Archive for May 30, 2013

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

HTC One Google Edition made official with “Nexus User Experience”

Today the Google Edition of the HTC One has been announced by the head of Android, Sundar Pichai. This announcement was made during the D11 conference in which this Google head spoke to Walt Mossberg about Android, Chrome, and all things Google software. The HTC One Google Edition follows in the footsteps of the Samsung GALAXY S 4 Google Edition which was announced a Google I/O 2013, and both devices will be available in late June.

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PSA: Nexus 7 refresh “teased” by Google is actually made by ZTE

PSA: Nexus 7 refresh “teased” by Google is actually made by ZTE

A suspected glimpse of what was at first believed to be a brand new version of the Nexus 7 has instead been revealed to be a tablet made by ZTE. Inside a Google-made promotion for Google Maps exploring Central Park appeared a little-known 7-inch tablet that could very well have been Google's next-generation handheld tablet. Just this morning, though, the truth has come out.

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Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Stop the presses, because it seems Dropbox is down. A lot of users have reported that files aren't uploading to their Dropbox accounts like usual. It's reported that users are still seeing the green checkmark attached to files, but they aren't able to upload new files through the web interface nor the desktop apps.

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ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

As Computex approaches, so too do the teasers for devices like this action-figure representation of a device ASUS will be showing off. Here the proof is in the pudding as the letters N6-TE tie in with ASUS common past and the Android toy itself. It begins with the letter N and the toy has the most easily recognizable representation of a pen - this means the device will have a "note" functionality and more than likely a capacitive pen built-in.

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BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

BlueStacks GamePop misses OUYA’s competitive price point

OUYA is getting closer and closer to it's public launch next month, and Android emulation service BlueStacks is looking to shake things up at the same time with their new GamePop portable gaming console. It's a bit different than OUYA, as it uses a subscription for unlimited gameplay, but the price of the console itself is a bit more expensive than the OUYA.

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Apple: 100m iPod touch sold since 2007

Apple: 100m iPod touch sold since 2007

Apple has sold more than 100m of its iPod touch PMPs, the company has confirmed, with the latest variant on the best-selling media player being revealed earlier today. The touchscreen gadget launched in its first generation back in 2007, and has since sold in excess of 100 million units, Apple told The Loop; this morning, a $229 16GB iPod touch with a 4-inch Retina display was made official.

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Evernote two-step verification has the brand join the security squad

Evernote two-step verification has the brand join the security squad

This week the folks at Evernote have made it clear: they're not going to be the last ones out there without two-step security. The note-taking app now joins the likes of Gmail and Twitter as security measures step up to the last several years - and exponential up-ramping - of incidents in which this simple push for more secure log-ins would have stopped hacking altogether.

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Xbox One 3D render gives you a closer look at the console

Xbox One 3D render gives you a closer look at the console

You've mostly seen photos of the new Xbox One, but those can seem rather 2D. To remedy that, a 3D render is available to look at, which allows you to get a 360-degree view of the console from any angle by clicking and dragging around the screen to turn the console every which way imaginable.

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2014 BMW X5 revealed plus meaty M Performance diesel

2014 BMW X5 revealed plus meaty M Performance diesel

BMW has taken the wraps off of the new BMW X5, the company's third-gen full-sized SUV, complete with a more aggressive exterior, more luxurious interior, and a fresh range of personalization options. Set to arrive on forecourts in Q4 2013, the new X5 will come with a choice of gas or diesel engines (depending on country) and more in-cabin tech than you could feasibly play with, including Facebook and Twitter integration, speech-recognition for dictating emails and text messages, streaming media, and night-vision.

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Windows 8.1 fully detailed with return of Start button

Windows 8.1 fully detailed with return of Start button

We've been hearing a lot about Windows 8.1 lately, and while it's been confirmed for a little while, very few details have made their way into the ether. However, Microsoft unwrapped plenty of details about the upcoming update, and there are a handful of updated apps and new features, as well as the return of the Start button, as previously rumored.

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GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

GeForce GTX 770 joins 780 for two-tier gaming graphics sweep

Today NVIDIA let it be known that they've not just added the GeForce GTX 780 to their ranks, they've replaced the GTX 670 with the GTX 770 as well. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770's design is based on the GK104 GPU, this being the same unit used in the 680, the card replaced by the 780 earlier this month. This unit works with a base clock speed of 1,046 MHz and can be boosted up to 1,085 MHz, bringing with it a fastest-ever GDDR5 memory speed at 7.0 Gbps.

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Mirror’s Edge 2 leaks again: Tipped for Xbox One E3 2013 reveal

Mirror’s Edge 2 leaks again: Tipped for Xbox One E3 2013 reveal

Much-rumored EA game Mirror's Edge 2 seems to have been prematurely given the official nod today, with a listing for the unannounced title spotted at EA's help site. Swiftly pulled - though not before a screencap could be taken - the listing didn't actually have any details of the game, but its existence alone is enough to seemingly confirm that it's in the pipeline, potentially for the Xbox One among other consoles.

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