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Sony Says 'Blue Light Of Death' Limited To Less Than 1% Of PS4s

Sony is trying to explain that even though a very vocal minority is complaining about having broken PS4s at launch, that the problem is in fact, relegated to a very vocal minority. And quite a small one at that.<p>Desperate to avoid comparisons to Microsoft's years-long Red Ring of Death debacle which …

Apple clamps down on high-score cheaters with Game Center update

Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who think that faking a high score to be top dog on the global Game Center leaderboard is both big <i>and</i> clever. Of course, most of us know better, so it's with a great deal of relief that Apple's latest developer-facing update is looking to deal …

Nextdoor, The Facebook For Your Neighborhood, Lands $60M From John Doerr, Tiger Global And More To Go International

The “local space” has long held sway over the imagination of entrepreneurs, who have produced everything from travel apps to city guides, neighborhood news sites and event planners in pursuit of local dollars. But local is a tough nut to crack, with many high-profile companies stumbling along the …

Samsung's curved display is no gimmick, says researcher

The curved display on Samsung's Galaxy Round offers distinct advantages in reducing reflections and the high glossiness of flat displays, according to a report out Tuesday.<p>"There is widespread misunderstanding regarding curved displays. They aren't simply a marketing gimmick as has been widely …

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Two Dozen Big Pirate Sites Blocked In UK

As of tomorrow, major file-sharing sites including ExtraTorrent and BitSnoop will be blocked in the UK, following complaints from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).<p>Also on the list are search engines Torrentz.eu and FilesTube – both of …

BBM for Android and iOS Gained 20 Million Users in a Week

After rolling out BBM for Android and iOS last week, BlackBerry today announced more than 20 million users are actively using the app for the two mobile platforms. Furthermore, the Canadian company also revealed that BBM now has over 80 million monthly active users across BlackBerry, Android, and …

Why The Lego-Style 'Phonebloks' Concept Will Fall Apart

The idea of a modular smartphone with individually swappable pieces is genius. Too bad it's impossible.<p>The Phonebloks concept, an idea for a block-based "modular" smartphone, is a borderline-brilliant, environmentally conscious, I-should've-thought-of-that victory of design. If you aren't familiar, …

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