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CNET Update: Bad Clippy: Microsoft game destroys world of XP
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CNET Update: Bad Clippy: Microsoft game destroys world of XP

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Comixology joins forces with Amazon, Google to open up sales for Glass, and Microsoft wants you to kiss Windows XP goodbye in the humorous “Escape from XP.”

Amazon Kindle gets more heroic and watch out for Clippy the Destroyer. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET Update. Holy acquisition, Batman. Amazon purchased the most popular comic book app, Comixology. Amazon didn't say how much it paid for it, but Comixology is a big deal in the comic world. It's the go to app to purchase and read digital comic books. And it works with 75 publishers worldwide. It was the number one grossing non-gaming app for the past two years. Last month it offered 700 Marvel comics for free. And its servers crashed because it couldn't handle the demand. It's yet to be seen how Amazon's purchase will mutate ComiXology. Sony's Vaio laptops are hot. No really, I mean, they're hot and they can cause a fire. If you have a brand new Vio Fit 11 A, which came out in Februrary of this year, Sony is warning people to unplug and stop using the laptop because of the fire risk. Sony says that some of the internal, non-removable battery packs made by another company have the potential to overheat and burn the computer casing. There's no way to get a refund or fix just yet, but Sony says its working on that. In the meantime just stop using it. If you want to be among the first people to own the Google Glass headset Google is opening up sales of glass to anyone in US for one day only, Tuesday April 15. The number sold will be limited and sales begin at 6 AM Pacific, 9 AM Eastern. But to become a glass explorer in these early testing days it will cost you $1500, plus tax. Most of the world will probably want to wait until there's a more finalized version available and a lower price. As you may know, WIndows XP met its demise a few days ago. Microsoft will no longer support the 12 year old system, but Microsoft decided to have a little fun as it says goodbye to XP and to IE6. It created a game called Escape From XP. As the story goes, long, long ago, Windows XP rose like a phoenix from the ashes of Windows 2000. But as newer operating systes came along, Windows XP clung to life, a pestilence on the peaceful developer community. Most developers fled, but one still remains, one man, one hero still supporting IE6 on XP. And you must fight the final battle to destroy it once and for all, jumping on ruins and windows, shooting out broken zombie monitors and flaming recycling bins that crawl toward you, with Clippy in the distance destroying all in his path. And at the end you can blow it up with a reminder that Microsoft will be there to help with future developer support. That's your tech news update, you can find the link to the game along with more details on today's stories at From our studios, in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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