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Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

Final Fantasy XIII now streams to iOS and Android in Japan

If you're any sort of a mobile gamer, you might have started jumping up and down before, or even after, reading that headline, but do try to calm down a bit for the details. Yes, it is true that, at least for Japanese smarpthone owners, the most recent, non-MMORPG, Final Fantasy game is indeed playable on their device, but that's not because the game has miraculously been ported to iOS or Android. This is all happening through the magic of game streaming and, is, therefore, quite limited in reach.

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Forget Apple Watch! This Netflix Watch is to die for

Forget Apple Watch! This Netflix Watch is to die for

Smartwatches have arrived in all shapes and sizes and have promised to help us accomplish a lot of things without having to fish out our smartphones from our bags or pockets, which could cost you at least 5 seconds of your life every time. With the arrival of the Apple Watch, that market is about to heat up even more. But for all the power and convenience these wearables have to offer, they fail at one critical use case: they won't let us watch Netflix comfortably. Luckily for us, Netflix is here with a smartwatch of its own.

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The Windows 10 Store experience will be less confusing

The Windows 10 Store experience will be less confusing

If there's a single common theme that permeates the upcoming Windows 10 release, it would probably be "unification". Continuum unifies the once disparate worlds of "Modern" UI and traditional desktop. The OS itself aims to provide a unified platform to develop "universal" apps that will work across all devices, be it desktop, tablet, or even smartphone. Now, Microsoft will unify the app store experience as well. Actually, "app" store might no longer be appropriate, as the new version of Windows Store will embrace all types of digital content, including music and videos.

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Google preps first-ever Chrome Live event to woo businesses

Google preps first-ever Chrome Live event to woo businesses

Google might now be synonymous with search and Android more than anything else, but it isn't about to let its other platform fall by the wayside. It has been pushing Chrome more aggressively in recent weeks, particularly with Chrome OS and surrounding devices. Now, it is about ready to let Chrome come out of its skin. In two weeks' time, it will be holding its first ever "Chrome Live" online event that will be pushing Chrome forward into a relatively new territory and with a slightly new name: Chrome for Work.

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4th gen Dell XPS 13 gets a dev edition with Ubuntu inside

4th gen Dell XPS 13 gets a dev edition with Ubuntu inside

When Dell unveiled its next generation XPS ultrabooks at CES early this year, we were quite impressed. The slim, lightweight, and pixel-dense computing workhorse checked off all the items of an ideal spec sheet and enclosed it in a rather stylish body. But while that has been a great thing for consumers, Dell understood that developers want something just as powerful, or maybe even more. That's why it's putting out the XPS 13 Developer Edition, taking in those same juicy specs and slapping Ubuntu onto it for good measure.

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Apple Store is back along with the Apple Watch, new MacBook

Apple Store is back along with the Apple Watch, new MacBook

Well, that was definitely quick. In fact, you could say it was just a wee bit late. The Apple Store is back in business and to the surprise of no one, new products are available for grabs. Sort of. While you can indeed already order the new MacBook, the Apple Watch is a different matter entirely. You can put in an pre-order now if you already know the right configuration you want, or schedule an appointment to try it out. When you will actually get it on your wrists, however, is a different story.

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The Vision FINALLY revealed in Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

The Vision FINALLY revealed in Avengers: Age of Ultron poster

The final piece of the Ultron puzzle is finally here. Well, somewhat. Much is still unknown about him (or it), but Marvel has finally given the android Vision his very own poster and his proper place in the Avengers photo op. With this, the chessboard is set and ready for what is expected to be one of the biggest blockbusters this month. But given how Joss Whedon, with the blessing of Marvel of course, has tweaked the story a bit, Vision's origin story and eventual role in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Apple Store is down! Get ready for the Apple Watch

Apple Store is down! Get ready for the Apple Watch

It is like the calm before the storm and has actually become the unofficial indicator that Apple is just about to put out something big. The Apple Store is down, which means something will be up once it's back. In this case, there is no secret. The Apple Watch is almost here and Cupertino is putting the final touches to its online store to be ready. And it better be, as the Apple Watch purchase process will be something quite new, especially for consumers, and Apple best be prepared for the oncoming online onslaught.

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Apple Watch Edition may be confined to 53 outlets globally

Apple Watch Edition may be confined to 53 outlets globally

The Apple Watch is coming, just like Winter. Unlike the bitter cold of winter, however, a lot more people are looking forward to it. But it seems that as we inch closer to that glorious hour, more and more of the fine print of the smartwatch's availability are being revealed. Supplies of the Apple Watch might not be able to keep up with the demand, so says Apple itself. If that wasn't bad enough, it seems that the already rare, because expensive, golden Apple Watch Edition might be even more limited, not just in supply but in location as well.

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Samsung does its own drop tests for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung does its own drop tests for Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge

Since users seem to be having a hell of a time taking smartphone endurance tests into their own hands lately, Samsung saw it fit to step in and give it's own "scientific" spin to the torture. After all, who better to know how to properly test a device for real world disasters than the one who made it, right? Regardless of your opinion or belief in such manufacturer-advertised stress tests, Samsung is coming out with a video of its own drop tests for its two flagships. Unsurprisingly, they survived with nary a scratch.

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