We know that Pokemon is a pretty big deal in Japan. Not only do they have Pokemon-themed airplanes, they also have Pokemon Centers, and recently it was revealed that by attending a Japanese football match, attendees had the chance of winning themselves a limited edition Pokemon-themed 3DS XL.

Well it looks like the Pokemon promotions are set to continue because in conjunction with Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction, it looks like moviegoers will be able to redeem themselves a couple of Pokemon characters that they can add to their Pokemon X and Y collection.
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UbiArt Engine Powered Prince Of Persia Could Be In The Works [Rumor]It has been a while since we have seen a new Prince of Persia game, HD remakes not included, so could there be a new title in the works? Well that seems to be what French website Le Portail du Jeu Video is reporting. According to them, it seems that a new Prince of Persia title is in the works and it could be going back to its 2D roots, although thankfully with improved graphics.

Assuming that the rumors are true, this new Prince of Persia game could be taking advantage of the UbiArt engine that is used by both Rayman: Legends and the upcoming game, Child of Light. If this is true, we can only imagine that the game would look really good and would indeed be very reminiscent of how the game was back in the day of the Gameboy, except that it would have newer graphics that we can look at and appreciate.
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5 Million Xbox One Consoles Shipped To DateJust the other day we reported that the Sony PlayStation 4 had managed to sell over 7 million units around the world, but what about Microsoft’s Xbox One? The last we heard from Microsoft was back in January where they announced 3.9 million units sold to date. However Microsoft has recently posted on its blog their latest figures and according to the company, they have managed to sell 5 million Xbox One consoles since its launch.

However Microsoft did state that these sales were to retailers, so it does not necessarily mean that there are actually 5 million Xbox One consoles that have been bought be the end-user. In fact there is a good chance that number could be lower, but then again Microsoft would only supply their retailers with that many consoles only if they saw some kind of demand, right? Either way we guess it still does not match up to the PlayStation 4.
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Toshiba Shows How Project Aras Modularity Can Be Applied To WearablesGoogle’s Project Ara is a pretty unique and interesting concept. The idea is to allow users to continuously upgrade their phones and swap out parts to create the phone of their dreams. For example right now we are pretty much limited in terms of customizability. For example you might like this phone’s design, but its camera is somewhat lacking, or you like a set of features from a particular brand but feel that its hardware could be better, and so on.

Those are the kind of problems that Project Ara wants to address, but at the same time could Project Ara be applied to wearable technology as well? It turns out that Toshiba might have thought of something like that. During the Ara Developer Conference, Toshiba’s Senior VP and Technology Executive, Shardul Kazi, took to the stage where he revealed a concept in which Ara’s modular components could be taken out of the smartphone and inserted into a wearable device.
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Purchasing The OnePlus One Will Require An InviteAre you planning on getting your hands on the upcoming CyanogenMod-loaded OnePlus One handset? Well if you are, it seems that the company has recently launched some kind of invite system where you basically will need to be invited in order to be able to purchase the device. Sure the device is pretty hyped given the popularity of CyanogenMod and the fact the phone packs some pretty impressive hardware, but is that it popular to be able to pull off such exclusivity?

Maybe, maybe not, but according to the company’s explanation, this has to do more with demand and supply and it is a good way to ensure that the company has enough phones for everyone, as opposed to running out of stock and disappointing customers. The invites can be had via forums, contests, as well as invites from other OnePlus One buyers, meaning that if you wanted to get your hands on the handset, you’d have to start looking around.
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So the other day we reported that Square Enix Montreal was set to release Hitman GO on the 17th of April and sure enough they have. The game has been launched for iOS devices where it is priced at $4.99. An Android version is expected at a later date but for now, iOS users will be able to enjoy it first.

The game is a turn-based game and is very different from the original Hitman franchise. While it does a bit of stealth, the game feels more like a board game than anything. Players are tasked with certain missions in every stage where they have to ensure that they are not seen by security and try to make it to the finish point.
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Nikon 1 V3 Is Now ShippingThe Nikon 1 V3 is one of Nikon’s newer mirrorless camera models. The camera was announced back in March and the good news is that if you were thinking about getting your hands on it, reports are now saying that the camera is currently being shipped. Interested photographers will be able to get their hands on it by heading on over to Amazon’s website or B&H, although the latter does state that it is expected to begin shipping on the 24th of April.

It should also be noted that B&H is throwing in a free Nikon FT1 mount adapter, so if you don’t mind waiting an extra week, perhaps this might be a pretty good deal. That being said if you missed our earlier coverage of the camera’s launch, here’s a quick recap for you guys. The Nikon 1 V3 will pack an 18.4MP sensor. The camera will also come with built-in WiFi connectivity and will be able to record Full HD video.
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Cortana Is Off Limits To Users Aged Below 13 Years OldParents, if you’re planning on getting your child their own Windows Phone handset, you might be interested to learn that one of Windows Phone 8.1’s features, Cortana, will not be available to your kids as long as they are aged below 13 years. It has been recently discovered that users whose Microsoft account has been marked as a “child” account are not able to access Cortana.

Attempts to use the voice assistant feature will be met with a message that reads, “I’m sorry, you’ll need to be a bit older before I can help you.” Basically what this means is that if you wanted your kids to be able to use Cortana, the Microsoft account that they sign in with needs to be yours, otherwise they’d be out of luck, at least until they turn 13.
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The next time you plan on “liking” a particular company on Facebook, you might want to think twice because thanks to certain legal wordings, it seems that by doing so, you could be giving up the right to sue the company for any wrongdoing. This does not mean that you cannot have complaints about the company’s products or services, it’s just that if you wanted to sue them because of it, you can’t.

Liking A Companys Facebook Page Could Potentially Void Your Right To Sue ThemIt depends from company to company, but it has recently been noticed that General Mills, the company behind cereals such as Cheerios and Chex, as well as other brands like Bisquick and Better Crocker, have recently updated their privacy. The new policy indicates that if a customer has a dispute with them and who has ever received anything that could be construed as a benefit, like an online discount code/coupon, their right to sue is essentially waived.

Instead customers are expected to submit their complaints via information negotiation via email, or go through arbitration to seek relief. According to General Mills, “Please note we also have new legal terms which require all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration.”
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Galaxy S5 ReviewOne of the most anticipated smartphone of 2014 has landed. Announced at MWC 2014, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is now available in retail and scores of people have already upgraded. If you are reading this, it means that you are still sitting on the fence and doing some homework to see if this is the ideal smartphone for you.

As any high-profile device, the Galaxy S5 generates excitement, passion and sometime controversy. The expectations can run high and any disappointment can become noisy and virulent. However important, expectations don’t make a product good or bad, but a solid set of functions (or the lack of) can.

In this review, I will put focus on real-world use case, and share with you my experience of using the GS5 as my primary phone. Ready?
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