updated 01:50 pm EDT, Mon April 7, 2014
WW2 combat simulation Combat Mision: Red Thunder released
Battlefront.com has released a major new title in its series of tactical WW2 combat simulations, entitled Combat Mission: Red Thunder. Set during 1944, when Operation Bagration took the Soviet forces from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw, players can play out historical battles and campaigns or create customized quick battles. Combat Mission: Red Thunder is a standalone game, and features new game engine features such as backpack and vehicle flamethrowers, tank riders, hit decals, and more. The game is available for download for OS X (as well as Windows), priced at $55.
QiPack battery-powered inductive charger announced for mobile devices
QiPack, a new inductive charging pad for wirelessly charging mobile devices, is set to launch as a Kickstarter next week. Qi, pronounced "tee," allows mobile users to power up a variety of mobile electronics by placing a device on top of the wireless charging plate, without the need for cords. The charging pad is compatible with most popular smartphone brands, including Apple, though many require an additional coil or case receiver to enable the charging. Those interested in supporting the Kickstarter campaign an pre-order QiPack starting at $45, which is 30 percent of the future retail price. The Kickstarter begins April 14.