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Accessories every mobile gamer needs

Accessories every mobile gamer needs

As tablets and smartphones increase in power and display quality -- not to mention the ever-growing library of games -- mobile gaming has become a staple way to pass the time for many. Still, mobile gaming has its downsides, namely in the form of usability: trying to control two digital joysticks with your thumbs on your phone's display isn't nearly as much fun as physical joysticks, and having your battery run dry mid-game is beyond frustrating. That's where these essential accessories come in.

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How do I get internet on my iPad?

How do I get internet on my iPad?

Today we're going to address a simple problem many users have with their iPad - finding a Wi-Fi network to access the internet. The following post is part of SlashGear’s Family IT collection, helping those new to technology with the devices they own. These posts will also be helpful for those of you inundated with questions from family members about their devices if you just to happen to be your family’s IT specialist.

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Ginger.io startup uses smartphones to detect mental illness

Ginger.io startup uses smartphones to detect mental illness

For most smartphone users, one's life is funneled through their handset in some manner, whether through searches or messages or other activities. In the grander scheme of things, the device also gathers behavioral data, including things like one's call record and location. Using this information, startup Ginger.io envisions identifying mental illnesses and their related symptoms when they arise.

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See The Hunger Games Mockingjay Trailer 1 with Samsung

See The Hunger Games Mockingjay Trailer 1 with Samsung

The power of cross-branding continues to flow through the veins of Samsung mobile, this time taking to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 with a campaign similar to that of the Jay Z release with the Galaxy S4. With the Samsung Galaxy S4, users were able to preview, then download the entirety of Jay Z’s then-new album Magna Carta Holy Grail. This time around, trailers and exclusive previews will be shared.

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Air Type aims to let you type without a keyboard at all

Air Type aims to let you type without a keyboard at all

As much as smartphone and tablets let us do things with a swipe or a tap, we inevitably find ourselves with the need to hammer away with a keyboard. Unfortunately, that usually means either dishing it out on a virtual keyboard, or carrying around a portable, or sometimes non-portable, physical keyboard. But if Air Type ever becomes a real product, all you will really need are two cuffs and a bit of typing skill.

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Apple advertisements may soon look like Beats

Apple advertisements may soon look like Beats

While Apple has worked with creative agency TBWA Media Labs for decades, this week it’s suggested that they may be ready to move on. With Beats under their wing, Apple is said to be pushing for a new direction in the audiovisual elements they present to the public in the form of advertisements and billboards and everything in-between. "Shortlist" is the word, and one of the list members appears to be Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine.

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