Video Game Retail Sales Down 22 Percent From 2011

Even though some individual games have been a success, the video game retail industry isn’t doing that great right now. Data from the NPD Group shows that both video game hardware, software and accessory sales in the U.S. totaled $3.2 billion at retail alone, which is a 22 percent decline from last year’s $4.1 billion.
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Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 shipped with Portico update

It was last year that U.S. and Canadian models of the Windows Phone 8 powered Nokia Lumia 920 received the platform’s first OTA update named “Portico”. The update upped the stability of the device and repaired some issues that were affecting the camera. For instance, some pictures taken in daylight were looking fuzzy. We can’t have that.
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BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Release Date

The launch for RIM’s BlackBerry 10 is just a few weeks away, and while we’ve gotten a few tidbits here and there, we haven’t had a firm date, even though all the major carriers in the U.S. and Canada have confirmed their support for BB10.
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Hulu previews new original shows, adds some exclusives

huluGreat news for fans of Hulu. Hulu has previewed three new shows that it will air in the summer as part of its original programming drive. The shows in question are a pair of comedy series and a docu-series. There are also a number of new exclusive shows that will start in January, while some existing Hulu-centric programming has also been renewed.
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27-inch iMac delays blamed on LG Display

If you have been annoyed by the recent shipping delays for the 27-inch iMac, you can blame production problems at LG Display, according to industry sources reached by DigiTimes. They claim that LG has been encountering trouble with lamination, limiting the number of screens it can send out for assembly. Apparently, only about 100,000 27-inch systems can be shipped each month.
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TP-Link M5350 3G Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Debuts

A new product has turned up at CES 2013 called the TP-Link M5350. This device is a battery-powered 3G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot designed to connect your computer and other devices to the Internet on the go. The wireless hotspot has an internal rechargeable battery promising 7 to 10 hours of use per charge.


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iPotty: The Greatest Parenting Gadget Ever Invented

If you have older children, you remember how difficult potty training can be. If you have young children, you have no idea what you’re in store for when it comes time to get your little ones to use the toilet. Trust me when I say parents will try anything to get their children to use the potty rather than their diaper.


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ROCCAT Power Grid Beta iOS App (video)

ROCCAT has been showcasing their new Power Grid app at CES 2013 that has been in development for some time and was first unveiled back in CES 2012, and has been designed to provide users with a monitoring system for the PC systems and games.

The free ROCCAT Power-Grid is app lets you connect, monitor and control your games and PC without having to leave the action by enabling a direct connection from your smartphone, providing four displays to monitor the action on your smartphone.


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