Author Archives: Mark Raby


Sony’s MLB 12 The Show predicts AL All-Star win

Sony’s MLB 12 The Show predicts AL All-Star win

Sony has once again put the power of its "MLB The Show" franchise to the test and used a simulation of MLB 12 The Show to predict who the winner of tonight's All-Star game will be. The Sony exclusive title is considered the most sophisticated baseball simulation video game, even though hypothetical predictions of real-life games like this often do not come true.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. As we venture on into the seventh month of the year, a lot of stories made headlines today. So, to start things off, here's an interesting Apple update - iPad mini and iPhone 5 pre-production models appear in China. Although, Google might put the pressure on early - Nexus 7 might hit retail this Thursday. And let's look at Microsoft's news for good measure - Microsoft prepares to roll out new Windows-based cloud systems.

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Carriers hesitant toward text donations to Romney, Obama

Carriers hesitant toward text donations to Romney, Obama

If you were hoping that perhaps some day you would be able to send a donation to your favorite political candidate by sending a text message, there is some unfortunate news for you. It appears that, even though the Federal Election Commission approved this kind of mobile donation, getting major carriers to set up the technological side of things on their end is proving to be something of a lost battle. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others have all not enabled political donation texting.

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Nintendo 3DS, Wii U to have unified accounts

Nintendo 3DS, Wii U to have unified accounts

If you purchase a $20 eShop gift card for your 3DS, but then realize there's a downloadable product on the Wii U that you just have to have, there may be good news for you. According to Nintendo representative David Marshall, the company will have a unified account system for the 3DS and the Wii U, meaning users will be able to create one online account and use it for both systems.

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AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update live

AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update live

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket, powered by AT&T, received the Ice Cream Sandwich Android upgrade months ago. The only problem is it wasn't official. Hackers managed to sneak their way into the Samsung treasure trove and pilfer the software file, but now, the update is actually going live over Kies. The official update brings users to version 4.0.4, unlike the unofficial 4.0.3 update.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 9, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. We're all fully rested and recovered after a crazy mid-week holiday and ensuing weekend. But now that everyone's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, let's get down to business - AT&T 4G LTE hits 74 US markets in newest expansion. Mobile broadband not your speed? Then how about this - Fujitsu announces stylistic Q702 and Lifebook T902 laptops. And, if you think you're getting old, check this out - Study reveals space travel may slow aging process.

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Nokia ex-employees to revive Meego

Nokia ex-employees to revive Meego

So, what happens when a brand new smartphone operating system is fully built and ready for large-scale deployment but ends up being left for dead? If you ask a certain group of former Nokia employees, the answer is that you take it upon yourself to bring the OS back to life. That's exactly what Finnish startup Jolla is looking to do.

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LittleBigPlanet Karting beta goes live on Tuesday

LittleBigPlanet Karting beta goes live on Tuesday

Sony has announced that the online beta of Sackboy's newest adventure, LittleBigPlanet Karting, will be available on July 10. Only a select number of people who signed up through the online registration form will be tapped for the opportunity to give the game a free test run. The beta will be available through the end of the month.

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Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

Google asks Oracle for $4 million in legal fees

When you sue someone and you lose, it's a pretty big disappointment. All that time and money you invested in going after someone, with the hopes that you'd end up reaping some sort of reward, goes down the drain. But that's just the beginning. You also have to pay the person or company that you sued. And that's a problem if said company is Google.

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Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

Samsung Galaxy S III fire not caused by device

An independent investigation has determined that the recent case of a Samsung Galaxy S III phone seemingly randomly going up in flames, was caused by an "external energy source" and not because of anything with the Galaxy S III device itself. Of course Samsung still faces the backlash of the publicity caused by the incident, but can rest on its laurels of knowing it is not to blame.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale adds Hiehachi, Toro to roster

The newest playable characters announced for Sony's upcoming PS3 title PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have been announced. Classic PlayStation fighting guy Hiechi, and the distinguished white cat Toro will join their Sony partners in the free-for-all brawling game later this year. All-Stars Battle Royale is due out on the PS3 and the PlayStation Vita.

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