Alan Wake, I Am Alive, Other House Party Games Priced, Dated

Microsoft announced the 2012 Xbox LIVE Arcade House Party roughly two weeks ago. It was then that they released the trailer you see above and showed off a little bit of Alan Wake’s American Nightmare, Warp, Nexuiz and I Am Alive. What the company didn’t do, however, was announce the price points for the games or

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Android to Top iOS In Developer Interest in 2012

According to a new survey by Ovum, more app developers are choosing to create Android apps first over iOS. According to the survey, Android will become the preferred platform for developers in 2012, taking the title away from Apple’s iOS. Contributing to the move is the sheer number of Android devices on the market. It

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RIM Shuffles CEOs, Time to Buy More AAPL Stock (Editorial)

RIM finally made the move so many shareholders and industry watchers had been waiting for. Today they announced that co-CEOs Mike and Jim were stepping down from the shared post and that Thorsten Heins had been installed as the new President and CEO. To quote former NBA not-so-great Derrick Coleman, “Whoop-de-damn-do.” RIM needed to clean house,

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YouTube Garners 4 Billion Daily Video Views

Today, content consumption, not to mention creation, has become easier than ever thanks to the advent of smartphones and tablets. In fact, nearly 46 percent of consumers currently own a smartphone. Still, the milestone being reported today is nothing short of amazing. According to Reuters, who tapped Google for its information, YouTube racks up a

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Anonymous Wants to Take Down Facebook

Notorious hacker collective Anonymous hasn’t been shy about exacting vengeance against the media and government powers that be. Last week, after Megaupload was shut down for good, the group went on an Internet rampage, taking a number of high profile sites offline, including whitehouse.gov, justice.gov and fbi.gov. According to a new video with the #OpGlobalBlackout

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LG CX2 (Optimus 3D 2) May Debut at MWC

Despite nothing new on the 3D phone front in some time, it seems the idea hasn’t died off quite yet. PocketNow has gotten some info on the upcoming LG CX2, which may also be called the LG Optimus 3D 2. While a few things are changing between generations, it doesn’t appear to be all that

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Japanese Hardware Sales Dip; 3DS at 100k, Vita at 18k

Another week has passed and hardware and software sales results in Japan have been reported by Media Create. Compared to last week, the statistics show a seemingly major drop in sales. That, however, may be a bit deceiving. According to Media Create, the Japanese data collection agency responsible for the hardware sales numbers you see

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350,000 Textbooks Downloaded from Apple in Three Days, says Analyst

According to one third-party report, Apple saw 350,000 textbooks downloaded from iBooks in the first three days of its new education initiative. Global Equities Research is reporting that its proprietary tracking system – which they do not share any details as to how it works – saw 350,000 textbooks downloaded in the first three days

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Despite Management Change, RIM Shares Open Lower Today

It seems that last nights announcement of a major change in the management of Research In Motion (RIM) has done little to change the company’s fortunes, at least in the short term. RIM Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie announced last night that they were stepping down from their roles, and that Thorsten Heins –

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Meet Thorsten Heins, RIM’s New CEO

Late yesterday evening RIM announced its co-CEO and Chairmen Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazardis would step down from their positions this morning. Taking over as president and CEO of the company is Thorsten Heins. Barbara Stymiest will take the position as chairperson of the board. Heins has been with RIM for just four years, and

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8-Inch Pantech Element Is Now Available At AT&T

The 8-inch Pantech Element tablet was leaked ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early this month, and it’s now available to purchase on AT&T’s LTE network — with or without a contract. It boasts a waterproof design that promises to protect you from the elements, and it houses some pretty impressive specifications, including

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Time Warner Brings Live Cable TV To The iPhone & iPod Touch

Time Warner has issued an update to its TWC TV application for iOS that introduces support for live television streaming on the iPhone and the iPod touch. The feature, which was already available on the iPad, allows you to watch selected cable channels live on your device at no additional charge. Users who already have

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Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS Gets Snakeskin Shell For Metal Gear Solid

If Nintendo’s existing selection of Nintendo 3DS colors simply aren’t interesting enough for you, check out this limited edition snakeskin console that has been created to celebrate the launch of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D. The device will launch in Japan on February 3, but you’ll have to be incredibly lucky to get your hands

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Samsung Galaxy Note Goes White In U.K. Today

If you’ve been thinking about snapping up Samsung’s super-sized Galaxy Note here in the U.K., you now have two colors to choose from. Starting today, January 23, the 5.3-inch device will be available in white as well as blue. But there is a small catch. The white device is initially exclusive to John Lewis on

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RIM CEOs Set to Step Down Monday Morning

Research In Motion (RIM) Co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have announced that they will step down from their positions on Monday morning in the midst of an executive reshuffling. According to The Wall Street Journal, Thorsten Heins, one of the company’s former chief operating officers, will be stepping up into the CEO position on Monday morning; Lazaridis will

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Windows Phone Marketplace Surpasses 60,000 Apps

Windows Phone Marketplace has now hit 60,000 apps. While 60,000 certainly isn’t a large number when you look at the Android Market and Apple’s App Store, the number does signify a significant increase I the Windows Phone Marketplace over just the last month. 25 days ago the Windows Phone market was sitting at just 50,000

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Study: Android Owners Prefer Samsung Phones Over The Competition

Samsung is currently the most preferred Android device brand among consumers, according to a new report by iGR research. According to the report, 47% of U.S. Smartphone owners have an Android device, and of that 47% the majority of those users are toting around Samsung handsets. Samsung is followed in popularity by Motorola, and then

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How 3D Technology Works (Infographic)

3D televisions were all over the show floor this year at CES. While some of this year’s TVs require you wear glasses, others use a different technology and can be watched “glasses-free.” Both technologies are a little different than the traditional “3D glasses” technology with one red and one blue lens. So, how do they

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U.S. to IE 6: Don’t Let the Door Hit You On The Way Out

Seems you either hate Internet Explorer 6 or… well, I don’t know anyone who actually loves it. Say what you will, though, this version of the Microsoft browser has been no slouch when it comes to longevity… until now, that is. It seems the 10-year-old browser is finally making way toward the scrap heap in

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Internet Statistics that Boggle the Mind

We’re already halfway through the first month of the new year and it’s getting a little late to reflect on 2011, but in this case, it’s simply taken that long to crunch and compile all the numbers. We’re talking about the latest statistics from Pingdom that deal with what happened in 2011 and what the

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