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Updated: 2017-07-29T02:51:30.583-07:00


OnLive Mobile App Brings Your Favorite Games to Your Smartphone or Tablet


"Prepare to be blown away." OnLive has revealed it mobile app that enables its users to play all, nearly 200, OnLive titles whenever and wherever they want on their tablet or smartphone through their cloud gaming service. The app is available on the AppStore and Android Market for free and you also get Lego Batman: The Videogame for free"Gone are the days of needing a console or high-end computer to access top-tier games." said Steve Perlman, CEO of OnLive, in  his blog post. "With the OnLive app, your tablet or phone is your console, providing instant, on-demand play of AAA titles." To give you the feel of playing on a mobile device OnLive has launched 20 games that will work via the touch control of your device, these 20 include the likes of Dirt3, Split Second, Darksiders and some more. The rest of the games can be played using the wireless controller that works via Bluetooth and is coming soon for $49.99.  Another cool feature about this is that you can continue the game you were playing on your TV and PC or Mac on your iPad or other mobile device right from where you left it thanks to the OnLive cloud.  allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560">"This is a big milestone for gaming: now tablets and smartphones—the fastest-growing category of consumer electronic devices in history—can play the latest and highest-performance games, without compromises, and without big downloads gobbling up local storage. It’s amazingly cool." added Steve Perlmam.Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

Android Market has Reached Over 10 Billion Downloads, Getting a Billion Every Month Now


According to the Android Developers Blog the Android market has reached the milestone of 10 Billion downloads and that number is growing at a great pace. It took a year and 8 months for it to reach its first million and the market is now flying with around the same number of downloads in a single month.The remarkable growth of monthly downloads can be expected seeing how popular Android has become today receiving great numbers not only in downloads but attaining great sales figures as well.The Samsung Galaxy SII sold over 10 million in less than 5 months.But the Android market is still a long behind Apple's Appstore which is now at 18 billion downloads though the number of monthly downloads from Android is the same as what Apple claimed for their Appstore at a Billion a month. To celebrate this great achievement Google,Starting today, is giving out 'awesome' apps and games at a discounted price of 10 cents each, a different collection every day for the next 10 days.Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

New Update for Xbox brings Tons of Features and Apps


“A new era in entertainment begins where all your entertainment is together in one place — your games, movies, TV shows, music and sports,” said the president of the Interactive Entertainment Business at Microsoft. “With this update, Xbox 360 system owners will experience Kinect voice control integrated with Bing search, making your TV and entertainment experiences more social and personal than ever.”Microsoft has announced an all new Xbox experience with a new dashboard update that will "change living room entertainment forever." The changes will take effect by December 6.The changes will be greatly felt by Kinect users who will be getting voice navigation, this will allow users to navigate menus and make Bing searches with their voice. You have to say "Xbox" to activate the voice system and say "Bing" for activating searches.The new update also brings a new look to the dashboard and is loaded with over 40 new services which are:Dec. 6:•EPIX. United States•ESPN on Xbox LIVE (ESPN). United States•Hulu. Japan•Hulu Plus. United States•LOVEFiLM. United Kingdom•Netflix. Canada, United States•Premium Play by (MediaSet). Italy•Sky Go (SkyDE). Germany•Telefónica España – Movistar Imagenio. Spain•TODAY (MSNBC). United StatesLater in December:•4 on Demand (C4). United Kingdom•ABC iView (Australian Broadcasting Corp.). Australia•AlloCiné. France (AlloCiné), Germany (Filmstarts), Spain (Sensacine), United Kingdom (Screenrush)•Astral Media’s Disney XD (Astral Media). Canada•blinkbox (Blinkbox). United Kingdom•Crackle (Sony Pictures). Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States•Dailymotion. Available in 32 countries globally•Demand 5 (Five). United Kingdom•DIGI+ (CANAL+). Spain•GolTV (Mediapro). Spain•iHeartRadio (Clear Channel). United States•Mediathek/ZDF (ZDF). Germany•MSN. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, United Kingdom• United States•MUZU.TV. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom•ninemsn. Australia•Real Sports (Maple Leaf Sports). Canada•Rogers On Demand Online (Rogers Media). Canada•SBS ON DEMAND.Australia•Sky Go (SkyDE). Austria•TMZ (Warner Bros.). Canada, United States•TVE ( Spain•UFC on Xbox LIVE (UFC). Canada, United States•Verizon FiOS TV. United States•VEVO. Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States•Vudu (Wal-Mart). United States•YouTube. Available in 24 countries globallyEarly 2012:•Antena 3 (Antena 3 de Televisión). Spain•BBC (BBC). United Kingdom•CinemaNow (Best Buy). United States•HBO GO (HBO). United States•MLB.TV (MLB Advanced Media). Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States•Telenovelas/Sports (Televisa). Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Mexico, Spain, United Kingdom•Xfinity On Demand (Comcast). United StatesMake sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

