Galaxy Nexus Update Solves Signal Loss

Google and Samsung have now solved a problem with sudden signal drops on the Galaxy Nexus. A minor update to Android 4.0.4, IMM76I, solves the issue and gives the phone consistent performance once again. Some owners have pointed to another fix on the lock screen when automatic brightness is on as well.
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Asus G55VW Gaming Laptop Config Available for Pre-Order

Looks like we have some specifications and pricing info for the first Asus G55-series 15.6″ gaming laptop model, the G55VW-DS71. The configuration is available for pre-order now, sporting an entry-level quad-core i7-3610QM Ivy Bridge processor, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5 video card, and a $1,475 price.
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iPhone and iPad Thefts On The Rise In New York

Criminals have always had an eye out for Apple products. They are expensive and in demand, so it isn’t hard to find a buyer for a hot Apple product. Right now thefts involving iPhones and iPads are up 44% in New York so far this year. As of April 15th, there were 1,196 thefts of this kind reported to the NYPD compared to 831 from the same time last year.
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Sony Xperia P and Xperia U Hitting the UK in early May

The Sony Xperia S has already been available in the UK, however its smaller cousins, the Xperia P and Xperia U, have not yet arrived in stores. That will change soon since both devices are now set to become available in the UK during the week of May 7. That means that in just a few weeks you’ll have the entire new Xperia line available to choose from in the UK. Choose wisely.
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Nintendo 3DS Update Adds Folders, Quick Patching

If you have some spare time when not playing Super Mario Bros. or Zelda, you might want to take a moment to update your Nintendo 3DS. In addition to launching a new update, Nintendo also announced the New Super Mario Bros. 2. The new firmware lets users organize folders and more easily add in game expansions and patches.
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PS3 Now Just $199 At GameStop

As is the case with every console, they arrive expensive and get cheaper as components get cheaper to manufacturer and things are redesigned to money. Then a company can either make more profit on each console sold, or drop the retail price.
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LG D1L To Have Built-in Wireless Charging

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be officially unveiled on May 3 and so LG is also preparing a new Android smartphone that will compete directly with it. LG’s latest handset is codenamed D1L and it will feature a 4.7 inch HD display, a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, LTE connectivity, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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Sony Patches PS Vita PSN Game Hack, Same Hack Found In Others

After news that two of its games allowed the PS Vita to run homebrew software, Sony pulled Hot Shots Tennis and Motorstorm Arctic Rift from the PSN store to patch up the Vita firmware to 1.67 . However, the two games were seemingly not the only ones harbouring the vulnerability, as a new video has sprung up of a Vita running the hack post-patch, but using a different game.

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Animal Crossing Coming To 3DS This Fall

As if guessing that I was waiting for Ace Attorney vs Professor Layton as well as a 3DS that has that dock thing with the second analog nub built in to jump on the bandwagon, Nintendo have decided to test my resolve. A new Animal Crossing is coming in the Fall, though no firm release date is forthcoming.

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Valve: EA’s Origin Has Work To Do To Catch Up To Steam

No one expected EA’s Origin to overtake Steam in a matter of months. Indeed, given Valve’ and EA’s vastly different histories within the industry, not a lot of people wanted it to. And it hasn’t.  But although it’s doing a decent job by all accounts, Valve’s Gabe Newell, a man who probably knows more about digital game distribution then most other people on the planet will ever learn, offered a word of warning.

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DOTA 2 Adding “Twist” To Free To Play

With free to play taking off the way it has, it won’t be long before developers will have difficulty getting someone to play a game that they are giving away. It’s inconceivable for Valve to ever be in that position, especially with such a high profile property as DOTA 2, but it hasn’t gotten to this point by relying on its brand or IP. Gabe Newell weighs in on the ways in which Valve is ready to change free to play.

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