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  • Unu Android tablet / console hands-on (video)

    Another Android gaming console at this year’s E3? Kind of, sort of, yeah. But Unu’s (née Snakebyte) looking to set itself apart from the OUYAs, Gamesticks and M.O.J.O.s of the world (to name but a few) by becoming the “Swiss Army knife” of the space. The device isn’t so much a console as tablet that plugs into your TV, meaning that you can do pretty much whatever you can do on a standard Android slate (which, arguably, you can also do with Mad Catz’s device, but we digress).

    The tablet itself runs Android 4.2, display through a seven-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS screen. The rear sports a brushed aluminum surface and a 5-megapixel camera (with a 2.0 module on the front). Inside, you’ve got 8GB of storage and a 1.6GHz quad-core chip. Unu does Bluetooth 4.0 and has two micro-USB ports, a microSD slot and, most importantly, a mini-HDMI port, which lets you turn the thing into a living room console of sorts, by connecting it to your HDTV. If you’re feeling fancy, you can go in for the docking station, which does video out and charging — and also props the tablet up nicely, so you can watch the same thing on two displays at the same time.

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  • EA's CTO Rajat Taneja and COO Peter Moore on plans for next-gen and Origin

    EA's CTO Rajat Taneja and COO Peter Moore on plans for nextgen and the challenges of building a single identity platform

    It’s E3 time, people, and the launch of a pair of brand new consoles has the gaming world abuzz with the possibilities they bring. The success of those platforms isn’t just about the black boxes, however. Gaming publishers like Electronic Arts are building many of the games people will want to play on Xbox One and PS4. So, when we got the opportunity to speak with EA’s CTO Rajat Taneja and COO Peter Moore about the company’s plans for next-gen, we jumped at the chance.

    Rajat regaled us with tales of all the back-end work going into preparing Origin for next-gen, and chatted about the challenge of scaling up to accommodate all of the new users that will come with the new consoles. Naturally, that led to a discussion about the company’s single identity framework that allows gamers to access their EA account on any gaming platform. Meanwhile, Peter talked of the importance of Origin’s single login service, EA’s ability to produce games that take full advantage of the new capabilities of next-gen consoles and even how the lesson’s learned from the problems with Sim City will be applied to future games. You don’t have to take our word for it, though — check out the pair of videos after the break to hear for yourself first-hand.

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  • Apple revises warranty policies in France, Germany and Belgium in response to EU law

    Apple revised its warranty policy in Italy last year after being hit with a €900,000 fine for not complying with an EU-mandated two-year term, and it looks like those changes are now starting to spread further throughout Europe. The company has today revised the terms of its warranties in France, Germany and Belgium, specifying that customers are entitled to repairs and replacements of their Apple products for a full two years after purchase, and not just one as previously stated. No word yet on when the rest of the EU will see those changes, but it would now seem to be just a matter of time before other countries get the new terms as well.

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    Via: Electronista

    Source: ZDNet, 9 to 5 Mac

  • WSJ: Clearwire to endorse Dish's offer, push back vote on Sprint deal (updated)

    Well, it looks like Sprint’s letter to Clearwire Corp. didn’t adequately trash Dish Network. According to The Wall Street Journal, a special committee of Clearwire’s board will push back a shareholder vote on Sprint’s deal this Thursday and recommend that the full board endorse Dish’s buyout proposal. Needless to say, that would put a sizable wrench in Sprint’s plans to fully acquire the spectrum provider. The carrier already owns nearly half of Clearwire, and if Dish gets its way, it will become a major minority shareholder in the company. Whatever happens next, likely won’t end the drawn-out bidding war, though; Sprint has already claimed that Dish’s offer can’t legally be accepted without its consent. As always, stay tuned.

    Update: Dish just formally announced the extension of its tender offer to Clearwire, pushing back the original June 28th date to July 2nd. Skip past the break for the full release.

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    Via: All Things D

    Source: The Wall Street Journal

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