Chrome Finally Gets Ahead of Firefox in Terms of Usage


According to a report by Statcounter Google Chrome has taken the lead from Mozilla's Firefox web browser for the first time while Internet Explorer still leads.Chrome has a 25.69% share while Firefox has a 25.23% share, Internet Explorer remains top dog with 40.63% share. Safari struggled with a 5.92% share."We can look forward to a fascinating battle between Microsoft and Google as the pace of growth of Chrome suggests that it will become a real rival to Internet Explorer globally," said CEO of StatCounter. "Our stats measure actual browser usage, not downloads, so while Chrome has been highly effective in ensuring downloads our stats show that people are actually using it to access the web also."Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies Now Available For All iOS Devices


Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies has appeared on the iOS App Store. The game is adapted from the Zombies mode for Call of Duty: Black Ops and has singleplayer andmultiplayer modes as well as Dead Ops Arcade"Adapted from the best-selling console hit and built specifically for tablets and smartphones, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies delivers maps and weapons never before seen on mobile and 50 levels of “Dead-Ops Arcade,” providing the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty’s signature zombie warfare."The app supports all 3 iOS platforms that is the iPhone iPod Touch and iPad and is available for $6.99. The game comes with the "Kino Der Toten" mode and 50 levels of Dead Ops Arcade which are unlocked by finding 4 hidden coins.Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

Youtube Gets Huge Makeover, Subject to Much Hate


YouTube has changed its look once again but this time the change is huge! The new look was applied just yesterday and is aimed at making YouTube more social than ever and gives most importance to channels.  “The future of the YouTube experience has channels at the center of it,” says director of User Experience of YouTube . “It’s a container for all the world’s video, and it needs to be the best home for that.”But like every YouTube update till now, the update has received a lot of hate. Users complain how the new interface is hard to use and that they are not comfortable with it at all. Here are examples of the hate:"Why the Hell did you change ? The previous version of site and staristics were excellent, easy to use and navigate. This new version sucks like Hell ! And the new mobile site is also a piece of shit ! Please put back the previous versions of everything" "I can't remove subscription videos! How the hell am I supposed to remove them from my list? There's 50 videos on there I already watched! STOP MAKING NEW LAY-OUTS EVERY 6 MONTHS AND REMOVE KEY FEATURES."This is how the like/dislike bar for the video announcing the new features looks like: :(But like every other update before the hate will die after some time. We will see rage comments spread all over YouTube but soon users will just forget it. allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="" width="560">These are the updates that will "improve your life on YouTube": "1. A new homepageThe YouTube homepage is your gateway to a vast entertainment universe. To help you get more into YouTube, we’re making it easier to find and follow great Channels when you arrive. On the left side of the homepage you can create your own, personal, customizable YouTube Channel line-up. Sign-in, or create a YouTube account. Then you can browse recommended Channels; customize your homepage’s feed; even link your YouTube account to Google+ and Facebook to see what your friends are sharing. The new homepage feed we launched earlier this year is now front and center on the homepage. You can switch between feeds by clicking on different Channels on the left. For step by step instructions on using the new YouTube homepage, you can go to our help center. 2. Simpler, customizable ChannelsGiven the homepage’s new focus on helping you find and organize your favorite Channels, we would be remiss if we didn’t update the look and feel of the Channels themselves. Today we're launching an improved Channel design focused on what matters most: helping users find great videos. As different uploaders have different goals, we've created new Channel templates to meet your needs whether you produce one video a week or have thousands of videos for a fan to browse. Some partners have even uploaded videos talking about the features, or giving tips on how they’re taking advantage of the new design. To learn how to opt-in to and test this new Channel design, check out our help center. 3. A new overall designTo bring the new homepage and Channels designs together we’ve also applied a fresh coat of digital paint across the whole site. In July, we unveiled an experimental design called Cosmic Panda. We’ve used your feedback to improve our overall design, and today, we’re presenting a cleaner and simpler YouTube, with a consistent gray background, bigger video thumbnails and a more streamlined watch page. "Make sure that you follow us on Twitter and "Like" our Facebook page to stay updated!![...]

