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US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

US PlayStation Store now offering PayPal option

Given the number of undesirable people who won't hesitate for a second when it comes to making off with your financial information, there are many gamers who are understandably not willing to pay with a credit or debit card when buying games digitally. Previously, those who didn't want to use a credit card on the PlayStation Store were left with one option: buying a PlayStation Network card and redeeming the code online. Today, however, Sony has announced that US PlayStation Store users can now make payments with their PayPal account.

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Foxconn rumored to be manufacturing Amazon smartphone

Foxconn rumored to be manufacturing Amazon smartphone

Amazon jumped into the hardware-making business in 2007 with the Kindle. The company has since released several different tablet models, and it's been rumored for quite some time that the online mega-retailer would be offering their own smartphone at some point. Today, we're hearing word that Foxconn will be manufacturing said smartphone, and Amazon just put in a five-million unit order with the Chinese manufacturer.

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Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Olympus unveils new Micro Four Thirds 17mm f/1.8 M.Zuiko lens

Today, Olympus officially announced the M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. The new lens is designed for street photographers, and is a fast and moderate 17mm wide-angle lens for the Micro Four Thirds system that features a maximum aperture of f/1.8, as well as depth-of-field and distance indicators. The aperture and focal length make it a great option for street, landscape, or low-light photography.

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343 Industries cracks down on Halo 4 sexism

343 Industries cracks down on Halo 4 sexism

We wish we could say otherwise, but unfortunately, sexism is something that runs rampant in our online gaming communities like Xbox Live and PSN. It seems that women who take their game online risk becoming the target of some kind of sexist comment every time they do, but fortunately, 343 Industries and Microsoft are going to do something about it. Trolls be warned, because if you begin flinging sexist remarks around in lobbies or in private messages while playing Halo 4, you might just earn yourself a lifetime ban from Xbox Live.

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ESRB simplifies digital rating system

ESRB simplifies digital rating system

The Electronic Software Ratings Board, as many of you already know, is the organization that assigns age-based ratings for video games here in the United States. At the moment, only a fraction of games get rated since the sheer number of digital games makes rating each and every one of them a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Today, the ESRB announced that it has made the process of rating digital games a whole lot easier for the itself and developers alike.

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PayPal updates policy to prevent users from suing

PayPal updates policy to prevent users from suing

PayPal has been hit with a lot of grief recently, namely due to holding your funds under review for no reason and making changes to your account with your permission. Obviously, these things are what lead to users suing the company, so PayPal ended up updating their policy a few days ago, which now requires users to to mail in an "opt out" form if they want to retain the ability to sue PayPal in class action.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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