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Twitch adding streaming for mobile games 'soon'

Twitch adding streaming for mobile games 'soon'

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Gaming community Twitch announced live broadcasting and game capture for mobile games, as it moves past the console and PC. The company will soon release a mobile SDK game developers can put in their iOS and Android games, and it will enable gamers... >>

WeTransfer's iPhone app will let you send big photo and video files in seconds

WeTransfer's iPhone app will let you send big photo and video files in seconds

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File transfer service WeTransfer is expanding past the web and on to mobile with a new iOS app, enabling users to send multiple high-res photos and videos, without the need for a sign-up process.We've all been in the situation before where we want to... >>

Full-screen video ads may soon come to your favourite iPhone apps

Full-screen video ads may soon come to your favourite iPhone apps

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Apple will be altering its iAd platform to allow full-screen advertisements on the iPhone, giving advertisers and developers a better chance to monetise their apps.The change will come in the near future, according to AdAge, bringing along the feeling... >>

Xbox One's big update for March released: New features explained

Xbox One's big update for March released: New features explained

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Microsoft started to rollout the March update to Xbox One users on Tuesday, bringing several enhancements with it ahead of the Titanfall release on 11 March. Most notably, Twitch live streaming integration will be found on the next-generation console... >>

Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference?

Roku Streaming Stick vs Google Chromecast: What's the difference?

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The battle for the living room rages on.Roku on Tuesday announced the expansion of its efforts with a new Streaming Stick that effectively takes on the Google Chromecast released in May 2013.Both come to the market as a cheap solution for you to watch... >>

Logitech unveils Harmony Keyboard to make typing easier for living room devices

Logitech unveils Harmony Keyboard to make typing easier for living room devices

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Logitech's latest addition to its Harmony line is aimed at set-top boxes and gaming machines, hoping to make it easier for you to type and navigate. But it's not the Harmony remote you've come to know.The Harmony Keyboard announced on Tuesday features... >>

Microsoft planning adapter to beam content to HDTV from Surface 2

Microsoft planning adapter to beam content to HDTV from Surface 2

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Microsoft has filed for a "Surface Wireless Display Adapter" with the FCC, revealing the company may have a new way for Surface 2 owners to beam content to their HDTV.The filing didn't reveal a release date or pricing for the Display Adapter, but did... >>

HBO Go launches on PlayStation 3 for US subscribers

HBO Go launches on PlayStation 3 for US subscribers

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HBO's Go streaming service began to rollout to the PlayStation 3 on Tuesday, after Sony teasing the release in January.The new app will enable subscribers of the cable channel, only available in US, to watch content from the console. Popular HBO Go... >>

Apple to release iOS 7.1 'any day now'

Apple to release iOS 7.1 'any day now'

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Apple will release iOS 7.1 "any day now", an update expected to bring several software enhancements to the platform, according to John Gruber of Daring Fireball.The prominent Apple blogger says the release is necessary for a new iOS app that will stream... >>

Ouya wants to create ecosystem, have its Android-based software on more devices

Ouya wants to create ecosystem, have its Android-based software on more devices

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Ouya is in talk with hardware partners to license its software, potentially taking on Valve's Steam OS, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman revealed in an interview with A-List Daily on Monday.Ouya launched its $99 hardware with Android-based gaming software in 2013,... >>

Rockstar to get BAFTA fellowship for its achievements in gaming

Rockstar to get BAFTA fellowship for its achievements in gaming

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) will grant Rockstar Games, the makers of Grand Theft Auto, a Fellowship award at the 2014 Games Awards Ceremony. BAFTA calls the award the highest accolade it bestows on a contribution to film,... >>

Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division

Nintendo wants to improve quality of life with new health division

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Nintendo will focus on improving the quality of life for users "in enjoyable ways" over the next 10 years, Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo, said in a letter on Monday. The news of Nintendo's refocusing follows struggling game sales caused by the... >>

Microsoft Research creates 3D browser to beam content to every wall of your room

Microsoft Research creates 3D browser to beam content to every wall of your room

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Microsoft's research division has created a 3D browser prototype called SurroundWeb that beams content to every wall of your room. The prototype actually works, says Microsoft, as it scans the room for projectable services in one minute, and can then... >>