Feature Phones Still Dominate Globally, Smartphones just count for 27% of All


Smartphones are on the rise but feature phones still dominate the global market, according to a report by mobile research firm VisionMobile.

This might not be much of a surprise because we know that in developing countries, which have larger cell phone sales in numbers, price is the key factor in buying cell phones and feature phones are of course priced lower than smartphones. The following table from the report shows just that.


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Kinect for Windows in 2012, "Next-Gen Xbox Not Till 2014" Claims Analyst


Microsoft has confirmed that a new redesigned model of the Kinect will be launched for use with Windows in the coming year. The Kinect was a great hit on the Xbox360 and according to reports was the fastest selling gadget of all time. "Building on the existing Kinect for Xbox 360 device, we have optimized certain hardware components and made firmware adjustments which better enable PC-centric scenarios."  said the general manager of Kinect for Windows.With that cleared lets come to the other part of this post, many of us would have heard about the rumours that a new Xbox console will be launching soon with some claiming that it will arrive by the end of next year, but according to analyst Michael Pachter that is complete nonsense. "Those rumors are silly" he said. "Microsoft is still selling a ton of Xbox 360s, and they won't replace the existing one until sales begin to slow. I think the rumors are based upon leaks about modifying the current Xbox 360 to allow it to operate Windows 8, I fully expect a new model of Xbox 360 by holiday 2012, but don't think we see a new console altogether from Microsoft until 2014." It is true that the Xbox 360 is still going great in sales and those stats really do not look like they will drop. Neither is the current Xbox considered 'too old' for its features nor do gamers want a new console.  [...]

Modern Warfare 3 Breaks First Day Sales Record by Selling over 9.3 Million


According to VGChartz Modern Warfare 3 has broken sales records by selling 9.3 million copies in the first day of launch. This is no surprise looking at the success of the series in the past. The previous two installments (Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops) had similar successes. Activision statement also support this, "(Modern Warfare 3)  drove the largest day one shipments in our history and in the industry’s history." said Activision CEO.


The Call of Duty franchise has been a great success since it started and an estimated 87 million copies of the Call of Duty series have been sold with the number expected to reach 100 million due to the launch of Modern Warfare 3. People are indeed crazy about this game with stories coming up of how long fans have waited outside stores and of a man threatening to blow up the store because the game was sold out.

The Xbox version of the game had 54% of the total sales share the first day with PlayStation 3 grabbing 42%. The PC and Wii versions held the remaining 4%. The first day sales are 33% better than that of Black Ops and 55% than that of Modern Warfare 2.

Nvidia Announces Wolrd's First Quad-Core Mobile Processor


Nvidia has announced the new Tegra 3 processor which was formerly known as Project Kal-El. It is a quad-core processor based on the ARM A9 and is designed for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.  The processor also comes with a 12-core Geforce unit


Nvidia claims the Tegra 3 performs three times better than the previous Tegra processors and is more efficient, giving more power and consuming little battery power

Nvidia has put together a series of videos to explain the cool new features in the new processor.
1. Fifth Companion Core (How the processor actually has 5 cores)

2. Glowball 2 (Demonstrates a game only possible with Tegra 3)
3. Side by side comparison (Shows the difference between Tegra 3 and others)
4. Developers bring next-gen games to mobile (How new games are being made for Tegra 3)
5. Mobility at the speed of life (sums up the great practical features of the processor)

The new processor will be seen first on the Asus EEE Pad Transformer Prime which is a very high-end tablet expected early next year.

Nvidia also says  that there will be up to 40 games optimized for the Tegra 3 by the end of the year

GTA V Trailer Out


The much waited for trailer is finally here after the date for the trailer was given some days back. The teaser is well made by Rockstar and does not give any specific details, it just leaves us thinking. The storyline will become clearer in the days to come as fans analyse the trailer frame by frame looking for hints.

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Angry Birds Downloaded Over Half a Billion Times


Rovio has revealed at Slush 2011 that their hit game Angry Birds has smashed 500 million plus downloads since the game's launch two years ago.


