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You can finally renew: The Galaxy S4 is available on Verizon May 23rd 2013, 19:31
After a bit of a delay, Samsung’s flagship device is now available on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Here you’ll find our Samsung Galaxy S4 review, troubleshooting tips, accessory guide, and news coverage.Media files:
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Microsoft’s NFL deal reportedly worth $400 million over five years May 23rd 2013, 19:30
Microsoft’s NFL partnership, revealed during the Xbox One announcement, will reportedly cost the console maker $400 million over the next five years. In addition, Microsoft branding and devices are expected to show up at NFL games.Media files:
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Leica teases with new Mini M mystery camera, expect a June 11 unveil and a high price May 23rd 2013, 19:23
Details are scant, but Leica revealed on their website that a new product called the Mini M will debut on June 11. As for what it is, your guess is as good as ours, except we know it’ll be expensive.Media files:
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The atomic blimp awaits you in the newly announced ‘GTAV’ bundles May 23rd 2013, 19:10
Rockstar today announced the special and collector’s editions of ‘GTA V.’ At $79.99 and $149.99, they’re not cheap, but they include tons of real world and in-game extras.Media files:
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Twitter launches Amplify and its attempt to target TV ads in the stream May 23rd 2013, 18:50
With Twitter vying for TV ad dollars, the social network launched Amplfiy, to stream pre-roll ads, and TV ad targeting.Media files:
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Former NCAA QB wins appeal, sets up First Amendment showdown with EA May 23rd 2013, 18:48
EA Sports does not have a first amendment right to use college football players’ likenesses, judges say. There are a number of similar cases in progress, and they could have some consequences.Media files:
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Hands on with Google conversational search: Is it time to start talking to our browsers? May 23rd 2013, 18:21
Google quietly rolled out conversational search, enabling users to search using their voice, but just how practical is it? We go hands on to find out what it’s really like to talk to your computer.Media files:
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‘Dead Island’ dev Techland goes back to zombies in ‘Dying Light’ for WBIE May 23rd 2013, 18:20
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment reveals ‘Dying Light’ from ‘Dead Island’ developer Techland. The game is a first-person ‘action survival horror’ game coming to current- and next-gen consoles, as well as PC, in 2014.Media files:
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One of our favorite little Web tools, Google Trends, gets a big makeover May 23rd 2013, 17:41
Google Trends is a must-have – and now it’s a must-see with a slew of new features, including embeddable widgets and new ways to visualize top searches.Media files:
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HTC One approaching 5 million units sold May 23rd 2013, 17:09
An anonymous HTC executive told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that the HTC One has nearly reached 5 million units sold, about a month after launching. However, he also said it’s still too early to know if it’s doing as well as it should be.Media files:
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New technology finds which parts of the world are making faces at you May 23rd 2013, 16:45
New technology can find random objects that look like human faces all over the world. Mountain peaks, valleys, and any other formation you can think of are being captured by Google maps, and a new software is pulling that data to find which of them are making faces at us.Media files:
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Netflix to exclusively have Ricky Gervais series, Derek, starting Sept. 12 May 23rd 2013, 16:43
In keeping with its push to add original and exclusive content to its growing library, Netflix has secured the U.S rights to Derek, a British series starring Ricky Gervais, and will begin offering it to viewers here on Sept. 12.Media files:
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Yahoo will pack Tumblr with ads, starting with the dashboard May 23rd 2013, 16:40
In-stream web ads are coming to Tumblr, and this won’t be the last new ad product now that Yahoo is overseeing the acquired company.Media files:
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Google conquers cartography again with faster, cleaner, smarter Maps May 23rd 2013, 16:15
The new, retooled version of Google maps offers a sleek new interface, but do dolled-up graphics amount to a more useful map? As it turns out, yes, and new customization features make Maps feel more homey than ever.Media files:
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Amazon monetizes on the fan fiction cult with ‘Kindle Worlds’ May 23rd 2013, 15:28
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional: Amazon has taken fan fiction to a legitimate, for-profit endeavor with a new program called Kindle Worlds, launched Wednesday.Media files:
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HP updates Envy printer lineup with 4500 and 5530 e-All-in-One multifunction devices May 23rd 2013, 15:15
