1. EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, studio behind SimCity (update)
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 02:05:31

Electronic Arts is closing Maxis, the studio behind the SimCity franchise, EA confirmed in a statement to Polygon today, following reports on Twitter from now-former employees of the company.
Development on SimCity and The Sims will continue at...

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2. What you won’t see in the next Moto X: Fingerprint sensor
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-05 at 00:13:38

Motorola President Rick Osterloh also doesn't like e-ink for the Moto 360 smartwatch.

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3. This Chrome Extension Reminds You to Stop Being Such a Dick on Twitter
     Published by Gizmodo on 2015-03-05 at 05:36:00

The simplest browser extensions
  are almost always the greatest browser extensions. And TweetFired is no exception. Its one simple function is to bestow you with the most important advice the internet can offer: Never, ever tweet.Read more...

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4. Up close with Ferrari’s latest supercar, the 488 GTB
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-05 at 04:13:59

The Ferrari 488 GTB is predictable. More power, more speed, more aggressive lines, and even more curves. It's a flowing, organic, aerodynamic shape that seems to have been hewn from some scarlet-red meteor landed near Maranello. It goes from 0 to 10...

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5. 2014 a record year for malware, says security firm
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-05 at 04:28:56

There's more evidence that 2014 was a really bad year in the fight against malicious software. Panda Security says the number of new malware strains it detected doubled compared with 2013.

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6. Battletoads coming to Xbox One version of Shovel Knight
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 03:15:10

Rash, Zitz and Pimple, better known as the Battletoads, are coming to the Xbox One version of action-platformer Shovel Knight, Microsoft revealed in an ID@Xbox announcement video at GDC.
Shovel Knight is coming to Xbox One this April, developer...

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7. HBO streaming service could launch in April for $15 per month, work on Apple TV
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-05 at 01:23:06

HBO's subscription streaming service will be called HBO Now and is expected to cost $15 per month, according to the International Business Times. The report says that HBO is targeting a launch for Now in early April, ahead of the start date fo...

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8. Android 5.0 Lollipop rolls out to the Galaxy Note 3 on T-Mobile
     Published by Android Central on 2015-03-05 at 04:54:49

It looks like Galaxy Note 3 owners on T-Mobile are about to get a sweet treat. According to Samsung's support FAQ for the device, Android 5.0 Lollipop should be rolling out to devices starting today.

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9. Hands-on with the final version of the Steam controller
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 01:45:02

The Steam controller is a big part of what makes a Steam Machine a Steam Machine; we were told that running SteamOS and being packaged with the controller were two of the main things that need to be included to use that branding. The controller...

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10. Apple Watch already wins prestigious design award
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-05 at 04:36:05

Before it's even on the market, the watch wins gold in the 2015 iF Design Awards. The next challenge will be to see if it can win the battle for consumers' hearts and dollars.

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11. How well do you know your sci-fi species?
     Published by CNet on 2015-03-05 at 00:33:44

Think you know your Romulans from your Slitheens? You probably do, but find out for sure by taking this fun online test.

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12. You’ll be able to use your Xbox One controller wirelessly on PC ‘later this year’
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 03:30:58

While we admit to being somewhat incredulous that it's taken this long to get this product out the door, Microsoft has finally announced a wireless adapter "that will let you use current Xbox controllers and future devices wirelessly on your PC...

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13. Microsoft is bringing Xbox games to its futuristic HoloLens headset
     Published by The Verge on 2015-03-05 at 01:36:46

Appearing at Game Developers Conference 2015 today, Xbox chief Phil Spencer confirmed that Microsoft intends to bring Xbox gaming to the company's futuristic HoloLens headset. "Gaming and entertainment is going to be critical," to introducing c...

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14. Metal Gear Solid 5 confirmed for September launch alongside handy Collector’s Edition
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 00:37:27

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released this September worldwide, and the game will be available alongside two special editions, publisher Konami announced today.
The announcement confirmed yesterday's leak of a Sept. 1 release d...

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20. HTC exec apologizes for name-dropping Half-Life in interview
     Published by Polygon on 2015-03-05 at 01:30:03

Mobile device maker HTC has learned an important lesson about its new partner, Valve: One does not casually toss around the words "Half-Life."
HTC's chairwoman, Cher Wang, uttered the name of the series — whose anticipation for a sequel has b...

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