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Google bringing Fiber to Grandview, Missouri, a city just south of Kansas City

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: May 8, 2013 6:11 am

Google has announced that Grandview, Missouri will join the growing list of cities in which Google Fiber will be available. This announcement comes just five days after Google announced that Shawnee, Kansas residents could expect Google Fiber to become available in the coming months and years.

 

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Like the last announcement, the details were a bit on the light side. Residents know that they will be getting Fiber, but they don't know when. Grandview is located just south of Kansas City, the first city to get Google Fiber. This will make the expansion easy and makes logical sense as to why Google picked it for Google Fiber.

 

Google shows no signs of slowing down Fiber roll out. In fact, the announcements seem to be speeding up, suggesting that Google ultimately wants to be an ISP. Keep your fingers crossed that Fiber soon makes its way to your city.

LOLTT: Woman accused of stalking self and blaming ex's new girlfriend

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2013 5:06 am

Every now and again you have to take a step back and go, "Do I really belong on this planet?" This is certainly one of those moments. Police in Michigan say a woman set up a fake Facebook account so she could stalk...herself. That's right, she stalked herself and sent herself nasty messages. Better yet, she blamed them on her ex's new girlfriend.

 

 

The ABC report, embedded above, does a great job of explaining the story, but I'll add some details. According to Kent Country Sheriff's Detective Jason Russo, police investigated where the messages were coming from and it led back to her computer. She also confessed that she resorted to these actions because she couldn't get over the relationship.

 

Evidence shows that Nelson used her computer to set up false Facebook accounts using Kevin Haarsma's personal information. Nelson used this account to make it appear that she was being stalked and harassed by Kevin's new girlfriend by posting threatening messages.

 

This is the world we live in, folks.

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Bethesda announces Wolfenstein: The New Order

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 8, 2013 4:12 am

Bethesda announced a new Wolfenstein game that has been completely re-imagined. Along with the announcement, Bethesda released a trailer for the upcoming game. We've embedded the trailer below for your viewing pleasure:

 

 

The new game will see players in control of B.J. Blazkowicz, an American war hero, in an alternative world where the Nazis came out on top in World War II. The game is set in the 1960's and will require players to take the fight to the Nazis via an impossible counter-offensive.

 

The game is slated to launch in the fourth quarter on PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and next-gen consoles. If we see the game at E3, we'll be sure to go hands-on.

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ReportTT: Next iPhone's display will be going into production next month; Sharp, LG, and Japan Display producing them

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2013 3:10 am

Nikkan is reporting that the displays going into the next iPhone will go into production next month. According to the report, Sharp, LG, and Japan Display will be the companies responsible for producing the displays used in the next-generation iPhone.

 

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It looks as though the device will be similar to the current iPhone 5 in shape and capabilities. If the next iPhone is launched under the S nomenclature, we expect it to come with an upgraded camera, processor, and not much else. We also continue to hear rumors that the device will be available in a multitude of colors.

 

If display production does start in June, it would line up with a projected launch date in late August to September. Of course, reports are just that: reports. This could prove to be an inaccurate report and the iPhone could launch before or after the projected time frame.

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S4 software, brings with it better performance

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 8, 2013 2:10 am

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 on AT&T will be pleased to hear that they are the first to get an update to their device. Users who have already upgraded their software are reporting that the update brings with it faster performance and smoother animations.

 

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The 21MB doesn't come with a changelog, so it's hard to definitively say what Samsung has updated in the latest version. The update should be available over-the-air, though users can also update it using Samsung's desktop Kies software. To download the OTA update, head to Settings > More > About Device > Software update

Say hello to 12 new Grand Theft Auto V screenshots

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 8, 2013 1:34 am

Rockstar Games has released no less than twelve new screenshots from the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V game. The graphics are really impressive, to say the least, and the new screenshots display a multitude of scenes ranging from gorgeous sunsets to high-speed chases. Take a look at one that has both:

 

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I've never been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, but I'm starting to change my mind. The more I see of GTA V, the more I think its a first-day purchase for myself. What are your thoughts on the graphics? See the rest of the screenshots at the source link or in the gallery below.

Xbox to be in attendance of Gamescom with 'next chapter of Xbox gaming experiences'

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 8, 2013 1:05 am

Microsoft is really making a push for the next-gen Xbox. Likely trying to win back support after being second to the unveiling party, Xbox's social media marketing manager tweeted that Xbox would make a return to Gamescom at the 2013 event this summer.

 

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My hopes are that Microsoft will get all of the details out in the open at their May 21 event, though it's starting to seem like we'll get bits and pieces of information at each of the three events. The tweet reads: "Xbox will be back at gamescom this August. 'Next chapter of Xbox gaming experience' on show. Can't wait, LOVE gamescom."

 

We will, of course, provide our readers the full details of Xbox's Gamescom 2013 event.

RumorTT: Google to open retail stores specifically for Google Glass

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 8, 2013 12:33 am

According to Business Insider, Google is planning to open retail stores specifically to sell Google Glass. This comes via a second-hand source who knows someone working with Sergey Brin to plan the Glass stores. In many ways, these stores make sense. People are going to want need to try Glass out before putting $1,500 down for their own pair.

 

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These retail stores would focus solely on Glass. It's important that users be able to try Glass out and have it set up properly. Much like Apple's One-to-One training, Google's retail installations would help configure Glass for each user and give them an in-depth explanation of how to work it all.

 

As with all rumors, we encourage you to approach this with a bit of skepticism.

Google adds new, 'highly-requested' features to Hangouts On Air

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: May 8, 2013 12:02 am

Google has added some "highly-requested" features to Hangouts on Air. Google warns that Hangouts could take a bit longer to start as a result of these changes. "As part of these enhancements, it may take longer to set up your Hangout On Air. For example: the 'Start broadcasting' button may be grayed out for a bit, before it turns red. Nothing to worry about, this is just us getting everything in place before you go live."

 

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The updated features include the ability to rewind live broadcasts, access recordings of the broadcast directly after it ends, and start live broadcasts without having to refresh the page. Google details exactly what these improvements entail:

 

  • Rewind live broadcasts. Regardless when you start watching, you can always go back to the beginning.
  • Access recordings immediately after your broadcast. Once you're no longer On Air, your recording will be waiting for you on YouTube.
  • Watch higher quality Hangouts On Air on the go. If you're tuning in from your mobile device, you'll notice better-looking video.
  • Start live broadcasts without having to refresh. When you visit a page with a Hangout On Air (like Events or YouTube), the video will begin playing as soon as the show starts -- no refresh required.

LeakedTT: Are these pictures of the Huawei P6-U06?

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 7, 2013 11:31 pm

Pictures of a super thin mobile device have leaked out and rumors suggest the device could be the Huawei P6-U06. The P6-U06 was first seen in a TENAA filing--the China equivalent of the US' FCC--last week. At the time, many were impressed with the 6.18mm thickness spec, an incredible achievement by any measure--pardon the pun.

 

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There is no way to verify if these pictures are the real deal, but they seem to match up with the TENAA filing. The device looks somewhat similar to the iPhone 5, albeit quite a bit thinner. It features a metal band around a sleek black device. We're still waiting for an official confirmation from Huawei, which will likely come sooner rather than later.

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