Archive for August, 2012

Xbox games revealed for Windows 8 PCs for continued cross-platform action

Xbox games revealed for Windows 8 PCs for continued cross-platform action

Microsoft is taking the next step towards full cross-brand integration with a giant set of Xbox game titles being announced for Windows 8. With this set of games coming to the Windows 8 desktop platform, Microsoft's top-selling Xbox brand expands to a whole new level - beyond even the first wave in Windows Phone 8 and glimpses of game cross-overs in Windows 7. The full list of games that Windows 8 will be working with right out of the gate will also integrate a list of high-powered developers that in come cases have been chomping at the bit to work with the desktop universe - this is it!

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Jabra Solemate hands-on

Jabra Solemate hands-on

There's a new mobile wireless speaker in town and it goes by the name Jabra Solemate - and it looks like a really strange shoe. This device is indeed as the manufacturer describes - about the size and weight of a water bottle - and is able to play wirelessly (with Bluetooth), with a standard 3.5mm audio cord, or with a USB cable. This device has an integrated subwoofer and dual tweeters to keep you banging even in the most mobile-minded of places.

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E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

E-Ink concept double-display smartphone hands-on

Big-screen smartphones may be the fashion, but how about two sizable screens on your next handset with negligible battery impact. SlashGear caught up with E Ink at IFA today to check out the company's latest prototypes, intended to spur some imagination among potential hardware partners. The mockups have a working e-paper screen filling the back, and a (non-functioning) LCD up front, offering two ways of displaying content simultaneously. And, while these might be concept devices right now, E Ink confirmed to us that there's at least one vendor looking at using the idea. Read on for a video demo.

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UK Boy finds rare whale vomit

UK Boy finds rare whale vomit

See that goodly sized rock that the boy in the photograph below is holding? Yeah, it's not actually a rock. What the boy is holding is a gigantic chunk of whale vomit. Disgusting is it not? I can only imagine the boy's mother standing behind the photographer with a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready.

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Nokia Lumia 920 PureView and Lumia 820 WP8 phones reportedly leak

Nokia Lumia 920 PureView and Lumia 820 WP8 phones reportedly leak

What's purportedly Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 smartphone line-up, the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, has leaked, showing slick unibody devices running Microsoft's refreshed OS. The two apparent press images were shared by evleaks (2), along with some basic specs, and it's the Lumia 920 that we're most excited about: it will apparently be the first Nokia Windows Phone to bear PureView branding.

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Revised market forecast chops $1B from Facebook revenue in 2012

Revised market forecast chops $1B from Facebook revenue in 2012

Things haven't exactly gone swimmingly for Facebook post IPO. The company has seen the value of its stock decline, and according to a new revised forecast published by the market research firm eMarketer; Facebook is going to make a lot less money this year than previously expected. The market research firm has slashed $1 billion from the 2012 Facebook revenue forecast.

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Nordic viewers can get HBO Go with no TV subscription

Nordic viewers can get HBO Go with no TV subscription

I think that a bunch of people here in the United States and in other countries that would gladly cancel the cable subscription if they could get HBO Go programming as a separate subscription. However, in the US and everywhere else HBO only allows access to its online streaming HBO Go service if you have a qualifying cable subscription. HBO is reportedly set to change that for some viewers.

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Huawei Ascend G600 smartphone launches

Huawei Ascend G600 smartphone launches

Huawei has announced the launch of its latest Android smartphone called the Ascend G600. The smartphone runs Android 4.0 and has an eight-megapixel auto focusing rear camera. The phone also features a pair of speakers with DTS surround sound to provide high-quality audio on the go. Huawei promises that the new smartphone will provide more visual clarity, more speed, and more power for smartphone users.

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