Xbox SmartGlass Lands On Amazon Kindle Tablets

Xbox gamers might be pleased to learn that Amazon has updated its Appstore today with the addition of Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass for Android, and Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets.

Xbox SmartGlass is a companion application for Xbox 360 already available for Windows 8, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android 4.0+, that allows mobile devices such as the Kindle Fire to act as a second screen and remote controller for the Xbox 360.

Xbox SmartGlass

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Epic Torq Roadster High Performance Electric Vehicle Unveiled (video)

The electric powered Epic Torq roadster is capable of 110 miles per hour and an estimated 0-60 time of around 4 seconds, and the Epic Torq Roadster also claims to be the world’s fastest 3-wheeled electric vehicle.

The Epic Torq roadster has been constructed using Volkswagen components that allows you to upgrade and tweak the vehicles specifications to suit your needs and customise the interior if desired.

Epic Torq Roadster

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Windows 8 Start Button Returning In Windows 8.1

Following on from rumours that Microsoft might be having a change of heart and bringing back the Windows 8 start button in the new Windows 8.1 update, expected to roll out later this year.

The Verge technology site is reporting that plans have been revealed to them to indeed bring back the Windows 8 start button together with the boot to desktop option also rumoured earlier this month.

Windows 8 Start Button

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Google Fined €145,000 For Google Street Data Protection Violations In Germany

Google has been fined €145,000 or roughly $189,230 by a German regulator for collecting wireless-network data by its Google Street cars that were used for taking photos to use in the Google Street View service, in one of the biggest data protection violations in German history.

Bloomberg reports that Google Street cars from 2008 to 2010 captured the data, including contents of e-mails, passwords, photos and chat protocols.

Google Street

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Ouya Console Hits The FCC And Reveals Inner Workings

Earlier this month the new Ouya console started arriving in the hands of Kickstarter backers and is now gearing up to a June launch date for its retail debut.

The $99 Ouya console has broken Kickstarter records and turned the gaming console market on its head, providing gamers with an open source Android gaming console for under $100.

Ouya Console

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Star Wars Episode IV Retold In Just 60 Seconds (video)

Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy this quick 60 second rendition of the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope retold using line drawings and some awesome animation skills. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.

The new Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope follows on from the other awesome 60 minute versions of Back to the Future and The Matrix, by 1A4STUDIO.

Star Wars Episode IV

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RadioShack Starts Selling Apple Mac Accessories

RadioShack has this month started selling Apple Mac accessories, and now stocks everything from iTune vouchers to Lightning leads and connectors to name just a few.

Currently it seems that RadioShack is just limited to selling Apple Mac accessories, but in the future this deal might expand to include the full line of Mac products, but nothing official has been announced as yet.


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Virgin Adds 21 New Channels To TV Anywhere Service

Virgin Media has announced 21 new TV channels will be arriving to its cloud-based TV Anywhere service thats allows users to watch both live and on-demand content via mobile devices and tablets.

The new TV channels will be available on both the iOS and browser based TV Anywhere service and include : Animal Planet, Cartoonito, Channel 4, Discovery Channel, Discovery History, Discovery Home & Health, Discovery Science, Discovery Shed, Discovery Turbo, Dmax, I.D. and More 4.

TV Anywhere

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Divinity Original Sin Hour Long Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer Released (video)

With just four days to go before the new Divinity Original Sin RPG game is successfully funded via Kickstarter a new hour long gameplay trailer has been released after Larian Studios teamed up with Let’s Play purveyor quill18.

The Divinity Original Sin trailer obviously shows very early footage of the game and does not represent the final product, however is does give you a good feel for the game and what you can expect from the final version when it releases.

Divinity Original Sin

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ASUS ROG Branded PCI Express 2.0 SSD Launching Next Month

Asus has announced that it will be launching a new Republic of Gamers (ROG) branded PCIe solid state disk (SSD) next month, in the form of the RAIDR Express.

Spscific details on the new Asus RAIDR Express are still a little scarce at the moment, but the new solid state disk (SSD) was first unveiled back in CES earlier this year.


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