Nintendo 3DS Update Coming June 7th

We just got an email from the guys over at Nintendo to let us know that the Nintendo 3DS will be receiving a software update in the UK and on the 7th of June 2011.

The update to the Nintendo 3DS will add a number of enhancements and new features to Nintendo’s latest handheld console, which include an Internet browser and access to the Nintendo eShop.

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HTC Merge Hits Verizon Today

The HTC Merge was announced back in February, and we have been hearing rumors that it would be arriving on Verizon Wireless some time soon, and it looks like it may be available from Verizon later today.

The guys over at Droid Life have obtained some information, which shows a launch date of the 12th of May 2011 for the HTC Merge on Verizon Wireless.

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Mass Effect 3 Gameplay Details Revealed (video)

A few new details have been revealed about BioWare’s new sequel Mass Effect 3, which unfortunately has now had its launch date pushed back into 2012, due to additional tweaks and gameplay improvements, BioWare still needs to make.

The new details reveal that in mass Effect 3 the squad members will be reduced from 12 down to a more manageable number allowing gamers to become a little closer and develop deeper relationships between the characters.  Watch the Mass Effect 3 Debut Trailer after the jump.

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New Google TV With Honeycomb Gets Demoed

Yesterday we heard that Google would be bringing Android 3.1 Honeycomb and the Android Market to Google TV devices, and Google has now demoed what the new Google TV will look like.

The guys over at Engadget have been taking a look at the new user interface on Android 3.1 for Google TV, and it features a new icon layout, plus a new range of widgets and support notifications.

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Facebook Unveils Photo Tagging For Pages

Yesterday Facebook rolled out a new feature to its photos, which now allows users to tag pages within them. Previously users could only tag their friends in photos, but the new update now allows tagging to any Page with the proper category.

Facebook is currently only allowing Pages categorised as “Brands & Products” or “People” to be tagged, but it says it is “looking to expand this functionality to more Page categories over time”, and may include company Facebook pages in the future. The new tagged pages will adhere to a user’s privacy settings, and will only appear on a Page’s Photos tab if set to be visible to everyone.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update

It looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab is finally getting the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, as a number of Galaxy Tab owners have reported the update being pushed out via the Samsung KIES, and it seems to be arriving for users in Italy.

Gingerbread will bring a range of new features to the 7 inch Galaxy Tab, there are no details as yet on whether the Galaxy Tab will get Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.

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New Angry Birds Rio Beach Volley Ball Update Arriving This Week (video)

Further to the launch of its Chrome Angry Birds for the web, Rovio has also announced that its new Angry Birds Rio game will soon be receiving the Beach Volley Ball Update.

As promised by game developer Rovio the new update is part of the string of new Rio updates that will be launched every month through to November. Watch a quick trailer of the new Angry Birds Rio Beach Volley Ball update after the jump.

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Rockstar’s L.A. Noire Launch Trailer (video)

If you are looking forward to the immanent launched of Rockstar’s latest game LA Noire on May 17th, this new launch trailer will wet your appetite even further.

L.A. Noire has been developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games, and will initially be a Playstation 3 exclusive game, which is then thought to jump to the Xbox 360 shortly afterwards. L.A. Noire is set in “a perfectly re-created Los Angeles” of 1947, with players being given an open-ended challenge to solve a series of murder mysteries.

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Twitter Releases Major Mobile Web App Update

Today Twitter has started to roll out a major new update for its mobile website application designed for touchscreen devices, and now uses HTML 5 together with other modern technologies. The new update brings the mobile website more in line with Twitter’s iOS and Android applications in look, feel and function giving the mobile website a much need face lift and bringing its coding more up to date.

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Apple Removes iAds From Apps Designed For Children

It looks as though Apple might have made a move to remove iAds from Children’s iOS applications according to an email received by one iOS developer. It now seems that iAd slots in children’s app will now no longer be filled with adverts.

According to Mac Stories, IOS developer Mike Zornek, responsible for the ‘Dex a Pokemon’ iOS application for iPhone and iPod touch, noticed that his iAd fill rates had dropped and emailed Apple’s iAd Support Team for an explanation.

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NFC Enabled Samsung Galaxy S II Hits The UK In June (Updated)

Samsung recently launched the new Galaxy S II smartphone, and now it looks like there will be a new version headed to the UK in June, and it will come with NFC (Near Field Communication).

According to the guys over at Mobot, who received the information from Samsung, the NFC enabled Samsung Galaxy SII will be available in the UK in June, although there are no details on an exact date as yet.

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Boxee Firmware Update 1.1 Brings New Browser And On Screen Controls

Boxee has released a new firmware update today for its devices, Boxee 1.1.0.19036 which has brought with it a number of new features and tweaks to the Boxee service.  The main ones being a new browser and a new and enhanced user interface for the Boxee on screen controls. The new browser is now faster to launch, with improved page loading times and improved HTML 5 support.

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