Archive for Mar 29, 2013

Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Transcend announces 64GB microSDXC Ultra High-Speed storage card

Ever-increasing storage demands prompt increasingly higher capacity storage cards, including the newest release from Transcend, a 64GB microSDXC UHS-I. This ultra-high speed memory card offers very fast transfer speeds in the tiny microSD shell, bringing high storage capacity to your small mobile devices. This is part of the maker's UHS-I line, which ranges from 8GB to 64GB.

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12 new games for Windows Store announced at 2013 Game Developer Conference

12 new games for Windows Store announced at 2013 Game Developer Conference

The 2013 Game Developer Conference has been underway this week, and during it a variety of games have been shown off, a dozen of which are heading for the Windows Store. Some of the games are free, and others have a moderate price tag, but regardless, a few are popular titles Windows Phone owners will be happy to see.

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T-Mobile confirms Bellevue layoffs

T-Mobile confirms Bellevue layoffs

Earlier this month, sources said that T-Mobile would be laying off employees at its Bellevue headquarters, which had mostly been shielded from the other layoffs it had last year. T-Mobile declined commenting on the rumor for quite some time, but has finally confirmed that it did, indeed, let go of quite a few employees.

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Google takes Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge

Google takes Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge

Google has made a statement on open source and patents, publicly making an Open Patent Non-Assertion Pledge and promising not to go after open source software on the basis of patents. This follows Microsoft's launch of its Patent Tracker tool earlier today, which is a step towards patent transparency, something that has a solid place in the OPN pledge Google has taken.

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Microsoft moves towards greater transparency with Patent Tracker Tool

Microsoft moves towards greater transparency with Patent Tracker Tool

In a world where patent wars are a common staple in the news and courtrooms, many companies are moving towards more transparency, Microsoft being among them. Today the company has rolled out its Patent Tracker tool, which allows anyone to check out which patents the company owns, as well as download a list of them all in CSV format.

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Facebook April 4 event invite teases Android-related announcement

Facebook April 4 event invite teases Android-related announcement

Facebook has sent out invitations to an event on April 4 at its place in Menlo Park, California. What's it about? We don't know exactly, but the invite says "Come see our new home on Android," and so the two most likely options seem to be either a new Facebook app or a Facebook-related Android operating system.

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Dodge introduces 2014 Durango at New York Auto Show

Dodge introduces 2014 Durango at New York Auto Show

Earlier today at the New York Auto Show, Dodge introduced its 2014 Durango SUV, the latest generation in a long-line of popular sports utility vehicles. The 2014 model boasts improved gas mileage over the last edition, as well as a host of features and new standards that will appeal to both faithful owners and first-time buyers. We've got a gallery of the SUV, as well as its details, after the break.

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Gmail’s pop-out composer is now default

Gmail’s pop-out composer is now default

Back on October 30, Google rolled out a new type of composer for Gmail: a small box fixed to the bottom-right corner of the screen that can be popped out. Some liked the change, and others decried it as being bothersome or insufficient for their needs. For the Gmail users among us, regardless of whether you liked the new box or grew fond of it over time (or still hate it months later), it is here to stay.

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HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

If you were looking for the HTC One to be a device you were easily able to take apart for inner-bits replacement, you might not be all that pleased with the report appearing today. On the other hand, if you love it when iFixit gives a big shout out to the device you're looking to buy for its immense durability, the HTC One might be the phone for you. It's not going to be a device you'll be popping open on accident, that's for sure.

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Amazon acquires social reading site Goodreads

Amazon acquires social reading site Goodreads

Social reading website Goodreads has been providing book recommendations for quite some time now, but it seems that an even bigger force in the book industry is taking over. Amazon announced today that they have acquired Goodreads for an undisclosed amount of money, but the deal should close by the end of Q2 2013.

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

If you were pumped up about the Samsung GALAXY S 4 revealed earlier this month but found its massive display to be just a bit too much to swallow, you'll be glad to hear the tip about a "mini" coming on quick. This smaller iteration of the GALAXY S 4 would take on the design aesthetic of the larger, working with many of the same features but with specifications that point to a slightly lower price on the market.

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Subaru WRX concept revealed at New York Auto Show

Subaru WRX concept revealed at New York Auto Show

The WRX is arguably Subaru's most popular car ever, so it makes sense that the company would be addressing the model during the New York Auto Show this week, and indeed they did. Subaru unveiled the WRX concept, which is a completely new design for the WRX series, and while the overall shape of the car looks rather chunky (especially from the side view), we have to see it's mighty sleek.

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