Archive for July, 2013

Facebook TV-style ads tipped to appear by end of 2013

Facebook TV-style ads tipped to appear by end of 2013

With Facebook having gone public not too many months ago, efforts such as the TV-Style Ad sales being reported today aren't as impossible to imagine as they once were. Speaking with Bloomberg today are a set of anonymous sources suggesting that Facebook is close to a deal that would begin selling TV-Style commercials, whatever that may entail, by the end of the year. These ad spots would cost a cool $2.5 million each for a full days' run on the site.

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Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel web TV spy camera plans axed

Intel has dropped controversial plans to outfit its upcoming web TV set-top box with a face-recognition camera, admitting that a combination of privacy concerns and performance issues forced its hand. The original goal had been to use a combination of age, gender, and other identification features to track viewers of the web TV service and tailor advertising to suit; however, Intel's web TV chief Erik Huggers told the WSJ, that's now been abandoned, at least in the first-gen box.

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Razer Naga gaming mouse reboot brings a tilting scroll wheel to the mix

Razer Naga gaming mouse reboot brings a tilting scroll wheel to the mix

Supposing you needed a full number pad on the side of your gaming mouse, there's a brand new piece of equipment coming from Razer that you may want to have a peek at. This is the rebooted Naga MMO mouse, complete with a grip that's made to work for righties and lefties - and mechanical switches galore. There's a set of bright colorful lights around this accessory too, of course, so you can shine brightly beside your top-tier gaming rig with the LEDs all around.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past viral marketing begins with Trask Sentinels

X-Men: Days of Future Past viral marketing begins with Trask Sentinels

Trask Industries never looked better as the marketing push for X-Men: Days of Future Past begin with an ominous look at Sentinels. These robotic beasts are part of several X-Men storylines, here appearing in a 50 years of innovation video that once again pinpoints the timeline for this next bit of action in the Marvel Universe. While one storyline will sit squarely in the present, the other will take place 11 years after X-Men: First Class.

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Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Wii U dumped by major retailer as PS4 and Xbox One near

Nintendo faces another blow to its Wii U ambitions, with news that one major retailer will yank the poorly-selling console from its shelves altogether. UK supermarket chain Asda, owned by Walmart, has confirmed it will no longer be stocking the Wii U, games for the console, or accessories in any of its 555 stores, telling CVG UK that it will only be offering select titles through its online shopping system.

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Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

It's time again to have a peek at how fragmented the world of Google's mobile operating system Android is - and to see how one app can take a stab at bringing a real survey sample to the public in turn. What the developers behind OpenSignal have done is to analyze the Android device market using the data they've collected from users downloading their app. What this amounts to in short is 8 versions of Android still in use today, 37.9% of Android users using some form of Jelly Bean, and 11,868 distinct Android devices "seen" this year alone.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 artificially tuned for benchmarks research spots

Samsung Galaxy S 4 artificially tuned for benchmarks research spots

Samsung tailored its Galaxy S 4 to deliver the best possible scores on popular Android benchmarking tools, investigations have revealed, despite apps potentially not getting the same power for real-world use. The AnandTech research was sparked by claims Samsung was reserving its fastest graphics chip speeds for select benchmarking apps alone, with games and other software only ever seeing slower performance from the Exynos 5 Octa processor found in select models of the Galaxy S 4. The motivation behind the tinkering appears to be to ensure the flagship smartphone posts consistently high benchmarking numbers for comparison with other devices, even if that doesn't necessarily translate to its everyday abilities.

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Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Instagram deletes photos from 3rd party apps in Windows Phone

Windows Phone users working with Instagram through any of a number of 3rd party apps may want to have a peek at their photo collections this week, as reports are filtering in of mass deletes. Instagram has issued a statement on the matter, suggesting that they've recently "made an update to the systems that we use to fight spam to help prevent future attacks and increase security", but appear to offer no specific details on 3rd party apps specifically.

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NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

NVIDIA SHIELD launches this week: the mobile desktop gaming crossover

This week NVIDIA SHIELD launches, bringing the company's vision for a high-powered mobile gaming device to the market with a console-quality physical controller attached to a flip-up display with Android under the hood. This machine will be shipping to customers who preordered this device starting Wednesday, while in-store availability also starts its spread this week at locations like GameStop, Microcenter, and Canada Computer. You'll be seeing SlashGear's full review soon, as well.

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