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Twitter Acquires Android Lockscreen App Cover, Moves Deeper Into Mobile Services

A very interesting acquisition announcement from Twitter today: it’s buying Cover, an Android lockscreen app that lets you customise what apps you see and when. For now, Cover will remain live in the Play store.<p>“If that changes down the road, we’ll provide another update here,” the founders Todd …

Apple, Google, and Amazon’s quest for one remote control is futile

If the cable and satellite live television providers were to comment on the latest Amazon Fire TV or reports of the new Google Android and Apple TVs, it would likely be in the voice and character of Charlton Heston:<p>We will give up our remotes when they are pried from our cold dead hands.<p>Amazon’s …

Smart TV

How Google’s Redesigned Search Results Augur A More Beautiful Web

Google’s revamped search results page ditches underlined links. It’s a small tweak that means a lot to the web.<p>If you’ve searched anything on Google in the last day–and chances are you have–you might have noticed something different. The company’s newly designed search results page has ditched the …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …

It's Not Just You: Gmail Is Slow

Google is experiencing a glitch with Gmail that's causing the web mail service to slow down for some users. Although it's not nearly as far-reaching …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Opera

Game Over: Hiroshi Yamauchi, Nintendo President From 1949 - 2002 (Aka 'The Good Years') Has Passed Away

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the visionary Nintendo president that turned the company from a playing card company to a video game giant and staple of almost …

No Minecraft On Nintendo Makes No Sense [UPDATE]

Is there a bigger no-brainer in gaming that isn't happening right now than <i>Minecraft</i>'s absence on all Nintendo gaming machines?<p>Today, <i>Minecraft</i> comes …

Another Christmas Ruined By A Porn-Filled Nintendo 3DS

Another year, another Nintendo handheld packed with pornography under the Christmas tree. Last year it was a five-year-old and a used 3DS. This year …

The Artist Formerly Known as Snoop Dogg Is Back With a Nintendo-Themed Music Video

Budding reggae artist Snoop Lion — who you may remember as rapper Snoop Dogg — has released a delightfully bizarre new video for “Get Away,” a single …

Nintendo valued as bigger company than Sony

Wii U sales might still be a disaster but the opening of the Chinese market has boosted Nintendo’s market value back ahead of Sony.<p>According to the …

Status Symbols: Nintendo Power Glove

100% conspicuous futurism<p><i>Status Symbols are devices that transcend their specs and features, and become something beautiful and luxurious in their own right. They're things that live on after the megapixel and megahertz wars move past them, beacons of timeless design and innovation.</i><p>In December of …

Nintendo sold over 16 million 3DS games in 2013

Nintendo’s Wii U may be struggling, but sales of 3DS games are still going strong. According to a recent press release, Nintendo sold more than 16 …

Retrogaming

Realistic Super Nintendo And Game Boy Cartridge Soaps

Because why would anybody want to release products in time for people to buy them for Christmas presents, Firebox has these life-size 'invigorating …

Everything You're Thinking About Nintendo Is Totally Wrong

The entire internet has weighed in with what it believes is the answer to Nintendo's financial woes: Go mobile, immediately. But the entire internet …

Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Cuts His Salary In Half Because No One Is Buying The Wii U

It’s no secret that the Wii U has been all but lackluster in sales when compared to Playstation 4 and Xbox One. All my buddies are gaming freaks, and not one of them has a Wii U. I literally know of no one that actually owns one of them. So, in a response to a drop in profits, Nintendo’s President …

Nintendo sticks to its console guns despite Wii U flop

Nintendo won’t be abandoning hardware or licensing its game titles for use on smartphones, its President Satoru Iwata told analysts in Tokyo.<p>Although he bowed in apology for the company’s lackluster performance and has reportedly accepted a 50 percent pay cut, Iwata said Nintendo will not abandon …

Nintendo Confirms It Will Make Apps (And Maybe Games) For Phones

Nintendo has confirmed it will soon be releasing content for mobile phones. And games <i>could</i> be part of it.<p>Japanese news outlet Nikkei first reported …

Will Nintendo lose its last life by ignoring mobile?

There’s been a little bit of confusion about the future of Nintendo and mobile devices these past few days, but the company has now made it quite clear that it won’t be developing games for smartphones or tablets. Instead, Nintendo is planning to release a new platform, with accompanying software, …

Mobile

Google tests prototype of diabetes-tracking 'smart' contact lens | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Thursday that it is testing a new method for diabetics to monitor their blood-sugar levels by wearing a contact lens equipped with tiny chips and an antenna.<p>Google said a prototype of its “smart contact lens” can generate a reading of a tear’s glucose …

Apple's 'iWatch' Said to Arrive in October 2014 with Wireless Charging

According to Chinese site <i>C Technology</i> [Google Translate, via <i>GForGames</i>], Apple is planning to release its long-rumored iWatch alongside the next iPhone in October 2014, with the company having tested two iWatch prototypes. However, the report also states that Apple has not decided on the final …

Moto X Touchless Control update lets you speak your unlock code

You no longer have to give up some of the Moto X's voice commands if you want to rely on security codes. An update to the smartphone's Touchless Control app lets you speak a PIN code to unlock the device; as long as you're not worried about eavesdroppers, you can check private messages without …

Why Nintendo Needs To Stay In The Hardware Business, Regardless Of The Wii U

The debate over Nintendo's future rages on thanks to the disappointing sales figures of the Wii U console which has consistently under-performed since its launch late last year.<p>Recently I argued that the Japanese game maker should start development immediately on a replacement console, riffing off …

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

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Pictures of the Week 12.6.13

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

How to take Amazing Portraits in the Golden Hour

If you are a part of the photography community in any way, whether as a hobbyist, a newbie photographer or even a professional photographer, you’ve …