CEO and co-founder Julie Uhrman leaves Ouya as Razer confirms an all-cash acquisition

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Back in April we reported that Ouya needed to find a buyer fast due to its failure to restructure its debt repayments to an investment company called TriplePoint. This was despite receiving a $10 million investment received from the Chinese company, Alibaba. Shortly after, there were rumours that the computer and gaming accessory maker, Razer, were interesting in acquiring Ouya. Confirmation that Razer had indeed acquired Ouya was posted and then swiftly removed on the  website of the investment bank, Mesa Global.

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BlackBerry willing to exit the smartphone market if profits don’t turn around

BlackBerry_Logo_033BlackBerry has taken a backseat to bigger smartphone manufacturers in the past few years, so they’ve diversified and pushed for software instead of strictly hardware. To an extent, it’s worked well for the company. Since their smartphone market share has completely plummeted and hasn’t rebounded, software seems to make the most sense, especially since BlackBerry’s major selling point is security. Read more

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge get minor software update with improved battery life

Samsung_Galaxy_S6_Edge_Front_Top_Samsung_Logo_TAT-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both receiving a minor software update that brings some performance tweaks and battery improvements. No new features or other software, unfortunately, but with battery life being one of the top complaints about the S6 and its curved counterpart, any extra juice Samsung can squeeze out of it through software optimization is welcome. Read more

Three new Motorola devices get vaguely hinted at, including the Moto X Play, Droid MAXX II, and Moto Surround

Moto_E_2015_Slanted_Motorola_Logo_Camera_Lens_01_TAThree new Motorola devices have been vaguely leaked on Twitter thanks to @evleaks, although there’s pretty much no clarification on what any of them are. The Moto X Play, Droid MAXX II, and Moto Surround were mentioned, and aside from the Droid MAXX II, there’s definitely some wiggle room for speculation on what they could end up being. Read more

When and where to watch the OnePlus 2 Live Stream launch

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As you’re probably well aware, OnePlus will be live streaming the launch of its new flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 2, later today (July 27th). As one would expect with OnePlus though, the launch isn’t exactly conventional. OnePlus gave away a bunch of VR cardboard glasses a few weeks ago, in preparation for streaming the OnePlus 2 launch in 3D. But when and where can you catch the live stream event? Read more

Samsung’s new monitors have Wireless Charging baked in

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have built-in wireless charging, so why not a monitor? That may well have been Samsung’s thinking when it comes to its newly announced SE370 Full-HD monitors. And you have to admit, it makes sense, many of us have our smartphones nearby when we sit at the computer. Wireless charging built-in to the base of the monitor would be more than handy, allowing us to keep our compatible handsets topped up as well as keeping the clutter of extra cables to a minimum.

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