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Valve Unveils 'Portal 2' Official Trailer, Sets Vague 2011 Release

'Portal 2,' the followup to the ridiculously inventive 2007 game, was finally unveiled in a trailer yesterday at E3. Valve's Gabe Newell officially announced that the game would be released sometime in 2011 on PlayStation 3 (the "best version"), PC, Mac and Xbox 360. The blue and orange portals are back, and the trailer finds the player blasting through overgrown jungle seemingly far from the...

White House Staffers Slacking With iPads, Bill Gates Leads Energy Research Charge

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... The White House apparently harbors numerous, and already devoted, fans of the iPad, including Vice President Biden, economic adviser Larry Summers and several members of the press staff. They also all seem to be serious procrastinators, as 'Scrabble,' 'Lost' and 'Vanity Fair' rank among the assorted downloads. 'Vanity Fail?'...

Valve Parodies Apple's '1984' Ad for 'Half-Life 2' Release

Earlier this month, Valve's online game download service, Steam, became available for Mac OS X users. Since then, new games have been released each Wednesday, and this week, Valve decided to ramp up the hype for one of its most anticipated releases. As Mac Rumors reports, Valve created a teaser trailer for 'Half-Life 2' that parodies Apple's Macintosh Super Bowl commercial. Valve's extremely...

Steam Game Service Finally Live for Mac Users, Productivity Plummets

Mac users have been licking their chops in anticipation of Valve's Steam service for ages, and the online game download service finally went live today for Mac OS X users. According to Joystiq, Mac users can purchase 57 titles, including favorites like 'Portal,' 'The Dig' and 'Torchlight.' Over the coming weeks, Valve will release a new set of downloadable games each Wednesday. A new feature...

A Geeky Night at the Oscars, Obama's Mission to Mars

Highlights from this morning's other big tech headlines.... Ben Stiller frequently steals the spotlight at the Oscars with ridiculous costumes and zany routines. At this year's ceremony, though, his passionate love for the Na'vi from 'Avatar' apparently overpowered his desire for laughs. Stiller dressed as a blue-hued humanoid in a hilariously uncomfortable routine honoring James Cameron's...

See Spot on the iPad, Will Mac Users Finally Get 'Portal?'

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Here's a first look at Penguin's iPad-specific iPad iBook (eBook? digital book?), which brings interactivity to everything from the classic 'Spot' children's books to...

Steam-Powered Bike Sends You Flying at 75 MPH

Recipe for Internet success: Take at least two things (the more, the better) that are popular right now. Jam them together. Post photos or video online. Enjoy your 15 seconds of meme fame. That recipe seems to be working for Rusnan, a reader at autobloggreen, who decided to mix the Web's love for all things steampunk (a steam engine and rust) and eco-friendly (a bicycle), with sheer...

Will Digital Downloads Kill Video Game Stores?

The software industry has been slowly moving away from traditional physical media and in-store purchases. Downloads, legal and otherwise, have all but wiped away the music industry's business model, and the Internet and video-on-demand services have hurt DVD rentals and sales. The software industry (and especially the video game industry) foresaw the future of distribution and started moving...

Honda's New Steam-Powered Hybrid Engine

Honda has just unveiled a concept car using a so-called Rankine cycle co-generation unit to power a hybrid engine. The engine recycles wasted heat from the exhaust to generate steam that turns a turbine-generating electricity, which charges the batteries. The concept has proven more efficient than the regenerative breaking system employed by most current hybrid cars, including the Prius,...