Apple Watch Vs Fitbit

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

By on October 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM.

Apple ousts the competition as it prepares to take on fitness with the Apple Watch

Leading up the launch of the Apple Watch next year, Apple will stop selling Fitbit devices at its retail stores, Re/code has learned. The sources were not clear about why Apple will be cutting off its partnership with Fitbit, but Re/code notes that this news comes just one week after Fitbit confirmed it has no plans to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit software any time soon. More →

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Google Android 5.0 Lollipop Casting Video

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

By on October 15, 2014 at 2:40 PM.

Mystery solved: This video explains how Google landed on Lollipop

It’s official: the next version of Android will carry the name Lollipop. After months of speculation, the most popular answer turned out to be the correct one as Google unveiled Android 5.0 alongside a new range of Nexus devices. We’re sure to hear plenty more about the update in the coming weeks as Lollipop begins rolling out to select Android devices, but how exactly did Google land on the name in the first place? We were given a hint yesterday, but now the truth has been revealed. More →

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Google Nexus Player

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

By on October 15, 2014 at 12:35 PM.

Google just unveiled a new Nexus device that no one saw coming

As expected, Google officially announced release details regarding the Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Android 5.0 Lollipop software on Wednesday, but another Android device made its way into the announcement as well: the Nexus Player. More →

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Google Android L Name

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

By on October 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM.

Google cruelly teases Android L’s real name in hilarious new video

In celebration of National Dessert Day, Google has decided to poke fun at the unending search for the truth behind Android L. What does the L really stand for? Lemon Merengue Pie? Licorice? Lollipop? In a casting video posted on the official Android YouTube account, Google suggests a few more names, including Lava Cake, Lemon Drop and Lady Finger. More →

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Xbox One vs PS4 Sales

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

By on October 14, 2014 at 4:24 PM.

Did the Xbox One finally outsell the PS4 in September?

It looks like Microsoft’s efforts to attract a larger audience to the Xbox One are finally paying off. GamesBeat reports that in a recent note to investors, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter estimated that the Microsoft moved 325,000 Xbox One units in the U.S. last month while Sony ended the month with 250,000 PlayStation 4 sales. More →

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Sprint iPhone 6 Promotion

Here’s how you can try the iPhone 6 for a month for just $5

By on October 14, 2014 at 3:14 PM.

Here’s how you can try the iPhone 6 for a month for just $5

Sprint announced on Tuesday that it would begin offering a “Loyalty Service Credit” for all of its existing customers that will allow them to lease a new iPhone 6 for just $5 a month without changing their plans. The iPhone 6 Plus comes in at $10 a month. More →

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Nexus 6 Android L Leak

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

By on October 14, 2014 at 12:15 PM.

This could be our first look at the Nexus 6 running Android L

Infamous smartphone leaker Evan Blass might have given up on spoiling surprises as a professional endeavor, but the occasional leak still trickles through his @evleaks Twitter account, as was the case on Tuesday when Blass published a press render of a very familiar looking smartphone. As he notes, there is no reference to the phone’s origin in the image, but the render looks nearly identical to earlier images of the Nexus 6 running Android L. More →

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Chromecast Kickstarter

Chromecast’s powers may soon extend to the realm of online games

By on October 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM.

Chromecast’s powers may soon extend to the realm of online games

Google’s Chromecast is an incredibly intuitive take on the set-top box, but it has its limitations. For example, it’s not much of a games console, but Concept96 hopes to change that with its very first casual game designed specifically for the Chromecast. In its Kickstarter campaign, Concept96 is asking for just £1000 (~$1600) to build Buzzb, a multiplayer quiz game that lifts videos and music from YouTube, Soundcloud and other online sources. More →

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Windows 10 Technical Preview

Here’s a good sign that people might flock to Windows 10 when it comes out

By on October 13, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Here’s a good sign that people might flock to Windows 10 when it comes out

Late last month, Microsoft threw everyone for a loop with the announcement of Windows 10. We still haven’t gotten a satisfactory answer as to why the company skipped a version, but looks like the gimmick was a success — Microsoft announced via the Windows Blog on Monday that over 1 million users have signed up for the Windows Insider Program. More →

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Review
Bayonetta 2 Review

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

By on October 13, 2014 at 3:51 PM.

Bayonetta 2 review: A witch scorned

Bayonetta 2 doesn’t belong on the Wii U. It’s also exactly what the Wii U needs.

Bayonetta, the character, is everything that Nintendo hasn’t been for the past two console generations: brash, confident and self-aware. She has a sense of humor and she’ll never turn down a challenge, no matter how insurmountable it may appear. Nintendo’s willingness to take on this franchise might not be enough to restore its credibility with the core gaming crowd, but it’s a confident move in the right direction. More →

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iOS 8 Autocomplete Song

The most hilarious thing you’ll see today: The iOS 8 autocomplete song

By on October 13, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

The most hilarious thing you’ll see today: The iOS 8 autocomplete song

Having recently capitalized on the disastrous launch of iOS 8.0.1 with one of his timeliest songs of the year, Jonathan Mann is back with another Apple-themed ditty. This one is slightly more obtuse than the update song, but is equally hilarious. Rather than writing a song about the occasionally ridiculous iOS 8 autocomplete feature, one which has been complicit in willfully handing over our passwords, he let the song write itself. More →

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iPad Air 2 Concept Images

iPad Air 2 concept brings the iPhone 6’s beautiful design to tablets

By on October 13, 2014 at 11:44 AM.

iPad Air 2 concept brings the iPhone 6’s beautiful design to tablets

Now that Apple has launched its new phones and revealed its first smartwatch, the seemingly endless stream of concept images from around the Internet has come to a grinding halt. There’s not much to conceptualize any more, but on the heels of the latest Apple event announcement, Martin Hajek has returned with a brand new mockup of the iPad Air 2, which is expected to be unveiled at the event on October 16th. More →

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Preview
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Preview

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

By on October 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris gives you the power to mess with your friends

On Wednesday afternoon, I had the opportunity to demo a slate of upcoming games from Square Enix, the ever-expanding publisher / developer behind some of the most iconic franchises in the industry. As expected, the company has all of its bases covered once again in 2014, but a few titles stand out, compelling curious fans of the studio to experience something that breaks from tradition. These are the impressions of one of those games. More →

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