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BlackBerry shutting down BBM Music on June 2nd

BlackBerry launched their BBM Music service back in 2011. This gave BlackBerry Messenger users the ability to easily share music on their device with …

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley announces MixBit video collaboration site

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is gearing up to launch a new video site, MixBit. On Twitter today, Hurley announced while poking fun at a Google April Fools' joke, saying "since YouTube is ending, we're launching a new video site." The tweet ends with a link to the new site and its Twitter …

Windows 8.1 to be final name for Blue upgrade

Microsoft is preparing to name its "Windows Blue" upgrade as Windows 8.1. <i>ZDNet's</i> Mary Jo Foley first unveiled the name, but <i>The Verge</i> has confirmed with its own sources that Microsoft will name Windows 8.1 as the upgrade to Windows 8. The upgrade will include a number of improvements to the …

iOS 7 reportedly behind schedule, but will come with a new look

Back when we learned that Apple’s VP of industrial design, Jony Ive, would be leading human interface development across the entire company, many hoped it would mean some big changes for iOS, after years of iterations that appeared minor compared with the major overhaul of Android 4.0 and beyond. …

Chinese search engine Baidu follows Google down the Glass path

China's largest search engine Baidu is readying its own pair of smart glasses, the company has confirmed. Codenamed Baidu Eye, Baidu's new prototype is currently being tested internally, although it has yet to decide whether it will make it available as a commercial product. According to Chinese …

Disney shuts down LucasArts, will license 'Star Wars' brand to other developers

After purchasing Lucasfilm last October, Disney has decided to shut down the company's video game development arm, LucasArts. In a statement released to <i>GameInformer</i>, Disney says that it's "decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company's risk …

It Has Begun: April Fool's 2013 Roundup From Around The Web [Continuously Updated]

Article Contents<p>April Fool's 2013 is here (at least in some time zones), and the Internet has already given birth to a few early pranks. We will …

'Iron Man 3' will make you notice this phone, Alcatel hopes

Marvel character and billionaire entrepreneur Tony Stark loves his tech toys, most notably the glowing chemical core embedded in his chest and his supercharged flying suit. But starting May 3, he may show a little love for the Alcatel One Touch Idol smartphone.<p>First seen at CES 2013, and soon to be …

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iTV with iRing to Launch this Year, Analyst says

Based on fresh information received by Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets during an Apple suppliers tour of China and Taiwan, he believes Apple …

Concept Reveals What a Translucent Budget iPhone Could Look Like [PICS]

Numerous rumours have pointed towards Apple releasing a budget iPhone made with a plastic backing. We previously saw concept images of what a …

3DMark Benchmark Suite Hits Android, Promises True Cross-Platform Comparisons

Long known for its PC-based benchmark suite, Futuremark has released its first mobile testing app, 3DMark, for Android. Because it uses standard …

Developers Calling iCloud As “Broken” Due To Database Sync Issues

Apple’s iCloud service, that lets users access their personal content on all their devices wirelessly and automatically via an Apple ID, has run into …

Facebook Android event spurs new phone rumours

Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its "new home on Android."<p>Next Thursday's event will take place at the company's …

Apple Said to Launch Dedicated iOS Gaming Controller

<i>Pocketgamer.biz</i> reports Apple is set to launch an official gaming joypad, according to its anonymous developer sources at the 2013 Game Developers …

Rumour: 2013 BlackBerry 10 roadmap leaks online (Update, fake)

BlackBerry will be launching a total of 6 BlackBerry 10 devices this year. We’ve already been graced with the all-touch BlackBerry Z10, and coming in …

BBC Forces Microsoft Employee To Remove The Only Good BBC App On Windows Phone

BBC doesn’t have a Windows Phone presence, at least not officially. However, an unofficial news app created by Microsoft employee, Lawrence Gripper, …

500px Releases Faster iOS App with Flow for iPad

500px on Tuesday updated its native iOS app with two big new features soon after passing the 1 million download milestone. iPad users have gained support for Flow, and everyone can now see list of who they are following and who they follow. You can download the latest version now from Apple’s App …

Rogers Offer: Sign a New 3 year Plan, Get a Free Kindle Paperwhite 3G

Rogers has introduced a promo where users signing a new 3 year plan with a monthly spend of $55 are eligible to receive a free Amazon Kindle …

Leaked 'HTC First' Render Points To Facebook's Home

In what could be a very big spoiler or a great spoof, trustworthy Twitter account @evleaks posted a render of the ‘HTC First’, a plain-looking …

Video game rage: Violent imagery isn't the trigger, researchers say

When Marc Nascimento hosts "fight nights" at his Hamilton video game store, he often has to deal with people who exhibit varying degrees of video …

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