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Pitfall review

Pitfall challenges you to guide your runner through the jungle, all the while avoiding obstacles and collecting as much treasure as you can. You'll find the hours melting away as you lose yourself in this challenging and invigorating endless running game.

Pros

Variation: This game takes the basic endless running game and adds a few twists of its own. For instance, there are plenty of different obstacles to overcome and landscapes to run through. Plus, your perspective changes at different points, which adds an extra layer of challenge to the task of guiding your character safely.

Fast-paced: Everything comes … Read more

Record Run for iOS review

The first mobile game from Harmonix (makers of Rock Band and Dance Central), Record Run introduces a rhythm and beat element to the runner genre. Will Record Run hit platinum, or is this game destined to be shelved?

Pros

Run to the beat: By introducing rhythm to vanilla running gameplay, Harmonix has spiced up a mostly stale genre. Enjoy some sweet tunes while you jump over obstacles and avoid danger.

Be the DJ: One of the huge draws of Record Run is the ability to import your own songs. Sing along to radio Gaga, crank it up like a true … Read more

EdgeRunner Multiplicity review

Multiplicity lets you easily control several desktop machines or laptops with a single mouse and keyboard. This app offers a perfect solution for Web designers, programmers, and most gamers.

Pros

Easy to configure and set up: It takes only a couple minutes to set up EdgeRunner Multiplicity. To use Multiplicity, install it on all machines you would like to connect. Use a switch in the upper-right corner to designate each computer as primary or secondary. The app automatically scans and locates all available machines on your wireless network and lets you connect to them. It also assigns a passcode to … Read more

ShopRunner: Amazon Prime fee hike will 'drive' away customers

Amazon rival ShopRunner is hoping to lure away Amazon Prime members by throwing a few barbs at the Internet retail giant and offering its own subscription service for free.

Following Amazon's announcement of a fee increase for Prime on Thursday, ShopRunner, which offers a two-day free shipping membership for various retail brands for $79 a year, took the opportunity to promote its service, while basically saying that Amazon is wasting money on its video-streaming service.

ShopRunner is offering a one-year free trial that specifically targets Prime users. The site's brands include Neiman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, PetSmart, and Blue … Read more

Review: Interpol Runner: Best Free Run is a fun 2D runner with great upgrades

Interpol Runner: Best Free Run isn't the most creative free running game on the block, but presents enough of a challenge to make you happy. It's plenty of fun to play, even if the music and graphics are below some people's standards. If running games are your time waster of choice, this one is a good game to add to the collection.

This game has you take the role of a person who is running either away from or toward Interpol (the game's quick intro doesn't make it exactly clear.) Instead of taking the 3D … Read more

New 'Hunger Games' endless runner now available for Android, iOS

As most teenagers know, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" opens in movie theaters tomorrow. Just in time for the release, Lionsgate and Reliance Games have unveiled a movie tie-in for smartphones and tablets.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Panem Run is available now for iOS and Android.

The game, fittingly, is an endless runner in the style of Temple Run, but with lots of power-ups, some social elements, and at least a few "Hunger Games"-oriented challenges.

You start by choosing a male or female character. Seconds later, you're off and running, an angry … Read more

35-minute ode to 'Blade Runner' made from 12,600 paintings

While everybody else was busy talking about a possible "Blade Runner" sequel, artist Anders Ramsell was occupied with making his version of the original film, using a process that requires more patience than most of us could ever conceive of.

Ramsell expressed his reimagining of the film through the medium of Aquarelle, a type of drawing done with transparent watercolors. He created 12,597 tiny paintings by hand and strung them together into a dreamy 35-minute video that manages to capture both the despair and beauty of the subject matter.… Read more

Review: WidgetRunner for Mac lets you run installed widgets on your desktop area

WidgetRunner for Mac provides a quick way for you to move Dashboard widgets to the desktop area. If you find that using Mac widgets on the Dashboard takes too many clicks, you will appreciate the convenience of this app. While it includes only a handful of options, the application runs smoothly and effectively.

Even though WidgetRunner has no real interface, it's still really easy to operate. All you need to do is launch the application and import widgets into the app from your Mac Library by selecting "New Widget" from the application menu bar. Once imported and … Read more

Alibaba leads $206M financing in Amazon rival ShopRunner

Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company, has led a $206 million investment in Amazon rival ShopRunner.

ShopRunner, which describes itself as a network of merchants that have banded together to deliver "multichannel shopping services" to consumers, offers unlimited two-day shipping on products from retailers such as Toys R Us, American Eagle, MacMall, and Newegg for a $79 annual fee. American Express, which had previously partnered with the e-commerce site on membership promotions, took a small stake in ShopRunner, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Alibaba contributed most of the funding, but it wasn't immediately clear exactly … Read more

Amazon's new series is decided by you

CNET Update has the power:

Amazon has released pilot episodes for 14 shows, and is asking for feedback from viewers to decide which programs are worthy of continuing. Amazon's dive into original programming comes just as Netflix launches its third series.

Amazon's not the only one with eyes for television. Twitter partnered with BBC America, but details so far are limited to this tweet.

Also mentioned in this tech rundown:

- TomTom dives deeper into the GPS sport watch business

- Review of the updates to the LinkedIn app

- Yahoo launches Mail and Weather apps

- Google launches app One Today for donating to good causesRead more