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  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.
  • warning: date() [function.date]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EST/-5.0/no DST' instead in /home/blueali/public_html/modules/aggregator/aggregator.module on line 1386.

Batman vs. Robin Release Date Announced

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 14:00

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing Batman vs. Robin -- the upcoming direct-to-video DC Universe animated feature, based on Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo's The Court of Owls storyline -- as a Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD download on April 14.

The Blu-Ray Deluxe Edition of Batman vs. Robin will include the Blu-Ray Combo Pack and a Batman action figure for $29.96 USD, while the Blu-Ray Combo Pack is listed at $24.98 USD and the DVD version is set for $19.98 USD. The film will also be available on virtually all of the major digital download stores (Amazon, iTunes, PlayStation, etc).

Check out the box art for Batman vs. Robin, which features Damian Wayne as Robin on its side, drawn by acclaimed comics artist Frank Quitely:

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First 4 Figures Reveals Limited-Edition Ganondorf Figurine

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:51

UK-based toy company First 4 Figures has announced that they are releasing a full range of statues based on Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, starting with the game's villain Ganondorf.

F4F created a Ganondorf figurine to celebrate the HD re-release of The Wind Waker on the Wii U system, and soon, collectors will be given the chance to get their hands on two similar, limited-edition figures. Both the regular and exclusive models stand at 15 inches tall, with The King of Darkness weilding dual swords atop a stone floor base, mimicking Wind Waker's final battle scene.

The exclusive version also comes with LED lights in the base, which illuminate the water for a rippling effect. Both the regular and exclusive Ganondorf figurines are available for pre-order for $250 USD/£165 UK and $270 USD/£178 UK, respectively. Both are set for a third-quarter 2015 release.

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Green Ranger Dishes on Power Rangers Movie

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:47

Jason David Frank, best known as the original Green Ranger Tommy Oliver, has provided an update on the status of the Power Rangers movie and his potential involvement in the film.

Speaking to Comicbook.com, Frank says production on the Power Rangers movie is moving forward.

“We're definitely not in a holding pattern,” the actor says. “The movie is definitely set for this year. Everything is in place. They won't give me specific details because it's all like hush-hush. Even me, I try. I email Saban and ask them kind of what you're asking me, but they do feel that I'm going to be part of it, because they feel there's no movie, at least, without me.”

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Microsoft Introduces the Surface Hub

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:46

Microsoft has announced a new device called the Surface Hub.

With an 84-inch, 4K display, built-in sensors, wi-fi, cameras, speakers, microphones, Bluetooth integration, and NFC, Surface Hub is a device tailored toward businesses to streamline meetings.

A touch screen and an included stylus make it possible to write on the screen with precision, and One Note integration will allow people to share their ideas via wireless connection. According to Microsoft, with Surface Hub there's "no need to take pictures of your whiteboard with your phone anymore."

Expect to learn more about Surface Hub soon.

Cassidee is a freelance writer for various outlets around the web. You can chat with her about all things geeky on Twitter

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Fable Legends Has Cross-Play on PC and Xbox One

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:46

Fable Legends, the next game from Lionhead Studios, will have cross-platform multiplayer between Xbox One and PCs running Windows 10.

Microsoft made the announcement today at its Windows 10 event. Fable Legends will have support for DirectX 12 on Windows 10, and players will be able to play with and against each other online.

"We think enabling people to play multiplayer games on Windows 10, across Xbox One and Windows 10, will unlock the potential of Xbox Live and grow the social network that's there today," said Phil Spencer, head of Xbox.

Microsoft made no mention of whether this feature would come to other games, but according to Spencer's statement, it seems very likely. We have reached out to Microsoft for comment.

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Microsoft’s VR Experiment Is Called Windows Holographic

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:44

Today the Windows 10 Live Event, Microsoft revealed the Windows Holographic, a new project that uses holograms to immerse users in digital content.

Microsoft's holographic technology works with a new device called Microsoft HoloLens, a fully untethered device that uses see-through lenses, spatial sound, and advanced sensors. It features a third processing unit (called "Holographic Processing Unit") in addition to a CPU & GPU.

Windows Holographic also uses a new program called Holo Studio, which lets you create your own holograms and then 3D print them. A quadcopter was created during the presentation to show off how the technology works. Yes, it can actually fly!

