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Mere weeks after Firaxis and 2K Games announced the first expansion pack for Civilization: Beyond Earth, Rising Tide, the companies follow-up with another announcement that XCOM fans will swoon over: XCOM 2 is en route. In traditional game publisher fashion, a launch trailer has been released that gives us a quick taste of what we can expect to see in XCOM 2: XCOM 2 acts as a sequel to Enemy Unknown, released in 2012, and takes place 20 years after that game's events. Aliens took over, and now it's time for XCOM forces to strike back and reclaim control of Earth. Unlike Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is... Read more...
Xcom Global has made of name for themselves selling rental MiFis to American travelers heading to far-off places, but now they're expanding. The company has partnered with Rebtel, a leading VoIP service operator, to provide XCom Global customers with an affordable option for placing international calls. To build awareness of this new service offering, XCom Global is issuing a Rebtel voucher for 133 minutes of free international direct dial calls to the United States with every USB/MiFi Hotspot rental. XCom Global’s high-speed Internet access rental service provides international travelers... Read more...
For Americans, traveling to Europe can be expensive. The plane ticket usually isn't the killer, but rather the international data roaming: at around $5 per MB, just checking email a few times could leave a traveler with quite a shocking bill. While travelers can purchase European SIM cards, the endeavor can be a hassle. That's where Xcom Global is coming in. The company has made a name for itself by renting MiFi and USB WWAN devices to travelers who go to select overseas countries, and now it is expanding to the bulk of Europe with a single device. This new Euro SIM is a serious all-in-one punch,... Read more...
  Plextor PleXCombo 8/8/24-8U Review CD-R, CD-RW, DVD and USB 2.0 By -Chris Angelini September 18th, 2002 Not long ago, CD-RW drives were considered a luxury.  Then, the MP3 craze swept college dorms and came to rest in the average household.  The ability to play music on demand through a computer sound system was novel, but taking that music on the road seemed far more practical.  Of course, the only way to get a custom mix was to convert the music into .wav format and burn the large files onto a disc.  Writable optical drives quickly became popular, simultaneously decreasing... Read more...
  The Plextor PleXCombo 20/10/40-12A Review Covering All of the Bases With a Single Drive By, Jeff Bouton July 10, 2002 As CD-Writers have matured, so has the technology that is integrated into their design.  Back when the first CD-R drives were introduced, users were routinely plagued by "buffer underruns."  Initially, manufacturers began incorporating new processes, like larger on-board memory buffers, into their drives to help combat this problem, but the results were mixed.  Fortunately, there were a select few manufacturers who made the "buffer underrun"... Read more...