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Nokia’s MixRadio app no longer locked to Windows

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Microsoft’s recent big corporate changes are having other, far-reaching implications for its newly acquired Nokia Devices and Services.

As a result of Microsoft’s latest shake-up, the Nokia MixRadio application will become its own independent app. Read more »

Express yourself (anonymously) with Vent

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Ever wish that there was a dedicated app where you could just complain anonymously?

Well now there is a way to express yourself to a group of strangers within a dedicated mobile application: it’s called Vent. Read more »

Google may overhaul the look of Chrome OS

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Although many argue about the functionality of Chrome OS, it’s hard to deny that the tab-based operating system isn’t zippy and easy to use, even if people are clamoring for added functionality.

Well it turns out that Google is thinking about making changes to Chrome, but the alterations be limited to tinkering with the look and feel of Chrome OS only, by taking some design cues from Android for a more universal approach to its software. Read more »

Xbox One update adds new social features and 3D Blu-Ray support

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It looks like Microsoft doesn’t expect a lower price point alone to attract Xbox One customers.

The console has received yet another update that adds new friends list features as well as Blu-Ray 3D support. Read more »

The PS4 is still king of sales; beats Xbox One six months straight

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Sony’s fourth Playstation console is on a roll.

For the sixth consecutive month in a row, the Japanese gaming system has beaten the Xbox One in sales. Read more »

goTenna is a portable, bluetooth cell phone antenna

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Ever find yourself traveling way out in the middle of nowhere and unable to communicate with your friends?

Well goTenna might be able to help you with that. Read more »

Samsung releases its Level series headphones

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Are you a fan of premium headphones, but don’t want to invest in a pair of Beats?

Well then you may want to take a look at Samsung’s upcoming Level series. Read more »

Google Wallet now takes care of your gift cards

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It’s been a busy day for mobile payments. Not only did Visa have some news with its latest Checkout application, it looks like Google Wallet has an update for users too.

The mobile payment system will now house your gift card data. Read more »

Visa introduces Checkout, it’s online payment option

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Do you hate inputting all of your credit card and personal information when it comes time to buy something online?

Well Visa’s latest service, Checkout, may just put an end to all of that headache. Read more »

Microsoft wants Bing to help you write your school papers

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Microsoft has been working on incorporating academic materials and research into Bing’s search results.

The educational data that you find on Bing will work closely with Cortana, the Windows Phone voice assistant. Read more »

Save 80 pounds on Kindle Fire HDX until July 16th

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Thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HDX? Then you’re in luck.

Amazon is selling the tablet at an £80 discount for both the 32GB and 64GB versions of the device. Read more »

Oculus Rift canceling pre-orders that show up on eBay

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Did you manage to pre-order the upcoming Oculus Rift DK2? Well you may want to hold off on putting it up on eBay.

In an effort to stop price-gouging of the Rift, and maybe as a means of getting their headset to those who really want it, Oculus Rift has canceled shipments of people selling their places in the pre-order line. Read more »

Shazam can now stream entire songs in-app

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Rdio and Shazam have been working together for quite some time now to bring you the music you like after you identify it.

The problem was you always needed to exit Shazam after you ID’d the song, but with the latest software update, you’ll be able to listen to the song within the app itself. Read more »

Microsoft’s Project Adam takes image recognition to the next level

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You may have used Google’s reverse image search’s recognition software to call shenanigans on a picture someone claimed to have taken themselves, or stalk someone on FB.

But Microsoft’s Project Adam looks to expand the use of image recognition, and has developed its software to some impressive lengths. Read more »

Beats is handing Germany’s winning team gold headphones

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Beats is notorious for getting publicity by giving athletes free pairs of their headphones. During the Olympics, competitors could be seen rocking Beats around their neck, UFC fighters are also usually seen wearing the iconic (and expensive headphones) on their walkouts to fights as well.

It looks like the Beats brand was able to also capitalize on the World Cup even after the games were over: by giving Germany’s team a pair of Gold headphones for its victory. Read more »