Microsoft could be taking Xbox Live cross-platform to iOS and Android

Microsoft could be taking Xbox Live cross-platform to iOS and Android

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Microsoft will extend Xbox Live support within mobile games past Windows Phone and onto iOS and Android, according to The Verge.The Xbox SmartGlass apps for iOS and Android have experimented with achievements in the past. However, Microsoft wants... >>

Android surpassed iOS to become top tablet software in 2013, says research

Android surpassed iOS to become top tablet software in 2013, says research

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Android has passed iOS to become the top operating system for tablets worldwide, according to research firm Gartner.Android's tablet marketshare grew to 62 per cent during 2013, compared to iOS' 36 per cent during the same period, according to the research.... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping

Samsung Chromebook 2 unveiled with more power and leather wrapping

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Samsung has announced a pair of new Series 2 Chromebooks, both featuring the faux leather made famous on its Galaxy Note 3 phablet.Both ditch the plastic feel of other Chromebooks on the market, hoping to give you something a bit more elegant. Samsung... >>

HTC One M8 gets full-leak treatment, here's every detail

HTC One M8 gets full-leak treatment, here's every detail

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A YouTube user going by "GadgetReviews" posted a 12-minute video taking us on a walkthrough of the HTC One M8 on Sunday, confirming pretty much everything we've already known before it's set to be unveiled in late-March.The video has been taken down,... >>

Shakeup: Microsoft top execs Tony Bates and Tami Reller out

Shakeup: Microsoft top execs Tony Bates and Tami Reller out

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Microsoft is set to announce the departure of two top executives, Tony Bates and Tami Reller, on Tuesday, according to Recode.Bates, who founded Skype and was tipped for the Microsoft CEO spot, currently serves as the executive vice president of business... >>

HTC Watch movie service shutting down in the UK on 31 March

HTC Watch movie service shutting down in the UK on 31 March

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HTC plans to shut down its movie rental and purchase service, called HTC Watch, on 31 March in the UK, an email to users revealed on Sunday.The shutdown wasn't given an explanation, however HTC told users in the email to download movie purchases to their... >>

Tesla's affordable Model E will be 20 per cent smaller than Model S, have 200 mile range

Tesla's affordable Model E will be 20 per cent smaller than Model S, have 200 mile range

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Tesla's upcoming Model E, aimed to be an affordable all-electric car for the mass market, will be smaller than the Model S currently available.Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk told the California Public Utilities Commission the Model E will be 80 per... >>

Hipstamatic's Oggl adds AirPlay support in version 2.1

Hipstamatic's Oggl adds AirPlay support in version 2.1

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Hipstamatic has released version 2.1 of Oggl, and it most notably adds a new SurfMode feature to the Instagram-rivalling photo app.SurfMode enables users to turn their device sideways into landscape orientation and begin seeing a slideshow of images.... >>

BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come

BlackBerry talks next BBM update for iPhone and Android, group photo messaging to come

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BlackBerry has detailed a new version of BBM for iPhone and Android, as competition in the mobile messaging space heats up.The Waterloo-based company says the most notable feature coming in the new version is that it will enable users to send pictures... >>

Samsung Chromebook 2 could be the next to get faux-leather

Samsung Chromebook 2 could be the next to get faux-leather

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Samsung will extend its faux-leather treatment past the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab series, to its Chromebook 2, if a photo from EvLeaks is to be believed. The tipster posted a photo to his Twitter account Saturday that shows a Chrome symbol mixed with... >>

First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes

First iOS in the Car integration to come next week: Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes

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Apple will formally unveil its iOS in the Car initiative next week at the Geneva Motor Show, after showing glimpses of the infotainment software in the past, according to the Financial Times.The publication says Apple has partnered with Ferrari, Volvo,... >>

Netflix team hacks together custom playlists, sleep tracking

Netflix team hacks together custom playlists, sleep tracking

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Netflix recently held a company Hack Day, at which its team got experimental and made new projects for the streaming video network. Netflix posted the most notable hacks on its blog, including Netflix Beam, custom playlists, and sleep tracking through... >>

