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Smart device games secure milestone

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Combined sales of iOS and Android games were higher than those for Sony and Nintendo's portables in the last three months of 2012, according to a study....
Smart device games secure milestone

Absinthe 2.0 hits the download wire, jailbreaks all iOS 5.1.1 devices but the 32nm iPad 2

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Absinthe's "so-easy-your-grandma-could-do-it" jailbreak tool just got an update to version 2.0, enabling support for a handful of Apple portables running iOS 5.1.1. Absinthe 2.0, which was developed by the "Jailbreak Dream Team" (Chronic-Dev and iPhone Dev) joins Redsn0w's tool, and will support all iPhone versions and iPad versions, with...
Absinthe 2.0 hits the download wire, jailbreaks all iOS 5.1.1 devices but the 32nm iPad 2

Nintendo not concerned about competition from Apple

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Filed under: Gaming, Portables, iPod touchWhile Sony appears concerned about its eroding share of the mobile gaming market since the phenomenal success of Apple's App Store, gaming giant Nintendo isn't worried about Apple at all. In an interview with VentureBeat, Nintendo of America's Cammie Dunaway said that with 11.2 million...
Nintendo not concerned about competition from Apple

A link to the past: why Nintendo won't make smartphone games

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Nintendo finds itself in a very different situation than it was in five years ago, when the DS and Wii dominated the world. Its new Wii U console has performed poorly in its six months since launch, and the company posted its second ever annual operating loss this year....
A link to the past: why Nintendo won't make smartphone games

Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby

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“We are not going to keep products around we don’t believe in,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook in regards to the Apple TV. He also stated that Apple still considers the product a hobby although he also stated that Apple keeps at the project because they stated “it will lead...
Apple Shipped 1.3M Apple TVs In Q3 2012, Still Calls It A Hobby
Peak Mac - Will Apple ever sell 5 million Macs in a quarter again?

The Dealmaster: Twenty seven inches of IPS love

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Happy Hump Day, Arsians! Welcome to a quick visit to Dealmaster Central. Our LogicBuy partners have put together a nice little package to help anyone feeling that mid-week shopping urge, featuring about $230 off a 27-inch 16:9 Dell Ultrasharp U2713H. This means you can be rocking your desktop at...
The Dealmaster: Twenty seven inches of IPS love
Tablets Killing Desktops Faster Than Ever

Origin PC lineup makes the leap to Haswell, GeForce GTX 700M

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Origin PC makes a point of embracing game-friendly technology as soon as it arrives, and you'd better believe it's welcoming Haswell-based processors with open arms: virtually all of its computer line is making the jump to the faster Intel hardware. The raw CPU power is the main highlight for...
Origin PC lineup makes the leap to Haswell, GeForce GTX 700M

Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Dual Core hands-on (video)

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Everything Samsung seems to be just a touch better in Seoul, and the South Korean giant's Galaxy Player 70 is no exception. For starters, it ships with a dual-core 1GHz processor -- a first for the WiFi-only Galaxy Player series. The 5-inch capacitive-touch LCD offers 800 x 480-pixel resolution,...
Samsung Galaxy Player 70 Dual Core hands-on (video)

Apple Seriously Considered Switching to AMD in 2011 MacBook Air

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In an upcoming profile of AMD, Forbes reports that the company's Llano family of Fusion combination CPU-GPU systems was under consideration by Apple to be used as the brains behind the MacBook Air for its 2011 revision. AMD lost out to Intel, however, as the necessary parts were late in...
Apple Seriously Considered Switching to AMD in 2011 MacBook Air

IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

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Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC, as the market reshapes itself with mobility at its core. Posting a new report for full year 2012 and projections through to 2017, the analyst notes that market expansion last year...
IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

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Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U sales crested 400K units in its first week, according to internal sales data. That's just part of a 1.2 million hardware sales week that Nintendo's enjoyed across the past seven days -- which include the crucial Black Friday -- where...
Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week

Friday Dealmaster: Who wants a big ol' monitor?

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It's the last Friday before Christmas, dear Arsians, and the Dealmaster is here with a pile of neat things you can buy for your loved ones—or for yourself! The top deal is $300 off the price of a big IPS-paneled 27-inch Dell UltraSharp, because you can never have too...
Friday Dealmaster: Who wants a big ol' monitor?

