Google Nexus tablet will be quad-core, may include Jelly Bean

A “trusted source” speaking to TechnoBuffalo has confirmed many of the details for the upcoming Nexus tablet, though we still don’t know if Google’s 7” tablet is actually named “Nexus”. The source confirms that it will be built by ASUS and will be one of the hardware giveaways for Google I/O on June 27th, ahead of the July ship date.
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New Star Wars Video Game Franchise Announced

After killing off the best ones, transforming one into a middle of the road MMO and creating a new one that the vast majority of humanity prefers wouldn’t have existed (the one with Bobba Fett’s gyrating hips, if you’re wondering), Lucas Arts is apparently putting together a new Star Wars video game franchise.

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38 Studios, Big Huge Games Lay Off Entire Staff

I’d expected 38 Studios’ death spiral to go on for a while longer, but the plug has been unceremoniously pulled on the Kingdoms of Amalur developer: 38 Studios has laid off its entire staff of 379. Whether this will result in the company defaulting on its $50 million loan, leading the state of Rhode Island to assume ownership of the Amalur IP is unclear, as is the state of the Copernicus MMO 38 was developing.

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Apple Settles Long-Running Patent Infringement Suit with Simple Air

Apple has finally announced that it has settled a long-running patent dispute between it and a company called SimpleAir. SimpleAir filed a patent infringement suit against Apple back in 2009 in the US District Court in the Eastern District of Texas. That suit alleged Apple was infringing on four patents having to do with the transmission of data and alerts for unconnected users.

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Apple iPen For iOS Devices Revealed In Patents

Apple Patents have been discovered that reveal Apple, may be looking to launch a iPen stylus for its iPad and iPhone devices. Following along the the lines of Samsung with its Galaxy Note 10.1 stylus.

The Patents discovered by Patently Apple, include details of a new iPen that uses haptic feedback to help the user navigate within applications and around the tablet.

Apple iPen

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