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Spotify sees rapid growth following free streaming launch

On December 11, Spotify opened the doors to a gaggle of mobile users by allowing free mobile streaming in exchange for advertisements and some limitations. Now, a week later, the … Continue reading

Samsung to launch 1TB mSATA SSD this month

Samsung this evening announced it will launch the industry’s first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. That doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market’s thinnest portables. The […]

Bungie’s Destiny to launch September 9, 2014

Bungie has announced the launch date for its much-anticipated Destiny, which is slated to arrive on September 9, 2014. The announcement was made today on the company’s blog, where it waxed poetically about the game’s origins and what it means in the grand scheme of things, as well as saying that it’ll be using “every […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 reportedly hard to find at launch

Nokia Lumia 1520 AT&T Supply
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.