Monthly Archives: May 2013

EA eliminating Online Pass on existing games

As EA discontinues its Online Pass system for future games, existing passes are also getting the axe, making some content and even full games free, first on Xbox 360. Over the coming weeks, EA will get rid of Online Passes … Continue reading

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Admitted Medicare scammer lived playboy life including luxury cars, watches and travel after scamming $50M

Admitted Medicare scammer lived playboy life including luxury cars, watches and travel after scamming $50M MAKSIM OVERDRIVE: Maksim Shelikhov cashed in on a Brooklyn clinic scam to live the high life, as in this photo used as evidence at his … Continue reading

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Apple to open iOS for third-party developers

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that third-party developers would slowly gain access to iOS application programming interfaces (APIs) in the future, allowing for apps to integrate with higher functions of the iPhone and iPad. Of the myriad topics crammed into … Continue reading

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Xbox one Kinect is a ‘monitoring device,’ German data commissioner says

Germany’s federal commissioner for data protection and freedom of information, Peter Schaar, expressed concern over the Xbox One’s Kinect functionality, calling it a “monitoring device” over which the player (or bystander) has little control. “Under the heading, ‘game device,’ Microsoft … Continue reading

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IDC sees tablet shipments eclipsing notebooks this year, all PCs in 2015

Led by devices with screens smaller than 8 inches, tablets are expected to surpass notebook PC shipments this year to become the predominant non-smartphone mobile computing platform. The latest projections, published on Tuesday by IDC, call for tablet shipments to … Continue reading

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Counter-Strike: GO lets community police itself with Overwatch

Valve has introduced a new community discipline program for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that it calls “Overwatch,” designed to let players govern themselves when it comes to problem behavior. Overwatch will deputize some players as “investigators” (based on stats like wins … Continue reading

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Rumor: Apple to double ‘iPhone 5S’ Retina resolution to 1.5M pixels

A new report claims Apple is planning to increase the resolution of a future iPhone model to 1.5 million pixels — double that of the pixel count on the current iPhone 5. The details come from a report by Chinese-language … Continue reading

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