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Gionee ELIFE E6 smartphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam

It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel's tasty $280 Idol X comes word of Gionee's ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor (MediaTek MT6589T) with 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel BSI camera with flash. …

Windows Azure and new Oracle DB up in a tree

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Carlos Gutiérrez G.<p>Sometimes it helps just to look at the obvious when you’re trying to sort out a news …

iOS Device backup battery review two-pack: Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 5, Just Mobile Gum Max Duo

For the past few weeks, we have been testing two battery backup accessories for iOS devices: Mophie’s Juice Pack Plus case for the iPhone 5 and Just Mobile’s Gum Max Duo accessory for iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches. You can find our full reviews of both battery accessories below:<p><b>Mophie Juice Pack</b> …

Games of the week: Doodle Jump, Minion Rush, Icebreaker and more!

As promised, we've started to split apart our app picks every week so that we highlight games separately to regular apps. Not everyone plays games on …

How iOS 7 compares to previous versions [Chart]

iOS 7, at least as much as we saw of it at WWDC 2013, compared at a glance with previous major releases. We began including version charts in our …

Weekend Edition – Sportscar Breakfast Club: The Americans

As well as European cars, American sports cars were plentiful at the Sportscar Breakfast Club. And some of them were quite special indeed, like this …

This Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is going to be an Autobot in Transformers 4. Do you think it'd make a better Decepticon than an Autobot? More -> http://bit.ly/118Bo6g

LeMons Colorado Day 1: Mini-versus-Marathon Battle, Twin-Engined Corolla Grabs Big Class Lead

We were all very excited to see a Checker Marathon and a bunch of AMCs at Friday’s pre-race inspections, and Saturday’s race session didn’t disappoint. All three classes— A, B, and C— featured hotly-contested struggles for their respective leads, with great drama to be had as fortunes shifted …

Matched

A collection of Lancias - Now in Full HD - Top Gear Series 14 - BBC

The Human Torch and Venom confirmed for Lego Marvel Super Heroes

TT Games' upcoming Marvel universe-based action adventure game, <i>Lego Marvel Super Heroes</i>, will feature the Human Torch and Venom, producer Phil Ring announced at MCM Comic Con, according to Tweets by game director Arthur Parsons and game designer Joe Moore.<p>"'We are pleased to be a playable character …

Comics

If Used Games Die, Will Gamestop Follow?

Until E3 comes around, we’re probably not going to get a very clear picture of the fate of used games, but from what we can tell so far, it’s not looking very good.<p>Microsoft promises that the Xbox One will indeed play used games, and you can buy and sell them in disc form if you so choose. But …

Football Manager 2014 coming to Linux, will feature cross-platform play

Sega's management simulator <i>Football Manager 2014</i> is set for a release on Linux and will feature cross-platform play across Linux, Mac and Windows PC, studio director of Sports Interactive, Miles Jacobson, revealed on Facebook.<p>"For the more technically minded, the flavor of Linux we'll be supporting …

Mine of Steel: Superman in Minecraft Trailer

MINECRAFT REVISITED (Raging Bonus)

iRadio: Apple could do streaming really well, but they don't have to do it at all

The rumors of an Apple iRadio music streaming service just won't go away. With WWDC just around the corner, many think that we may see something …

Driving a BMW M6 with frozen paint. Yes, it's fast. No, you can't sit shotgun. #BMW #M6 #FastCar

Truck Thursday: Oregon Coast Ford Falcon Ute

[<i>Ed. Note – The pictures and beautiful story are by commenter stickmanonymous. Thanks, mate!</i>]<p>It was true for me, at least as an automobile-loving …

Trucks

Sony Shares Spike Following Rumors Of Entertainment Spinoff

<i>Sony (SNE) shares spike following investor enthusiasm over a potential spinoff of the company’s entertainment business.</i><p>Sony (SNE) has seen a spike in shares following reports that the company is considering spinning off its entertainment arm.<p>Share price has gone up both in the US and Tokyo …

Xbox One: Microsoft's boldest attempt to unify its services is a game console

If you had asked me last week to pick a single device that embodied everything Microsoft was trying to accomplish in 2013 and beyond, I’d instantly point to its Surface tablets. After yesterday’s Xbox One reveal, though, the answer is no longer as clear-cut.<p>Building on its experience with the …

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players can vote on next personalization pack

<i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> developer Treyarch is asking players to vote on two new personalization packs to become available in the Xbox 360 edition of the game.<p>Starting May 23, users can vote on two of the four pack options — each of which includes a new weapon camo, three reticles and a calling …

Eve Online studio is 'learning' its way into mobile games development, says Lander

<i>Eve Online</i> developer CCP is turning its focus to mobile development with plans to bring an app for the niche MMO to mobile platforms by next year; however, former executive producer Jon Lander told Touch Arcade it is still learning how to become a mobile development studio.<p>Speaking to Touch Arcade, …

Game Development

PlanetSide will go free-to-play in future, says company President

<i>PlanetSide</i>, the original 2003 MMO release from Sony Online Entertainment, is going free-to-play, according to company president John Smedley.<p>Taking to his personal Twitter account, Smedley revealed SOE developers are working to take the title away from its subscription-based roots by making the …

WildTangent launches mobile games on Asus tablets

WildTangent is diving deeper into mobile gaming by launching its game service on Asus tablets on a worldwide basis.<p>The WildTangent games will be accessible inside the Asus entertainment platform for Android devices. They offer consumers the ability to play premium casual games for free and receive …

World of Warcraft patch 5.3 notes released ahead of May 21 roll out

Full patch notes for Blizzard Entertainment's 5.3 patch Escalation for <i>World of Warcraft</i> are available ahead of the patch's roll out on May 21, the studio revealed today.<p>The patch will add four new Scenarios, along with a new Heroic mode for the four as well as for two existing Scenarios. The patch …

Angry Birds movie taps 'The Simpsons,' 'King of the Hill' writer Jon Vitti

The screenplay for the Angry Birds animated movie will be penned by Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Jon Vitti, whose credits include <i>The Simpsons</i>, <i>The Larry Sanders Show</i> and <i>King of the Hill</i>, publisher Rovio announced today.<p>Vitti, who also has screenwriting credits for <i>The Simpsons Movie</i> and the …

Cloud Imperium flaunts Star Citizen's Hangar Module standalone app

<i>Star Citizen</i> developer Cloud Imperium have released the first look at the Hangar Module, a standalone app that will allow players to customize and interact their spaceships in-engine ahead of the game's release.<p>Australian actress Sandi Gardiner and artist Forrest Stephen walk backers through the …

Reminder: Join us tomorrow for the next-gen Xbox reveal at 1 p.m. ET

Tomorrow, May 21 at 1 p.m. ET, Microsoft will unveil its plans for the next generation of gaming hardware. We'll be there, and we'd love for you to join us.<p>Join us right before the event, at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT), as we team up with The Verge to bring you pre-show analysis of what's expected …

Will Microsoft correct these Kinect missteps with the next Xbox?

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>With the reveal of the next Microsoft console coming tomorrow, there’s probably a larger portion of people than Microsoft would want to acknowledge who still …