"This is a fantastic landmark achievement for us, and we’re extremely delighted to see such an incredible amount of people enjoying our games," said Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio. "We remain committed to creating more fun experiences and bringing exceptional quality to Angry Birds Fans everywhere."

Angry Birds has been the most successful smartphone game over the years. The series consists of three games, Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio. Due to the series' success Rovio is also selling Angry Birds merchandise such as plush dolls, the first official Angry Birds merchandise shop is about to be opened in Helsinki, Finland.

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Sony Buys Ericsson for $1.5 Billion


Sony has announced they will be taking full control of Ericsson, the Swedish company with which they partnered to mobile phones by the name 'Sony Ericsson'. This acquisition is said to be worth US$ 1.5 Billion.


"Its the beginning of something which I think is quite magical," Said Sony's CEO. "We can more rapidly and more widely offer consumers smartphones, laptops, tablets, and televisions that seamlessly connect with one another and open up new worlds of online entertainment".

The battle for smartphone supremacy has definitely heated up alot with news of Samsung taking over Apple in sales, Nokia launching the Windows Phone 7 phones and now Sony taking a step to move ahead.

Microsoft's Vision of The Future


Microsoft has put a video on YouTube demonstrating how they think the world will be like in another five to ten years.

“We see an expanded definition of productivity where it’s not just about getting things done,” said David Jones, Microsoft’s director of envisioning,. “It’s also about doing the right things, and doing them well and enjoying the process with other people in a very natural way.”

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Nokia Launches WP7 Phones to Stay in the Smartphone Race


"It's a new dawn for Nokia," Nokia has finally unveiled its Windows Phone 7 phones at Nokia World after Nokia and Microsoft had come to an agreement long ago, since then we have all been waiting for Nokia to show their new line of smartphones and the wait is now finally over. At Nokia World two WP7 phones have been introduced, The Lumia 800 and the comparitevly low end Lumia 710.The Lumia 800 features a 3.7" Curved Ggass display along with a single core 1.4Ghz processor and an 8 megapixel camera. The phone comes with 16GB built-in memory and no micro-SD slot and will be priced at 420 euros. The Lumia 710 also features 3.7" screen, with a ClearBlack display. It will have a single core 1.4Ghz processor (same as the 800) and a 5 megapixel camera. The 710 comes with 8GB memory and will br priced at around 270 euros.Here is what some critics are saying:"Lumia is reasonably good ... but it's not an iPhone killer or a Samsung killer,""The challenges which Nokia faces are significant ..... many potential Windows Phone customers will have already bought an Android or iPhone and will have some form of attachment to those platforms, Nokia will have a challenge to convince them to switch to what is a largely unknown, and therefore risky, alternative.""These devices are a good start but the reality is that they are pretty much plain vanilla Windows Phone products,""The Lumia phones do have some strong selling points in their own right... and they offer a look and feel that's radically different from anything seen previously on a Nokia device,"[...]

Steve Job's Biography Becomes Best-Seller at Amazon


Steve Job's biography which was unexpectedly released on the Amazon and Apple bookstores a couple days back and released on hardback just yesterday has rocketed up to the number one best-seller spot on Amazon in Hardcover and Audible audiobook categories.


This biography written by Walter Isaacson was supposed to be released in March next year but the released date was made earlier and earlier and then it released unexpectedly. Info given in the biography have been on top of the news such as Apple's plans for a television.

It is said by reuters that the book is likely to become best-selling book of the year at Amazon.

"The way things are trending, it could very likely be our top-selling book of the year," Amazon spokeswoman Brittany Turner.

GTA V Confirmed


The official website of Rockstar games has been updated and now shows the log for Grand Theft Auto V. No details are known yet about the game, only the date for the trailer has been publicized which is 11.2.11 thats the 2nd of November. Rockstar games official twitter account haas also been updated saying " "


New Medal of Honor Game Teaser


Gamers who have bought a copy of Battlefield 3 limited edition are reporting that there are leaflets inside the game's box hinting at a new Medal of Honor game. It was already known that Danger Close (developer of Medal of Honor) was working on a new game but for the first time the game is being publicized. The leaflet does not have the words 'Medal of Honor on it but has a Tier 1 logo and the URL of the game's website. There is also an ESRB rating pending logo indicating that it is certainly not promotion of the old game.Previously executive producer Greg Goodrich had said in a blog post that:"Yes, Danger Close is currently working on the next Medal of Honor," Goodrich wrote. "Since our launch last October, we've studied, listened and absorbed much of your feedback and are very excited to be marching forward on the next title." This unboxing on YouTube shows the leaflet inside the box: allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='' FRAMEBORDER='0' /> [...]

