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China smartphone shipments set to hit 450 million in 2014

Total shipments to the country in 2013 are expected to reach 360 million, according to new data from IDC.<p>China's smartphone market is set for an explosion over the next year, according to new data from research firm IDC.<p>By the end of this year, total smartphone shipments in China will hit 360 …

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“Grand Theft Auto V” Made $800 Million In 24 Hours

Take-Two Interactive Software’s highly anticipated video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> went on sale Tuesday at midnight, but it has already broken records by surpassing $800 million in global sales in its first 24 hours, setting a new record for the highest-grossing launch day sales of any entertainment …

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How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands

The cover for <i>Adventure</i> on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while the main adventurer is simply a square. You’re forced to imagine the fantasy world you’re meant to be …

Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine

The phrase "virtual book club" may not conjure romantic visions of low-lit rooms and vintage wines, but you don't necessarily need those things to throw fancy words around. Amazon-owned Goodreads hosts user-created online clubs, but a Google patent application that's surfaced today imagines a …

Google’s New “App Launcher” Style Navigational Menu Arrives [UPDATED]

Google is reportedly making a change to its homepage and other online services that will see it dropping its horizontal, black navigational bar containing links to social, search, Gmail, images, news, and more, in favor of a new menu that more closely resembles the app launcher icon found on …

Ubuntu's smartphone OS will be ready to launch on October 17th

The Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have missed its crowdfunding goal by a huge amount, but the Ubuntu Touch operating system is far from dead — it now has a planned release date of October 17th. That's according to a blog post from Canonical employee and QA community coordinator Nicholas Skaggs, who …

Arma 3 community guide details combined arms combat

A new community guide video for <i>Arma 3</i>, Bohemia Interactive's tactical military shooter, shares tips and tricks for combining the game's vehicles and units in combat.<p>The video first details the game's infantrymen and how to properly match them with other elements — otherwise known as combined arms …

In online TV first, Netflix wins Emmy for drama directing

David Fincher wins an Emmy for directing Netflix's "House of Cards," and the Internet TV provider breaks ground -- again -- for online only programming.<p>Netflix won its first Emmy award -- the kind doled out at the flashy, star-studded televised ceremony -- Sunday night, as David Fincher won for …

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