Turn your smartphone into a microphone with Singstar for PlayStation 4

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 8 months ago)

The hit kareoke game Singstar will be launched on PlayStation 4 later this year, and it's bringing a number of changes with it - including losing its microphones. Instead, the microphones will make way for your smartphone! The new Singstar will launch with a mobile app that will link to the game, and can be used as a microphone. The app will also work with the PS3 version of the game upon launch, and will link to a huge number of other songs online. The app will be available for both iOS and Android devices, although Windows Phone could be an option as well soon enough. 

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Oculus Rift being sued for poaching tech

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 8 months ago)

Oculus Vr is being sued by ZeniMax, the company behind id Software and Bethesda, for allegedly infringing on the company's trademarks and patents as far as their virtual reality technology is concerned. The company described the basis for the suit to the press, which was filed following a letter sent to both Oculus VR and parent company Facebook:

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Facebook will soon be able to identify your favorite shows and bands

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 8 months ago)

Facebook has announced that it will soon be rolling out a new audio fingerprinting feature, in the style of music recognition service Shazam. The Facebook mobile app will be equipped with an audio fingerprinting tool. Say you enjoy Breaking Bad. While watching Walt and Jesse on their latest caper, all you have to do is click a button within the app. The service will come into play there, identifying the audio and, with that, taking you to a forum where you can discuss What Walt Did Next with fellow Breaking Bad lovers.

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FCC chairman: Internet fast lane would be "commercially unreasonable"

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 8 months ago)

Despite what the Federal Communications Commission has voted to consider, its chairman has noted that the agency could very well move to block the rise of Internet fast lanes, as opposed to introduce them. Tom Wheeler has acknowledged that Internet providers would be unbalancing a "virtuous cycle" by introducing charges to companies in order to allow them to clamp down on what is otherwise free-flowing information. The chairman also said the FCC would have the legal authority to intervene should ...

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China bans Windows 8 from government computers

Posted by: Jennifer Cefai (3 years, 8 months ago)

Microsoft has been dealt a huge blow today, with the announcement that the Chinese government has chosen to ban Windows 8 from its inhouse computers. The Central Government Procurement Center issued the ban based on using energy-saving products, something it announced on its website last week. The official Xinhua news agency said the ban was there to protect computer security following Microsoft's withdrawal of support for Windows XP, which is still heavily used in China. 

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