Sims Social Becomes Number 2 Game on Facebook Ahead of Farmville


Sims Social is gaining a lot of popularity and it has now gone ahead of Farmville in terms of daily users. EA's addictive game based on it's franchise The Sims which sold 140 million copies. Now all that remains ahead of Sims Social is CityVille, Zynga's addictive game which gets 14 million players daily.

These stats are according to Appdata a site which tracks Facebook apps. Sims Social has been a real success for EA as it reached the number 2 spot in very less time.

Ovi Store Apps are Downloaded 160% More than iPhone Apps


According to a market research firm research2guidance Nokia’s Ovi Store along with Microsoft and RIM’s appstores are better for developers as single apps there are downloaded more than iOS and Android apps by about 160 percent.also read: they do not compare to them in number of apps but the average times each app is downloaded is greater in Nokia’s Ovi Store. Thus making them a better choice for small scale app developers. According to the research Ovi app store in average had 160% more downloads then apple’s, Microsoft’s had 80% more and RIM had 43% more daily downloads then iOS appstore.[...]

Google Buys ZAGAT Restaurant Rating Service



Google has confirmed its purchase of ZAGAT, a restaurant and food rating service.

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“Zagat will be mainly used with Google Maps to provide users information about eating places when they are looking for them. ZAGAT will be a cornerstone of our local offering — delighting people with their impressive array of reviews, ratings and insights, while enabling people everywhere to find extraordinary (and ordinary) experiences around the corner and around the world,” Marissa Mayer, vice president of local, maps and location services at Google said in a blog post. “I’m incredibly excited to collaborate with ZAGAT to bring the power of Google search and Google Maps to their products and users, and to bring their innovation, trust and wealth of experience to our users.”

Zagat was founded 32 years ago by a couple and they have confiremed they will maintain their position in ZAGAT as co chair person. “Google is the first place everyone goes when looking for information; it’s the perfect home for our content,” Said one of them .

Yahoo fires CEO Carol Bartz


Yahoo's board of directors has today fired its CEO Carol Bartz, she is temporarily being replaced by CFO (chief financial officer) Tim Morse. The exact reason behind this is unknown.

She had been CEO for about 2 1/2 years and had replaced Yahoo founder Jerry Yang.

Bartz sent this email to all yahoo employees from her iPad:

"To all,
I am very sad to tell you that I’ve just been fired over the phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board. It has been my pleasure to work with all of you and I wish you only the best going forward.
Sent from my iPad"

It is known that her career had been a bumpy one and rumors of here to be fired started in June this year, but Yahoo at that time denied it. According to many online sources Wall Street liked the move with the Yahoo stock gaining 6 %.

Yahoo is now looking for someone to take the position of CEO as a permanent

[Infographic] How TV has Changed Over Past 10 Years


An infographic by displays how the TV has changed in the past years. On this day today in 1927 the first electronic TV was successfully created by Philo Farnsworthalso read:[...]

42% Smartphone Market Share in USA Belongs to Android, According to comScore Report


According to a recent report by comScore, Android has 42% of the smartphone market share in the US while Samsung is the top Mobile OEM with 25.5% of total smartphone sales belonging to it. The report also states that over 80 million people in the US own smartphones.AlSO READ @: leads the OEM market share stats with 25.5% followed closely by LG with 20.9% share. Apple seems to have a very low share with only 9.5% (up about 1% in three months).  The chart below clearly shows market share of  major companies as well as percentage change in past three months.Android, as i said before, dominates the OS market with 42% of the total market share. Its closest competitor of course was Apple with its iOS. They both grew by some amount while their competitors, Microsoft, RIM and Symbian went down as expected. Again the graph below explains quite well.Source: comScore[...]

Twitter is Faster Than Earthquakes!


A promotional video posted on twitter's YouTube channel boasts how twitter is faster than earthquakes (its pretty much true)

The video come after the magnitude 5.9 East Coast earthquake that happened recently in The States. It is true that tweets actually reached New York before the earthquake which started in Virginia did.

The buzz that twitter created during the happenings of the small earthquake was widely reported in the mainstream media as to how frequently we use the web (especially twitter) as a medium of sharing information and events