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Cameras now mounted to the International Space Station have started beaming full-color HD video of Earth from space, and provide a startling level of detail in closeup. Even if you can’t quite make out people’s hair-dos, you can definitely see the color of their cars. The videos, created by a commercial satellite company Urthecast, show roads, parks, and waterways of three cities: Boston, Barcelona, and London.More →

Beantown has a starring role in “Fallout 4,” the next installment of the popular post-apocalyptic game series. The Boston setting was revealed in documents leaked to the site IGN in 2013. Still, it’s big news for Bethesda Softworks, the developer of “Fallout 3,” which reportedly sold at least 4.7 million copies in its first few months on the market in 2008.More →

In its 20th year making games, Needham-based Turbine Inc. has a lot to celebrate. The Warner Bros.-owned studio has entertained millions of massively multiplayer online game-players through “Asheron’s Call,” “Dungeons & Dragons Online,” and “Lord of the Rings Online.” And, with “Infinite Crisis” launching tomorrow on Steam, the studio is poised to puts smiles on many more faces.More →