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Tag: News

Xbox One Now Available without Kinect: Xbox One Eighty

Xbox One Now Available without Kinect: Xbox One Eighty
Microsoft’s Xbox division has been forced to swallow its words three times in the span of two years. They warned us that the Xbox One would require a persistent Internet connection – among other things – but they quickly removed their restrictions after getting a lot of negative feedback.

Sprint to Reduce Speeds for Users on Congested Networks

Sprint to Reduce Speeds for Users on Congested Networks
Sprint has announced something that won’t make people on its pre-paid or post-paid networks happy. One of the big draws for Sprint for many smartphone users has been their unlimited data plans. Now, Sprint is set to begin throttling data for the top 5% of users on its network.

Guy Used Cell Phone Jammer for 2 Years During Commute

Guy Used Cell Phone Jammer for 2 Years During Commute
A Florida man was recently arrested after the FCC discovered that he was using a cell phone jammer on his morning and evening commutes to prevent other motorists from using their phones while driving. Now this guy faces up to $48,000 in fines.

MIT Undergrads to Receive Bitcoins: College Currency

MIT Undergrads to Receive Bitcoins: College Currency
Starting next fall, new MIT undergrads will each be receiving $100 worth of bitcoins. This is thanks to the efforts of the MIT Bitcoin club, which wanted to jumpstart a Bitcoin ecosystem.

Call of Duty Player Calls Real Life SWAT Team on Other Player

Call of Duty Player Calls Real Life SWAT Team on Other Player
Some Call of Duty players take the game way too seriously. Plus, they are crazy and stupid. One idiot player called a SWAT team on another kid that killed him while playing Call of Duty multiplayer.

Amazon Launches Prime Pantry to Save you from the Grocery Store

Amazon Launches Prime Pantry to Save you from the Grocery Store
Going to the grocery store is a pain in the butt for many people. It’s hard to keep track of just what you are spending without resorting to using a calculator. If you have kids, that opens another world of issues when shopping.

Sony Brags PS4 Has Sold 7 Million Units

Sony Brags PS4 Has Sold 7 Million Units
Sony is yet again taking the time to brag about how many PS4 game consoles it has sold. In early March, Sony announced that it had sold 6 million PS4 consoles. Now only about a month and a half later, Sony has racked up another million units sold.

Amazon Acquires ComiXology

Amazon Acquires ComiXology
Founded in 2007, ComiXology has become a large part of the geek lifestyle and a major player in the comic book world. If you are a comic fans, it is part of your weekly reading. Now ComiXology is being acquired by Amazon.

Darth Vader Will Not Be President of the Ukraine after All

Darth Vader Will Not Be President of the Ukraine after All
Sadly, it looks like Darth Vader has been barred from running for President of Ukraine. Officials have found out that he was using a false name. You might remember that Vader had been nominated for the post by the Internet Party of Ukraine.

Comic Book Vending Machine Trades Coins for Geeky Reading Materials

Comic Book Vending Machine Trades Coins for Geeky Reading Materials
I am a sucker for vending machines that dispense things that you don’t expect to find in a vending machine. One of my all time favorites was the vending machine that would sell you hot French fries.

Spritz: Read One Word at a Time, And You’ll End up Reading Faster

Spritz: Read One Word at a Time, And You’ll End up Reading Faster
Who knew reading one word at a time could help you read at a faster rate? That’s what you’ll be able to do with the Spritz app. On average, a person reads 220 words a minute.

Sony PS4 Hits 6 Million Units Sold

Sony PS4 Hits 6 Million Units Sold
Sony has announced another milestone for the PS4 game console. The company has revealed that the console has now reached the 6 million units sold mark. This achievement comes days after the console launched in Japan to very strong sales for the opening weekend.

Xbox One Price Chopped in UK

Xbox One Price Chopped in UK
I think we all knew that eventually the Xbox One would see its price cut to closer match the cost of the PS4. That was especially clear when developers started saying that the PS4 was the better console on top of the fact that it was $100 cheaper here in the U.S.

Sony Has Sold over 5.3M PS4 Consoles Globally, Thumbs Nose at Xbox One

Sony Has Sold over 5.3M PS4 Consoles Globally, Thumbs Nose at Xbox One
To say that Sony has done well so far with the PS4 game console would be an understatement. The console has been so popular that it is still hard to find in many areas.

Guy Breaks into LAPD Car in Front of Darth Vader and Superman

Guy Breaks into LAPD Car in Front of Darth Vader and Superman
People are crazy. Especially in big cities like New York or Los Angeles. Here is a video from Los Angeles where a guy is smashing up a LAPD police car. That’s no surprise, but what is interesting is that Darth Vader and Superman are on the scene.

Titanfall on the PC to Require EA Origin

Titanfall on the PC to Require EA Origin
There are quite a few irritations when it comes to PC gaming. Most notable are all of the anti-piracy measures that plague games and make it hard for gamers to enjoy what they spent their money on.