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RIM’s stock surges again as BlackBerry 10 excitement builds

RIM’s stock surges again as BlackBerry 10 excitement builds

It's been a long road filled with delays and setbacks, but in just a couple short weeks, RIM will finally unveil BlackBerry 10 to the world. At its press event on January 30, RIM will officially launch the new mobile OS, which is seen by many as the company's best hope of coming back from the brink. The BlackBerry faithful are certainly pumped for BB10's launch, but it seems that investors are excited too, as RIM's stock is making another surge today.

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Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

Next Xbox, PlayStation will cost $400 according to analyst

2013 definitely feels like the year of the next-gen console, with Microsoft and Sony both said to be prepping their next consoles for reveal (and possible release) this year. After spending some time at CES talking to game developers and distributors, analyst Colin Sebastian of Baird Equity Research is ready to predict a price point for these incoming consoles, saying in a note to investors today that both should launch with a price tag of $350-$400 here in the US. That includes the next PlayStation, remember, which is a far cry from the $499 and $599 price points its predecessor launched at.

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Google, Apple, Microsoft given go ahead to buy up Kodak patents

Google, Apple, Microsoft given go ahead to buy up Kodak patents

Back when Kodak announced that it would be filing for bankruptcy and selling off a large number of its patents to help with restructuring efforts, we all knew this sell off would be huge. As it turns out, that feeling was correct, with major players in the tech field like Google, Apple, and Microsoft all vying for a slice of that patent pie. Today a Judge approved the deal for those three tech giants to buy up Kodak's patents, to the tune of $527 million.

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Alleged Half-Life 2: Episode 4 screenshots surface years later

Alleged Half-Life 2: Episode 4 screenshots surface years later

The Internet loves a good Half-Life rumor, and this next one seems about as good as any. New images from the ill-fated Half-Life 2: Episode 4, otherwise known as Return to Ravenholm, have surfaced today, years and years after the game was canned. The title was in development at Arkane Studios, but in 2007, the project was left in the dust, so we're seeing these new images almost six years after the fact.

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Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

Smartphones overtake tablets in data usage for first time

We've been seeing a major push for tablets lately, but if a new study from Arieso is to be believed, then manufacturers might want to rethink their strategies. As it turns out, Arieso has found that smartphones have passed tablets in data usage for the first time in the three years the company has been doing these studies. You'd think that given the larger screens found on most tablets, users would turn to those devices more often for Internet access, but it seems that the tides are changing as far as mobile data goes.

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Nintendo unleashes new Pokemon X and Y screens, art

Nintendo unleashes new Pokemon X and Y screens, art

It's safe to say that the announcement of Pokemon X and Y has Pokefans the world over excited. Not only are these the first Pokemon games made for the 3DS, but they also seem to be taking the series in an entirely new direction, ditching the sprites for cel-shaded visuals instead. Today, we're getting another glance into the world of Pokemon X and Y thanks to new screenshots and artwork from Nintendo.

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Garmin looks to make dog training easier with four new electronic collars

Garmin looks to make dog training easier with four new electronic collars

Garmin is usually a name we associate with GPS and satellite navigation, but did you know that the company also competes in the pet sector? Strange as it may seem, it's true, and today the company announced two new series to add to its dog collar line up. Being introduced today are the BarkLimiter and Delta series of electronic dog collars, and they're aimed at helping owners train their dog with fewer headaches.

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Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

Apple reportedly too popular to be cool with teenage crowd

The teenagers of the world are not an easy bunch to please. Do something cool with your business, and chances are teenagers will be some of the first to catch on, but become too popular and the teenagers are the first that will drop support for your brand. That's apparently the predicament Apple now finds itself in, as Buzz Marketing Group tells Forbes that Apple's iDevices are losing ground with the teenage demographic.

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Warner Bros registers 15 Batman Arkham domains

Warner Bros registers 15 Batman Arkham domains

Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City are widely considered to be two of the best superhero games ever created, with each launching to critical acclaim and wild commercial success. Naturally Warner Bros will want to keep its Batman gravy train rolling, and today we're hearing about 15 new Arkham-related domains the publisher has on file. Does this mean a new Arkham game is on the way? Almost certainly.

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