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RumorTT: Apple preparing 27- and 32-inch 4K displays

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 9:10 am

Most people, including myself, have expected Apple to unveil a 4K-capable Cinema Display, but we're not quite there, yet. Well, now we have a tease thanks to Reddit, that Apple could be working on some 4K panels.

 

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There are two panels, a 27-inch panel, and a bigger, 32-inch display. Both panels offer 3840x2160 resolution, and would use Thunderbolt 2 technology to drive the display past the usual 2560x1440 resolution of the current Apple Thunderbolt Display. The more exciting tease here is that could not use the 16:9 aspect ratio (which provides the 3840x2160 resolution) and push a little bit further for 16:10, which would push out a resolution of 4096x2160, or the "Cinema 4K" standard.

Microsoft will merge Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone eventually

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 7:29 am

Microsoft's three key Windows platforms will eventually be merged into one, super OS, according to Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green. The MS exec recently spoke at the UBS Global Technology Summit, where she said that this merging will take some time.

 

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Larson-Green said: "We have the phone OS, we have Windows RT, and we have full Windows. We are not going to have three." The executive did have some comments regarding the necessity of the platform, for Microsoft's current operations: "We do think there is a world where there is a more mobile operating system, that doesn't have the risks to battery life or the risk to security [that Windows does]," she said, "but it also comes with a cost of flexibility."

Over 12,000 Xbox One consoles sold on eBay since November 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 6:30 am

It looks like eBay isn't just popular for the PS4, but also the Xbox One, with over 12,000 consoles sold since November 1. Considering Microsoft itself sold over 1 million Xbox One units in 24 hours - at least 12,000 of those were re-sold on eBay.

 

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7,000 of the Xbox One's sold over eBay were during the launch weekend, November 22-24. Did you get your Xbox One from eBay? Let us know in the comments.

Garry's Mod has sold over 3.5 million copies, isn't slowing down

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 5:31 am

Garry's Mod is a runaway success, with the pun intended for the picture below, with over 3.5 million copies sold, and rising. It is doubling its sales every year, which is impressive to say the least.

 

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The man behind the mod, Garry Newman, attributes the success of Garry's Mod to the increasing popularity of Steam, user-generated content, and additions in titles like Team Fortress 2, as well as the video game-based footage on YouTube, and the like. For a $10 Steam title, it has pulled in over $22 million in sales since its release.

Battlefield 4 on the PS4 receives its crash-fixing patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 4:32 am

If you're experiencing issues with Battlefield 4 on your PlayStation 4, never fear, a patch is near. EA has just pushed an update out for BF4 on the PS4, which should fix those crashing issues.

 

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The PS4 version has had issues from the get-go, but this new patch should hopefully fix things up. The updated BF4 should also include a fix for the issues involving the single-player campaign save file corruption problems, and a connection bug that involved PlayStation Plus. Aren't you glad you own a console? Where you never have issues and problems, like those troublesome PCs?

iHeartRadio gets updated on Android; adds lock screen player and more

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 3:40 am

Local radio streaming service app; iHeartRadio has put out a new update for their Android app with some neat new features. Among the new features are lock screen and notification dock players which will make accessing the volume, play and pause buttons much easier since you won't have to go open up the app to do so.

 

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iHeartRadio has also added local news, weather and traffic updates which are accessible through the user created stations. Pages for the iHeartRadio Talk shows can also be found in the app, you can also now set up notifications for news or music. If you want to try out these neat and useful features check it out on the Google Play Store.

Google begin inviting more Google Glass Explorers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 3:32 am

Google is sending out more invites, which will see more users walking around with Google Glass Explorer Edition devices, making me more and more jealous as the days go by. Google has invited many more people, with the following message being sent around:

 

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Hi there

 

When you asked us how to get Glass on this site, we told you there would be more chances to join the Explorer Program...someday. Well, today's the day.

 

The sneak peek of the Glass Developer Kit (GDK) is available now, making it possible to build new and innovative kinds of Glassware. We're now inviting you, as a developer, to purchase Glass, become an Explorer, and join us in taking the next step in developing for Glass.

 

Click on the purchase code below to begin your adventures with Glass.

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Google has "Holiday Specials" going on for the Nexus 7 and Chromecast

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 2:20 am

Google has announced a "Holiday Special." If you purchase a Nexus 7 in the United States or Canada through the Google Play Store you'll receive a $25 Google Play gift card and free shipping. Google says the offer is valid for a "Limited Time." This assumingly is by the end of December. Other than the Nexus 7 there is also a deal going on for the Google Chromecast, you can get $6 Google Play movie credit with its purchase.

 

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Fine Print: "Good for one $25 Google Play credit (excluding devices and subscriptions). Offer expires on, and must be added to a Google Wallet account by March 31, 2014. Once added, credit must be used on Google Play by March 31, 2015."

GameStop unveils Black Friday deals, includes Battlefield 4 for $25

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1:45 am

Black Friday is quickly approaching and information on various retailers sales is beginning to pour in. Today GameStop announced that it has hired 17,000 more people to help staff its stores on Friday, and has also released its Black Friday sale list. The list may not be very large, but for those of you lucky enough to get into a GameStop early enough, massive savings await.

 

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Unfortunately none of the next-generation consoles are on the list, but you could score an Xbox 360, or PS3 both with 250GB HDDs for just $250 each. Alternatively, Battlefield 4 will be on sale for just $24.99 which equates to more than half off of its MSRP. A Sophix 7-inch Android tablet will be on hand for just $70 as well.

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Acer announces their new C720P touchscreen Chromebook for $299.99

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 27, 2013 1:18 am

Acer has announced their new Acer C720P Chromebook, which is a touchscreen version of their C720 budget Chromebook that was introduced last month. The Acer C720P will be available early December, and will come equipped with a HD 11.6 inch 1366x768 LED touchscreen display. This is Acer's first touchscreen Chromebook.

 

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The Acer C720P has a 7.5 hour battery life and a 7-second boot up time. It runs off an Intel Celeron 2955U processor, it also comes with a 32GB SSD and 2GB of DDR3 memory. Other features include an HD webcam, duel speakers, both USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, as well as an HDMI port. It can support 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and will come with 100GB of Google drive storage free for two years, plus 12 free Gogo inflight passes. The Acer C720P will be available to purchase from Amazon, Best Buy, and directly from Acer early December for $299.99.

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