Archive for Jan 31, 2014

Pebble appstore to debut Monday February 3rd

Pebble appstore to debut Monday February 3rd

Pebble will launch its appstore on Monday, February 3rd, the smartwatch company has announced today. The download store, which we tried in beta with the new Pebble Steel, will go live at 10AM PT, and give Pebble's growing developer community a centralized place to offer their apps and their custom watchfaces.

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Baumgartner supersonic jump footage rebooted for GoPro’s Super Bowl

Baumgartner supersonic jump footage rebooted for GoPro’s Super Bowl

New footage from Felix Baumgartner's terrifying 128,100 foot fall from space has been released, with GoPro releasing a new, extended cut from the cameras strapped to the daredevil. Baumgartner made headlines back in October 2014 when he skydived 23 miles from a balloon; GoPro will use excerpts of the new video for its Super Bowl 2014 campaign.

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iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

iOS 8, iWatch, and Healthbook: Apple’s brand of tracking

In the creation of the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system, it's said - and it's been suggested by Apple several times over the course of the last year - that they'll be pushing into the health and fitness arena. You'll have seen quite a few apps and devices doing this over the past year as well, the entire "wearables" industry making their way forward fully intent on taking advantage of the average citizen's wishes to stay in shape.

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Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

Super Bowl XLVIII will stream on iPhone and iPad (with restrictions)

In this increasingly mobile and cable-cutting world, watching Super Bowl XLVIII can be a bit tricky for some of us. If you'd rather skip the sports bar and watch the big game from the comfort of your iPhone or iPad, there are a couple options, though the ability is still by and large restricted.

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Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

Back to the Future: The Musical: skateboards and all

While we're still crossing our fingers for the release of the real-deal Hoverboard by the time 2015 rolls around, for now we'll have what's second best: a musical based on the Back to the Future film series. Here we're going to see a stage musical version of the first Back to the Future with Director Robert Zemeckis, book by Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd (and Zemeckis), and a bunch of new music as well.

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Microsoft targets next-gen console pricing difference with PS3 trade-in promo

Microsoft targets next-gen console pricing difference with PS3 trade-in promo

When one chooses which next-generation console to purchase, one oft-cited factor is the price: the Xbox One is going to run you an extra $100 over the PS4. Microsoft seems to be targeting that particular issue with its new trade-in promotion, which offers gamers $100 in store credit towards an Xbox One in exchange for their old Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

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Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

Michael Myers hits COD: Ghosts Onslaught with a sign from the future

If the devil is in the details, then Infinity Ward has summoned more than their fair share of demons in the creation of the Fog map for the first DLC for the game Call of Duty: Ghosts. This expansion goes by the name Onslaught, and in the gameplay map called "Fog", players are invited to dip into an environment that's the video game embodiment the 2012 film The Cabin in the Woods. Not that it looks the same - it quite different visually - but the same idea is there: here we've got every woods-based horror movie all bound into one.

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Aereo sold out in New York, is working to expand capacity

Aereo sold out in New York, is working to expand capacity

Aereo, which recently announced upcoming service to the Cincinnati metro region, has sold out in New York, the company confirmed on Twitter today. Word first surfaced when one individual decided to give the television service a try, only to be told it has reached its max capacity in the region and will be unavailable until expansions are made.

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Telenav buys Skobbler to push OpenStreetMap attack on Google Maps

Telenav buys Skobbler to push OpenStreetMap attack on Google Maps

Navigation app developer Telenav has acquired Skobbler, as it pushes its preference for OpenStreetMap data and ramps up its challenge to Google Maps and Apple Maps. The acquisition, which closed earlier this week and saw Telenav splash out around $19.2m in cash and $4.6m-worth of stock, will see OSM data and services refined in Skobbler's iOS and Android apps integrated into the Telenav Scout app.

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Google’s Sundar Pichai tipped in end-stage negotiations for Microsoft CEO position

Google’s Sundar Pichai tipped in end-stage negotiations for Microsoft CEO position

Google's Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai, is the forerunner candidate for Microsoft's open CEO position, according to sources who spoke to SiliconANGLE. The source is said to be "close to the hiring team," and claims Microsoft is in active negotiations with Pichai, who is the preferred external candidate.

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Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Tipped Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella said demanding more Gates

Rumored Microsoft CEO pick Satya Nadella could be finalized by the company's board as early as next week, sources claim, though chatter of Bill Gates stepping down as chairman might in fact be because the founder is shifting into a more involved role, not stepping back. Nadella was tipped as in discussions about the chief executive position earlier today, but according to the WSJ's sources, one of his requests is that Gates be brought back into the thick of things and "spend more time on technology and strategy."

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GTA Online class-action lawsuit dismissed due to packaging disclaimers

GTA Online class-action lawsuit dismissed due to packaging disclaimers

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games over the delay in rolling out Grand Theft Auto Online, something a U.S. District Judge has dismissed. The complaint centered around a claim that Rockstar Games charged a premium rate due to the online game play, which was to be made available immediately for gamers.

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