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Google Maps updated for Android with sponsored hotel details, better navigation

Now that Google has finished updating its Map app's UI, the company can focus on the finer details: navigation, documentation and monetization. The Android app's latest update tweaks hotel search results by adding sponsored rate and booking links, which places a tiny "ad" icon next to services that …

Will New iPhone Colors Create A Hierarchy Among Users?

After Apple's announcement this week, choosing which iPhone to buy won't be such a black-and-white decision.<p>Buyers now have a cheaper, albeit more colorful option in the iPhone 5c (starting at $99, with a contract), which comes in white, blue, pink, green or yellow. Deciding to go with the newest …

War Soldiers Coming to Mondo and HappyHour

Rumored EA survey suggests SimCity could get offline mode and bigger cities

Electronic Arts is looking to change some core functionality in SimCity to attract players back to the game. The title drew widespread criticism from gamers due to its always-online connection, which caused numerous and constant connection issues for weeks following its March debut.<p>When the …

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review

The Android tablet, refined.<p>Android may have surpassed Apple's iOS as the dominant smartphone platform, but tablets equipped with Google's mobile …

World of Warships removes Rising Sun flag after Korean gamers' outcry (update)

Wargaming.net has removed the Rising Sun flag of Imperial Japan from its MMO <i>World of Warships</i> after its South Korean audience spoke out against its use, reports The Korea Herald.<p>The lastest trailer for <i>World of Warships</i> shows the flag amidst scenes of dogfighting and airborne firepower. The Rising …

IGN’s Dragon’s Crown Week Is Here!

From July 8th through 12th, it’s all about Vanillaware’s upcoming action-RPG.<p>Dragon’s Crown has long been on the horizon as a promising action-RPG …

Pokemon X and Y limited edition 3DS XLs coming to Japan

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Pokemon Y</i> will launch this fall in Japan alongside two limited edition Nintendo 3DS XL handhelds, The Pokemon Company announced earlier today at the Japan Expo in Paris.<p>Japanese players will get their choice of a deep blue 3DS XL featuring the new Generation 6 Pokemon Xerneas and …

Minecraft Surgeon Sim - Heart Ache

Win Destiny Banners To Celebrate Bungie Day

Protect your own wall... with a banner.<p>In case you didn't know, this Sunday on July 7th, Bungie celebrates its annual birthday with Bungie Day, in …

Miyamoto blames software delays on Wii U development requiring ‘about twice the human resources’

Developing HD games is very labor intensive. This is something most of the industry learned around 2007 while developing for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. Nintendo was probably too busy swimming in its Wii Sports money to realize what was going on.<p>Now, Nintendo has an HD console of its own, …

Lewis Hamilton admits he still has 'concerns' over tyres

<b>Lewis Hamilton still has concerns over tyres despite being satisfied with changes announced by Pirelli.</b><p>He was one of five drivers who suffered a high-speed rear-tyre blowout during Sunday's British Grand Prix.<p>The Silverstone six<p><b>Lewis Hamilton:</b> Left rear explodes on lap eight• <b><br>Fernando Alonso:</b> Right …

Vettel ignores mind games and July 'curse'

Vettel prefers to answer on the track.<p>Jul.4 (GMM) Sebastian Vettel insists talk about mind games and a July 'curse' will not distract his push for a …

Auto Racing

Fernando Alonso says Pirelli's tyre changes are not bad for Ferrari

<b>Fernando Alonso believes Ferrari will not be adversely affected by the decision to change the tyres following the crisis at the British Grand Prix.</b><p>Alonso was one of six drivers to suffer failures at Silverstone last Sunday.<p>"We should be not too worried, because the tyres should be good for us or …

Autosport

German GP: Nico Rosberg out to 'annoy' leader Sebastian Vettel

<b>Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg says he is out to "annoy" championship leader Sebastian Vettel, but is not yet thinking about his own title challenge.</b><p>The German, who has won two of the last three races, said he was simply focusing on continuing his good form.<p>"It's too early to say we are title …

German Grand Prix: Drivers' withdrawal threat over tyres

<b>Formula 1 drivers have threatened to boycott Sunday's German Grand Prix if there is a repeat of the tyre failures experienced at Silverstone.</b><p>The Grand Prix Drivers' Association, which represents the vast majority of drivers, said its members wanted to express their "deepest concerns".<p>The GPDA …

Autosport

Autosport

Red Bull asks fans to help decide 2014 driver

Finn Raikkonen attracted thousands of votes, while the second most popular choice was Australian Daniel Ricciardo<p>Jul.5 (GMM) Red Bull has turned to …

Auto Racing

FIA bans tyre swapping for German Grand Prix

The FIA has imposed a ban on tyre swapping as well as strict limits on tyre pressures and cambers for this weekend's German Grand Prix.<p>With everyone …

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F1 drivers have risked enough with tyres, says GPDA head de la Rosa

Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) chairman Pedro de la Rosa insists that the only thing drivers care about is safety, and they are no longer …

EU mandates tougher sentences for cyber crime and snooping

EU lawmakers have agreed to toughen criminal penalties for cyber attacks, especially those that include harming critical national infrastructure and hijacking computers to steal sensitive data.<p>The 28 EU member states currently have a patchwork of varying tariffs for cyber crime but will now …

Confusion Rules On Samsung's Galaxy S4 Sales, With Warning For iPhone 5S

Samsung missed analyst expectations when it announced its quarterly earnings in Seoul today, despite claims that it sold 20 million of its flagship Galaxy S4 phones in the first two months since its April launch. Bloomberg reports that it faces further profit-outlook downgrades, having already lost …

Iceland Galaxy S4 ad is the weirdest anti-iPhone Samsung commercial yet

<i>Screenshot from latest Galaxy S4 ad | Image Credit: Samsung Iceland</i><p>A recently released Galaxy S4 ad in Iceland is arguably the weirdest anti-Apple ad made by the company.<p>Unlike with previous marketing efforts, especially for the Galaxy S3, Samsung mainly focused on showing Galaxy S4 features in its …

The Xbox could have been named 11-X, original WEP and DirectX Box codenames revealed

Microsoft introduced its first gaming console in late 2001 with the Xbox naming, but it could have been branded something entirely different by the company's marketing teams. In an interview with <i>Edge Online</i>, original launch team member Seamus Blackley reveals some of the names that Microsoft …