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MacUpdate app keeps your non-Mac App Store software up-to-date – at a price

While your Mac should automatically alert you to updates downloaded from the Mac App Store, you may not be aware of updates available for software purchased elsewhere. MacUpdate Desktop 6 alerts you to updates on thousands of software titles, as well as enabling one-click installation of new …

Outlast scheduled to hit PSN next week in North America

<i>Outlast</i>, Red Barrel Games' asylum-based survival horror title, is scheduled to arrive on the PlayStation Network in North America next week, according to the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast.<p>The cast discussed the PlayStation 4 game during the next week's new releases segment, though a …

GoPro Channel Apps Coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One in 2014

Microsoft today announced GoPro channels are coming to its gaming consoles. Xbox Live Gold members will get access to GoPro Channel apps for the Xbox 360 this spring and the Xbox One this summer.<p>Here’s a sneak peek:<p>The GoPro Channel apps will stream curated GoPro video content to your HDTV through …

Dead Island, Toy Soldiers: Cold War go free on Xbox Live in Feb.

<i>Dead Island</i> and <i>Toy Soldiers: Cold War</i> are the two Xbox 360 games that will be available free to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in February under Microsoft's Games with Gold program, the company announced today.<p>Techland's open-world zombie game (screenshot above) was originally released in September …

My Quest to Play 3DS Games on My TV

Have you ever dreamed of playing your 3DS games on a big screen TV? I know I have. While many people are happy to play their portable at home or on …

Sony Officially Buys Factory Producing Wii U’s DRAM

Sony’s purchase of the Renesas Electronics semiconductor manufacturing plant at Tsuruoka has gone ahead and the company has signed an agreement with …

Microsoft's $100 Store Credit For PS3 And Xbox 360 Trade-Ins Smacks Of Price Pressure

You knew it would come to this. Microsoft and Sony's new console platforms are too closely matched to have this kind of price disparity. Though Microsoft’s Xbox One may have outsold Sony’s PlayStation 4 in December, overall the PS4 is still in the lead with 4.2 million units shipped versus 3.9 …

10 Games Coming Out In 2014 That Probably Aren't On Your Radar, But Should Be

<i>Destiny</i>! <i>Watch Dogs</i>! <i>Titanfall</i>! That new <i>Alien</i> game! There’s a whole bunch of next-gen wonderment heading our way this year and we’re all very excited. …

Blockbusters

Wii U Deluxe Limited Edition With Zelda WW, Wonderful 101, Ninja Gaiden For $270

NewEgg are selling the Limited Edition Zelda Wii U 32GB Deluxe system with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, The Wonderful 101, and Ninja Gaiden …

US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses

Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks that are currently maintained as a matter of legal requirement. The FCC isn't necessarily such a stickler for …

Update gives QX10/QX100 higher ISO support and 1080p video recording

Sony has released firmware version 2.00 for its QX10 and QX100 lens-style cameras, only days after we find out they have new, larger tablet mounting brackets available for these same units. Obviously, Sony believes in helping us take the best photographs and videos possible using our mobile …

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PlayStation 4 companion app update highlights live game broadcasts

The latest update for Sony's PlayStation mobile app is out for Android and iOS, and it's surprisingly video-focused. Thanks to the new Live from PlayStation section, available game streams can be browsed directly from your device -- although they won't open in the app itself. Ustream feeds open in …

Microsoft simplifies OneNote site ahead of ‘Office Online’ rollout

Microsoft is refreshing its OneNote site today as part of a broader plan to rebrand its online Office apps. The new onenote.com site has a refreshed design, but more importantly it now makes OneNote a lot easier to use on the web. Previously, OneNote users had to navigate through folders on …

Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup

An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled "Metro" start screen.<p>(<b>Update:</b> ZDNet is calling the report into question, saying, "if Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a default option, the company would give …

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The Reviews Are In: Android Apps Outshone iOS Apps In 2013

A year ago, we could say with certainty that users preferred iOS apps to similar or equivalent Android apps, because we had the data to prove it. Now the 2013 results are in … and this time Android apps have walked away with the affections of users.<p>Last year, the mobile-testing company uTest used …

