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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite brings hit 2009 game to iOS

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite brings hit 2009 game to iOS

Fans of the once Pokemon-like now brutal monster-killing action game franchise have reason to celebrate. Somewhat. Capcom has finally bestowed upon iPhones and iPads a Monster Hunter title of its own. However, although this game has been retrofitted to be playable on mobile devices, it might not be the same Monster Hunter that you've grown to love and dreamed of playing on your iPhone.

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LG G Pad 10.1 launches to be your budget media device

LG G Pad 10.1 launches to be your budget media device

LG is once again trying to leave a mark in the Android tablet scene by announcing the global availability of its largest tablet yet, the LG G Pad 10.1. Though the company bills this to be the perfect device for on-the-go media consumption, it sports an odd mixture of mediocre specs and interesting features that could leave you on the fence about this relatively late newcomer.

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Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Lumia 830 render shows Nokia by Microsoft branding

Nokia, which still exists as a non-smartphone-making Finnish company, might slowly be giving up its hold on "Nokia" smartphones. This might very well start with the rumored Lumia 830, which, based on this leaked render of its backplate, still shows the company's name, but now affixed with "by Microsoft", hinting at how Redmond plans to transition the branding from Nokia to purely Microsoft.

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TSA checkpoints overseas ban gadgets that won’t turn on

TSA checkpoints overseas ban gadgets that won’t turn on

The TSA's long-reaching arm has gotten longer and just a tad more inconvenient. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has directed its already unpopular TSA force to perform additional security checks on electronic devices, requiring owners to power on their gadgets and disallow the devices from the flight if they are not functional. And, of course, TSA agents can then take the passenger aside for further investigation.

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Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Sony Xperia Z3 compact leak: 2.5 GHz, 4.5-inch 720p

Adding to this week's Sony leak, we are now getting what are supposedly the specs for a certain D580x, allegedly the model name for the Sony Xperia Z3 compact. Not the regular one, but the mini variant. Those specs include a Snapdragon 801 and a handy 720p display, details you would commonly hear on high-end specs.

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DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI Phantom 2 Vision, Vision+ can now fly solo

DJI's Phantom 2 drones might be the go to brand for personal, consumer drones, but in terms of intelligence, less popular but more experimental drones are passing it by. That all changes today now that DJI has integrated Ground Station into its core software. Now every Phantom 2 Vision and Vision+ owner will be able to tell their drones where to fly, sit back and relax and let the flying machine handle the rest.

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UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

UK ad authority to EA Games: Dungeon Keeper ad lied

The freemium business model takes yet another blow, this time across the pond in the UK. The country's self-policing ad standards body came out with a verdict that finds EA Games guilty of using misleading advertisements in trying to sell its now controversial Dungeon Keeper mobile game. Fortunately for EA, they might not have to pay any price.

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LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

LG G Watch easy to pry, Samsung Gear Live compact but complex

The first batch of Android Wear smartwatches isn't even out in the wild yet, and here we are seeing the first teardowns of the devices. Though it's not exactly the thorough iFixit treatment, it does give a bit of insight into the inner workings of these super small computers, particularly the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, as well as potentially how easy they are to break or fix.

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The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

The Witcher Battle Arena MOBA mobile game coming soon

Fans of the The Witcher games on PCs and consoles will either be filled with anticipation or dread. The popular action RPG franchise is coming to mobile devices soon, but, unsurprisingly, it won't be the same type of game you might have grown to love. The Witcher Battle Arena will indeed drop you in the middle of the game's world, but you'll be dishing it out in solo or team-based skirmishes, ala DotA or LoL.

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