ACM - Computers in Entertainment

April 2013 Archive

All-new FireFox OS smartphones

Source: TechCrunch

The Keon and Peak Firefox OS smartphone, released by OEM start-up Geeksphone, went out of stock in a sheer matter of hours after its debut release.
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Pizzas in a (X)box!

Source: The Verge

Microsoft partners with Pizza Hut to create a new app for the Xbox 360 where hungry gamers can order food right off their consoles.
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StrikeThree, TweetDeck You’re Out!

Source: The Next Web

Twitter has announced that come May 7th, the application TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and iPhone will cease to function.
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The $180,000 Apple Coffee for charity

Source: CNN

Sometime next year, one lucky winner and a guest will meet Apple CEO, Tim Cook, at Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. The paid price for a coffee break with Cook will be donated to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
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Bye-bye, Hand-held Game Consoles

Source: New York Times

Free smartphone and tablet gaming has surpassed playing on hand-held game consoles in terms of popularity, as detailed in IDC's "Worldwide Gaming-Optimised Hand-Held, Smartphone, and Tablet Gaming 2013-2017 Forecast."
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Amazon’s “Kindle TV”

Source: Bloomberg

Access to Amazon’s expanding video services such as Amazon Video on Demand Store will be made available through the new Amazon set-top box.
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Smartphone Power In A Matter Of Seconds

Source: BGR

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are in the midst of innovating a new wave of lithium-ion batteries that is 2,000 times more powerful than other similar technologies.
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Twitter #Music

Source: cnn

Twitter recently launched its music app synched with Spotify, Rdio or iTunes, allowing users to tweet about their favorites.
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World’s First Curved OLED Display

Source: Engadget

LG will soon launch the world’s first curved OLED television, alongside its wafer-thin 4K TVs.
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Elmo’s World Without Microsoft

Source: Wall Street Journal

Microsoft will end its series run of "Sesame Street" interactive video games, while paving way to create its own original entertainment programming.
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