Archive for Nov 30, 2012

ASUS Nexus 7 docking station to arrive in December

ASUS Nexus 7 docking station to arrive in December

Sometime early next month, ASUS will be launching a docking station for the Nexus 7. The device is the first of its kind, and is priced at 3,480 Yen, which is about $40USD. The pictures show the Nexus 7 being docked in landscape mode, with an audio port and micro USB port on the back of the unit.

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Zynga loses Facebook’s favor, shares drop 7%

Zynga loses Facebook’s favor, shares drop 7%

Zynga and Facebook aren't the bosom buddies they used to be, and as a result, Zynga's shares are down 7-percent. This comes after a regulatory filing revealed the contract between the two companies has loosened their ties quite a bit. Among other things, Facebook will be able to start producing its own games for the social network next year, something it previously was not able to.

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ASUS Qube arrives at the FCC, offers Google TV

ASUS Qube arrives at the FCC, offers Google TV

It looks like ASUS is getting into the Google TV market with the ASUS Qube, which has popped up over at the FCC. The Qube with be a dongle that can be plugged into a device via USB to offer Google TV functionality. While details are sparse at the moment, some Google Play apps hint at how the Qube will work.

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Windows Phone Store and Dev Center expanded, updated

Windows Phone Store and Dev Center expanded, updated

Microsoft has updated the Windows Phone Store and Dev Center, which includes an expansion of the Store's market and the addition of ratings requirements for games in Russia and Taiwan. This represents the latest in a string of updates that the company has regularly pushed out to both services, and, according to Microsoft, are designed to provide enhancements, among other things.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 30, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening everyone! Not only is this the beginning of the weekend, but it's also the last day of November. Tomorrow December begins, and the holiday rush will soon be in full swing. How about we all prepare with a recap of the news from the final day of the month? Today Verizon announced that it will soon be sending out Jelly Bean updates to the Motorola DROID RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD, so if you own one of those phones, be on the lookout for an update next week. Apple launched its new iMac today, and we learned that the company will be bringing the iPad Mini to China on December 6, with the iPhone 5 to follow a week after.

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HTC One VX slated for AT&T in December

HTC One VX slated for AT&T in December

We reported earlier this month that the HTC One VX handset was scheduled for release on November 16. That day came and went, however, with the One VX nowhere in sight and no word on when it would be available. That's all changed, however, with an AT&T spokesperson confirming that the handset is set to arrive on December 7.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review

With the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 comes the most well-rounded Amazon content delivery system you've ever held in two hands - but that's all it is. This device is being sold as exactly the device it was meant to be: the Amazon Vending Machine HD 8.9, and it takes its job seriously. If you could never bring yourself to pick up an iPad and the Apple-bound content environment that is iTunes, nor could you purchase a Nexus 7 or 10 as connected to Google Play, Amazon might be the third heat you were looking for.

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Ouya dev console shipping on December 28

Ouya dev console shipping on December 28

The Ouya game console already has the distinction of being one of the most highly-funded Kickstarter projects of all time, and it aims to become an innovative gaming machine that will change the way people think about gaming consoles. It's still up in the air whether the latter is true, but we'll find out starting next month, with Ouya dev consoles shipping on December 28.

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Sony files patent for hybrid DualShock/Move controller

Sony files patent for hybrid DualShock/Move controller

Heads up, PlayStation fans. Sony filed an interesting patent last year and it has just been made public today. The patent is for a hybrid DualShock/Move gaming controller, meaning that you could use it as a normal controller just like any of Sony's other DualShock devices, or you could split it apart to make two Move controllers.

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comScore: Samsung and Apple syphon mobile market

comScore: Samsung and Apple syphon mobile market

There's no arguing that the mobile market is here for the duration and that it's Android and Apple's iOS that are dominating the field - this three-month-average comScore report shows that much clearly. What's not quite as clear is how two major manufacturers - Apple and Samsung - are swallowing up the market while LG, Motorola, and HTC (the other top three manufacturers in the market today) are dropping down. Oddly enough, it's not more than a point difference between months that've changed this month other than Apple - they being the only manufacturer to gain more than a single point of the % of mobile subscribers.

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Facebook rolls out Photo Sync to easily share photos over the web

Facebook rolls out Photo Sync to easily share photos over the web

A couple weeks ago, Facebook began rolling out a new feature on iOS called Photo Sync for a select number of users. It essentially is a service that automatically uploads photos that you take on your phone to a private web album. From there, you can select what photos you want to share with friends and family quickly and easily. Facebook is announcing that the feature will be rolling out to everyone.

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Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

Apple rolling out variable-cost iTunes gift cards in retail stores

It looks like Apple is expanding its iTunes gift card offerings to allow more flexibility when it comes to the amount of the gift cards themselves. The cards can be loaded with any amount between $15 and $500, and since Apple has only been offering a few options when it comes to denominations, this is only the method to apply a custom amount to an iTunes gift card.

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