In addition to built-in wireless connectivity that lets you print from anywhere or from a smartphone, HP’s new Envy 4500 and 5530 multifunction printers also feature a new subscription service that ensures you never run out of ink.Media files:
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Millennial chick tweets about hit and run, turns out cops read Twitter too May 23rd 2013, 14:45
If you accidentally hit a cyclist with your car, do you (A) stop and see if they’re okay, (B) drive off at high speed or (C) immediately boast about it on Twitter? One British driver chose the last option, and it didn’t work out so well.Media files:
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Facebook cancels the UK launch of the HTC First, poor customer feedback gets the blame May 23rd 2013, 14:19
The HTC First won’t be released in the UK, exclusive carrier EE has confirmed. However, rather than being a network decision or at HTC’s insistence, it’s Facebook which has made the call.Media files:
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Watch this: A live orchestra plays ‘Carmen’ using only smartphones and tablets May 23rd 2013, 13:36
‘Hello Bank!’ which alleges to be Europe’s first fully-digital mobile bank, has a new spot featuring the Czech National Symphony Orchestra playing “Carmen” on smartphones and tablets, synced together over Wi-Fi.Media files:
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Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 780 and ShadowPlay software-based game capture May 23rd 2013, 13:20
Nvidia is ready to reveal its next Kepler card: the GeForce GTX 780. The card arrives in stores today, sliding into the lineup between the GeForce GTX Titan and GeForce GTX 680, at a suggested retail price of $649.Media files:
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‘Resident Evil: Revelations HD’ review – A well deserved second chance May 23rd 2013, 13:15
Resident Evil: Revelations was roundly ignored when it came out in Nintendo 3DS back at the beginning of 2012, but Capcom’s giving its horror game another shot. With an HD facelift, the game proves a solid entry in the Wii U library and a palette cleanser after Resident Evil 6.Media files:
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Honda to build engine for McLaren’s Porsche 911 competitor…or so we’d like to think May 23rd 2013, 12:15
Honda recently announced its teaming back up with its old racing buddy McLaren to build the new turbo’d 1.6-liter V6s for McLaren’s Formula 1 team. Could this pairing spell a Honda motor for the newly conceived of Porsche 911 competitor from McLaren? We’re hoping so.Media files:
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Go big and go home: How to install a video projector May 23rd 2013, 11:15
Nothing beats the sheer cinematic bliss of a 100-inch screen in your home theater, but setting up a projector to make that a reality isn’t as easy as popping open the box on a flat-screen TV. Here’s how to do it right.Media files:
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Imo.im rolls out its newsfeed “Broadcasts” to Android and iOS devices May 23rd 2013, 11:15
Imo.im launches Broadcasts, a social newsfeed, to help users discover people with common interests.Media files:
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Possible Samsung flexible tablet concept leaked, shows bendy screen in action May 23rd 2013, 11:04
A leaked image could have given us our first look at a Samsung tablet with a flexible display. The device’s bendy screen allows a flip out stand to be incorporated into the chassis.Media files:
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Apple’s iWatch unlikely to launch till late 2014, analyst claims May 23rd 2013, 10:45
If an Apple-made smartwatch is indeed in the works, its launch may be some way off. An analyst who’s called it right before with Apple’s product plans has said the so-called iWatch is unlikely to hit stores until late 2014.Media files:
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HP unveils new TouchSmart, Envy, Pavilion laptops and all-in-ones at bargain prices May 23rd 2013, 10:30
HP unveiled its back-to-school line-up with a ton of new all-in-one PCs and laptops. The awesomeness? They all feature touchscreens with the Pavilion 11 TouchSmart notebook starting at $399.Media files:
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‘Fast and the Furious 6′ review: If you have to read the review, you don’t want to see it May 23rd 2013, 10:15
Director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan build on the solid foundation established in Fast Five to deliver the most action-packed, universe-expanding take on fast, furious driving yet in Fast & Furious 6.Media files:
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Corning dismisses sapphire screens, says Gorilla Glass 3 is still the best way to protect gadgets May 23rd 2013, 10:09
In response to the growing interest in sapphire screens for mobile phones, Corning has hit back saying its new Gorilla Glass 3 covering can do everything sapphire can, and more.Media files:
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Microsoft Windows 8 ad uses Siri to make fun of iPad May 23rd 2013, 10:00
Siri is the star of a new ad featuring Apple’s iPad….however, the ad happens to be for Windows 8 and is the work of Microsoft.Media files:
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