Home brewing is rewarding but it’s also often fraught with peril — if you don’t thoroughly sterilize all of your equipment or if you drop in the yeast while your wort is still hot, it can ruin hours of hard work. Bloomberg Businessweek has written a profile on former Windows engineer  Bill Mitchell, who left Microsoft in 2010 to work full-time on PicoBrew, a startup that’s dedicated to take away as many potential pain points as possible for home brewers. Continue reading..

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Ex-Microsoft engineer invents a new machine to help you brew the perfect batch of beer

Old-school RPG fans still get nostalgic when you bring up Baldur’s Gate, the classic Bioware D&D-based adventure that set the standard for computer RPGs when it was released all the way back in 1998.

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Now Android fans can play one of the greatest computer games ever on their tablets

Blizzard’s new Warcraft-inspired card game soft-launched on iPad in early April , and was released worldwide earlier this week as a free download . However, in less than a day the game took the App Store by storm, quickly becoming the top application in the Top Free Apps charts in many markets. According to data provided by App Annie , Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is now the No.

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Blizzard’s free Hearthstone card game conquers the iPad

U.S. PlayStation fans weren’t fortunate enough to receive a big Easter promotion like their European counterparts, but Sony is making up for it with a 99 cent flash sale this weekend, slashing prices on over 25 games on the PlayStation Network.

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Easter weekend flash sale offers PS3 and Vita games for $0.99

It’s taken far too long, but it looks like an update to the latest version of Android on Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is finally in sight.

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Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

Motorola has previously hinted that it wants to offer users an even more affordable smartphone this year , and Tecnblog says it learned that such a handset will launch this May. The Moto G has been one of Motorola’s best-selling smartphones thanks to its affordable price, and this new device may be even cheaper. Continue reading..

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Motorola will soon launch an even cheaper, slimmer Android handset

Ten days ago a 3D printer called The Micro   started a Kickstarter campaign with the modest goal of raising $50,000 in a month.

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Cheap 3D printers are poised to wreck companies’ powers to enforce their IP

Samsung launched Milk Music last month seemingly out of nowhere, a music streaming service to compete with Pandora , Spotify , Beats Music  and countless others already on the market. The draw of Milk Music appeared to be its lack of subscription fees, but an infographic posted on the Samsung Tomorrow blog reveals that the ad-free basic service was only a limited time offer, and a $3.99/month premium service is coming soon. Powered by Slacker, Milk Music already houses more than 13,000,000 songs on its 200+ stations, so if you’re a Samsung device owners looking for a slick alternative to the established services, the app is worth downloading while the basic service is still ad-free

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Samsung’s Milk Music streaming service will add premium subscriptions

One of the problems with space travel is how wasteful it is — the rockets that help propel space shuttles into the atmosphere fall off once they reach a certain height and are often completely unsalvageable after they crash back down to Earth.

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Watch this incredible video of Elon Musk’s reusable rocket in action

No matter how positive the reviews are for its products, HTC can’t seem to break out from behind the shadow of Samsung . Without a veritable army of devices flooding store shelves, it’s difficult for any phone maker to make an impact in the Android smartphone market

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HTC has a secret weapon for taking on Samsung, and it’s not what you think