Google Hangouts for iOS gets iPad optimisation with a little touch of iOS 7

Google Hangouts for iOS gets iPad optimisation with a little touch of iOS 7

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Google is once again firming its position so it can continue supporting its iOS apps, and doing it beautifully. The maker of Android released a big "version 2.0" update of its Hangouts for iOS messaging app on Thursday, bringing a look that gels well... >>

Minecraft movie in the works as it crosses 100 million registered users

Minecraft movie in the works as it crosses 100 million registered users

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Top video game Minecraft will be hitting the big screen, the game's creator Markus Persson announced on Thursday. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," Persson tweeted. "I wanted to... >>

Amazon said to be launching music streaming service through Prime

Amazon said to be launching music streaming service through Prime

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Amazon is planning a music streaming service to take on Spotify and Rdio, according to Recode. The new service is said to be being offered by Amazon to members of its Prime yearly subscription service. It's not clear when the music streaming service might... >>

Google Chrome beta adds built-in 'Ok Google' voice search

Google Chrome beta adds built-in 'Ok Google' voice search

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Google Chrome will get voice search built-in for all users, if a new beta released on Thursday is any indication.Google updated the Chrome Canary (beta) build with the addition of its "Ok Google" search functionality, made popular on several Android handsets. Read: OK... >>

Boeing creates phone to keep secrets top secret

Boeing creates phone to keep secrets top secret

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Boeing has launched its first smartphone, the Boeing Black, but you probably won't be able to get your hands on it. The futuristic handset takes a security approach, rather than trying to compete with the likes of Samsung, Apple or HTC. The company -... >>

European Commission holding talks with Apple, Google over in-app purchase policy

European Commission holding talks with Apple, Google over in-app purchase policy

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The European Commission will be holding talks with Google, Apple and others in the industry on Thursday and Friday to iron out rules for in-app purchases.The talks come after reports saying children are making in-app purchases without parent's permission,... >>

Samsung will let developers use Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner in apps

Samsung will let developers use Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner in apps

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Samsung released the software development kit for its Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch, and Gear Fit fitness band at Mobile World Congress on Wednesday.Most notably, the SDK will open developers to the Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanning technology,... >>

Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April

Google holding developer conference for Project Ara modular smartphone in April

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Google has announced plans for its first developers conference for the Project Ara modular smartphone prototype, 15 April to 16 April, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Some thought the Project Ara was just a pipedream, but... >>

Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool

Steam games could become a lot cheaper thanks to new developer tool

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Valve is implementing a new tool for developers, which, in some cases, could make game prices on Steam much cheaper. Valve will now allow developers to run Steam game sales and discount games whenever developers choose, the company has announced through... >>

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

Google: We never tried to buy WhatsApp, what are you talking about?

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Google has denied claims on Wednesday that it made a bid for WhatsApp, before the messaging app was acquired by Facebook earlier this month for more than $16 billion. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android and Chrome at Google, called the... >>

Google and Motorola's smartwatch prototype from 2013 shown in leaked photos

Google and Motorola's smartwatch prototype from 2013 shown in leaked photos

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Motorola was working on a smartwatch during its time at Google, according to Android Police, which showed a prototype of the wearable in a series of photos on Tuesday.According to the publication, the "Google Watch" name was being considered for the... >>

Samsung NX mini mirrorless camera leaks with ultra-thin build

Samsung NX mini mirrorless camera leaks with ultra-thin build

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Samsung is planning to add a mini version of the Samsung NX to its mirrorless camera line, if a leak from NXrumors is to be believed. The site claims to have got its hands on specifications and a press shot for the much smaller NX camera. So small... >>

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, addressing big security flaw and FaceTime

Apple releases OS X 10.9.2 update, addressing big security flaw and FaceTime

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Apple released OS X 10.9.2 on Tuesday, fixing a large security hole unearthed by developers this month, along with improvements to other system features. The update, rolling out to Mavericks machines now, fixes a serious SSL bug that allowed hackers... >>

Motorola launching new Moto X come 'late summer'

Motorola launching new Moto X come 'late summer'

