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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Philippines earthquake toll rises as dig continues for landslide casualties
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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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Before Jeremy Lin could script his own encore, before he could throw a single pass or wiggle into the lane, the Knicks' overactive marketing arm had already recast the day in his image. His face beamed from the team's home page and in a promotional ...
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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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A US senator from Alabama directed more than $100 million in federal earmarks to renovate downtown Tuscaloosa near his own commercial office building. A congressman from Georgia secured $6.3 million in taxpayer funds to replenish the beach about 900 ...
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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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Canon unveils new PowerShot A-Series cameras, brings image stabilization to its entry-level

Canon unveils new PowerShot A-Series cameras
Thought Canon was done with the point-and-shoot updates after refreshing its ELPH lineup last month? Think again, as the company is updating its PowerShot A-Series shooters with six new models in a variety of colors. All the cameras pack a 16-megapixel sensor, 28mm wide angle lens and can take 720p video. First up is the A4000 IS, which brings image stabilization, 8X optical zoom and a 3-inch LCD for $200 later this month. The A3400 IS and A2400 IS make their debuts in March, and bring the same image stabilization as the 4000, but have a lesser 5X optical zoom. Additionally, the 3400 packs a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and costs $180, while the 2400 gets a smaller non-touchscreen 2.7-inch LCD and retails for $150. Meanwhile, the A2300 has the same specs as the 2400, minus the image stabilization, and will cost ten bucks less than its brother when it drops next month. Finally, the PowerShot A1300 and A810 each come with 5X optical zoom and a 2.7-inch LCD when they debut in April, with the A810 priced at $110 and the A1300 available for $120.

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