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New Windows 10 Build Next Week for Insiders

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:36

At the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft announced a new build of Windows 10 available to their Windows Insiders group next week. The first Windows 10 build for phones is also coming in February.

The Windows Insiders program provides access to new test builds of Windows 10 for registered testers.

A Phone Insider app from from earlier this month first hinted at the arrival of a mobile test build. While we don't know when exactly those in the Windows Insiders program can expect it, we do know it will be within the next month.

Stay tuned to IGN for more Windows 10 coverage, including more info on this developing story.

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Deadpool Movie Reportedly Filming Soon

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:36

20th Century Fox will reportedly begin filming the Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds in late March.

The film will shoot in the actor's hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia, according to Global News.

Reynolds reprises his role as Marvel's "Merc with a Mouth" Wade "Deadpool" Wilson, who was last seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

It was recently that actors T.J. Miller (Transformers 4, Silicon Valley, Big Hero 6) and Ed Skrein (Game of Thrones, The Transporter Legacy) have been in talks join the Deadpool movie. Their roles have not been revealed, but Miller's role could fit the comedic tone of the superhero movie.

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Xbox One to Stream to Windows 10 PCs

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:33

Today during Microsoft's Windows 10 conference, Phil Spencer announced that the operating system will allow users to play their Xbox One library by streaming it to PCs and tablets.

Spencer said that Windows 10 will find all the games installed on Xbox One to make them available. In a demo, he streamed Forza Horizon 2 to a Surface Pro 3.

The presentation also mentioned that users could bring up the Xbox One user interface itself and turn off the console.

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Microsoft Outlines Details of Windows 10's Xbox One App

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:31

One of the details of today's special Windows 10 event in Redmond, Washington, was the reveal of how the next operating system from Microsoft will be linked via app to the Xbox One.

Phil Spencer opened his presentation by stating that Xbox believe that it has identified several ways to improve PC gaming, including a new app that will make gaming on Windows 10 even more "social and interactive".

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What Will DirectX 12 Mean for PC, Xbox One, and Mobile Gaming?

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:24

At the live Windows 10 event held by Microsoft today, details of the upcoming DirectX 12 API were revealed.

DirectX 12 will supposedly give more control to developers, with more complexity and better frame rate performance, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said. DirectX 12 also cuts the power consumption of DirectX 11 in half, allowing more mobile devices to run "high-end" mobile games.

Additionally, Spencer announced that Unity has adopted DirectX 12. Games such as Fable Legends will be able to use the programming interface to allow cross-platform play between Windows 10 PC and Xbox One owners.

DirectX is Microsoft's collection of programming interfaces for gaming and video, and was first released in 1995 as the Windows Games software development kit. Adoption of DirectX was initially slow, but DirectX 2.0 eventually became a component of Windows 95.

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Microsoft Demonstrates New Word, PowerPoint on Phones

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:13

At today's Windows 10 event, Microsoft demonstrated how its Office Apps will look and work on Windows 10 phones and tablets.

Microsoft Word on phones running Windows 10 condenses the familiar Word "ribbon" into a menu beneath your document. It pulls up from the bottom of the screen, looks very simply laid out, and stays out of the way when you don't need it.

When you open Outlook to compose or respond to an email, you'll automatically use the Word engine to type. The same ribbon menu will pull up from the bottom of the screen.

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Windows 10 Will Sync Across Your Windows Devices

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:12

During the Windows 10 event today, Microsoft demonstrated the way the latest iteration of their operating system is tailored to devices of all sizes, from desktop to tablets to phones smaller than 8 inches.

Joe Belfiore, Corporate VP of Operating Systems at Microsoft, described how Windows 10 on your phone "will be a great companion to the PC."

The focus was on usability limited to smaller devices, including "natural, interaction-like speech" to text for messaging and a draggable keyboard for one-handed typing, all demoed on a Lumia 1520.

The dictation button also recognizes contacts, adding capitalization and proper spelling to spoken names and properly punctuating hashtags.

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Internet Explorer's Successor is Codenamed Project Spartan

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:05

During today's Windows 10 event, Microsoft revealed details about the successor Windows' built-in web browser, Internet Explorer.

