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Most profitable iOS app? The HBO Now app

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Apps | Posted: 6 days, 10 hours ago

HBO's decision to launch a standalone streaming service to desktop and mobile users seems like it was a brilliant move, as HBO Now was the top grossing app for Apple iOS in May, the App Annie research firm found.




App Annie hasn't finalized June app figures yet, but expect HBO Now to remain near the top once again.


HBO Now, which is $14.99 per month, was able to top Spotify, Hulu, and other subscription-based streaming services. Using your iPhone, iPad, or other Apple device is the easiest way to watch premium content not attached to a cable or subscription plan.

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Create Your Own Android Games With Zero Experience

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 6 days, 10 hours ago



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Report: PC game development catching up to mobile in the UK

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 12 hours ago

Almost half of UK studios were focused on mobile game development in the UK in 2014, but is facing increased pressure from PC game developers. The mobile lead dropped from 49 percent to 48 percent year-over-year when comparing 2014 to 2013, while PCs increased from 34 percent up to 37 percent, according to the TIGA UK video game trade association.




Of course, PC game development includes retail and online PC games, social network games and MMOs - and the shift more towards PC could continue through this year.


"PC, in contrast, gained steam in 2014, with 37 percent of studios adopting it as their primary platform choice up from 34 percent in 2013," said Dr. Richard Wilson, CEO OF TIGA.

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ESL hosts a massive 300+ team CS:GO online qualifier

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 12 hours ago

With the first ESL One Cologne pre-qualifier coming to an end, HLTVorg broke the news that over 300 teams from various parts of Europe all took place in this mammoth event.




Setting out to qualify for the upcoming live event on June 25-26 in Cologne, Germany, teams named 1337, ENCORE, INSHOCK and PiTER were victorious this time around - with the rest having to wait for subsequent pre-qualifiers to take place soon.


Interestingly enough, team 1337 competed with three stand-in players this time around but still managed to wash away its competition, taking the number one spot. These four qualified teams will join the invitees of; Dignitas, Titan, HellRaisers, PENTA Sports and FlipSid3 Tactics at the offline event.

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ROCCAT announces new cloth mousepad, the Taito Control

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

Designed as a cloth mousepad with a slightly more resistant surface for control purposes, ROCCAT's new Taito Control mousepad further comes bundled with stitched edges in order to prevent fraying and surface-lift.




Complete with a 3mm thickness, this ROCCAT blue mousepad sets out to last a little longer for all gamers, described in a recent press release as bringing "the style and the substance" that we all need.


Set for release immediately at a price of $16.99 USD, this well-priced mousepad is sized at 400 x 320mm.

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Don't expect Nintendo to suddenly jump on the VR bandwagon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

Until virtual reality matures and establishes, don't expect too many breakthroughs beyond gaming. Microsoft and Sony both seem interested in helping VR succeed, but Nintendo doesn't share their enthusiasm.




Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said VR is "just tech," and it must be made fun and social - which is something that it's not. During E3, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto said VR isn't a good fit for Nintendo right now - but didn't fully shut out the idea that VR could one day be in the plans.


Nintendo, which chose not to engage Microsoft and Sony in the new generation console war, also isn't a huge fan of VR. Instead of trying to compete directly in VR, expect Nintendo to show a larger interest in helping global eSports develop.

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Lite-On announces low latency M.2 PCIe SSDs for cloud servers

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: 6 days, 15 hours ago

Commonly known to the consumer market for its ODD options, Lite-On has expanded its overall range with the recent announcement of low latency M.2 PCIe SSDs designed with cloud computing in mind.




This product is set for its first public showcase on August 11-13, 2015 at the Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This was coupled with the information in a recently issued press release that this product launch helps continue Lite-On's achievement of being the fastest growing PC OEM manufacturer in the world, as reported by Gartner.


These new form factor PCIe SSDs offer a 36% power save when compared to standard 2.5" SADA SSDs and further feature end-to-end data coupled with power loss protection to ensure stability and reliability at all times.

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Nike uses VR to help you experience the world seen by Neymar

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 days, 15 hours ago

Nike is embracing virtual reality and recently published a video that allows soccer fans to "experience the Neymar Jr. Effect in virtual reality." To get the full immersive experience, Nike recommends using a Google Android smartphone paired with a Cardboard headset.



Despite being only 23 years old, Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar, who currently plays for Barcelona, is one of the best players in the world. This is a clever marketing effort by Nike, which allows viewers to use the 360-degree video view on mobile devices or a PC, but the virtual reality aspect is the most interesting.


"To view in virtual reality with your Cardboard headset on your Android device, open this link in the YouTube app, then tap the cardboard headset icon in the bottom right to switch into virtual reality viewing mode. Place your phone horizontally in the headset and look inside."

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Ozone Gaming and xPeke team up to create a LoL-centered mousepad

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 6 days, 16 hours ago

"It's very exciting for me to start developing products that we can call our own" explained Enrique "xPeke" Cedeño, captain of Origen gaming and the lead designer of a new mousepad collaboration with Ozone gaming. "This mousepad offers exactly what we need: a surface with a high level of resistance and accuracy which delivers a perfect performance" continued xPeke, happy with the release on offer.




In order to show further support for the gaming scene, specifically League of Legends, Ozone Gaming has worked together with xPeke and his Origen LCS team in order to design a new team-branded mousepad, simply titled 'ORIGEN'. Featuring a standard anti-slip rubber base and a large size of 450x400x4mm, it's also worth noting that this mousepad sits at 0.5mm-1mm thicker than many others on the market.


It's often that peripheral brands will release a limited run of products brandishing sponsored team logos, giving the team a cut of the sales made. It's not confirmed that Origen will be receiving funding from Ozone due to this partnership, but we would like to know for certain either way.

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PNY adds to the tiny flash drive collection

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 6 days, 18 hours ago

It seems miniscule flash drives are the 'in' thing right now, with PNY announcing it's 10(H)x 16(W) x 35(L)mm HP v160 flash drive to the market, weighing in at only 4.3 grams.




Unfortunately it's only USB 2.0 but the internal sizing does range massively from 8GB to 64GB depending on your needs. If you're worried about misplacing the product, PNY does offer a strap hole in order to connect a lanyard or secure it to your wallet, plus Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8 support.


For the Apple fans, Mac OS 10.3 and above is supported by this release and is further to a two year manufacturer warranty upon purchase.

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