Archive for Jul 30, 2013

Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

It's no secret that Facebook enjoys experimenting with ways to boost revenue as well as helping out developers in exchange for more content on the social network. We've known that Facebook has been trying out a new games publishing platform, and today they're making it official with what they're calling Mobile Games Publishing.

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BioShock Infinite DLC Clash in the Clouds appears today, ready for battle

BioShock Infinite DLC Clash in the Clouds appears today, ready for battle

The first of two downloadable expansions for the game BioShock Infinite has been unveiled today for download. This download goes by the name Clash in the Clouds and is what the creators of this game call an "action-focused" expansion, it also arriving as the smaller of the two expansions that've been planned for this title. This game's developers at Irrational Games have also announced the second expansion: Burial at Sea.

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Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

It's about that time for a Kindle Fire upgrade, and it seems Amazon is on it already, which makes sense considering the Nexus 7 received a refresh and the iPad has gone through some major transformations in the past couple of years. Specs of the next-generation Kindle Fire series have been leaked, and they're a doozy.

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Moto X glass panel leaks up close

Moto X glass panel leaks up close

What you're about to see is a selection of photos of what very much appears to be the front panel from the upcoming Motorola smartphone known as Moto X. This device is manufactured by Motorola and will be assembled in the USA, being part of a massive campaign through the group's parent company Google, pushed as an ideal everyman phone for the Summer of 2013. The images you're seeing here show the front reinforced glass panel (likely Corning Gorilla Glass) that'll keep the device's display safe from everyday harm.

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HTC mid-tier devices planned with poor third quarter expected

HTC mid-tier devices planned with poor third quarter expected

It goes without saying that HTC has been focusing on the top-tier phone market recently, with the release of the HTC One and HTC One mini, as well as the DROID DNA late last year. However, the company is wanting to focus more on releasing mid-tier devices, as the market in several countries has grown in that respect.

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Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

It seems as if this moment couldn't come any sooner, as Nintendo is finally releasing a black version of their 3DS XL handheld gaming system. Nintendo has previously released colored models with black trim and such, but this will be the first all-black version to hit retail, and it's coming on the same day as the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on August 11.

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Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit and debit card skimmers are nothing new -- they've been around for quite a while, but they're getting better and better, to the point where it takes a few months until someone figures out that a skimmer was implanted on an ATM or gas pump. Today's skimmers are more sophisticated than ever, and the attention to detail that hackers provide is pretty impressive.

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Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in UK for a hefty figure

Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in UK for a hefty figure

It's been a little while since we've heard about the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy NX Android-powered camera, but it is indeed still here and ready to mingle. According to a couple of UK retailers, the camera has made its way to the region and is ready to start selling with a price tag that rivals the Canon 70D that's coming later this year.

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Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

Apple TV beta brings iTunes music buying functionality

On Monday, Apple TV beta software was made available, and within it are signs that the company will be restoring iTunes music purchases to its set-top media box. While present users can only buy TV shows and movies via Apple TV, with the feature found in the latest beta release, those same users will be able to browse, preview, and buy songs and albums as well.

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Pandora acquisition of radio station KXMZ challenged with FCC block request

Pandora acquisition of radio station KXMZ challenged with FCC block request

Last month, we reported that - as part of an ongoing battle between Pandora and the music industry - the Internet radio company would acquire terrestrial radio station KXMZ in order to get an RMLC license. The ultimate goal in the business move would be scoring the lower royalty rates that its competitors enjoy. The ASCAP has long bucked against Pandora's efforts, and this acquisition is no different: a request has been made for the FCC to block the purchase.

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Panasonic GX7 digital camera leaks in new batch of images

Panasonic GX7 digital camera leaks in new batch of images

Last week, the Panasonic GX7 leaked in the German magazine Foto, giving us a decent look at the camera, as well as a roster of its specifications, most of which were in line with leaks that had previously surfaced regarding the digital camera. Now the camera has leaked again, this time on the Japanese website Digicame, complete with several new images of the camera.

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LG G2 QuickWindow cases unveiled ahead of flagship handset’s launch [UPDATE]

LG G2 QuickWindow cases unveiled ahead of flagship handset’s launch [UPDATE]

LG's upcoming flagship handset, the LG G2, has had its launch date etched in stone for August 7, with the announcement by LG following months of leaks that have shown off the handset in many iterations. Now ahead of this launch, the maker has unveiled a series of several colorful QuickWindow cases for its flagship offering.

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