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Next-gen Xbox won’t require always-on Internet, alleged internal memo states

May 6th 2013, 20:07
Microsoft’s Xbox successor won’t require an always-on Internet connection, according to an allegedly leaked internal memo that was sent out to the company. A statement released to Digital Trends refuses to comment on the memo, stating only that all will be revealed on May 21.
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Was The Onion’s Twitter account hacked?

May 6th 2013, 19:46
The Syrian Electronic Army has a habit of hacking news outlets on Twitter just to prove they can. Why they chose satirical publication The Onion is anyone’s guess.
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What a bargain: only $7.5-million for a stripped-down, lighter-weight version of the LaFerrari hypercar

May 6th 2013, 19:15
Eager to keep making money hand over fist, Ferrari has a super exclusive LaFerrari planned. With a production run of 10 and estimated to cost more than six times the standard hypercar, the limited edition LaFerrari will weigh approximately 500-pounds less and feature a distinctive body design.
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eLuxury off-roaders Range Rover Hybrid and Range Rover Sport Hybrid set for Frankfurt debut

May 6th 2013, 19:00
Land Rover moves forward on the speculated diesel hybrid drivetrain technologies and includes the setup in both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. With improved fuel economy and increased torque, the diesel hybrid variants of the luxury 4x4s could sell like hotcakes.
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Batgirl confirmed for Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC, more details this week

May 6th 2013, 18:35
NetherRealm Studios acknowledges that “the bat’s out of the bag” following the leak of Batgirl’s name on Xbox Live Marketplace last week. More details and footage are coming later this week.
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PlayStation 4 developers can block parts of games from Share button features

May 6th 2013, 18:15
PlayStation 4 developers will be able to block gamers from sharing certain parts of a game using the console controller’s innovative Share button, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida revealed.
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Oh snap, Diet Coke’s newest vending machine became anorexic

May 6th 2013, 18:15
It’s space efficiency meets quirky product marketing in Diet Coke’s Slender Vender vending machine, which measures approximately one foot thick and can fit in the most surprising of places.
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Sony Xperia Z available unlocked for $630 in the U.S.

May 6th 2013, 18:11
Selling unlocked handsets seems to be a growing trend in smartphones and Sony’s the latest company to join in with an unshackled Xperia Z available in the U.S. store. It’s the HSPA+ version though, LTE is playing coy at the moment but that could change.
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Asus CEO believes 7-inch tablets will be the special sauce Windows 8 needs

May 6th 2013, 18:07
Asus CEO Jerry Shen reveals in an earnings call this morning he is “very optimistic” about Windows 8 slates, particularly the 7-inchers that are coming later this year, but is still lukewarm on RT devices.
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EA announces The Sims 4, coming 2014

May 6th 2013, 18:02
Maxis, the creator of The Sims series, returns to create the fourth entry in the addictive life simulation franchise. Electronic Arts confirms plans to release the game in 2014 for PC and Mac.
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Best iPhone apps

May 6th 2013, 17:57
A list of the best iPhone apps available, from time-saving productivity tools to fun apps you won’t be able to put down.
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Best Samsung Galaxy S4 cases

May 6th 2013, 17:48
That lightning fast, super phone with the gorgeous display is not going to look so pretty after a heavy drop. Take out some insurance with one of these Galaxy S4 cases.

SNL parodies just how awkward Google Glass truly is

May 6th 2013, 16:45
Google Glass has officially gone mainstream. In a recent Saturday Night Live skit, a fictional tech correspondent demonstrates what it’s like to take a seemingly cool tech concept and use it in real life.
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‘SnafuScan’ arms used car buyers with cars’ hidden real costs, more negotiating power, says creator

May 6th 2013, 16:15
When buying a used automobile, it’s the dealer that typically has the upper hand. But the new Snafu Scan app seeks to give the car buyer more power when negotiating deals.
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Galaxy S4 ad says Samsung is for college grads and cool dads, iPhone is for old folks

May 6th 2013, 16:03
Samsung has debuted some new ads touting features in the Galaxy S4 and ripping on the iPhone. Check these out to learn exactly how Samsung wants you to view its newest phone.

Leak shows rumored BlackBerry R10, adds possible specs to new pictures

May 6th 2013, 16:03
The possible BlackBerry Curve replacement has been leaked. Currently known as the BlackBerry R10, it has been seen on several previous occasions, but this time a few features have been added to the improved photos.
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GM CEO: Next-gen Chevy Volt could cost up to $10,000 less than current model

May 6th 2013, 15:45
GM says plans for a less expensive and lighter next generation Chevrolet Volt will make the plug-in hybrid more profitable for the company.

R.I.P. Hotmail: Outlook has officially taken over

May 6th 2013, 15:20
Microsoft’s Hotmail email service is no more (well, kind of; it’s complicated) after sixteen years, with the company reporting that all of the former Hotmail accounts have been successfully upgraded to Outlook in just six weeks.
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Acer still hates Windows RT, decides new hardware can wait

May 6th 2013, 15:00
Acer has apparently cancelled its long-delayed Windows RT tablet, with the firm’s president saying it doesn’t see any value in adopting Microsoft’s struggling platform, at least not in its current form.

Hands on: Nook HD and HD+ are much improved thanks to Google Play

May 6th 2013, 14:54
Want to know how the Nook HD and HD+ will work once the update brings the Google Play store (and the 700,000+ apps in it) to Barnes & Noble’s tablets? We go hands-on with the update to see what’s different and what remains the same.
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Proposed Dutch bill will allow cops to legally install spyware on private computers

May 6th 2013, 14:36
New legislation being prepared for the Dutch government may give police the right to hack into computers, install spyware, and delete files without the owner’s permission or awareness.
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More mid-range Android fun from Samsung, as the Galaxy Core is made official

May 6th 2013, 10:28
Samsung is back with another mid-range Android smartphone, this time bringing the Galaxy S4 look to a dual-core device with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, named the Galaxy Core.

Rumor: Nokia’s Catwalk may become the Lumia 925, ready for announcement on May 14

May 6th 2013, 07:45
The latest rumor surrounding Nokia’s May 14 event puts a phone known as the Lumia 925 as the star of the show. The device could be the rumored Nokia Catwalk, and the GSM version of the Lumia 928 for Verizon.

HP’s Probook line gets a design upgrade, still all business

May 6th 2013, 05:56
The HP Probook 400 series is made for serious business but looks more like something you should envy. HP brings together slick design with enterprise-level specs and performance to create notebooks that will keep you looking good while you work hard.
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Jetsetter: Amazon.com unleashes a dramatic Nintendo Wii U price drop in the UK

May 5th 2013, 22:30
In Jetsetter this week, we look at the insane Nintendo Wii U price drop that’s sweeping across UK retailers from Asda all the way to Amazon.com and others. Meanwhile, we check in on the debut PS Vita game from a promising UK developer and a Final Fantasy symphony in Germany.
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Best apps of the week: Angry Birds Friends, Google Search, Swype Keyboard, and more

May 5th 2013, 20:15
Whether you need to increase your productivity or increase your options for how to kill time, our list of best apps of the week can help you out. Get on task with Everest, type faster with Swype, game socially with Angry Birds Friends, and much more.