Archive for November, 2012

Humble THQ Bundle includes Company of Heroes, Metro 2033 and more

Humble THQ Bundle includes Company of Heroes, Metro 2033 and more

If you know anything about the Humble Bundle, it's that you can get a bundle of great games for whatever you want to pay for them. It's arguably one of the best business models there is, and taking a donations approach instead of a fixed price opens the gates for greater revenue. THQ is one game studio that needs revenue, so they've decided to throw together a Humble Bundle of their own.

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iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

iTunes 11 launches with complete UI redesign and iCloud abundance

Today a brand new iTunes app and digital content store is about to launch with a completely redesigned set of aesthetics and user interface elements. The new iTunes app works with a brand new "edge-to-edge" design with no less than custom designs for each of the content bits in your library - TV shows to music albums to movies and back again. Personalized recommendations have been updated and boosted as you enter the iTunes Store as well - and that's only the beginning.

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T-Mobile iPhone “speculation is heightening” according to Merrill Lynch

T-Mobile iPhone “speculation is heightening” according to Merrill Lynch

This week the folks at Merrill Lynch - specifically analyst Scott Craig - have suggested that the iPhone may finally be on its way to official carrier support from T-Mobile. This suggestion comes in the form of a note written by Craig that said "speculation is heightening" that Deutsche Telecom (owners of T-Mobile) will announce a deal at next week's analyst's day - that being 12/6 and 12/7 of 2012. Now we must sit back, wait, and dig our fingernails into our kneecaps in anticipation of a brand new HSPA+ iPhone 5.

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Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Microsoft Surface Pro arriving in January starting at $899

Ever since the Surface tablet was released from Microsoft, we've only been more and more curious about their upcoming Pro version. Finally, the Redmond-based company has released details about the upcoming tablet for power users, including pricing and availability. Starting in January, you'll be able to grab a Surface Pro starting at $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB variant.

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Barnes and Noble Q2 earnings show digital content grind

Barnes and Noble Q2 earnings show digital content grind

This week Barnes & Noble has made the call on their financial second quarter, citing increased spending on their Nook division to keep pace with Amazon.com and Apple. The company made it clear that as the Nook accounts for 8.5 percent of their total revenue, it wasn't going away any time soon - meanwhile same-store in-store book sales dropped over Black Friday weekend - imagine that! Barnes & Noble also reported that quarterly sales of its high-margin digital periodicals and books went up significantly.

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HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

HTC HD2 gains Windows Phone 8 port

It's time again to call forth the beast from the pits of hacker heaven, that being the legendary HTC HD2, originally running Windows Mobile 6.5 back in 2009, here now with Windows Phone 8. This device has been a bit of a golden egg for hackers over the past few years, with the challenge being to get the newest and most fabulous mobile operating system running on it. Now it seems that even Windows Phone 8, a mobile operating system that has hardware requirements built-in, is no longer safe!

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