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Twitter adds Lolcat language option for the website

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It took them a while to get on the Lolcat bandwagon but get on the bandwagon they have. Twitter just added a new language option for their website, which now lets you change the language to Lolcat. Yes, that’s like a language now.

What this basically does is change the language of the entire UI to the Lolcat speak that you may must have seen in memes on the internet. So ‘Home’ becomes ‘HUM’, ‘Direct messages’ becomes ‘DIRECT MESSUJS, KTHNXBYE!’ AND EVRYTHIN JUS STRTS REEDIN LYK DIS LOLZ!! Read more »

Studio developing ‘Infinity Blade: Dungeons’ shuts down, game put on hold indefinitely

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You may remember getting a sneak peek at Epic Games’ Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in the Infinity Blade series for iOS devices, during the iPad 3 launch event last year. Unlike the first two games, Dungeons adopted a top-down isometric view with proper player motion and gameplay, unlike the mindless screen swiping in the first two games.

Unfortunately, Impossible Studios, the studio developing the game for Epic Games, has been shut down, with the game now put on hold indefinitely. Read more »

EA releases Origin client for OS X

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After releasing an alpha version last month, EA has now released the final stable version of the Origin store client for Apple’s OS X platform.

The client looks almost identical to the Windows version and other than the placement of the window buttons on top you can’t really tell them apart. The big difference, however, comes in the selection of games that is currently available. Read more »

ASUS set to announce Intel-based FonePad Android tablet

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After the part-phone-part-tablet amalgamation that was the PadFone, ASUS is now set to announce the, wait for it, FonePad. Unlike the PadFone, however, this one does not slot inside any other device (not yet, at least) and is a standalone Android tablet, based on an Intel processor.

The ASUS FonePad runs on Intel’s low-end Atom Z2420 processor, also known by the name ‘Lexington’. It has a single-core, 1.2GHz CPU with Hyper-Threading, PowerVR SGX540 GPU, 3 megapixel rear camera, 1.2 megapixel front facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 8, 16 and 32GB memory options with microSD card slot, 4,270mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Read more »

Twitter updates Android and iOS apps, brings search and UI changes

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Twitter has released updated versions of their mobile apps, with the Android version getting the bulk of the changes. Among the list of improvements common to both iOS and Android versions is a new Discover view, which shows a single stream of tweets, trends, activity and accounts to follow.

The search has also been update and now presents you with accounts, tweets and pictures relevant to your query. The Connect tab has been updated to show only Interactions view now but you can switch it to show only mentions from the Settings menu. Read more »

OUYA to launch new version of the console every year

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The Kickstarter funded Android gaming console OUYA is finally set to go out in the hands of anxious Kickstarer backers and eventually, regular customers. But turns out, a newer version of the console isn’t too far away from now.

Talking to Engadget, CEO of OUYA Julie Uhrman said that “There will be a new OUYA every year. There will be an OUYA 2 and an OUYA 3.” What OUYA is aiming for is a smartphone-like update strategy, where they will update the console every year with newer processors and more memory. Read more »

Amazon announces Amazon Coins, a new virtual currency for purchasing apps and games on Kindle Fire

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Amazon has announced Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire owners, which will provide them a new way to purchase apps, games and in-app content on their devices.

Amazon says it will give customers tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Amazon Coins to spend on the Amazon Appstore, which in turn will help generate more revenue for the developers. The new currency will be available starting April 25 and developers need to submit and get their apps before then. Read more »

Instagram launches web feed

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Back when Instagram was started, the only web presence the company had was a single page for each of the images that you uploaded from their web app and nothing else (not counting the blog). This was rectified a few months ago, when they released web profiles, that allowed you to check full profiles of users on the website with all their pictures.

Now, the company has finally launched an online web feed, which, for the first time, lets users see their timeline on the web without having to use the mobile app. Read more »

OUYA console to hit retail outlets in June for $99.99

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OUYA, the Kickstarter funded Android based game console is now in its final stages. According to CEO Julie Uhrman, the console will start shipping to Kickstarter backers in March.

As for the rest of us, the console will hit retail outlets in June, with Target, Best Buy and Gamestop being the first to have it in stock. If you want to get it online, you have the option of getting it from the company’s website (which will ship early in April) or from Amazon. Read more »

Watch the Iron Man 3 ‘Extended’ trailer here

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Walt Disney Studios showcased an ‘extended’ trailer of their upcoming superhero movie, Iron Man 3, during the Super Bowl. Why the word ‘extended’ is in quotes is something you will have to see for yourself when you watch the trailer.

The trailer also shows Iron Man attempting to rescue a whole bunch of people falling from a damaged airplane and cuts just before we see how he manages to save thirteen people when he can just carry four. Read more »

Carbon for Twitter finally released on the Play Store

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Twitter users on Android have been waiting for this day for a long time now but it’s finally here. After being teased for almost a year, the developers of Carbon have finally released the Twitter client on the Play Store.

The app was shown off on Twitter last year and then an early alpha was released for a few users. After that the app was delayed indefinitely because the developers could not release it as a paid app on Play Store as it wasn’t supported in their region. After that it was announced that the app would be released as a free app but even that got postponed indefinitely. Read more »

‘Little Inferno’ for iPad game review

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Little Inferno made its public debut last year as one of the launch titles for the Nintendo Wii U. Made by the designers of the popular game World of Goo and Henry Hatsworth, the game was lauded for its unique gameplay and won many awards. After that it was released on Steam and has now made an appearance on the mobile platform with the iPad version.

There is a pyromaniac in every one of us and that’s whom the game is made for. You simply set fire to things in this game, and then do it in various combos to create bigger fires and earn more points. All of this is wrapped in a mysterious story that unfolds as the game progresses. Sounds interesting? Let’s find out more. Read more »

Epic Games releases Epic Citadel for Android with built-in benchmarking tool

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Almost three years after the launch of Epic Citadel for iOS, Epic Games has finally released the Android version of the app on the Google Play Store.

For those who are not aware, Epic Citadel is based on the Unreal Engine 3, and back when it was released on iOS, served as a way to highlight the capabilities of the engine on the mobile platform (it was later put into use in Infinity Blade). On the Android version, however, Epic Games has built-in a benchmarking utility, which helps gauge the performance of the hardware as well. Read more »

Sony announces ‘my Xperia’ service for finding your lost Xperia device

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Sony has announced a new service for their range of Xperia smartphones, called my Xperia. The beta version of the service will roll out to a few devices initially before it is available to all Xperia devices out there.

my Xperia works similar to Apple’s Find My iPhone and all other similar services out there. Once it’s available on your device, you log on to the service by visiting myxperia.sonymobile.com and logging in with your Google account. Read more »

Sony holding a PlayStation event on February 20 to announce the PS4

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Sony has released a teaser video for the PlayStation event that they will be holding later this month on Wednesday, February 20.

It won’t be much of a teaser if it revealed everything, so as you can imagine the video does not show much other than the four PlayStation button icons swirling around on the screen with the big date being displayed towards the end that doesn’t allude to anything. But according to The Wall Street Journal, the event is definitely about the PlayStation 4, or whatever Sony decides to call it. Read more »