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Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Xbox One update requires Controller update as well

Supposing you’re in the mood for a full Xbox One update this week rather than just the basics, you’ll want to plug your controller into the console as well. As recounted by Major Nelson today, you’ll not be able to do certain things with the controller unless you update it separate from the system update. New features include using the new Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter once you’ve got your hands on one.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 hits retail this week

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 hits retail this week

The massive tablet known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 is pumped up and ready to hit retail here in the United States this week. The team responsible for pushing the device to retail locations suggests that groups like Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Newegg will be carrying the device for a cool $649.99 USD. This device will be stacked with software that Samsung suggests will be worth over $800 - in digital content, that is.

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LG G Pro 2 Review

LG G Pro 2 Review

With the LG G Pro 2 we’ve got what’s essentially a mix and upgrade to the LG G2 and the LG G Flex. This device is just as massive as the curved-display monster and it works with many of the same specifications of LG’s first hero device to work with back-facing buttons. This LTE-A device also works with back-facing buttons, and this time it’s humongous.

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Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

Samsung’s Chromebook 2 is why Windows needs to go free

When you look at the new "Chromebook 2" lineup from Samsung, you see a set of notebooks that don’t look like the first wave of Chromebooks. Here you’re seeing a set of devices that - aesthetically, at least - are just as brilliant to behold as their Windows-running counterparts. In this release is another big reason for Microsoft to truly free their operating system from the shackles of licensing costs.

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Gartner shows Android tablets overtake iPad on world market

Gartner shows Android tablets overtake iPad on world market

This week the folks at Gartner have released their worldwide tablet sales charts for the full year of 2013, showing Android on the rise. This is the first year since the iPad was released that Gartner has shown Apple to be selling fewer tablets than the entire Android ecosystem. Back in 2012, Android had just 45.8% of the tablet market while iOS (with the iPad only) had 52.8% of the market.

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Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

Xbox One Twitch broadcasting starts with Titanfall

The Titanfall tie-ins continue with this exclusive launch that’ll also be bringing in full Twitch live game streaming integration to Xbox One. This launch has been tipped by Major Nelson in a suggestion that "you can start broadcasting from your Xbox One next week". It’s also been confirmed by a tip from the Titanfall launch experience with Microsoft and SXSW next week - the game itself launches on the 11th.

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Nokia X hero apps: “hundreds of top brands” briefed in advance

Nokia X hero apps: “hundreds of top brands” briefed in advance

There are quite a few top-level apps ready for Nokia X as it heads to launch just one week after it was introduced to the world at Mobile World Congress 2014. Speaking with Nokia VP of Developer Relations Amit Patel, it was made clear that Nokia X wasn’t just any average smartphone launch. This device had Nokia speaking with hundreds of brands, early on making certain that the Android-based Nokia Store was stocked as hardware hits shelves.

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Google Ara: How the next Nexus project works

Google Ara: How the next Nexus project works

It’s time to get down to basics with the plug-and-play customizable smartphone platform known as Project Ara - or Google Ara. Paul Eremenko took the stage at Launch this week to show off a non-working prototype of the device we’ve seen several times in the recent past. This is Google’s vision, not just for the future of smartphones, but for the future of the individual parts of smartphones.

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Raspberry Pi scores in Broadcom bid for openness

Raspberry Pi scores in Broadcom bid for openness

Raspberry Pi has claimed itself an early birthday present today (technically it was launched on the 29th, but there's no such day this year), praising a newly announced move by Broadcom after hearing the long-lamented plight of developers: it has released the full source for its VideoCore IV graphics, opening it up to bug fixes and more. In light of this, Raspberry Pi is offering hefty monetary bounty in a competition.

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