Android Video Game Console Roundup

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Later this year, as Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo compete in the video game console market, they’ll face competition from a number of smaller, cheaper consoles running Google’s Android platform. These Android consoles come from a variety of companies, with many of them only coming to stores thanks to Kickstarter campaigns. Each company has a different […]

Sony Xperia Honami Camera Ported To Current Xperia Phones

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A member of the XDA-Developers forums was able to port the camera app from the upcoming Sony Xperia Honami smartphone to the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL and Xperia Tablet Z, revealing some of the camera features in the next Sony flagship phone. The Sony Xperia Honami will likely have a 20MP camera sensor that’s capable of […]

MyCharge Freedom 2000 iPhone 5 Battery Case Review

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The MyCharge Freedom 2000 is an iPhone 5 battery case with a unique idea. The MyCharge Freedom 2000 adds an external battery to the back of the iPhone 5, but doesn’t add to the phone’s height like similar cases including the Mophie Juice Pack. Instead the MyCharge Freedom 2000 includes a very short Lightning cable […]

TomTom Sport Watches Pack GPS to Take on Nike FuelBand

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Today TomTom announced two new sport watches to help athletes track their running, biking and swimming. The new TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport can help users track their exercises using the motion sensors as well as GPS location. Both watches feature large scratch-proof displays that are both weather- and waterproof with simple one-button controls similar […]

Lifeproof Introduces Nuud iPhone 5 and Galaxy S3 Cases

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Lifeproof, the accessory maker that specializes in waterproof iPhone cases, has a new case for the iPhone 5 that lets users interact with the touchscreen directly and a similar case for last year’s Samsung Galaxy S3. The new Lifeproof Nuud for iPhone 5 uses technology similar to the Nuud case for iPad and iPad mini. […]

Google Reader Alternatives Abound As The Service Shuts Down

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Today Google Reader, Google’s popular RSS feed reader, will shut down forever. But there are a number of alternatives to those who still want an RSS reader. Google first announced it would shut down Reader a few months ago, which gave users and developers plenty of time to find another service. Now, on the final […]

BlueStacks GamePop Mini Android Console Comes Free With Subscription

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Today BlueStacks announced its new GamePop Mini Android console that will come free with a subscription to the upcoming $6.99 GamePop games service. The new GamePop Mini will come out later this year at the same time as the $129 GamePop microconsole, but gamers only have to pay for the service to get the smaller […]

Google Reportedly Working On Android Game Console To Combat Apple

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A report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Google is working on its own Android video game console to compete against a possible console from Apple. The rumored Google video game console will come from the Google X hardware lab and will compete with the many Android consoles that are currently available, or that […]

Time Warner Cable Bringing Live TV To Xbox 360

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Later this summer some Xbox 360 owners will have the chance to watch over 300 live TV channels on their console thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and Time Warner Cable. The partnership will bring the TWC TV app to the Xbox 360 sometime in the next few months, letting users watch live TV […]

Xbox One Will Require New Headsets and Accessories

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With the Xbox One Microsoft will use some new technologies that will force gamers to buy all new headsets and other accessories. In an interview with Game Informer accessory maker Astro revealed that it in the process of asking Microsoft for a developing license for the new Xbox One. While the switch to new controllers […]

Sony Explains Why PlayStation 4 Needs PlayStation Plus For Multiplayer

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At E3 Sony quietly announced that gamers will have to pay for online multiplayer mode on the PlayStation 4. In a recent interview with Famitsu Sony Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida explained why. In the interview (translated by Kotaku) Yoshida explained that Sony has to charge for “realtime online play” because the company invested a lot into […]

Mad Catz Project MOJO Hands-On

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Mad Catz, the popular video game accessory maker, will soon enter the growing Android console market with its new Project MOJO console, which we were able to get a few minutes to try out. Like other Android consoles Project MOJO is a very small box that’s easily hidden away. The size also makes it easily portable so […]

Contra: Evolution Brings The Classic Shooter To iPhone

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The 1988 NES classic shooter Contra is now available on the iPhone and iPad as Contra: Evolution, with enhanced graphics and the same classic gameplay. Contra: Evolution actually debuted in China earlier this year, and after a brief appearance in the U.S. App Store, it’s finally available for everyone in the U.S. The game adapts […]

Microsoft Bringing Age of Empires To iPad And Android

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Microsoft will soon bring more of its Xbox and PC games to iOS and Android devices starting with the popular strategy title Age of Empires. According to Reuters Microsoft signed a deal with Japanese company Klab Inc. to bring some of its games to other platforms. The first game to come to iOS and Android […]

iOS 7 Could Hurt Appeal of Snapchat

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A change in how iOS 7 handles screenshots could potentially cause problems for Snapchat, if it doesn’t kill one feature of the app entirely. According to MacRumors, the release notes for iOS 7 Apple note that “Active touches are no longer canceled when the user takes a screenshot,” which could cause problems for the popular […]

Microsoft Xbox One vs. Xbox 360: Price, Features, Games & More

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Later this year, Microsoft will release its new Xbox One game console, bringing enhanced graphics and new experiences to gamers who can upgrade. Unlike last generation however, Microsoft won’t abandon the Xbox 360, keeping it around as a viable console for many gamers. The Xbox One will feature better graphics and some new features the […]

Ouya Launches in Stores, Angers Some Kickstarter Backers

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The Ouya Android game console is now available in stores for anyone to buy, but many Kickstarter backers aren’t happy about it. The Ouya is a small Android-based home video game console made possible by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Users gave money to Ouya last year to help the company produce the Ouya console with […]

Apple Lets Parents Get Refunds For Some iOS In-App Purchases

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Parents whose children bought in-app purchases from select iOS games can now request a refund through a lawsuit settlement website. The website is a result of a class action lawsuit filed against Apple in 2011 by parents upset that their children unknowingly spend money on in-app purchases on iOS devices. The lawsuit led to new […]

Sony Calls PlayStation Vita The “Perfect Companion” To PlayStation 4

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The PlayStation Vita is more than a year old, but the handheld’s “perfect companion,” the PlayStation 4, won’t come out for a few more months. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz Sony senior vice president of PlayStation brand marketing Guy Longworth called the PlayStation Vita the “absolute perfect companion” to the upcoming PlayStation 4 console. Longworth […]