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THQ corporate offices closing doors today

THQ corporate offices closing doors today

After a whirlwind week that saw many of THQ's studios and properties auctioned off to other publishers, the company is closing the doors at its corporate offices and Vigil Games today. IGN has gotten its hands on a memo that was sent out to employees today, asking them to clear out their desks. Some employees will stay on to assist with THQ's transition to its new owners, but the ones who received this memo are serving their final day with the company.

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Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

For those who like to exercise or otherwise travel on foot after the sun has set, getting to where you're going safely can be difficult. Bikes and some types of clothes offer reflectors, of course, but if you're making your way through crowded city streets, it can be difficult to stick out. That's a problem Halo Belt Company and Rickshaw Bagworks have teamed up to solve with the new Halo Zero LED messenger bag, a product that recently went up on Kickstater.

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Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

Google won’t give up Gmail information without a search warrant

A couple of days back, Google released a report showing how many government requests for user data it received in the second half of 2012. Such a report will obviously have some users nervous, but Google's giving us less of a reason to worry today, as it says that it won't give access to Gmail accounts unless the government has a search warrant. We wouldn't expect anything less, of course, but it's good to hear Google say it nonetheless.

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Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 pops up in FCC filing

Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 pops up in FCC filing

When it comes to Alcatel's new tablet line up, the One Touch Evo 7 HD is arguably the more exciting one. Today, however, its standard resolution sibling is making an appearance at the FCC, with all kinds of information about the tablet on display in the filing. Most of this is stuff that we already knew, but if you've been waiting for the One Touch Evo 7, this FCC filing means that it's one step closer to release.

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Best Buy drops price on all MacBook Air models for weekend promotion

Best Buy drops price on all MacBook Air models for weekend promotion

We've got some good news for those who have been wanting a MacBook Air but find the higher price tag a little difficult to swallow, as Best Buy has discounted all MacBook Air models in a weekend promotion. All four MacBook Air models have seen their prices cut by $200, which should make an Air purchase a little more manageable for some folks. The only thing is that this promotion requires you to make your purchasing decisions quickly, because the deals are only good through Saturday (which is tomorrow, in case you've lost track of time).

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, 3DS will make an appearance at E3 2013

Get ready, Super Smash Bros. fans, because it appears that Nintendo will be showing off the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. titles at E3 later this year. Iwata said during this week's Nintendo Direct event that we would see screens from the games at the expo, but it seems that designer Masahiro Sakurai wants to show off more than just still images. Perhaps we'll get to see trailers of the titles in action?

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 24, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. Today we heard Samsung might sell as many as 10 million Galaxy S IV handsets after the device launches, which is supposedly happening later this year. We also heard J.J. Abrams might direct the next Star Wars movie, despite the fact that he said he wouldn't in an interview last year. Microsoft delivered its financial report for Q2 2013 today, posting $6.38 billion in profit, while AT&T's own reported showed a net loss of $3.9 billion. Samsung Display said today that it has produced 300 million OLED panels, and ABI Research is predicting that 145 million tablets will be shipped in 2013.

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Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Belkin gears up to acquire Cisco’s home networking division

Today Belkin announced that it has big acquisition plans for the future, revealing that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Cisco's home networking business. This means that Belkin will be buying the Linksys brand, among other things. Hearing that, it becomes immediately clear how big of a deal this is for Belkin, considering that Linksys large installed base will be coming along with the brand.

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Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

Ni No Kuni Wizard’s Edition delays explained as orders are canceled

This week PS3 owners have a lot to get excited about with the highly anticipated release of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, but for some who ordered the limited Wizard's Edition of the game, the launch is causing some headaches. On launch day, some were saying that their Wizard's Edition order hadn't shipped, with others saying that their order hadn't even been processed. This obviously made quite a few gamers angry, but today publisher Namco Bandai has explained why some copies of the Wizard's Edition have been delayed.

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