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Temple Run 2 is the fastest growing mobile game after reaching 50 million downloads in 13 days

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Angry Birds Space just got stripped from its fastest growing mobile game laurels. Imangi Studios’ Temple Run 2 snagged the title away from Rovio by hitting 50 million downloads in 13 days – a cool 22 days quicker than what it took Angry Birds Space.

The impressive download count was achieved across Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Market Place. 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 »

Samsung Ativ Odyssey made a trip to our office, here is a hands-on

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For some reason, Samsung decided not to bring its Ativ S Windows Phone 8 flagship to the United States. Instead, the Korean giant released the Verizon Exclusive, LTE toting, and seriously pocketable Samsung Ativ Odyssey.

The Samsung Ativ Odyssey looks and feels a lot like a mini version of the Ativ S. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. Read more »

Google and Motorola are in search for a product manager for the X Phone

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Motorola has posted a job listing in search for a senior director of product management to focus and work directly on the X Phone project that the WSJ reported on back in December.

Interestingly, that’s exactly how Motorola has referred to the project about its upcoming high-end smartphone set to rival the iPhone and the top dogs from the Galaxy S line-up. Read more »

Xolo X500 and its Intel Atom Z2420 CPU get benchmarked, get pretty good scores

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Xolo X500, which was launched a week ago in India, has just been benchmarked. The smartphone is designed for emerging markets with low cost at higher priority than stellar performance, but it did surprisingly well.

Perhaps a part of the explanation is that the Intel chip also uses its hyper threading technology, which has better multi-tasking ability. The smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Lexington Z2420 processor along with Power VR SGX540 GPU. Read more »

Here’s a teaser of Samsung’s upcoming Super Bowl ad

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Samsung’s marketing push has been getting stronger and stronger recently, so it’s no surprise that the company will air one of its ads during Super Bowl. In fact the company just released a short version of the 2 minute ad, which you can check out below.

We’ve seen anti-Apple ads, ads that focus on every significant (and not so much) feature of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III, you name it. Last year we saw the Galaxy Note Super Bowl ad. Now a year later the game day video will be dedicated to the successor of the phablet – the Galaxy Note II. Read more »

Sony announced God of War: Ascension Legacy PS3 bundle

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Sony has just announced yet another tempting PlayStation 3 bundle, this time targeted at the God of War fans. It includes a Garnet Red console (it looks dark pink to me) with 500GB HDD and plus the God of War: Ascension game.

The package also includes the original trilogy – God of War Saga and God of War Origins – the two games released on the PSP. Read more »

Angry Birds Star Wars gets updated with 20 new Hoth levels

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Angry Birds Star Wars has been updated today with the final 20 levels of the Hoth episode.

You’ll get 20 new addictive levels, two bonus ones you’ll need to unlock, and a boss fight. Read more »

Rockstar announced a release date for GTA 5, it’s not coming anytime soon

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Last autumn Rockstar announced its plans to release the Grand Theft Auto 5 this spring on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Unfortunately, the game has been delayed.

According to Rockstar, the studio needs some more time to polish the game and it’s release will be pushed back to the Fall. Read more »

Google maps out the Grand Canyon with over 9500 pictures

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Google Maps has gotten down and dirty in Arizona by mapping out over 75 miles of trails and roads in one of nature’s most impressive wonders.

The initiative is part of Google’s new Trekker program, which puts the famous 360-degree, 15-lens street view cameras in on a wearable backpack, allowing Google maps to give you up close and personal views of areas accessible only on foot. Read more »

Nokia takes a swing at BlackBerry on Twitter, says it’s not really suitable for business users

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After mocking the iPhone 5 for being monochromatic and not funky enough, now Nokia has set its aim on the freshly re-structured BlackBerry.

This time, the Finns have chosen to use Twitter rather than making a dedicated video. In the tweet Nokia says that “Blackberries make a great snack, but for the world’s best business smartphone try a #Lumia“. Read more »

The popular Speaktoit Assistant is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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If you are an Android or an iOS user, you’ll be familiar with the Speaktoit’s Assistant for sure. It’s a third-party assistant like Apple’s Siri and Google Now and does an excellent job.

It’s a really nice alternative (sometimes even better) than the default voice assistants and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that the app is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as well. Read more »

New BlackBerry logos replace old RIM logos on the company’s offices

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RIM renamed itself to BlackBerry during its BlackBerry 10 OS launch. The re-branding was pretty quick and the new logos of the company are already up on its offices.

RIM, which was named way back in 1984, when the company was started by Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin was renamed as a part of the major changes the company is undergoing. Read more »

Facebook gets twice as much advertising revenue from mobile ads in Q4

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Facebook was able to double its advertising revenue from its mobile ad platform during last years’ holiday quarter.

This is an indicator that their migration to handheld devices in the form of mobile applications is going pretty well so far. Read more »

An untethered iPhone 5, iPad mini jailbreak may be finally launching this weekend

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Ah, the iPhone 5 jailbreak is an unfulfilled dream of many, but it’s still as elusive as ever (the iPad mini one, just as well). Or are they? An independent dev group, which calls itself the Evad3rs, claims to have a jailbreak solution almost ready for the masses – called Evasi0n – and it should launch this very Sunday.

Not only that, but the jailbreak should work on all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running anything from iOS 6.0 to the latest iOS 6.1, as famous iOS community hacker MuscleNerd has confirmed personally on Twitter. Read more »