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HP updates desktop lineup with new Intel Haswell and AMD chips, starts at $290 May 24th 2013, 20:07
HP outfits five new desktops with the latest processors and discrete graphics from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia. There is literally a shiny new PC for everyone from gamers to students for every budget.Media files:
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Wii U sales reportedly surge in UK following Xbox One announcement May 24th 2013, 19:44
Sales of Nintendo’s Wii U appeared to increase by almost 400 percent on Amazon U.K. following the Xbox One unveiling on May 21, 2013.Media files:
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G-Project adds two new G’s to its crew May 24th 2013, 18:46
Wireless portable speaker manufacturer, G-Project, has added three new products to its high-value lineup. The G-Pop, G-Zip and G-Go are available now at popular retailers.Media files:
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Act fast! Four of the five Pagani Zonda R Evolutions to be built have been sold May 24th 2013, 18:45
$2.2-million seems like a lot to spend on a hypercar that’s not legal on the street. Withhold judgment until you learn that the Pagani Zonda R Evolution can do 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and only one of five still remains for sale.Media files:
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A new report claims that used games on Xbox One will cost nearly as much as new titles May 24th 2013, 18:42
Reports are pouring in that Microsoft and other publishers will take a cut, possibly as large as 90-percent, of Xbox One used game sales. Retailers are being made to register every transaction through a Microsoft service, sources say.Media files:
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SimCity goes all ‘green’ with Nissan LEAF solar canopy charging stations May 24th 2013, 18:15
First launched in 1989, the latest iteration of SimCity allows for users to install solar-powered Nissan LEAF-brand canopy charging stations, improving the wellbeing of nearby businesses and residents.Media files:
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Xbox One game case design revealed with ‘Forza Motorsport 5′ box art May 24th 2013, 18:13
The case design for Xbox One games is cleaner and devotes more space to box art than Xbox 360 cases, as you can see in Major Nelson’s reveal of the official box art for Forza Motorsport 5.Media files:
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‘Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D’ review: The second time is the charm May 24th 2013, 17:08
Nintendo’s ridiculous insistence on tacking motion controls on every Nintendo Wii game hobbled Donkey Kong Country Returns. Can the Nintendo 3DS save a broken game? Monster Games’ remake of the original loses none of the good and fixes every problem with the original release.Media files:
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No, Instagram is not mass deleting accounts – resume your normal lives, everyone May 24th 2013, 16:44
Some Instagram users are having a conniption because accounts were randomly deleted. But before you go raging on the photo-sharing network, read this.Media files:
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The more things change: Microsoft, Xbox One, and the pitfalls of the status quo May 24th 2013, 16:27
As gamers prepare to upgrade for a new console generation, the pressure is on Microsoft to change up some of its old ways on the Xbox One before dissatisfied fans start to abandon ship.Media files:
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Does the Xbox One’s Windows kernel mean it will run Windows 8 apps? May 24th 2013, 16:01
The next-gen Xbox One may have all the hallmarks of a Window 8 PC – x86 processor, 8GB RAM, and 500 GB of internal storage – but Windows 8 apps won’t just work on the game console.Media files:
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Black, white, and flat: Details leak on Jony Ive’s iOS 7 redesign May 24th 2013, 15:44
A new leak suggest that Apple’s Jony Ive may alter iOS 7 more significantly than we expected, with insiders describing its new look as “black, white, and flat all over.” The new look should debut at WWDC 2013 next month. Details inside.Media files:
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Intel’s Haswell chip will increase laptop battery life by 50 percent May 24th 2013, 15:30
With the Inel’s 4th-gen Core processor due to launch in just over a week, we’re starting to hear a few more specifics about what Haswell can really do. Today, Intel announced Haswell will offer a whopping 50 percent more battery life in laptops than Ivy Bridge did.Media files:
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Discovery reinvents itself for the Internet with TestTube May 24th 2013, 14:59
Discovery Communications has launched a major new push towards original online video content with TestTube, a video network of science-related programming with fifteen series available online and media streaming devices.Media files:
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Ladies, your love-hate relationship with the Internet is stressing you out May 24th 2013, 14:15
It’s not just Pinterest that is causing anxiety in women: In general, the female social media addiction is causing the sex more stress. Why is this happening, and is there anyway to stop the cruel cycle?Media files:
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Sleek pocket lighter makes an age-old kitchen tool look cool May 24th 2013, 13:45
