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Sony makes a U-turn, says The Interview will be released on Christmas day

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Nearly a week after Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) canceled The Interview’s planned theatrical release after hackers threatened to attack theaters showing it, the studio has said that the Seth Rogen comedy will be released on Christmas Day.

“We are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech,” said SPE Chief Executive Michael Lynton, adding that the company never gave up on releasing the film, rather it was working to secure other platforms and more cinemas “so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.” Read more »

Stickered for Messenger now on iOS

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Facebook recently launched a new app called Stickered for Messenger, which allowed you to take pictures or use existing ones and then place Facebook Messenger stickers on top of them, before sharing them with others.

For once, the app was launched on Android first but now it is also available on iOS. The app is free on the App Store and only available on the iPhone (not the iPad). Read more »

PlayStation game streaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs in 2015

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Samsung Smart TV owners will soon be able to stream PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games on to their televisions in 2015. Sony has announced that the PlayStation Now game streaming service is coming to Samsung’s televisions.

To play these games, you will need the Sony PlayStation Now app installed on your Samsung Smart TV and the games will be streamed to you from the cloud. You don’t need to own either the physical console or the games to play. All you will need is a DualShock 4 controller, which can be purchased separately. Read more »

Spigen Slim Armor case for iPhone 6 review

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The Slim Armor family of cases have always been among the most popular offerings by Spigen for any smartphone. Unsurprisingly, the Korean manufacturer of mobile accessories offers a number of versions of the cover for the Apple iPhone 6.

Over the past several weeks, I spend quality time with the Spigen Slim Armor case for iPhone 6 and its kickstand-toting Slim Armor S sibling. Read on to find out if the duo of protective covers are worth your hard-earned cash! Read more »

HTC offers 20% discount for any phone until January 2

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HTC has been holding a weekly deal on its official website for the US for a while now. Unlike past offers, though, today’s deal isn’t going to expire in mere hours. In fact, it’s valid all the way up until January 2. If you purchase any handset from HTC’s website before then, you can get a 20% discount.

That’s a nice holiday deal, and you may want to take advantage of it if you haven’t yet bought gifts for those close to you. To benefit from the discount, you’ll need to shop at HTC.com and enter “HTCHOLIDAY20″ at checkout as a coupon code. Once you do that, 20% will magically be subtracted from your order. Read more »

Zerolemon offers 10,000mAh extended battery for Note 4

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With the Galaxy Note 4 already on the market for over a month it comes as no surprise that manufacturers are working hard to bring interesting accessories for the new phablet. Thanks to its brilliant Super AMOLED screen the Note 4 is a solid all-day phone with a pretty good battery life score.

While it does compare admirably to its peers the Galaxy Note 4 is still a modern day smartphone and as such is more or less prone to disappoint you with an empty battery at the most inopportune moment. This is where extended battery pack come in and the folks at Zerolemon have created one heck of a power house. Read more »

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic RPG finally comes to Android

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George Lucas’ timeless classic needs no introduction, nor any more praise it has proven itself time and time again ass one of the most influential and significant cultural phenomenon in existence. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is one of the absolute must-play titles for any true Star Wars fan. Since its initial release back in 2003 it has won the hearts of countless gamers and is perhaps the most critically acclaimed game in LucasArts’ sizable portfolio.

Today the title is still captivating younger generations of gamers thanks to skillfully executed mobile ports of the RPG. iOS users have had the pleasure of enjoying the space classic for over an year now and now Android devices can also partake in the fun. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic can be downloaded from the Google Play Store starting today, for just $5 (reduced by 50% from the regular price as a launch promotion). Read more »

Sony PlayStation 4 now available for just $329 on Walmart

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For those who are planning to buy a Sony Playstation 4, here is some good news: Walmart is offering the 500 GB gaming console for only $329, which is $70 off its usual retail price. There’s no word on when the offer expires.

Although the offer is mouth-watering, given that the device hasn’t seen much of a price drop this holiday season, there’s a catch: it is good for in-store pickup only as shipping is not available for the product. This means that if your local retailers are out of stock, you’re out of luck. Read more »

Samsung 4GB mobile DRAM goes into mass production, 4GB RAM smartphones incoming

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Samsung has commenced the mass production of its 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 mobile DRAM memory chips. Because of the 20nm manufacturing process, the new mobile LPDDR4 chips are reportedly 50% faster than the fastest LPDDR3 memory on the market, while also consuming 40% less power at 1.1 volts.

The 4GB RAM chips will be ready to debut in smartphones and tablets in early 2015. The chances of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 rocking 4GB of RAM is quite high. Read more »

Uber’s regulatory woes continue as the ride-sharing service faces ban in Taiwan, fines in China

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Just a few days after it entered into a partnership with China-based search engine Baidu, Uber has come under the scanner of the authorities in Chongqing. The Chinese city which is home to more than 30 million people, is concerned that its drivers are not appropriately licensed.

According to a Reuters report, the Chongqing government is currently investigating the legality of the ride-sharing startup’s business model, with officials saying that private drivers operating without a commercial license would be classified as “illegal behavior,” and a fine of 30,000 yuan ($4,820) to 100,000 yuan ($16,070) would be imposed on them. Read more »

Google’s self driving car prototype ready for on-road testing

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Google showed us an early prototype of its self driving car back in May. This was different from the self driving cars we had seen from the company before that, which were basically regular vehicles like the Toyota Prius with heavy modifications to make them drive themselves. This was something that was designed from the ground up for this purpose.

Since then Google has been working on refining the prototype and all its components and it’s now ready for road testing. The company will be testing the car on its test track during this holiday season and will begin road testing in Northern California in early next year. Read more »

HP Chromebook 14 Touch goes official

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HP took the wraps off a high-end Chromebook with a 14″ touchscreen. The Chromebook 14 Touch is the most capable Chrome OS device offered by the manufacturer.

The notebook’s biggest highlight is its 14″ 1080p WLED touchscreen. Read more »

Phiaton BT 220 NC wireless in-ear headphones review

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Phiaton BT 220 NC is the Korean manufacturer’s latest wireless in-ear offering. The noise-canceling Bluetooth 4.0 headset replaces the already stellar Phiaton PS 210 BTNC on top of the company’s in-ear lineup.

In past encounters, I found Phiaton headphones to offer a good balance between design, build quality, sound, and value. Read on to find out if the BT 220 NC matches the standards set by its predecessor! Read more »

12-inch Apple MacBook Air rumored to enter production in early 2015

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Apple’s MacBook Air line of laptops currently comprises of devices with just two screen sizes – 11″ and 13″. However, they may soon be joined by an intermediary model, a MacBook Air with a 12-inch screen.

This has previously been rumored to enter production in the fall of 2014, which obviously hasn’t happened. Now though, a new rumor out of Asia says that we should expect factories to start making the 12-inch notebook in the first quarter of next year. Read more »

Motorola Droid Turbo down to $1, new customers get $150 gift card too

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A few days ago we let you know that you could buy a Motorola Droid Turbo from Verizon for $99.99 with a new two-year contract. That’s half off its normal price of $199.99, but now Best Buy has gone ahead and made that deal look pretty bad.

That’s because the well known retailer is currently selling the Droid Turbo for a mere $1. That’s no typo, you’ll need to pay just one dollar for the top of the line smartphone. Read more »