Archive for Nov 28, 2012

Deezer App Studio challenges Spotify for developers’ hearts

Deezer App Studio challenges Spotify for developers’ hearts

Spotify-rivaling streaming music service Deezer is ramping up its assault on its better-known rival, launching an apps platform to promote software and services that hook into its new music APIs. Deezer App Studio consists of a double-whammy of developer APIs to inject Deezer functionality into third-party apps as well as put their own app services inside of Deezer, and an App Center for downloading new titles for desktop, web, and mobile.

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Skullcandy unveils PLYR2 wireless gaming headset

Skullcandy unveils PLYR2 wireless gaming headset

Skullcandy has announced the launch of its latest gaming headset, the PLYR2. This device is wireless, and compatible with whatever your gaming preference is: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or computer/mobile. This is one of the two units in Skullcandy's newly launched series of gaming headsets, the second of which will be available next year.

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YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt provides Windows Phone 8 app exclusively on Nokia devices

YouSendIt, a cloud-based collaboration platform, has announced the launch of its Windows Phone 8 app, which is presently available exclusively on Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920 handsets. With the YouSendIt app, Nokia users can perform a variety of cloud collaboration actions from their phone. As a bonus, the app supports NFC, allowing users to share files with a quick gadget-tap.

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“Destiny” video game concept art and details leaked

“Destiny” video game concept art and details leaked

Bungie's Destiny video game has been leaked all over IGN by a reader who sent the gaming website a host of images and details. Bungie has confirmed that the leaks provided to IGN are valid, having come from an advertising agency. The company then followed up with an official image on its website, and a promise that there's "much more to come."

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Penumbral lunar eclipse scheduled for 6AM PST tomorrow

Penumbral lunar eclipse scheduled for 6AM PST tomorrow

Tomorrow at about 6AM Pacific time, if you're not unlucky enough to have an overcast sky, you'll be able to observe a penumbral lunar eclipse. This happens when the Earth moves between the moon and sun, and the moon ends up under Earth's penumbra. According to NASA, the eclipse will be at its greatest around 6:33am, and will be visible until around 7am.

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Razer’s Orochi gaming mouse gets laser and battery life boost

Razer’s Orochi gaming mouse gets laser and battery life boost

Razer has updated its Orochi gaming mouse with a new, more powerful sensor that provides better accuracy, as well as offering about double the battery life of its predecessor. You can grab the device now for the gamer on your gift list and get it in time for Christmas. The device is priced at $69.99 for those in the US, and €69.99 for those on the other side of the pond.

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Google bug grants access to revoked Analytics and Webmaster Tools users

Google bug grants access to revoked Analytics and Webmaster Tools users

A fairly problematic bug is affecting Google accounts, granting revoked users access to the Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics they originally had access to. For example, a business that fired an employee and revoked his or her access rights may find itself in the uncomfortable position of that embittered ex-employee regaining access to the tools. As you'd expect, angry tweets and forum posts are lighting up the Internet.

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Chevrolet Sonic and Siri integration hands-on

Chevrolet Sonic and Siri integration hands-on

Chevrolet's 2013 Sonic is a spritely little city car, and as of the new year it will have a perky digital personal assistant in the shape of Apple's Siri. Targeted at cash-strapped but mobile-obsessed college leavers and first-car owners, the 2013 Sonic is the first in Chevrolet's line-up to feature the MyLink Siri integration, though it won't be the last. We caught up with Chevy ahead of the new Sonic's infotationment system making its debut at the LA Auto Show to see how iPhone and automobile play together.

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Facebook gets the banhammer in Tajikistan

Facebook gets the banhammer in Tajikistan

Social media, while home to endless cat pictures and game updates, is an excellent medium for voicing social discontent and advocating against authority, whatever that authority may be. Such is the case in politics, where citizens voice their opinion on social media networks to reach a larger audience. Now Facebook has received the proverbial banhammer in Tajikistan, which has blocked access to the website due to "mud and slander."

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