Archive for April, 2012

Solidoodle 3D printer is just $500

Solidoodle 3D printer is just $500

It’s hard not to be amazed by the advancements that have come to the niche 3D printing market in the last year or so. But until now, even if you were fascinated by the subject, chances are you don't have enough money to buy one. It was incredible when MakerBot created a $2,000 3D printer, a drastically cheaper option than other printers out there, but that's still a good chunk of change.

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Portal 2 ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ DLC trailer goes out

Portal 2 ‘Perpetual Testing Initiative’ DLC trailer goes out

If you're starting to get bored of Portal 2, just wait until May 8, when the ambitious new piece of downloadable content, called Perpetual Testing Initiative, is released. The DLC will give players one of the most appealing additions to the Portal franchise to date - the ability to create custom levels. That's right; you can finally make your own Portal masterpieces.

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Blackberry Foursquare app gets NFC support

Blackberry Foursquare app gets NFC support

Here's something we don't get to say very often - the Blackberry version of a popular social app is trailblazing the way for new technology. Yes, the Foursquare app on Research in Motion's dying smartphone platform has just been updated, bringing with it support for a whole portfolio of Near Field Communication (NFC) features. This widely expands NFC Foursquare functionality, which is currently only available to Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones.

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PlayStation Vita attracting only 30% of PS3 owners: survey

PlayStation Vita attracting only 30% of PS3 owners: survey

Out of an audience that you might expect to be just about the most captive audience you could imagine, only 30% are flocking to Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld. That audience is the world of PS3 owners. And not just any PS3 owners, but some of the most ardent PlayStation fans on the market. It isn't great news for Sony, but there is still much room to grow. Will it be able to, though? That's the question.

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TGI Friday’s embraces mobile payments

TGI Friday’s embraces mobile payments

The next time you're out enjoying some wings and an over-priced hamburger, don't worry about opening up your wallet. You'll be able to pay your bill with your iPhone or Android phone. That is, if you're lucky enough to be at one of the 350 TGI Friday's locations that offers the new mobile payment technology. The special app for the restaurant is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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Galaxy S III fake appears in the wild

Galaxy S III fake appears in the wild

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S III rumors have ramped up considerably, now that we're literally less than a couple weeks away from the release of this device, the fakes have been piling up as fast as the real leaks. There's not a whole lot of difference between the "real" leaks and the "fakes," but there's fabulous examples of both right here, Samsung for everyone. Have a peek at this newest creation we've received in the mail just today from an anonymous donor.

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Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

Mass Effect 3 multiplayer challenges finally approved for PS3

After months of injustice, the same online multiplayer challenges that Mass Effect 3 players on the Xbox 360 and PC have been taking for granted are now confirmed for the PS3. BioWare recently confirmed that it was because of Sony, not BioWare, that these online challenges were not being offered through the PlayStation Network. Sony responded to say it was looking into figuring out a solution.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to the end of the work week, the last full week of April. So what kind of news are we rounding out the week with? For starters, Mac App Store hits 10,000 apps: here's the best. Moving on, in the world of mobile there is a new update in the world of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Verizon roadmap leak reveals ICS updates in May. And we also have some sobering news for American ingenuity - Kodak continues downward spiral, posts $366 million loss.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 confirmed by Target, coming November 13

Today we have some excellent news for all the die-hard gamers or Call of Duty fans. We obviously knew that November was a likely release date since most other titles have followed a similar time-frame, but today it's been confirmed premature. Thanks to the folks at Target and IGN we can confirm the next Call of Duty will in fact be called Black Ops 2, and pre-orders start May 2nd.

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Apple Ireland political visit applauds Euro expansion

Apple Ireland political visit applauds Euro expansion

This week Apple's plant in Hollyhill in Cork, Ireland, has received a rare visit from the country's Taoiseach Mr. Enda Kenny. This visit represents a bid of confidence in the workers in the area to use Apple to bolster their economy both in the immediate area and across Europe. Apple this month announced that they'd be adding another 500 roles across Europe to the 2,800 people working at the Hollyhill facility, Apple's very first plant opened outside the USA several years ago.

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