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Transformer Book T100 Shipping with HDD Keyboard Dock, Now an Even Better Value

image01We’re pretty big fans of ASUS hardware; and while they’ve always been known for their high-end build and design, they’re also gaining attention for their pricing…

ASUS has just announced that the Transformer Book T100 will now include a keyboard dock with 500GB of built-in storage–so now you not only have everything you need to seamlessly convert from tablet to laptop mode with a ton of internal storage, you also have one of the best ultra-book values on the market, with an MSRP of $399. The Transformer Book T100 includes a 10.1″ HD display, quad-core Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and 11 hours of battery life–not to mention the ability to instantly “transform” from PC to tablet mode by removing it from its dock. We’ll have more on the T100 once we get our hands on one–but for now, you can check out the details and the full PR after the jump.

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Amazon’s smartphone reportedly favors tilting gestures over buttons

After leaking the first photos of a prototype, BGR is back today claiming to have more details about Amazon’s upcoming smartphone. That includes a deeper look at the unique gestures and tilt-based user interface made possible by the four infrared cameras on the front of the device. Suffice it to say, you’re going to be tilting this phone early and often.

Amazon’s proprietary cameras and head-tracking system will work alongside various sensors to create a 3D effect as the device is shifted around in your hand. “By tilting the handset in different directions while the device is in use, Amazon’s interface will display additional information on the screen without the user having to touch or tap anything,” BGR says. That may sound…

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Rip Curl’s new watch tallies waves, tracks speed in the surf

Whether you’re a runner, swimmer or cyclist, there are plenty of fitness tracking wearables to choose from, ripe with features to help you make the most of a morning run or laps at the YMCA. But what about something for the surfer? Well, Rip Curl…

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You can now pay for your Domino’s Pizza with Google Wallet

Domino’s has already made it pretty easy to order your favorite pizza using your smartphone, but today things are getting even simpler for US Android device owners. Today the company confirmed that it’s added Google Wallet to the list of supported…

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Apple and Google escalate their battle for exclusive mobile games

Both Apple and Google are aggressively pursuing game developers in hopes of locking down exclusivity on upcoming titles, according to The Wall Street Journal. As a reward for their loyalty, publishers like Electronic Arts, Gameloft, and ZeptoLabs are offered prominent placement on the App Store and Google Play for exclusive content. Neither company offers money or direct financial incentives to sway developers, but they don’t really need to; a spot on the landing page of either app store can lead to an enormous sales boost for any game.

Such was the case when Apple and EA reportedly agreed to a three-month exclusivity window for the hotly anticipated Plants vs. Zombies 2. But some developers have resisted Apple’s pursuits and enticing…

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Break Every Bone In Your Body (In A Fun Way) With Trials Fusion

The infuriatingly difficult but hugely addictive Trials series comes to next-gen consoles with Trials Fusion. The new game (for which you can check out the launch trailer above) offers an unlimited array of obstacles and challenges for you to throw yourself into as you race against the clock. The new physics system now incorporates tricks and you can also race your friends in your own specially created tracks.

Trials Fusion is available now on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PS4 with the PC version coming April 24

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PS4 Cracks 7 Millions Sales Worldwide

ps4-large-580x412Well at this point, it may be clear who the strongest contender in terms of sales is for this console generation. The PlayStation 4 has this month surpassed 7 million sales worldwide in the almost 6 months since its North American début, outselling the Xbox One. However the Sony console is currently available in 72 countries while the Xbox One has yet to launch in all of its planned markets. That said it’s still an impressive achievement for the PS4 and SCE President Andrew House says that Sony are looking forward to “delivering new user experiences that inspire and engage”.

You can check out the full Sony press release after the jump.

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Burger King Gets Upgraded Wifi Courtesy of AT&T

Screen Shot 2014-04-16 at 10.18.50 AMWith wireless internet access playing more of a role in our daily lives, it should come as no surprise that the places that we shop and eat are making a greater effort to be “more connected;” after all, the longer customers stick around to surf the web, the more likely they are to make more purchases. Starbucks got on the WiFi bandwagon pretty early, and it wasn’t long before McDonald’s followed suit–and now Burger King, with help from AT&T, has just upgraded its free WiFi service in all of its U.S. locations. Dubbed Whopper Wi-Fi, the upgraded service promises not only better connectivity, but also an easier and more customizable setup for customers. How does it all work? I’ll let you know on this week’s episode of YourTechReport Radio; because if having a Whopper and fries helps me bring our readers and listeners the information they need, I’m more than willing to put in the time.

Click past the jump for the full PR…

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Sid Meier Taking Us Beyond Earth In New Civilization Title This Fall

No, Firaxis. No, you can’t do this to me. I barely managed to pull myself out of the hole I was in last time. Now there’s space involved… Fine, I accept my fate. …. *ahem* So this weekend at PAX East, 2K and Firaxis announced the next big title in the Civilization franchise. Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth takes off from where most Civilization games end–as the human race sets off into space to find new worlds to colonize. The launch trailer above certainly sets the scene for a very different Civilization setting than we’ve seen before…

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is scheduled to become a massive time sink for Windows, Mac and Linux this fall.

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Xbox One System Update Brings Friends Notifications And More

13860588215_589a6510f8_oThe April update for the Xbox One should be rolling out to consoles right about now. This new update brings a few much requested features to the Microsoft console including notifications that show when your friends sign in to Xbox Live–so no more constantly checking the Friends app to see if people have come online. According to Major Nelson’s blog the full list of features included in the update is as follows:

  • Game and app saves and updates. A game save progress bar will show you the status of your game saves. You will also be able to easily tell what games and apps are being updated or have been updated recently.
  • Friends improvements. Notifications will be added to see when favorites and friends sign in to Xbox Live. This was one of the most frequently requested features, so we made it a priority to include it in this update. Also, friends who are in multiplayer will be identified in the friends list.
  • Kinect voice and motion improvements will continue to be fine-tuned for quality and reliability of Xbox One commands. For example, we’ve updated some of the gesture functionality to reduce false positives on non-hand objects triggering gesture commands.
  • Improved GameDVR video quality through compression algorithm improvements.
  • Blu-ray player supports 50 Hz video output for content recorded at 50 Hz. We’ll also be updating the Blu-ray Player app in the coming days to round out these improvements.
  • Controller and headset adaptor firmware updates will reduce audio static and improve wireless connectivity.
  • Silent reboot after system updates and system update on demand now available. If your console is in Instant On mode, the update will happen automatically and return to standby upon completion. This means you won’t need to power on your console after an update moving forward. If you want to take future updates when available without waiting for your console to do it on its own, we’ve added this option under system settings and you’ll be able to use it next update. It will only show as available when there is an update to take.

The update should be available now or within the next few days as it rolls out to all regions.

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