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LG Nexus 4 orb charger up on pre-order for $59.99, stock to come in two weeks

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The LG-made Google Nexus 4 is one of the hottest names on the market right now, but its wireless charging capabilities have been somewhat neglected due to the lack of cool charging stations. The good news for those of you who have purchased a Nexus and are waiting for its charging orb is that it is already s up for pre-order.

Pure Mobile has the sleek looking accessory listed with a price tag of $59.99. 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 »

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 »