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May 2014 Archive


Best Buy to Host Super Smash Bros. Demos in U.S.

By Sefra Orlick
Source: Siliconera

This coming June, over 100 Best Buy stores will be hosting playable demos of the highly anticipated Nintendo game, Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS.
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ZeniMax Sues Oculus

By Lance Hosaka
Source: Kotaku

In a turn of events that was bound to happen, ZeniMax Media Inc is suing Oculus Rift.
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Oculus Rift to come to Chuck E. Cheese

By Lance Hosaka
Source: ScrewAttack

It looks like virtual reality may come to the kids sooner then we think, and in a place where they can enjoy pizza and the company of a man-sized mouse. It has been announced that Oculus games will be coming to the kid’s restaurant/arcade Chuck E Cheese.
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Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts

By Sefra Orlick
Source: Billboard

Billboard and Twitter launched their new Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts. These new charts are designed to redefine the way fans influence and interact with popular content via ranking popular songs that are shared on Twitter in the United States.
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Microsoft Still Lagging Behind in Xbox One Sales in Comparison to Sony’s PS4

By Lance Hosaka
Source: Gamasutra

Microsoft reports they have sold a grand total of 115,000 Xbox One units in April, putting them behind the sales of Sony’s PS4 units. I
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Twitch TV Bought Out by YouTube

By Lance Hosaka
Source: Variety

Google continues to bolster its’ assets by having YouTube buy Twitch TV for the price of $1 billion. While not formally announced by Google yet, this is actually their biggest purchase since their original acquisition of YouTube back in 2006.
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Tilt-Sensor on Smart Phones Can Now Track You

By Sefra Orlick
Source: MIT Technology Review

Researchers are now saying that the tilt-sensor, which changes the orientation of the screen when tilted, on smart phones can now identify you.
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Major iPhone Security Flaw Leaves Emails Vulnerable

By Sefra Orlick
Source: CNN Technology News

According to German security expert Andreas Kurtz, Apple does not encrypt email attachments on the iPhone or iPad despite assuring customers that it does.
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The Future of Netflix with 4K Streaming

By Sefra Orlick
Source: WebProNews

Just last month, Netflix began to offer Ultra High Definition 4K streams.
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Oculus VR acquired by Facebook for $2 billion

By Sefra Orlick
Source: Graphic Speak

Oculus’ product, Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset has been acquired by Facebook for $2 billion.
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