Archive for Oct 31, 2013

Porsche Panamera Turbo S packs 570 hp and 192 mph top speed

Porsche Panamera Turbo S packs 570 hp and 192 mph top speed

Porsche has announced a new top-of-the-line model for its four-door Panamera range. The new car is called the Porsche Panamera Turbo S and Porsche says that it's the fastest, most powerful, and most luxurious Panamera available. Porsche is also offering an Executive version of the car with a wheelbase extended by 5.9 inches intended for being driven around in rather than driving.

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Nether first person survival game hits Steam today

Nether first person survival game hits Steam today

If you're a fan of survival games, developer Phosphor Games has announced early open access via Steam to its new first-person survival game called Nether. The game is being discounted during the Steam Halloween Sale. Gamers who have pre-ordered the game previously will receive additional in game perks for being among the first to support the game.

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PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will ship 10 million units by March tips EA

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will ship 10 million units by March tips EA

EA is predicting some very healthy sales for the next generation consoles including the PlayStation 4 from Sony and the Xbox One for Microsoft. EA recently held its earnings call and company CEO Andrew Wilson was deluged with questions about the coming launch of the next generation game consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. EA expects big things and significant sales numbers for both consoles.

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Xbox One the size of a semi trailer appears in downtown Vancouver

Xbox One the size of a semi trailer appears in downtown Vancouver

As part of Xbox's ongoing insane marketing rampage to the Xbox One's Nov. 22 launch, the company has parked a gigantic model of an Xbox One console on Seymour St. in downtown Vancouver, BC. As of yesterday and through the release date, street pedestrian traffic can walk up to it and enter their gamertags into a collective effort at "unlocking incredible experiences" across Canada. The spectacle is part of a nationwide Xbox visibility project called One Source.

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Android KitKat confidential doc shows low-end device targeting to mitigate fragmentation

Android KitKat confidential doc shows low-end device targeting to mitigate fragmentation

Android KitKat has been a tease for weeks now, and while we've seen leaks and screenshots and such appear in bits and parcels, all pale in comparison to the leak that has surfaced over at JessicaLessin.com this evening. At the site, Amir Efrati details quite a bit about the next iteration of Android, doing so with information said to be from a confidential document that Google sent out to various companies.

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Twitter update brings photos to users’ feeds

Twitter update brings photos to users’ feeds

If you've been browsing around Twitter this evening and something seemed different, you're right -- an update has rolled out that brings photos in all their glory to users' feeds. Now when scrolling, most images will show up in a large preview window, showing a large portion of what the image is and leaving the user to decide whether its worth clicking on for the entire thing.

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Facebook investigates tracking users’ cursors and screen behavior

Facebook investigates tracking users’ cursors and screen behavior

Facebook has been actively researching the feasibility, effectiveness, and profitability of tracking users' cursors and screen positions, reports the Wall Street Journal. The data would give the social media giant the ability to analyze the ways in which users interact with Facebook content and advertising. This would in turn let it change the site and its advertising methods according to where users hover their mice and scroll their device displays.

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IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC tablet shipment numbers show high growth for all but Apple

IDC has released its third-quarter numbers on the tablet industry, and in them we see good news for four of the top five tablet vendors, with all but Apple seeing growth -- in a couple cases, substantial growth -- year-on-year. For Samsung in particular, the market share numbers compared to the same quarter last year rose by 8-percent, taking the Korean company above the 20-percent mark.

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Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Jeep recall over fire hazard being delayed for reasons unknown

Earlier this year, Chrysler agreed to recall over a million Jeeps due to a fire hazard that has, to date, claimed a few dozen lives. Such a recall came after the auto maker originally rejected a recall proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, having stated at that time that the pegged vehicles were "safe and not defective." For reasons unknown, the recall has not taken place despite several months having passed.

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