The new browser will focus on improving three key features to make users more productive on the web and is built on Microsoft's unified app platform. Codename Spartan will use a streamlined UI with three tabs. Users can save articles to a reading list for offline browsing.

Codename Spartan will have full integration with Cortana, the personal assistant A.I. currently available on Windows phones and coming to PC in the future.

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From Halo, to Phone, to PC, Cortana is Windows 10's Digital Assistant

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:46

Windows Phone digital assistant, and Halo series AI Cortana, will be offering up help on a Windows 10 PC near you.

During today's Windows 10 event in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft showed off some of Cortana's functionality in her new Windows 10 home. Already part of Windows Phone, Cortana gives reminders, sets appointments, and provides other services similar to Apple's Siri and Google Now.

On PCs with Windows 10 installed, Cortana isn't purely a port of the phone experience, with PC oriented features included as well. You can search local hard drive and One Drive and One Drive for Business to find files through natural queries.

Cortana can also filter search results and then organize them based on what she thinks is most relevant to what you'd want.

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Microsoft's Continuum Interface Ties Touch and Traditional Together

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:32

Microsoft's Continuum interface for its upcoming Windows 10 operating system was explained in more detail during today's live Windows 10 event.

The interface, designed to make the Windows interface easier to use in either touch or traditional mouse-and-keyboard configuration, improves on Windows 8's UI, which some users found traded traditional functionality for a touch interface their PC may not have supported.

Continuum will make the largest difference in users who own a convertible laptop, or one that exists simultaneously as both a touchscreen tablet and a traditional laptop. The presentation showed off a Surface with attached keyboard running like a traditional PC, which prompted a switch to a full-screen, tablet mode once the keyboard was disconnected.

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Free Upgrade to Windows 10 For First Year After Release

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:30

During Microsoft's Windows 10 live event today, a Microsoft executive said many Windows users will have a free upgrade to the new operating system for a year after its release.

The upgrade will be applicable for all devices running Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, executive vice president of Operating Systems Group Terry Myerson said. This includes users with Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is also promising full support once the upgrade is complete –– it's worth mentioning that this upgrade is only applicable for the year after release. After that, the deal runs out.

The company has yet to announce a release date for Windows 10. But stay tuned to IGN's coverage of the live event as more news rolls out.

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Alien: Isolation Sales Pass 1 Million Mark

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:20

SEGA has revealed Alien:Isolation sales have passed the 1 million mark.

The figure, which covers games sold through to consumers rather than just shipped to retailers, marks a significant achievement for the survival horror title based on Ridley Scott's iconic film.

If you're still enjoying the game, you'll be pleased to know there's still some DLC left to come.Five are expected in total, the third of which was recently detailed.

Alien: Isolation was developed by Creative Assembly. It launched on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on October 7, 2014, to mixed reception from critics. Our review of Alien: Isolation called it "mediocre," while a recent opinion piece from IGN called it the "bravest game of 2014."

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Arrow: Arsenal Steps into the Spotlight

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:55

Note: Spoilers follow for last month's Arrow midseason finale.

Arrow is back Wednesday night from its midseason break, but there’s a small issue to deal with – Oliver Queen is dead!

I sat down with Colton Haynes to chat about what Oliver’s absence will mean for Roy Harper / Arsenal and the rest of the Arrow team, as Laurel suits up as Black Canary. We also discussed Roy’s relationship with Thea, the potential for more Flash crossovers and more.

Colton Haynes as Arsenal in Arrow.

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The 100: What Will Raven Do Next?

IGN.com - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:29

Note: Spoilers for last month's The 100 midseason finale follow.

With The 100 back this Wednesday night, there’s going to be a lot of fallout to deal with after the wrenching events in the midseason finale. The death of Finn will have plenty of fallout for several characters, but for Raven, it was a particular gut punch.

I spoke to Lindsey Morgan about how Raven will react to what happened and how she’s dealing with Clarke’s decision to kill Finn. We also spoke about the mission to rescue those still trapped in Mount Weather, Raven’s physical limitations and more – including the recent big news that The 100 -- which is about to wrap production on its 16-episode second season -- has already been renewed for Season 3.

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