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Skullcandy Gaming talks headsets at PAX, 343 Industries collaboration

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 19:47
Skullcandy Gaming was present at Seattle's Penny Arcade Expo over Labor Day weekend, allowing gamers to experience its specific brand of gaming headsets. As part of its presence at the show, booth visitors were able to play Halo: The Master Chief Collection ahead of its launch while talking about a new entry in the Skullcandy Gaming line. The company teased a development of its recently unveiled collaboration with 343 Industries, a new Halo-branded Slyr headset....






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Tesoro brings upcoming mechanical keyboards, mice to PAX Prime

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 18:40
At Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, peripheral manufacturer Tesoro put a number of new devices on display for consumers including new keyboards and mice. Some new devices, including an LED version of the Tizona, the recently announced Excalibur LED and a new version of the Shrike mouse, are stated to be coming to the market in the next two months....






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Destiny last-gen buyers get free next-gen copy, Vita controls added

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 16:30
With Bungie's Destiny coming out later this week, the company announced an initiative to give players still on last-gen hardware an easier way to transition to next-gen consoles in the near future. Bungie announced that players that purchase a digital copy of Destiny for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 are eligible for a free digital version on either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Sony also announced a control scheme specific to that PlayStation Vita that Bungie developed for those playing the game via remote play....






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Yahoo acquires, shuts down image advertising platform Luminate

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 15:19
Yahoo made another pickup in the advertising sector last week, acquiring the in-imaging advertising company Luminate. The advertising company announced the acquisition on its webpage, noting that services would be winding down effective September 3, with any reminding earnings or balances remaining to be returned by the end of September....






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Shareholder files suit against Cook, executives over e-book collusion

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 14:10
It seems that the legal issues involving Apple colluding with publishers to fix the prices on e-books are taking another turn, as an Apple shareholder has filed a lawsuit in California against CEO Tim Cook and several Apple executives and directors. In the filing it's alleged that the parties involved "showed a reckless disregard for their duties" at Apple, therefore causing "significant damage" to the company in the process....






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Video of functioning 4.7-inch iPhone seen running iOS 8

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 21:53
A functioning version -- perhaps a genuine finished unit, or a cleverly-disguised Goophone -- of the allegedly forthcoming 4.7-inch iPhone 6 has been demonstrated in brief video clips. Going beyond any previous demo, the unit appears to function normally, is clearly running iOS 8 and is activated. The home screen shows the Health application (briefly demo'd in a different video) and the modified Passbook app icon, which now has a fourth red "stripe" resembling a payment card, seemingly confirming the idea that a mobile payment system will be introduced at the September 9 event....






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Unreal Engine 4 marketplace launches, provides assets for developers

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 14:03
Developer Epic has opened its marketplace for user-created and other curated content for the new cross-platform Unreal Engine game creation tool. Developers can now buy and sell community-created premium content for use in projects. In addition to all of the previously-released free content, the new Marketplace is launching with a variety of asset packs including environments, props, characters, sounds, materials, animated meshes, and a number of other asset types....






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Apple inviting numerous fashion reporters to September 9 event

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 12:53
Apple's Tuesday launch event is going to be filled not only with tech industry attendees, but fashion columnists as well. According to an assortment of reports, several fashion media publications have, for the first time, received invitations to the Apple event -- which is likely to showcase a new wearable from the Cupertino manufacturer....






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Samsung spokesman: Galaxy Gear VR to retail for $199

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:03
Earlier this week in Samsung's press event, it unveiled the Galaxy Gear VR headset -- a peripheral for the also-revealed Galaxy Note 4. At the time, pricing was unknown - but a Samsung spokesperson, speaking with the press has since divulged the price for the headset: $199, without the required Galaxy Note 4....






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Modbook Pro X project succeeds with limited time remaining

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:28
The Modbook Pro X tablet modification Kickstarter has blown past its goals. Earlier this week, the project passed its $150,000 milestone, with 36 people having contributed to receive a full conversion from the company. Notably, none of the donors chose to send in an existing computer, with all contributors receiving the tablet choosing for Modbook to source the entire project....






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Apple holiday shipping volumes putting squeeze on other manufacturers

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 07:26
According to reports out of China, Apple has begun to dominate the supply chain both in shipping and manufacturing, squeezing out other companies. According to reports, major supply chain shipping companies including both FedEx and UPS have "incredibly high" volumes for the holiday quarter, just from Apple's logistics under the weight of a new product lineup....






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Briefly: i-box's Slix, Crystal Acoustics' WiSound wireless speakers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 23:45
British tech brand i-Box has introduced its new Slix Bluetooth wireless speaker today at IFA 2014. A compact 6W speaker, the Slix features a durable chassis and rubber detailing designed for protective coverage, with a water-resistance rating of IPX5. Measuring at 155 x 58 x 28mm, its 1.5-inch full-range drivers are supplemented by a passive bass radiator....






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