Archive for April, 2012

Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support

Super Smash Bros on Wii U will use 3DS support

Nintendo feels the most logical way to expand the Super Smash Bros franchise is to have 3DS integration. The company confirmed at last year's E3 conference in June that a new Super Smash Bros title was in development for its upcoming console, the Wii U. But president Satoru Iwata admitted it was only just in the beginning stages of development. As such, there have been virtually no details about the title.

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Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch

Microsoft fixes Hotmail password glitch

Microsoft has quashed a glaring bug in its Web-based Hotmail email software that allowed Firefox users to easily reset the password another user's Hotmail account, effectively locking them out of access to their own email. Luckily, it seems like it was a pretty simple fix because it went from being discovered to being patched in just one day. The company went public with the discovery late last week.

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Maingear customizable Ivy Bridge towers revealed

Maingear customizable Ivy Bridge towers revealed

There are several brand new Maingear desktop computers coming your way, each of them with the new 3rd Generation Intel Core processor line inside, Extreme Edition on-board. This lineup includes three new models, one of them the redesigned F131 chassis with the Ivy Bridge inside, another the Potenza chassis with Maingear's venerated VRTX (Vertical Exhaust) Cooling Technology. Check out the simplicity of these beasts and dive in.

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Choose Your Own Adventure books coming to iPad

Choose Your Own Adventure books coming to iPad

With the explosion of e-books lately, there is increasing dialogue about the emergence of books that users can interact with. There's an entire new class of digital books that contain links to websites, have embedded videos and dynamic content, and all sorts of other things that take advantage of the fact that these books are being presented on a digital device.

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PlayStation partners with Major League Gaming

PlayStation partners with Major League Gaming

Sony's PlayStation division will be partnering with the leader in competitive gaming for a new round of video game battling platform known as the MLG Spring Fighting Arena. Claiming that there are "thousands of dollars on the line," Sony said the PS3 will be the official console used in the new Major League Gaming battle royales. The games that will be included are Mortal Kombat and SoulCalibur V.

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Google Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich delays explained

Google Nexus Ice Cream Sandwich delays explained

Google has responded to the criticism that it took too long to roll out stable updates to its Nexus devices, the ones that should always get the first and most reliable versions of any Android upgrades. It's one of the benefits of owning a Nexus phone. That most certainly was not the case with Ice Cream Sandwich, unfortunately. With Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, there was a very different story.

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Why Nintendo Should Sell (And Why Sony Should Buy It)

Why Nintendo Should Sell (And Why Sony Should Buy It)

I know I’ve been a little tough on Nintendo lately, saying recently that the company should ditch plans for hardware and start licensing its software, and explaining why I believe it won’t be able to chart the gaming industry’s future. And although many Nintendo fans didn’t like it, I’m a firm believer that the company’s recently announced fiscal year losses seem to prove my point.

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Google releases full FCC Street View report

Google releases full FCC Street View report

Google has decided to voluntarily release the results of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) probe into its Street View privacy probe. The governmental organization looked into allegations that the search giant was collecting data from millions of households throughout the country, specifically information about wireless networks. The FCC concluded that what Google did was wrong but not illegal.

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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 28, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: April 28, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Let's hope you're having a great weekend, but if you want to catch up on the tech news you missed this week, you've come to the right place.  One of the biggest stories this week isn't that happy, and it's about Nintendo. It just posted its first annual loss. Apple also made its quarterly earnings call - Apple Q1 earnings top entire history. And we also have some sobering news for American ingenuity – Kodak continues downward spiral, posts $366 million loss.

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Kinect Joy Ride sequel won’t require Kinect

Kinect Joy Ride sequel won’t require Kinect

There will be a sequel to the Kinect launch title Kinect Joy Ride, but get this - it won't be a Kinect game. Perhaps Microsoft realized that gamers don't really want to play a racing game where you can't press a button to accelerate or brake, and you have no precise control over how you turn or move. But apparently they did like the look and style of Kinect Joy Ride nevertheless. This is a curious story, for sure.

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