Archive for Jul 29, 2013

Zynga reportedly had three top executives resign in July

Zynga reportedly had three top executives resign in July

It is no secret that Zynga, maker of several popular Facebook games, has been having considerable financial trouble over the past months. Earlier this month, Microsoft's Don Mattrick went on to become the company's CEO, and following this three top executives have resigned from their position. The information comes from sources said to be familiar with the matter who spoke to Bloomberg.

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Chromecast to gain Redbox Instant and Vimeo, others to follow

Chromecast to gain Redbox Instant and Vimeo, others to follow

Google Chromecast was a nice surprise that Google rolled out earlier this month, making a solid attempt to find its way into the streaming entertainment industry (again) with a $35 dongle and simple setup. Though cheap, the device has run into criticism over its lack of content, which is presently limited to Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play. That will be changing soon, however, as Redbox Instant and Vimeo gear up to add support for the device, and others consider following.

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Google Chromecast Review

Google Chromecast Review

Google Chromecast was a surprise addition to the company's range of own-brand hardware, a $35 streaming stick that, wounds licked after the Google TV and Nexus Q fiascos, promises a cheap and simple way to get browser and streaming content on your big-screen TV. So instantly popular as to sell out online in minutes, and already commanding premium pricing on eBay, the Chromecast could be third time lucky to get Google into the living room. Does it deserve the hype, however? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Muzik smart headphones let audiophiles share on Facebook and Twitter

Muzik smart headphones let audiophiles share on Facebook and Twitter

Headphones come in all shapes and sizes, yet offer more or less the same functionality. The folks behind Muzik aim to change this, announcing the soon-to-be-available smart headphones that allow users to natively share the song they're listening to on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere. This is the first of what will be a line of different wearable technology devices, says the company's vice chairman John Cawley.

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ASUS plans to enter US smartphone market in 2014

ASUS plans to enter US smartphone market in 2014

ASUS has enjoyed a variety of successes with its Android tablets, perhaps most notable among them being the Transformer series and the Nexus 7. Despite this, it has little presence in the US's smartphone market, something the maker aims to change in the coming months. Speaking to the folks over at All Things D, ASUS's chairman said the company is looking at entering the stateside smartphone market in 2014.

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BMW i3’s cure for range anxiety is a gas-guzzler on demand

BMW i3’s cure for range anxiety is a gas-guzzler on demand

BMW isn't counting on brand cachet and outlandish styling to sell the new i3 EV, with the "range-extender" gas generator option getting an even more fossil-fuel-reliant companion in the shape of access to a loaner X5 SUV. The backup option, which BMW will market as an "add-on mobility" feature Bloomberg reports, will effectively offer i3 converts access to the more traditionally powered X5 for a number of weeks each year.

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Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple’s Bob Mansfield latest “special projects” mystery shake-up

Apple has quietly reshuffled its executive team once again, with senior vice president of technologies Bob Mansfield discretely being removed from the executive profiles page, with Apple cryptically saying only that he would be instead working on "special projects". Speculation began once the missing profile was first spotted that Mansfield had been sidelined after struggling to cut Apple's dependence on Samsung, but instead it appears that the exec is being repositioned to work on another mysterious project as the firm looks to follow up the best-selling iPhone and iPad.

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Scientists’ luxury car hack warning faces injunction via Volkswagen

Scientists’ luxury car hack warning faces injunction via Volkswagen

A paper has been published by Flavio Garcia of the University of Birmingham which includes access codes for a number of luxury car brands, this resulting in the Professor being served an injunction from a UK court. The paper is being called dangerous as it would, according to the brands on the other side of this court case, allow criminals to drive away with the cars in question. The paper itself, on the other hand, warns against what Professor Garcia calls "weaknesses in security" which he suggests, in so many words, that criminals are already aware of.

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Nexus 7 2013 Review

Nexus 7 2013 Review

The original Nexus 7 arguably marked a turning point in Android tablets, Google finally doing what critics had long been demanding, and wading into the slate market with an own-brand option. With a screen size that undercut the iPad by several inches - and pre-empted the iPad mini by several months - the Nexus 7 also fought hard on price, with razer-thin margins and ruthless specification trimming on the ASUS-made tablet keeping the starting point at under $200. Time - and tablets - wait for no one, though, and with the iPad mini on the scene it was high time for Google and ASUS to rework the Nexus 7. The second-generation, 2013 version promises to be more powerful, more grown-up, and just as affordable, but has Google done enough? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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PlayStation 4 cuts fees for online services: Netflix, Hulu, chat included

PlayStation 4 cuts fees for online services: Netflix, Hulu, chat included

In a bit of a change-up from past fees from notable console-selling brands, the Sony PlayStation 4 has been revealed this week to be coming without fees for online chat or third-party app streaming for apps such as Hulu and Netflix. This news came aside reassurance that a $50-a-year PlayStation Plus subscription would have a big of a flip in which services it offered. A PlayStation Plus subscription brings a user free online multiplayer - users will not be able to play multiplayer online without this subscription unless the games they are playing are also free-to-play.

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OPPO N-Lens smart cameras to take on Samsung’s Android snappers

OPPO N-Lens smart cameras to take on Samsung’s Android snappers

OPPO will take on Samsung's Galaxy Camera with the new OPPO N-Lens range, the company has confirmed, with what are expected to be new Android-based smart snappers to challenge traditional point-and-shoots. The N-Lens line-up will be the "most important flagship series for Oppo going forward" the Chinese company told Engadget, as well as confirming there'd be cellular connectivity.

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