Tamagotchi Reborn as App; NYT Fires Back at Tesla; Valve Launches Steam for Linux

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Didn’t have time to check out the tech headlines yesterday? Here’s what you missed.

If you grew up in the 90s, get excited. The Tamagotchi, which first appeared in 1996, is launching a surprise comeback, this time as a mobile app.

“It’s just like the virtual pet you loved, only better!” the Bandai Co. and Sync Beatz Entertainment slogan boasts. The app, dubbed Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. (“love is fun everywhere”), brings those codependent pixelated friends back to life, now in high resolution and color, with more characters and a place to keep your growing collection.

Meanwhile, the drama between New York Times reporter John Broder and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk continued to heat up. Broder on Thursday posted a point-by-point rebuttal of Musk’s scathing, data-driven critique of Broder’s recent negative Times review of the Tesla Model S electric car. For more, see 5 Electric Cars That Failed to Go the Distance.

In other news, steam for Linux finally opened its doors to the public yesterday. Valve said its Steam client is now available to download for free from the Ubuntu Software Center.

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By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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