […]

butr tech chatr: CES 2014 – Playstation Now, 4K TVs and Smart Watches

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Happy new year guys and gals! In the first tech chatr for 2014, Richard and John talk about the hottest topics coming off this year’s CES: Playstation Now, 4K HDTVs and Smart Watches. Come watch, and feel your pockets empty already as the year begins with all the expensive stuff we want!

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Pros and Cons

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Being fortunate enough to grab both next-generation gaming consoles this holiday season, I have spent most of my free time play various games, streaming movies and regressing back to my old childhood habits of eating way too much pizza and forgetting to shower. In the midst of the heated debate between Xbox One and PlayStation […]

Butr Crew at the LA Auto Show

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The Butr Crew goes to the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. Come with us as we check out the latest and greatest that the auto world has to offer.