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Good news everyone! One of the most popular, critically acclaimed PC games of the last decade is coming to Android. There’s just one catch: while it’ll be available from the Google Play Store next week, at launch it’ll only officially support the NVIDIA Shield handheld game console.
Still, there’s one more reason to buy NVIDIA’s $200 game system than there used to be… soon it’ll support Portal.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Portal for NVIDIA Shield will launch in the Play Store May 12th
The game will sell for $9.99 and it should look almost exactly like the PC version of the game… but smaller (because of the Shield’s 5 inch screen). [Android Central]
- Upcoming.org is coming back (with your crowdfunding help)
One of the bet ways to find arts and tech events in your community launched in 2003… and died a slow and painful death after it was acquire dby Yahoo years later. Now founder Andy Baio has control again, and he wants to bring Upcoming.org back to life… with your help. [Kickstarter]
- TuneIn Radio goes social
In addition to letting you “follow” radio stations, podcasts, and other sources of audio content, you can follow other users… the new apps also have a fresh coat of paint with a refreshed user interface. [Engadget]
- Spoticast brings Spotify to Chromecast (unofficially)
Want to use one of the most popular music-on-demand services to send content to your Chromecast? There’s an app for that… it just doesn’t come from Spotify. [Android Police]
- Report: Microsoft Surface Mini will have a Qualcomm chip
Microsoft is expected to launch a smaller version of its Surface tablet on May 20th, and word on the street is that it’ll have an ARM chip and Windows RT software. But unlike earlier Surface RT devices which were powered by NVIDIA processors, it looks like the new model might have a Qualcomm chip. [Bloomberg]
- Welcome back @FanlessTech!
After a brief and unexpected hiatus, one of the best sources for news about small, quiet, and literally cool computers is back online. [FanlessTech]
- Caterpillar’s Cat B15 smartphone is rugged… like really rugged
The Cat B15 is a rugged Android phone with a 4 inch screen, 2000mAh battery, MediaTek dual-core processor, GPS, WiFi, and a 5MP camera. But it’s the impact resistant, waterproof case that makes it really stand out. This device is designed to take a really, really serious beating. It sells for about $360. [YouTube]
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I’m SO happy fanlesstech is back online. I had just set it as my home page a few months ago and was so sad when I heard it was going offline. Thank you Brad for helping out. I’m also a longtime reader of liliputing, so this niche is happening right now. Just got my fanless J1900n and loving it! Fanless silence baby. Thanks guys. Keep up the good work.
that cat phone is insane
Thanks for bringing Fanlesstech back to life !! 🙂
What happened with FanlesssTech? Why was it on hiatus.
I saw on fanlesstech twitter that Google considered their site to be a spam blog, and simply deleted it. (hosted on blogger?)
Wow. That’s wrong of Google. How did they get that idea? FanlessTech is a great site.
The site’s hosted on Google’s free Blogger service, and it seems like it was mistakenly flagged by some sort of automatic review. All I did was nudge a contact at Google to see if there was anything we could do… looks like there was.
I’m glad I was able to help, although Olivier deserves most of the credit for running a great site. To be on the safe side, he’s probably going to migrate from Blogger to a self-hosted WordPress site or something else that he has more control over so that this doesn’t ever happen again.
Many thanks for whatever you did to rescue FanlessTech. You both have great sites!
+1, thank you!
I read the whole article in Professor Farnwotrhs voice. Also this means we have an android compatible source engine, right? This should make HalfLife2 and TeamFortress2 within an arm’s reach for Android as well! Welp, for the rest of you at least, I’m already playing Portal 2 on my Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet! Also TES:Oblivion. 😛
Thank you Brad for saving a great website 🙂 Cheers!!!
Wait you can get a shield for $100 bucks? Where I see it for $200 everywhere
“Still, there’s one more reason to buy NVIDIA’s $100 game system than there used to be… soon it’ll support Portal.” this must be a typo, right? The shield is now on sale for $100?
Yep, typo. Sorry to get your hopes up!
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