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  • EA cancels college football title for 2014 amid ongoing legal disputes, lack of NCAA support (update)

    EA cancels college football title for 2014 amid ongoing legal disputes, lack of NCAA support

    A few months back, EA Sports announced that the 2014 installment of its wildly popular college football franchise wouldn’t carry the NCAA label after the governing body chose not to renew its licensing contract. Today, the gaming outfit has announced that there will not be a campus-packed release… at all. Admitting that the choice was “profoundly disappointing,” GM of American Football for EA Sports Cam Weber cited lawsuits with sutdent-athletes over the use of their likeness without compensation as a cause for the decision. Of course, this is compounded by the NCAA and a number of conferences (Big Ten, SEC and Pac-12 included) no longer supporting the game. “The ongoing legal issues combined with increased questions surrounding schools and conferences have left us in a difficult position – one that challenges our ability to deliver an authentic sports experience,” Weber wrote in a blog post. EA also pledged a commitment to NCAA Football 14 that’s already in consoles of the faithful where, no matter what, Johnny Football is still celebrating the same way.

    Update: Moments after EA posted the above news, the company announced that it and the CLC (Collegiate Licensing Company) had settled “all claims” with Sam Keller and Ed O’Bannon for using their names and more. This leaves the NCAA as the remaining defendant in the lawsuit over use of player likenesses. For more on the filing, consult the coverage links that follows.

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    Source: Electronic Arts

  • Netflix's highest quality 'Super HD' 1080p video streams are available everywhere

    Feeling left out because your internet provider isn’t on board with Netflix’s Open Connect program that provides access to its Super HD high-bitrate 1080p streams? Let that feeling of abandonment go, as the company has announced all of its customers (with compatible players) now have access to the higher quality video (and, in the US, 3D). According to Netflix the move is based on a combination of performance data and member requests, although we’ll consider ourselves unofficial beta testers after a glitch temporarily switched it on for all providers back in August. Netflix is going to keep pushing its Open Connect platform, and reminds users that actually getting the video streams with less compression depends on the network connection available. Let us know if you’re seeing a few new shades and sharper edges in OITNB, or if things have stayed pretty much the same.

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    Source: Netflix Super HD

  • Facebook finally allows you to edit your embarrassing tyops, er, typos

    DNP Facebook finally allows you to edit your embarrassing typos

    If you’ve ever written “poo” instead of “pool” or “duck” instead of, er, “suck” in your Facebook status updates, then we’ve got good news for you. At long last, you can finally edit your post after it’s been published, a feature that was previously only reserved for the comments. As you can see in the screenshot above, simply click on the downward arrow on the top right to reveal the Edit Post option. So far we’re able to edit our Facebook posts on the web, and we hear that an update with the editing feature should arrive for the Android app today and the iOS one some time soon. The Android version also adds emoticons to status updates, a view of upcoming events on Pages and the ability to create and share photo albums on the phone. Don’t think you can get away scot-free with the Edit option though, as an “Edited” link underneath will open a pop-up window of the edit history, so you still might want to be careful with what you post.

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    Via: TechCrunch

    Source: Facebook (Google Play)

  • Engadget HD Podcast 368 – 09.26.13

    Engadget HD Podcast 347 - 04.30.13

    Ben spent the last week getting used to the iPhone 5s’ Touch ID, while Richard advanced his career in GTA V. Fret not, however, because they still managed to keep tabs on all the latest HD news. Set aside an hour and get caught up yourself by streaming episode 368 below.

    Hosts: Ben Drawbaugh, Richard Lawler

    Producer: Joe Pollicino

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