Weekend tech reading: Winners of TechSpot's TF2 meet-upBy Matthew DeCarlo 15 comments
PayPal wants to be in your TV, your DVD player and your car PayPal doesn't just want to be in your mobile phone, or behind the transfer of virtual goods in social networks such as Facebook, where it's one of the options for the new Facebook Credit payment system, according to President Scott Thompson. He told me during an interview in Toronto recently that he sees the company becoming the default payment engine for your television, your car, your DVD player and even your fridge. GigaOm
Buyer orders GTX 470, gets unreleased GTX 465 instead Even though the GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 470 haven't exactly been selling for very long, the web is already filled with talk of the upcoming Fermi model known as the GTX 465. So far, this card's specs have only been hinted at or speculated, but an unusual situation has arisen that seems to have shed light on the complete set of performance numbers. Softpedia
Empire Strikes 30: Ars looks back at an amazing film Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back is one of the best science fiction films ever made. It's also 30 years old today, so we give you official permission to feel old. While every movie in the original trilogy is endlessly quoted and referenced in pop culture, Empire Strikes Back is the film that comes the closest to being a great movie. Ars Technica
Foxconn employee dies in 10th fall this year An employee of tech firm Foxconn died on Friday after falling from a building in the southern manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, the tenth such fall since the start of this year, the official Xinhua news agency said. Reuters
Before the winners are announced, we'd like to thank everyone who joined us last night. Things were significantly more active and the server was well populated during most of the event. We hope you had as much fun as we did, and we look forward to playing with you again in the near future!
Now, onto the winners: Scoring 814 points, Xplicit clinched the first position, while Düstiñ_ds3000 was the randomly selected winner (coincidentally with the second best score). Expect an email soon guys. If you're curious to see how you fared, we've included a table with some basic stats after the jump.
***Note: If you are a member of the TechSpot Steam group who played with us yesterday but are not listed on the table, rest assured that you were in the random drawing. All players (even public) were in the drawing to ensure every TS member was included. We extracted TS members from the logs for the table afterward. Public players were not included in the table.