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OnLive Reportedly Fires Entire Staff, May Relaunch As IP Licensing Company

We've covered OnLive, the plucky little cloud gaming company that recently partnered with Ouya and had plans to drive cloud gaming to a ubiquitous future. Now, that future is suddenly in doubt; a report from Mashable claims that the entire company's staff has been fired. Reports from Twitter and Kotaku have backed up the claim. OnLive will...




Dunkin' Donuts App Helps You Get Your Fix Faster

Coffee and donuts are things we often get while on the go, so it makes sense that coffee shop chains are getting in on tech that makes the transactions a little faster. Starbucks has seen plenty of publicity for its payment app and now Dunkin' Donuts is getting in on the action with the Dunkin' Moblie App for Android and iPhone. The app's...




Popularity Of Smartphone Gaming Hurts Sony And Nintendo

Not that long ago, Nintendo and Sony were the two key players in the mobile gaming market. Now, with the popularity of smartphones and tablets, their increased power and graphics capabilities, and the availability of popular titles, Nintendo's popular DS and Sony's PlayStation Vita are facing some stiff competition. Last quarter, Nintendo...




GameStop's Streaming Service to Shun Consoles, Focus on PCs Only

New and used game retailer GameStop has been eager to jump into the streaming space ever since it acquired Spawn Labs and Impulse in 2011, and come next summer, the company's own cloud-based service will go live. At that time, it will not support consoles, even though that was originally the plan. "Based on consumer feedback, our success in...




On the Surface, Lenovo Isn't Worried About Competing with Microsoft

Unlike some OEMs (cough *Acer* cough), Lenovo isn't the least bit concerned about its ability to compete with Microsoft in the tablet space, or at least the company is putting on a darn good poker face. That's not to say Lenovo is thrilled with going up against Microsoft, but at the end of the day, Lenovo believes it will put out a better...




Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Reviewed

Ultrabooks continue to be the hot trend in the Windows notebook arena. With the recent introduction of Intel's new, low power 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Core series processors, designs are becoming thinner with every iteration, while paradoxically it seems, performance continues to scale higher.  We've seen Ultrabook machines from virtually...




Dynaflo Announces Scratch-Resistant LIQUID-ARMOR Screen Protector Spray

Dynaflo introduced a new liquid screen protector known as LIQUID-ARMOR. According to the company, you can protect the glass screen of all of your favorite electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, and cameras. LIQUID-ARMOR is designed to be twice as strong as traditional screen protection film. According to Dynaflo,...




Today's Slickdeals: Asus RT-N66U Router, OCZ PSU and SSD, a 23" Dell LCD and More

23" Dell UltraSharp U2312HM eIPS (1920x1080) LED Monitor for $215 with free shipping (normally $239 - use coupon code Q9S1F59BW$B6TD). OCZ Z-Series 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Modular Power Supply for $100 with free shipping (normally $130 - use this form). 512GB OCZ Agility 4 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive SSD (AGT4-25SAT3-512G) for $300 with...




MSI Lays Claim to World's First Windows 8 Certified All-in-One PCs

Now that Windows 8 is just around the corner and already in the hands of OEMs, let the race begin for companies to yell, "First!" Count MSI among them, which claims its Wind Top AE2281G and Wind Top AE2081 desktops are the first all-in-one (AIO) PCs on the planet to receive Windows 8 certification. What does that mean for consumers? "With...




Restaurant Pays Diners To Ditch Phones

Where is your phone when you sit down for dinner? If you're like us, it's on the table, keeping you up-to-speed on both the important and the mundane throughout the meal. It's clearly an accepted practice these days, but not everyone's on board. Some restaurants are taking a stand, and one is going so far as to offer discounts to people who...




Windows Phone App Publishing Resumes After Two-Day Glitch

A couple of days ago, the Windows Phone team posted a blog stating that, due to a digital certificate glitch, the Windows Marketplace temporarily stopped publishing new apps. According to the post, the problem only affected recently-added apps on phones that had been upgraded to Windows Phone 7.5. Some users apparently would receive an error...




Valve Opens Wide, Delivers (Strangely Familiar-Looking) Steam Community Updates

It’s been a big week or so for Valve, if our flooded inbox is any indication. First, there was the big announcement that Valve’s Steam cloud gaming platform would be adding non-gaming software titles starting on September 5th. Then, there’s the four-day Steam Community update jamberoo. Day 1 saw the announcement of Game Hub,...




Sony Revamps $129 6" Reader, Adds Evernote And Facebook

E-readers seem to be going the way of the netbook. And strangely, it seems that netbooks and e-readers both have a single product segment to blame: tablets. As more and more users found tablets to be a suitable, more portable substitute for netbooks, so have avid bookworms. Instead of springing for a device that just reads, why not pick up...




Android Users Now Get Small "Delta" App Updates: No More Re-Downloading Massive Titles

You know, 2GB tiers of data don't seem so limiting when you spend a good chunk of time on a Wi-Fi connection at home or at work, but for those who have to tap into that 2GB to download app updates... well, things can get tight, and fast. For years, both Android and iOS have forced users to redownload entire apps whenever an update hits. Considering...




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