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The Room for iOS review: An excellent all-around puzzle game - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>The Room</b> has intensely challenging puzzle gameplay, beautiful steampunk-like graphics, and immersive ambient sounds as you try to unravel a mysterious storyline.<p><b>The Bad</b> The game is too short, with only three boxes to open. Viewing and zoom controls can get a little frustrating at times.<p><b>The</b> …

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Sink or Swim: Waterproof iPhone Cases Put to the Test

Smartphones can do many things, but one thing they can’t do is swim. Yet we still insist on bringing them with us to the bathroom, the pool or the …

Apple's iMessage encryption hindering DEA's ability to wiretap suspects

A leaked document from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has revealed Apple's iMessage service is hindering its ability to eavesdrop on drug suspects' communications. Obtained by <i>CNET</i>, the DEA's intelligence note — titled 'Apple's iMessages: A Challenge For DEA Intercept' — highlights that …

Best Buy Cuts Prices on iPad 3 Models by 30 Percent, U.S. In-Store Pickup Only

Best Buy has slashed pricing on third-generation iPad models by thirty percent, bringing the price down to $315 for the 16GB Wi-Fi models. Comparable refurbished units are available for $379 directly from Apple.<p>However, the iPads are only available via in-store pickup and it appears that selection …

France Telecom CEO: iPhone too pricey for Europeans

Apple's iPhone sales are not exactly surging in Europe. The CEO of one of the region's largest wireless carriers says it's because the smartphones simply cost too much.<p>There may be a reason why Android devices are more popular in Europe than Apple's iPhone: they're cheaper.<p>The CEO of one of …

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Samsung GALAXY S 4 mini tipped on hero’s heels

If you were pumped up about the Samsung GALAXY S 4 revealed earlier this month but found its massive display to be just a bit too much to swallow, …

A new era of GPU benchmarking: Inside the second with Nvidia’s frame capture tools | Ars Technica

Display-level reckoning for GPUs.<p>This story was brought to you by our friends at The Tech Report. You can view the original story here.<p>We've come a …

Apple Byte - A sneak peek at parts for the iPhone 5S?

US Cellular Samsung GALAXY S 4 pre-orders begin April 16

Hot on the heels of AT&T announcing their pre-orders for the Samsung GALAXY S 4, US Cellular is announcing that they’ll be opening up pre-orders for …

Mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay not a fan of the iPad

Apple’s iPad may get outsold by Android tablets this year; according to mobile computing pioneer Alan Kay, the iPad isn’t even that impressive. Kay recently spoke at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley and shared his thoughts on Apple’s tablet. Here are a few of his choice words:<p>“The iPad’s …

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HDC clones HTC One with new smartphone, offers it for $160

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but imitators usually have a degree of separation between their clone and the authentic product. …

Apple ‘Pushing Hard’ for Summer Release of New ‘iRadio’ Music Streaming Service

We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible sources. Today, …

This week's games news

Games out this week include <b>Luigi's Mansion 2</b> (3DS), the delightful puzzle game in which Mario's younger, slimmer brother trembles his way through …

Three Hidden Benefits of The Amazon Acquisition of Goodreads

Amazon announced yesterday that it will acquire Goodreads; an online book-sharing site with 16 million members. The purchase price is undisclosed, but Forbes staffer Jeff Bercovici estimates a low-eight-figure deal, based on Goodreads’ angel and series A funding.<p>Most of the press around the …

How The iPad Mini Became A Stealth Success

When the iPad Mini was released in November of last year, there were few opening-bell lines at Apple stores, few foaming-at-the-mouth fanboys crossing out the days on their calendars, and few folks who viewed the device as much more than Apple getting in the seven-inch tablet game because, well, …

Next generation: Android and Steam in the living room

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>The next generation of household consoles has already started, and boy, are we in for a treat. Not only do we have the big three companies (Nintendo, Sony, and …

HTC One Release Date Update - Taiwan Launch

The HTC One was initially going to be released in early March in Taiwan, but the launch was hit by a series of unfortunate delays. The wait is now over, as the flagship phone has finally hit various retail stores in the country yesterday.<p>On location to capture the excitement were the folks at</i> …

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