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Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of Minecraft, has claimed the #2 position in Time Magazine’s “2013 Time 100 Poll“. The ranking is based on how influential a person is, making Notch the 2nd most influential person in the world. He garnered 156,694 votes from Time Magazine voters, falling short about 16.5 thousand votes below Mohamed
Electronic Arts has been taking a lot of heat lately, mostly over the recent SimCity fiasco that left many gamers unable to play the game, which led the company to the semi-final round of The Consumerist‘s “Worst Company in America” poll. However, EA isn’t taking all of its criticism lying down. Chief Operating Officer Peter
beerdragoon writes “Electronic Arts CEO Peter Moore has responded to the company’s appearance in the finals of the Consumerist’s Worst Company In America poll. Moore accepts some responsibility for some of EA’s past failings: ‘I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve made plenty of mistakes. These include server shut downs too early, games that didn’t meet expectations, missteps on new pricing models and most recently, severely fumbling the launch of SimCity. We owe gamers better performance than this.’ However, he ignores or contests many of the common complaints about the company — issues that earned it a spot in the finals for the second year in a row. Quoting: ‘Many continue to claim the Always-On function in SimCity is a DRM scheme. It’s not. People still want to argue about it. We can’t be any clearer – it’s not. Period. … Some people think that free-to-play games and micro-transactions are a pox on gaming. Tens of millions more are playing and loving those games.”
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We’re just a few days away from Expand, and all of us are insanely excited about the agenda we have lined up. To get you pumped for our Sunday morning session with Chris Anderson (CEO, 3D Robotics and former editor-in-chief, Wired), Steve Cousins (CEO, Willow Garage) and Marc Raibert (President & Chief Robot Lover, Boston Dynamics) we have a little thought experiment for you.
Read on to take our short and sweet robotics poll…
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer thinks workers are more efficient and creative when they’re in the office. Is ending employee telecommuting a smart idea or not?
A survey of leading thinkers shows that they are as far as ever from agreeing on the nature of reality
CIStud writes “A new poll conducted of IT industry executives and integrators shows a divided and unsure industry regarding which presidential candidate is better for Information Technology to prosper. The poll, conducted by JZ Analytics on behalf of CompTIA, shows ‘Not Sure’ winning in four out of five areas. President Obama holds and edge over Mitt Romney in every category, including which person is best for the IT industry in terms of tax policy (remarkably), access to capital, tech exports, education and privacy.”
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There’s no question that cell phones have made our lives easier, but they can also sometimes cause some pretty big headaches. Dropped calls, for instance, are always a major annoyance, and a new poll from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that the vast majority of cell phone users still find themselves dealing
This season’s iPad model, announced just last week, has the whole mobile world on its toes asking first if the upgrade is worth the cash, then if it makes sense to spend on one of the most impressive new features: 4G LTE connectivity. This newest model iPad 3rd generation, which we had hands-on time with
Microsoft’s finally unleashed its consumer preview of Windows 8 and while we’re sure plenty of your questions were answered in our highly-detailed overview, nothing beats giving it a blast for yourself. So what are your thought so far? Is this the future destined for that Ultrabook you’ve had your eyes on? Let us know in our poll. And if you have even more thoughts, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.
It’s been a busy year for tech fails ranging from Sony’s PlayStation Network hack-a-thon to Netflix forgetting it needs to please customers. What do you think is the biggest tech turkey of the year?
We’ve had a poll up on the front page of SlashGear since the official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong on the 18th of October, and from what the 16,700+ of you voters have said, it looks like this device is going to be a big seller! Of course the second in [...]
If you haven’t updated to iOS 5 by now, let’s face it: you never will. It’s cool. We get it. Some of us are still using Netscape, too. For the rest of the iOS universe, though, iOS 5 has almost certainly been installed, and now that you’ve had a few weeks to tinker with it, we’re interested in seeing what quirks are being found. We’ve received a number of reports surrounding call connection issues (on both Verizon Wireless and AT&T), “invalid SIM” warnings, a bug that shows an inbox as being full (when it clearly isn’t) and iCloud refusing to load email altogether. Oh, and then there’s that pesky Siri pincode bypass — tsk, tsk! Toss your vote in below, and converse amongst yourselves in comments. Sharing is caring!
Siri is getting good reviews as a sidekick, but a couple of security questions are swirling around the iPhone 4S’ virtual assistant. Is Siri getting a little too friendly?
It’s iPhone 4S day, everyone, do you know where your children are? According to the poll we’ve had up since the iPhone 4S was first announced, they’re either crying in their room because Apple “dropped the ball” or they’re doing one of the following: tapping away at their iPhone 4S or waiting in line to [...]
Apple’s new iOS 5 update should keep you plenty busy until your next iPhone arrives. What’s your favorite new feature?
The competition may be nabbing most of the headlines these days, but Spotify’s got some good news of its own to report. We just got word that the streaming music service has passed two million premium subscribers internationally. We attempted to get some clarification on just how many of those are based in the US, but the company doesn’t break down such numbers by country. Still, it’s a positive note for companies trying to monetize such services in the face of increasing free offerings. So, are you one in two million? Take the poll and tell us why — or why not — in the comments below.