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An audience of 100 million gamers has fired over 32 quadrillion shots in Call of Duty (infographic)

Germany has 80.4 million people. That’s fewer than the number of people who have played a Call of Duty game since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare debuted in 2007.<p>That fact comes from an Activision inforgraphic that reveals just how insanely popular the modern-military shooter franchise really …

Some 2013 Nexus 7 users report buggy multitouch, Google is investigating

A muddled sense of direction isn't the only problem affecting the new generation of Nexus 7 slates, it seems, as some users are also reporting issues with multitouch on the 1,920 x 1,200 display. The clip below the fold demonstrates the bug, and shows the touchscreen registering phantom inputs …

Nexus 7 LTE release date imminent, makes appearance in China

<i>And finally, we have the first hands on images of the new Nexus 7 with radio support.</i><p>Google has arguably outdone themselves with the new Nexus 7. With awesome price points, powerful specs, and a luscious, high definition 1920 x 1200 resolution (323ppi) display, the new Nexus 7 simply cannot be beat …

First Hands-On Video of a Yellow iPhone 5C Back Housing

- Aug 14, 2013<p>Our good acquaintance Sonny Dickson has been on fire these past few weeks, providing numerous leaked photos, videos, and other details …

Samsung announces the Hennessy, a dual-screen, quad-core Android flip phone

When you think of smartphones, the image of a sleek, minimalist slab is probably what comes to mind. But how about a flip phone? Now there’s a form …

Xbox One knows when it's overheating, adjusts accordingly

Microsoft's Xbox One will be a tad bit smarter than its predecessor, the Xbox 360, according to Microsoft.<p>In an interview published on Tuesday, Xbox General Manager of Console Development Leo del Castillo told Gizmodo that as much as the company would like to prevent misuse of the Xbox One, it …

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 launching October 17th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on October 17th (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. For some reason, the company's specified an exact release time of 12am on October 18th in New Zealand, which is 4am PT or 7am ET on October 17th. …

Report: Call of Duty: Ghosts to receive two collectors' editions

Players who purchase <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> may have their pick of two collectors' editions, according to a reportedly leaked poster for the items posted by YouTube user "glydoscoop."<p>The poster, also posted to NeoGAF, details a Hardened Edition which includes a steelbook case for the game, a …

Farming Simulator hits Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Sept. 4

<i>Farming Simulator</i>, the series which made a surprise splash on PC with its latest <i>2013</i> installment, will bring its virtual cultivation to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Sept. 4, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced this morning.<p>The console version of the game is "more than a simple port" of the PC …

Xbox One will still function, even without Kinect plugged in (update)

Xbox One will work even if Kinect isn't plugged in, Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten told IGN.<p>In the wake of the event in which Microsoft unveiled the next-gen console and its upgraded, bundled Kinect, Microsoft released a Q&A that characterized the Kinect as an "essential and integrated" …

Xbox One and Xbox 360 users can't voice chat across platforms

Xbox One users will not be able to voice chat with friends on an Xbox 360 "for a variety of technical reasons," Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten told IGN.<p>The console will still allow players to communicate with friends via text, but the system won't support voice chat. Whitten did not give a …

Xbox One Controller PC Compatibility Coming in 2014

PC gamers will be able to use the redesigned gamepad.<p>For some PC gamers, the ability to use an Xbox 360 controller was a viable alternative to the …

Chinese Woman Suffers Eye Injuries After iPhone 5 Explodes

According to a report from Chinese news outlet <i>Da Lian Evening News</i> [Google Translate] (via <i>ZDNet</i>), a woman in China suffered eye injuries from her iPhone 5 after it exploded while she was on the phone.<p>The woman reportedly felt the device's screen become warm after talking for 40 minutes, and …

Apple will reportedly unveil the next iPhone on Sept. 10

According to a report by AllThingsD, Apple will debut its latest iPhone lineup during a special event on September 10th, just a month from today. The report doesn’t specify as to which models will be announced at the event, but if rumors are to be believed, we may see the highly anticipated iPhone …

New PS4 pre-orders no longer guaranteed for launch day in UK

Gamers in the U.K. who place new pre-orders for a PlayStation 4 are no longer guaranteed to receive it on launch day, Sony confirmed to Eurogamer.<p>According to the report, a message stating pre-orders placed after Aug. 6 are not guaranteed to be honored by the console's launch was sent to a number …

Woman Pays For Two iPhones, Reportedly Tricked Into Buying Two $600 Apples Instead

There are apples, and then are Apples. One hapless phone customer in Australia reportedly found this out the hard way, when she paid for what she thought was a pair of iPhones and ended up with two very expensive pieces of fruit.<p>The unidentified 21-year-old woman had negotiated to buy the phones on …

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag's modern setting is about exploring

The modern day setting in Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed title, <i>Black Flag</i>, will feature no combat and is "all about exploring, eavesdropping and hacking," lead writer Darby McDevitt said during a recent Q&A session.<p>McDevitt answered questions "to help shed some light on the present day story" …

YouTube Expands Live Streaming To Channels With Just 100 Subscribers, Opens Custom Thumbnails & Merchandise Links To All

Google today announced a number of updates to YouTube that will allow more video producers to use YouTube for live streaming. All channels in good standing with at least 100 subscribers will be able to live stream from their accounts within the next few weeks.<p>By bringing the number of required …

Apple faces 5-year ban for e-book price rigging conspiracy

Apple should be banned from entering anti-competitive e-book distribution contracts for five years and should end its business ties with five publishers with which it conspired to raise e-book prices, federal and state regulators said on Friday.<p>The U.S. Department of Justice and 33 U.S. states and …

Folks Are Paying An Absurd Amount For A Weed Emoticon On Steam

The introduction of the Steam Trading card system—which allows players to earn tradable badges, profile backgrounds, emoticons, and coupons on Steam …

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The Xbox One's Insides Have Changed A Little Bit Since E3

The Xbox One we saw at E3 isn't quite the Xbox One the team at Microsoft has in their hands right now. They've been making a few tweaks to the …

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Bethesda Reveals The Elder Scrolls Anthology

PC gamers, rejoice!<p>Today at QuakeCon 2013, Bethesda revealed The Elder Scrolls Anthology, a complete PC compilation of every single Elder Scrolls …

Google Play Store downloads surpass Apple App Store for the first time

According to research conducted by <i>App Annie Index</i>, Google Play exceeded the Apple App Store for quarterly app downloads for the first time. But we’re not talking tiny margins here, the Google Play store managed to surpass the Apple App Store’s downloads by 10 percent in the second quarter of …

A 'Google Play' version of the Moto X is coming soon

Five major US carriers will sell the new Moto X when it comes out later this year, but those who want a truly pure and unlocked version of Motorola's latest will be glad to hear that Google will be selling the device as well. Yes, there will be a Google Play edition of the Moto X. Like the Google …

Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour are coming to Chromecast

Google’s (s GOOG) new smart TV dongle Chromecast is getting more love from video publishers: Blip, Hulu, Vevo and Devour all have pledged to add …

PlayStation 4 playable at EB Games Expo 2013

For the first time in Australia, the public will be able to get hands-on with Sony's PlayStation 4 at the EB Games Expo 2013, EB Games revealed on the expo's official site.<p>"It's fantastic that Australians get the chance to get hands on with the PS4 at EB Expo before its official release. This is …