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Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 from Telltale Games and Mojang Premieres July 11 

Minecraft: Story Mode - Season 2 continues Jesse’s saga in a five-part, narrative-driven, episodic game series developed by Telltale in collaboration with Mojang and members of the Minecraft community. Though players’ choices from the first season will carry over into season two, this new season will be accessible to both returning fans and newcomers alike. This second season will also include Telltale’s unique multiplayer ‘Crowd Play’ feature, which allows friends and family to engage with the adventure together by helping to decide the direction of the story from any mobile device with an online connection.

Now that Jesse and the gang have vanquished the Wither Storm, saved the world, and become totally super famous heroes, life has gotten a bit more…complicated. With more responsibilities and less time for adventure, old friendships have started to fade – at least until Jesse’s hand gets stuck in a creepy gauntlet that belongs to an ancient underwater temple. Together with old pals and new comrades alike, Jesse embarks on a brand new journey filled with tough choices, good times, and at least one temperamental llama.

Layton's Mystery Journey Worldwide Release Announced
Layton’s Mystery Journey Worldwide Release Announced

Last year the next title in the Layton series of games was announced under the name Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy, yesterday Level-5 announced that it would instead be released as Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy. This…

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Launches App to Help Preserve Language

In an effort to preserve the Muscogee (Creek) Nation language, the nation has developed a mobile app as a way for citizens to learn the language more easily.
The Mvskoke (the traditional spelling of Muscogee) Language App is available free in the Apple store for iPhones and iPads, as well the Google Play Store for Android devices.


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Disney Closes Console Games Arm, Cancels 'Disney Infinity'

“Disney’s stint as a publisher and developer of console video games  is over, the company announced in its quarterly report on Tuesday. The company admits the business is worth less than it hoped, swallowing a $147 million charge.

‘After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model,’ read a statement from Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media boss Jimmy Pitaro that was given to TheWrap. 'This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model.  This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game.  This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans.’

A Disney spokesperson told TheWrap that Disney’s mobile games division will continue to operate as-is, both developing and publishing games for iOS and Android devices.”

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Get $220 worth of Apps for FREE from the Amazon App store

You’ve read correctly, Amazon is indeed giving away $220 worth of free apps but only until the 26th of December. The apps come via the Amazon app store, which is as you may have guessed available on Amazon hardware but it is also available for Android Tablet and Smartphone users. Android users can get in on the action by enabling the installation of apps from unknown sources and then downloading Amazon’s Appstore from the official website.

The range of apps available in the offer can be seen in the image accompanying this post.

via TheVerge

1. Animals bow to their mechanical overlords

What do cockroaches, chickens, and fish have in common? Their behavior can be dramatically altered by the presence of robots. Check out Nautilus to see how scientists are using robots to learn more about animal communities.  

via: Nautilus

2. From BMI to TMI: The NBA Is Leaning Toward Wearable Tech

Slam dunk for data. In a bid to protect its players from injury, the NBA has begun fitting teams with wearable tech. The tiny devices, worn under a player’s jersey, track everything from running speed to jumping force, and can inform coaches when players are favoring one leg over the other or are extremely fatigued.

via: Grantland

3. Machine learning algorithms could predict breast cancer treatment responses

In a bid to take the guesswork out of chemotherapy, Western University researchers are comparing a complex set of genes in breast tumors against a patient’s genes, then using machine learning to determine the patient’s potential sensitivity to cancer drugs.

via: Gizmag

4. Fastest LTE networks and countries revealed

The countries with the best 4G LTE coverage may surprise you—late adopters are catching up with and even surpassing previously cutting-edge regions.

via: Android Authority

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Exclusive: ‘Lunar Chronicles’ author Marissa Meyer will write her first graphic novel — with androids
The popular young adult novelist's 'Wires and Nerves' will debut next January.
By https://www.facebook.com/comicriffs

guys!!! there’s going to be a lunar chronicles graphic novel and it’s going to be a brand new story!!

Russia will send these robots to space in place of humans

The anthropomorphic bot is a collaboration between robotics lab Android Technics and TsNIIMash, a Russian institute for building machines, according to Sputnik International. Alexander Permyakov, Director-General of Android Technics, told the news agency that these robots will be able to “completely replace human” in certain circumstances.

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