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Apple Testing Expanded iPhone Repair Options Through Authorized Service Providers in Canada

Apple has launched an iPhone repair pilot program for Apple Certified Service Providers in Canada that will allow certain certified centers to offer iPhone repairs after store technicians have completed Apple-required iOS Certification.<p>According to a tipster, the third party service sites will be …

The home stretch: How Pixar wrapped 'Monsters University'

Pixar's films can take four or five years to complete. But what does it take to close the deal? CNET has the scoop.<p>EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- It's early April, and there's just over two months before Pixar's newest film, "Monsters University," hits theaters. For years, the filmmakers at this hit factory …

Animation

Leica unveils G-Star RAW edition of D-Lux 6 compact, co-branded with Dutch denim label (video)

Leica's just taken its vintage branding strategy to a new level with the D-Lux 6 "G-Star RAW" compact model, styled by the Dutch denim maker of that name. Design touches include a textured leather body and gun-metal grey accents, along with an embossed leather case and strap, all firsts for a …

How Digg Raced to Make the Google Reader Replacement You'll Want

With Google Reader about to meet its maker, Digg decided to make the ultimate replacement. That was two months ago—and Wired has the inside track of …

PlayStation Vita At A Crossroads

The PlayStation Vita has had a rough time in its year-plus in existence. Will the PlayStation 4 give the handheld a new lease on life or will it have …

Microsoft sticking with $500 price point for Xbox One

Microsoft's recent dramatic Xbox One policy reversal does not include the company revisiting the system's $500 price point, chief product officer Marc Whitten told sister site CNET.<p>He explained that Microsoft has "no plans" to lower the entry price, despite rival Sony launching the PlayStation 4 …

Living Rooms

Lost Planet 3 gameplay trailer introduces giant Akrid battles

Capcom has unveiled a new gameplay trailer for <i>Lost Planet 3</i>, offering a short 2-minute-long look at a battle between a mech suit-toting Jim Peyton — protagonist of the series' upcoming prequel — as he fights against a giant alien Akrid.<p><i>Lost Planet 3</i> is slated to launch Aug. 27 in North America …

iOS gaming grows up: 'XCOM: Enemy Unknown' approaches console parity

One of 2012's best games gets crammed into an iPhone<p>The line between mobile and console gaming gets blurrier as time goes by, and today's release of <i>XCOM: Enemy Unknown</i> for iOS is one of the more compelling pieces of evidence to date. It's nothing less than a full port of the well-received …