Bad weather across the country has been making headlines this past week. What is one to do when hunkered down inside because its just too darn cold to go outside? Gaming is a great way to pass the time, so says Microsoft, as it opens a blog post today detailing Xbox Games with Gold for February 2015. Like it does every month Microsoft is offering some free games to Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

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Electronic Arts finally confirmed the new Battlefield Hardline beta release date today. One had been rumored a few days back. EA has been teasing the open multiplayer beta for a couple of weeks now and today gamers have finally come to know when they will be able to take the next Battlefield title out for a spin.

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Facebook today announced a new pilot program that its running in New York City. The feature it’s testing out is called Place Tips. Users will notice it at the top of their News Feeds when they’re out on the town. Tapping on Place Tips will bring up a series of cards that will bring useful information. Users must have location services enabled to use this feature otherwise it’s of no use to them.

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Makers of the SwiftKey custom keyboard for Android have been conducting a beta test with Chinese-speaking users for quite some time now. Today they announced that SwiftKey for Android now has full support for the Chinese language. There are seven new input methods that ensures users have a choice no matter how they like to type.

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Comcast’s customer service record isn’t stellar and while you might wonder why the company doesn’t do more to improve its reputation it certainly pulls out all the stops to get some bad press. Ricardo Brown has a Comcast cable subscription and when his wife had a disagreement when trying to cancel the subscription the family started receiving monthly statements in which Ricardo’s full name had been changed to an expletive, “A**hole Brown.”

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The Gmail app has a pretty decent design and its more than capable of handling email. A few months back Google launched another app called Inbox that changes the way email is managed on a mobile device. The app still requires invites before it can be used and today is the first full day of Google providing invites for Inbox. Anyone can get an invite today if they send in their requests on time.

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htc-logoHTC has already taken steps to roll out various apps that would be pre-installed on their smartphones over on the Google Play Store, which means they can update these apps individually without having to wait for the mobile carrier to come up with an operating system update to do so – benefiting users of the handset in the progress since they will always have the latest version of said apps. Well, the Android version of the HTC Camera app has already received an update which will deliver the beta version of the Crop-Me-In feature – targeting HTC One (M8) owners, of course.

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jfoLiving with pollution – that seems to be what most of us are doing these days, especially for those of us who happen to reside in cities that are clogged up with cars and a blanket of haze that does not seem to lift – ever. Well, it seems that is the price to pay for “progress”. Here is a rather strange device that looks as though it would be better suited for medieval times – the Jacobson’s Fabulous Olfactometer, which is a helmet that lifts up a person’s lips mechanically. The reason for doing so? No, it is not meant to help you make a career out of funny faces to entertain the crowd, but rather, to detect the levels of air pollution in your immediate vicinity at a far higher level of accuracy.

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lego-helicarrierI am quite sure that many of us who have watched the Avengers, as well as other Marvel films that have the Helicarrier in there, would have been more than impressed with the architectural design and grandeur of it all. Having said that, since Lego has always been the plaything that allows the imagination of a child (and adult, of course) to go wild, here is one more to add to your Christmas wishlist – heck, any normal wishlist would do now, as waiting until Christmas might be a killer for some, in the form of the Lego SHIELD Helicarrier.

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A few months back Nokia announced a new tablet called N1. It said that this tablet would only be sold in China. When the first batch was released it sold out within minutes. This batch consisted of 20,000 units. Since then Nokia has released two more batches, and even though it didn’t say how many units were in those batches, both of them were sold out quickly as well. The one that was put up for sale today met a similar fate.

Read full post →Nokia N1 Doing Extremely Well In China