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A new version of the Moto X handset will launch in "late" summer, Motorola announced at its press event at Mobile World Congress 2014. Specifications or design for the new version of the Moto X weren't revealed, but it's interesting the company won't... >>

Motorola announces plans to launch a smartwatch later this year

Motorola announces plans to launch a smartwatch later this year

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Soon to be Lenovo-owned Motorola has plans to launch a smartwatch later this year, aiming to solve consumer headaches other wearables on the market have like battery life and style. The smartwatch, still unnamed and official design still a mystery,... >>

Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: First look at S Charger Pad, S View Cover, more

Samsung Galaxy S5 accessories: First look at S Charger Pad, S View Cover, more

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Samsung didn't only launched the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Monday, but a number of dedicated accessories for the new flagship smartphone.We're live at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where we've had a quick look at what extras you should plan on getting... >>

Sony sets SmartBand and Core availability for March to track your life

Sony sets SmartBand and Core availability for March to track your life

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Sony's SmartBand SWR10, Core, and Lifelog application will be available worldwide from March 2014, the company announced on Monday.Unveiled at CES in January, the SmartBand SWR10 incorporates a removable Core unit and a wrist strap to track your life.... >>

Samsung Unpacked 5 Episode 1: Re-watch the Galaxy S5 launch right here

Samsung Unpacked 5 Episode 1: Re-watch the Galaxy S5 launch right here

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Samsung took the stage at Mobile World Congress on Monday to introduce its new Galaxy S5 flagship smartphone, alongside a new Gear Fit fitness band. It was a more series Samsung than we've seen before, ditching the theatrics for an event where CEO JK... >>

Facebook closing @facebook.com messaging service after small usage

Facebook closing @facebook.com messaging service after small usage

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Facebook is closing its @facebook.com messaging/email service, which has been available since 2010."We’re notifying people who use their @facbook.com email that the feature is changing," a spokesman told Pocket-lint. "When someone sends you an email... >>

LG targets mid-range with LG F70 and F90 handsets with quad-core processor and LTE

LG targets mid-range with LG F70 and F90 handsets with quad-core processor and LTE

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LG has announced the LG F70 and LG F90 handsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LG F70 features a 4.5-inch WVGA IPS display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, microSD slot for up to 32GB of storage, 5-megapixel auto-focus... >>

Samsung says 200 million Galaxy smartphones sold since 2010

Samsung says 200 million Galaxy smartphones sold since 2010

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Samsung has sold 200 million Galaxy S smartphones since 2010, the South Korean electronics giant announced at Mobile World Congress on Monday. JK Shin, the CEO of Samsung, thanked the 200 million customers around the world who have purchased Galaxy S... >>

RealPlayer Cloud rolls out globally to store and view video from any device

RealPlayer Cloud rolls out globally to store and view video from any device

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RealNetworks announced on Monday that its RealPlayer Cloud product will be rolling out globally, after gaining 500,000 users in the US and Canada.Calling itself the Dropbox for videos, RealPlayer Cloud aims to be an online file locker for personal and... >>

HP debuts 11.6-inch Pavilion x360 that acts like tablet and laptop

HP debuts 11.6-inch Pavilion x360 that acts like tablet and laptop

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Hewlett Packard has announced the HP Pavilion x360, an 11.6-inch touch convertible PC that transforms thanks to a 360-degree hinge, similar to Lenovo's Yoga line.HP is going for affordable with its Pavilion x360, pricing it at $399. It wants to act as... >>

Orange announces 4.5-inch Gova smartphone, promising LTE on a budget

Orange announces 4.5-inch Gova smartphone, promising LTE on a budget

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European carrier Orange is expanding on its self-branded handset portfolio with two new offerings, as its smartphone sales grew 40 per cent year over year.The black Orange Gova is aimed at offering customers 4G speed, but still being affordable. It features... >>

Lenovo unveils Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ tablet, carrying Full HD display and 18-hour battery life

Lenovo unveils Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ tablet, carrying Full HD display and 18-hour battery life

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Lenovo has announced the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ at Mobile World Congress, expanding on the screen resolution of the original Yoga 10 released in October 2013.The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ tablet packs a 10-inch 1920x1200 Full HD display, 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon... >>