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  • Here are your mobile gaming picks of the week

    We're back for a second running of our mobile gaming picks feature, where we choose some of the more notable and entertaining mobile titles of the week. It's a healthy variety of games in this edition, with something for almost everyone, so check them all out below! Space Marshals (free as part of promotion) It's been out for a fair while now, but isometric cover-shooter Space Marshals has gone free on iOS, from its original $5 price. And it's worth a download, it must be said. Read more on Gearburn.

  • Twitter lauds SpaceX after historic landing

    After several agonising failures, SpaceX finally managed to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a ship. The company achieved the feat during a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday afternoon, landing the rocket on a drone-ship. It wasn't a piece of cake either, as visibly choppy seas made for quite a hair-raising landing. SpaceX and NASA were quick to share astounding footage of the moment. Onboard view of landing in high winds pic.twitter.com/FedRzjYYyQ — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 9, 2016 Congrats to the @SpaceX team & @ElonMusk! Way to stick the landing & send #Dragon to @Space_Station. https://t.co/TCJCQljJBZ — NASA...

  • Wikipedia iOS app gets update with 3D Touch, personalisation

    Old players like Wikipedia are learning new tricks. Wikipedia today updated its Wikipedia iOS app and the 15-year-old fact-checking company is adding some nifty features. The two notable additions are the inclusion of 3D Touch features and the app's improved personalisation capabilities. The 3D Touch feature was introduced in 2015 with Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s smartphones. From now on, Wikipedia app users on these devices will be able to utilise the peek and pop functionality of 3D Touch. They can also utilise multi-touch gestures like swipe and tap to navigate within the app. Another uniquely iOS feature included in the...

  • Founder of 4Chan joins Google+ team to build communities

    Christopher Poole, founder of the image-based bulletin board 4Chan has announced his new position at Google. Poole made the announcement in a post on Tumblr. Poole's responsibilities have not been explicitly laid out, but the post hints at that he will be involved in building communities. "I can’t wait to contribute my own experience from a dozen years of building online communities, and to begin the next chapter of my career at such an incredible company," writes Poole. In September last year, on the verge of its 12th birthday, Poole sold 4Chan to the founder of Japanese site 2channel, Hiroyuki Nishimura. Poole founded 4Chan in 2003 when...