Google Fiber rollout now ready to begin in both Kansas Cities

It reportedly suffered a slight delay due to some disagreement with local officials over just how its thousands of miles of wires would be hung, but Google announced today that it's finally ready to begin the rollout of its Google Fiber network in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Expectedly, that effort will initially focus on the network's backbone, after which Google will then turn its attention towards connecting homes and businesses in the two cities to the gigabit network (promising speeds 100 times faster than the average high-speed connection). Unfortunately, there's still no firm word as to when the first customers can expect that to happen.

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Philippines earthquake toll rises as dig continues for landslide casualties – The Guardian


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Rescuers have found only bodies while digging for survivors among dozens of people buried by landslides on a central Philippine island after an earthquake. The death toll has climbed to 15, with more than 70 people missing. The 6.9-magnitude earthquake ...
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Without Calhoun, rudderless UConn drifting its way out of NCAA picture – CBSSports.com


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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning launches with trailer


Four years ago, Curt Schilling opened a game studio. Two years later he told us the team's upcoming game woud be a marriage between God of War and Oblivion." And today, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning launches, letting you decide whether that union's worth the money. (Don't worry, we'll help you with our upcoming review!)

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Lin Scores 28 to Lead Depleted Knicks to 2nd Win in Row – New York Times


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Gov. Perry ventures back into Texas public eye – CBS News


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(AP) ROUND ROCK, Texas — Rick Perry acknowledged Monday that he's not used to losing but also vowed "I'm not slipping off into the sunset" while promising to battle federal energy and environmental policies he says would cost Texas jobs.
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Congressional earmarks sometimes used to fund projects near lawmakers’ properties – Washington Post


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Canon welcomes ELPH 530 HS / 320 HS, SX260 HS and D20 to PowerShot lineup

Canon welcomes ELPH 530 HS / 320 HS, SX260 HS and D20 to its PowerShot lineup
Alongside the new additions to Canon's A-Series of digital cameras, the company is also giving more demanding consumers a similar outpouring of love with four additional shooters in the PowerShot family, which sport a diverse array of features such as WiFi connectivity, 20x optical zoom and rugged designs. Leading the charge for the ELPH lineup is the 530 HS. Along with the 320 HS, it features the ability to wirelessly upload images to Canon's online portal, where users may then post their latest captures to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The ELPH 530 HS features a 12x optical zoom lens paired with a 10 megapixel sensor and is expected to retail for $349 in April. Meanwhile, the 320 HS delivers a 5x optical zoom lens and a 16.1 megapixel sensor. It'll carry a $280 price tag and is set to hit stores in March. Both ELPH models feature Canon's DIGIC 5 image processor, capture 1080p video and include a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen.

Those who roll Rear Window style may want to check out Canon's new SX260 HS, which packs a 25mm wide-angle lens that boasts up to 20x optical zoom. Like the latest ELPH's, it also offers the DIGIC 5 processor and captures 1080p video. Unique to the SX260 HS, it features GPS for location tagging and a burst shooting mode that captures a continuous 10.3 frames per second. It'll be available in March for $349 and is set to come in black, green and red finishes. Lastly, the D20 offers up a few ruggedized features for outdoor enthusiasts. It features underwater shooting abilities (including a specific macro mode), and is also said to be shock-proof and freeze-proof -- no mention of it tolerating heat, though. The D20 incorporates a 12.1 megapixel sensor, captures 1080p video and features a 5x optical zoom lens. It also offers GPS, but unlike the other cameras here, it uses the DIGIC 4 image processor. If you're considering the D20 for your next adventure, it'll be available in May for $349. You'll discover more about these four additions in the PR, after the break.

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Iwata Asks about Resident Evil: Revelations, ‘forced logic’

The latest in the ongoing Iwata Asks series has the Nintendo exec inquiring about the development of Resident Evil: Revelations with the team at Capcom. The lengthy interview covers a wide range of topics, from the inspiration for the 3DS iterations of Resident Evil to precisely what the essence of Resident Evil is.

When asked this very question, the team mentioned a word coined internally at Capcom, "bioreal." Essentially, anything that happens in Resident Evil title has to make sense within the universe Capcom has built. For example, a zombie might be reanimated by a virus but not, as Iwata pointed out, by magic. That said, the team admitted they don't concern themselves too much with "biorealism," and often include more fantastic events as development draws on.

One of the more candid moments in the interview came courtesy of assistant producer Tsukasa Takenaka. "Capcom is always like that," he said, "we make the main events interesting and then fill in the gaps with forced logic." Even Iwata was taken aback, saying, "Ohh... You just come right out and say it?" Check out the full Iwata Asks article for more on Resident Evil: Revelations and its focus on bringing horror back to the series.

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