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T-Mobile says 77% of consumers want a large-screen phone

T-Mobile says 77% of consumers want a large-screen phone

Whether or not you think it's cool, one thing that Samsung's Galaxy Note phone has sparked is discussion about "how big is too big" when it comes to smartphones. The Galaxy Note measures in at a whopping 5.3 inches, while the most popular Android tablet is just a bit bigger at 7 inches. Do consumers want this phone-tablet fusion? T-Mobile says yes.

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TiVo acquires TV analytics firm TRA

TiVo acquires TV analytics firm TRA

In its ever-growing bid to remain relevant in an industry dominated by integrated devices and the death of independent set-top boxes, TiVo has purchased a company called TRA for some $20 million. TRA specializes in making business sense out of customer TV viewing habits, and TiVo thinks it can use that data to keep itself profitable.

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Sony’s GT Academy top 16 drivers announced

Sony’s GT Academy top 16 drivers announced

Sony is making the dreams of 16 racing game fans come true by putting them behind the wheels of real-life professional racing cars. Players from all walks of life came together to compete in rigorous Gran Turismo battles, and now the best of the best are about to experience a pretty awesome prize.

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Sony super-slim PS3 pictures leak

Sony super-slim PS3 pictures leak

If you didn't believe that a new, even slimmer version of the PS3 was on the way, maybe these new pictures will do the trick. The folks over at Technoblog managed to get hold of a set of pictures that claim to be a brand new version of the PS3, with a sleeker design than ever before. Among the details believed to be true are that it will have Bluetooth and 802.11b/g.

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Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

Ratchet & Clank Collection shipping August 28

The 1080p remaster of the classic games that put Insomniac Games on the map will be available on the PS3 on August 28. The collection will include all three Ratchet & Clank games from the PS2, available in full 1080p HD support, or 720p 3D support for those with the equipment to take their game to the next dimension. In addition to a complete remastering of the graphics, the games have added trophy support. And, where applicable, online multiplayer has been recreated to function with the Playstation Network.

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Pokemon cards seized in counterfeit card sting

Pokemon cards seized in counterfeit card sting

More than $200,000 worth of Pokemon trading cards were destroyed. On purpose. By government officials. At least, that's what they would have been worth if they were real. Some may think that the US Customs and Border Protection agency has better things to do with its time than crack down on people selling fake Pokemon cards, but genuine collectors out there surely appreciate this.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Jak, Cole McGrath

The big brawl that will pit all your favorite Sony characters together in a crazy, no-holds-barred party just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Jak from Jak & Daxter and Cole McGrath from Infamous are the latest additions to the cast, as announced at Comic-Con. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

New Mars rover mission aims for 2018

A large NASA mission is about to come to a head when the organization's large rover lands on the big red planet just a few weeks from now. But now, scientists are already talking about what the next mission might be that brings an Earth craft to Mars. NASA is hoping that might happen in as few as six years, with 2018 to 2020 as the projected target.

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