Archive for Oct 31, 2012

Kickstarter officially launches in the UK

Kickstarter officially launches in the UK

We haven't heard much from the folks at Kickstarter over the last month. In fact, the last time Kickstarter mentioned its coming UK launch on its official blog was back on October 10. On that day, Kickstarter announced that it would be launching in the UK on October 31.

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D-Link launches new Pocket Cloud companion cloud router

D-Link launches new Pocket Cloud companion cloud router

D-Link has announced the official launch of its Pocket Cloud Router DIR-506L aimed at people who are highly mobile. The router is the latest addition to the Cloud Router family of products providing an easy way to share digital content, and an Internet connection on the go. The slim Pocket Cloud Router is designed to fit into a small handbag or jacket pocket.

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Mopar and SRT debut custom Dodge Challenger at Sema

Mopar and SRT debut custom Dodge Challenger at Sema

Mopar and SRT have unveiled a very cool customized 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 at SEMA. The car was customized for comedian Jeff Dunham and looks like a muscle car straight out of the 60s. The car was dubbed Project UltraViolet and is far from stock.

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Microsoft transforms a country for Halo 4 launch

Microsoft transforms a country for Halo 4 launch

Microsoft has transformed the Principality of Liechtenstein for the launch of Halo 4. Microsoft tells the transformation is the world's first and says is the only brand to ever transform the country by taking over some of its most iconic landmarks. Among the landmarks that Microsoft took over include a 13th-century castle and a working mine.

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OWC unveils Mercury Aura Pro SSD for 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro

OWC unveils Mercury Aura Pro SSD for 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro

Other World Computing has announced the first SSD drive for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, which Apple recently unveiled. The Aura Pro is a 480GB high-performance solid state drive for those brave enough to crack open their MacBook and do a bit of tinkering. Additional capacities will be announced next month.

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Apple delays turn-by-turn navigation in Australia

Apple delays turn-by-turn navigation in Australia

Apple Maps isn't exactly known for its quality, having garnered so many user complaints that Apple CEO Tim Cook offered a written apology. Now it seems the lagging service has developed another limp, with Apple electing to delay turn-by-turn navigation for Australian users. Originally, the country was set to get the feature this month.

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Analogix unveils SlimPort Nexus 4 accessories

Analogix unveils SlimPort Nexus 4 accessories

Analogix has unveiled a new line of SlimPort accessories for Google's Nexus 4 smartphone. With a SlimPort, you can connect your Nexus 4 to an external display, such as an HDTV or monitor, via its micro USB port. The best part? It will simultaneously charge your phone, meaning that you won't have to deal with the limitations of battery life.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy Premier I9260 Android smartphone

Samsung unveils Galaxy Premier I9260 Android smartphone

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Premier I9260 smartphone has been appearing all over the Internet lately, with images cropping up showing off a Galaxy S III-like design and hinting at soon-to-be-announced availability. As it were, that time has come, with Samsung officially announcing the LTE handset, and the Ukraine being one of the first places it will land. The device is slated for release next month.

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ARM announces energy-efficient 64-bit Cortex-A50 processors

ARM announces energy-efficient 64-bit Cortex-A50 processors

ARM has announced its new Cortex A-50 Series, a line of energy-efficient 64-bit processors. According to the press release, the Cortex A-50 Series is the world's most energy efficient 64-bit processors "set to drive the next era in mobile and enterprise." The series is comprised of two processors: the A57 and the A53.

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United, Delta and OpenTable receive warning over inaccessible privacy policies

United, Delta and OpenTable receive warning over inaccessible privacy policies

The state of California has warned OpenTable, United Continental, and Delta Air Lines over their inaccessible privacy policies for mobile users, according to a source familiar with the issue. Reportedly, the companies were notified via a letter from the California Attorney General that they have 30 days to make their privacy policies "readily accessible." The source declined being named because the happenings aren't public.

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Hurricane Sandy takes down 25% of cell towers in 10 states

Hurricane Sandy takes down 25% of cell towers in 10 states

Telecom companies have reported that 25% of cell towers have been knocked out in 10 states in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In addition, 25% of cable services have also been lost in those states, although landline outages are reported to be "far fewer." Emergency calls are currently being rerouted to different call centers, according to the FCC.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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