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DanCooper

by DanCooper

How would you change the OUYA (founding backer edition)?
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OUYA was one of Kickstarter’s biggest success stories, and in a way, we all felt a little chunk of pride. After all, this was a console that the community had created, which would topple Sony and Microsoft’s duopoly at the top of the gaming market, all for just $100. The higher the promises, and our expectations rose, however, the further they had to fall. When our Tim Stevens reviewed the first edition... Read more →
dave

by dave

What is the real "worst tech product of 2013"?
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The 2013 Engadget Readers' Choice awards are over! There were many winners, and one big loser. You can check out the full list of results right here: http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/20/winners-2013-engadget-awards-readers-choice/
One of the more surprising results was for the worst product of 2013. The winner of this unfortunate category?
The iPhone 5c.
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I know there's often a lot... Read more →
dave

by dave

Biggest tech misfires of 2013
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On the Engadget blog, Brian Heater sums up some of the biggest tech misfires of 2013.
  • Microsoft gets DRM-happy with the Xbox One
  • The NSA gets caught reading everyone's email
  • DMCA phone-unlocking ban is back in action
  • Pretty much everything Blackberry
  • OUYA's lukewarm launch
Is there anything missing from this list? Who do you think had a particularly rough time in 2013?
Via: ... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

Android home gaming consoles are pretty cheap, but are you buying them?
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First we had the Ouya, then came the GameStick, and now Mad Catz is letting the world know they're ready to deliver their Android console. Each one is trying to deliver a very similar experience, a cheap way of playing games on your TV. While Ouya may not use the Play Store, both GameStick and the MOJO are giving you access to Play store and its games. Ouya and GameStick are relatively inexpensive ($99 and $79) while the MOJO is a bit pricier at $250; though it should be pointed out that Mad... Read more →
frankspin

by frankspin

My predictions for consumer technology in 2013
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As the year comes to an end and CES is just around the corner, it means that the next wave of consumer electronics are about to shown to the world. In 2012 we saw a lot of improvements in different areas of tech as well some re-inventions of existing products. With 2013 upon us, let’s look ahead at what may be coming our way over the next few months and even months away.
Disclaimer: These are just my personal opinions based on what I’m reading and seeing happen right now.
* We’re already... Read more →
kris

by kris

One week left to go for the Ouya!
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The Kickstarter drive for the Ouya game console wraps up next Thursday, August 9, so if you haven't gotten your pledges in now's the time to do so.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ouya/ouya-a-new-kind-of-video-game-console
We've previously wondered if a project like Ouya could succeed, and while that answer is still forthcoming, the project has attracted a great number of interest that had led to some significant developments which will only help:
  • The big one: they've raised over $6 million,...
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kris

by kris

What should Ouya spend their extra money on?
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Ouya launched their Kickstarter yesterday, and blew through their goal of $950K in one day, reaching nearly $3 million as of the writing of this post, and there's still a month to go. With so much extra money dropped in their laps (with possibly much more forthcoming), the Ouya team sent out an email regarding their stretch goals, as in, what should they do with all the extra money, given that the initial production run is now paid for?
If you are a backer, or a potential backer, what personally,... Read more →
kris

by kris

Can an open gaming console like the Ouya succeed?
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The Ouya is an Android game console that will be open to developers, hackable by its users, and offer free games—all for an enticing $99 price tag. It's being designed by Yves Behar (OLPC, Jawbone) and has Ed Fries (Xbox), Amol Sarva (Peek), Peter Pham (Color), and Julie Uhrman (IGN) backing it up.
All of this sounds like an absolute dream, but there's a reason it's been only a dream to this point. The cheap, open console idea has been tried before, most notably with the Indrema over 10 years... Read more →