Archive for January, 2013

Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney shuts down Junction Point after Epic Mickey 2 sales fall short

Disney fans have quite a bit to look forward to, but it doesn't seem that a new game from Junction Point will be one of them. Disney shut down the Epic Mickey developer today, after sales of Epic Mickey 2 ultimately disappointed. At one point in the day, rumors claiming the game only sold 270,000 copies were making the rounds, but Joystiq has confirmed that Epic Mickey 2 sold 529,000 copies between its November 18th release date and the end of the year.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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NASA to launch Wallops Mission rocket this evening, live streaming now

NASA to launch Wallops Mission rocket this evening, live streaming now

Space enthusiasts on the east coast, keep an eye to the sky. NASA will be launching their Wallops Mission rocket sometime between now and 6:50pm EST. The Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket will release two lithium vapor trails colored red that will be visible to some in the Mid-Atlantic area. The mission is taking place from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility located in Virginia.

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Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest shows off new site design, invites users to test it out

Pinterest has announced that it's got a new site design in the works, and it's looking for a select group of users to test it out. As detailed on the Pinterest Blog, this isn't a massive site redesign, but the developers are rolling out a few changes in the hope of making the overall experience smoother for users. These include changes to navigation and pins themselves, so while Pinterest isn't shaking too much up, the features it's implementing are pretty significant.

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Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

Google Nexus 7 and 4 tipped for spring refresh in White and HD

This week the Google Nexus lineup has been tipped to see a slight overhaul for its second coming, with hardware upgrades coming to the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus 4 smartphone in large and small doses. The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been on the market since July of last year as it was first shown off at Google I/O 2012, the company's official developer conference, while the Nexus 4 has only been on the market for a few months - still having supply issues as we speak. The upgrades come to the color in which you'll be able to pick up the smartphone and the sharpness of the display of the tablet.

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iPad 5 to be smaller than usual, thinner bezel on the way

iPad 5 to be smaller than usual, thinner bezel on the way

Earlier today, we pointed out some photos of what look to be the shell of the iPad 5 right up next to the iPad mini that we all know about. Nothing seemed too off at that point, until people started to notice that the size difference between the two tablets shown in the photos wasn't that great. It appears that the iPad 5 will come with the same 9.7-inch display, but Apple may slap it into a smaller package.

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