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[ 29 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on 2K Sports to offer Dynasty Edition of NBA 2K13 to this fall ]

In addition to the annual NBA 2K release, 2K Sports is also bringing a special dynasty edition this year with NBA 2K13. It’ll be available Oct. 2 for $100 on Xbox 360 and PS3.
The dynasty edition, which comes with a customized Spalding basketball, Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds and a Skinit controller skin
Details on the release below:
New York, NY – June 28, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that the NBA® 2K13 Dynasty Edition will be available …

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[ 29 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Honda’s CR-V gains refinement, quieter ride ]

 
Is the Honda CR-V the perfect replacement for a minivan?
That depends on how much room you need. It’s big enough to carry a family of five and their stuff, but, again, it depends on how big the family is and how much stuff it has.
As a single adult the CR-V is almost too big, which isn’t a bad thing considering the good fuel economy.
How good? The CR-V gets 23 in the city and 31 on …

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[ 29 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on PlaySquare combines kid’s TV and iPad for Touchable Television experience ]
PlaySquare combines kid’s TV and iPad for Touchable Television experience

PlaySquare’s Touchable Television, a free app on Apple’s App Store, is an idea we can get behind. Instead of having your kids just watch TV, they’ll interact with it.
The problem, of course, is content. There’s just not much. Right now, there’s an episode of WordWorld’s “Happy Birthday Dog” (and no, we have no idea who or what that is, either). In the show, kids learn letters and words as they watch and play.
Aimed at kids …

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[ 28 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Google Chrome and Google Drive coming to Apple mobile devices ]

Apple mobile device users are about to get more Google in their lives.

Thursday at a developers conference, Google announced it was porting its Google Chrome browser and Google Drive cloud hard drive technology to Apple’s iOS operating system.
The Chrome browser allows users to sign in and synchronize bookmarks and tabs throughout all devices running Chrome and signed into the same google account. Google advertises Chrome mainly by touting its speed versus other competing browsers, and …

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[ 28 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Exclusive video from EA Sports NCAA Football 13, plus preseason top 25 ]

EA Sports highly anticipated NCAA Football 13 debuts July 10. The company has released a teaser video showing how users can handle the dynasty mode in the game

Here is the preseason top 25:
RANK    TEAM
1              Alabama
2              USC
3              LSU

4              Oregon
5              Oklahoma
6              Georgia
7              Arkansas
8              Florida State
9              Michigan
10           West Virginia
11           South Carolina
12           Michigan State
13           Kansas State

14           Clemson
15           Virginia Tech
16           Wisconsin
17           TCU
18           Ohio State
19           Nebraska
20           Stanford

21           Boise State
22           Texas
23           Oklahoma State
24           Notre Dame
25           Florida(function() { if (window.clientSlotInstalled || location.href.indexOf(‘wp-admin’) …

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[ 28 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Google Now promises to deliver information you need before you ask for it ]

When Apple debuted its new Siri voice assistant, most industry insiders didn’t think it would be long before Google came out with an answer for users of its Android operating system.
Google’s answer is awful strong.
Google Now looks to be an impressive piece of software. Imagine you’re on your way to work and the traffic is bad on your normal route, Google Now will send up a “card” on your phone (a card that looks similar …

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[ 28 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Will Google’s Nexus 7 rule the tablet world? ]

Google finally announced its long-rumored Nexus 7 tablet Wednesday and we know the price points, the size and the features.
What we don’t know is the answer to a big question: Will Nexus rule the tablet world?
The Nexus 7 looks like a strong contender to Apple’s popular iPad and the upcoming Microsoft Surface. And it surely buries most if not all of the existing Android tablets out there, save perhaps the Samsung Galaxy models.
Nexus is specifically …

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[ 27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Google launches 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet ]

This July, Google will ship the 7-inch Nexus 7 Tablet. It weighs less than a pound. It’s got a 7-inch display and a quad core processor, which means it should be screaming fast for most mobile applications. Google designers claim “a war on laggyness” with this device.
They wanted it to be ultra responsive. You touch something and the screen responds.
Customers can order the tablet now from the Google Play store for $199 (8 gigabyte) or …

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[ 27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Chrysler 300: imported from Detroit and proud ]

 
When you have something as popular as Chrysler’s 300 sedan and you need to make changes but don’t want to mess up a good thing what do you do?
You do exactly what chief designer Ralph Giles and company did – fix the car’s interior and freshen the exterior so that it’s recognizable but better.
Give Mr. Giles a medal for restraint and his use of simple elegance. The 300 has only gotten better looking. It no …

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[ 25 Jun 2012 | One Comment ]

T-Mobile has reached an agreement with Verizon Wireless to buy some wireless spectrum and to swap some spectrum.
What does all of this mean?
Spectrum, basically, is “slots” on the airwaves, kind of like a radio station has. As more and more people are grabbing up phones that are more personal computer than communication device, cellphone companies need more “spectrum” to help service their needs to access the internet on the go or make video phone calls …