Cinemagram update takes all the work out of making animated gifs

Playing around with Cinemagram's moving photo feature is pretty darn fun, but it comes at a cost: effort. Unlike publishing a Vine or an Instagram video, you need to think about it; what part of this photo do you want to animate? Did you map out the moving area correctly? It's a lot of work. Well, …

Flag, An App That Prints & Mails Your Photos For Free, Takes Off On Kickstarter

Thanks to smartphones, digital photography has essentially become free – after the cost of the initial phone purchase, that is. You no longer have to buy bulbs or film or batteries to have access to an unlimited camera roll. You can snap photos at will, and store everything the cloud. But one thing …

Twitter Acquires Over 900 IBM Patents Following Infringement Claim, Enters Cross-Licensing Agreement

Twitter announced today that it has acquired over 900 patents from IBM, and that it has entered into a cross-licensing agreement with the Internet services and software company. IBM had issued a complaint against Twitter previously for patent infringement, as reported in an S-1 filing ahead of the …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Heads to Ireland to Visit Government Officials, Company Facilities

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in Ireland visiting the company's facilities in Cork and preparing to meet with government officials this afternoon, according to a report from <i>TheJournal.ie</i>. The specific reason for Cook's visit is unknown, but Apple has maintained a significant presence in the …

Telenav Held Talks With Navmii Before Acquiring Rival Navigation App Skobbler

After Google acquired Waze last June, reportedly for $1.1 billion upwards, there followed much speculation surrounding which mapping startup might be next to exit.<p>Yesterday we closed the loop on one rumour — that maps and navigation app maker Skobbler had been approached by several “major tech …

Using Leap Motion And Oculus Rift, This Game Tries To Correct Lazy Eye

Diplopia has raised more than $20,000 on Indiegogo.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5tVBfBJr-s<p>James Blaha had spent years dreaming up ways to fix his strabismus, a condition more commonly known as crossed eyes. He had contemplated using two projectors with polarized filters and lenses to send …

How Nintendo Can Save Itself

Nintendo is hemorrhaging money on a flopped product and refuses to do the one thing that’ll keep it afloat. Here are some ideas for how it could improve its bottom line, without selling out.<p>The Nintendo Wii console was a massive hit. The sequel which debuted late last year, the Wii U, was a massive …

The Nest Team Will Reportedly Lead Google’s Hardware Division

It’s still early, but it’s beginning to look like Google’s $3.2 billion thermostat pickup could be the smartest investment of the year. TechCrunch has learned that the Nest team is going to become Google’s core hardware group; Nest’s consortium of engineers consists of 100 former Apple employees, …

Can there be a Microsoft without Bill Gates?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr/DeadlyStiletto<p>The answer is yes, of course. This multi-billion-dollar juggernaut will roll along regardless of …

An IBM executive reacts to Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs game about hacking smart cities

IBM is one of the leading proponents of smart cities. Bernie Meyerson, the company’s vice president of innovation, identified “the city that will help you live in it” as one of the top five technology trends that will happen in the next five years.<p>Predictions show that by 2030, towns and cities of …

What do you get in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Season Pass?

Here we have a quick overview video displaying the content players will receive when they pony up for the <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> Season Pass. It …

Call of Duty

PS4 launching Jan. 6 in India

Sony will launch the PlayStation 4 in India on Jan. 6 for 39,990 rupees ($640.79), the company announced yesterday.<p>"We have received an overwhelming response for PlayStation 4 globally and are hoping to replicate this success in India too," said Kenichiro Hibi, managing director of Sony India, in a …

Valve kicks off Steam Holiday Sale with 75 percent off 'Dishonored' and 'Bioshock Infinite'

It's only been three weeks since the last Steam Sale ended, but Valve is back at it again, giving gamers another chance to stock up on downloadable PC games at deep discounts. The Steam Holiday Sale is here, running through January 3rd, and there are already a number of great buys, including last …

GameSpot on Twitter: "Release date for @Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls has been confirmed. http://t.co/qkmQAagzHA http://t.co/WSYAQmcf3G"

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