Intel Ivy Bridge touchscreen Ultrabook reference design hands-on (video)

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Interested in replacing both your tablet and that clunky notebook with a svelte all-in-one portable? Intel might have just the gadget for you -- an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook with a built-in 13.3-inch 1600 x 900-pixel capacitive-touch LCD. We happened upon such a device in the bowels of Intel's gaming-centric...
Intel Ivy Bridge touchscreen Ultrabook reference design hands-on (video)

Apple May be Eyeing Sharp's Next-Gen IGZO Displays

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Last December we first reported on Apple's possible switch from IPS to Sharp's IGZO displays for future portables and a possible HDTV. In March we followed up with a report titled "The Foxconn-Sharp Alliance is all about Apple's Coming HDTV." Today we take a brief look at a new report...
Apple May be Eyeing Sharp's Next-Gen IGZO Displays

Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

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Gigabyte loves to pull out all the stops at Computex, and this year is no exception: the company just unveiled 11 (mostly) new laptops and tablets. According to a brochure on hand at the computer maker's demo table, the emphasis is chiefly on slimmer portables with both Haswell-era Core...
Gigabyte PC revamps include game-ready Ultrabooks, AMD A4-based tablet (hands-on)

Razer Taps Bing Fund GM And Former VoodooPC Founder Rahul Sood To Advise Board Of Directors

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Now that it’s spent some time trying to navigate the gap between churning out PC accessories and actual, honest-to-goodness gaming computers, the folks at Razer have seen fit to look for some experts for guidance. To that end, Razer announced earlier today that it has appointed entrepreneur and former VoodooPC...
Razer Taps Bing Fund GM And Former VoodooPC Founder Rahul Sood To Advise Board Of Directors

Dell M4700, 6700 documents leak, ruins the surprise for laptop fans

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If you've had an eye on a new Business-focused Dell laptop but wanted to see the inside of one before purchasing, now you can. The company has (prematurely) outed documents for its rumored M4700 and M6700 portables well before they've been officially announced. The owners manual for the latter...
Dell M4700, 6700 documents leak, ruins the surprise for laptop fans

NEC launches VersaPro VX business laptop, VG Ultrabook in Japan

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You probably won't ever see these latest NEC computers hit retailers on this side of the Pacific, but if you do your laptop shopping in Japan, it's time to listen up. NEC's just flooded the market with a bounty of fresh models, all likely destined for corporate IT departments,...
NEC launches VersaPro VX business laptop, VG Ultrabook in Japan

Apple, other thin laptop makers pass latest round of EPEAT tests after summer mini-drama

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Apple gave eco-friendly computer fans a brief jolt this July after it backed out of EPEAT certification, only to restore most devices just days later. While we can't say we're completely shocked at the follow-up, EPEAT has confirmed that at least one "ultra-thin" laptop from Apple has just cleared...
Apple, other thin laptop makers pass latest round of EPEAT tests after summer mini-drama

RBC expects new MacBooks in late Q2, next-gen iPhone in Sept., Oct.

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RBC Capital Markets expressed belief on Tuesday that Apple will revamp its MacBook portables later this quarter and release a new iPhone in September or October....
RBC expects new MacBooks in late Q2, next-gen iPhone in Sept., Oct.

Stream TV finds a manufacturing partner in Pegatron for glasses-free 3D displays

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We've been hearing about (and even seeing) Stream TV's Ultra-D autostereoscopic 3D chops for a while now, but so far there hasn't been any actual hardware to show for it. That could change soon, since the company is announcing OEM Pegatron as a manufacturing partner today. Ultra-D's claim to...
Stream TV finds a manufacturing partner in Pegatron for glasses-free 3D displays

Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion

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At its Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month, Apple officially announced that OS X Mountain Lion would launch sometime in July through the Mac App Store, carrying a low upgrade price of $19.99 for users of OS X Lion or Snow Leopard. Following the conference keynote, Apple also released a...
Vacation Blackout Hints at Late July Release for OS X Mountain Lion

Microsoft Offers Price Breaks

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Microsoft Corp. has recently been offering price breaks on its Windows 8 and Office software to help spur the development of small, touch-enabled laptop computers, people familiar with the situation said. The Microsoft discounts are particularly tailored for portables with small displays that would likely appear this fall, these people...
Microsoft Offers Price Breaks

Tablet Market Projected to Surpass Notebooks in 2013, Total PC Market in 2015

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Research firm IDC today released new projections showing that the firm expects tablet shipments to surpass shipments of notebook computers in 2013, marking a significant shift in how consumers approach portable devices. IDC projects that the strong growth of tablets will continue into the future, allowing tablets to overtake the...
Tablet Market Projected to Surpass Notebooks in 2013, Total PC Market in 2015

Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers

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There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Apple's possible use of a new Fingerprint scanner for a future iPhone, if not the next iPhone. Yet before any analyst made their views known on this feature, we first broke the news about Apple's biometric scanner back in 2012 and in fact...
Motorola to Challenge Apple's Future Fingerprint Authentication with Electrical Vitamins and Tattoo Superpowers
23 percent of app gamers play only on mobile devices
Matrox unveils Thunderbolt dock for latest ultrabooks, Mac portables

APPLE PREVIEW: Expect Ugly Guidance (AAPL)

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This is a guest post from Sammy The Walrus IV, a frequent commenter at Business Insider, and a sharp tweeter on all things Apple. It was originally published on his site, AAPL Orchard, and is republished with permission. We'll have our own earnings preview tomorrow. Revenue: $41.1 billion (AAPL guidance: $41-43...
APPLE PREVIEW: Expect Ugly Guidance (AAPL)
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