FIFA Release: 7 Things to Know

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The new FIFA release is coming faster than a strike on goal and if you want to play FIFA 15 on day one here are some things you should know. Here are seven things you can expect from EA Sports on the new FIFA release day. We already know the FIFA 15 release date is […]

3 Reasons to Skip the Madden 15 Digital Release

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The Madden 15 release is finally here and gamers can buy Madden 15 digital or on a disc on the Xbox One and PS4. There are clear benefits to buying Madden 15 digitally and to buying the disc from a local store. Even with all the benefits that digital games offer on the Xbox One […]

Midnight Destiny Release Date Events Announced

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The Destiny release date arrives with at least one confirmed midnight release opening that will give gamers fast access to Destiny. We already know one midnight Destiny release date event that includes a $10 reward and a free t-shirt and expect to see another event confirmed in the coming weeks. Gamers can stop into a midnight […]

Boogie Board Takes Handwritten Notes Digital

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Boogie Board is an LCD eWriter that brings the power of handwritten notes digital. Rather than have users write their notes on post-its, Boogie Board is an electronic notepad that comes with its own stylus and allows you to synchronize and save your notes to your phone, tablet, or PC over a Bluetooth connection. Users […]

Apple Allows iBooks Customers to Give the Gift of Reading

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Just in time for the holiday season, Apple has made some changes to the iBooks service for iOS and OS X to allow customers to now gift a book to family, friends, and loved ones. Gifting a specific book title is new for the iBookstore, a feature that has been a staple on rival Amazon’s […]

New Law Forgives Teenage Digital Indiscretions

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A new state law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown forgives teenagers of their youthful indiscretion on the Internet. Thanks to ubiquitous connectivity with mobile broadband and the rising adoption of smartphones, the mobile revolution has paved new avenues to over-sharing, some of which may haunt people in the future as they apply for jobs. […]

Amazon Resurrects Huge Kindle DX E-Reader From the Dead

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After having discontinued its large 9.7-inch Kindle DX e-reader in October 2012, Amazon is now bringing back the hardware that’s unchanged from its release since 2009. It’s unclear why Amazon is quietly re-introducing the tablet in 2013; the company so far has not issued a statement or press release, only to allow the Kindle DX […]

Fuji X-E1 Review: A Retro Camera That Inspires

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The Fuji X-E1 is a retro-inspired camera that borrows its good looks from rangefinder designs such as those from Leica. And not only does the X-E1 look good, it also has the imaging power to deliver some stunningly good images, a vast assortment of manual controls that inspires photographers to switch away from automatic shooting, […]

Starbucks Dumps Free iTunes Download Cards, Moves to Digital

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In a nod to the environment, Starbucks is ending its free iTunes download cards where users can grab a physical card–the size of a business card–at a cafe counter and enter the special promo code in iTunes to download free content ranging from MP3s to books and apps. The program, according to the coffee chain, […]

New Leaked Google Play Store UI May Hint at the Future of Android

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A new version of the Google Play Store had leaked, and Droid-life had installed the new storefront, which takes us to a major version 4.0 upgrade, that shows a more refined UI and may hint at the future direction of Android. Potentially, given the timing of the leaked Play Store, Google may have future changes planned […]

Redbox Instant Streaming Officially Launches

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After months of beta testing, Verizon’s Redbox Instant video streaming service has finally launched to compete with veterans like Hulu Plus and Netflix for a subscription fee of $8 per month. Redbox Instant will set itself apart from competitive services by offering unlimited video streaming on a variety of platforms in addition to four one-night […]

Apple, Amazon Pave Way for Digital Garage Sale

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The problem with owning digital media today, such as copies of TV shows, movies, e-books, and music through services like Amazon and iTunes, is that you cannot transfer ownership of your content to someone if you want to clean house. Thanks to two recent, but separate, patents filed by Apple and Amazon, this could all […]

Samsung: Tablets Getting a Bigger Role in Living Room with Video Search

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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Samsung promoted new capabilities and integration between tablets and HDTV. The South Korean Consumer Electronics manufacturer announced that it would be easier to have a multi-screen environment between tablets and TVs as well as the ability to search and discover new video content by using a tablet […]

Google Play Books Android Update Brings More Features

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For those who have been using Google Play Books as their dedicated e-book reading application on Android smartphones and tablets due to integration with the e-books catalog on the Play Store, there is some good news. The Play Books app has been updated with a host of new features, allowing Android users to have the […]

‘The Daily’ Trimming One-Third of Staff

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Tablet-centric publication ‘The Daily,’ operated by News Corporation, is now laying off as many as one-third of its workers. According to All Things D, which is also owned by News Corporation, editorial and sports departments are taking the biggest hits along with the design and production department. That translates to as many as fifty people being […]

Aero Plans to Expand TV Streaming to Major Cities in U.S.

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Aero, which operates a TV streaming service in New York City, is looking to expand its service to other major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The company says that it will be in most major markets by 2013. The company operates by capturing TV broadcast signals and re-transmitting them over the Internet to mobile devices […]

Barnes & Noble to Bring NFC to Nook

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Barnes & Noble CEO confessed that the near field communications (NFC) radio will start making an appearance on the company’s future Nook tablet and e-readers, but did not give a definitive timeline on when that would happen. News of the NFC on the Nook follows the company’s announcement earlier this week that Microsoft had made […]

Traditional Board Games Get New Life with iPhone, iPad Integration

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We’ve seen classic board games get ported to the digital world with apps for old school favorites like Monopoly and Scrabble, but sometimes the experience of sitting around a coffee table or floor with close friends and family outweighs the convenience of a digital lifestyle cramped on a 3- to 4-inch smartphone or a 7- […]