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Raymond Wong

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Bio

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. His writing has appeared on DVICE, Ubergizmo, G4TV, Yahoo News, NBC blogs. You might even have seen his videos on Xbox LIVE.

Pearson Barnes Noble Investment

Pearson invests $89.5 million in Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media business

December 28th, 2012

Barnes & Nobles (BKS) announced on Friday that Pearson (PSO) will invest $89.5 million in cash in its NOOK Media business, giving the company a 5% equity stake. Earlier this year, Microsoft (MSFT) dropped $300 million for a 17.6% stake in NOOK Media. Pearson’s investment now leaves Barnes & Noble with 78.2% of the company while Microsoft holds a 16.8% …

ZTE Grand S Specs

ZTE Grand S to shake up phablet world with 6.9mm profile and high-end specs

December 28th, 2012

The Nubia Z5 isn’t the only feature-packed smartphone ZTE plans to release. The company is preparing to show off its Grand S, a 6.9-millimeter thick smartphone with a 5-inch full-HD display and a 13-megapixel camera rear camera. ZTE claims the Grand S will be the world’s thinnest 5-inch smartphone. According to UnwiredView the ZTE Grand S is also …

Ouya Console Dev Kit Shipments

Android-powered Ouya console now shipping to 1,200 developers [video]

December 28th, 2012

The Ouya console is no longer vaporware. The company announced on its blog on Friday that 1,200 Ouya console developer kits are boxed up and ready to be shipped out to awaiting programmers. Each kit includes a frosted translucent Ouya console that is about the size of a coffee mug, two frosted translucent controllers with batteries, …

iPad Mini Demand China

iPad mini met with ‘insatiable’ demand in China

December 28th, 2012

Despite a “soft” launch with few lines and seemingly abundant availability, China is going crazy for the iPad mini according Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White. His checks in China and Hong Kong reveal consumers are snapping up iPad minis at rapid rates, causing short supply, even with Apple (AAPL) opening two new retail stores …

South Korea Texting Regulation

South Korea prepares to ban profanity and porn from teenagers’ smartphones

December 28th, 2012

In a country where Internet addiction is a growing concern and playing StarCraft is considered a sport, South Korea is taking the necessary measures to curb “illegal [and] harmful information” according to NEWSis. The South Korean government is reportedly preparing to block profanity and pornography on smartphones owned by teenagers by installing special software on their devices. The …

Motorola Droid RAZR M HD Rumor

Motorola Droid RAZR M HD rumored to get larger 4.5-inch 720p display, bigger battery

December 28th, 2012

Motorola’s DROID RAZR M is arguably one of the best Android smartphones with a display under 4.5-inches. Its edge-to-edge screen might not be as sharp as the 720p and 1080p resolution displays other smartphones tout, but its combination of its superior battery life coupled with Smart Actions optimization clearly give it an edge for road warriors. Now, PhoneArena is …

Nintendo 3DS Porn Gift

Five-year-old finds porn on refurbished Nintendo 3DS from GameStop

December 28th, 2012

Five-year-old Brandon Giles must have been excited to receive a Nintendo 3DS for Christmas — at least, he was until he turned it on. According to 9News, Giles’ father bought a refurbished 3DS from GameStop (GME) in Colorado for his son. However, when his son turned  it on and started poking around, he found nine pornographic images of …

Samsung Galaxy Note Jelly Bean Update

Samsung details Jelly Bean update with new features for original Galaxy Note

December 27th, 2012

The Galaxy S III isn’t the only device getting new software features. Samsung (005930) confirmed on its website that the original Galaxy Note will be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which should mean it’ll run faster thanks to UI enhancements from “Project Butter.” Samsung-specific features including multi-window    view for true multitasking, pop-up apps, photo frame mode, enhanced S Note …

BlueStacks App Player OS X

750,000 Android apps invade OS X thanks to BlueStacks App Player

December 27th, 2012

Earlier this year, BlueStacks App Player made headlines by allowing Android apps run on Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 platform. The company announced on Thursday its App Player is now available in beta form for free on Mac, giving OS X users access to 750,000 Android apps normally reserved for smartphones and tablets.

Google Music Match Fix

How to fix incorrect song matches in Google Music

December 27th, 2012

Good news: there’s a workaround to fix the issues related to the bug where Google Music’s music-matching service replaced explicit versions of songs with clean ones. Droid-Life reports that users who are seeing the issue should do click on the arrow next to each song or album title. Then select “Fix incorrect match” from the drop down …