Archive for July, 2012

T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q hands-on and unboxing

T-Mobile myTouch and myTouch Q hands-on and unboxing

This week we've got our hands on the newest set of myTouch phones from T-Mobile, both of them having essentially the same specifications and being made by Huawei. While there are some LG devices out there that have essentially the same names as these two devices, rest assured: these are made by Huawei and will be popping up at T-Mobile very, very soon. Now that we're clear on that, let's have at it: both devices work with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread with Huawei's own unique user interface, both have a 4-inch display at 480 x 800 pixel resolution, and both work with 5 megapixel cameras on the back.

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Sony LittleBigPlanet Karting t-shirt contest announced

Sony LittleBigPlanet Karting t-shirt contest announced

Sony sure is looking for a lot of attention for its newets Sackboy-featured PS3 game, LittleBigPlanet Karting. But it doesn't want to do its own creative production. The company is holding a contest where users are asked to design a t-shirt for the upcoming PAX Prime event in Seattle. Whoever comes up with the best design wins a PlayStation Vita with 3G, and copies of LBP Karting for both the PS3 and Vita.

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Original Final Fantasy now available on Android

Original Final Fantasy now available on Android

The game that made Squaresoft (remember back when it was called Squaresoft?) a famous name with gamers is getting a new re-release today. The first Final Fantasy has arrived on the Google Play Store, giving players young and old the perfect opportunity to travel into the past and see where it all began. The game itself is compatible with Android 2.1 and up, so this will work on a pretty wide range of Android devices, and it even comes with a fresh coat of paint too.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone. We've all made it through another work week and now it's time to kick back, relax, and check out the tech stories that made headlines today. So we'll start with this - Apple's OS X Mountain Lion racks up over 2 million downloads in 48 hours. And the next big story comes from Google - Project Glass details and Google+ hangout coming Monay. And if you're in the mood for some good news for smartphone shoppers, how about this? Best Buy lowers iPhone 4 price to $50 on contract.

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Zynga hit with investigation over questionable stock sell-off

Zynga hit with investigation over questionable stock sell-off

Things just went from bad to worse for some of the folks at Zynga. Earlier this week the company delivered a less-than-stellar quarterly financial report, and now Ars Technica is reporting that some executives and shareholders are under investigation for dumping over $500 million in stock before the bad news hit and Zynga's stock price took a dive. In other words, a few Zynga higher-ups could be in a whole lot of trouble.

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London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies highlights videos go live

London 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies highlights videos go live

If you somehow missed the best bits of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies in London, NBC and several friends have begun releasing some rather tiny shreds of video for you to watch over and over and over again right here and now. It all starts with one of the strangest shorts you're ever going to see: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second greeting none other than the most recent James Bond: actor Daniel Craig. Then it's immediately back to the business of massive rings of fire, bell players, and Rocket Men - with of course a dash of tradition thrown in here and there as well.

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Google Glass tech’s dark side blasted in science fiction short

Google Glass tech’s dark side blasted in science fiction short

Google Glass is definitely something to get excited about, but do we want a world where everything is constantly connected through devices like it? A few years ago the notion would have seemed absurd, but now a future where everyone uses devices like Google Glass is certainly a possibility. A new short film named Sight by Daniel Lazo and Eran May-raz examines such a future, and even though there are some exciting possibilities, there are also some pretty terrifying ones.

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Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on

Garnet Red Samsung Galaxy S III Hands-on

This week we've gotten our hands on the rarest of the Samsung Galaxy S III models in the wild, that being the AT&T Garnet Red. The differences between this device and the white or blue versions of the device carried by AT&T are few and far between, with the red front, back, and home button shining uniquely in the palm of your hand. What you've got here is a sort of pattern extremely similar to what we've seen with the blue version of the device, just Garnet Red in this case. This device has a 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, and AT&T 4G LTE connectivity in select locations across the USA.

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Facebook stock hits new low as Zuckerberg loses billions

Facebook stock hits new low as Zuckerberg loses billions

Facebook may have delivered a decent quarterly financial report yesterday, but that apparently did little to quell investor concerns about the company, which only went public earlier this year. Facebook's stock took another tumble today, falling $3.03 to $23.81. That 11.3% decrease in stock price led to Facebook's stock hitting a new all-time low, and it doesn't seem like the stock is going to recover anytime soon.

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