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How to Effectively Market Your Gaming Website and Apps

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>So you’ve created a new gaming website or a gaming app, freshly launched in the iTunes App Store. Now comes the $64,000 question: How do you make your game …

Through Its Network Of Mentors, HackHands Offers Live Help For New Programmers

With sites like Codecademy and Stack Overflow, there are plenty of ways to learn programming and get help online — but there’s nothing like a live human being who can answer your questions and look at your code, according to the co-founders of a new website called HackHands.<p>One of those …

Life After Death 'Chatbot' Mines Personal Data To Recreate You When You're Gone

Remember that episode of Charlie Brooker's dark sci-fi show 'Black Mirror', in which unnervingly realistic digital personalities of the dead were …

Fin Bluetooth Ring Transforms Your Palm Into A Touch Interface (video)

Over the last two years RHL Vision Technologies have been perfecting their Fin Bluetooth ring which has been designed to transform your hand and palm …

PPLConnect makes physical phones virtual, is now available via open beta to Android users

Your phone is a prisoner. No, it's not chained to a particular cell, but it <i>is</i> confined to whatever handset your SIM is stuffed into. PPLConnect wants to free your phone from that confinement through the powers of cellular virtualization. And today, if you have an Android phone and live in the US or …

Installing the custom CyanogenMod Android software developers adore drastically simplified - Pocket-lint

The open source nature of Android allows users to do anything they want with the platform in respect of customisation. This has prompted open source …

CyanogenMod makes installing its Android OS a breeze with new desktop and mobile apps

Making CyanogenMod the third major mobile ecosystem is a lofty goal, but the minds behind the custom Android ROM have just made it easier for smartphone users to join their ranks. Rather than installing the operating system by hand, folks can now rely on the freshly-released CyanogenMod Installer …

Google's new 'Chromebook for everyone' is a sleek 11-inch HP laptop

At an event in New York City this morning, Google announced the new HP Chromebook 11. The Chromebook 11 is a low-cost Chrome OS laptop, with an 11-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS display and Chromebook Pixel inspired design. The new laptop, which Google is selling for $279, is available to order from …

Pixel perfect: tips for sprucing up your homescreen

First, we’d like to offer our profuse apologies. Yes, we realize that this has been delayed. A nasty mixture of sicknesses knocked us flat on our …

Five Things Still Wrong With 'GTA Online'

I’m desperately trying to log some hours into GTA Online in order to be able to convey what I think about it, but it’s proving difficult. Like every other major online launch in recent years, GTA Online is riddled with issues, and it’s still incredibly hard to play for a number of reasons.<p>Here are …

9 Ways To Improve iOS 7's Battery Life

iOS 7 has been out for a few weeks now, and people are torn.<p>While some of the new features are fabulous, and others are making us crazy, there's one thing we can all agree on: iOS 7 is not helping our battery life. As Ars Technica discovered, iOS 7 kills battery life faster than iOS 6.1 on every …

Glass Theft Auto: Google Glass Hack Beams Grand Theft Auto’s GPS Straight To Your Eye

You know, it’s been a while saince I’ve written up some clever Google Glass hack simply because it was awesome. Let’s fix that.<p>Looking to test the concept of using Glass as a second screen, Android developer Mike DiGiovanni has managed to capture Grand Theft Auto’s oh-so-crucial in-game GPS …

Android this week: First look at the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3

If it feels like we’ve all been talking about the new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 for months, it’s because we have. Rumors and leaked details of both …

iPhone 5 sees faster data speeds on T-Mobile after hacked carrier update

Are you using an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? Are you in an area with re-farmed 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum? Well rejoice! Some enterprising folks over at <i>TmoNews</i> have hacked Apple's carrier update for T-Mobile to boost data speeds on the 1900MHz (PCS) HSPA+ band. Better yet, this tweak applies to both …