Archive for September, 2012

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

BlueStacks Android apps on PCs made simple with AMD AppZone Player

Another rather fabulous step towards total cross-platform compatibility has been made this week as the AMD AppZone Player is announced with full BlueStacks power under the hood. What you'll be doing here is working on your AMD-toting PC with an application called AMD AppZone Player - with this app you'll be able to play any and all AMD AppZone Android-based apps at your leisure. At the moment you'll not have direct access to the Google Play app store, but there's always a workaround.

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Google contacts gain open CardDAV for iPhone freedom

Google contacts gain open CardDAV for iPhone freedom

Today the folks in charge of the software universe at Google have let it be known that they're adding CardDAV to the list of open protocols for accessing data on mobile apps and devices. This means that your iPhone 5 is now able to sync with your Google contacts list the same way you're able to sync with Google Calendar and Gmail. Third parties galore - and not just on iOS - will be able to build their own Google contacts wielding apps in the very near future!

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LOOPER time travel gets real in SlashGear’s chat with Dr Edward Farhi

LOOPER time travel gets real in SlashGear’s chat with Dr Edward Farhi

It's almost time for the big drop of the new science fiction action time travel blockbuster LOOPER to hit theaters, so SlashGear took the opportunity to speak with none other than Dr. Edward Farhi of real-life time travel study fame. What we learn from Farhi, aka Director at the Center for Theoretical Physics at MIT, is that time travel into the future is indeed very possible - theoretically - but that backwards movement - like LOOPER suggests - just isn't in the cards.

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Steam for Linux beta kicks off in October

Steam for Linux beta kicks off in October

Well that was quick. We've only know that Valve is working on a version of Steam for Linux for a few months, but now it seems that the studio is ready to put that incoming version to the test. Valve will be putting Steam for Linux through and internal beta sometime next week, and then later on in October, it will invite a group of people to participate in a small private beta.

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Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

Samsung teases Galaxy Note II event for October 24

If you're ready for the "next big thing" from Samsung, you've already got it - that's what they said when the Galaxy S III was released - but now it's coming again. It's about to arrive in the form of the Galaxy Note II, announced quite recently formally for the USA on all the big carriers for release in early November, now there's an event that'll likely give us the final release information in tune with some hands-on time as well. This device is the next step after the Galaxy Note - the original handset model - and comes with a larger screen and a collection of new technology enhancements as well.

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Google turns 14 today, celebrates with cake doodle

Google turns 14 today, celebrates with cake doodle

If you've made your way to Google's homepage today, then you undoubtedly were greeted with a delicious-looking chocolate cake with 14 candles standing on top of it. Today is Google's 14th birthday. It's hard to believe that they've been around for that long, but the company has indeed made an insurmountable amount of progress since their inception.

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