Archive for January, 2013

Google reportedly submits antitrust settlement to the European Commission

Google reportedly submits antitrust settlement to the European Commission

The time has rolled around for Google to address the antitrust issues concerning the company with the European Commission, with the search engine giant providing its antitrust settlement proposal just before the January 31 deadline it was given. Sources said to be familiar with the situation have chimed into say that the proposal is a lot like what we saw in the FTC settlement.

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Google updates Play Music app for Android, adds new art and more

Google updates Play Music app for Android, adds new art and more

Android users running a relatively recent version of the mobile OS will recognize the gold headphones immediately - it's Android's music app that comes pre-installed on mobile devices. An update for the app has just been rolled out, taking it to version 4.5.9 and adding a handful of new features, among them being new default album art and a bug fix for the freezing issue experienced by Galaxy S III owners.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. After dropping a new teaser trailer today, it looks like Sony is gearing up to announce the next PlayStation on February 20, 2013, so mark your calendars. Google Glass made a stop by the FCC today, and Temple Run 2 achieved the title of "fastest growing mobile game" 22 days sooner than the previous record-holder. The Windows 8 upgrade discount officially ends today, and the latest figures from IDC peg Samsung and ASUS will quickly-growing tablet sales.

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Google Science Fair 2013 launches, seeks world changers

Google Science Fair 2013 launches, seeks world changers

Google has announced its Google Science Fair 2013, the third one it has held. The event is in partnership with some big names, including National Geographic, Scientific America, and LEGO Group. The science fair aims to find the next batch of world-changing individuals and their ideas, citing past world changers like Ada Lovelace and Alexander Graham Bell. It is open to participants ages 13 to 18.

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Eurora supercomputer cuts back on CO2 emissions with help of NVIDIA GPUs

Eurora supercomputer cuts back on CO2 emissions with help of NVIDIA GPUs

The world obviously needs its supercomputers, but with a growing energy crisis, efficiency is becoming a big priority. The problem is that supercomputers require a lot of power, but that's an issue Eurotech and NVIDIA are trying to solve in the new Eurora computer. Not only is this beast powerful, but NVIDIA has announced that it's also breaking efficiency records for supercomputers.

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PlayStation 4 announcement tipped for February 20 in Sony teaser

PlayStation 4 announcement tipped for February 20 in Sony teaser

Rumors of the next console generation are hitting left and right as we head deeper into 2013, and today Sony may have just given us a date for the reveal of its next console. The company has released a new teaser trailer of sorts on the PlayStation Blog, and it suggests that the next PlayStation will be announced on February 20. That's less than a month away, so the PlayStation 4 may be closer than some think.

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Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

Twitter silent on details surrounding today’s outage

If you're one of the world's millions of Twitter users, then there's at least some chance that you were experiencing outages earlier today. Twitter first started reporting that some users may be having issues accessing the site this morning, but it seems that those issues have since been resolved. This problem doesn't seem like it was a massive outage, but then again, the details Twitter gives about the issues are pretty general, so it's difficult to know what was going on behind the scenes.

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BlackBerry 10 tablet: three insane steps for success

BlackBerry 10 tablet: three insane steps for success

The BlackBerry PlayBook as it was released back in April of 2011 was a mess, but the first BlackBerry 10 tablet certainly doesn't have to be. Have a look back at our original BlackBerry PlayBook Review and you'll find that right out of the gate the machine was far too "rough around the edges" to be a real competitor with the likes of the iPad or even the first big Android release with the Motorola XOOM. The direction the company is going with BlackBerry 10 presents a unique opportunity to take the tablet market by storm by hitting several specific arenas at once.

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