Starting in 2014, Verizon will be streaming all NFL games to mobile phone users via their NFL Mobile app in a deal worth $1 Billion. The app, available for Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone devices, can already be used to stream NBC’s Sunday Night Football games, ESPN’s Monday Night Football matches, the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football contests and content from the NFL RedZone network. Verizon first stepped into the role of being the NFL’s exclusive content provider in 2010, succeeding Sprint.
Samsung scored a point today in their ongoing legal volleys with Apple as the U.S. International Trade Commission ruled Apple violated a Samsung patent. In prevailing, the ITC awarded Samsung an import and sales ban on AT&T models of the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. You may recall a while back when ads were running showing Apple device owners using their iOS powered devices performing several functions at one time, like talking on the phone will placing an online order via the web browser. It was this ability to stream multiple data streams that triggered Samsung’s action.
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Space Eon 3D [Arcade & Action]
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Ever since the moment Project Glass debuted rumors were a buzz regarding how it would forever revolutionize the Porn industry. Visual perspective ideas were brought up, debated and it would be only a matter of time before we saw our first XXX app grace the new tech. While it’s a novel idea, it’s one that will not see the light of day. A company by the name of MiKandi who developed an app called Tit’s and Glass (seriously) took to their corporate blog today to inform the internet world that their app would not be seen on Google Glass. This comes after Google changed their policies last Friday regarding pornographic and adult content. According to them:
“We don’t allow Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material. Google has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of content with child pornography, we will report it to the appropriate authorities and delete the Google Accounts of those involved with the distribution.”
It would appear that Google is taking the “do no evil” mantra to heart. While MiKandi stated on their blog that they developed the app to Google Policy terms prior to this change it doesn’t change the fact that they have to change their app. Of course they’ve stated that the app is still live but content will be changing dramatically over the night time hours. This, along side Google’s no on facial recognition suggest that the Mountain View company means business when it comes to this project. While this ban won’t affect most people, we’re sure it’ll anger a few people.
via: Android Authority
In March of this year, streaming service Redbox Instant was launched in a partnership with Verizon to rival Netflix. Starting today, Redbox Instant is supported for Google TV. The app offers a full Redbox Instant experience, including movie streaming and the ability to rent and purchase movies through Google TV. You can even reserve movies at your local Redbox kiosk through the app.
However, at this point, there’s only support for second generation Google TV devices. If you have a compatible device, go try out RedBox Instant by downloading through the Google Play Store. There’s a one month free trial if you sign up now.
source: Google TV Blog
As smartphones have evolved, stylus-powered devices have become more and more obsolete. NVIDIA is trying to revive the popularity of styluses with their DirectStylus for Tegra 4 tablets. The DirectStylus is different because it uses a fine-tip point and allows users to draw lines of varying widths on the screen. It works along with the Direct Touch 2.0 technology that comes with the tablets that supports up to 300 scans a second to display detailed movement of the stylus.
Now that more and more phones are starting to offer non-removable batteries, portable power is becoming more popular. One of the leaders in high-performance memory, Patriot, just announced the Fuel+ line of mobile rechargeable batteries. There are seven models to choose from with the main difference being how many mAh each one offers. The Fuel+ 1500mAh is strictly for iOs devices with it’s lightening connector, but the remaining six models all provide USB ports. The Fuel+ 2200mAh (pictured below) and 3000mAh offers one USB port, while the 5200mAh, 6000mAh, 7800mAh, and 9000mAh models (pictured above) sport two USB ports, and one of them has 2.5 amps of power. All models should be available by mid-June and will carry a 2-year limited warranty. Pricing wasn’t specified.
TouchWiz is notorious for having dozens upon dozens of features that most say they would never use and turn off anyways. In Samsung’s recent ad on YouTube, they show off how their Smart Pause feature could be used in a surprisingly useful way. How are you Galaxy S 4 users liking the features of your device?
I’m not big on launchers. It’s not that I don’t think they are cool, but I usually just don’t have time to screw around with them. Well I just came across a new launcher that is not only a game changer, but one that I am happy to say that I am using full time. Have you ever seen pictures of other user’s home screens and wished you could duplicate it? I see them all the time, but I always sigh because I just don’t have the time to set things up. Well Buzz launcher is changing all of this with a very unique take on launchers. It’s one thing to download a launcher, but imagine being able to completely change the look of your home screen on the fly. In no time you will have some of the coolest looking home screens with minimal effort thanks to its huge database from other users. Buzz Launcher allows you to download other user’s cool looking home screens so you don’t have to spend a ton of time setting things up. Before you go thinking that there will probably only be a handful of choices, does over 10,000 sound like enough to you? At the same time, if you do have time and create something cool and unique, you can share it to the world as well.
Space Eon 3D is the first offering from Grim Genie Game Development. I will forewarn you that it’s not the most polished game as far as graphics go, but it’s one of the best games I have played that uses the accelerometer for controls. I have played a number of games in which the accelerometer controls your vehicle or spaceship and most of the time the sensitivity is always out of whack. Space Eon 3D’s controls are just right.
Space Eon 3D is a futuristic shooter game which has the typical storyline. You’re a pilot with no memory stuck in a warzone, and a General seems to know what’s going on and guides you. Lets face it, the storyline is secondary, so you will find yourself hitting skip. The premise is to fly through missions by shooting the bosses or other enemies. Within gameplay you can quickly boost your health or get a temporary shield by flying into the floating heart or shield. You will gain money with each mission that you can use for powerups as well. Powerups include longer lasting shields and stronger firepower. You can even hire helper ships. There are 9 achievements that will allow you to unlock 4 additional planes for your hangar.