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ASUS Padfone Mini 4.3 pictured ahead of its launch next week

We only just got a whiff of a smaller version of ASUS’ odd Padfone series as it passed through certification, and now serial leaker @evleaks can show us what it looks like. As its name indicates, the ASUS Padfone Mini 4.3 shrinks the phone part of …
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OPPO N1 smartphone with ColorOS, CyanogenMod to launch Dec. 10

The highly anticipated OPPO N1 is set to be released Dec. 10, OPPO announced this evening. The phone will come with ColorOS, an operating system based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but it will be easily convertible via an app to CyanogenMod, the Android distro installed by about 10 million users to date. This marks […]
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SpaceX Falcon 9 launch rescheduled again due to oxygen in fuel

SpaceX‘s rescheduled Nov. 25 launch on Nov. 28 was rescheduled yet again due to a slow rocket thrust buildup. The Thanksgiving Day launch was ready to go and seconds from liftoff, but the on-board computer automatically aborted the sequence. SpaceX (and Tesla) CEO Elon Musk announced the event on Twitter — and shared a few […]
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Sony turns off some PSN features in Europe on PS4 launch day

PlayStation 4 Europe Launch
Sony on Thursday announced on its PlayStation blog that certain PSN features will be turned off during the European launch of the PlayStation 4 console to ensure a smooth experience for players, as the company is “expecting record sales and record numbers of people logging onto PSN at similar times,” alongside existing PSN users from the United States. The services that will be temporarily disabled on Friday in Europe include What’s New and the Content Information Screen. What’s New lets PSN users engage with friends that also own the PS4 console and discover recent activity, while the Content Information Screen lets users see the activity of friends based on specific game titles.

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PlayStation 4 in Australia and Europe won’t get full PSN features at launch

PlayStation 4 What's New section

Sony has been rather successful in selling the PlayStation 4, to the point where the PlayStation Network has strained under the load. The company doesn’t want to worsen these problems with its PS4 launches in Australia, Europe and New Zealand, so it’s taking an unusual step: for the first few days after release in these areas, it’s disabling friend activity in both the What’s New and content info sections. Activity will come back once the initial frenzy is over, Sony says. The decision won’t make a big impact on gameplay when multiplayer and other core features will be available on day one, but it may catch a few players off-guard.

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SpaceX scrubs SES-8 Falcon 9 launch – Will try again on Thanksgiving

SpaceX has scrubbed its planned SES-8 telecommunications satellite launch today, rescheduling the Falcon 9 rocket blast-off to Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th. The launch, described by SpaceX as its “most challenging mission to date“, would have been the company’s first launch to a geostationary transfer orbit, 80,000 km from Earth. The original plan was to launch […]
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AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly hard to find at launch

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It looks like Apple isn’t the only vendor suffering from a supply shortage this holiday season. According to WPCentral, the inventory of the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 is much smaller than expected, and many customers who had previously been assured that their orders would arrive on Friday are now receiving emails that say the Lumia 1520 is now experiencing shipping delays. WPCentral called several AT&T and Microsoft Stores to gauge whether this problem was more widespread than its readers who first reported the delays, and found many locations had only acquired a few 1520s for launch.
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China Mobile 4G service tipped to launch December 18th with iPhone 5S

One of the biggest growth markets in the smartphone and mobile industry is China. A lot of smartphone makers are specifically targeting China, including Apple with its iPhone devices. Word has surfaced that China Mobile will be launching its 4G service on December 18. The service is tipped to launch with the iPhone 5s and […]
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Here’s why Apple’s Retina iPad mini launch was so surprisingly quiet

Retina iPad Mini Launch
Apple surprised anxious fans around the world earlier this week when it quietly launched its new second-generation iPad mini tablet in the middle of the night with no warning. Those who had been eagerly awaiting the new high-definition mini slate scrambled to place their orders as soon as they woke up and read the news — and therein lies Apple’s logic in debuting the new Retina iPad mini so quietly. According to Internet Marketer Ed Dale, this was a carefully calculated move on Apple’s part, and a smart one as well.

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Video: Uncharted makes a surprise appearance at PS4 launch event

Uncharted 4 PlayStation 4 Reveal
Not content with only releasing a next-gen console, Sony took advantage of its New York launch event on Thursday night to announce a brand new entry in the hugely popular Uncharted series. Naughty Dog has become one of the most critically acclaimed studios under Sony’s umbrella, and the Uncharted series was a staple of the PlayStation 3. After capping off the last generation with The Last of Us (which is also receiving more DLC next year), the developer has started work on the next Uncharted, although there wasn’t much to reveal other than a vague trailer with a voice-over from Todd Stashwick, who will play a character in the game. Check out the teaser below.

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