No one ever thinks to redesign a pocket lighter… until someone does and you realize, “How did we ever stick with this same old crap for so long?” At least, that’s our feeling with the Sushi lighter by Rodrigo Torres.Media files:
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Say hello to Colin Hodge, the co-founder of Bang With Friends May 24th 2013, 13:32
We sat down with Colin Hodge, one of co-founders of the controversial dating app Bang With Friends, and learned more about how this product came to life, and why the developers have finally come out of anonymity.Media files:
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Patent déjà vu: Nokia files suit against HTC in U.S. (again) May 24th 2013, 12:46
Less than a year has passed since its last lawsuit against HTC, but Nokia is continuing its own litigation efforts, suing HTC again over software patents.Media files:
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Photography is not only fun and games at ThinkGeek, but a traffic and sales driver May 24th 2013, 12:15
Reflecting the whimsical nature of its products, online geek-chic retailer ThinkGeek has a lot of fun with its product photography, but it’s also good business, helping to contribute to the company’s increased sales and revenue.Media files:
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Google Drive Android app now scans, stores and searches your receipts and business cards May 24th 2013, 11:43
The latest update to the Google Drive Android app has added a very helpful scan feature, where receipts, business cards and documents can be scanned in as PDF files, then searched using OCR.Media files:
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Google Hangouts app review: A step forward for video chat… with some drawbacks May 24th 2013, 11:15
Google Hangouts once lived in Google+, but it’s broken out into its own stand alone app. It has tons of potential as a go-to choice for all forms of communication, but at the moment it doesn’t live up to what it could eventually be.Media files:
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Bidding war? Google reportedly in talks to buy Waze for $1 billion following interest from Facebook May 24th 2013, 10:45
Google is reportedly in talks with mapping and navigation company Waze over a buyout deal that could top $1 billion. A report earlier this month suggested Facebook was also engaged in discussions with the company. Bidding war, anyone?Media files:
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Microsoft uses Vine video to hint at WebGL support coming to Internet Explorer 11 May 24th 2013, 10:15
What’s this? According to a new video posted on Vine, it looks like Microsoft might finally be getting on the WebGL bandwagon with the release of Internet Explorer 11 later this summer.Media files:
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Tim Cook: Apple’s elaborate money shuffle isn’t a gimmick. Honest! May 24th 2013, 10:15
Apple may be America’s largest corporate taxpayer, but the company holds most of its cash in companies with no tax jurisdiction at all. Is that right?Media files:
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Super-slim Ascend P6 leaked, could be the star of Huawei’s June 18 show May 24th 2013, 10:13
Huawei has already sent out invitations to a launch event set for June 18, and it looks like the phone we’ll be introduced to will be the super-slim Ascend P6, which is rumored to measure just 6.18mm thick.Media files:
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Nature lovers take note – Galapagos Islands coming to Google Street View May 24th 2013, 09:45
In its ongoing qest to provide panoramic imagery for every square inch of the planet, Google has visited the famous Galapagos Islands, with imagery from the unique location coming to its Street View site later this year.Media files:
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Galaxy S4 Developer Editions coming to AT&T and Verizon, just don’t confuse them with Google’s S4 May 24th 2013, 09:24
It looks like AT&T and Verizon will be stocking a special developer edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 soon. However, although it may sound like the recently announced Google S4, there is an important difference.Media files:
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New report suggests iPhone 5S and low-cost iPhone to launch in range of colors – including gold May 24th 2013, 09:15
On Thursday Samsung said its flagship Galaxy S4 handset would soon launch in a range of new colors. Today another report emerged suggesting the next-generation iPhone will follow suit, with a gold option a possibility.Media files:
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Samsung executive says world’s first Tizen phone to be revealed very soon May 24th 2013, 08:10
As the 2013 Tizen Developers Conference in San Francisco draws to a close, rumors are spreading Samsung may reveal the world’s first Tizen smartphone before the end of the show. However, a late summer release is also still being discussed.Media files:
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An American snake in… Munich? The SRT Viper might be bound for Europe after all May 24th 2013, 00:15
Some lucky Germans could pay upwards of $120,000 for the SRT Viper, should an example or two find its way across the pond. With prices like that, we wonder if we’ve chosen the wrong business altogether.Media files:
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