Weekend tech reading: Elder Scrolls V, Mass Effect 3 announced

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The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim announced, coming 11/11/11 Todd Howard took the stage at the Spike VGA 2010 show to announce The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with a release date of November 11, 2011. No platforms were announced, but we would assume it's going to be PC, PS3, and Xbox 360. Shacknews

Mass Effect 3 confirmed for holiday 2011 The first trailer for Mass Effect 3 has been shown at the Spike VGA 2010 show, confirming the EA Store slip-up which listed the game for pre-order yesterday. The trailer shows a besieged Earth under attack from a new enemy. Shacknews

World's smallest battery created Because battery technology hasn’t developed as quickly as the electronic devices they power, a greater and greater percentage of the volume of these devices is taken up by the batteries needed to keep them running. Now a team of researchers working at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is claiming to have created the world’s smallest battery... Gizmag

Jamendo geeks solve the hidden Chrome OS equation (and win a Cr-48 netbook) By now if you're as RSS-addicted as me you've probably seen the excellent "How to remain calm" Chrome OS video. Like the previous potato-powered Chrome ad, excellent job from the marketing guys at Google! However this time with my fellow geeks at Jamendo we noticed an equation hidden at 2:23 in the video... Jamendo

Panelize fixes one of Chrome OS's fundamental flaws If you haven't played with Chrome OS yet, it has one fundamental niggle that harkens back to the DOS days of yore: windows don't exist, and it has no way of displaying multiple tabs on screen at the same time. This means if you want to refer to a document while you compose an email, you need to repetitively switch between tabs... Download Squad

When computers go wrong When computers go wrong, they often go spectacularly wrong. In most cases, catastrophic failures are blamed on "computer bugs", although human error is normally the root cause for the embarrassing failures. Stewart Mitchell charts the world's ten most calamitous computer cock-ups. PC Pro

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